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Ja Rule, Shay & Ivy
Credit: Evan Rosenberg

How amazing is it when your restaurant is still in its infancy stages and a major music superstar shows up to dine and enjoy themselves with the crowd?  This is what happened earlier this week when one of the newest additions to the Flatiron district, Shay & Ivy, welcomed hip-hop legend Ja Rule to its location.  Here’s what happened.

Shay & Ivy happens to be one of our favorite restaurants we have reviewed in 2016.  We checked it out earlier this month, and it is very easy to see why celebrities of all types would want to inhabit this location as the ambiance, new American cuisine provided by chef Bradley Warner, and masterfully executed one of a kind cocktails make this one of the places to go to in 2017.

Ja Rule showed up with his beautiful wife and manager while dining on some of Shay & Ivy’s best dishes including their Grilled Chicken with Pumpkin Farro, Ginger Miso Steak (their steak is seriously the bomb), and some tasty cheesecake for dessert.  You can’t have all this good food without some delicious drinks, so Ja Rule and company enjoyed some Pinot Grigio and Ketel One Red Bull Shots of Don Julio Silver and Lemon Drops.

While they were there, Ja Rule discussed an upcoming event in 2017 that he will be part of called Fyre Festival, happening in the Bahamas.  You can find more information about that here.

This isn’t the first sighting of celebrities at Shay & Ivy.  While I was there a couple of weeks ago, we spotted “Shahs of Sunset” star Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi dining with some friends and seeming very happy and amicable throughout.  Then again, when you are being served some wonderful cuisine in a great environment, why wouldn’t you feel this way?  We certainly did, and hope that Shay & Ivy will continue to grow and bring in more celebrities and the masses in 2017 and beyond.

For more information on Shay & Ivy, check out their official site.