Editor Pick of the Week: Bartini

I’m a big martini lover, but don’t stop reading if you aren’t because there is much more to offer at Bartini than a -tini; their happy hour is not to miss.

During happy hour, about three menu pages worth of sips are discounted. Check out their half-priced specialty martinis but don’t forget about their craft cocktails. I will say, though, the specialties are pretty fruity, except the Diablo which will make you believe someone tossed a flamethrower in your mouth. Besides that, there is a full bar with options for classic martinis and cocktails at regular, reasonable menu prices.

The fare is why I am making Bartini my pick of the week. During HH you and friends can stuff yourselves with food from the restaurant next door, Urban Fondue. Choose from four different types of cheese fondue–which comes with bread bits–and add a dipping item for under $15; my favorite was the brie and gorgonzola with dipping sausage.

The service was impeccable and the location is great for starting a night out. Definitely get there right when HH starts otherwise you might be waiting for a table. But if you do arrive to find a trail of people out the door, wait; it will be worth it.