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Melisande Jul 11, 1999 11:20 AM

Next week, I want a GOOD martini.

I have suggestions so far of: Temple and Clementine.

Any comments on the above two or does anyone have even better altenatives? Way downtown is where we'll be.

Grazie in advance.

  1. r
    r.l. johnson Jul 12, 1999 01:22 PM

    Temple is as the kids would say the bomb place for a
    martini. other places of note include the greatest bar
    on earth in the world trade center which is a little
    too touristy for me and kastro on 5th st (i think) in
    the east village here you'll find no tourists but alot
    of people who seem to have the sniffels and go to the
    bathroom alot (wink, wink)

    1. p
      pat hammond Jul 12, 1999 09:57 AM

      Very unusual and delcious martinis at Tabla. pat

      1. s
        stephen kaye Jul 11, 1999 11:41 AM

        temple bar is very good, so is baby jakes, app. 1st and 1ave.

        5 Replies
        1. re: stephen kaye
          Rachel Hope Jul 11, 1999 03:55 PM

          My boyfriend recently visited Temple Bar with a
          colleague for a couple of post-work martinis, and I
          can honestly report that this beer-loving Englishman
          (my boyfriend) came home drunker than I have ever seen
          him in four years, with all of his fingernails painted
          in sparkly nail polish. The colleague got equally
          drunk, was cut off at the bar, then attempted to bike
          home but fell off and so chained the bike somewhere
          and has not since found it, nor does he remember
          anything at all about the evening. All this from four
          martinis. I post this as a warning and a
          recommendation: the martini's are fantastic, but very
          very large -- proceed with caution.

          1. re: Rachel Hope
            rebecca Jul 14, 1999 03:55 PM

            Had a great gimlet at temple, and tasted a gret
            martini, and it wasn't smoky in there! Had an amazing
            margarita at Tabla and guess that their martinis are
            great. also had a great cosmopolitan on the upper west
            side at The Works.

            1. re: rebecca
              Gini Jul 20, 1999 06:00 PM

              Try Blackbird on 49th between Pk and Mad. Dale
              DuGrof, master mixologist. Restaurant sucks, but the
              drinks are great!

          2. re: stephen kaye
            Frank Language Jul 11, 1999 07:34 PM

            stephen kaye writes:

            "temple bar is very good, so is baby jakes, app. 1st
            and 1ave"

            Baby Jake's doesn't exist anymore; you might want to
            try Baby Jupiter, at 170 Orchard (at Stanton); same
            owner, but I can't guarantee the same bartender.

            1. re: stephen kaye
              myke Jul 12, 1999 12:36 PM

              baby jake's is no longer.temple bar is the way to go.

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