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good places for martinis in DC?

Foodgeek Jan 3, 2007 02:05 PM

In particular...a friend wants frozen apple martinis. Any ideas?

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    Pappy Jan 3, 2007 02:14 PM

    That sounds more like a dessert than a martini.

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      Foodgeek Jan 3, 2007 02:30 PM

      Sure does....like a frozen fruity margarita. Like I said...I'm asking for someone else.

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        bensherman Jan 3, 2007 03:46 PM

        If you want a fine martini, this is the best town to get one. Any of the big name K street steak houses will pour you a fine one. Palm, Caputal Grille, Morton's, Old Ebbit..

        If you want a frozen concoction involving fruit, TGIFridays will do you fine job.

        I don't want to sound like a douche, but 'martini' and 'frozen' should not be words used to describe the same drink.

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          S. Andrew Miller Jan 3, 2007 08:52 PM

          I have to agree 100%. It is one of my biggest pet peeves to see anything and everything poured in to a cocktail glass called a "martini."

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          MrsWheatie Jan 3, 2007 03:52 PM

          Try Matchbox in Penn Qtr, they have a whole slew of martini wanna be concotions.

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            Foodgeek Jan 3, 2007 05:10 PM

            Thanks guys. I'll give her the Matchbox rec. I can't make a TGIF rec...I just can't. :)

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              gooseterp Jan 4, 2007 06:38 PM

              Umm I don't know about the Frozen but Heritage India (on Connecticut) has $4 martinis (including a green apple one) and half price appetizers at their happy hour from 5-7 PM. You can get a few quick decent bites on the cheap

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                AlliantK Jan 4, 2007 06:48 PM

                I have really enjoyed the various Maritinis and mixed cocktails at Zola...though I doubt they have Frozen Apple Martinis (I've never heard of that!). I also really like the atmosphere at Zola's.

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                  sweetpotater Jan 4, 2007 07:55 PM

                  Blue Duck Tavern has a drink they call Apple Sparkle or something in their very nice cocktail lounge - apple liquor and champagne and vodka....very delicious.

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                    bensherman Jan 5, 2007 12:28 PM

                    Wait wait. I just figured this out...

                    By "friend" you mean "me!"

                    The matchbox suggestion is a good one. Their brioche miniburgers should go well with whatever concoction you wish.

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                      Foodgeek Jan 6, 2007 12:56 PM


                      If the request was for me...I'd own up to it. :) The request was for a coworker who said she missed some place in NYC where she used to get the stuff...and I gave her the Matchox reccomendation...at the point where I thanked you guys. Any additional discussion isn't actually getting to her.

                      1. RobertM Jan 7, 2007 01:55 PM

                        The best old style place with great drinks, and service, is the Mayflower Hotel. They have a side entrance on Desales street at Conn Ave. Called The Town & Country.
                        They have a Martinis menu, and you can spring any where in the area for diner or other events.

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