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May 12, 2009 10:05 AM

Jersey Shore Martini

My wife is looking for a place to go out with the girls for martini's. Not nessecarily a martini bar, but someone with a good variety of martini's. Any suggestions? Preferrably southern Monmouth County, Upper Ocean County.


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  1. Surprisingly, the best martinis I have had of late have come from chain restaurants: Bonefish Grill (Brick), Cheescake Factory (Freehold) with an honorable mention going to Tiffany's (Toms River). All have an extensive martini selection which I'm sure will be a hit with your wife and her girlfriends. Good Luck.

    1. Assuming that your wife and company are looking for the modern incarnation of the martini. i.e., vodka-based, sweet, flavored, etc. The Mill in Spring Lake Heights does a $5 martini happy hour with half-priced apps. It's a nice space with a good view.

      If, however, I am wrong and the ladies are looking for a decent "true" martini, they have to travel. The Watermark and Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park have a couple of premium gins to select from, better than most places. Neither uses good vermouth. Trinity in Keyport has the best gin selection I know of, Noilly vermouth, I believe, and at least one kind of bitters. Best "martini" spot in Monmouth county.

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      1. re: MGZ

        Thanks you both for the quick replies. You are correct in your assumption. She does prefer vodka based sweet style. I am sure most of the other girls are the same. Bonefish is actually her favorite, with their pomegranite martini...

        Thanks again for the suggestions.

        1. re: MGZ

          I'll second MGZ's recommendation of Watermark. They make an excellent cocktail. That being said, it doesn't have a dedicated martini menu.

          1. re: bgut1

            Wonder if Watermark purposely made it's website annoying and hard to read?

        2. How about Shipwreck in Brielle?