Monday, April 5, 2010

Restaurant Review: Clifton Martini and Wine Bar

Why do I love Cleveland?  New interesting places to explore.

Saturday night my girlfriends and I started our girls night out at a new Cleveland restaurant and bar, the Clifton Martini and Wine Bar.  Located at 10427 Clifton Blvd this place has a great atmosphere and a fantastic outdoor eating space.  The wine list had lots of choices and the martini list was very unique.  The martinis were all delicious.  Collectively we tried "The Clifton"- a pretty standard vodka martini, "The Partini" which was a fruity concoction, "The Greek"- a martini made with olive juice, peperoncini juice, and a plethora of other ingredients, "The Manhattan"- a Manhattan in a martini glass (very strong!), and a Bloody Mary inspired martini as well.

Their menu consists of several shareable appetizers and small plates that were reasonably priced.  My favorite was the Calamari which we ordered "angry style" which meant it had a bit of a bite to it.  We also shared the bread plate and a meat and cheese board.  I ordered the bruschetta which was good, but had more onion that I would have liked.

Overall I really enjoyed our experience.  I can't wait to find another new spot in Cleveland to explore.

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