Before fine dining, the only way to have a meal with atmosphere was to go into space with an astronaut, resulting in strained tête-à-tête about which wines pair best with moon cheese. Avoid a NASA snooze-fest with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of drinks and elegant fare at the Martini Club on Central Avenue.
Within the Martini Club's elegant confines, opulent chandeliers and blazing fireplaces illuminate brick walls and lustrous wooden floors, making it a posh place to pick over an eclectic menu rife with Cuban, American, Italian, Japanese, and other nations’ flavors. The spacious wrap-around bar doles out more martinis than you can slosh a glass at, and entrees such as the tuna tartar ($11) and steak brochettes ($12) demand taste buds’ attention. A sushi bar adds Japanese fresh-fish artistry to Martini Club's repertoire of world tastes. The seclusion of several intimate dining nooks ensconced by velvet burgundy curtains make Martini Club a romantic setting for admissions of love or twinning. Martini Club is open Thursdays through Sundays.
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Yelpers give Martini Club an average of 3.5 stars:
3124 N Central Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60641Get Directions