I recently was in the neighborhood of Mr. V’s Bar and Grill. I had been in this bar many times in the pre-blog past. But my recent travels had not brought me in the vicinity. So this time I looked forward taking notes on their Martini.
First I should mention that Mr. V’s is located in a small strip mall tucked behind a gas station in a mostly residential part of suburbia. About as innocuous of a location as you could possibly find. You could easily drive right by it an miss it. Parking can be a problem, but they do offer free valet.
The decor is classic: lots of wood, tall booths with high backed seats, and real flowers at the table. A good place for a romantic date.
The food is excellent, the menu is extensive, the service is prompt and friendly. The bar itself is very well stocked with a good selection of cognacs.
But the Martini is what I came for and I was very pleased. The martini was large, cold, dry, and excellently shaken. Did I mention large. Poured to the rim in a very large chilled martini glass. This is not a place for dainty or wimpy stems. In fact one has to be very careful with the first sips so as not to spill.
Its a little out of the way and easy to miss, but it is worth a visit for the food and the martini. In fact, it’s worth a visit just for the martini.