Best of Boston

Best Martini

2003 Best Martini

The Bar, Ritz-Carlton, Boston

Boston
Something about the way the light from the fireplace hits this wood-paneled room sharpens the taste buds. And something about the cushy, tapestry-covered seating relaxes […] read more»
1999 Best Martini

Bristol Lounge

Boston
First, a point of order: A proper martini will never, ever be preceded by an adjective. Not chocolate, not raspberry, not blue velvet, not anything. […] read more»
1998 Best Martini

Bristol Lounge

Boston
The only difference between one cold glass of gin and another is where it’s served and how (assuming, of course, it’s good gin to begin […] read more»
1997 Best Martini

The Bristol Lounge

Boston
Stripped down to its raw form, a martini is just a stiff belt of gin, which any jamoke can pull off a no-name bottle in […] read more»
1983 Best Martini, Traditional

Legal Sea Foods

Boston
With the Ritz in the Hall of Fame, Legal is next in line. Boissière vermouth and Beefeaters gin. read more»
1983 Best Martini, New Wave

The Ice-Blue Martini at Copley Plaza Hotel

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1982 Best Martini

Ritz Bar

Boston
And they’ve improved the peanuts, too. read more»
1981 Best Martini

Ritz Bar

Boston
This is a perennial, and while you might be able to get more booze for your money elsewhere, you’ll not get the ambience, service, and […] read more»
1980 Best Martini

Bay Tower Room

Boston
And, honestly, we weren’t influenced by the view. read more»
1979 Best Martini

The Ritz Carlton Hotel Bar

Boston
We acknowledge the perennial favorite of our readers. Served in tiny glass decanters. read more»
1978 Best Martini

Hilltop Steak House

Saugus
Two of these will blot out the thundering herd. read more»
1975 Best Martini

The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Locke-Ober’s

Boston
A tossup between the gem crafted by the Ritz and the beauty blended at Locke-Ober’s. Both are flawless creations—cold and so dry that, by comparison, […] read more»
1974 Best Martini

the Ritz Hotel

Boston
Until recently the Ritz had no competition in the Great Martini Race. Now the Cafe Vendome has come up with its own Superdrink, which could […] read more»