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Martinis Fine Food & Club Ultra

2132 Lorna Ridge Lane, Hoover
"Unpretentious elegance, high-casual fine dining," reports City Scene, with a retro ambience featuring vintage photos of stars from the '40s through the '60s and appropriate music from the period. Extensive martini list. City Scene gave high marks to jumbo lump crab cakes, house-made boursin cheese (fried golden brown with grilled shrimp), carpetbagger ribeye with au gratin potatoes and bearnaise sauce, day boat Gulf black grouper with wild mushroom risotto and artichoke butter sauce, white chocolate bread pudding with whiskey sauce. Dinner only; late-night menu; live piano Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Reservations suggested. The restaurant adjoins the Ultra Lounge nightclub, which has a large dance floor.

Posted on Friday, June 1, 2007 at 10:55AM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments7 Comments

Reader Comments (7)

The food here is amazing. Don't plan on eating here after 8:30 or so, because when the party starts next door, the booming bass will have you wanting to get your food "to-go"

July 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJerrica

What a wonderful dining exxperience my family and I had at Martini's last night for my birthday celebration! The atmosphere was nice (although the a/c was really cranked up and my daughter and I were very chilly!). Our waiter, Blair, was very attentive and even "escorted" me to the ladies room when I asked him where it was. The food was delicious- I could have made a meal of the asparagus alone! Thought it was a little pricey- the least expensive entree was a $23 chicken breast. We had a party of 4- no drinks, appetizer or desserts and our tab was $110.00! Will reserve this as a place to celebrate only special ocassions!

August 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSue

First off the food is amazing and the service is the best around! Blair the restaurant manager is clearly a professional and really goes the extra mile to make for a wonderful experience. Great atmosphere and pure class. The best part of all is after you finish your delicious meal you can walk next door to the Club Ultra and dance those calories away with great music supplied by their resident DJ, Breaks. His mixing is flawless and his eclectic grooves will keep the party going all night. This club is the best in Birmingham by far, Ultra has set the gold standard and all the other clubs are scrambling to catch up. No need to go downtown anymore, this double threat has it all. Give it a try and find out what all the hype is about.

September 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTony Bruno

My husband and I ate dinner here last night. All, I can say is Wow. We were both very impressed with our dinners. We started with the crab cake appetizers. YUMMY. I had the carpet bagger ribeye. It was excellent.I haven't had a steak this good out in a long time. I was so impressed. My husband had the grouper and his plate was clean. I had every intention of trying the dessert, but I was way too full. Hopefully next time. I know we will definitely go back. I haven't been this impressed with a meal in a long time.

November 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Davis

Martini has the best food in town. I can't wait to go back!

January 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTodd

We ate at Martini's with a dinner party from our company and everyone was so impressed! I did not hear a single unsavory comment from anyone about anything; everything was delicious. I had the ribeye, which was outstanding and our table had the crab cakes, boursin cheese and filet quesadillas for appetizers, and all were some of the best we've ever tasted. The flavors in the various appetizers and entrees were incredible. Even the homemade bread they brought out before our entrees was awesome. I can't wait to take my wife back there for a dinner date....some of the best food I've had in a long time.

January 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJC

Frankly, food was disappointing, overpriced, and frankly service was plan bad. I am sorry but, it should have been as good as the place looked. This was horrible, and I strongly do not recommend Martini's in Hoover. I am certain that they need to stick to being a nightclub and get out of the food business. I spoke to Tony the Manager, nice guy, however they are struggling. I really wish these guys the best, please bring the price point to realty and improve on service and food quality. GARY I

March 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGary Ivy

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