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Monday - March 20, 2006

Tapas and Martinis

Saturday night, we went to Oliver Twist: Tapas Restaurant & Martini Lounge. I was a little hesitant, but overall I enjoyed the experience. The food was actually very good, although the portions were smaller than I would have preferred for the price. Lara and I ordered the warm flatbread, fried cheese raviolis, and the seared shrimps with garlic. (yes that's their pluralization, not mine).

On the martini side, I wasn't as impressed. Prices ranged from $8-$10. I had the Frappatini, with Starbucks Liquor, and Lara had several different fruity drinks. I think her favorite was the Seduction, aka Grasshopper. With names like Passion, Seduction, Dozen Roses, and Sorority Girl, they're obviously catering towards women, and I think all the women had a great time. Men should only go here if they're taking a date, although they do have a 'regular' bar on one end of the restaurant complete with plasma TVs. I periodically kept up with the NCAA games while I was there.

The atmosphere and decor is interesting. Couches and large pillows line the edge of the restaurant, and various fabrics hang on the walls and ceiling. It has a very Middle Eastern/Moroccan feel. Around 9:30 we were even entertained by a belly dancer. Overall, I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5.

Posted by jcraven at March 20, 2006 11:53 AM