Martini's 15315 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, 216-221-7494.
"I like to have a martini, two at the very most. After three, I'm under the table. After four, I'm under the host." In that case, we can only imagine how writer and bon vivant Dorothy Parker would react to the 125 martini-inspired drinks offered at this cozy Lakewood restaurant. There are chocolate martinis, espresso martinis, and ones made with liqueurs and fruits. For the purists, there's a snazzy little number made with Tanqueray 10, vermouth, and Maytag-blue-stuffed olives. If you don't like blue cheese, get your olives stuffed with pimiento, garlic, roasted red pepper, onion, citrus, anchovy, or jalapeño. Don't like olives? Try pickled carrots, cocktail onions, or cornichons instead. Not big on gin or vodka? Go for the scotch- or bourbon-laced Manhattans, the sipping tequilas, or the expansive wine list. Dorothy was a sophisticated dame, for sure, but even she would be impressed.