In the same way it takes major skills to perfect your tennis game, it’s equally as difficult to make the perfect martini. As frequent imbibers of martinis, we’re pretty picky. However, the staff at Match, on Mass Ave at the top of Newbury Street, is clearly up to the challenge and eager to stomp the competition.
Match’s setting is sleek and sophisticated; a darkly lit bar area leads down to a dining section with corner booths, all in front of an extended length fireplace. Waitresses weave in between the tables with ease and grace wearing matching halter dresses (yes, they have to wear those, we asked). The revolving martini list is unique, yet comforting. Their spin on the traditional bloody Mary is the Spit Roasted Mary, a wide brimmed martini glass full of vodka and tomato juice, garnished with olives and a cucumber, not to mention the jawbreaker size ice cube that sits in the middle of the glass.
When it comes to food, Match is famous for its mini burgers. Think White Castle size, but Top Chef quality. They’re probably not going to be too filling for a guy, but if you’re looking for a small bite while you grab a drink, you’ll be very satisfied. The menu also offers vegetarian delights, such as thin crust pizzas and delicious salads. We think Match is ideal for a girl’s night out. But leave those tennis whites at home; we can guarantee the clientele will be very well dressed.
[Photo: Urban Workout]