At the Bar: Junior’s Chocolate Martini - 405 Magazine

At the Bar: Junior’s Chocolate Martini

Venerable steakhouse Junior’s is already a good spot for a fine meal, live music and a cigar, but this tasty twist on a martini is an outstanding topper.


When it’s this oppressively hot and sun-soaked outside, you’re probably looking for someplace cool, dark and refreshing. Or, possibly you’re more interested in replacing that “someplace” with “something.” Either way, Junior’s might be precisely the right spot for you, thanks to a soothingly secluded vibe and a bar menu stocked with options like the Chocolate Martini.

Owner Jim Schumsky describes the libation as an all-time favorite of the restaurant’s patrons, and it represents an ideal dessert after a steak dinner while listening to local music – plus, depending on which section you’re sitting in, the prospect of a fine cigar. If you’re more of a martini traditionalist, don’t fret; Junior’s hasn’t been a landmark destination for more than 40 years without having an ample supply of top-shelf gin, vermouth and olives.

When you’re ready to beat the heat while appreciating the classics, drop in and sample some of the specialties of the house … and don’t be surprised if you decide to linger a while.


Chocolate Martini

• Godiva light and dark chocolate liqueurs

• Stoli Vanilla Vodka

• Splash of half and half

• Served up in a chilled martini glass lined with Hershey’s chocolate syrup