Martini's
Martini's

Martini's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.martinisbar.ca/
  • Phone: 5198936570x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Brunch Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday/Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Jaret Flannigan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Meredith Roberts 519-894-0110x2109
  • Special Events: Join us for our a la carte Brunch menu in Martini's! Available Sundays from 10am to 3pm! Waffels, crepes, benedicts, Black Angus beef dip...oh my!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairway Road North
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Martini's
Martini's is your local choice for a quick and delicious lunch, after work cocktails, a casual dinner or late night dining...in an atmosphere of cosmopolitan style. Enjoy the action of the display kitchen or the flat screen TVs while partaking in a beverage list that boasts artisan cocktails, an extensive single malt scotch collection, a sommelier-selected wine list, craft draught and more.. Martinis is not all about the cocktails though, the kitchen team has prepared an inspired menu featuring an extensive selection of appetizers for sharing, burger, beef dip, noodle bar, steaks and more. Cheers!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Martini's reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (21)good for groups (18)fit for foodies (16)great for lunch (13)late-night find (12)romantic (10)neighborhood gem (10)notable wine list (9)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Classy lunch spot
    eatandtalk
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This restaurant is a nice spot for a classy lunch. It is not too noisy, which I and my friends appreciate. The food is good and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • heather
    bruce
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our server was outstanding she had full knowledge of the menu very friendly she made our evening most enjoyable we will definitely return
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a pleasurable dining experience
    kkkk
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    we are middle class people who on occasion enjoy a quality meal and have come here twice in a short period of time... we enjoy the atmosphere, the intuitive pleasant service, and the delicious food! thank you for providing us with such a pleasurable experience... :) husband enjoyed the steak. I enjoyed the crab cakes and the pigtails. I had the napa salad this time and it was delicious! Portions and presentation are just right. also enjoyed wine and a pina colada which was also delicious! young man who I believe is the manager is unpretentious polite fun sincere and we appreciated his approach towards us to ensure we were pleased with our choices (I cannot have MSG and he was very accommodating and pleasant in checking on this)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ChowWithNewton
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our evening got off to a very slow start. Once we were seated, we did not see a server for at least 10 minutes. We were given the dinner menu but not the wine or cocktail lists. However, when our waitress arrived and the drinks were sorted out, our evening improved. We ordered the prime rib (which was done exactly the way we like it) and they graciously substituted appetizers to accommodate food sensitivities. And because it was my husband's birthday, our server brought two incredible fudgy chocolate truffles for us to enjoy along with our strawberry sorbet dessert. That was a lovely touch. Martini's menu is very good, including many choices for vegetarians and people with food sensitivities. Great ambiance for a fun night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Visitor to region was favorably impressed. My husband and I always like our experience. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dineer
    YummyTwentySomething
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I chose this restaurant for a birthday dinner for a small group, since I had heard good things, and the Charcoal Group is well known for their food. The cocktail list is impressive - thought I was disappointed that they no longer carried a green tea liquor to make a martini I was interested in trying. Hopefully that will be updated soon. Our waitress had excellent timing, and was very pleasant with us. The food was amazing, both appetizers and entrees, and the mint chocolate birthday dessert was a nice touch. Will certainly be returning to try some more cocktails!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kkk
    kkkk
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    fantastic pigtails and sauce!.... Delicious garlic bread.... Caesar salad - too many "white stem" pieces, would have appreciated more green leaves but just right amount of dressing. Did not enjoy the sweet potatoes fries.... would suggest cut into bigger pieces. Dry, limp and rather greasy. Delicious cod cakes. Delicious crème brule!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Nancy
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Two guests and I went out for dinner and it was just lovely! Service was excellent and our server was there to help us before we even asked. One guest got a Caesar salad, the other prime rib and a 'create your own' pasta for myself. All were wonderful dishes - served warm, good portions and great presentation! I would recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out, a special occasion or for a bar to go to with friends. Very impressive!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • katmandu
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Unbelievable find. Service, food and presentation were absolutely first rate. Very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend to anyone. A winner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Usually very pleased but this visit was not the best food wise. Food tasted salty and preheated. Dessert was good though.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Great dining experience. Have been there many times before and have always had great food and friendly quick service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great play for lunch or dinner. Food and Service always great. One of my favorite spots to take clients to lunch. Atmosphere is comfortable but still classy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 388 reviews are from the Martini's reviews archive.
  • Great Food, Noisy Room
    Barbie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Four of us visited Martini's for dinner on Mother's Day. The food & service was great, but the noise level was so high we had to shout across the table. The acoustic tile on the ceiling has been painted, and therefore does not absorb sound. It was a busy place, but the noise factor needs to be addressed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food
    Anonymous24
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Any of the charcoal restaurants have always wowed my significant other and myself. Martinis was no exception. We both had the beef and double blue steak and loved every bite!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always to be counted on
    katmandu
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Good for casual entertaining. Food and service are always top of the mark. Parking, good location and reception staff. An excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    Food4health
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Always great food! Great atmosphere! Always kne of my all time favourites.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way to TURN IT AROUND!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I grew up dining at Charcoal Steak House with my family and have spent many meals as an adult at Del Dente and Martini's. Our server Heather, was knowledgeable, friendly and prompt and already knew about my food sensitivities from the OpenTable notes. When my meal came out with an ingredient I can't eat in it and needed to send it back (yes I took I bite, eek) they not only took care of the problem swiftly, with grace and profound apologies, they took my meal off the bill! Our meals were absolutely delicious, cocktails and wines were great and service was warm and friendly. Martini's is a great choice for almost every occasion. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1/2 Century Celebration
    HappyNFree
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Planned a 50th Birthday dinner for my dearest friend and it was wonderful, food, service and the atmosphere. We all enjoyed our evening, of course it had a lot to do with the company :), but a wonderful visit for sure!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    Carol
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We took our 18 year old grandson for his birthday. It was an enjoyable meal for all of us. Although somewhat noisy we were able to carry on a conversation without raising our voices. The food &service wasgreat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was a disappointment
    Lwheeldo
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    While the service and drinks were fantastic the food was subpar. My friend ordered the chicken supreme with garlic and mash and you could have used the potatoes as drywall paste. No matter how much butter she added the potatoes were dry dry dry. I ordered the sesame crusted tuna. The tuna was over cooked and however the flavours were there. I would recommended martinis for cocktails but don't waste your money on the food. This is the second wideman restaurant that I've been to in a month that the food has been a total disappointment.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Martinis and Friends
    bottomsup
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    My girlfriend and I choose Martini's for our monthly catchup visit. The atmosphere, service, food and martini's allow us to unwind. We like to try different martinis and we are always given suggestions and descriptions as to whether they are sweet or sour or smooth. We have discovered some new ones and look forward to the next time. The food is exceptional. We never leave hungry. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great visit
    Larryp
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    My wife, daughter and I went here on Friday evening for dinner. Our server Stella was outstanding as usual. No problem substituting pasta for my daughters kid's meal. Our meals were delightful. My wife' s salmon was cooked to perfection. My tuna was excellent as was the asian inspired sides. Desert and special coffees rounded out this pleasurable evening. Thanks Martini's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place
    frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Nice place to go relax and have a drink and food and hang out. Always been a nice atmosphere there. Had another civilized evening there. Kudos to the wait staff and manager Dave. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lil Disappointed
    Ovechkin8
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We were all disappointed in the menu. We havent been to Martini's since November but I do recall the menu having so many lovely dinners to choose from. I had a hard time deciding which dinner to choose as the menu had so many wonderful choices. This time I had a hard time finding anything that made me want to order it. Our server was fabulous.......but all 4 of were disappointed and wont be back unless they change the menu again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Spot
    niteout
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    creatively prepared, great tasting meal. service excellence!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Outstanding
    LuleeVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Everyone always talks about the "food" experience, but I believe what continues to bring us back week after week, is not ONLY the food but definately the service! The waitresses in Martini's are what MAKE the dining experience at Martini's. Charcoal Group does an amazing job of finding ..... and keeping extremely friendly and efficient staff. Each week we return, we are greeted by many of the servers who remember us and always seem to find time to stop by the table and check on us. Keep it up .....great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty food
    eatingout
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Always love coming here, however this time was far too loud. We came with friends that live in Kitchener and I am from here also but moved away. We came here to enjoy the food and ambience but found it far too noisy. We were not able to talk much without yelling at one another it was so loud. Perhaps turning up the music after 10pm for more of the bar scene would be okay. Earlier while people are trying to eat and have a nice conversation with family and friends is a bit much.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • evening out
    jimbo
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was beyond expectations. The mood was refreshing and relaxing. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Dinner
    JohnnSandi
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Everything was excellent, from the food to the servers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a great experience
    Nierlyretyred
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Our recent visit on a stormy Saturday night didn't warm us up much. We weren't celebrating the everyday events like birthdays and anniversaries we were celebrating grand parenthood. We were asked if it was a special occasion but when we replied yes it wasn't acknowledged at all. I ordered the beef tip poutine. It was the most unappealing dish to be placed in front of someone. The normal gravy that normally smothers poutine was an au juis that made the whole dish a sloppy mess with extremely soggy fries. The waitress. Never asked why I didn't enjoy or eat my dinner she just took it away after cleaning up the au juis that she had spilled on the floor. Not the top notch food or service we had come to really enjoy from the charcoal group
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our group of ladies have a
    issy
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Our group of ladies have a wonderful lunch, the only complaint that I heard was the service was a little slow, it didn't bother me as I was enjoying the company that was there. These ladies go out to lunch once a month, we try to do different restaurants each month, so far we have done quite a few all have been good. Thanks for having us and I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere, because I will be back. Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Feast...
    DeeDee
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Once again the experience at Martinis was fantastic. This is the 4th time I have gone to Martinis, Our waitress Mary was superb she was attentive but not overbearing. we always had fresh drinks and water, she accommodated each request and made the evening special. For those of you who have allergies to food any Charcoal Group restaurant is a good choice. The chef changed the burger I ordered to suite my Dairy Free requirement. This was a real treat because I rarely eat burgers and this one was delicious. I would like to add that I have been to Del Dante's, Beer Town and the Charcoal Steakhouse and have yet to have a bad experience. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    finelydined
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    It was a beautiful restaurant with an amazing staff. Everyone enjoyed their meals and left feeling completely satisfied.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scallops
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Although the menu was changed, we were able to request the scallops from the old menu which were absolutely delish!! Thanks for accommodating our request.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently a classy environment.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Consistently a classy environment. A step up from the rest
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Starting to slip
    frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    This is a really great place. But in the last few months there seem to be changes, not very tangible, but if you know the place, it's clear that they are starting to slip. I hope they catch it soon. The drinks are usually good, but food is getting a bit tired. They are trying to be everything to everybody, and that may be the issue. This place is something that is lacking in the KW area: a great quiet spot to have a nice dinner and relax with friends. Turn off the big screen TVs, you're not a sports bar. Select your music.. are you really a hip-hop type bar as the evening wears on? No.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night
    TheGirls
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    We had a wonderful dinner. It was our Girls get together before Christmas. Food was great and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good, but a little pricey
    wm99
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    good, but a little pricey for lunch. the food was fresh and the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, very good food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    We went on a Sunday, early evening for dinner. It was nice and quiet. Our server was so friendly and added to our experience. The food came hot and delicious! We make Marini's our regular place to dine after the Symphony.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A nice night out
    Caliotto
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    After a long time between visits, we were craving their Beef Dip and French Onion Soup - decided to take my father in law along with us. It was probably a mistake to decide on Martini's as it was too loud for my father in law but we loved the food and Jenn was as wonderful as always. Nice to be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.