Location: Beverly Hills
Food: 1/5 - we only had the fries but they were too fat and the sauce had no flavor
Service: 4.5/5 - they need another waitress for the lounge area
Best decision made during the night was to head to Nic's Martini Lounge from The Tower Bar. Located in Beverly Hills, I braced myself for snootiness. Again, pleasantly surprised.
The bar area was packed when we arrived (around 10:30) and music filled the whole place. There was a jazz ensemble playing which explains the $5 cover charge. There were a few seats available but they all had reserved signs so JJ and I asked the host for a table in the lounge area because we can hardly squeeze in to get our drinks.
We were seated in about 15 minutes and handed their extensive drink menu. They probably have a martini list that equals Lola's which is quite impressive. Even more impressive are the drinks themselves. Way better than Lola's. Granted the drinks are not that strong, but the flavor combinations were just spot on. My recommendations for drinks are From Russia with Love and Maui Wowie.
I guess the best thing about Nic's is their extensive drink menu and plentiful eye candy. JJ and I both agree that of all the places we've been, Nic's has the best looking clientele.