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Not-really-restaurant Review: Zimm’s Martini & Wine Bar

by Christa on January 18, 2011

in Daily Digest,Just for Fun,Restaurant Review,Weekend Recap

This past weekend Shane and I stayed up WAY past our usual bedtime to meet some friends in the Montrose area at a place called Zimm’s Martini and Wine Bar.  I always Yelp! places – beauty salons,  coffee shops, restaurants, bars, etc. – before I go and this was no exception.  Naturally since I wasn’t making the plans I didn’t offer the information that I found.

My favorite review basically said if you’re a “cool, trendy person” who likes to order “cool, trendy drinks,” then you’d like this “cool, trendy bar.”  It’s true.  You can tell Zimm’s fancies itself to be pretty posh.  And I found most of the other reviews to be accurate as well.  It was definitely a little too pretentious for my taste, with reserved tables and a bouncer-looking manager type guy and cooler-than-thou bartenders (who, by the way, DO overshake the drinks – martinis are not supposed to have ice shards in them, gentlemen…a good three shakes oughta do it).

That being said, I didn’t think it was overpriced – the martinis were listed at 10 beans a pop and were nicely sized, not to mention STRONG.  I had two and that was plenty. 

It’s definitely frequented by a diverse clientele.  There were many young professionals but also… for lack of better phrasing, old people.  I guess my friend Lori and I were standing somewhere within the path to the door and all of a sudden I heard, “Excuse me, children.”  I turned to see a 60-something smirking at us.  Of course I was apologetic, but inside I was thinking, “uhhh what just happened?”  I mean, last time I checked, my grandmother doesn’t enjoy bass-dropping remixes of “Like a G6.” 

I digress.  I’d probably go back if another get-together was organized there, but I probably wouldn’t orchestrate one myself.  I’m a little more chill.  Fancy bars are only fun if you’re fancy on the inside – and I just don’t think I am.  On their website, they say it’s considered the most upscale bar in Houston…by whom?  Who told you this?  “Site” your sources, please! 

To sum up:  Feh.  I could take it or leave it.

I’m anxious to see more of H-town nightlife at this weekend’s Girls’ Night Out!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Dad January 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Oh Great English major, you mispelled the word “cite”.


Christa January 18, 2011 at 6:58 pm

But DAD, I was trying to be ‘punny.’ Bc of the website??You’re right though, it needs quotes or something.


Christa January 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Oh, but btw – you misspelled ‘misspell.” LOL


Dad January 19, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Did you ever stop and think that perhaps I would intentionally mispell a word in my reply to see if you would catch it? I didn’t, but I just may in the future. LOL. BTW, you’re a smart-ass!! ;>)


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