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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have reviewed this place before and really liked it. Unfortunately something has changed. I ordered the perch, as always, but this time the perch was fried to a crisp, not pan fried. My daughter's shrimp were as well. The Greek pork chops were tasty...I was told and the prime rib sandwich with onion rings looked great. The service was good. If we return I will have to adjust my expectations and skip the seafood sectionMore

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed May 9, 2022

I had high hopes of getting a good dinner here but this restaurant failed miserably. I arrived later than my party and sat without anything to drink until the waitress finally came to the table to get everyone's dinner order. I ordered a drink along...with my dinner and then waited and waited until I finally decided to go to the bar to get it. On the way there, I met the manager and he explained that our waitress was busy making salads, so he ended up bringing my drink that was sitting on the bar getting watered down from the melting ice. Nice. I ordered the broiled seafood platter for $33 and it was something akin to a dumpster fire, but without the heat! Most of the entrée tasted like it was cooked ahead of time as it was dry and not at all warm. The shrimp were tough and chewy, the salmon was cold, dry and obviously reheated, the sole wrapped crab cake was dried out (sole) and had no taste whatsoever with the awful crab (???) filling, and the scallops were just ok. What is the cardinal sin when cooking fish people? RIGHT...over cooking! All in all, my dining experience was pretty awful along with the overpriced, badly executed food and cooking. What a shame it is to serve this kind of garbage to your customers. Please address the food problem you obviously have Martini's, because the restaurant could be a decent place IF you start cooking from scratch (like advertised) and serve entrees that are freshly cooked and stop serving reheated leftovers.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed February 23, 2022

The last time I dined at Martini’s, I was not impressed at all. It smelled like smoke in the non-smoking section and the food was not very good. The atmosphere and decorating, made me not want to go back. Since then, they have refurbished the...restaurant. it does not smell like smoke and the food was very good. They have a nice variety of items on the menu to choose from. I was with a group of friends and I had ordered the Fried Butterflied Panko-Crusted Shrimp. These shrimp were huge! They were also very tasty. My friend had ordered a large salad which had two proteins on it. She had a thick, generous piece of salmon and a chicken breast. I knew right away when I saw the portions, that she would need a box for her leftovers. Our server was excellent and I left there thinking that I’ll have to bring my husband here to try this restaurant. You won’t be disappointed if you dine here. I might have given them five stars but, even though they were good, my mashed potatoes were not served at the temperature they should have been.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 14, 2022

Over 28 minutes to get dinner. Wife's order was incorrect and luke warm. My Blackened Chicken sandwich was actually room temperature and the bacon on it was cold, but the bland sweet potato fries were hot! Service was ok but obviously not good enough to...bring out food when it was hot and ready. Flavor of cold food was ok but nothing great. Our first and last trip to this establishmentMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed July 18, 2021

Went for the first time since they remodeled. Beautiful job, we sat on the new patio. Jenny, our server was great. Friendly and everything came out of the kitchen perfectly timed. I had a strip steak ( cooked exactly how I asked for it) and...my wife had a chicken dish. We each had a cocktail and bill was $70. Not bad or what we ate but I'm sorry to say prices are going up in Valpo. I would call this a mid-range restaurant but based on prices I guess considered fine dining in Valpo? We will return to try the hamburger and ribs.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 9, 2021 via mobile

Great experience. Our server Cheryl was very patient and accommodating. The windows had no blinds and she climbed up and put menus in to block the afternoon sun. Good drinks, good food, the remodel is really nice and upscale. Good addition to Valpo dining. Will...definitely recommend and return.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

We hadn't visited in quite some time. I've read many good reviews and decided to try it again. Not sad. The lamb chops were delicious. Only complaint is you still can smell smoke from the front which allows smoking.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 20, 2020

Can here with family and ate in the dining room. Had a big selection on the menu. I had fish Perch and my Husband had steak. both were good. Had a choice of salad or soup and I had the salad which was also good....We also had a choice of potatoes and the meal came with asparagus too! added vegetable. Like that the meal wasn't el cart, which many of the new restaurants are turning to. They service was very good and we will be coming back. really enjoyed the evening and the food.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed August 14, 2019

We have eaten here several times of the years and always been happy with the food, drinks and service. Good entertainment on the weekend just makes it better. Will bee eating there again soon

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed February 13, 2019

We ate here for the first and last time a couple years ago. Although we asked for the non smoking section, the entire building was so filled with cigarette smoke coming from the bar area that we couldn't taste the food. Too bad, there is...a decent menu with some interesting selections. Not going back.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We went to this bar/restaurant to have a drink and listen to the entertainment. Bars in Indiana need to get with the program and stop allowing smoking. It is not healthy for patrons or employees. We were told that sometimes the smoke can be smelled...in the restaurant area. We will definitely will not be returned to the bar or restaurant. Why spend $100 and go home with your eyes burning. There are other bars and restaurants in Valpo and Chesterton that do not allow smoking. They will get our business.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed January 26, 2019

Had dinner in this restaurant over a year ago and it was just OK. Yes, you could smell the smoke in the dining room. Waitress said the restaurant area is non-smoking but when there is a lot of smoke in the bar it goes into...the dining room. NOT GOOD. They have entertainment in the bar area, but non-smokers would suffer. Why doesn't Valparaiso move into the 21st century and stop all smoking in bars and restaurants. This is bad for health. Smokers can go to their cars or outside and kill themselves. I chose not to join them with lung cancer. We cannot go out and enjoy an evening of dinner and/or entertainment without having our eyes burn. This is the one thing we don't like about Valpo. We saw the 21 and over sign as we walked in, but did not see a sign that said it was a smoking environment. I think this is a violation of the city ordinance.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We have been to the Sunday brunch twice in the last month and have been very impressed with the quality of service and food. There is an omelette station, crepe and waffle station, carved prime rib and ham, various breakfast and lunch items. We loved...the perch, stuffed shells, potato au gratin, cole slaw, sausage with marinara in addition to prime rib and strawberry crepes. Other items included fried chicken, pierogies, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, catch of the day, salad bar, stuffed french toast and various other hot items. There is a vast array of desserts also. Both visits included a singing duo. We received excellent service from everyone. It is so nice to enjoy Sunday brunch after church once in a while.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed August 13, 2018

When we were there last it was really outdated. The food was ok, but the decor made me feel as if the place wasn't clean, I'm sure that isn't the case

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food & great service! Recommend their Prime Rib Au ju Sandwich with the House fries! The seasoned fries are also a great choice for a dollar more. Also the atmosphere is fantastic!

Date of visit: July 2018
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February 4, 2015|
Response from Sophie K | Property representative |
We appreciate your support and taking the time to clarify our policy. It is customers like you that we live to service. We are listed as a smoking establishment, allowing smoking in the lounge only for 21 and over. Our... More
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Yes, Martinis offers takeout services.

Martinis is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4