Place To Order a Martini

Crush 29

Crush 29
1480 Eureka Road, Roseville; (916) 773-2929; www.crush29.com

With a name like Crush 29 (the Crush refers to the grape harvest, and 29 refers to the number of the highway running through the Napa Valley), you’d expect this eatery to go for broke on its wine list. But it’s still no surprise that this restaurant rises to the top as a place to order a martini: The circular bar surrounded by an open-floor area provides a glossy backdrop for parties who want to revel in the joys of a well-made mixed drink. The signature martini here is the Crushtini—a heady concoction of vodka, guava nectar, pineapple juice and Chambord, with a chunk of dry ice thrown in to make the libation sizzle and steam.