5 to Try: Classic Cocktails

Across the country, the cocktail set is forgoing apple martinis and low-carb beers in favor of 1950s-era standards'the new drinks du jour.

Updated: March 19, 2004

5 to Try

The Capital Grille

56 Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903

Dry-aged steaks and chops share table space with smooth sidecars made using Remy Martin V.S.O.P. cognac.

Bacaro Restaurant

262 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903

Refreshing Tom Collins never had it so good--comfy plush couches, live jazz and panoramic views of the Providence River.


108 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903

Among the 50-plus martinis available, the vodka "Dean Martini" is served with a Lucky Strike cigarette.

X O Steakhouse

125 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903

The cafe's namesake drink, a classic gin martini, goes gourmet with a garnish of Gorgonzola-stuffed olives.