Bailey’s Chocolate Bar

1915 Park Ave.

Exactly what the name implies. The Chocolate Bar is a popular spot in the Lafayette Square neighborhood and it’s easy to see why: The desserts are delicious, the drink options are manifold, and the menu’s centerpiece combines both in the form of outstanding chocolate martinis. The space is intimate, dense, and dimly-lit, making it great for dates or small celebrations, and there are pretty good appetizer options like mix-and-match cheese plates if you would prefer not to dive straight into dessert. If drinking is not your thing, the non-alcoholic dessert options, both hot and cold, are also great. My experiences at the Chocolate Bar have been uniformly enjoyable and memorable, and I encourage you to make the trip over to Park Avenue to check it out for yourself if the phrase “chocolate martinis” somehow didn’t already sell you on it.

— Jeffery M., M1