Millie's Supper Club
Owner Brian Reynolds is the man smitten by supper clubs and he is excited to have opened his own -- Millie's Supper Club. It is named for his grandmother, who introduced Reynolds to many of the iconic Supper Clubs throughout Wisconsin as he was growing up. He was immediately taken by the warmth and hospitality offered by these beloved institutions during his summer excursions.
After you pass the eye-catching neon sign and enter Millie's, you might quickly forget you are in the heart of Lincoln Park and sense you are in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Millie's recreates the true Supper Club ambiance with deep rich diamond-tufted booths, vintage bar stools, intimate lighting and a large, comfortable bar."
Servers were very friendly, but fish was very greasy and somewhat “mushy.”
The restaurant was cozy. We had the Millie prime rib and fried chicken. Delicious ... as was the Manhattan!
I would go back
Food was excellent. Service needs some help. One waitress for the entire back room during a Friday night fish fry? Yikes. She was trying her best, but could tell she was overwhelmed and obviously annoyed with her coworkers in her way. Overly aggressive when clearing plates while we were still putting things in our to-go boxes. The rest of the staff seems to need some training. We watched/heard multiple large crashes of dish ware and cutlery on the floor including a spill of drinks all over a patron and her food. Accidents happen, but geez it seemed over the top for the short amount of time we were there. Fish fry was done perfectly and cheese curds were excellent. Loved the Wisconsin beers on tap and traditional supper club drinks. Get the service together and we will be back, otherwise on to the next.
very average food with bad service. to her credit, she was the only one there, then they should hire more people to help.
Very flip host. One of the first tables of the evening and the carpet was quite dirty and clearly hadn’t been vacuumed from the night before. Scotch tape on bottom of chair kegs. Purpose unknown. Salt shaker level down to the rice and grimy. Yellow celery in the relish dish. Potato wedges not cooked enough (still slightly firm). French onion soup not a rich clear broth but rather a grey milky color. Decor resembled a country breakfast kitchen, not a midwestern supper club. Just totally unimpressive. (I might have let all this slide but the host set the wrong tone.) the breadbasket was the only highlight.
Food was very good fish fry and Mushroom Ravioli was well prepared. The ambiance definitely reminded me of being in Wisconsin, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
The ambiance was on target for a Wisconsin supper club. The food did not come close to a Wisconsin supper club. The fish fry was all breading and a hint of fish in the center. I mean 98% breading and 2% fish. The prime rib had an outer coating of pepper which prevented you from eating that part of the prime rib. The prime rib had little taste. The French onion soup was only in name but the kind served in Wisconsin supper clubs was worlds better .Our waiter was really good. Attentive and very personable. The ice cream drinks were very good. Bottom line is an attempt to be a Wisconsin supper club but in reality not even close.
Sadly, this place has gone downhill. Used to be great. Food was middling. Ordered port for dessert and the manager said: "We haven't had port in years." My question is, why is it still on the menu. The server was competent; drinks were just OK. I really want to like this spot, but after the last meal, can no longer recommend.
We had a very poor experience at Millie's Supper Club. Although the it was not crowded, we were seated at a tiny table next to a restroom, and we had to endure the noise of a flushing toilet throughout dinner. The deviled egg appetizer was quite bland, but better than the entrees we ordered. In particular, the short ribs were awful. They appeared to have been festering in a slow cooker for far too long and were nested on a pile of grayish overcooked vegetables. No texture and no flavor. The meatloaf portion was huge but uninspired and came with a size of frozen corn. The best part of either entree was the baked potato that came with the meatloaf.
Strangely loud music for a restaurant. Many of the menu items were sold out by 8pm.
This place is amazing. Have the Steak Diane.... I don't know what cut if meat they use but it's phenomenal.
Our waitress was terrible. We had been here once before and had a great meal. This time our food was good but my husband’s was cold. Our waitress was forgetful and when she did stop by our table she was rushing us out. We finally gave up on desert and left.
The food is great and nicely priced. We really liked it, all 6 of us. The lazy susan and the cheese curds were popular with the three cheeseheads in our group.
The service was fair at best. The drinks were slow to come, especially the second round and my second martini was really wrong.
We liked the ambiance and the very comfortable booth. The tunes are good too. I really like the continuous Hamm's Beer ads on the bar TV.
Hard to achieve authenticity when you locate a northern Wisconsin supper club in Lincoln Park. But it had some interesting old stuff and was convenient to the Biograph
Millie's seems surprised when they have a full restaurant. Even though it was Saturday night, the service was sporadic and inconsistent. Drinks were brought out one at a time instead of all together, and took about 30 minutes at that. Some dinners were brought out before the appetizers and bread and the relish tray were nonexistent until half way through dinner, and we had to ask for it. Our server was pleasant but he seemed harried and overwhelmed. While he said he was short staffed, I agreed but they seem to always be "short staffed" on a Saturday night. I really like this place but I really wish they could get their act together and provide consistent service to go along with their food. They are running out of chances.
This was a great experience.
We had our friends come in to celebrate a birthday. We booked a table for 4 and were seated immediately. The waiter was attentive and checked in regularly. The drinks were great. The table had a few different old fashioneds and the Supper Club beer. We had the cheese curds for an appetizer which was enough for our table. On Saturdays, you can get the prime rib - which is what I picked. It was perfect. The only thing I wish I did was get the 18 oz, but that was on me. Everyone said their entrees were top notch. We had the Mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts as sides for the table. All great. For dessert, we all had the grasshoppers, which went down quick.
My wife and I enjoyed ourselves a bit much and forgot our gloves when we left. They called me to let me know. That was unexpected - but I’m really appreciative of that!
My friends have been to a few of the supper clubs up in northern Wisconsin. They said it felt like an authentic supper club. Next time they visit, we’re stopping in again!
I was unfamiliar with the supper club niche and legacy, but I'd heard stories about them and recommendations that I should go. I've read that when you leave a supper club, you're supposed to want to give everyone a giant hug. I'm glad I experienced the decor and ambiance and the cocktail list, but it was really just a restaurant with big portions. I don't regret going.
We were seated promptly. We were a party of 4, so were waiting for the other couple for several minutes.
Ordered our drinks while we waited. The rest of our party arrived, ordered drinks and the Lazy Susan appetizers.
We drank and nibbled for quite some time, even asked for more crackers. Our waitress continued to check on us until we were all ready to order our meals. Had the Prime Rib, Fried Chicken, Spare Rib and the Fish Fry, as well as sides of mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts.
The meal was great, drinks were good and service was what one would expect if in northern Wisconsin. Good, homey atmosphere, good service and tasty, plentiful portions.
Absolute WORST experience EVER!!! Never will dine here again! Server Ken was horrible!! Everything that could’ve went wrong did!! Not friendly or nice, didn’t want us to eat there, threw our food at us, brought out all different times onion soup not cooked all way. Didn’t know could screw up onion soup. Other food was cold when we were hoping to share together & brought check -basically threw it on table seconds after brought out our food! Sooo...NOt ok! Horrific experience & never even seated me through open table when reminded numerous times to do so. Removed before left & said was when he purposely didn’t check me in!! :( Good thing saved check. Really awful experience!! Unfortunate as was excited to try since recommended to friends before tonight & thought they’d want business. NOT at all:(
If owner knew he did a quarter of all this-he’d be fired in a heartbeat!! Really disappointed as was excited to try. Too many things to write down all of it! :( Will NOT be back nor recommend to others!!!!
Arrived for our 8:00 Friday reservation and were seated at a great booth in the Bar area which looks to be the best place to sit. Loved the atmosphere, felt like going into a supper club in Wisconsin so it hits the mark there. Pretty empty though - less than half full at the most. Menu looked promising - both food and drinks. So far, so good. Waited for about 10 minutes and the host (who sat us) stopped by and said the waitress would be by shortly but was caught up with a "high maintenance" table in the back. Appreciated him letting us know but he didn't even offer to get us drinks while we waited - instead he chose to clear another table in the bar. Turns out she was the only waitress in the place on a Friday night. After another 5 minutes or so I went to the bar to get drinks myself but the bartender was taking an order from someone else at the bar - figured he'd at least acknowledge me and give me the "be right there" nod or something. Nothing. Back to the table for another 5 minutes - still no drinks or waitress. Decided to leave. As we were walking toward the door both the host and waitress started toward our table - we kept walking. Want to love this place and will try one more time if they're still open next time I'm in town but a single waitress and less than half of the tables occupied on Friday night in Chicago is not a sign of a healthy restaurant. We'll see.
I had been to Millies twice before and sat at the bar with great service. I got a reservation for dinner and it took half an hour for a server to ask us if we wanted food after taking our drink order. Another server broke a glass and left the shards on the ground next to our booth so when we left, we were stepping over big pieces of broken glass. No one brought silverware or napkins, we had to grab them from another table and we were told waters would be refilled twice but no one came around to refill them. The food was good but service was horrible and it wasn’t even crowded. Servers were on their phone or talking with friends and not stopping at our table.
The poor guy working BY HIMSELF was amazing. I would’ve just quit if I was him. I love this place but the owners of Millie’s should be ashamed of themselves. The poor guy was juggling the whole restaurant alone for the first hour we were there - host, bartender, and server!!! Luckily his fiancé and her friend came to help but even as we were leaving it was getting progressively busier and more than 3 could handle(they were all awesome), especially when one woman didn’t even work there! Food was great even though whole menu wasn’t available due to missed deliveries. Again, the owners need to really step up because what this crew went through was unacceptable.
Worst experience ever! Went there about a year ago and had a great experience. But this time was horrible. They served pot pies without any crust and thought it would go unnoticed. If they didn't have the ingredients for the orders, they should have told us before ordering. And when the person brought out the crustless pot pies, our server asked them, "Where are the tops?" and the person said "shhhush". Like we wouldn't notice? Shady! They comped the pot pie plates, but we didn't want them either way.
It was good. Upsetting that they don’t have decaf coffee. The chocolate cafe tasted like it had been in the freezer.
Great food, great service!
Friday night fish fry and prime rib on Friday and Saturday nights! It's truly a warm and cozy gem from the Northwoods.
Our waitress was not very nice. She seemed to be the only one there and was very annoyed when we asked her for anything.
My wife and I always enjoy Millie's. The food is great and is authentic with the Wisconsin supper club theme. However, I think they should expand their menu a little bit.
Prime Rib was awesome. Way understaffed. The server was literally running to take care of customers. Felt bad for her.
Wow. Totally surprised us. We went in with high hopes but things quickly degraded. We were seated promptly and then waited an excruciatingly long time for the harried server to make her first appearance. Slow and surly will sum up our interactions with her over the course of the evening. Obviously not her best night. Slow to get drinks, slow to get us bread service, totally uninspired recitation of the things they had already run out of (fish of the day or amazement that they still had prime rib left). The prime rib was salty and extreme fatty. The chicken was tasty but served cold alongside cold wedge potatoes. You might ask why we stayed. You won’t have to ask if we’ll be back.
I will not be back to Millie’s. They were out of many items! They were short staffed and the food was average.
On line menu was different than menu presented at restaurant. Choices were very limited. Side salad very small with barely any lettuce. Rolls tasted reheated. Table for 2 very small & right m- asked for larger table (several were empty) but host would not comply. The best thing about this restaurant was its proximity to the Victory theater. We would not return for the food.
Had a wonderful first experience and will become a neighborhood go to. Loved the old Wisconsin supper club feel.
We loved our dinner at Millie's! We've come to love the kitsch and comfort of a Wisconsin supper club in the past few years, and this did not disappoint! Great food, decor was on point, and drinks were terrific. We'll be back!
I was so looking forward to taking my husband here for their Prime Rib. When the host sat us at our table he said "oh btw, the prime rib is not ready yet." I said, do you know when it will be ready and he said "not really, maybe in a 1/2 hr. The restaurant does not open for dinner until 5:00 and you mean to tell me that "Friday" night special is not ready!!! So we were ok with having a drink in hopes it would be ready in 1/2 hr. They did not have a sweet wine as a choice-this really aggravates me. Many people do not like dry wines and with the wide range of wine selection, you think they could have at least 1 sweet wine on the menu. When our waitress came I asked her about the prime rib and she said, "I don't even know if they're going to have it" so we just ordered something else. When we arrived at 6:00 there were only a few tables with patrons but the restaurant quickly filled up. There was only 1 waitress for like 9 tables and she was running around with her head cut-off; and I mean literally running back and forth from the tables to the kitchen! I felt so sorry for this girl. There was also only 1 bus boy so the waitress was also clearing plates off of tables. We were served 2 rolls and they literally were smashed down in the basket. I had asked if we could have some more rolls as she was running past our table and she stopped and said "oh yeah in a minute as I'm busy right now but will bring them." Well never did receive our rolls! The veggie tray that was served, the celery sticks were not even green and my husband said the radishes were not fresh. We usually have dessert but didn't bother as we knew it would take forever. Again, I'm not blaming the waitress as she was trying to keep up. The people next to us also wanted prime rib and commented saying, this is ridiculous and also that it was taking forever to get served. We just wanted our check (took a long time) to leave. I was so angry to think that I spent close to $100! AWFUL
Killer comfort food, up a notch without any pretense. Not just like grandma’s cooking’s like someone’s grandma’s cooking who perfected her craft.
Food was good, not great. Our server seemed be highly medicated, confused and disoriented! She left for long periods of time (30 mins at one point). The manager helped her at first, but then seemed ambivalent to what was going on. Second time I’ve tried Millie’s and my last!
unfortunately the night we went there was only one waitress for the entire restaurant, needless to say the service wasn't very good. (not her fault) The food was good except, my husbands broasted chicken was to salty to eat. We will try again another night.
They were out of the lazy susan appetizer, which is one of the unique things they have and a reason to go there. That was disappointing.
Had the Friday night fish fry. Fish coating was very greasy... ate only the inside fish which was good.
Millie's Supper Club does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Millie's Supper Club also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 857-2000.
Millie's Supper Club is rated 3.6 stars by 273 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.