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Tortoise Supper Club

4.7
2696 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Tortoise Supper Club is a metropolitan Supper Club serving steaks, chops, and fresh seafood from our scratch kitchen. Family-owned in the heart of River North. Live jazz on Saturday nights. Attire: Smart Casual.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2696 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAMB809
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So bad. It pains me to write a bad review considering the state of the restaurant industry right now but this was so bad.

They had the bartender waiting tables and bartending, granted there were not many people in there but 6 tables and ppl at the bar is too many ppl for 1 person to handle. My friend and I ordered the margarita on their special cocktail list and it was disgustingly sweet. But it took him so long to get back to us that we just drank them. We ordered the shrimp cocktail for an appetizer and it came out with 5 small shrimp with jarred cocktail sauce. For $19.99 I can't believe we didn't get so much as a lemon wedge… and 5 shrimp? Come on. We asked for lemon and again it took so long we had eaten the tiny shrimp.

She ordered the roast amish chicken which tasted like it was freezer burnt. I got the pork chop which came with a sauce that was super salty. It wasn't worth complaining bc again he didn't come back to check on us for at least 20 mins…

The cocktails were supposed to be half off (HH) but we were charged full price. Overall terribly disappointing and SO expensive. Would not recommend at all

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ShellyW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit and as special as always. Amazing cocktails—especially the whisky sour. Loved the shrimp scampi dip with Ritz crackers. Yum!

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MichelleD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We always have a wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Server ruined our Sweetest Day Celebration. He was rude, condescending, and his behavior bordered on harassment. He wanted us to order and eat as fast as possible so that he could go home. We were constantly rushed and pushed to order our complete dinner ASAP. He consistently interrupted our thoughtful conversation and ruined our evening. We won’t be back with him working there.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on October 21, 2020

Hi there and thank you for joining us at Tortoise Supper Club. I am so sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us, especially considering you chose to spend a celebratory event with us. I sincerely apologize. I would like to personally put you in touch with our owner, Keene Addington to discuss your experience. If you would be so kind, please get in touch with us and let us know how to reach you. We hope to hear from you soon. Best from all of us at Tortoise

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Jazz night on Saturday. we love the food and service

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JasonV
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our last date night before the birth of our next child, we wanted a high-service blow out dinner night. We chose Tortoise Club, where we've dined many times. Once again, it was spectacular. Even in the age of Covid, our experience was spectacular. Matt, our server, like all the staff, were masked. They made our night fun and literally never missed a beat on a 4-course blowout. Our favorites were the octopus starter, the (fully dressed) wedge salad and the New York Strip au poivre. And of course, the Tortoise Pie. Now more than ever, these restaurants need your support and it's time to visit your old favorites. We are so glad we chose Tortoise Club again.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on October 21, 2020

Hello, Jason, and thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club for your last date night for a while. We're so glad to know the experience was everything you hoped. Thank you for taking the time write a review and for your continued support. We will be waiting for your return when you can a night away again! All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were great, the food was amazing. The atmosphere was perfect for the occasion.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on October 21, 2020

Hello and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club this weekend. Thank you for the kind words and we certainly hope you won't be a stranger. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service at Tortoise Supper Club! Will eat again and recommend!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on October 13, 2020

Hello and thank you so much for the great thumbs-up! All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipCindyN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was attentive and had good recommendations. The octopus was smaller than we had thought but very tasty. Steak was perfectly cooked and seasoned. There were multiple people walking to the restrooms without any mask- and no one addressed. Servers walked by them without mentioning it - also, a table of more than six was sat as we were leaving. I am not sure if management is disregarding protocol but unfortunately, it did seem like it.

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Maddie
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL! We are Tortoise's newest customers, and newest fans. Thank you for making it a special, personalized evening. We'll be back!

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AnneMarie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a treat- impeccable and professional, wonderful ambiance

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on October 13, 2020

Hi there, Anne Marie, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. It's very gratifying to know you feel you can count on us to be "always a treat" and we hope to have you back soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipSteve
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Disappointed by the "Fish and Chips" but drinks and rest of the food was great.

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vipMrFoodie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great venue for live jazz. Scallop entree was best in Chicago.

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AaronM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the professionalism of the entire staff was amazing.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on October 2, 2020

Hello, Aaron, and thank you for choosing the Tortoise Supper Club for your anniversary celebration. We're so glad to know we were able to make the night truly special and we hope you will be celebrating again with us in the future. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience with an attentive & knowledgable staff. Everything was savory & worth the visit, the ambience & their whiskey sour go hand-in-hand. Must visit, best!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on October 2, 2020

Hi there and thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We really appreciate that you took the time to review your experience and we're so glad it was worth the visit. We'll keep a Whiskey Sour on hand for your return visit! All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Serve and good are always amazing! Cocktails are extra yummy.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on October 2, 2020

Hello there and thank you very much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. Thank you also for the very nice shout out. We hope you'll be back again soon! All the best from the Tortoise family.

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Glenn
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience and excellent service and food.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on September 25, 2020

Hell, Glenn, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. Thank also for taking the time to write the nice review and we hope you'll be back soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, atmosphere, and food

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on September 25, 2020

Hello and thank you so much for the great thumbs-up! All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect

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JeffD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, food and service was excellent. Thanks!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on September 25, 2020

Hello, Jeff, and we're so glad you had a great time at the Tortoise Supper Club. We certainly can't wait for you to be back. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipDanielrutan
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to celebrate our anniversary at Tortoise Supper Club. Having never been there we weren’t sure what to expect. As soon as we arrived, we were received warmly and led to a private room in the back of the restaurant and given two glasses of champagne and a kind note congratulating us on our anniversary. The service was incredible and very friendly. Despite being in the midst of a global pandemic, the staff went out of their way to provide us with a truly special night. We started with the relish tray, a true supper club classic and it was delicious!! Having spent many years of my life “Up North”, I’ve been in more than my fair share of supper clubs, the ambiance and menu reflect that experience perfectly. The French onion soup was executed flawlessly. I enjoyed the Saturday night Prime Rib special and my husband enjoyed the filet....both were cooked to perfection. Cocktails were fantastic. Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about this place. We will definitely be coming back and will be telling all of our friends.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on September 25, 2020

Hello there, Daniel, and thank you so much for choosing the Tortoise Supper Club to celebrate your anniversary. We are so proud we were able to deliver a truly special night with the challenging state of dining out. Thank you also for taking the time to write such a nice review. We certainly hope your first time here wasn't your last, and we can celebrate with you again and again. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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GeneP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The preparation methods of the pork chop and Grits were executed poorly.

The pork chop was over cooked. It was very tough and the sauce that was used didn’t accent the meat. It really didn’t make any sense. A vingare based sauce of whatever was used was sour. Pork loves sweetness. You could of used those sour cherries in your cherry pie instead to make a sauce. Or made some sort of apple glazed

The cheese grits were under seasoned, had no flavor, and no cheese flavor.

Your methods for preparing the asparagus were on the level of a home cook. You left the stem or root on the bottom of the asparagus which doesn’t look good and you should of shaved the asparagus skin to make it look more appealing.

I would go back but only for drinks.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on September 15, 2020

Hello, Gene, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're sorry you were so disappointed in your Pork Chop. If you'd be so kind as to contact the restaurant with a phone number or email I'd like to put you personally in contact with our owner, Keene Addington to discuss your experience. Please call and ask for George or email us through our website. All the best from the Tortoise family. George Baker Marketing Director

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vipJamieS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what an amazing experience! they gave our party a private back room which couldnt have been more perfect. the wait staff was SO attentive and kind and even let us stay past closing time! Thank you SO much Tortoise Club for this awesome experience!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on September 15, 2020

Hi Jamie, and thank you for thinking of the Tortoise Supper Club for your gathering this weekend. We were happy to give your group a nice room so you could still enjoy a dinner together even if at separate tables. It's great to know you had such an amazing experience and we can't wait to see you again. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipMichaelG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite dining and music spot in the city. Fantastic food, paired with great wine, and live jazz on the weekends. A great place for a special night or just to unwind from the week.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on September 25, 2020

Hello, Michael, and thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. It's great know we're your favorite dining spot and you appreciate the music, too. Thank you also for the about the service, we're very proud of our staff. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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SaraJane
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner out with family- took our children, and restaurant was so gracious about them being there. Server was simply the best we’ve had or seen in years. His baritone first happy birthday ding was unrivaled and we felt very safe from a covid-pandemic standpoint, even dining in. Would highly recommend!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on September 15, 2020

Hello there and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We were happy to welcome your children and we're so glad you were able to feel comfortable and safe while dining-in considering the covid situation. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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Janeenj
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner. Our servers Sergio and Manny were excellent. Loved the atmosphere. We decided to eat indoors as they reassured us they followed guidelines for covid, and they did. The food was excellent except for my son ordered the scallops with risotto and was disappointed with the risotto. I had the meatloaf, which was excellent, my husband had the prime rib, and my daughter in law the steak Diane, which they said was very good. We loved the relish tray. All of our cocktails were very good. The tortoise pie was to die for, and I had it with a scoop of bourbon ice cream. A little pricey, but all in all it was a very enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was excellent and very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious and we loved the classic supper club vibes.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club on Friday.We appreciate you mentioning your server, we're very proud of our staff. We're glad you loved our classic vibe and hope you're back to enjoy it again soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience we have ever had. If I could give them 50 stars I would. The food was outstanding and the service was even better. Do yourself a favor and get here for dinner ASAP

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club and giving us the opportunity to wow you! We're so glad you took the time to write such a nice review of your experience. All the best from the Tortoise family

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vipWeebs1818
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe, outstanding service. Loved the relish tray!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hello there and thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. It's so good to know you like our retro vibe and thanks for the shout out to the service. So glad you got a kick out of the Relish Tray! All the best from the Tortoise family.

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TraceyC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

12 year anniversary

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vipAbmab
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite go-to places, so it broke my heart a little to be the only people in the dining room for the entire night. Menu is still fabulous, food is consistently great and the service is always top-notch. They are completely adhering to all protocols, so there's no worry on that front. We're definitely going back again, and soon.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hello and thank you so much for your loyalty to the Tortoise Supper Club. We're so glad you could come back and feel safe and comfortable. Though the main dining room was empty on your weeknight visit, we assure you the patio gets very full the rest of the weekend. We're so happy to be able to provide a fabulous men and "top-notch" service . We can't wait to have you back soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong here!

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ElvisV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Service was decent, but food was underwhelming. I ordered a medium NY Strip and they overcooked it. The Old Fashioned was more ice water than bourbon. We were sitting outside (b.c covid obviously), and noticed that their "Tortoise" sign was completely covered in spider webs and bugs.

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vipGregP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family dinner. They have done a terrific job with the outside seating and the food was delicious. Can’t wait to get back
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Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi Greg, and tank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. It's great to know that even under the current restrictions we can still offer our guests and enjoyable dining experience. Can't wait for you to comeback. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipMaryM
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We appreciated the availability of patio dining for an 80th birthday celebration. Luke our server was great.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you, Mary, for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're glad your group enjoyed their evening and appreciate your recognizing the staff. Glad to hear the Se Bass and Skirt Steak were excellent, and we're taking your Walleye notes to heart. We hope to see you again soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipMrFoodie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Live music was great -- definitely worth the trip.

Soup du jour was great (crawfish corn chowder). Chilean Sea Bass was very good, but overpriced. Pork chop was dry and tough -- definitely not up to the standards of the club.

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vipDScott
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, intimate dining experience. Staff his extensive familiarity with the menu and capable of providing excellent recommendations.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on August 18, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We are very proud of our staff and appreciate your mentioning them. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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ValerieT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outside was very safe and tables spaced apart nicely

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on August 18, 2020

Hello, Valerie, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. Re-opening safely is the main priority here and we're so glad you felt you could enjoy our patio. We hope you'll drop in again soon. All the best from the Tortoise family

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vipJudithB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were so pleased to return to the Tortoise Club after several delicious deliveries these last few months
The food was delicious and the service excellent! We love the food AND the drinks!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on August 18, 2020

Hello, Judith, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're so glad we were finally able to have you back in person. We appreciate you're taking advantage of our new delivery service during the shutdown and we hope to see you again and again now that we'reopen. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipTracyK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We expect the very best in food, service, ambience and overall experience when we dine at Tortoise, and we always get it. We thoroughly enjoyed our cocktails and our meal on the patio. Already looking forward to going back again. (P.S. The cherry pie is life changing.)

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on August 18, 2020

Hello, Tracy, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We are so proud that we can always be the best for you time and again. And thank you for the rave over the Cherry Pie! All the best from the Tortoise family.

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FAQs

Tortoise Supper Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 755-1700.

Tortoise Supper Club is rated 4.7 stars by 2696 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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