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Tortoise Supper Club

4.7
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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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
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4.7
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LarryB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A super supper club! Food was phenomenal. Service, top notch. Atmosphere, sensational. The music from the jazz trio in the bar wafted into the restaurant at just the right level. A totally wonderful experience!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 17, 2020

Hello, Larry, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club this weekend. We're so glad you had the opportunity to enjoy our live jazz with your phenomenal meal. We hope you'll be back again for morememorable experiences in the future. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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LeslieM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough praise for the Tortoise Supper Club! The food and service were outstanding! Our waiter really enjoyed telling us about the menu and was glad to give his advice on his favorite menu items. The live jazz was very much background music and was the perfect volume level. We could listen to the music and still carry on our conversation. We will definitely be back!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you so much for for your kind remarks about the Tortoise Supper Club. We're glad you were able to enjoy our weekend live jazz along with your outstanding dinner. We hope to see you again for another outing. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. One of my favorites in the city!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you so much for naming the Tortoise Supper Club one of you favorites in Chicago. We're so glad we made the mark with you. We hope you'll be back soon for more amazing times. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was exceptional. I will come back to see him again. He described the food with such care and passion for the meal I felt satisfied before I even tasted the food (which was excellent by the way). Awesome value! The check came and I could hardly believe how affordable it was for the experience I received!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hello and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. Thank you also for the kind the review and letting us know how exceptional and affordable your experience with us was. We can't wait to have you back and hope you'll become a regular. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an early dinner reservation music doesn’t start until 830 and you couldn’t really hear it from the restaurant side very well.
Our server was excellent but there were a couple mistakes with the execution of the meal which was quickly taken care of.
Overall it was a very nice evening.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're sorry you dined before the jazz really got going. We are more than happy to accommodate our dinner guests in the lounge closer to the music for an after-dinner cocktail. We're so glad you had a nice evening over all and hope you'll be returning soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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viprical
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i love the old school, old world class this place has. servers that know there stuff, bartenders that know there stuff, always great live jazz playing. i had the beef wellington, my wife the crusted cod. both were fantastic. if i am not careful i could live here.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 9, 2020

`Thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club for your Friday night out. It's good to know we hit the mark with you on our Beef Wellington special as well as our Crab Crusted Cod. We love people hanging around enjoying the live music and we can't wait to have you back. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipDiamondGirl
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great, atmosphere was also great. I had the filet and it was not as good as steak I’ve had at the area steakhouses. I would go back but try something else. It’s a gem and I want to go back soon. The people that work there were wonderful.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hello and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're happy to be your "gem", and though the steak might not be to your liking we hope you'll return to enjoy our other menu offerings. Thank you also for mentioning our staff. It's so good to know our hospitality is appreciated. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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KenZ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quiet place where the staff is very respectful.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hello, Ken, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're so glad you find our placeso comfortable and hope you keep coming back. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipChicagoDiner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our seasoned waiter, Luke was very attentive and friendly. The food was outstanding in a very warm and cozy atmosphere. We will be back for jazz!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hello, ChicagoDiner, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're thrilled you found the food outstanding. Thank you also for mentioning your server. As a family owned and operated business it'sso good to know our staff is excelling at the principals want to put forward. We'll be seeing you soon for the live jazz! All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipMattZ
Milwaukee
25 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough good things about the Tortoise Supper Club. Possibly the best appetizer I’ve ever had with the bone marrow - life changing! My colleague had the surf and turf with lobster Mac and cheese - which was amazing. I had the Arctic char special which was outstanding. Our waiter was Chime - a true professional and foodie. I can’t wait to go back and will only sit in Chime’s section.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you so much, Matt, for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. It's fantastic you took advantage of our newest specials, the Arctic Char and the Ribeye with Lobster Mac and Cheese. We're so glad you enjoyed them. As for the the Roasted Bone Marrow, it's a show stopper. We'll hold a table for you in Chime's section any time. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Chad to be your server. He was fantastic.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hello and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. Thank you also for the thumbs-up to your server. We really appreciate recognition of our staff. All the best from the Tortoise Supper Club.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an awesome place and Taylor is a fabulous server!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. It seems like you had a really good time and thank you for the shout-out to your server. We are very proud of our staff and it's so good to know they are appreciated. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chad was excellent! Well done!!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hello and thank you fro joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. Thank you also for your mention of your server. We're very proud of our staff and love hearing that you had a great time. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipMarge246
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio has to be the coolest, kindest waiter in Chicago!! Great menu guidance and human connection - Sergio made our dinner really special! Classic supper club food executed well with portions that don’t saddle you with a bunch of waste. Super comfy, clubby interior with only moderate noise levels so a person can talk!! Stuffed walleye was great. Deep dish cherry pie is extraordinary.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hello, Marge, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're so happy you loved the Stuffed Walleye (it's a favorite around here) and you found our signature Cherry Pie to be extraordinary. Thank you for mentioning your server, too. We've worked hard to build an excellent staff who go above and beyond for our guests. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipCameronS
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere and menu. Food was excellent. Enjoyed a pleasant, relaxing dinner on a Monday night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is comprised of classic dishes and the food it outstanding!!. Loved the Jazz age vibe.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hello and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. Thank you also for your wonderful comment on the menu. We hope to continue offering up classic dishes in a jazz-age atmosphere for a long time to come. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipAugustaTourist
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite place to dine in all of Chicago!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club and a special thank you for declaring us your favorite dining place in Chicago! All the best from the Tortoise family.

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JesusA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a great environment to eat out at service was wonderful had the pleasure of having the 12 oz steak my date had the fillet mignon both were fantastic an the experience is definitely worth it reservations went through excellent an seating was immediate will definitely be back an will definitely recommend the experience to everyone

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hello there, Jesus, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club on your date night. It's good to know you enjoyed your steaks so much in a city basically known for steak. We're so happy to have provided such a great experience for you two, and we hope we'll be seeing you again soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the live jazz music very cool speak easy place!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club for the live music. We're so glad you enjoyed the speakeasy vibe and hope to see you again soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipJoeB
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hosted 10 people for a private dinner. It was a fantastic evening for everyone. Everything was done to make this a very special evening. The graciousness of Keane, the owner, was complimented by the knowledge and good suggestions of Bruce, the sommelier, and by the very entertaining and personable Service of Chimmy.
Everyone asked that I thank all of you, including your whole staff, for making this such an incredible evening for us all.
Best regards,
Joe and Rudy Barrett

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 24, 2020

Wow, and thank you, Joe and Rudy, for choosing the Tortoise Supper Club for your celebration. It was our honor to have you and we are so glad we lived up to your expectations and were able to give you an incredible evening. We so look forward to seeing you again soon! All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Loved the experience.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club and thank you so much for the nice shout-out. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The manager gave away our table and made us wait 20 minutes until he could get another one. We had to rush our entire meal in order to make our show. The manager offered nothing to us for this act of unprofessionalism and overall disregard for our experience. The food is great and server was wonderful. 9/10 times this will be a good experience. However the manager or the restaurant maintains a “deal with it” attitude when the restaurant makes a mistake. With proper management this restaurant can be one of the best in Chicago!

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vipLynnT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time at the Tortoise Supper Club. Did not disappoint. We met up with friends. Nobody ordered the same thing - and everyone raved about how delicious their meal was. Great atmosphere, service and meal!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hello, Lynn, and thank you for returning to the Tortoise Supper Club. We're delighted to hear your whole group loved their meals and everyone had a great time. We hope you'll keep coming back to enjoy the service and ambiance of restaurant in the future. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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MTBASS
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tortoise Supper Club is a rare treat. The ambiance is elegant, yet comfortable. All of the food is freshly made and the beverages are hand-crafted. The meat is local, '250," meaning that no meat is purchased beyond 250 miles of the restaurant. Portions are good size; the specialties are excellent. The Friday menu offers beef Wellington. It appears that each dish is thoughtfully developed and paired with sides that compliment the flavors. We absolutely savored every morsel. Karli, our server, was so knowledgeable and engaging without being over bearing. Save room for dessert--decadent. A serving can be shared among four easily. On the weekends live jazz adds to the overall experience. Truly a must-do if you want local faire with midwest flair.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hello and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. It seems you had a very good time and we appreciate your wonder comments on the food as well as mentioning your server. We're very proud of both our scratch-kitchen and the level of service we offer our guests. We can't wait for your return. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipPdchi
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from front of the house, to the server to the food! Everything was on point, delicious and lovely service. I would highly recommend!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club for your Sunday Dinner. We really appreciate your mention of the server along with your nice comments. We are very proud of our staff and our level of service. We hope to be seeing you again soon, and all the best from the Tortoise family.

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Zach
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Great food. Great service - enjoyed it! Thanks

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hello there, Zach, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. Thank you for letting us know you really enjoyed it and had a great time. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipChicago12
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicago Neighbored Gem! Outstanding food and service combined with amazing family owned management bring an amazing experience. Thank you

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thorjim
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for 7PM and were seated immediately. The decor is so rich with deep reds and dark wood, but it is not intimidating in the least. Our server was attentive and and the food was fantastic. Will definitely eat there again when we are in town.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hello there and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. It's so good to know appreciated old old-style atmosphere and had a fantastic meal. Please drop in again anytime you are in Chicago. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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Brent
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good. We were seated towards the bathrooms so there was heavy traffic the entire evening and it kind of felt like we were put in a spot that an extra table would be put on a busy night to fit another table in. Overall the lighting was low, service was good and food was excellent. Overall it was a nice restaurant and thought that the value was good for a nice place to eat in Chicago. I would visit this place again but try to request a table away from the back bathroom area.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you, Brent, for joining us this weekend at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're Sorry your table was not ideal, but thank you for letting us know the service and excellent food won you over. We hope you'll be joining us again soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipPeter
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (Seabass and Osso Buco were fantastic). As appetizer I recommend the grilled octopus. Service was very friendly and attentive.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you, Peter, for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club over the weekend. Thank you for the nice review of our Veal Osso Buco Special as well as our Chilean Seabass. We'll be sure to save your favorite table for your return visit! All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipsallys
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pre theater dinner, love the ambiance - hubby had salmom and I had chicken - only issue w food was there was only one chicken option and it was smothered in tomato sauce. Food good otherwise, best wedge salad and dessert

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hello and Thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club this weekend. We're glad you enjoyed your pre-show dinner and appreciate all comments about the food as we are always tweaking and updating our menu. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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Haven
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Best Filet I’ve ever had honestly. Server was very kind and on top of it. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great valentine’s

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for choosing the Tortoise Supper Club for your Valentines celebration and we’re so glad you had a great time. We hope to see you again soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner it was wonderful the Jazz band was nice and they gave out roses the food was amazing

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 16, 2020

Hello there and thank you joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club for your Valentine's celebration. It's so good to know your dinner was amazing and you took your time to enjoy our live jazz band in the lounge. We hope to have you back again soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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AdrianB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious dessert - highly recommend the Tortoise Pie!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you, Adrian, for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club on Valentine's Day. Thank you also for the shout out to our desserts, as we employ our own full time pastry chef to be certain our meals end perfectly. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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Denny
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I planned a dinner date with my girlfriend for Valentine's Day and this place totally nailed the romantic atmosphere. Our server was great and provided some good suggestions and answered our questions. Food arrived fairly quick.

I do think the beef wellington could have been better and after hearing the raving reviews about the cherry pie I was surprised it was served cold. But the experience was exactly what I hoped for overall and my girlfriend loved her Chicken entree. We could still hear ourselves talk in the portion of the room they put us in which was a plus.

We will probably go back especially on a night with live jazz.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hello and thank you, Denny, for choosing the Tortoise Supper Club for your Valentine's Day date. We're so glad you had a good time and thank you for letting us know we nailed the romance element. We hope you'll be back soon to enjoy our live music in the lounge. All the best from the tortoise family.

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vipGaryH
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall enjoyable, but crowded and quite noisy. Top notch table service, food solid but have had better elsewhere.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hello, Gary, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. Yes, we can quite busy on special occasions, but we’re glad you enjoyed yourselves anyway. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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vipTomG
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date night spot. Food was excellent. Definitely recommend the sea bass. Drinks were spot on and service was excellent

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you, Tom, for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club for Valentines Day. We’re thrilled you liked the Chilean Seabass, and thank you for recommending us an excellent spot for date nights. We hope to see you again soon for another outing. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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FRECK1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible in every which way! Looking forward to going back!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hello and thank you for your incredible thumbs-up to the Tortoise Supper Club. We can’t wait for your return visit. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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Deirdre
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tortoise Club provided great service and delicious food on a night that was very busy. Our server Matt was patient, informed and delightful to engage with.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you, Deirdre, for choosing the Tortoise Supper Club for your Valentine's Day celebration. It's good to know you had a great experience and we hope you'll be joining us again soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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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 2636 OpenTable diners.

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