Tortoise Supper Club

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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 Friday and Saturday nights. Attire: Smart Casual.
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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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MT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

P
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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!

Z
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

t
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

B
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

P
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

s
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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

H
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great valentine’s

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 2 days ago

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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 2 days ago

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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AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 2 days ago

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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GH
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 2 days ago

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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TG
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 2 days ago

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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FR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 2 days ago

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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D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. From the complimentary coat check, excellent service, clean bathrooms, delicious food and perfect ambiance, the Tortoise Supper Club was superb.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 2 days ago

Hello, Marty, and thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club for Valentine's weekend. We're so happy to here your entire experience from the front door onward was superb. We certainly hope you'll be back soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Expierence. Traffic was awful and they held our table. Staff was first class and prices were not outrageous. Food was fantastic! Cocktails even better!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 2 days ago

Hello and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club for Valentines Day. Thank you for calling your experience “amazing” . We love knowing our cocktails cam be even better than fantastic. We hope you’ll be joining us again soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was excellent! So, much that my pregnant wife enjoyed the food so much LOL. The food and the ambiance was great, and with that, the employees were kind. My wife and I will definitely remember this place every time we come and visit Chicago. Thank you Tortoise for a wonderful experience!

s
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Club is good. Service is great! My food (lamb chops were not, I ordered medium and they came out rare. I had to send them back. The sides just didn't seem homemade or high end to fit the price of dinner.
Even the house wine was $$$, $16 a glass for house???
No bread offered, and my wife's appetizer (shrimp scampi dip was served with Ritz crackers...really?
Her meal was good, so it wasn't a total disaster on Valentines . We had homemade ice cream which was absolutely great, however not great portions (two small scoops). Coffee good.
Again, service was excellent!!!

J
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish it was awesome. Luke our waiter was very knowledgeable about apps, drinks wine and food. We took all of his suggestions and was not disappointed. We were celebrating our anniversary and they gave us a champagne toast when we got there on the house very nice. Attention to detail at it finest. I can hardly wait to go back.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 2 days ago

Hello, Jeanne, and thank you so much for celebrating your anniversary at the Tortoise Supper Club. Thank also for mentioning your server. We’re very proud of our staff and their attention to detail. We enjoy knowing our guests are having an awesome time. We hope you’ll be celebrating with us again and again, All the best from the Tortoise family.

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KG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Superb service and food. Loved the ambiance. We will definitely be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday 3 course dinner during restaurant week! Tortoise pie is unbelievable!!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you and we’re so glad you took advantage of the Chicago Restaurant Week offerings here at the Tortoise Supper Club. We enjoy celebrating birthdays and other occasions with our guests and hope you’ll be back soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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GI
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The restaurant was very loud. My spouse and I practically had to shout to each other across the table. Service was attentive. We were not impressed by the food.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a little bit since having our daughter to get somewhere, and this was perfect! Food was great, service was better, I wish I could pinpoint server, it was nice to have that level of service again! It's not everywhere. Well done! I def will be back!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you so much for choosing the Tortoise Supper Club as one of your first evenings out after having your daughter, and congratulations, by the way! We appreciate your mentioning our staff and thank you for taking the time to let us know everything was perfect. We can't wait to see you again soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious!
Service is fantastic!
Live jazz in the lounge!
What more do you need?

F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chilean Sea Bass was UNBELIEVEABLY Delicious!!!! The Ambience reminded me of the Frank Sinatra era.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time! Our server was exceptional, offering great recommendations for food and wine. He was also very pleasant and engaging. The music was great - not so loud that you couldn’t hear yourself, but nice to hear in the background. The food was A-MAZING! So many great options to choose from and our selections were mouth-watering! This is generally one of our favorite restaurants, but last night exceeded already high expectations. So love everything about the Tortoise Club!! Thanks for a great experience!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hello , Sheila, and thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. It’s great to know you return here again and again and we still manage to exceed your expectations. We look forward to being one of your consistent go-tos in Chicago. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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RH
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you a wonderful meal. We enjoyed our honeymoon dinner

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hello, Russ, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. It’s wonderful to know we were part of your honeymoon! We hope you’ll be back to make more memories. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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CT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch meal. Multiple delicious entrees and old school cocktails that you won’t find on just any menu in the city. Everything is cooked to perfection. The desserts are to die for and service is excellent as well. Fernando took care of us and didn’t rush any of the courses of the meal. We can’t wait to go back.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. Thank you for the kind comments on the food and service and it’s great to hear our cocktail program is getting appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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PP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruce greeted us at the door as if we were dear old friends, and escorted us to a lovely table beside the fireplace. Chad was a wealth of information regarding the menu and wine selection! His service was exceptional.... food delicious and ambiance superb!! I will recommend this restaurant highly to everyone. We felt so welcome and cozy by all the attentive waitstaff. Wonderful 5-star restaurant🎉

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you, Patricia, for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We’re so glad you enjoyed yourself, and thank you for your kind mention of your server. We thank you for your recommendation and hope you’ll be back soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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JC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good although I wasn’t blown away by any dish. I will go back, its a great spot of dinner after work on Fridays.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hello, Jonathan and thank you joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We’re glad you find us a great place for after-work and hope you’ll keep trying new menu items until you find something you really like. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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V
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Cannot wait to return. A beautiful restaurant

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hello, Victoria, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We’re so happy to have made the mark with you, and we eagerly await your return visit. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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LL
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They had our table and special requests ready for us upon arrival. They have a great attention to details that was very much appreciated. The service was on point.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hello and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club this weekend. We're so happy to have made the mark with your service-wise. We're always glad to honor special requests. All the best from the Tortoise Supper Club.

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KG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great branzino!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hello, Kay! Thank you so much for the shout-out for our Branzino. We hope you’ll be joining us again soon for some more. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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FM
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an anniversary celebration, and it was fabulous. Our waiter was not only the most attentive and knowledgeable waiter we’ve had, he actually performed a song for us. It could not have any more perfect.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hello and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club for your anniversary. We're very proud to a be a part of your celebration and it's great to know you had a good time! All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Especially in the winter.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 3, 2020

Hello and thank you for your thumbs-up to the Tortoise Supper Club. We hope you'll return again before the Winter is over, maybe grab a seat by our fireplace in the Red Room. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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NS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, food was great! We will go back again.

r
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great experience at Tortoise. Keene & Megan run a great establishement!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you so much for returning to the Tortoise Supper Club. We are very proud to be one of the few family owned and operated restaurants in downtown Chicago. Keene and Megan are happy they can provide your great experiences. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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JW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night restaurant. Food is delicious and the service is spot on!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on February 3, 2020

Hello and thank you for thinking of the Tortoise Supper Club for your date nights. We're proud to provide a delicious meal in a romantic setting. Don't forget Valentine's Day is coming up soon. We hope to see you again. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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