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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4.6
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4.8
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4.7
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MD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We were disappointed. We loved the physical space and our server and the bar staff were very good. It gets very loud and some sound deadening panels might help. The problem is with the food - bland disappointing onion soup, steak was somewhat tough and very under-seasoned (the peppercorn sauce was bland too).

MT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special night. Server was attentive but not aggressive. Didn't feel rushed to leave. Food was great! Wife did the restaurant week menu, and I ordered off the regular menu for the prime rib special.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello Michael, and thank you for making the Tortoise Supper Club part of your special night out. We’re so glad you took advantage of both our Restaurant Week special menu as well as our Saturday Prime Rib special. We hope you’ll be joining us again soon. All the best from the Tortoise Supper Club

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner as always with superior service. Chad was awesome

LH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. It was my boyfriend’s birthday and everyone made it feel extra special- from the owner at the door saying happy birthday, to the waitress bringing complimentary champagne & dessert. We can’t wait to come back again!! I would recommend this to everyone. Extra impressed!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello there, Libby, and let me say thank you for making the Tortoise Supper Club part of your boyfriend’s birthday celebration. It’s great that you enjoyed yourself so much and we can’t wait to have you back again! All the best from the Tortoise family.

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ET
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. The food was delicious, served in a perfectly paced, relaxed dinner manner. Everything we ordered was superb & the filet mignons were cooked perfectly to our specified tastes.

The alcoholic beverages are definitely 'eye candy', expertly crafted, and of course, exactly pleasing to the palate!

Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for FINE DINING.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you, Ellen, for your wonderful comments on your evening at the Tortoise Supper Club. We’re so glad you found your steaks perfectly cooked to your specifications, and that you liked to cocktails so much. We hope you’ll be joining us again soon...Chicago Restaurant Week runs through February 4th this year. All the best from the Tortoise Family

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MP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and very prompt, food was amazing. Perfect place to eat before a show.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you, Michael, for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club on your night out to a show. We hope you took advantage of our free valet parking for theater-goers. We hope to see you again soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for restaurant week. The Pre-Fixe menu provided a nice selection from their regular menu. Enough to sample some of their dishes to say I'd definitely be returning. For our first course we had the Wedge Salad and the Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip, the second course was the Stuffed Walleye and 12oz NY Strip Steak and for dessert we sampled the Tortoise Pie and the Cherry Pie. Everything was amazing. And the staff was understanding that we were sharing all the dishes so we can sample it all. The room was reminiscent of an old supper club. The staff were very accommodating. And the drinks were the Bee's Knees!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello, Cyndi, and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club for Chicago Restaurant Week! It’s so good to hear you’ll be coming back after sampling some our offerings. That’s exactly what Restaurant Week is all about. We hope to see you soon and we’ll have the Bee’s Knees ready for you. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeffrey was a wonderful and professional server! Thanks!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. As we've said before, its very gratifying to receive compliments on our staff and we thank you for taking the time let us know. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was fantastic! The food was delicious.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club as part of your weekend. We really appreciate your recognition of our staff and hope you'll be joining us again soon. We have a terrific menu lined up for Chicago Restaurant Week starting January 24. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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MK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. We were celebrating my wife's 60th with our family and I requested a nice seating area for our group of 7. We were in a booth at the back, which my wife loved. The food (our table had steaks, sea bass, salmon, and scallops) were all excellent. The jazz playing in the background added to the atmosphere. Comparable pricewise to other restaurants of its type. Very surprised that you don't hear as much about it as other places in River North, as it certainly deserves to be rated among the best. Definitely will be back.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 4 days ago

Hello, Mike, and thank you for celebrating your wife’s birthday at the Tortoise supper club. We’re glad your wife liked the big back booth and it’s great hearing everyone enjoyed their dinner. The next time you’re in you should take advantage of the lounge to hear the live jazz up close, not just in the background. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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h
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Just the two of us The atmosphere is very nice, a bit old steakhouse feel. Excellent service. My steak tartare was perfect and my husband enjoyed his filet mignon A bit hard to hold conversation but pleasant buzz. Wanted to listen to the jazz but that was happening in the bar area and as we were leaving and considering another drink at the bar, the band was on their break. Will definitely return. Maybe to eat in the bar area next time
Highly recommend

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 5 days ago

Hello and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club for your husband's birthday! We’re glad you tried the Steak Tatare, it’s a real winner. We look forward to seeing you again soon and we can certainly take dinner reservations for the lounge area by the live music. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands BDay and we all had a FABULOUS time!!! From the moment we walked in...everything was perfect! The service was excellent, the food was beyond delicious, the ambiance was beautifully cozy, and the music was great!! We have already recommended the Tortoise Club and will definitely be back🤗🥳. Thank you for a wonderful evening!!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Jodi, for making the Tortoise Supper Club part of your husband’s fabulous birthday. It’s great to hear everything went so perfectly and you were able to have beautiful evening. Thank you for recommending us and we can’t wait to see you again. Chicago Restaurant Week begins January 24 and we have a terrific menu at an unbeatable price. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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PH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Local family owned. Chimay is an amazing waiter!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the shout-out. Being family-owned and operated sets the Tortoise Supper Club apart from most downtown Chicago restaurants and it’s nice to be appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again and again. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate our anniversary. From the moment we entered the place, the staff was super excellent and very knowledgeable. Our waiter, I forgot his name... he was really excellent and the ne of the best meal and service ver. Definitely will go back again in a heartbeat!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for choosing the Tortoises Supper Club as your anniversary celebration spot. Thank you also for the kind mention of your waiter. We’re very proud of our staff and our food and we’re so happy you had a great anniversary dinner. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a great time. Food was great. The place was very noisy. I would not have liked being on a date. A lot of large loud parties.

Will go back with a group again.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We’re glad you enjoyed our food, and we’re happy to hear you had a great time in spite of the noise. Yes, some nights are more celebratory and high-spirited than others. We look forward to seeing you again. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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JB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Chicago. Great food, great service and a great atmosphere.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you very kindly, John, for declaring the Tortoise Supper Club your favorite Chicago restaurant. We hope to be seeing you again and again. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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h
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was amazing. Our waitress Taylor made the evening special with her outstanding service.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club this last weekend. We’re so glad you found our food to be amazing and thank you for the mention of Taylor. We’re very proud of our staff and it’s great when they get a compliment. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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EK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always Love to come here before the theater. Meals I’ve always been great. Was a little disappointed with my card with crab stuffing on top. Not very flavorful. It was good just not as good as my meals normally are here.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 20, 2020

Hello, Elizabeth, and thank you for making the Tortoise Supper Club part of your night out to the theater. We hope you're taking advantage of our complimentary valet parking for theater-goers. We are sorry you weren't wowed by our Crab-Crusted Cod, but delighted you keep coming back for our other wonderful offerings. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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v
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour, fantastic service and the food is always great. The meatloaf really is as great as people say it is.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you, Victoria, for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. It's so good to hear that you're taking advantage of of our Happy Hour Specials like our $1 Shrimp and $1 Oysters Monday through Friday and our half-priced Craft Cocktails on Wednesdays. We look forward to seeing you again soon! All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff, food, and great food prices. Wine pricing is overly
Marked up.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're very happy you enjoyed the food and the service here and we hope you'll join us again to take advantage of our many specials through the week. We have a terrific menu for Chicago Restaurant Week starting January 24. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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d
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a great place! The atmosphere is classy and cozy, the live jazz in the bar is a great complement to a manhattan or old fashioned and the service is outstanding. I've been here a few times and it's always wonderful. The only downside to this last visit was...my food was luke-warm. I had the scallops and felt they could have been cooked a bit more but the whole plate, the risotto as well, was just warm, not hot. Other than that, loved it.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

C
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Beef Wellington is amazing!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us at the tortoise Supper Club. It's great you were able to enjoy our regular Friday night Beef Wellington Special. We're quite proud of the dish and glad it hit the mark with you. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kendra the server was amazing! We love the food and experience!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club and sharing your experience. We certainly appreciate your mention of Kendra. We're quite proud of the level of service we offer here. All the best from the Tortoise family

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D
Chicago
239 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always, always, always a great choice....the Beef Wellington was the best I have ever had. Keep it up!!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 15, 2020

Hello and thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club! It's so great to hear our Friday Night Beef Wellington is such a hit. Thank you also for mentioning that we are "always a great choice", we appreciate that. Just a reminder that Chicago Restaurant Week is beginning January 24 and we have a fantastic menu offering for you. All the best from the Tortoise family

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B
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the Tortoise Supper Club to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. The server and restaurant took great care in celebrating with us and making us feel special. Thank you!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you so much for making the Tortoise Supper Club part of your anniversary celebration. We are happy to do everything we can to make celebrations special for our guest and its great to hear we hit the mark with you. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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MR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In North America’s best food city, this place has quickly become one of my favorites.. I’ve been twice in the last month, and will continue to frequent both the restaurant and lounge.
Everything was spot on with dinner: from wine/cocktails to every course, to the after dinner drink in the lounge with great live jazz... perfect for a date, or group of friends.
Service is top notch and very friendly.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you, Michael, for becoming a regular here at the Tortoise Supper Club. We love when our guests take full advantage of both our dining room and our lounge for our live music. We look forward to seeing you again and again. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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BL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food was excellent, servers were were attentive, helpful and engaging. Went into the bar for a drink after dinner as they had a jazz trio playing in the bar. Very nice way to finish up the evening.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you, Brad, for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club this weekend. Hearing how you enjoyed your evening makes us very proud to be able to offer guests a full experience. We hope you'll join us again soon...Chicago Restaurant Week is coming up! all the best from the Tortoise family.

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LD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really appreciate Tortoise Club; the ambiance, the service the delicious food and cocktails! And I appreciate the music in the bar area, and that while trying to have a conversation at the table you can hear each other! I love coming here!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hello Lori, and thank you for your appreciation. It's very gratifying for us at the Tortoise Super Club to hear we hit the mark with our guests and they return again and again. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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J
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always consistently good. Excellent service! I would like them to serve rolls or bread prior to the entrees.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you, Jeff, for your feedback on your visits to the Tortoise Supper Club. We always value our guests suggestions. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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TN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal restaurant. The food, service and ambiance is incredible. One of my favorites.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you, Tiffany, for listing the Tortoise supper Club as one of your favorites. We hope to see you again and again. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Long time lover of this place. I send everyone I know here from business to dates to parties. Overall great price point, everything is cooked perfectly and the vibe is top notch. Our last server dropped a bit of an attitude for a min but quickly recovered so nothing that would deter me from coming back.

I love the steaks and the lamb, but my husband swears by the pork chop. My brother tried the meatloaf and told me a second time how great it was when we spoke again. So I’m guessing that should be a must order item. The seafood platter is different them most I have had and my fav from that was the octopus and hummus.

Don’t pass this place up. It’s a hidden gem and should be tried by all.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you so much joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club again and again, and a special thanks to your recommending us to friends and business associates alike. Your brother is right, by the way, the meatloaf is extremely popular! We're also gratified to here you enjoyed our new Seafood Platter. We hope to see again soon, after all, Chicago Restaurant Week is just a short time away. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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J
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our trip to the Tortoise was outstanding - food was great, ambiance was great and the service was superb. Kendra helped us out and she was a delight.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you so so much, Julia, for deciding to spend your New Year's Eve with us at the Tortoise Supper Club. Thank you also for mentioning Kendra. We're a family-owned and operated restaurant and we're very proud of our staff. We hope to see you again soon. All the best in the new year from the Tortoise family!

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S
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was great! I would go back again.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you, Steven, for making the Tortoise Supper Club part of your New Years celebration. We hope you do join us again in the near future. All the best to you in the new year from the Tortoise family!

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MM
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fabulous!!!!
Florentino took amazing care of us and the food was phenomenal. The ambiance cannot be beat.
A+

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club on New Year's Eve, aand thank you for compliments to Floretino. We really appreciate the feedback on our staff. All the best to you in the new year from the Tortoise family.

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service. Great intimate feeling. Food unbelievable.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you, Shannon, for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy New Year from the Tortoise family!

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JS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was ok. There are far too many good restaurants in Chicago for me to ever go back. My steak wasn’t very good. The sides were fine. Service wasn’t great. I would go back for a drink and the live jazz but that’s about it.

JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were greeted very warmly by all the staff and had a card on our table acknowledging our wedding anniversary. Food was great, service was exceptional. My only "negative" critique was that the pace was extremely efficient which was a bit faster than I expected, I wished the time there lasted a bit longer. As for my wife, she rates efficiency over everything else. That's what I get for marrying a life long engineer. Thanks for making our anniversary a great evening.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you, Janice, for making the Tortoise Supper Club part of your anniversary celebration. We really appreciate you taking your time to give us your feedback on your evening. We're happy to have made your anniversary a great evening. All the best to you in the new year from the Tortoise family!

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CL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all around.

TL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place never disappoints. Always a greasy time, with great food and ambiance too.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club and making us one of your regular stops. Happy New Year from the Tortoise family!

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