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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Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great experience. The menu was extensive and varied, allowing everyone to select items to their choice. The atmosphere was good with a very appropriate level of lighting and a reasonable noise level even though the restuarant was busy. The waitress (Taylor) was outstanding.

SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved the Tortoise Supper Club! I am from out of town, and this restaurant was recommended by a friend. It was so warm and welcoming. They went above and beyond to make our 1 year wedding anniversary special. It was upscale but still felt like home. Will definitely come back next time I'm in Chicago.

H
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner with exceptionally service. Food and drinks were great!

SM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 20th anniversary here and service, ambiance, and food was outstanding. Lots of special touches that made our evening extra special!

RB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A children's menu should be available especially since we were celebrating a special occasion. No special options were even offered.

B
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

great place-good service-fun for big groups

NW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent except the Grouper, which was inedible. The waiter never asked us about our meals. Other than that, the test of the meal was exbellent.

B
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seasonal favorite, the pheasant pot pie, was back. So meaty and delicious. The Tortoise Supper Club is a treasure. The service is always great, the setting comfortable and the food is the best. And don't miss the cherry pie for dessert.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening of food, drinks, and ambiance.

S
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We love this room. Unfortunately service was a little lacking on a Tuesday evening but they were busy. Nice wine list but the staff need more training on selecting and serving wine. Unfortunately our red blend came out of the refrigerator and server left before I noticed how cold the bottle was. We decanted at my request but it still took 1/2 hour before the wine reached room temperature and opened up. This should have never been served by a knowledgeable server.

S
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner here prior to a show at the Chicago Theater. Serve was wonderful and sang to the tables throughout time there. Would definitely go again.

KS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went here to celebrate his birthday and from the service, the food and drink, everything was spectacular! They made us feel so special and the atmosphere was perfect! Chad, our waiter was so knowledgable! Thank you! We will be back!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome. Service excellent. Beautiful ambiance

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service!

A
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service—Florentio was terrific—attentive, helpful, and warm. Two of us had beef Wellington and loved it. Cherry pie and tortoise pie were very good—especially together.
Thanks so much for putting us in the back room—we got to talk with our friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner _ the food preparation and service was faultless. Will be back very soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Will be back!

OT
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting in Chicago, had an infant in tow, and the Tortoise Club was perfect for the occasion. Our party wasn’t rushed and the staff made us feel as if we didn’t even have a baby with us. Food was fantastic and filling, drinks were delectable, wine list excellent. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

CC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, atmosphere, all of it!! Will definitely be back.

CN
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit to Tortoise Supper Club and we were not disappointed. The food was absolutely delicious and presented in a lovely fashion. Our server Chad was amazing.

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found Tortoise Supper Club before arriving in Chicago for our first visit in years. Spectacular food and excellent service. Went back a second time on our three day visit. Loved the Heirloom Tomato Salad, Antique Whiskey Sours,, and all four entrees we tried. This is a great restaurant. I want one back home in Portland, Oregon.

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience!

F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve eaten here three times in the last 6 months; two personal and one business. All three times have been superb. I’ve tried meat, fish and poultry and the prep and flavors on all three have been spot on. The ambiance is definitely “supper club”, clean and traditional. Even though the restaurant is only 8 years old in this location, it feels legacy and iconic. Prices are reasonable for this type of restaurant and consistent with the quality of the food and experience. Take the love of your life, your out of town guests or you business associates here. You will not be disappointed.

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific (as always!) We sat in the lounge to enjoy some live Sinatra-style Jazz, which was a real treat. We can always count on great food and drinks at Tortoise. The Scallops were especially good (served with a Pea & Asparagus Risotto - delish!)
Side note: if you’re a martini drinker this is a GREAT spot for a classic martini! 🍸 The bartenders really know what they are doing.

K
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all categories, every time! We try to visit this restaurant if we're in Chicago. It's a throwback-in a very good way!

DD
Chicago
113 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is lovely, with great service and delicious food. The duck is outstanding! And it is so nice to listen to music in the bar area before dinner.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

I ordered the prime rib special for sat nite was never asked rare or medium Came very rare did not send back took half home

Reserved in lounge for the music dinner reservation at 7 pm. MUSIC DIDNT START TIL 8:30 very loud even before music with people virtually yelling at each other after many drinks Would not sit in lounge again

Lovely experience during week not on SATURDAY!!!!

SG
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tortoise Club is simply a wonderful supper club experience with a setting to match the menu and the service to tie it all together.

CW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

A few of my friends got together and celebrated our birthdays here. All in all it was ok. Downside was a few of had to send our food back to be cooked longer. And the meat was under seasoned.

JS
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday with 11 family members on a Friday night in September. Our service was over the top. I'm certain my water glass was never even 1/2 empty. The meals were delicious. The Jazz music from the bar could be heard in the dining room but just as background. We could enjoy our conversation and the music. I love that!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and Chad our waiter was attentive without being intrusive. Some of the best food I ever ate! Only complaint would be that it is a little loud.

B
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the atmosphere and the service was excellent. My wife's steak was perfectly cooked but the sauce was a little to much and hid the flavor of the steak. My Sea Bass was very well prepared and came with a sauce on the side that could be added at the diners choice of level.

We would return.

D
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience and service were wonderful. The Sunchoke soup special was different and delicious. The Whitefish with almonds, raisins and cauliflower was cooked perfectly. The Calamari was very good as was the Shrimp potpie special. Very nice wine offerings by the glass. All in all a great dinner.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday. We were greeted at the table with a champagne split and were given one dessert off of the menu gratis.
Room was beautiful just like an old supper club, the waiter was extraordinary and entertainment was the Marshall Ventre Trio also extraordinary! It was reasonably priced and overall 5 star experience!

a
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second celebration here in 2019 was just as amazing as the first one! After hosting a small party for my sister’s birthday, I knew TSC was where I wanted my husband to take me for mine.

Our table had a view of the beautiful dining room, yet felt private and cozy. Our server Jeffrey was well-versed on the menu and helped explain some details and answer our questions.

As with our last visit, each course was presented beautifully and everything was delicious. The Chilean Sea Bass was my favorite dish of the night. My husband could not resist having the Walleye for a second time!

Although I ordered the Brandy Alexander Pie, I ended up swapping plates for the Tortoise (and had the remaining portion for breakfast this morning with my Starbucks coffee). Yum!

We finished the evening in the lounge, listening to the beautiful sounds of the jazz trio. It was another perfect evening - I just wish we lived close by!

MR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was incredibly gracious and solicitous. The food was outstanding. We went for the Broadway night show with the ladies of Lyric and the entertainment could not be beat! My only comment is that the noise from the other rooms could sometimes overpower the performers so if there is any way to reduce that it would be absolutely perfect. I hope Tortoise offers more shows like this!!

AS
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was excellent dining experience, until a noisy and giggly party sat next to our table. Music and singer was very enjoyable and our server from Nigeria was outstanding

CM
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Prime Rib was beautifully presented but somewhat tough. Great flavor though. Wedge salad was great and enough to share while salmon was outstanding. My opinion is that the rib needs additional attention so that medium rare sets up better......IMHO. Still a wonderful dining experience.

DH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue and service. Very welcoming! The stuffed walleye was amazing.

OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there and the bar was very noisy. We asked for a quiet table and the owner was kind enough to put us in a lovely room that allowed the four of us to have a conversation. The food was excellent! Best filet I’ve ever had!

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