Tortoise Supper Club

4.6
2040 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good jazz, good service

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was room temperature. Presented with wrong vintage, wine list inaccurate of inventory. Great service.

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

Our server spoke so passionately about the menu and gave us great attention. The smoked trout Ceasar was fantastic!

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KT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find! We had never been to the Tortoise Club, but have been sharing and raving about it since Saturday! Atmosphere was wonderful! Staff fantastic - offered exceptional suggestions! Food was delicious!! We will be returning!!

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b
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service - ask for Chimey. Inventive menu.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Great service.

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NK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been meaning to dine here for over a year. After leaving dinner we really regret not going here before last night. Amazing. Chad was a great waiter, the food was great, the place was so cozy, and the live jazz was perfect. We will be back with friends without a doubt.

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d
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents went for the first time to celebrate my dad’s retirement and had a wonderful time! Highly recommend going for any special occasion!

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AL
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine and atmosphere. Highly recommend the Grasshopper boozy milkshake for dessert!

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M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Food, service was fantastic. Problems with the independent valet service who was running a scam reusing old valet tickets and pocketing the money and overcharging clients, next time I will Uber over.

Despite the valet problem the food is good enough to return.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Seated at table next to private party room. Party very loud and using swear words.

Told the owner on our way out and he did not seem to care!!!

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LF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The space is nice and comfortable. The service was ok. The food was bad. We ordered bone marrow and it was disgusting - it wasn't cooked and was cold, just image what raw bone marrow looks and tastes like. I complained but they didn't take it off the bill. We all wanted steak, but they only had grass fed beef, so we all ordered the bison loin special. The steak and it's sides were incredible bland - no seasoning at all. Very little flavor. There are so many good restaurants in the city that nail the simple things we ordered. Go elsewhere.

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C
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints and is a jewel in the heart of Chicago. Service is amazing, however the food is spectacular! This place is a must when in Chicago. Good for business and date night!!

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DE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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A
Chicago
181 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and inviting room, attentive service in bar and dining area, liked our sea bass and pork chop. Can't recommend Cosmopolitan cocktail.

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MH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve dinner and celebration. Wonderful experience, the owners were rubbing shoulders with the guests of the restaurant. I have found a new favorite place.

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CM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Simply amazing.

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c
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Tortoise Club numerous times and decided to go for New Year’s Eve. The restaurant was very festively decorated and truly had a celebratory ambiance. We had 7:30 reservations and were seated promptly upon our arrival- very impressive considering how busy the restaurant was. We were in a room that can be privatized but absolutely did NOT feel closed off. In fact, the noise level was low and made for great conversation. The menu was excellent and varied. My husband and I each got the surf and turf, which we enjoyed, although the lobster was very small. Our friends had the prime rib, which was huge! Desserts were also fabulous- I had a grasshopper, an old-fashioned drink that Tortoise Club updated and was divine. Others had the apple and peanut butter pies and said they were delicious. Our server, Lauren, was attentive without being intrusive and we never felt rushed. The entire experience was a delight.

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M
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for New Years Eve!! Good food and wine and music and service. Cozy. Jazz music. Lively bar scene.

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PG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TSC is probably our favorite restaurant in Chicago. Unlike other nice restaurants in the City, they don't crowd you on top of the next table. Very classy décor and always top-notch service. They are very attentive to special requests for seating. Our food was wonderful...they do seafood really well.

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TK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding on every level. Maybe the best service we have ever had.

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SM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Man we love this place! The dining room is beautiful, but we love the lounge. Warm, welcoming, and classic. The staff is terrific and the food is as good as any. The jazz trio on Friday and Saturday is wonderful. Already looking forward to our next visit!

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation about 5 days prior, and requested to sit in the lounge. All went as planned, and our service was welcoming. We were treated to some great opera singing. Enjoyable, even for a person who can't typically enjoy opera. The room is now more broken up than displayed online, which isn't a bad thing at all.The food was good. The prices are honest.

If I could do it differently, I'd split the dinner up a little bit. The lounge is great because you can have all the experiences of a supper club in one room. There is a bar, cozy booths, open seating for a more informal dinner and live music. Next time I'd leave us some time to grab a drink at the bar before our reservation, maybe have dinner in one of the formal sitting rooms, and then come back to the lounge for music.

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PS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service could have been better, had to request another drink, no offer of bread, and no coffee refill.

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PR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. We were celebrating my boyfriends birthday. Service was great, food was outstanding ( I am a foodie ), great jazz and great ambiance. Highly recommend. Don't know why we had never been there. Will definitely be back.

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D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Was expecting live music to be part of dining experience but it was not. The live jazz is separated in bar area. Food was ok. There are many better options for the price point.

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G
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding!
The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and inviting especially when the band is playing. Wonderful!

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ME
Pittsburgh
121 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance of this place. And the food and wine selections are top notch. And live jazz makes it even better.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was great and recognized my birthday. Loved it!

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R
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Christmas Eve ever. First rate everything! We had been here many times before and always enjoyed ourselves but the Holiday experience topped all others!

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L
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great Christmas Eve dinner. The service was spot on attending our needs from 10 years old to 50 plus! The service was quick (not that we were rushed) and food came out hot and delicious. We were not rushed at all. We enjoyed appetizers, salads, meal, and desert. Along with few drinks too!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal!
Shelby was a amazing server!!!
Thanks for a lovely dinner on x-mas dinner!!

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BD
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 4th visit and they continue to provide excellent food, drinks and service!!

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SB
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant-Chime our waiter was outstanding-his menu descriptions were phenomenal-food was excellent. Great spot for romantic dinner or small group.

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LE
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was nicely prepared , that said there was very few things on the menu for those who are looking for lighter fare, low dairy, lots of cream based and rich foods. Even the salads had lots of cheese and rich ingredients. Waiter was very pleasant. Lots of groups, so noise level was probably above normal for this restaurant - that is something you expect at the holidays though.

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OT
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food was very good. They were very helpful with selecting wine and provided a few samples. We were a big group of 10 with 4 young kids and they were wonderful in hosting us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was overall good

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

This was our first time dining here and I have to say that it was disappointing since we had been looking forward to going. The night we went was jazz night which was nice, but very very loud. I didn’t mind it very much but the older guests in our party had a difficult time hearing. We were not able to hear any of the specials that the waiter highlighted. We started with the relish tray which we enjoyed but before we could finish our soup and salads came out—felt a bit rushed. I had lobster bisque and there was maybe two teeny tiny pieces of lobster in it—disappointing. My mother had the wedge salad and enjoyed that. We ordered the steak frites and stroganoff for entrees, they were okay but there are much better places in the city to get steak frites and the stroganoff had very little flavor. The worst part about the meal was that our waiter refused to take away our dirty plates from the table. Maybe he was waiting for the bus boy? Regardless, he should have taken away the dirty plates that had stacked up at the end of the table especially because he was just standing around for most of our meal. All in all go somewhere else to spend your money.

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JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was easily the best dining experience we've had in many years. The food exceeded our high expectations, but it was the service that made this experience genuinely special. Our server (Sergio) was not only knowledgeable and attentive, but also stayed well ahead of our needs, providing a level of care and an attention to detail I've not witnessed in any restaurant in well over two decades. And he was not alone. Every member of the staff showed pride in their work and a sincere interest in the happiness of every guest in the dining room. I can't say enough good about Tortoise Supper Club. We visited several restaurants downtown over a long holiday weekend, and this was by far the best. In a crowded field of well-established enterprises, Tortoise Supper Club delivers an appreciably superior all-around experience.

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OT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great place to meet. Warm classic atmosphere, nice wine list and very good food.
The service was really great as well. I've come to love this place!

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