Tortoise Supper Club

4.7
2140 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 2140 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
DH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've passed this place many times and always wanted to stop in, but never had until this past weekend! It was fantastic and only wish I would have gone there much sooner. This is a must go place in Chicago!

Report
Helpful
SS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. The food was prepared perfectly, and the service was incredible.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE SUPPER CLUB in Chicago.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Tortoise. The small roll starter was delicious, the waiter listened to our dietary restrictions, and everything was perfect!

Report
Helpful
OT
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place to take clients or staff. More Chicago business vs. tourist! But, if you want authentic Chicago supper club experience this is the place. Upscale with jazz!

You will not be disappointed visiting for family or business.

Should be a “go-to” place half a block from the river.

Report
Helpful
T
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The drinks were good. So was the shrimp cocktail. My steak was good but not great for the cost, $40. There are better places to eat steak in Chicago. Cherry pie was excellent.

Report
Helpful
GG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! Celebrating a Birthday and the staff couldn’t have been more friendly. Delicious meal with a lovely ambiance

Report
Helpful
BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Exceptional service. Live jazz music on weekend nights but it wasn't so loud you couldn't hear anything. Will definitely be back.

Report
Helpful
EM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place with excellent service (Luke). The food was OK.

Report
Helpful
k
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Why didn’t I find this place earlier?? Been in Chicago for 4 years and just discovered this gem! I love this place. Cool supper club vibe, lively bar, great service and delicious food

Kelly was an awesome server. Knowledgeable and infectiously positive! The bone marrow app was awesome as was the walleye and the meatloaf. The wine list was good and also reasonably priced. Only thing that could use a little improvement was the cocktail list. I had a blood orange drink and it just wasn’t balanced. Too overpowering on the citrus. Could have used something to smooth it out. All in all it was awesome though!!!

Report
Helpful
KB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for dinner on a Saturday night to celebrate some birthdays. It did not disappoint!! We had Chad as a waiter, he was awesome! Every course from apps, soups, dinner and dessert were fabulous. Excellent recommendations from Chad and everything definitely over exceeded expectations. 100% will be returning the next time I'm in Chicago!

Report
Helpful
BB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Overpriced for what you get. Service was good, though. The food is not up to par.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing

Report
Helpful
LL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came here before going to see a comedy show at the Chicago Theater since it was within walking distance. The ambiance is very "old-fashioned" but it was very nice! We both had VERY good martinis and had great service from Luke. I had a cup of the french onion soup and it was amazing! We both ordered the 8oz filet and it was good! We didn't love the cherry glaze on top but we should've just asked for it on the side. Would definitely come back!

Report
Helpful
SM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I’ve had two delightful dining experiences here. if you’re looking for a clubby atmosphere with a nice variety of lunch options — including a delicious kale-quinoa salad — give Tortoise Club a try.

Report
Helpful
RP
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great night with my work group. Service was excellent and helped guide us through a great evening.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent as usual.

Report
Helpful
M
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful. The steak wasn't the best I've had but still tender and juicy

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service good atmosphere good food

Report
Helpful
D
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been meaning to try this restaurant for a long time but kept forgetting about it but I'm so glad we finally did! We had a wonderful experience; food and service were top-notch and now I think of it as a hidden gem.

Report
Helpful
DC
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first, but definitely not last trip to the Tortoise Supper Club. While the food and drinks were fabulous, the highlight of the experience was our waiter, Chime. The passion and excitement in which he presented the specials was that of a narrator setting the stage before a Broadway show - so much so that if you weren’t hungry before he started you certainly were by the time he was done. In a city full of amazing restaurants a great dining experience sets restaurants apart from each other and the Tortoise Supper Club certainly has that in Chime!

Report
Helpful
A
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is quite nice inside, we had 5pm reservation so was not so crowdy and noisy. We ordered grilled octopus, ahi tuna poke for appetizers. Grilled octopus was quite chewy, could be of better taste and texture. Ahi tuna itself was delicious except those blackened potato chips on the side. For main entrees - pan seared scallops, whitefish, 45 day dry-aged bone-in ribeye. Scallops and whitefish were tasty. Ribeye as medium rare was perfect, soft and melting, absolutely needless of marrow butter. Overall, it was quite nice dinner, except of annoying waiter and unpalatable Long Island cocktail.

Report
Helpful
CS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and food. We will be back very soon!

Report
Helpful
G
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience. We had a marvelous time, our waiter Angelo was wonderful..,, great food, great service, can’t wait to return.

Report
Helpful
J
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great - perfect for date night or business dinner. Couldn’t say enough good things!

Report
Helpful
NC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with impeccable service. Well worth the value.

Report
Helpful
F
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating colleague’s birthday. Lovely card welcoming him @ the table. Sat us right by fireplace. Nice ambience.

Specials were delish! I had the smoked salmon & avocado toast. Filling but a great lighter fare for when you have go back to the office and work. Prime rib sandwich & grilled salmon plank with asparagus for birthday guy! He enjoyed his key lime pie!

The service is outstanding!! Definitely will be back. Charming old school vibe.

Report
Helpful
LR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

thank you to Kendra, our wait person, who was great!!

Report
Helpful
P
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious well prepared food. Tempting explanations of menu items. Excellent and prompt service, but not rushed. One of our favorite places.

Report
Helpful
C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to go back an overall excellent experience in all aspects.

Report
Helpful
MD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible place, gave us many options for seating. Music was at a perfect volume and made the ambiance in the room that much better. Ed is an amazing bartender that knows what he is talking about as well, deserves a good tip! Also Keen is a great manager who gave us perfect seating and let us wait by the bar then came and got us when the seat was ready. Will definitely return!

Report
Helpful
S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Fantastic service, nice atmosphere, delicious food!

Report
Helpful
TR
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quintessential old school Supper Club. I selected this dining establishment to celebrate my birthday along with my wife and parents. Was immediately impressed upon entering as we were warmly greeted at the reception desk. As many other reviews have already stated, the decor is beautiful. Soft lighting, pure class, but not stuffy. Our waiter was polite, knowledgeable, and did not rush us at all. Cocktails were the real deal, not watered down with too much ice or cheap liquor either. If you're a fan of the Old Fashioned as I am, don't hesitate ordering one here. Not going through our entire list of entree's but will simply say everything we ordered, from appetizers to deserts, were delicious! If you're sick of the typical chain type restaurants or marginal service, one visit here help revive your faith that there are still some gems out there where basic manners, good food and great service in a beautiful environment still exist. We will be back.

Report
Helpful
AC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Pictures definitely do this place justice. I do like the idea of a supper club. Very much enjoy entertainment along with my meal. I think it adds to the ambiance of the place and I often feel like I'm getting a bigger bang for my buck. A "twofer" if you will having entertainment, hopefully good entertainment with dinner. Since they only have the entertainment from 8:30 to 10:30 two nights a week I'm not sure how that qualifies as a "supper club" you only have four hours of entertainment a week and not really even during "supper" hours? Oh well, what do I know?

There was enough of a selection on the menu to accommodate most everyone. We ordered a variety at our table and spoke to our neighboring tables which pretty much covered the menu. All seemed to agree that the food was good but not outstanding by any stretch. Nothing was considered poor.

Our server was informed and informative and not too intrusive. We didn't have to send out a search party for him when we needed anything.

The cocktails and beverage selection were about the best part of our experience.

They advertise free valet parking for theater goers. I told our valet we were dining there and going to the valet. He said Okay. Upon returning I was still charged. When I inquired he said you have to ask them in the restaurant. Since it was cold and raining I didn't want to keep my guest waiting while I went inside to inquire. If you are planning on the free valet service be certain to inquire about their procedure prior to leaving your table.

I really wanted to like it here being that it is a Mom and Pop kind of place up against the big players. Not a bad value I suppose but overall not an overly impressive "Joint". Sorry.

Report
Helpful
LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family owned restaurant. Attentive and knowledgeable servers. Wonderful cocktail menu, and delicious food. Owners who are present and care about their customers.

Report
Helpful
JL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I recently celebrated her birthday in Chicago and chose Tortoise Supper Club for dinner before seeing Hamilton. I made the reservation via OpenTable and made note of her birthday in the special requests field. We were greeted immediately by the owner and once sat, our server (Chad) quickly came over and addressed her by name and wished her a happy birthday and provided us with champagne (Complimentary). The excellent service continued from there with discussing our need to make a show time and any allergy considerations. Chad provided us with great suggestions from the menu and we ended up with the Oyster Rockefeller dip to start; we then shared the Smoked Trout Caesar salad. My wife selected the Chilean Sea Bass and I chose the Scallops for our entrees. We finished the meal with a slice of Key Lime Pie. Our entire meal was fantastic and Chad made sure that it was paced well and we never felt rushed nor did we find ourselves waiting for anything. We will definitely be back and look forward to another opportunity to experience Tortoise Supper Club again.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Was a lovely restaurant, service excellent, sadly a very noisy crowd of youngsters next to us so spoilt my mums 73rd birthday meal a little , not quite as up market as we thought

Report
Helpful
RM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great.

Report
Helpful
L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great bar, fabulous food, exceptional service... highly recommend for any occasion. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Report
Helpful
K
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was great here however for the amount of money spent the atmosphere left a lot to be desired. My partner and I were out for a romantic dinner and couldn't hold a conversation because of how loud it was. We were in the lounge area so this definitely contributed to the noise. I felt that because we had a reservation and were there for dinner and not just drinks we should have been seated further into the restaurant. If the noise level was better and I could have had a conversation this would have been perfect.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
54

Tweets by Tortoise Supper Club