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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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

There’s no better place to toast the most wonderful time of the year than Tortoise. Sit fireside in our cozy Red Room or gather ‘round the table with friends and family to enjoy Chef Aaron’s Christmas Eve specials in our main dining room.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us at Tortoise for a one-night-only à la carte dinner menu featuring Tortoise Supper Club favorites and decadent New Year’s Eve selections. Live jazz in the lounge from 7:00 - 11:00pm. DJ and dancing from 11:00pm - 2:00am. Complimentary champagne toast, confetti pop, and countdown at midnight!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2496 People Are Saying
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EK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to Chicago and also our second visit to The Tortoise. Fantastic food and extremely professional service, plus an ambiance that takes you back to the great big-city steakhouses of the 60s. Dining at the Tortoise Supper Club is an experience to be savored.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 11 hours ago

Thank You, Eric, for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're so happy you enjoyed the food and service. Being only 7 years old, it took some meticulous planning to create our retro atmosphere and we're glad we got it right for you. Happy Holidays from the Tortoise family

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T
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great supper club atmosphere in the heart of Chicago; wonderful setting with great service and food value.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Sergio was outstanding!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello and thank you for your review. We always appreciate feedback on our hospitality and we will let Sergio know. Happy Holidays from the Tortoise family

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TB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Outstanding service with mediocre fare.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 11 hours ago

Hello and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're sorry you were underwhelmed by our food. Our guests' feedback is very important to us. If you'd be kind enough to supply us with phone number and/or email address I'd like to put you in touch with our owner. Please send to george@tortoiseclub. co m Happy Holidays from the Tortoise family

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LG
Key West
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from the beginning to the end.
Great food
Great staff
Great Evening

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 11 hours ago

Thank you, Lynn, for joining us at the Tortoise Supper club and letting us know you enjoyed yourself. Happy Holidays from the Tortoise family

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RB
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Food was great, and the owner involvement was appreciated.
Our server , Chad, was fantastic! Even sang “Happy Anniversary “
Great atmosphere, and will definitely return.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 11 hours ago

Hello, Rich, and thank you so much for trying out the Tortoise Supper Club. It's great to know you had such a good time we'll be having you back. Happy Holidays from the Tortoise family

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E
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic shrimp dip, cocktail and cherry pie! Duck was a little too greasy and stringy. Beautiful dining room, festive Christmas decorations, pleasant staff. Very noisy, but on a Friday night that’s understandable. Overall, really fun evening.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello Elizabeth. Thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're so glad to have been able to provide you with a fun evening and thanks for the thumbs-up on the atmosphere. We'll look into that duck issue. Happy Holidays from the Tortoise family

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N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every year, I take my husband to the Tortoise Supper Club for his birthday. Everything from the hospitality, food, staff, and everything in between is just 5+ stars, and beyond spectacular. The food is absolutely delicious, and the staff, from the minute you want in the door, to the minute you leave your table, is beyond personable, and so welcoming. We will continue this tradition of coming here for his birthday, and hopefully fit some dinners in between. But coming downtown for this place, is worth the trip! Recommend to all!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 11 hours ago

Hello, and let us thank you for making the Tortoise Supper Club part of your birthday tradition. It's gratifying to know we can keep you coming back and can't wait to have you in again. Happy Holidays from the Tortoise family.

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N
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable night next to the jazz band. Food is always good. Always a good place to go

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for making the Tortoise Club one of your regular haunts, and thank you for the nice shout-out. Happy Holidays from the Tortoise family

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Warm cozy chill...
Good simple menu...
Not the Best steak in Chi...

r
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the host to the server, everything was wonderful. Keene recognized us from prior dining even tho we had only been there 4-5 times before. He is always courteous and very well accommodating. Geoffrey was a fantastic server, presented the specials well and made the dining experience fantastic. The god has always been great and we will continue dining there for years to come.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Ryans, Thank you for joining us again at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're very happy to accommodate you and look forward to your future visits. Happy Holidays from the Tortoise family!

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LC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 10 hours ago

Hey there and thank you for the shout out! we can't wait to have you back. Happy Holidays from the Tortoise family

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KH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great experience. The service was exceptional, and the food was incredible. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you , Kurt, for visiting us at the Tortoise Club and giving us the chance to show you what we can offer. We hope to see you again soon. Happy Holidays from the Tortoise family

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M
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Tortoise Supper Club and we are definitely becoming fans. We love the menu and the atmosphere. My husband had the northern sea bass and I had the crab-topped cod. It was delicious. The cherry pie was a surprise and was so delicious. Keep doing what you are doing.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you, Mandlylyn, for making the Tortoise Supper Club part of your regular rotation. We're so glad you tried the crab-crusted cod. It's a newer menu item and its turning out to be a hit.. We will definitely keep doing what we're doing! Happy Holidays from the Tortoise family.

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Way too expensive for thanksgiving for the quality
The use cocktail sauce for calamari save some money and charge too much for that

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing Thanksgiving meal!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for making us part of your Thanksgiving. The Tortoise Supper Club Grand Buffet has managed to makes it's way into many Chicago families' traditions. We have similar offerings for Mother's Day and Easter brunches. Happy Holidays from the Tortoise family.

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WP
Las Vegas
61 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended the Thanksgiving buffet and it was amazing. From the seafood table, to main entree to dessert. Will definitely return next Thanksgiving. Look forward to trying the restaurant on a regular menu evening.

S
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a lovely Thanksgiving buffet Tortoise offers! It’s a wonderful alternative to cooking at home. Highly recommend!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you, Steve, for letting us take some of the stress out of your Thanksgiving. We're so glad you enjoyed our buffet offerings. We hope you'll join us for regular dining or even just cocktails some weekend for our live jazz performances. Happy Holidays from the Tortoise family.

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JT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving buffet was possibly the best buffet style meal my wife and I have ever had. Taylor, our waitress, was wonderful throughout. We will definitely come back again.

MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent spot. Great food and ambiance. Attentive service.

DH
San Francisco
137 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tortoise Supper Club...ALWAYS delivers!...birthday dinner with my daughter...fabulous cocktails in the bar...amazing celebratory dinner in the dining room...sparkling wine and taper candle to set the mood...the most amazing menu items to discover and try...(meatloaf...yes it was that good!)...attentive and gracious service from Chime...birthday dessert too!...LOVED every minute and of course we will be back...Thank you from the bottom of my grateful heart!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded 5 days ago

Hello and THANK YOU from the bottom of the Tortoise family heart for the wonderful review. We're so happy to be a part of your family celebrations. We are rather proud of our meatloaf, too. We can't wait to see you again. Happy Holidays from the Tortoise family

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Will be back

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on November 27, 2019

Looking forward to your return. Happy Thanksgiving from the Tortoise family

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KK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to the Tortoise for a nice, romantic dinner on our honeymoon. We were incredibly impressed by the service, food and ambiance of the restaurant. It’s a very romantic setting and the food is outstanding! I had the bass and he had the bison, we are planning a trip back there next time we are in Chicago. We both highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Chicago once a year for a conference. We have walked by the Tortoise Club many times and were always curious. So glad we decided to try it this year. Great place.

b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time. The best filet Mignon ever (and I've eaten at a lot of Chicago steakhouses)! Delish!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at the Tortoise Supper Club. It's great to hear how our filet mignon stacks up against the rest. Hope to see you again soon. Happy Thanksgiving from the Tortoise family

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LH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for my birthday, early on a Saturday. We were impressed from the beginning. The décor was beautiful and full of historical value to Chicago and the service and food were outstanding. Our waiter Jeffrey was wonderful. We will definitely come again!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on November 27, 2019

Hello Lauren Thank you for choosing the Tortoise Supper Club for your birthday. We're so happy we could make the special day so enjoyable. Happy Thanksgiving from the Tortoise family.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

It was our second time at Tortoise. Beef Wellington, their Friday special, was exceptional. Unfortunately, because of a rehearsal dinner they crammed way too many tables in the bar area and the atmosphere was chaotic, with waiters constantly bumping into us on their way to zigzag between tables. Noise level was unpleasantly high as well. No comparison to our first visit when we had a relaxed, wonderful, spacious dinner.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, delicious meatloaf and mashed potatoes, my favorite!

HW
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to visit to get the feel of a "real" American bar/restaurant. Superb food and fantastic waiters who take the time to speak to you and explain the meals - you can tell that these guys love working here. Jazz band is also fantastic.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Temperature of the room was not consistent. It was extremely hot because of the fireplace. We asked to have the temperature cooler, then it was too cold! We were seated right under the AC vents! It was not comfortable!

Food was good, but overpriced for the quality and taste.

Service was mediocre. We had to flag down our waiter numerous times. Cocktails arrived without garnishing, no olives in the martini (which were requested), no cherries in the Manhattans, no orange peal in the Cosmopolitan. We had to ask for them. These things make the difference in the presentation of your cocktails.

Bar is extremely dark. Probably would not good back!

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on November 18, 2019

Hello and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're very sorry you had such a sub-par experience. Id like to put you in touch with our owner, Keene Addington, to talk about your visit. If you'd be so kind to forward an email address and/or phone number to: george@tortoiseclub. c o m we'd appreciate it.

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BK
Milwaukee
105 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife, daughter and I had a very enjoyable dinner at Tortoise. The food was tasty, the service was friendly and professional, and the restaurant was cozy and fun.

L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The Service, food and ambiance are excllent- always a lovely evening and great experience!

MN
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I loved every bit of my dining experience at the Tortoise Supper Club. I went on a date night with two other couples and we all received service out of the world. I enjoyed our waiter and I would go there again, it is a very romantic place, highly recommend.

DH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The stand-out was our server. So attentive and nice. All of the bussers and wait staff were amazing. From the time we walked in, until we left. Everything was perfect. Excellent cocktails and food. Thank you

D
Chicago
235 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tortoise Club NEVER disappoints. Always attentive, always great food and service. Top Notch.....thanks

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you for the nice thumbs-up, Danover. Hope to see you again and again. The Tortoise family

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DT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. Great location, absolutely fantastic food, service is over the top, and the owner is the nicest guy! This is a true supper club, like days gone by, like my parents would take me to when I was a kid, but the difference is the quality of food, and selection far exceed the days of old. We had a party of six recently, and had such an amazing evening.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on November 18, 2019

Hello Dave, and thank you so much for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're so glad to rekindle fond memories and then exceed your expectations! Hope you join us for another "amazing evening" soon. All the best from the Tortoise family.

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, classic atmosphere and good food.
Have to give a BIG negative on the font size on the menu.
Impossible to read, especially in with the dark lighting.
A simple enough fix to really complete what can be a positive experience.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on November 18, 2019

Hello Steven and thank you for joining us at the Tortoise Supper Club. We're very happy you liked the atmosphere and the food. Thank you for the tip on the lighting and the ability of guests to read the menu. We take our guest feedback very seriously and appreciate your note. Best wishes to you from the Tortoise family

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S
Tulsa
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasure to find this spot. Chicago has some amazing restaurants but this spot is a throwback and worth a visit. Great drinks and scratch kitchen.

SL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was my second visit to Tortoise Supper Club and I was disappointed. The first time I went, the food was exceptional, the server was engaging, and the ambiance was relaxing. This time the food was lackluster. The chicken cacciatore was dry and the bone marrow was underdone and stringy. We were sitting in the bar and the TV was showing football, which was not conducive to a romantic post-show dinner at all. I’d give this place one more chance since my first time eating there was so good, but if you want a for-sure good dinner, probably go somewhere else.

Tortoise Supper Club
Responded on November 14, 2019

Hello Sarah, Thank you for thinking of the Tortoise Supper Club for your post-show dinner, and I'm truly sorry were disappointed you. Our owner, Keene Addington, would like to reach out to you to talk about your experience. We value our guests feedback very much and want everyone to truly enjoy themselves. If you'd be so kind to send a phone number and/or email address to : george@tortoiseclub. c o m we'll be in touch. Very sorry again from the Tortoise family

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