Tortoise Supper Club

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$30 and under
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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
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JZ
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience. Love this place out all the restaurants we went to over our 4 night stay in downtown Chicago. Great food and service.

HV
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The Sea Bass is one of the best dishes I have ever enjoyed -- in this and other countries! My drink (was spot on as well. The french onion was good, but not as spectacular as the Bass. Our pom frites never arrived -- i forgot about them until much later, so to be fair, we did not remind our server. I recommend the TSC to everyone I know traveling to Chicago!

MR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were wonderful! We enjoyed celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary and the staff being so accommodating when we called to tell them we would be woefully late due to an unanticipated night time parade and State St being shut down to car traffic as a result, along with infuriating rush hour like gridlock through the downtown and river north on a Saturday night.

Our evening would have been completely ruined if they had given our table away, however they graciously held our table and were entirely lovely during our evening. I enjoyed the pumpkin soup, the oysters, the stuffed Walleye and Peanut Butter
Pie. My husband had the duck, also the Bourbon ice cream and a wedge salad. All of which he also agreed were prepared well. The only disappointments were the duck was a little over done and the lounge was packed so we weren’t able to grab a table to enjoy the live jazz. But overall a fantastic evening that could have been a terrible disaster had the staff not so graciously held our table for us!

B
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Overall I've been here twice. Food was very good. Waiter was a bit pushy. I'd go again hoping to get somebody different as a waiter.

BJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very helpful waiter made recommendations.

m
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Menu, service and friday night jazz trio were all great!!

TW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious (recommend the steak, meat loaf, stroganoff), live jazz that made for great background music without drowning out conversation, and Jimmy the waiter took excellent care of us!

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal and really wonderful, personable service from everyone. We really had a great time and will be back!

MM
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great Place, we were there for a business dinner. bartender and drinks were perfect. we had the most wonderful and knowledgeable Server and the food set a wonderful for the rest of our business for the following 2 days. We will most definitely be back, I also think it will be a great place for a date night with my wife, Thank you very much!!!

P
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
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.

CD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Weeks ago I made an Open Table reservation requesting a quite booth as I was treating a friend of mine that has done so much for me. Upon arriving I was told there were none available and I stated my request. After awhile they oddly came up with one. Who were they saving it for J Lo and Alex? The gentleman was a bit put off and our waitress was just OK. All in all not what I expected the gentlemen chilly. I was sorry to have chosen this as a special thank you treat.

SM
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
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 on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

SM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
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 on 12 October 2019
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 on 11 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great place-good service-fun for big groups

NW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
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 on 9 October 2019
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 on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening of food, drinks, and ambiance.

S
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 8 October 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 6 October 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 5 October 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 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was awesome. Service excellent. Beautiful ambiance

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Loved this! Go when you have plenty of time.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service!

A
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 4 October 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 1 October 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 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! Will be back!

OT
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 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 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

CN
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 27 September 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 26 September 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 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience!

F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 22 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 20 September 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.

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