River North Restaurant Is Making Chicago A Better Place, One Cocktail at A Time
Tortoise Supper Club Partners with the Miracle Center for March Cocktail for a Cause Program
What if you could make the world a better place just by heading to a bar and ordering a drink? Chicago’s Tortoise Supper Club is helping diners do just that through their Cocktails for a Cause program. Every month the metropolitan supper club, known for its steaks, chops and fresh seafood, joins forces with a local non-profit to help raise awareness and funds for that organization. The restaurant/lounge creates an original limited edition cocktail and donates $3 of every one sold to that month’s non-profit partner.
This month, Tortoise Supper Club has teamed up with The Miracle Center, who provides Arts Education-based programming for inner-city kids in communities that exhibit high levels of poverty, unemployment and low education attainment. Through The Miracle Center’s afterschool and summertime programs, youth ages 11 - 22 work together to develop full scale theater productions that are then performed for the general public. The Miracle Center understands the inspiring power of the Arts and their programs not only empower kids by raising their self-esteem but also help them strengthen their creative problem solving and develop leadership and general life skills.
Tortoise Supper Club guests who want to support The Miracle Center can order up the Curtain Call, March’s Cocktail for a Cause. This delicious drink features House-Infused Dill Vodka, Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice and a Housemade Honey Syrup. The refreshing and well-balanced beverage is finished off with a couple dashes of Grapefruit Bitters and is garnished with a little Grapefruit Zest. $3 from every Curtain Call sold will be donated directly to The Miracle Center.
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About Tortoise Supper Club: Located in Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood, Tortoise Supper Club (TSC) is a stylish yet approachable restaurant and lounge that invites guests to “dine well and dine together.” The metropolitan supper club offers patrons a singular dining experience that celebrates the authentic charm of the classic American supper club while also catering to the needs of the contemporary diner.
The warm and inviting space is punctuated with pieces of Chicago history, original artwork and family heirlooms from owners Keene and Megan Addington (both of whom have deep Windy City roots.) At its core, Tortoise Supper Club is truly a family run restaurant: Keene and Megan are on site almost every day greeting guests at the door, stopping by tables to say hello and connecting with patrons from all walks of life.
At TSC, guests are treated to an elevated dining experience that combines steaks, chops and fresh seafood with handcrafted cocktails and friendly, attentive service. Created by Executive Chef Aaron Browning, TSC’s menu includes signature dishes like Chilean Sea Bass with Sautéed Watercress, Ginger, Coconut Rice & Shrimp Ragout, 12 oz. Peppercorn Crusted New York Strip Steak served with Au Poivre Sauce and Oak Aged Bourbon Meatloaf with Foraged Mushrooms and Buttery Mashed Potatoes. Understanding the dietary restrictions and lifestyle choices of today’s diner, Chef Browning proudly offers many gluten free options.
Weekly specials include Half Priced Signature Cocktails on Wednesdays, Sautéed Frog Legs and Buttermilk Battered Cod on Fridays, Northwoods Dry Rubbed Prime Rib on Saturdays and $1 Oysters / $1 Shrimp Cocktail from 4:30 – 6:30 pm on weekdays. Live Sinatra-style jazz music is played in the lounge every Friday and Saturday night.
Tortoise Supper Club is located at 350 North State St. in Chicago, IL. Lunch is served Monday – Friday from 11:30 am – 4:00 pm; dinner is served Monday – Thursday from 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Friday & Saturday from 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm and Sunday from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The lounge is open until midnight.