Birthday, Anniversary, or Graduation?

Celebrate Your Chicago Private Family Dinner in a Swanky, Energetic, Live Jazz Era Vibe

Your guests and the guest of honor will love the vibe at Tortoise.  Here it’s not only about craft cocktails or the from scratch dining, it is the warm, inviting spirit-filled jazz era atmosphere that thrills guests of all generations.  Settle into a sophisticated, energetic vibe that helps your guests stylishly relax and find that only in Chicago spirit. Chicago proprietors, Keene and Megan Addington, have created a warm and welcoming urban dining experience for your private family dinners and social celebrations. Many Chicago families return year after year for their graduation, birthday,  and anniversary celebrations.  


Family Celebration Testimonials

If you are exploring restaurants for your private family dinner, Tortoise Supper Club is a uniquely, one-of-a-kind, only in Chicago experience for your memorable celebration.

The perfect kickoff to our chicago wedding

We have been to Tortoise Club many, many times and absolutely loved our experiences so it was a no brainer to host our rehearsal dinner in their beautiful space. We couldn’t of been happier with the planning process and execution of the event. Kelli is an absolute dream to work with and made planning a breeze. She was helpful and responsive at all times. Our guests were floored by the food, the staff, and the live jazz! It was the perfect kick off to our Chicago wedding weekend and I wish we could go back and do it again. I wouldn’t change a thing if we could because Tortoise Club was nothing short of perfect. Cannot stress enough how you should host your event here!

Devon B. rehearsal dinner on  10/01/21

60 Friends to celebrate my dad

I held an event here with 60 friends and family to celebrate my dad, and it was an amazing night thanks to Tortoise Club staff and the event manager. This place is one of a kind! I rented out the library room for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The food is top notch and the open bar prices easily fit into my budget. I got so many compliments for how well done the party was, when it reality, it was Kelli’s thoughtfulness and attention to detail during planning that made it happen. Highly recommend!

Jack R. visited January 2022

Caring Hospitality is our Cornerstone to Create a Memorable Chicago Evening

  • Located in the heart of River North: Celebrate with your family in the heart of the city! You will get that Chicago experience being on State Street, a few strides north of the Chicago River and just steps from some of Chicago’s best hotels, including the Langham, Renaissance, London House, Trump, Gwen, Hyatt and several others.
  • Food to Make “Foodies” happy: Count on a fully from scratch menu of locally sourced ingredients of American classics like prime rib, steaks, and the freshest seafood with a twist.
  • Swanky, Old Hollywood Room Design: Chicago proprietors, Keene and Megan Addington, have created a swanky, jazz era atmosphere that enables guests to stylishly relax. Urban dining that is sophisticated, but warm and welcoming. Each private event space channels that golden age of the Roaring 20s and Old Hollywood. You’ll discover art and artifacts that share secret stories of Chicago. All serving as the perfect backdrop for your rehearsal dinner or wedding.

Call Kelli to Book Your Private Family Dinner

The first step is to talk about your vision, and we know the first question from everyone planning an event for a group: “Is our date available?” Call Kelli at (312) 755-1700 for an immediate answer.

At Tortoise Supper Club we treat every inquiry like it is our own personal event. We are prepared to customize your event so the guest of honor, friends, and families of any budget can settle into the authentic Chicago supper club experience for their celebration.

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We Curate Memorable Events

The Tortoise Team will ask questions, listen closely, and proactively look for ways to surprise and delight your clients and colleagues. Check out our Private Dining Packet for inspiration.

Hand Rolled Cigars, Specialty Cocktail Demonstrations, and magicians are just a few ideas to make a business dinner memorable. For a lively event, we can secure musicians, artists, performers, and we can plan themed parties such as a Casino Royal or Roaring Twenties.

Contact Kelli Varnava for Questions & Bookings

“I’m here to talk pricing, customizations, and answer your questions big or small! Call me Mon-Fri from 10am-5pm at (708) 309-0321 or fill out the form and I’ll get back to you.”

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