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A Review of Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Supper Club

A Review of Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Supper Club

One of the many reasons I fell in love with Philadelphia was the food. You see, I’m an import from central Florida, home to more chain restaurants than I care to calculate. The Philly food scene couldn’t be more different. Here, a unique mom-and-pop / independent restaurant is celebrated and adored. There are so many one-of-a-kind eateries here, and one of my favorites is now the Walnut Street Supper Club.

Located on Walnut Street, just a few blocks west of the Walnut Street Theatre, the Supper Club lures you in with its Broadway marquee-style sign out front. When you get closer, the words across the front of the building give you a glimpse into what you’re about to walk into… “could it be? / yes, it could / something’s coming / something good” (lyrics from Broadway’s West Side Story.) Inside is a 1940s style supper club, where every waiter, bartender, and coat room attendant performs for you.

The entertainment at the Supper Club is truly what sets it apart from the other Italian restaurants in the city. Jeremiah Downes is the music director, and your emcee/pianist most nights. He runs the music sets throughout the dinner service, and the staff all know their musical queues. All Downes has to do is play the first few bars, and there’s someone at the microphone ready to sing for you. I’m am consistently impressed by the talent that the Walnut Street Supper Club has to offer. Every time I hear Beth sing “Maybe This Time”, I feel like I’m stepping right into a performance of Cabaret. Then of course there’s David, who always brings down the house with “Copacabana”. Kim always amazes with me with how she belts out “Don’t Rain On My Parade” like a total pro, and goes right back to waiting tables, like it was nothing. It is a damn talented bunch. They give it their all in each performance, and in serving the customers. I’ve never had service like I’ve had it at the Supper Club.

But of course, it is a restaurant first and foremost, and no review would be complete without talking about the food and beverage experience. The Supper Club has a nice range of pasta dishes, my favorite being the homemade Fettuccini alla Vodka. That said, I’m also a fan of the Chicken Marco Pollo, which features spinach, prosciutto and mozzarella, topped off with a white wine sauce. My favorite item though, is the Filet Mignon, with its caramelized onions and red wine reduction sauce. Positively delicious. One thing not to skip out on are the drinks. The Supper Club has a great themed specialty drink menu. As one of my friend’s put it so perfectly, “The Marilyn Monroe cocktail tastes like happy.”

If you’ve ever been a fan of Broadway, or Frank Sinatra, or if you just like good Italian food and a fun dining experience, you should absolutely give the Walnut Street Supper Club a try. It’s perfect for a girls night out, a birthday celebration, or even a romantic evening out.

The Walnut Street Supper Club is located at 1227 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Visit www.1227walnut.com for more information, or to make reservations.

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