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Millie's Supper Club Brings Traditional Wisconsin Dishes, Decor To Chicago

By Mina Bloom | April 8, 2016 6:06am
 An old fashioned and a prime rib at Millie's Supper Club, 2438 N. Lincoln Ave.
An old fashioned and a prime rib at Millie's Supper Club, 2438 N. Lincoln Ave.
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LINCOLN PARK — Calling all Wisconsin transplants: Millie's Supper Club, which mimics traditional supper clubs in the cheese state down to the antique trinkets, is now open in Lincoln Park. 

The no-frills bar/restaurant, 2438 N. Lincoln Ave., is the brainchild of Brian Reynolds, who also owns Prost!, a German beer hall down the street.

Growing up in Michigan, Reynolds would visit his grandmother, Millie, in Wisconsin every summer and they'd go to supper clubs and eat simple food surrounded by cabin-inspired decor. As an adult, Reynolds remembered those trips fondly, which is why he decided to open his own supper club in Chicago.

The result is a restaurant decorated in deer heads, curated trinkets from Wisconsin antique marts and lit-up beer signs.

On the menu is a variety of supper club classics, including prime rib of beef (starting at $27.99), fish fry (starting at $16.99) and meatloaf ($14.99). 

Of course, no supper club would be complete without an old fashioned made with brandy and sugar ($8). It's just one of six different old fashioned drinks on the menu — all using recipes commonly found in Wisconsin.

Reynolds also built a stage in the front of the restaurant, which is where musicians will perform live in the evenings.

Millie's Supper Club is open from 4-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 4-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Check out photos of the bar/restaurant below:

The bar at Millie's Supper Club. [All photos DNAinfo/Mina Bloom]

The leather booths are in the front of the restaurant.

Seating in the back of the restaurant.

Prime rib of beef (Millie's Cut) served with a baked potato and horseradish cream sauce.

Brandy old fashioned sweet made with Korbel brandy, orange, Maraschino cheery, sugar cube, Angostura bitters, and 7UP.

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