A touch of nostalgia at the Walnut Street Supper Club l Daily News
THESE DAYS, “dinner and a show” invokes images of takeout sushi and an on-demand movie. But there was a time when it meant an elegant evening at a restaurant with a decidedly grown-up atmosphere, where folks seated at linen-covered tables were entertained as they dined.
That’s the bygone realm that’s been revived – with a modern twist – at Walnut Street Supper Club, which opened right before New Year’s at 1227 Walnut St., for 35 years the site of the landmark Portofino Italian restaurant.
The Supper Club’s format isn’t quite the same as those at the ultraglamorous establishments portrayed in films of the 1930s and ’40s. Ermine and pearls for women and tuxedos for men have given way to the kind of casual dress found in most establishments today. And there are neither lavish floor shows nor big-time headliners.
See the entire article by Chuck Darrow here.