Not too long ago we poked our heads into the new Walnut Street Supper Club and we were delighted with what we found -- a retro dining spot and bar with real, live music nightly -- songs and music that you can actually listen to, understand and enjoy. Broadway show tunes, the Great American Songbook and all the old standards and "easy listening" ballads you've always loved. And there's no admission and no cover charge for the music. Plus, the prices for food and drink are very reasonable and it's all here in lovely (dare we say) elegant surroundings.
Yes, if you’ve ever daydreamed about a time gone by when men were men and women were dames, then head to the Walnut Street Supper Club, where even the new cocktail menu will have you feeling like an original member of the Rat Pack.
The Walnut Street Supper Club, a 1940s-esque venue in Midtown Village (near 13th St.) has recently released an entire menu of alcoholic mixtures that pay tribute to some of the 20th Century’s most famous celebrities — and most notorious tipplers.
There’s the Sinatra-inspired “Ol’ Blue Eyes Martini” that consists of a no-nonsense mixture of Kettle One, dry vermouth and pancetta-stuffed olives. Or try the “Judy Garland” which, much like the singer/actress herself, is a sweet and sassy combination of Stoli Oranj, Peach Schnapps, pineapple juice, prosecco, mint, orange and sugar.
Of course no nostalgic bar menu would be complete without the “Dean Martin Manhattan,” a smooth amalgamation of Applejack, Cherry Heering, Dubonnet and Orange Bitters. Additional concoctions include the “Nat King Cole Collins,” the “Marilyn Monroe” and the “Barbra Streisand” to name a few.
The Walnut Street Supper Club has also launched a brand new happy hour that runs Sunday through Thursday, 4:30-7 p.m., during which you can imbibe $5 featured wines, $4 well drinks, and $3 domestic beers plus 20% off food at the bar.
Walnut Street Supper Club
1227 Walnut Street