The up-north supper club gets a big-city update in this concept by owner Kim Bartmann (of Bryant Lake Bowl and Cafe Barbette): fried smelt in a paper cup with smoky ketchup; Scotch eggs; pork chop with cheesy grits and shrimp-bacon succotash; stroganoff; steaks. The room is a mix of of old (battered tan brick, recycled furnishings) and new (a gleaming display kitchen).
Owner Kim Bartmann, she of the Bryant-Lake Bowl, reinvents the supper club. The stroganoff, for example, features medium-rare venison with egg noodles and mushrooms. Other highlights: fried smelt in a gossamer-light batter, grilled sardines and pepper-crusted mahi-mahi. A Friday-night fish fry is deservedly popular. Weekend brunch shines, and lunch is another strong suit.
509 1st Av. NE.