Garzanelli’s 2.0 had a reputation to live up to and they achieved it at the table.
Well, this is a supper club, which by definition is a dine-in experience that emphasizes hospitality and service over digital convenience. The menu has evolved little (if at all) since bygone eras when diners smoked at the table and the average bartender knew hundreds of drink recipes by heart. A supper club wasn’t going to pivot easily in the pandemic, and Garzanelli’s hasn’t.
But then that’s the point, isn’t it? We don’t want the century-old restaurants to change.
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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Garzanelli's Supper Club
WHERE: 750 N. Columbia Ave., Oglesby
INFO: www.garzanellissupperclub.com, Facebook at shawurl.com/3ecw