CRYSTAL LAKE – A Wisconsin-style supper club with contemporary characteristics is set to open Sunday in Crystal Lake.
M Supper Club will have its grand opening on Mother’s Day at 394 W. Virginia St. The new restaurant is owned by Dave Perlick, who is the executive chef at Montarra Grill in Algonquin, and several partners.
The menu will feature items such as pecan-crusted Lake Ontario walleye, steak medallions Diane style and Wisconsin beer cheese soup.
“There will be daily specials that are moderately priced to bring in many types of diners. There will be something for everybody,” Perlick said.
Specials will include Wild Game Sheppard’s Pie on Wednesdays, a fish fry on Fridays and slow-roasted prime rib on Saturdays. Prices on appetizers start at $6.99, and entrees start at $15.99, which includes soup or salad and signature Supper Club potatoes and citrus brown butter green beans. Customers also will be offered a complimentary fresh relish tray with their dinner.
“We’re obviously going to have fried cheese curds as an appetizer, which are so synonymous with Wisconsin-style supper clubs in general,” Perlick said.
In addition to the food, general manager Rachel Mucci said another aspect that makes the restaurant stand out from the rest is its cocktail menu.
“Something really unique about our cocktail menu is we are doing a mixture of classics, such as an 1882 Old Fashioned, a 1925 Hanky Panky, and we’re also doing some modern cocktails, as well,” Mucci said. “We’re doing something for every palate.”
Wine and beer also will be available to order. Mucci said the supper club’s draft beers will be from Illinois-based breweries, and the menu also will offer “boozy milkshakes.”
“We plan to have a caramel turtle whiskey, a chocolate mint whiskey and a strawberry shake with brandy and spiced rum. So that will be really interesting and unique, as well,” Mucci said.
Along with Perlick, the owners of the new restaurant include George Kanellos, Jim Kanellos, Dennis Koukounaras and Niko Kanakaris.
M Supper Club will be open at 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, typically closing at 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weekends.
The space at 394 W. Virginia St. previously has been home to the London Pub & Grill, Rocks Bar and Grill, John Evans Inn and The Virginian.