Saturday, January 18, 2014

Dick and Joan's Supper Club

I entered Dick & Joan’s not knowing what to expect. D&J’s is surrounded by industrial buildings; however, conveniently located close to the mall and other commercial buildings. Entering D&J’s I was immediately reminded of a large ski lodge, with tall ceilings, wooden rafters wrapped with white Christmas lights and plants. There was a huge bar in the center of the room, with the dining room off to the side. The walls were banked with the typical supper club slot machines and bar tables. It was packed for any restaurant on Monday night.

We sat at the back corner of the bar, which gave us a great view for people watching. I ordered a brandy old fashioned sour. The bartender grabbed a glass and filled it with ice. I winced. Next came a generous pour of E&J’s brandy, a half dash of loose sugar and a quick shake of bitters. The drink was topped off with soda and garnished with olives.

The olives were slimy. The drink was less than mediocre. It was only called an old fashioned by name, the taste made it a brandy & soda. I would have rather had a drink made with a mix, than this one. The price was fair-enough at $3.50, but suffice to say, my next drink was a 7&7. I quite disappointed by the drink, considering we were in a typical supper club—where you order your food at the bar and get a salad bar with all entrees ordered. I wasn’t disappointed by the number of mullets in the bar, nor was I disappointed by my meal.

My recommendation is to skip the old fashioned, don’t order a fancy drink here, but DO order the stuffed shrimp and tenderloin special. My husband also recommends the bacon & cheese stuffed steak.

Rating (out of 5 olives)

Dick and Joan's Supper Club
220 N Lynndale Drive

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