Interesting article. I would argue that Smokie's in Madison is also a supper club. It's known for its steaks, but has a relish tray.
I bet there are still a few more of these around Wisconsin. Anyone got any to contribute?
I'll add one-I'm pretty sure I are here as a kid. Norwood Pines Supper Club Minoqua. http://norwoodpines.com i don't think that they are doing the relish tray, but they have the fish fry. ; )
The Bartolattas opened a couple of new restaurants called Joey Gerards that are in the supper club tradition. http://www.joeygerards.com/
The Mill. Just north of Sturgeon Bay at the intersection of Hwy 42&57
I have one (sort of) but only if we re-claim the UP as part of WI. I couldn't remember if the Stonehouse was in Escanaba or Marinette. It's in Escanaba. But boy, this one personifies the ideal supper club.
I was looking for one in Marinette itself, but when we lived there we went out to The Brothers Three for pizza or the Country Club in Menominee for a fancier dinner. I was away in college for that time, so I no doubt missed out on some good meals. ; ). Then, there was always The Hilton where my sister waited table. (Not, what you think--it's a diner.
I think there is one just south of Jefferson (?) on highway 26 - and I think it is called Club 26. Made the news one time in Madison as a supper club. Does Ishnala qualify? It's a little higher end and I don't think they do a Friday Fish Fry, but they used to have to best relish tray and still have the little cinnamon rolls. The Esquire Club in Madison is probably a supper club - not a big fan there but lots of people are there for the fish fry. I never would have considered putting Toby's the list from the original article.
Green Acres in Sauk City on the west side of the Hwy 12 bridge at Hwy 78, and I would call the Old Fashioned on the square in Madison a wannabe supper club for trying to establish that sort of ambience in a modern setting. When they have an anniversary party or celebrate something local, you really can go back in time while dining there.