Zagat First Look
The food: The current menu features plenty of shareable plates with unusual presentations, such as the bacon-adorned DT Castle burgers accompanied by a gigantic fork (pictured above) and two large-format dishes, including a whole fried fish and steak frites, which each serve from two to four people. After the current soft-opening phase ends, the menu will also feature high-concept entrees that can be shared, such as dueling lobsters and lamb three ways with a smoked rack, braised leg and spice-rubbed T-bones.
Smoked hamachi crudo comes served with a grapefruit and avocado sauce and dusted with spicy togarashi panko crumbs.
Meanwhile, shrimp and squid ceviche comes with a shiny silver-and-gold representation of an octopod cousin in snack form. Inside the martini glass, the marinated seafood is topped with spicy gazpacho, banana, avocado and crispy plantains.
The drinks: Many of the eye-popping, well-balanced cocktails come courtesy of general manager James Hamous who co-created and co-owns The Standard Pour and High Fives. One crowd-pleaser (literally) is the group-size Contortionist, which features Tito’s, fresh fruit purée, champagne and a side of Pop Rocks for a bit of tongue-tingling fun.
The Green Eggs and Ham features Avion tequila, jalapeño-cucumber purée and bacon candied to order with a blow torch. A large selection of wines, bubbly, whiskeys and craft beers round out the offerings.
The space: The 10,000-square-foot, two-story space boasts several rooms and nooks, including a 120-seat dining room, an upstairs and downstairs bar, a 24-foot stage and an enclosed upstairs patio (pictured above) that will serve double-duty in the daylight during brunch service once it kicks off in the fall. There’s something to draw attention at every turn in the space that features exposed brick, decorative mirrors, dramatic lighting, distressed wood and projection walls with themed videos that match the live music, DJ or exotic performances taking place downstairs.
The details: Don’t Tell Supper Club opens Thursday and Friday, 6 PM–2 AM; and Saturday, 6 PM–2 AM. Dinner seating begins at 6 PM and the restaurant turns into a nightclub at 11 PM. Shows will take the stage each night, with an additional brunch show launching in the fall. Valet parking, meter parking and nearby paid lot parking all available.
2026 Commerce St.; 214-432-8282