San Francisco-South Market
May 11, 2018
Supperclub prides itself on being, not just a bar, not a mere restaurant, but a ‘multi-sensory fine dining experience.’ What this means in practice is a leather-walled space with a glittering disco ball ceiling crammed with glam young people sipping cocktails. Once you’ve drank your fill you go through to the dazzlingly white dining room which comes with an open kitchen. Guests recline shoeless on white beds and leisurely partake of a menu that rotates on a weekly basis. Chef Nelson German and his team prepare four course meals that include such delights as pan roasted snapper, oven roasted veal loin and roast rack of lamb, but non-carnivores will be pleased to hear there is both a vegetarian and a vegan option available, so all tastes are catered for. Fridays and Saturdays the four course meal comes as part of a ‘performance extravaganza’ while on Sundays it’s a three course ‘meal and dinner experience’. An extensive list of wine and champagnes is complemented by cutely named cocktails such as ‘Morning Breath’, ‘Pillow Fight’, ‘Tuck Me In’ and ‘Let’s Get Weird’. Claiming it is neither a nightclub nor a theatre, but an interactive entertainment platform, the DJs, singers and performers consider the audience part of the show, so your enjoyment might be dictated by your tolerance for that sort of participation. As the evening goes on, the clubby atmosphere intensifies and the music is cranked up. Supperclub has siblings in various cities across the world (including Amsterdam, London, Istanbul and Los Angeles) and the formula risks becoming familiar, but it’s still an experience worth having.