The first people to successfully paint the town red spent more time haphazardly assembling scaffolding and arguing over who got to be the "foreman" than enjoying the results. Take the planning out of carousing with today's deal. For $22, you get a three-course prix-fixe dinner, a specialty martini, and live entertainment from expert female impersonators at Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club in Boystown (a $40 average value). Because this deal stimulates your taste buds, earbuds, nosebuds, and eyebuds, it makes the perfect plan for a sensuous date or fun night out with friends.
Sip on your choice of specialty cocktail from Kit Kat's extensive list of martinis with tart, sweet, and spicy drinks to suit everyone's tastes. Try a bloody martini (vodka, clamato, and spices), a classic side car (cognac, triple sec, and lime), or indulge in a decadent black-and-white martini (vodka, chocolate liqueur, and vanilla) and experience Kit Kat's passion (vodka and passion fruit puree).
For dinner, Chef Mark Kasper (Aria, Sixteen) packs a playground of flavors in each course. You'll start off with a fresh Kit Kat salad (baby mescaline greens, spiced walnuts, and shaved Granny Smith apple with maple vinaigrette) or chicken Caesar salad (a traditional Caesar salad with sourdough crostinis and house-made dressing), both a $7 value. Choose one of four star entrees: Ginger Rogers (Alaskan halibut, lemongrass-scented forbidden rice, caramelized fennel, wilted Chinese broccoli, and coconut foam, $22), Mae West (Southern-style fried chicken, braised collard greens, and banana horseradish puree with a cayenne maple-glazed waffle, $17), Sofia Loren (crisp eggplant, parmesan regiano, homemade roasted tomato sauce, and basil crisp, $16), or Rock Hudson (Moroccan-spiced chicken breast, cranberry and fennel cous cous, Moroccan goat cheese with simmered vegetables, $18). For dessert, choose from the lava cake (chocolate ice cream, candied hazelnuts, orange reduction, $8) or the dessert du jour.
From the moment you step into the swanky club, old Hollywood glamour knocks you over and extends a sultry hand to help you up from the pearly tile floor. Luscious red drapes outline the windows, swept to the sides like scarlet hair tucked behind a starlet's ears. Tiny lamps dot the long clean bar while projected black and white films dance across the walls. As you dine, you'll get ears and eyes full of talented divas singing and dancing as the stars. Spot Tina Turner's manic moves beneath the delicate chandelier, and check out Madonna's latest age- and science-defying shimmies. The masterful female impersonators at Kit Kat Lounge may leave you starstruck, but the friendly servers will make you feel like the star of the show.
Reservations are required.
Kit Kat's mojitos were featured in Nightclub & Bar, and its Desperate Housewives viewing parties were featured in USA Today. Check out video from Kit Kat Lounge on Check, Please!, and pull up a chair to hear the critics croon:
- What the Kit Kat has managed to do since openening [sic] is introduce a niche art form to the mainstream without alienating the LGBT community. The drag performances are decidedly queer, and yet the crowd the Kit Kat performers draw simultaneously overlaps with and broadens the demographic you’d find at, say, a drag show down the street at gay hangout Hydrate. – Rachel Devitt, Time Out Chicago
- The highlight of the Kit Kat Lounge is without a doubt the tableside drag renditions, which occur every 20 minutes or so. Bring your singles if you want some close and personal attention from the likes of Tina Turner or Madonna, who are not at all shy about spicing up the normally low-key, Casablanca-style atmosphere with a lap dance or a full-bodied croon. – Anna Pulley, Centerstage Chicago
Citysearchers are star-struck, rating Kit Kat Lounge four stars:
- I go here on my birthday each year. What a great time to fancy it up, drink fabulous drinks, and watch the beautiful ladies. The staff are always nice and fun to talk with. – hitachi_obsessed
- I absolutely can't say enough about the staff and entertainment at Kit Kat! It has been an awesome experience each time I've been there. The atmosphere is fun and exciting. – jonesbrndn
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
At the Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club in the heart of Boystown, Sunny Dee-Lite leads the troupe of divas enhance the upscale dining experience with a sexy, sassy female impersonation show featuring such pseudo-stars as Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, and Dolly Parton. Every 20 minutes or so, the restaurant becomes a stage for the likes of Madam X, known for her big, elaborate costumes, and Mokha Montrese, winner of the title Miss Continental in 2010. The dinner menu is nearly as dazzling, filled with entrees bearing the names of Golden Age film stars such as Paul Newman, Mae West, and Marlon Brando. Despite their star-studded titles, most dishes feature classic American comfort food such as chicken coq au vin, pasta primavera, and beef stew with potatoes.