Best supper clubs on the East Coast

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Underground supper clubs aren’t quite as underground as they used to be – which is bad news for the original clandestine clique, but great news for the rest of us. This burgeoning gastronomic trend has taken America by storm, with new secret dining societies popping up every five minutes along the East Coast. Follow our guide to the best supper clubs around.

I Forgot It’s Wednesday, Brooklyn, New York

© I Forgot It’s Wednesday
© I Forgot It’s Wednesday

An ingenious solution to combat those midweek blues, I Forgot It’s Wednesday does just what it says. This weekly event is hosted by dynamic duo Jenny and Matt, whose respective responsibilities are to nourish their guests and keep drinks topped up. Specialties in their five-course dinners include star anise braised pork belly and Guinness cocktails.

The Wooden Horse Underground, New Jersey

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The Wooden Horse Underground © Kondor83/iStock/Thinkstock

Seasoned New Yorkers may scoff at the prospect of crossing over to New Jersey for their secret supper club fix, but that’s exactly what savvy city diners have been doing. Beautiful portions of haute cuisine, made with extraordinary attention to detail, are served up in this unassuming Trenton location.

Wink, Boston

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Wink © EccentricCanvas/iStock/Thinkstock

One of the few underground supper clubs that has managed to retain its secret reputation, the clue is in the name with Wink. There’s no website; the dinner parties have no fixed address; and the creator is mysteriously veiled as “Chef X.” Apart from that, it’s simple: $50 and a bottle of wine will get you in.

Hush Supper Club, Washington, D.C.

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Hush Supper Club © razyph/iStock/Thinkstock

Hidden away in a secret residence of Washington, D.C.’s U Street neighborhood, Hush Supper Club is an elaborate banquet of Indian vegetarian cuisine. Hosted by Geeta, these regular dinners last for several hours, and include a spice tour through every meal.

The Gastronauts, New York and Washington, D.C.

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The Gastronauts © Thomas Northcut/iStock/Thinkstock 

Punny, very punny. The self-proclaimed Gastronauts tour the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Washington, D.C. with their adventurous foodie repertoire. Despite trying to keep things small at the beginning, this “secret” club now contains more than 13,000 people, and about 70 guests usually attend the monthly dinners.

Legume Supper Club, Brooklyn, New York

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Legume Supper Club © Boris Ryzhkov/iStock/Thinkstock

Another Brooklyn hideout on New York’s supper club scene, Legume hosts pop-up dinners once a month during the spring and summer seasons. Inspired by their roots, these two talented chefs have created a fusion of Latin and Asian cuisine that features many seasonal vegan and vegetarian dishes.

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Best supper clubs on the East Coast was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Elizabeth Gourd
Author: Elizabeth Gourd (61 posts)

Elizabeth suffers from an acute case of wanderlust, which no amount of traveling or adventure can cure. She has lived in London, New York and Berlin, and is currently a writer for Hg2 | A Hedonist's Guide To...