Restaurateur and chef Jason Frenkel's most recent ventures, Tokyo Club and The Keep speakeasy opened to the public last Friday.
The ground-level Asian-inspired restaurant offers both table and couch seating with views of Harmonie Park. An exposed brick wall is adorned with the likeness of a small golden cat figurine that sits on the sill of the restaurant's kitchen window. The menu offers a few clever options including a list of egg rolls in flavors like ham and cheese, corned beef, and cheesecake.
Down a stairwell, The Keep provides a dark space perfect for an after-dinner craft cocktail. Candles provide offer just enough light to give the room a warm red glow.
Tokyo Club and The Keep are located at 1407 Randolph. For the first two weeks, the restaurant and bar will be open for pop-up hours from 6 p.m. until close (between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.) Thursday through Saturday.