Even after being voted Diner’s Choice Winner by OpenTable in 2009, Posh Supper Club has closed. Perhaps being so posh is what caused the supper club, which was brought on the scene by the RLJ Companies, founded by Bob Johnson (Yes, the BET guy), to shut it’s doors only after three years.
When it initially opened, patrons and critics alike were pleasantly surprised by the restaurant’s excessiveness, in decor and staff friendliness. The Washington Post writes:
Posh could not be faulted for being stingy, what with the amuse-bouche that starts the meal, the house-made confections that end it, and the service that, much like Sally Field accepting an Oscar, really, really wants you to like it…Playing up its role as a nightspot, Posh broadcasts on that screen above the bar an endless loop of theater curtains opening and closing on the restaurant’s name. The result is a cross between a Las Vegas showroom and a high school gym that’s been dressed for the prom.
Well, so long Posh. It’s a bad year for owner Bob Johnson as Michael Jordan is looking to buy him out of the NBA team he owns, the Charlotte Bobcats, where he paid close to $300 million to acquire in 2004.