Sepia

4.9
4268 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Seamlessly melding refined and rustic, vintage and contemporary, Sepia has the feel of an instant classic. The stylish space is warm and inviting, comfortable yet lively. The easy elegance of the room serves as the perfect backdrop for the inventive American cuisine. Chef Andrew Zimmerman's product-driven, seasonal menu showcases the purity and quality of the ingredients, letting both the ingredients and his passion for what he does shine through. Sepia celebrates tradition – with a modern twist.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 4268 people are saying
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ChillW
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was unique and good yet not super memorable either. It is a good place to go for a date night and have few cocktails.

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vipMichaelD
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre Fixe menu was new to us, we were not expecting it but the food was exceptional, if a bit precious. Desserts were outstanding and service (Kim) was attentive but approachable and fun!

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the four course tasting menu. Three of the courses I had are now in the top 5 things I have ever eaten in my life.

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MarA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable. This was one of the best meals and experiences I've ever had. Food was incredible, service was so kind. Will be back.

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Ambrosia
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sepia was delicious! Every dish was thoughtfully planned, and the portion sizes were perfect. Our server was very knowledgeable and kind, and other staff members were as well. Would love to dine here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a good experience. Food was good and flavors were balanced. Server was very nice and knowledgeable. Watch for up charge on certain options.

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Chuckster
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and excellent execution. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an experience

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InhaJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friends really enjoyed the food in here!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals we’ve had in at least 4 years. My wife and I did the tasting menu with wine pairings. We got different items for the first 3 courses then the same dessert (chocolate coffee semifreddo, duh). Everything was wonderful. Highlights were the roasted butternut and duck for me. My wife had high expectations for the truffle chicken and black trumpet agnolotti and both dishes exceeded those expectations. The agnolotti paired with the barbaresco was probably the best pairing of the night, but the 10 year tawny port with dessert was equally excellent. Sepia has been and continues to be a stalwart in the high end Chicago dining scene!

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PaulieDizzle
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Both the service and meal was everything you'd expect from a Michelin star restaurant. Highly recommend spending a romantic evening here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks- Wine pairing was excellent and cocktails were great/good. Jazz Manouche is a very picture friendly drink and highly recommended.

1st course- Beef tartare was excellent; perhaps a touch creamy but very tasty. Foie gras was a fun play on texture but the least favorite dish of the night.

2nd course- soft boiled egg in truffle consomé was delightful, great flavors. Venison in coffee au jus of sorts was very tasty and the meat was wonderful, but dish was second to the soft boiled egg

3rd course- the steak was by far the best dish of the night and absolutely delicious. The cook was incredible, perhaps needed touch more salt for my personal liking but the dish was amazing. The trout was excellent, the orange flavors were great but the cauliflower purée felt superfluous among the flavors.

4th course- the semifreddo was a great dessert and the winner of the two. The sage French toast was very tasty and the sweet potato ice cream was a highlight. Semifreddo is more traditional and French toast a quirkier dish but both very delicious.

Complementary- the breads, meat and butter at the beginning of the meal were delicious. The guava marshmallow and pistachio chocolate mini crunch bar were a perfect end to the meal. The marshmallow was fascinating and bursting with flavor.

Overall wonderful meal and great for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I dined here for our anniversary and it was excellent. We had two cocktails, The New Romantics and the Jazz Manouche. The New Romantics was great but the Jazz Manouche stole the show. We highly recommend it. For the first course we had the beef tartare au poivre and the crab chawanmushi. Both were excellent choices. For the second course, we had the smoked sablefish and the venison shabu-shabu. The sablefish was amazing, but the venison was a low point of the meal. For the third course we had the striploin and the duck breast. Both were great. The striploin was a fairly straightforward steak, but deliciously done. The duck dish was extremely rich, which I loved, but keep that in mind. For dessert, we had the semifreddo and the creamsicle. Both were wonderfully flavorful, but the creamsicle was a cut above.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was awesome. Tangie was an excellent server. She went above and beyond to make the dining experience great. We really enjoyed our time there! In addition, the food was wonderful! Every course was presented so well, and was decadent! We will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

New year’s eve
Great place with high quality food
A few misses during the 6 courses menu but globally it’s really nice
We loved the atmosphere, classy with nice classic jazz in the background
We recommend it

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vipRitaC
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! We came on New Year’s Eve without knowing anything about the restaurant and it was fantastic. The four-course menu offered many options, and everything we had was inventive, delicious, and unique. Highly recommend!

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CanyonB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to have a nice dinner. Went on New Year’s Eve and the tasting menu was excellent. The wine parings were diverse and complimented the food perfectly. Servers were knowledgeable about the food and very nice.

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vipGeorgeS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splendid to say the least.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This culinary experience was well worth the money! I highly recommend the full 4 course with drink pairing!

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EasonL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are both awesome

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JoeyP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food, in the end, just didn’t measure up to all if the hype.

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vipBigDaddyAl
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sepia is always good. Simple as that.

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DaniAnso
London
95 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally made it to Sepia which has been on our list for ages. Gutted I didn’t go sooner! What a treat. Scrumptious food, fantastic Menü choices and the four courses (which include an amuse bouche and a little something after) are perfectly proportioned to leave you sated but not stuffed.
I recommend the wine pairing as the resident sommelier was simply a delight.
My personal favorite was the truffled chicken but everything else was just as delicious. We will surely be back soon!

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AnneClaireD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect from A to Z. The place is very nice and cosy, the service is amazing, and the food is delicious. We loved everything!

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Delish
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious! The wine pairings were incredible! The service was fabulous!

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CARedDog
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like this place. The food was excellent. I had the wine pairing as well and they allowed me to switch out the wines to ones I liked better. I ended up with chenin blanc, burgundy pinot, barolo, and sauternes.

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vipdiner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four course with wine pairing was excellent. Great service. Husband had an enjoyable birthday dinner.

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GabrielaG
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente lugar muy recomendada la comida; solo las mesas pequeñas que son como del área de bar están muy incomodas hubiéramos preferido que nos den mesa en el área de restaurante . La comida esta exquisita y el servicio muy muy bueno

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine pairings were amazing. Outstanding experience. Recommending it to friends already!

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LThomas
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Portions are small. 4 courses of small plates. There was no waste as we ate everything. Ambiance is nice. Service very good. Multiple birthday wishes from door to table appreciated. Able to have intimate conversation even though guests not far away. Good wine and cocktails. Enjoyable evening.

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vipDianeH
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chosen because it was close to the hotel. What a fabulous choice!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alex was outstanding. The wine pairings were unbelievable! An absolutely wonderful experience.

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kurtj
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Explored a Michelin starred restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great experience!

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vipAnnaS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a truly lovely first experience and we will be back! Every course was absolutely delicious.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Sepia! The staff were fantastic, friendly, and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding and the ambience was perfect!

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DEK1203
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really loved this place. Food was si delicious, and wine pairing was awesome. I highly recommend wine pairing!

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kjc809
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent dining experience. With a party of seven, we had a diverse enough selection that we were able to try most of the available course selections. For us, highlights of the fall 2021 seasonal menu included: steak tartare, crispy soft-boiled egg, herb-crusted back cod, hay-grilled sirloin, venison shabu-shabu, steelhead trout, foie gras, dark chocolate brownie, and the crispy sage French toast.

My son (whose college graduation we celebrated here) had done a lot of research for his special dinner, including watching Chef Zimmerman take down Iron Chef Marc Forgione on and older episode. Fortunately, this meal surpassed his high expectations. Bravo!

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vipFerencP
Memphis/West TN
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As you enter you immediately feel relaxed. That is the feel of the whole restaurant later on. The decor is is simple yet elegant, in keeping with the name. The service is very friendly, but not overly so. The food is exquisite, one of the mst creative and complex in taste that I have ever have. Overall a fantastic experience!

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Sofia
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding! I can’t describe how the food could be so intriguing!

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You can order delivery directly from Sepia using the Order Online button. Sepia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 441-1920.

Sepia is rated 4.9 stars by 4268 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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