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Sepia, Chicago, IL

Sepia

4.9
4.9
4584 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.

To book reservations of 8 or larger, please email info@sepiachicago.com!

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

  • Order online
Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, American

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 441-1920

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Zimmerman

  • Private party facilities

    The elegant private event space features Chef Andrew Zimmerman's inventive American cuisine. When legally permitted we will resume the offering of our Sepia Private Dining Space that comfortably accommodates 60 guests for a seated event or 100 for a reception.

  • Private party contact

    Kali Moskalik: (312) 441-1920

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    Randolph

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking is available as well as a parking garage across the street at Hampton Inn for an hourly fee.

  • Public transit

    3 blocks from the Ogilvie Transportion Center, 5 minutes from Clinton Green and Pink Lines Stop.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Prix Fixe Menu

    $129.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentine's Day with our 6 course prix fixe menu! 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.

What 4,584 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Contemporary American

  • Chicago

    Contemporary American

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  1. LT

    LeilaT

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was superb ! Loved the food and the pre fix menu
  2. AT

    AndreaT

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding. Best cocktails in the city.
  3. 2

    2plusme

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early Valentine’s Day with my step-mom
  4. WW

    WhitneyW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Would definitely recommend and go back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so nice, made our anniversary very special! The portions for our tasting menu were nice sized, we didn’t feel overly stuffed but we were satisfied. The flavors were phenomenal. Everything was very worth it, HIGHLY recommend sepia!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Experience would definitely come back!
  7. SW

    SarahW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed Sepia. Four course menu with four options at each course, plus optional caviar and cheese course. Cocktails were great, atmosphere was relaxed. I would absolutely dine here again.
  8. LW

    LoftyWong

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The team is firing on all cylinders, from beginning to end. Service is smart and on-point, while still being friendly approachable. Food is creative and thoughtful, while also looking like food and being satisfying. Ambience is lively without being loud. I wish the dining room had been part of the January 2023 renovations though.
  9. F

    Foodiewannabe

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic menu, great service.
  10. AS

    AlyseS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire evening was sublime! Carefully prepared and unique food choices without standing service for a very knowledgeable white person. This is a special place for the discriminating diner.
  11. PS

    PeterS

    Chicago

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A pleasant but not exceptional New Year's dinner at Sepia. The food was good and well presented, however most of the menu choices were familiar to us from a prior visit in summer - which is not exactly what we expected considering their promotion of a "special NYE menu". They did not have the red wine I wanted, and their list has very few bottles with any age. The recommended replacement did not work out well and had to be substituted - all of which took a while. Fortunately the sommelier finally came through by allocating me half of a magnum he had opened. I was a little disappointed there was no countdown into New Year. They served some rather nondescript prosecco which I sipped but did not finish. This is a good restaurant with lovely interior decor and friendly service but I think they could have performed a little better on this occasion.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve dinner with our 15-year old son. It was his first dining experience like this and we were all VERY impressed with the food and service. It felt like there was impeccable attention to detail for every course. It was a magical experience!
  13. DW

    DeniseW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and wonderful service . Will return
  14. JT

    JessT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal in a lovely space. Everything was incredibly delicious and the service was excellent. It’s a rare thing to look around the room and see absolutely everyone responding the first taste of their food with such delight.
  15. MG

    MelanieG

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single dish was literally amazing and such a good deal
  16. AK

    AndrewK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well deserved Michelin star with inventive dishes that is sufficiently unique well worth the price and variety.
  17. AO

    AudreyO

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is wonderful overall but there are some that I didn't like at all ( eg minutes marshmallows). The aged beef stole the show. Felt a little rushed. Overall great experience.
  18. MR

    MikeR

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT AND CREATIVE FOOD AS ALWAYS. GREAT SERVICE. NICE TO BE ABLE TO BRING MY OWN WINE. WONDERFUL AMBIANCE. THIS WAS MY SECOND VISIT AND I WILL ALWAYS RETURN.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time in Sepia (previously back in 2016). Everything was spectacular. The foie gras was superb, the chicken deliciously crispy and the duck simply amazing. All desserts were superior, my son described it as “the best cheesecake I’ve ever tasted”. The bartender managed to have some non-alcoholic cocktails for my son. Best of all was the people! It was an excellent service.
  20. R

    Ryan

    Orlando

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Let me start off by saying the food was outstanding. Absolutely no complaints here. Highlights were the crab chowder and the sablefish curry, both full of complex flavors and textures with every bite - insanely delicious. As far as the service goes, it was fine, but by no means what I would expect from a Michelin-starred restaurant. Our server was a very pleasant young lady who took our order and returned only to present my wine pairings (all but one) and give us our check. One of the wine pairings and all of our food were served by someone else and she never came by to check on us to see how we were enjoying the food, ask if we had any questions, needed anything, etc. After each course we only saw her well after we were done and plates had been cleared, when she returned to pour the next wine. Again, at any standard restaurant this might have been okay service (still would not have been close to what I would consider great for something like Outback or Olive Garden), but for this type of restaurant it did not fit the quality of the food and environment at all. Again, the food is incredible and everyone should try it, but the service needs work.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was great
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was a great place to go for our 2 year anniversary!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Sepia was a great! Service and food were 10/10. I recommended adding the caviar course, but skipping the wine pairings and trying some of their cocktails, the absinthe cocktail was a stand-out. The fried egg, kampachi, and the sablefish were all incredible, and I’ll be dreaming about their prosciutto amuse bouche. This is a great restaurant for a Michelin tasting menu in a more relaxed environment
  24. AD

    AlecD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to do a tasting menu and could work for special occasions, pre-theatre, dates or biz. Our's was 4 courses, with good variety for each course. Tangie's service was excellent, and she even shared a sample wine from the tasting menu for one of my wife's courses.
  25. v

    vespona

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Don't forget about this gem. With all the new dining experiences out there the tried and true sometimes get forgotten. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner last night. The tasting menu portions were quite large and delicious. Wait staff could not have been nicer. A truly lovely evening.
  26. L

    Lakesider

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a tasting menu only, so be prepared for multiple courses. My husband and I made sure that we choose different items for each course so we could maximize our tasting experience. It was a good decision- you want to miss as few dishes as possible! We found every dish to be interesting and complex. Flavors were not your ordinary and the mix of texture and taste was wonderful. This is an event meal!
  27. MD

    MadDog

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and we were delightfully pleased. Sepia is well deserving of the Michelin Star it has been awarded. We selected Sepia because our chef son from LA was visiting. He met some of the chefs working in Sepia's kitchen, expressed his compliments about the cuisine our table enjoyed and noted a well organized, clean and efficient kitchen. The Prix Fixe menu is inventive, with unique ingredients that provide a wide range of flavors across the palate. The front of the house team was spot on with timing of the courses, as wells as courteous and friendly. It's not a budget spot, but given a 1-star rating, provides good value for outstanding quality. We will definitely return to celebrate other special occasions.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with a buddy whom had never been. Kim was our amazing server. The entire team is extremely well trained and knowledgeable. It’s my 5th time back and looking forward to opera season to go ba k more in 2023.
  29. EM

    ErikM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t have words to explain how great our meal was. The caviar course is well worth the 25 pp. Nothing that anyone ate was less than exactly what they hoped for. Come here as fast as you can get here.
  30. Z

    Zinguy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative dishes, exquisitely prepared and presented in a lovely, spacious room. Service is consumately professional while still being warm, friendly and welcoming. Such a great experience to have "star quality" dining offered not as an experience or entertainment but as a delicious and engaging meal to be savored as you enjoy with your dining companions
  31. m

    megskeenan

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely top-notch food, experience, wine, service!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!!!
  33. CS

    CurtS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven't been to Sepia in years, and it's rare that restaurants get better with time... Sepia has. I highly recommend a trip.
  34. CY

    ChicagoYankee

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great wine and outstanding service. What’s not to love?
  35. A

    Anthony

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the food, service was amazing too. Great spot for date night or special occasions.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere, definitely worth a try!
  37. JP

    JesseP

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing four-course meal with wine! This was one of the nicest restaurants I have visited, and some of the best tasting food.
  38. E

    Eugene

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was good and everyone was very nice. Everyone was very committed to making our dinner special.
  39. LF

    LeonardoF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    - Product is good; consistent with a 1-star restaurant. - Service could be better and more efficient (the brought us bread after the first course had already been server), but then again, I can't compare the service of a 3-star (or even 2-star) with one of a 1-star restaurant. - Men bathroom could use some remodeling. - Wine pairing showed good choices but I felt they were stingy on how much they actually served. - I'd come back again after experiencing other 1-star places in Chicago.
  40. JN

    JoeN

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Amazing

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4584 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Sepia

123 North Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Randolph

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking is available as well as a parking garage across the street at Hampton Inn for an hourly fee.

  • Public transit

    3 blocks from the Ogilvie Transportion Center, 5 minutes from Clinton Green and Pink Lines Stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Zimmerman

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 441-1920

  • Private party facilities

    The elegant private event space features Chef Andrew Zimmerman's inventive American cuisine. When legally permitted we will resume the offering of our Sepia Private Dining Space that comfortably accommodates 60 guests for a seated event or 100 for a reception.

  • Private party contact

    Kali Moskalik: (312) 441-1920

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