Sepia

4.8
4102 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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Safety precautions

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4102 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJerry
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Every course was outstanding and the service was terrific.

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DanS
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great {especially the duck) , ambience and service very nice too

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vipSusanR
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal - every course was outstanding. Kim was our server and did a fantastic job. I look forward to returning.

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vipMaggie
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very disappointed. I was at that s place long time ago and I loved everything about it. On this day and my birthday only the first course was good Service was horrible!

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bwang
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Made a reservation for 2 about two weeks in advance. Upon arrival, we were seated promptly in a more secluded room (+ for quietness) but it was a bit dark and right by the restroom (lots of foot traffic, it was a bit distracting).

We had the pre-set 4 course meal and shared a number of dishes. The ones to highlight - the halibut (1st course), the egg (2nd course), the duck (3rd course...a bit underwhelming but still good), and the guava sorbet (4th course...off menu item but was provided due to having a dairy allergy). We also had some cocktails but was let down (could barely taste the alcohol and the flavor was mediocre). Price point for the meal was reasonable ($75 pp)

Overall, we had a pretty enjoyable experience minus some of the cons mentioned above. I think the service was probably the biggest disappointment. Our server was MIA when we needed her. I would give the food a solid B grade. Not sure if I would be back right away but would be open as the menu changes.

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Rick
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and consistent in all areas. This place has never disappointed me in all the years I have been their guest.

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NinaP
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was very good except the sirloin was difficult to chew. I would have expected the meat to be more tender at such a highly rated place. I feel it is a bit too expensive to justify eating here again.

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vipmargaret
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! We will definitely be back. We came to celebrate our anniversary and had a delightful evening. Food was great even though we went against what we normally do and ordered items that weren’t the top choices of our waitress’. Can not wait though to try them! Wine paring was on the spot and an excellent value. Interesting selection of wines we never tried before. Overall elegant ambiance and a great choice for our celebration.

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vipjohnjk
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fixed menu of four courses, with choices for each course, all which were very inviting! All together it was a superb meal. I don't know how, but the staff knew it was my birthday and the dessert included a birth wish and a lit candle!

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vipLeon
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine, service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very very poor service and very loud ambiance. The food was nothing extraordinary. Not sure why they have 1 Michelin star.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanted the experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and had an excellent experience! The food, service, and staff were all fantastic!!

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KL1990
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Wonderful selection of food in set menu, something special for everyone.

Felt like I was one of the judges on Top Chef enjoying the beautiful creations. Nice wine pairing as well.

Excellent service from all the staff, especially our outstanding waitress.

Worthwhile for all occasions, either small or large groups.

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ScottH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience at Sepia and the first time I’ve ever eaten at a Michelin star restaurant. The food was fantastic as was the atmosphere and the friendliness and promptness of the wait staff. I would definitely recommend to people. And the wine pairings were equally as fantastic as the food itself. This holistically the best meal I’ve ever had.

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vipKira
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and amazing food for the price! Such a fun experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, truly a delightful experience. I can’t wait to go back.

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Murugs
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The flavor profile of the first and second course vegetarian dishes tasted similar. Otherwise, the food, service, and ambiance were outstanding.

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KarenO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly Recommend! Every single bite of food was fabulous. My husband and I ordered different choices on all four courses so we got to taste a lot of what there was to offer. Chef Zimmerman is a master at blending flavors. The staff was attentive without being overbearing and the atmosphere was comfortable and welcoming. And what a great value! We've paid a lot more money for dinner at places with 2 or 3 Micheline stars that couldn't hold a candle to the meal we had.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday at the restaurant, service and food was superb.

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vipredhibition
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience celebrating my mom’s birthday. The tasting menu, wine pairings, and service were outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The food, the ambiance, the service. Also, as a public health professional, I was blown away with their COVID precautions. A wonderful night celebrating our anniversary.

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vipToddy
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Service, food and atmosphere are consistently wonderful.

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Jack
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good value and food. Highly recommended. The services were great as well.

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StephanieE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing, from the service to the food, it was all incredible. Every dish during restaurant week was perfect, flavorful and great portions. Would come here over and over!

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vipNick
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipElena
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

well organized place, good social distancing, nice atmosphere, restaurant week menu was good although main course was on the small size but very tasty

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Leona
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience during restaurant week. We will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food experience, and wine pairing by restaurant staff was fabulous. Definite yes if you are thinking of going.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere

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vipKenny
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Good service but the food was disappointing for a Michelin star restaurant

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vipStef
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals and experiences I have had in Chicago! The staff were attentive and the food was incredible! Great cocktails too!

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Bowl
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great; beautiful food at a substantial price. You might want to eat another snack after dinner since the portion is small. Some of the food was too salty for my taste, but the cheesecake was delicious!

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HappyCustomer
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out since the Pandemic and Sepia made it worth the wait. Every course of the Restaurant Week four course menu was a memorable taste treat. We are so delighted that this fabulous restaurant has survived this difficult time and continues to outperform. I realize how deprived we have been these past months and intend to revisit Sepia frequently.

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vipCristinaDS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant week

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TKay
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and award winning cuisine! Top Notch!

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vipPeterW
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Overall food was the highlight, but service and ambiance was poor. Took us a long time before someone came over to ask for drinks or our order.

We were also seated in the bar area instead of the dining room for whatever reason. The tables are very low, so whenever eating you are completely hunched over. Just wasn’t the most enjoyable experience for a tasting menu.

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jolienD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, with one of the best wine lists in Chicago !
Just perfect !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great cocktails. Everything was incredible and the service was exceptional. Highly recommend!

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vipGDPA
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service. We tried Restaurant Week's menu and it pretty good for the price.

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 4.8 stars by 4102 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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