Sepia

4.6
3738 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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. Attention to detail runs throughout Sepia -- both in the room and on the plate -- from the custom Art Nouveau tile floor to the hand-crafted millwork and the vintage stemware. 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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 3738 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
OT
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit and Sepia continues to amaze me. Great, very creative food at a reasonable price point. Service was excellent and we really moved the wine list. Lots of great choices with fair pricing allowed us to enjoy three really great wines with dinner.

M
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were spot on! The portions were VERY small and the food very pricey. The drinks were good - thought would have been a bit better. Overall, it was lovely but very expensive.

CL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service from the moment we walked in the door and even before. Reservation was timely and the front-of-house staff was excellent. Attentive to all our needs. Made our time feel very special. Food was very good. Maybe I'm jaded but wasn't the best I've had as a Michelin star restaurant. Well-cooked, delicious but not unique. Dessert was the highlight. Wines were excellent.

GD
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the atmosphere and decor when we arrived. Ambience was spoiled by a very young child at the next table whose parents allowed her free range and even sitting on the table. Did not strike us as a restaurant suitable for young children. Everything elseWas fabulous, particularly our server. Wine list was outstanding but expensive

f
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent well informed servers and delectable food in right sized portions

TR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was overall good. One or two dishes were great but expected more based on recommendations from friends

O
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nothing out of the ordinary but pretty solid food quality.

SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Thought it was overpriced for the amount and quality of food. A few items were good but overall nothing particularly innovative compared to the price.

OT
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 3 ordered the 5-course prix fix menu and it was creatively prepared and very delicious. Each course was attractively plated and explained by the server.
Service was exceptional! In addition to the 5 courses, we were served a warm delicious seed-topped roll, an amuse, a pre dessert and after dessert bites. This was our first visit to Sepia. We’ll definitely be back. Our server Kim was personable, knowledgeable about menu items and attentive.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The team went out of their way to make our meal special! We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and they gave us a personalised menu to take away as well as some delicious cookies to take away for the next morning! Best meal I’ve had in chicago since moving here 8 months!

R
London
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was a good dinner, but was expecting more. So a bit disappointed even if it was good.

LO
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sepia was fantastic. Delicious, perfectly prepared food in elegant surroundings, with terrific service to top it off! Perfect for a special occasion. The sommelier is also outstanding.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always.

SR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was superb, as was the staff. Best meal by far in Chicago and we would definitely return.

TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very chic place with unique menu that offers a variety of summer punched meals with citrus/sour flavored dishes. If you are planning on taking someone for a special occasion and expecting a free dessert, you won’t get it, choose another place.

J
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional Michelin Star fine dining venue by Emmanuel Nony. Very experienced, accommodating and knowledgeable staff.

DP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was professional and attentive. The food was excellent and well priced with reasonable portions for the quality. I would definitely go back.

PB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I guess I had higher expectations for a Michelin Star rated restaurant. I wasn't necessarily disappointed, just wasn't really blown away.

K
Mississippi
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting large portion meals.
Our server very patient person. Tables are spaced perfectly apart and conversational noise doesn’t travel.

EC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Unfortunately this was a pretty bad experience. We got to the restaurant at 12:00 and there was no food served until 12:50. Pretty hard for a workday lunch when you need to get to the office. All three of us had a burger and asked for it medium. All three burgers came out well done. This is not what I would expect from a restaurant of this caliber.

B
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Undercooked cold tough chewy duck entree and bland tasting cold sturgeon entree. Nice presentation. Appetizers and extras and desserts all creative and good except carrot dish. Very overpriced small servings. Too much service (it seemed like the it was insincere and just done to impress us)

VL
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and good service. They also always provide warm bread and refill the water timely.

SH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique, innovative and high quality menu. High quality ingredients. Very engaged and knowledgeable staff. This restaurant has remarkable staying power in a hyper competitive and growing restaurant market. It has been a success for over 10 years - a testimony to ownership management's ability to evolve.

e
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sepia made celebrating my husband's 30th birthday truly special! All of the staff were polite, professional, and knowledgeable. They made the evening relaxing and laid back while also being attentive to our needs. Roxie and Jennifer were a pleasure to work with. Thank you!

FL
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

I had been to Sepia before. I believe the value I obtained from the entrees (duck breast and poached halibut) was below what I expected from a place like Sepia. It was above average but still not the exceptional experience I expect from a place like Sepia

T
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Server was in a rush and not friendly. The food was mediocre at the best. The diner area lighting was too bright for the place. They had white light!

A
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we’ve ever had. The scallops were divine.

R
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Sepia is a one michelin star restaurant that is a guarantee about the food and normally beautiful presentations.
Compared with other restaurants, their menu is affordable and good, the reason for this is that the place feels a bit old (but still nice) and service is just good but far from being excellent.

r
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I was a bit disappointed in the poached bass. Not up to the standards I have enjoyed on all my other visits.

LS
Chicago
176 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful - Sepia is an excellent choice for a restaurant close to the theatre district. They helped us meet our time while enjoying the tasting menu. Each course was beautiful to look at and delicious - the tartar with celery root and grapes on brioche, agnolotti and morels with nettle sauce, sea scallops, wagyu beef and desert. Each course was unique and brought unexpected flavors. They have a wonderful, well-priced wine list as well.

GC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was really good and extensive wine list. Will definitely visit again!

WG
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy visiting Sepia when I’m in town. One thing I’ve noticed is that the waitstaff really aggressively clears plates. Like, I’m still chewing my last bite and they whisk the plate away. It’s a bit jarring. If they just waited two more beats to let me swallow and take a breath, it would feel a lot better.

IM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender Keith Meicher is the top reason to go. Go for the cocktails, stay for the food.

LP
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the experience

B
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and staff was attentive and friendly. Will definitely recommend it and return

FI
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food !

KY
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot in Chicago. Good food and creative cocktails. The service was attentive and helpful.
The food was well done - interesting flavors and presentation. We had a variety of appetizers and entrees and everyone enjoyed their meals. They also have a tasting menu (which was pretty tempting) but we all ordered a la carte.

Overall - highly recommended. Great experience and a good value for the experience.

1
2
3
94

Tweets by Sepia