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About Sepia

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.

123 North Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60661
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner

Sunday 5:00-9:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:15pm - 9:30pm
Friday 5:15pm - 10:30pm, Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Lounge opens daily at 4:00

Cross Street:
Randolph

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 441-1920

Website:
http://www.sepiachicago.com/

Executive Chef:
Andrew Zimmerman

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us at Sepia for a five course prix fixe dinner menu on February 14th! Menu price is $110 and does not include tax or gratuity. Please note that our a la carte dinner menu will not be available.

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Private Dining

The elegant new private event space features Chef Andrew Zimmerman's inventive American cuisine. Comfortably accommodating 60 guests for a seated event or 100 for a reception, let Private Dining by Sepia provide the Michelin-starred experience for your intimate wedding, corporate or social event.

Sepia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Special Occasion (42)
Fit for Foodies (38)
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Creative Cuisine (36)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Notable Wine List (26)
Romantic (25)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Tasting Menu (20)
Business Meals (19)
Cozy (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Seasonal (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Healthy (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Casual (7)
Fun (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

This was my second time dining at Sepia, again everything was outstanding. I don't have a sweet tooth so the had the venison tartar as my dessert (while my date had sweet) and asked it to be paired with a dessert wine; the sommelier blew me away with her choice; it perfectly complimented and even enhanced the insanely delicious venison. Bravo!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

I chose Sepia because it is close to the Lyric Opera. Sepia opens at 5 and we had a 5:15 reservation. There were already several parties there when we arrived. The wait staff was friendly and gave us just the right amount of attention. The menu had a well-chosen range of options. The wait staff made sure our meal was not rushed, but that we had plenty of time to get to the performance. The food was delicious. We had the duck and the striped bass. Dessert was the peanut butter mousse. Fantastic! I will definitely come to Sepia again for a pre-opera dinner. It is just a quick walk away and really set the tone for a beautiful evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful experience at Sepia! The food and service were outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

great food and a bit quieter than a lot of the new places

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Jose came through with the duck recommendation. I was about to order two beef shanks as my fiancée and I both really love braised beef, but that duck was to die for.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I've been a chef for over 25yrs. The night before going to Sepia we went to Alinea which was amazing.

I NEVER write reviews.

I have been to Sepia a hand full of times over the past 10years and NEVER had a bad meal, in fact every meal has been close to perfect.

We live in NYC and used to go to a place called Commerce in the West Village (which sadly is now closed) and i can honestly say my top three restaurants i've been in the US

- Commerce (no longer sad)

- REDD - in Nappa (we went the night after going to French Laundry)

- Sepia

All out restaurants should be, perfect menus, great service without being stuck up, amazing bread though to desserts

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Healthy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

I loved the ambiance of Sepia. The food was exquisite and the staff went above and beyond to make the evening special. I will definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing anniversary meal! Ben did a lovely job steering us in the right direction throughout the entire meal. Thank you!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service and drinks were very good, except the vodka drink, but I don't like vodka. I forget the name of the drink. 2 of the 3 appetizers were good, but one was bad, and the entrees were fair but forgettable. Desserts were very good. I wouldn't go back because there are so many restaurants to try in Chicago, but I didn't mind it for one visit.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Wonderful experience. Ben was thoughtful and knowledgeable! We had a great time!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Amazing food beautifully presented. On a cold midweek night it was very quiet but the attentive staff and dark but welcoming decor made for a fun and sophisticated evening.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I'll preface my review by saying that the service and ambiance were great! My critique is strictly about the food!

Imagine receiving a serving of tortellini with only 4 shells of pasta in an oversized bowl, no meat. OR imagine macaroons the size of a marshmallow!

I am a foodie and consider myself to be a connoisseur of fine dining in Chicago, as I was born and raised in this city. I came to this place for New Years Eve simply because they were offering a "six- course meal" dining experience for the evening. At a whopping price of $125/ person, one would expect to leave full and satisfied. However, what we received were six TASTE PORTIONS (if you can even consider them that) of entrees from their regular menu.

Although the dishes were served separately, everything we ate could have fit onto one large plate with space to spare. The overall taste of the food left more to be desired, as there is nothing that I would absolutely have to try again. Needless to say, I left this place still hungry, dissatisfied, and $300 less wealthy than I walked in.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

One of the best dining experiences I have had, the ambiance and service were stellar and the dishes we had were not only plated perfectly but were executed without flaws and to top it off the cocktails here were fabulous. I would highly recommend and have already recommended this truly fantastic restaurant to others.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

This was my third visit to Sepia. Something was missing this time. Restaurant was not that busy but the food seemed a little dryer and not as thoughtfully presented on the plate this time. I’m not as eager to return as I was last visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Absolutely incredible low-key dining gem with perfectly tasteful 1920's Chicago flair. The menu is uniquely inventive and constantly shifting - Chef Zimmerman is truly a master of his craft. I came here for dinner with my mother and our family friend, and after we ate all three of us declared this was our new favorite spot in Chicago. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is consistently one of the best restaurants in Chicago in every respect: creative and delicious food; well-spaced tables in an attractive, tasteful setting; quiet enough for easy conversation but not at all dull; sound track that complements the setting; friendly, well-trained and knowledgeable servers; and a very pleasant bar and lounge area. Don't change anything.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food, but on the expensive side at $250 for my wife, my son, and me. My favorite were the appetizer and main dish. The drink and dessert were just OK.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great atmosphere. Interesting menu. Wine list would have taken hours to really go through. Pricey - don't go there for cheap/quick eats.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was spectacular, service was attentive and friendly, ambiance was relaxing and lovely. Such creative food was a delight!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We have last dined here a few years ago. We wanted another option for pre-opera dinner. We were all pleasantly impressed with the food, wine and service. The staff was well aware of our opera time and allowed us to finish our meal and then not wait a long time for our check.
We will be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Our server was very slow and didn't give us enough attention. Food was great, ambiance was stellar.

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 6, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. A must!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

I took my girlfriend her for our anniversary. The waitress gave us fantastic recommendations, the food was incredible, and my girlfriend loved it. It's very expensive, so it's definitely for special occasions only, but as far as restaurants of this caliber go, it's very affordable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

A visit to Chicago with my love.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great west Loop location, quiet and comfortable while impressive atmosphere and food. Best location for business lunches, and my most reliable ‘go to’ place. Highly recommended!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great place and staff! Went here for a business dinner and we all had a great meal and cocktails!

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Appetizer appeared fast, then too long of wait for the entree. Waiter enjoyed recommending wines but never checked to see how our dinners were.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our meal at Sepia was fantastic, start to finish. Terrific service with respect to meal recommendations and finding the right wine for each of us. The food was well thought out and attractively plated. The smoked duck breast was phenomenal. Would definitely dine here again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great spot. The service was excellent. The menu was tremendous, and the food was great. We had a big group in one of the two spots in the back of the restaurant. Excellent evening.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

What a great experience! It was on my husbands list of places to try! Glad we came during the week for a much quieter dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

My wife and I enjoy the ambiance and high level of service at Sepia. Our waiter gave excellent suggestions for a wine to pair with our meal, and as always the meal was perfectly prepared. The overall experience was top notch!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went for our anniversary and decided on the prefixe 5 course meal with wine pairs. Food was beyond outstanding and service was excellent. Every staff member was knowledgeable of the food and wine pairings and did everything to make our experience memorable. This restaurant is very high end and the prices reflect that. So be warned that it isn’t cheap, but definitely worth it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service and food were great. We selected the tasting menu and everything was delicious. Would recommend.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 15, 2017

A bit slow for the food to come out, but att five service, good atmosphere and very yummy.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We brought some colleagues who are European and absolute foodies and they loved it! The food was absolutely wonderful! And the service was relaxed but very good. Would cone back here in a heart beat!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Ambiance was very lovely. However, the service was very bad. The waitress was very slow and unfriendly. Furthermore, the food was not worth the price. Chicago has better options.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service dies not get enough credit often but it is really good here. The wine list is beautiful if ridiculously expensive. The food was fussy and fun so be prepared. A fun special night

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairing.3 of the 5 dishes were fantastic and two were very good but not exceptional. The cocktails were excellent.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very creative and original. The captains are so knowlegable about the food but especially the wine. I ate at a Mischelin 2 star the night before at 3 times the price and not nearly as good. The service is exceptional

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Lovely - great service, fabulous food, love the typed menus (take home special menu) outlining our food choices on the Prix Fixe menu, the chef was kind enough to support my request for a "menu" change, will certainly be a favorite when I visit your city. Service, Ambiance, and menu beautiful. Great "take away" feeling. Our server was wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy
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