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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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year at Sepia! We will be offering a fabulous four-course prix fixe menu for our first seating ($85pp++) and a six-course prix fixe menu for our second seating ($125pp++). We look forward to celebrating with you!

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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (49)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Good for a Date (47)
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Creative Cuisine (43)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Notable Wine List (29)
Romantic (28)
Business Meals (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Tasting Menu (20)
Cozy (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Seasonal (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Healthy (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Casual (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Fun (5)
Organic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent service with unique and innovative food that was not pretentious. Highly recommended for special occasions but I can see becoming a regular visitor on my trips to Chicago.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Dainty portions that are excessively priced. Menu choices too limited.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great restaurant in every respect - food, service, atmosphere, etc.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with good friends that enjoy good food as much as we do. Lovely space; very interesting and welcoming. Comfortable seating; loved the bar area. Waitstaff amazing and attentive without being interfering. Dressed in such a nice way; not server like, more like a friend sharing dinner. Food was absolutely amazing -- starters to entrees to dessert. I will never look at swordfish again in quite the same way knowing how it was presented and tasted at Sepia. So so so good! Combinations of foods and seasonings was outstanding. So well prepared and so delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great wine list. Enjoyed ordering my favorite color drink at the bar. And drink was tasty.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Average staff and food. Not worth the hype. Plenty of other places in the city to go for a great meal and service.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We did not enjoy our meal. Duck was too gamey and steak had no flavor and was dry. Our server never even asked if we liked our food. We spent alot of money on food we didnt even eat.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent all around. Would recommend for any event. Very attentive to our needs: dietary considerations, time constraints( we were going to the theatre after dinner), and special evening ( my son's birthday). The service was exceptional as was the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love the ambiance
Great wine pairing
More of great food experience than just dinner

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was delicious but portions very small. Classy environment with friendly waitstaff.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The experience was simply out of this world. Highly recommend

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Interesting menu, terrific food, top notch service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful experience

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