Sepia

4.8
4237 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 4237 people are saying
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vipRobertB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall it was lovely. Service was warm and friendly though unobtrusive. Nice thanks experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary and it was divine. The food was incredible, the server was outstanding and the experience overall was awesome. We will be back again and again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Manhattan, felt right at home

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is on a higher level than most restaurants. The flavors and textures of the food are amazing. Very enjoyable meal.

SJ
vipSarahJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

BD
BrianneD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little pricey but loved all the food choices and the wine pairing with them. Highly recommend for a date night out or special event

KC
KCMOeater
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing! A delicious meal. We sat outside, so take ratings on ambiance in stride. Only issue was that we had the wine pairings and for 3 of the 4 courses they were late on pouring the wines outside, so the service was held up until they came and the warm food had cooled a little. Friendly and professional staff, just missed on that one point.

KA
vipKarimA
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience at Sepia.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

JH
JoeH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Sepia. Stunning dining room. Staff were so friendly, food was incredible. Very interesting textures and flavors and clean, elegant presentations. The cocktails were some of the best we've had in a long time. Pricey, but worth it for the occasional indulgence of a great restaurant experience.

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Rons
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most unique dining experiences I have had in Chicago. Perfect to impress clients with out getting fired for the cost. Great food and best service!

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vipcarlaa
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your food is excellent. Service top notch. Only one issue…I really resent being told there is a 3% amount added to my bill for employee health insurance. Health insurance is not negotiable, you PAY it for your employees as part of your employment plan. At your price point just add another ++% to your prix fixe … do not put that on your menu. Your patrons will not even notice a 3% up charge. It offended me that you inform me that you are passing it to the customer. Of course you are but you pass a lot of costs to the customer but never mention it. Do the same with this one

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good menu, great service, some nice elements. The glazed fried chicken was extremely salty, followed by the trout Wellington which was also extremely salty. Just way too salty

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Sepia prior to attending a performance at the Lyric Opera - the first time in over a year and a half. We told the staff of our plans and they made sure that we were out the door on time - without making us feel rushed. The food was amazing - luxurious, without feeling heavy. The staff was attentive and informative and created a warm friendly environment. We had a lovely experience and will definitely go back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and evening. Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents were in town visiting and I wanted to take them to a nice place for dinner. This was above and beyond. The knowledge and support of the staff was far above average and the food was nothing short of life changing. We’ll be talking about this meal for years to come. I’ll be back ASAP.

RP
RonPerez71
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was amazing! Congrats to the entire service team on a job well done. Amber was incredible with her attention to detail and professionalism.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fried chicken dish and crab dish were the best. Service was slow. A solid 30min between being seated and finally getting bread. We were starving. We sat outside on patio so was quiet though pedestrians cut right thru instead of around. Drinks were tasty.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

BA
BobandArdyth
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sublime. That’s the only word for it.

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vipFloridian
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the 4 course dinner with wine pairings. Each dish was inventive and interesting by itself, but they all had a rather high salt level which had a bad cumulative effect. Wine pairings were excellent. Service excellent.

MA
MattA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little noisy, but food and service were excellent.

CB
CarlosB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The restaurant was awarded a one star in Chicago's inaugural Michelin Guide in 2011 and has since then retained its one star rating. I am sure the main reason is the food, and not the service and the entire table set. Silverware cheap, inadequate white wine glasses, and our waiter was not nice. Not a restaurant to celebrate a birthday. Coming to Chicago next month and definitely will not return to this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Very relaxing, wait staff was helpful and informative but not intrusive. Food preparations were unique and flavorful and the quality of the ingredients was excellent. We will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blown away by this experience. DELICIOUS food with so many perfectly blended and sophisticated flavors. Very kind, attentive and delightful staff! Thank you!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service!

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vipSush
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We were at Sepia Saturday evening and it was maybe my 4th time at the restaurant. There was a drunk and unruly crowd that sat down at end of evening. They were loud, they were yelling and the staff did absolutely nothing to try to contain them or tell them to quiet down. NOt at all what I would expect from the restaurant. In addition, we had great prior experience with servers at the restaurant and ours was OK but I think she could have helped with the menu more and provide feedback recommendations on what works well together and doesnt when coursing out. I think overall it was a disappointing evening. Food was great - service and ambience lacked greatly.

JM
JoeM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Sepia was fabulous. The restaurant is welcoming and provided impeccable service. The four course dinner with wine pairings was creative and delicious in every bite. Our server was almost joyful in presenting each course and then its wine pairing. We live in Asheville NC, but will make Sepia a must on future trips to Chicago. Highly recommended.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely perfect. An amazing experience! Never been to a restaurant with such high esteem. Everyone was so courteous and personable. I love the way that they gave such care in consideration into the reason why we were there (a birthday). They really made the night special. The food was out of this world!!!!! The truffle chicken can’t even be explained in words!!!!! I could eat it everyday! We will definitely be coming back here and putting on our list of top spots. Thank you again for a most memorable evening!!!

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PatrickC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was helpful and knowledgable. Will be coming back.

LJ
vipLisaJ
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. One of my favorites

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Katherine
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved the variety of the menu and its inventiveness. Both the duck and the sirloin were a little oversalted. Would definitely return if we are in Chicago again.

MR
MicahR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! Super well priced for the quality of food and for a high end tasting menu. Highly recommend.

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lifeisacabernet
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

nice fixed price menu, quick service, quirky wine list. Great dinner, well prepared and thought out

LB
vipLBFC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners I've ever had! Highly recommended.

SB
ScottB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sepia made one of the five best meals I’ve ever eaten in my life. We dined outside on one of the last days of Summer- for truly fantastic food with wonderful service. I highly recommend this restaurant.

MK
MarleenK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience. Wonderful and charming serve that made our time special

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Francois
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious, refined, and rich. I would eat at Sepia daily if I could.

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RVLT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fixed price menu was a great value for four courses, with really good options for each course. If you're willing to share bites with your companions, it can be like having an 8- or 10-course tasting menu. Flavors and execution of every dish was exceptional.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing :)

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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 4237 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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