Sepia

4.6
4030 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
What 4030 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food during a crazy pandemic time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We went Saturday night and wasn't able to be sat for 40 minutes. They were doing a 3 course meal service. Ive been here before but these courses were not ideal. Ill be back when/if they reinstate normal menus and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always!

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DeNB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very Impressed! We were screened prior our seating. We felt completely comfortable during the whole night because people were following the covid protocol.
Food was just fantastic !They were able to accommodate my vegan friend and her food was absolutely delicious too.Our waitress was just amazing, she made our experience at Sepia even more exceptional!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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KenM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food. Note that Prix Fixe is only menu now. Wonderful attention to social distancing.

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vipFinediner
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my daughter being in town. Chose Sepia for its Michelin star. Food and service were excellent. Server made great wine pairing recommendations. Truly enjoyed our dinner. COVID precautions were very good. Will enjoy returning post COVID.

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DarYo
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and we thoroughly enjoyed all our courses. We felt very safe with the precautions they are taking with the pandemic and everyone was very conscientious.

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vipMarkC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Have been there many times and in the past and always had good food. We were not impressed with (and did not enjoy) this fall 2020 four course menu at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience especially with COVID conditions. Only $25 corkage

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AisinAdam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! First time eating here, and definitely recommended. Perfect for a date or special occasion.

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rtb178
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jenni and staff are the best in the business. Thanks for a wonderful and safe evening.

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vipKZMcD
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sepia has maintained its excellence despite the challenges of the pandemic. This was our first time dining out since March and we were impressed and happy with the protocols. We dined outside, but noticed the dining room was well spaced. And, as always, the food was amazing.

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KatelynW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, food was AMAZING, wine and bubbly was amazing! My husband and I had a great time here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sepia was delicious as always

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

To be clear, there was absolute nothing wrong with the service and/or COVID-19 protocols in place. There was, however, a big problem with the actual food. My girlfriend and I ordered the 4 course meal for $65 each. 3 out of the 4 courses were delicious and enjoyable. The entree for both of us was not very good, and for one of us it was unacceptable. I ordered the duck entree, and it was overcooked. Honestly, it was "fine". I enjoyed the flavor, it was just overcooked and therefore relatively average. It happens. My girlfriend ordered the halibut confit with crab. I can honestly say neither of us have tasted something so FISHY at a restaurant in our lives. It tasted like when seafood gets old, or has been sitting out too long. It completely overpowered any resemblance of taste in the dish. We both took extra bites, mainly out of confusion, and it was undeniable that it tasted like it had gone bad. The only reason we didn't bring it up to the service crew is because we were on a bit of a time crunch for another event and didn't want to miss that. I am 100% comfortable in stating that the chef would have never served that if he or she knew it tasted that way. It was highly disappointing, and should never happen at a restaurant that holds a michelin star.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sepia offered a relaxing atmosphere and a simple but well-rounded menu. For a Michelin-starred restaurant, the cost was quite good. My crudite with avocado and tomato was a delightful start, while my wife truly enjoyed the foie gras.We both enjoyed the halibut and it's understated presentation with complex flavors. Desserts, sides, and amuse-bouches were also satisfying.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!

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MaryO
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm celiac, they knew exactly how to modify an exceptional meal without me feel like I've lost anything. Wonderful

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vipGregS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and presentation was absolutely outstanding. The staff was friendly and attentive, the wine was interesting and good. But the constant need to put our masks on and off was annoying every time someone came near our table, even to drop off a course or fill our water.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first visit to Chicago and I chose Sepia for my birthday dinner. Great service, great food. Told all my fiends to visit when in Chicago!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. Food was great and everyone was friendly and accommodating.

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viplrfb
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was serving a fixed price 4 course menu. Each course was excellent and I highly recommend the duck entree.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

11/10 please go here

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JBnMB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend you go if you're interested in a great time

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ThomasO
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the most incredible food experience I've ever had and I've been to Europe 5 times so that's saying something. The atmosphere is wonderful. We felt so welcomed the second we walked in. We were immediately attended to when we sat down and the service from there on out was top notch. The food was out of this world. We enjoyed the 4 course dinner. I highly highly reccomend this restaurant. Well worth the splurge in cost.

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GeoffN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience, even during COVID. Food and service were outstanding, as always. We appreciated the care that the staff took to accommodate and answer my pregnant wife's questions. Every course was wonderful, but we especially loved the beets. All in all, a wonderful anniversary dinner under a clear evening in Chicago. Thank you Sepia!

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vipstevep
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish at Sepia was a treat. The cocktails were top notch as well. Can't wait to go back!

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vipclos2132
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. A must try when you are in Chicago!

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MelissaH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly and helpful service along with AMAZING food! :)

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vipTonyN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

What a lovely meal and evening. While billed as American cuisine, the presentation, sauces, and delicate flavors made this reminiscent of fine French dining but with more than adequate proportions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always phenomenal !!!

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vipMeganW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it - I will be going back again soon. We sat outside, they did a temperature check and then we completed an online survey for contact tracing. First restaurant I’ve been to that’s done that. Great idea!

Food was amazing - and great wine selected by the sommelier.

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vipDancer
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so wonderful to be back at Sepia, one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. We sat outside and had delicious Gin drinks. Our appetizers we delicious and my fish was just perfect. A really beautiful evening sitting outside.

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the best food I've ever had in my life. Would eat here everyday if I could.

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BLEATER
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, food is very good. I was disappointed in the halibut as it was overcooked and dry. Previous visit several weeks ago, on July 18, and the fish was 10 times better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food, such a great experience. Special thanks to the hostess who fitted us in an outdoor seating, it was phenomenal

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful celebration dinner. Both the food and the service could not have been better!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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ShelbyB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The most delicious food I've ever eaten, with amazing service. It was the best part of our vacation!

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 4.6 stars by 4030 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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