Sepia

4.8
4230 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 4230 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing :)

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JuLyGy
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Absolutely will dine again. Thank you for a memorable experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and nice service!!

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vipron1
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Year after year, Sepia is consistently one of the best restaurants in Chicago and never disappoints. Food and service are top notch every time we dine. One of my all-time favorite places.

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MaiViN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing value for a Michelin star dinner. Amazing food, drink (loved the wine pairing), service, and ambience. Would go back in a heartbeat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so beautifully presented and flavorful. The service was great and the ambiance was perfect.

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vipAnnaventures
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, per usual! The 2 hostess were very pleasant but the outside waiter/host was a bit impersonal, almost not wanting to be there. Arno however was fantastic! Arno is always fun, pleasant and very welcoming!

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vipsjbush
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I didn’t catch a our server’s name, but he was wonderful. Shared descriptive details about each menu item, helpful with avoiding gluten as I have an intolerance, very knowledgeable about the wine. The ambiance was exactly what I was aiming for in choosing a place to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The concept of the restaurant being four course and having the wine pairings with each course was fabulous. The food was perfectly cooked and the flavors were divine. Having said that this is why I have the value the stars that I did- for the money spent, I should not have left hungry. (I’m a person that fully believes in portion control and taking time to eat to sense when I am full rather being a ravenous beast and inhaling my meal.) but several hundred dollars later and leaving with a feeling that I wasn’t quite full isn’t ideal.

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JenniferR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine pairing, great service and left very satisfied. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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ACwasHere
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good waiting staff and amazing food. Highly recommend.

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SelamiP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food, service and ambiance. Wonderful expierencs

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KateS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food is a bit of a hit and miss. Some of the dishes are EXCELLENT and some leave a lot to be desired. Extremely expensive for such a risk that your food may not equal what you paid for it. Ambiance is great for a nice date! Wait staff is very attentive and helpful.

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Union4All
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly - could not have been better. One of the very finest dining experiences I've had in Chicago in, oh, years and years. Accomplished, unpretentious, and absolutely exquisite, end to end.

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Mimi
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!! Excellent four course dinner and cocktails. We ate outside and it was mostly quiet, just the occasional music from a passing car. Not an issue. Food and drink are creatively prepared, delicious and beautifully presented.

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RicardoL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was an excellent experience, the 4 course menu and the wines

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in on a Saturday night and had an amazing experience. We sat at the Bar and Keith provided us with outstanding service! The four course menu was absolutely delicious and exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended!

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AndrewZ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome overall. Definitely worth one Michelin

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anon
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well balanced dishes with sensitivities to dietary restrictions (allergy or otherwise) accommodated as best as possible. Nothing felt rushed; spacing between courses was spot on. Enjoyed the relaxed dining environment.

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SLGray
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing. Really, the amount of flavor in each course was spectacular. That said, we didn't receive very good service, though we did see the tables on either side if us getting good service, so I guess it's hit or miss. It was too bad that such delicious food was accompanied by lackluster service, especially since it was such an important night for us.

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vipMichaelL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for a 4-course fixed price menu. Delicious dishes and thoughtful wine pairings.

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vipMBMB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is inventive and quite good. We had a problem with one of the courses and the staff quickly made us feel that we were heard and they appropriately dealt with it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Excellent food and drink. Staff was accommodating and fun

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vipMichaelc
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Will be back, soon

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sepiafan
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent advice on wines in a lovely dining room

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The supplements are there for a reason. Go for the chawanmooshi and the fried chicken.

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Jkye
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. A little pricey but if you're coming here then you should already be aware of the type of dining experience you're in for. Only downside is the dining room does get a little loud as the place fills up. Great for special occasions!

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tdiv
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a very solid dining experience. Sepia features a strong menu backed with creative flavors that mostly get pulled off well and at a price point reasonable compared to its competition. I heartily recommend Sepia for anyone looking for a flavor adventure of Michelin calibre that won't break the bank.

The kampachi crudo, country fried truffle chicken, and duck breast were phenomenal. They had an adventurous mix of flavors and the execution was spot-on. You expect this type of creativity at a Michelin-starred place, and Sepia delivered.

There were some misses for us in the dessert and cocktails that we ordered. This is very much not a deterrent, but it needs to be mentioned in the interest of fairness. I would steer clear of the whole fruit chocolate dessert at present. I would like to see more cocktail options that are not based in bitter liquors or doused strongly in bitters.

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ShannonR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As alway a 5 star experience

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DennisG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and services are very good. We'll go to the restaurant again when we get a chance next time.

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Donna
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Good value.

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Marykay
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was outstanding. Absolutely incredible. Service was excellent. But we were seated outside with ZERO ambiance - just a few tables and chairs on the street -no flowers, no decor at all, so that was unfortunate. In future reservations, I will be sure to request an indoor table.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Quality of food and cocktails is very different from a year ago. Used to be one of my favorites. My cocktail tasted medicinal. The food was okay with perfectly cooked meat but the flavors were uninspiring. The shift to a price fixe menu was disappointing as it unnecessarily made the meal very expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Specialty cocktails were fun and creative, the food was delicious and superb with every bite of every course, service was impeccable. Dining at Sepia was a wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beverages and food were imaginative and well executed! Had a very enjoyable evening!

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vipclos2132
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Chicago. Best dining experience in Chicago. Just fantastic.

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AlinaB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Delicious food and friendly stuff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome - wonderful service.

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JulieZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was reasonably good - but if you have a picky eater in your party the price fix menus is hard to find something they like. So that was a bummer - plus water is awful- you would thing a high end restaurant would have better than city tap. Pleas invest in a water system! Lastly they served use expired Coke - it was flat and the bottle was a year past expiration.

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passion4food
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tasting menu was divine. Wine pairing OK, but that's a very subjective. Service was excellent regardless that I was a party of one. Put it on your bucket list.

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 4.8 stars by 4230 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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