Temporis

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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Led by executive chef Troy Jorge and proprietor Sam Plotnick, Temporis embraces the evolution of seasons and ingredients, drawing inspiration in part from a hydroponic garden in the basement. We believe that food that is inspired will translate into dishes that are the right blend of modern, yet approachable, familiar yet creative. Wine pairings and a bottle list are offered, as well as some classic cocktails and non-alcoholic options. The atmosphere is intimate and modern. Business-casual or “cocktail” attire is suggested.

Temporis is open Tues-Sat, 5 p.m. until the last seating at 9 p.m. Each night, the restaurant serves a 10-course tasting menu of progressive American cuisine. On Tues-Thurs, a 5-course tasting menu, an abbreviated journey of the season, is offered as well; please let us know which tasting menu you would like in your reservation requests to help us best plan for your visit. Our 10-course tasting menu is $155 a person and our 5-course menu is $85.

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BarbaraA
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Temporis is a relaxing, sophisticated and artistic dining experience. Walk inside to a warm greeting and you can feel how the team is genuinely happy to be there - for you. The service is outstanding and approachable as they ease you into each mind-blowing plating. The pairings were sublime - splurge on the Reserve Wine Pairing - you wil not be disappointed. It is worth keeping your phone handy to capture the beauty of the presentation of each course. Chef Jorge orchestrates the experience - delicate courses of mussels and lobster followed by pork belly and short rib as he shares a bit of his Boston roots and Chicago home. Pastry Chef Jacquelyn is a master. It is rare when you can actually feel the magical, cool vibe of when good, talented people collaborate, and it is inspiring to be their guest. Thank you, Temporis!

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vipRaleighBred
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Temporis a few days before the Covid-19 shut-down, and were among a total of six people that night. The food is glorious, and the wine pairings unusually thoughtful. I have celiac disease, and was impressed by the creative workarounds to ensure that my meal was as interesting as my husband's. Particular standouts included the Wagyu dumpling and the lobster with black truffle.

Though it was an early reservation, it was clear that as soon as we finished the staff could go home, yet we never felt rushed. Temporis is a splurge, but well worth it. When we come out at the other end of this outbreak, we would be honored to return.

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PaulaC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Troy Jorge will spoil you with his genius, delectable creations. Go now!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my girlfriend and I anniversary. Everything was great, from food to service. Did not feel out of place especially being, probably, the youngest people there. Would go back again should another occasion pop up.

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vipAJIW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. One of Chicago’s best restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner service perfect
WE WILL COME BACK

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MarkN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very creative, mostly delicious, however a few courses not top notch, saltiness or bitterness overpowering, or main ingredient not recognizable (e.g. lobster ravioli). Adventurous, great service, great seating.

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viptvr8
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very satisfied with the five-course prix fixe meal and its wine-pairing service. Most of the dishes were very memorable, in a good way!

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shelleyw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A moment in time. An experience to take away and last a lifetime. Art on a plate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
60 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Very expensive for what you get. Elegant minimalist decor throughout. Although the food looks very pretty at Temporis, lots of the flavors didn't meld very well together. I would skip the wine pairings - wasn't that impressed by the sommelier and the quantity of wine poured was pretty weak. They do have some interesting options by the glass and bottle that are reasonably priced. Lots of the courses included weird jello and powders and weren't really put together as a cohesive dish. If you're going I'd skip the wine pairing. For the price would highly recommend going to Oriole instead.

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vipKristenL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Perfect spot for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal.
Attentive and courteous staff.
Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great dining experience - delectable tasting menu with delicious non-alcoholic beverage pairing. Was pleasantly surprised by the Asian-inspired flavors and seafood/vegetarian substitutions they provided my Pescatarian husband at this “meat heavy” Michelin restaurant. Impeccable service to boot.

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SharlaC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The accolades for Temporis are very well deserved. We were greeted in a professional and approachable manner once we stepped in the doorway. The space is small and cozy, with minimal decor, the focus is on the food and beverages. The creativity and thoughtfulness of the food really expressed itself throughout the entire dining experience. There wasn't any departure of ingredients that didn't feel in coordination of all the courses. The ingredients were elevated and celebrated in a cohesive way. One of the highlights was the non-alcoholic pairing created by their Beverage Director, Don Coen. Every drink was it's own culinary experience, masterfully balanced and absolutely delightful. That alone was worth the visit.

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vipFrankC
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The entire experience was flawed especially as a Michelin star restaurant. The tasting menu was what it was, I didn’t think the flavors hit the mark at all on most dishes but that’s just my opinion but the decor, ambiance and service wasn’t up to par for the price at all. When presenting the wine options they encouraged the wine pairings which all of the wines were very low quality most bottles in the $30 range and they said the pours would be generous but was quite the opposite. For the quality and amount of wine served the wine should have been priced much better or they should have done what they actually promised that the portions would be generous which they were the opposite.

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CMChicago
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not a cheap experience, especially if you go for the wine pairing (which you should -- it is well thought-out and there is a "reduced-pour" option as well). I went in half-prepared to roll my eyes at yet another pretentious new-American restaurant whose execution doesn't quite meet the price tag, but man this place delivered. Every dish was stunningly well-balanced and executed, with wonderful flavors and texture contrasts (crispy sweet potato strings on roasted sweet potato with coconut and lime, a personal favorite, black garlic oil offsetting the sweetness of another dish, and mango gel and sorbet in one of the desserts. The meal is well-paced and left us neither hungry nor overstuffed. Service is warm and welcoming without being overbearing. Looking forward to going back after a while and seeing how the menu has evolved with the seasons.

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vipEater
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First time that I’ve ever left a tasting menu feeling hungry.

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vipAnnM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A tiny jewel with a Michelin star in an inconspicuous small building on Ashland. Great food that happens to be gorgeous and delicious wine choices at all price points. Genial service that is not fussy.

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vipArleneR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing

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vipStephenJ
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Temporis clearly deserves its Michelin star. Be prepared to spend some time and enjoy wonderful taste treats with impeccable service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is good but very overpriced.

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NicholasC
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved the meal. There were a few things they could improve on but this menu had the largest portions and aesthetics were amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Highly recommend!

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DerekM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Really great service. Chef is an artist. This is one place worth a trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, can’t go wrong with a night out at Temporis.

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Great
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience, the staff was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Troy Jorge is an amazing talent. I will definitely be coming back. To me price doesn't really matter if everything is on point. I mean the little things there are what made everything an unbelievable experience for myself and my partner. From the ambiance to the plating of courses, to the wine glasses, to the micro green being snipped at the tbl. Ect. Ect. Everything was approachable. I would highly recommend and definitely be coming back. Thank you again for a special experience.

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MichelleW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal - creative, perfectly executed - and wonderful wine pairings.

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chastep
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! My girlfriend and I have never indulged ourselves like this before and it was truly a wonderful time. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and super supportive/helpful. The food was out of bounds, as Guy Fieri would say. Some of the favors and dishes were incredible, stuff I've never experienced before. I would recommend to anyone looking for a new and exciting food experience. It made my girlfriends birthday very special.

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vipJohn
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to many of the tasting menu places in Chicago and this was among the best! Very inventive yet still familiar food. Would absolutely go back!

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AmandaT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough about our dinner at Temporis. The service, the food, the attention to detail...all outstanding. They went above and beyond for our friend with celiac who also doesn't like seafood. They not only accommodate her, but made her "one of the best meals" she's ever had. The food was not only delicious but beautiful to look at. The staff was attentive, fun and knowledgable. This place is a tiny gem we will return to again for sure!

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ArtM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were very good, but price was quite high

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review