Temporis

4.8
223 reviews
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Temporis is Chicago's newest Michelin Starred restaurant. Our intimate 20 seat restaurant is located in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. We take reservations for dinner on Tuesday through Saturday, from 5pm to 9pm. Reservations are preferred as walk-ins may be difficult to accommodate - please contact us to book at your preferred time. Our eight to ten course tasting menu presents a simple yet refined representation of the ingredients and flavors we love to work with. We are currently charging $145 for this menu. Please allow up to 3 hours for your dining experience.

We believe that food that is inspired will translate into dishes that are the right blend of modern, yet approachable, familiar yet creative. This is the key to a memorable meal. Wine pairings ($105 and $165) and a bottle list will be offered, as well as some classic cocktails and non-alcoholic options. The atmosphere is intimate and modern. Business-casual or “cocktail” attire is suggested.
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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW !!!!
We had an amazing meal and a great wine pairing & the service is impeccable . Definitely the best new Chicago restaurant that we've been to in several years.

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KB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here - will definitely return. There for our 49th anniversary and totally satisfied. Food was very inventive and great tasting. Did a 10 course meal with a reserve wine tasting. Pours were generous and topped off if you wanted more. It is in an older building that does not look very inviting, Once inside you are totally surprised by the decor. Seats only 20 people and 16 were there when we were. Service was impeccable and the wait staff very friendly and did a great job describing each course. Not a cheap date but well worth it.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was exceptional! Highly recommend dinner at Temporis!

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A
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. We loved the different sauces and spices and really enjoyed the interaction with the chefs and staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in Chicago.

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CC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic, from the food itself, (some of the best plates I’ve ever had) and the presentation, to the ambiance and service.

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NA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best fine dining experience. Chef Don Young is amazing

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MR
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding on every level. Perhaps most impressive were the wine pairings. They are one of the few restaurants that offers a reserve wine pairing that is worthy of the name. This restaurant is the real deal.

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Q
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!! One of the best culinary experience we had, Intimate atmosphere, outstanding service.
Flavor combination original and wine pairing made it an perfect experience.

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OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

10 course food and wine pairing experience. Service was impeccable! A fun and memorable foodie splurge!

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w
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most unique and special dining experience... above and beyond

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience!

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BJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I don’t write up post dinning reviews often, but I can’t thank Temporis enough for making our dinner “Mother’s Day in ORD” a wonderful experience for us. Our mothers, my husband and I enjoyed the fixed 10 course menu and found the creativity, food, and staff exceptional. We had a problem during the meal, unrelated to the restaurant or its’ service, and Laura and staff handled the situation professionally and warmly. Ensuring us not to worry “We are guests in their house.” And then went out of their way to accommodate some unexpected needs during our meal. As a result, our mothers had a *** experience. If you get the opportunity to eat and experience Temporis, take it, it’s worth it.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for Mother’s Day brunch and it exceeded expectations. Service was excellent and on par with other Michelin star restaurants, food was prepared well and paced diligently, and the chef was accommodating enough to introduce a few dishes and entertain a short chat after the meal. Worth the wait, and am definitely coming back again!

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MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly, truly one of the finest meals I've had in Chicago. Rich, fulfilling, unique, creative. And for a tasting menu, this does not skimp, you are completely satisfied by the last dessert!

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SM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing all-around meal. Food was superb, the wine pairings were spot on, and the service was personable and interactive. I also appreciated that they called earlier in the week to confirm reservation but also ask for any dietary restrictions which my wife has. It was properly noted and the 2 dishes were amended just for her to accommodate. A fantastic evening and we will be back for sure. Well deserving of all their accolades and awards!

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p
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Temporis showed amazing attention to detail, from the greeting and seating, to the background music, to the description of the dishes and the tableside service by the chef, to the little treat to take home. The food was inventive, complex and delicious. The wine pairings were good matches for the food and we appreciated hearing about wines we didn't know. It was a special evening and we felt more like guests at a special dinner than patrons at a restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal. One of the better restaurants in Chicago. Service was outstanding, waitstaff was experienced friendly and informative. The wine pairings were excellent and they were happy to top them off as needed.

Great place. One of my favorites.

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H
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Fusion Menu by formerly Les Nomades Chefs

A Real treat at 933 N Ashland

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j
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond exeptional!!! Staff is incredible, food is from another space and wine is....mind blowing.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mind blowing experience! The creativity was amazing! Gastronomical delight!

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g
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal we’ve ever had. We did the tasting menu with the standard wine pairing. The setting was upscale and intimate. The service was extremely attentive, as befits a restaurant with only 20 seats. The flavors were outstanding, inventively presented and there were moments of pure surprise that left us on the edge of our seats. What an exceptional meal and overall experience! It was a truly memorable evening.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated the wife’s Bday, the food was amazing and very creative.
The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
We had a great time!!

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L
Chicago
108 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A stellar evening celebrating my husband’s birthday with extraordinary food presented in beautiful ways. A burst of flavors....every course was exquisite. The “birthday surprises” added a special touch.

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SC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Temporis‘ young Chef is outstanding. Make the simple, sublime. Definately whenever in Chicago, will visit again! Completely humble, personable and down to earth...both Chef and Cuisine are a delight. If you can make it, don’t miss this one. After one tasting, I am a fan!

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S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They deserve their Michelin Star. Reserve wine pairing was well worth the cost. Overall a really wonderful experience. No negatives.

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ND
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The decor is clean and simple, the servers and wait staff were excellent, and the food was wonderful. The chef is very talented, and he came out to serve a few of the 10 courses to us personally. We had the reserve wine pairing, which was very good. Overall, one of our favorite tasting menus - we will be back!

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K
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the Temporis experience is 5-star worthy. The service was warm and personal from the moment we walked in, the wine pairings were an incredible value, and the food was over-the-top delicious. It is a MUST for Chicago fine dining.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our farewell tour of Chicago restaurants.

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SJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Temporis was nothing short of a culinary gem that one could only wish to find in the heart of Chicago's West Town.

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M
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible, complex meals in a relaxed atmosphere. Wine pairings were good but not great - most didn’t enhance or detract from the food. While delicious, there were a few courses that could have been simplified to focus the flavors. Overall, delicious and will be back.

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E
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly great dinner!!!

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a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible dining experience. Every dish was an amalgam of new and interesting flavors.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous. Usually we find one or two dishes that was stunning from any tasting menu. We had around five to six stunning dishes out of a ten course which was absolutely fabulous.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening. The food and wine pairing were all delicious. We loved the variety of people who delivered our dishes and explained each course with us. I felt equally attended to and left alone for great conversation and savoring. The portions were perfect - I left satisfied but not overly stuffed. I enjoyed the ambiance. There was music in the background and although it was an intimate place, I did not feel like I was too close to our neighbors or unable to have a great conversation. Perfect evening out!

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AW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Overall, this place is amazing! The food was all impeccable, each and every round. Service varied, but most rounds were followed by a brief description from one of the chefs, which was appreciated. Expensive but an incredibly well-done experience!

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n
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Don Young delivered up an explosion of ingredients, preparations and concepts in ten plates (11 with an amuse). The variety of products and imaginative preparations included in those dishes was truly remarkable. And yet.... and I hope this quibble we be seen as a modest constructive remark, of ten dishes few of those dishes (the whole of the composed dish) stick in my memory. Excepting a fantastic foie gras ice cream with bacon waffle and rhubarb and bits of other dishes, a magically prepared bit of white asparagus or a small taste of comte grilled cheese and others. Like many young artists Chef Young is overflowing with ideas, all of them good. Dole them out more slowly Chef. Make us come back. Temporis could be a bit of thoughtful editing away from two more stars.

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M
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough good things about Temporis. The food is fabulous and imaginative, the service is impeccable...friendly and comfortable, but completely professional. We always leave looking forward to our next visit. Definitely highly recommend Temporis to foodies and those enjoying tasting menus.

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CM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

When comparing against other Michelin star places in Chicago, think this ranks towards bottom of our list - but still a good place to try. With Oriole setting the standard, found the food over salted and in some cases (first course with doughnut) undercooked. Wine pairing was ok - nothing stood out. Service was fantastic however and chef was very engaging when he came to the table.

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A
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is very bold in mixing various flavors yet keeping each of the flavors strong enough. Your taste bud just feels spoiled with so many rich flavors in such a short time. We like the experience for sure.

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