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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OT
New England
58 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

FC
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

E
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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

AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

AR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing

SJ
Milwaukee
18 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.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is good but very overpriced.

NC
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.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Highly recommend!

DM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience, the staff was great!

OT
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.

MW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

c
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.

J
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!

AT
Chicago
1 review
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!

AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very special place for a long and leisurely meal with old friends. The food was as delicious as it was beautiful, and the service was fantastic.

K
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing! The staff was incredibly friendly, professional and knowledgeable and they went above and beyond to making it a memorable experience. The food is complex, unique and inventive and overall extremely delicious. This place is a must try. One Michelin Star doesn’t do it justice.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. Beautiful, elegant decor, professional service, outstanding and most imaginative food

RG
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food absolutely amazing along with the service. As good was the conversational environment. A Chicago dining experience that should not be missed!!

B
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Temporis is one of the best, most personal, most special restaurants in the city. My wife and I felt like we were being welcomed into someone's home. The food was incredibly beautiful and everything tasted just so good. The wine was fantastic, and the service couldn't have been better. Thanks so much!

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my brother's 30th Bday here and all the staffs were amazing. They greeted us and all wished my brother a Happy Birthday. The staffs were thorough with the wine pairings/ drink options, attentive during each tasting, and added a very nice touch in having my brother's menu signed at the end of the night which made it extra special. We all had a wonderful experience at Temporis. :)

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience as a whole was phenomenal. The esthetic, the service, and especially the food were top notch. I highly recommend.

A
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the variety of food. The creativity was wonderful, but it was also delicious. The service was also excellent.

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was beautiful and delicious however service was very slow and we were there for 3.5 hours (we were told it should take 2.5 hrs)

g
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect!

PN
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Excellent food, excellent pacing for the courses, excellent balance of attention and privacy from the service staff. Great experience.

f
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience the staff was amazing the food was even better!

AP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at all of the 2 and 3 star michelin restaurants on this trip and at quite a few 1 star restaurants and this was definitely in our top 3 favorites. From the greeting to the departure, the experience was great and welcoming, They accommodated all of our requirements and went above and beyond. The staff was very friendly, the food was DELICIOUS, and the prices were extremely reasonable for the high quality service and food. After everywhere we have been in Chicago and worldwide, we were very surprised Temporis only has 1 michelin star. This place definitely deserves 2 stars and we will revisit for sure next time we are in Chicago. I would not be surprised to see this restaurant and chef get nominated for many awards and top lists in the future.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, but we were a bit disappointed with the reserve wine pairing

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well presented
Great experience

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Temporis as a group of friends, and it definitely did not disappoint. The food was absolutely amazing - interesting and delicious. And the staff was the best. They knew all our names, appropriately participated in conversation and clearly have a high bar for excellence without pretentiousness. I’m already planning a return visit.

F
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. So creative and amazing taste combinations!

AM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Two hours in we were only on course 4. Don't come too hungry - service was painfully slow. Food was good, but not a standout compared to other Michelin star restaurants in Chicago. The wine pairing is where this restaurant shines.

RN
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all around! The staff is very helpful and welcoming. The dishes are creative and delicious. The wine pairings are carefully thought through and greatly complement the dishes. Overall, a great place for a special occasion treat!

BB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would happily return, even if it was for the exact same dining experience as I had before. I will definitely get the beverage pairings next time around.

M
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was a symphony of creativity. Each plate was a true masterpiece to both the eyes and taste buds. The deliciously enticing flavors made our anticipation for the next course grow throughout the evening. The staff took careful note of when to bring the next plate, always giving us enough time to savor the last dish as well as enough time to converse in between. I have enjoyed several tasting menus and I would highly recommend this experience to anyone wanting to be utterly impressed.

YD
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our evening. This is our second Temporis experience and we were equally impressed. The light, vibrant summer menu was right on point with great notes of citrus and fresh herbs. Delightfully balanced and a palate pleaser from beginning to our last bite. The moderate wine pairing was also spot on with some great notable wine selections. We look forward to our next return.