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Sepia, Chicago, IL
Award-winning

Sepia

4.8
4.8
5122 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.

To book reservations of 10 or larger, please email info@sepiachicago.com!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, American
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 441-1920
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Zimmerman
  • Private party facilities
    The elegant private event space features Chef Andrew Zimmerman's inventive American cuisine. When legally permitted we will resume the offering of our Sepia Private Dining Space that comfortably accommodates 60 guests for a seated event or 100 for a reception.
  • Private party contact
    Kali Moskalik: (312) 441-1920
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Cross street
    Randolph
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking is available as well as a parking garage across the street at Hampton Inn for an hourly fee.
  • Public transit
    3 blocks from the Ogilvie Transportion Center, 5 minutes from Clinton Green and Pink Lines Stop.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,122 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Contemporary American

  • Chicago

    Contemporary American

5,122 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we tried was delicious. Very friendly helpful service as well. We really enjoyed our time here.

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  2. JustinR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great drinks, incredible food. Highly recommend.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience! The food and service were both really superb and such a great location - easy walk from the train.

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  4. JennDine

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There were no weak links in our 4 course tasting menu with accompanying wine pairings with excellent food and drink. Minor negatives for a well-deserved Michelin-starred establishment included a relatively high level of noise and fast-paced service with little time to linger between courses. Looking forward to returning to see what else the chef may turn out.

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  5. KristieL

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Sepia. We opted for both the additional courses and get well worth our money. The food was incredible and the combinations of flavors were creative and delicious. The service was top notch - attentive without being clingy.

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  6. rwl70115

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience all around. Beautiful place, great bar, excellent service, and the food was incredible.

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  7. Jeanna

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to celebrate my daughter's college graduation. It was a hit with everyone from graduate to grandparents. Being able to choose each course made everyone happy (as opposed to same set menu for all). The food was delicious and beautifully plated. Service was attentive and friendly. The wine pairings were great! The overall vibe was not as formal as some other Michelin starred restaurants we've been to, which for the occasion I think was perfect!

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  8. tracij

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the entire experience and our server was amazing as was the steak tartar

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  9. Skee001

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meals were plated so beautifully we were apprehensive to take a knife and fork to the artwork. Glad to have gotten over the notion of destroying art to enjoy the creations of the Michelin star delights. The ginger consommé gave the creamy foie gras a Thai spin that was delicious. Lightly roasted scallops perfectly balanced in green curry custard and finger limes. Lamb loin melted in your mouth complimented with a lamb belly doughnut that delighted us with texture and spice. We are going back

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It took a bit too long between every dish, but everything else was wonderful.

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  11. RyanC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An overall amazing dinner with excellent service. Will be on the top of our list, the next time we are in Chicago.

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  12. TonyP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and ambiance are hard to beat! The food is delicious as well albeit a little pricey.

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  13. KatC

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and wine pairings were great and our server was wonderful! Felt very bad for the GM who kept having to ask some guy to quit vaping. Would definitely love to go back

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tangie was incredible. From the moment we sat down to the last bite before we left this was everything. Can’t recommend strongly enough.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner at Sepia was delightful and memorable. Our server was knowledgeable, fun, professional, and set a great pace for our dinner. The food was exceptional. The overall menu was full of wonderful options for both of us and we have very different tastes. The ingredients were fresh and innovative. And the presentation was beautiful. We added the wine pairing and the selection of wines was thoughtful and added great depth to the overall experience. We will certainly return to Sepia again and again. Thank you to the owner and staff for all the hard work they have put into this amazing restaurant.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved every course. Just amazing! Will for sure go back.

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  17. JoseRocha

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful place. Wonderful food. Wonderful service. A must go when in Chicago. Congratulations!

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  18. CAROLR

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dine at bar experience. I still enjoy ordering individual plates and not be tied down to 4 courses. Love the interaction with bartender too

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Without a doubt, the best dining experience in Chicago. The flavor profiles, the balance, and the plating were all masterful! Thank you, Chef. And thank you Tangie for your above and beyond care throughout the evening - the pinnacle of service.

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  20. gerL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Food & wine was delicious. Great service. Fantastic wine list.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was hands down one of our favorite restaurants in the Chicago area. We couldn’t be happier with the food and the service.

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  22. KV1987

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came down to Chicago from all over the country. We all fly into Grand Rapids Mi where the beginning started and then we take the train down to Chicago. We had been planning this meal for months when we knew we would be doing this trip again. From the start it was nothing short of impressive! The mixologist at the bar was friendly, engaging in conversation, we had so many questions and considering none of us drink he whipped up this seasonal fizz for us that knocked it out of the park! Now, let’s get to the good stuff. The food, just the simple bread was baked perfectly. But the first course of steak tartare for myself was a melting pot of flavors the punch of dill and the creaminess of the horseradish through out was delicate and flavorful the beef was tender and melted with each bite. The Foie gras was immersed within this broth that highlighted each and every flavor profile within the dish its self also. The richness of the liver and creaminess was highlighted by the fresh cilantro sprinkled on top. The monkfish was tender, flavorful and the sauce that is poured ontop just highlights the tender flavor of the fish. The final dish was a sheep’s milk yogurt cloud cake and the softness of the cake, topped with that yogurt that was so fluffy while the spoon just glides through it and once it hits your mouth the intense burst of cold from the yogurt just exemplifies what this dish is. We have came once, and we will return again. Thank you.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I met a friend traveling from out of town. We had eaten at Sepia many years ago. We were both delighted at the high quality of everything from the circuses to the amazing food! The ambiance is moody, relaxed lux, and nurturing. Everyone was welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. I also thought the set dinner menu with about 5 choices per course was varied complete. I can’t wait to return. IGM

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food: magnificent. The service: TOP TIER! Thank you for making my birthday a memorable one. I’ll be back.

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  25. DeannaS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the perfect dinner starting with a great cocktail made by Keith, the most attentive bartender. The tasting menu was exceptional from start to finish. Sepia never disappoints!

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  26. RobertC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sepia has beautiful decor. Food and wine pairings were incredible and the service was amazing. Our server went above and beyond to make our visit memorable. The whole staff did. Great job Sepia!

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  27. TheHiGuy

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Surprised this place is a well kept secret! Cocktails worth coming in for too

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  28. JosephC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very attentive and prompt service. Food was delicious!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Made my boyfriends birthday dinner super special with a custom menu and staff was so polite and helpful. Room was a bit crowded and could hear the guests sitting very close to us loud and clearly.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The team at Sepia went above and beyond to accomodate allergies that my three kids have. The kids had some of the best food ever. The steak tartar that I had was a mind blowing experience that perfectly balanced flavor and texture in a way that starts the 4 course meal off with a bang. The whole staff was nice and really cared about our experience. I’ve been to many fine dining places and Sepia has to rank in the top 5 of place. We went to honor my wife who had passed last year. She introduced me to this type of fine dining experience. So it was extra special to have this type of experience in memory of her. If we’re ever in Chicago again we’ll definitely come back to Sepia.

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  31. TaniaV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service. Outstanding meal. Everything was perfect; from the friendly host team to all the front of the house team. In my reservation, I stated that my mom didn’t speak English and the whole staff that touched our table made the effort to speak to her and explain everything in Spanish. Our server was amazing, very knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. Cannot thank the team at Sepia enough for an amazing dinner and experience. Thank you!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish we had an amazing time. We partook in the four courses and added caviar and the wine pairing. Cannot recommend enough. Best meal I’ve had in a long time!

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  33. LaShawn

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great experience at Sepia. Food was delicious and creative. Staff was very kind and attentive. There were some minor issues with my order but the staff was great about addressing them. I also wish there were more than one vegetarian option for each tasting course. All that being said, I would absolutely dine here again and recommend Sepia to friends.

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  34. TannerM

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Restaurant, Incredible food. Legitimately one of the top experiences of my life. I would highly recommend you visit this restaurant. They get everything right from service to ambience to food. Words cannot explain how great the experience was.

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  35. RebeccaS

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Presentation, service, and all courses were excellent! The wine pairing was fantastic. Best meal I've had in a really long time! Would definitely go back again.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible meal with great service. Staff was friendly and inviting. The cocktails were great.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a special dinner with a few "bosses" in town. Everything was outstanding, especially the food. They were still talking about it days after. This is the kind of place that, with its excellence and innovation, inspires you to Up Your Game! Highly recommended!

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  38. JJPEats

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sepia has wonderful food, a tantalizing atmosphere, exquisite cocktails, and a staff that is just superb. My wife and I came to eat here and could not have been more impressed. My wife is vegetarian and they accommodated her needs without losing any of the value of the plates presented. Eating here felt like an experience and not just another night out. I highly recommend Sepia to others wishing to indulge in a top-tier food experience.

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  39. dianad

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal and service at Sepia! True artistry. My new favorite discovery from this year's visit to Chicago.

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  40. CarieC

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful, the presentations fantastic and the restaurant perfect for conversations with friends! Really a nice place!

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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 5122 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sepia

123 North Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Cross street
    Randolph
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking is available as well as a parking garage across the street at Hampton Inn for an hourly fee.
  • Public transit
    3 blocks from the Ogilvie Transportion Center, 5 minutes from Clinton Green and Pink Lines Stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Zimmerman
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 441-1920
  • Private party facilities
    The elegant private event space features Chef Andrew Zimmerman's inventive American cuisine. When legally permitted we will resume the offering of our Sepia Private Dining Space that comfortably accommodates 60 guests for a seated event or 100 for a reception.
  • Private party contact
    Kali Moskalik: (312) 441-1920
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