Temporis

4.8
203 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.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join Temporis for Mother's Day Brunch as we offer a special Pre Fixe menu for $75 which will include a mix of elevated brunch offerings and some of our classic dishes. Please call the restaurant for parties larger than six as our intimate dining room only offers 20 seats. (773) 697-4961. Thank you.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join Temporis for Easter Brunch as we offer a special Pre Fixe menu for $75 which will include a mix of elevated brunch offerings and some of our classic dishes. Please call the restaurant for parties larger than six as our intimate dining room only offers 20 seats. (773) 697-4961. Thank you.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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g
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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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
105 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
54 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
3 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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OT
Detroit
128 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

a lovely experience, quite different from what we're used to. the food was exciting and fun. many, MANY ingredients per dish. wonderful service and was honored to have the executive chef come out to chat!! good luck temporis wish you the best!

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A
Chicago
37 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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S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

On the plus side, the space has the feel of a very special fine dining experience and
the chef often comes to the table to explain the composition of the dish. The plating and presentation of each dish is very artistic. The service by the front of the house was very good. On the negative side, the food was extremely salty and did not taste good. Each dish had too many competing elements and did not mesh well. For each of the ten courses I took one bite and left the rest on the plate. All other reviews of this restaurant online are spectacular and I was hoping this would be my new favorite restaurant.
I was very disappointed and cannot recommend this place to a friend.
My advice to the chef is to try to make each bite amazing and not focus so much on the visual appearance of the dish.

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PP
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and creative food. The service was second to none.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really great experience! The doughnut, grilled cheese, wagyu, and meatloaf were by far our favorite courses. It was great to get to see the basement so we could see the garden.

We can’t wait to be back! :-)

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KC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine exquisite. This was probably the best meal of my life.

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

Great food, great staff, great chef and exceptional plating.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest restaurants in Chicago. And congratulations to Chef Don Young on his 1 Star Michelin rating. And thanks to Laura for providing us with a wonderful fine dining experience. Great wine pairing too.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful meal!

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good service. Good food, although some dishes were clearly too salty and some other had flavors covering the main ingredient (scallop, salmon...). Not the best food we've had in a one Michelin star restaurant, and the price of a 2 Michelin stars (520$ for 2 persons, with a "light and cheaper version" of the wine pairing!). The wines in particular were underwhelming and overprice (96$ for the standard wine pairing : 5 glasses of pretty average wines...)
Overall a disappointing experience, considering how expensive it was...

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BM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Beautiful food and wine pairings.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went to Temporis for a late valentine’s day dinner. Did the tasting menu with reserve wine pairing. The wine selection was great with generous pours :) our servers was really friendly and attentive. The food was good overall but a bit salty/too heavy for us.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit. We love the creativity of the menu. The combination of tastes is fantastic. Servic, wine and ambience all add to a perfect experience.

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A
Chicago
256 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant just keeps getting better every time I come in. So glad they received a well-deserved Michelin Star 🌟 to help keep them busy. It's really a hidden gem on a stretch of Ashland without much else going on. The young chef is putting his own elevated fine dining touch on Midwest staples from his childhood like meatloaf, grilled cheese and PB&J

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IP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went back to Temporis after 18 months . The restaurant has matured and finding its stride... loved it !

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JK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a group of six friends to see if the new Michelin starred restaurant was worth the hype... absolutely YES!! Creative and beautiful dishes, perfect wine pairings. Impeccable service. Pricey, but the high expectations were met - you get what you pay for :-)

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal on a very comfortable and attractive setting. The most enjoyable tasting menu I have enjoyed in quite some time!

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & ambiance. Our server was fantastic. Chef showed us why they earned their star. He presented many of the courses & was very kind in chatting with us at the end of dinner. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a non-stuffy fine dining experience.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, very impressive given the space.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an inspired night of food! Phenomenal food and overall dining experience.

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu and wine-pairings. Unassuming but a real experience to be carried through the tasting. Friendly, helpful service from the staff. The reserve wine pairing was totally worth it.

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