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Sepia, Chicago, IL

Sepia

4.8
4.8
4403 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

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Other options

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Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, American

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–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

  • 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

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What 4,403 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
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Contemporary American

  • Chicago

    Contemporary American

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  1. a

    agavrila

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at Sepia was excellent. The service, you could tell that most of the employees were scanning tables in case people needed water, new silverware, etc. The atmosphere was well decorated, well lit and just quiet enough to talk normally without feeling like neighboring tables could hear you. And of course, the food was phenomenal. There was a bit of a wait between courses but they filled the gaps with a mind-blowing amuse bouche. Go with your gut as far as menu choices, I’m sure everything is excellent. Very worth the money, I intend to come back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While visiting Chicago, we came to Sepia for dinner with some other out of town family members and had an amazing time. The food, ambiance, and service all blended together harmoniously for an incredible experience. I want to especially acknowledge our server, Tangie, for the high level of service she provided for our party. She and the rest of the Sepia team were SO helpful and knowledgeable. I also must highly recommend having the wine pairing with your meal; we loved how the selections varied depending on which dish you chose. Overall, I’d give Sepia 10 stars if I could. I’ve dined at 3 Michelin star experiences before and for me, this stands toe to toe with that in terms of memorability. I hope to return again in the future!
  3. D

    Deborah

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Gwen is a gem. Thank you for a great experience. This seasonal menu was delicious. Our table had 3 different 1st courses and all were good. Table had foie gras and scallops for second course and both were tasty. For our 3rd course, only the person with Halibut was a bit disappointed. Comment was a bit too much curry flavor and ever so slightly dry. The other main courses were perfect. All desserts were amazing. Every person we encountered was friendly, helpful and professional. We felt like our experience was important to all staff. And we loved eating at the restaurant.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! Thank you so much for a great dinner. Definitely recommend!
  5. F

    Food

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, excellent service!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely ambiance. amazing food
  7. S

    Seattlefoodie

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We were all excited to eat at a Michelin starred restaurant for our anniversary. We sat at our table so long unattended that we finally had to ask someone to take our order. It ended up being the manager, and we didn’t get any bread that everyone around us got. My cocktail was so full of crushed ice that I couldn’t finish it without getting a face full of ice. The food however was delicious.
  8. CB

    CBRG

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful and perfectly on point. A definite star.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience. The flavors in each dish are so remarkable and unique. Our server Hillary was also excellent and able to help us decide on good choices. Love this place!!
  10. JP

    JimP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fantastic meal with amazing service. I highly recommend Sepia for an special occasion!!!
  11. k

    kimskor2000

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first Michelin star restaurant experience and it was amazing! The wine pairing is a must. Service, food, and experience were all wonderful. If you are looking to change your fine dining experience from really good to quite remarkable this will do it! We will definitely be back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a business dinner everything was amazing especially the pastry chef Illini
  13. JY

    JingY

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about Sepia - they are meticulous about the food taste, presentation and service. Kim was a wonderful server. Also appreciated the lower noise levels so that we could hear each other! Would go back again for another special occasion.
  14. JO

    JerryO

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of the best meals I have ever had! The outside of the restaurant is deceivingly modest but don't be fooled.
  15. G

    Greg

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants I have ever been! The wine pairing is amazing.
  16. D

    Dawn

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did the four course meal with two of my friends. Tried the beef tartare , foiegras, beef and the butter scotch. I enjoyed my meal a lot- great flavors. The amuse Bouche was phenomenal. Didn’t care much for dessert . Portions are appropriate, left feeling quite full!
  17. F

    Foodiechick

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely outstanding! The entire staff was friendly and Erin, our server, was very personable and knowledgeable. Great experience all around!
  18. DS

    DustinS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sepia was absolutely amazing from start to finish. We will come back anytime we visit again.
  19. PD

    PaulineD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious and refined food. Would recommend the wine pairing with the menu.
  20. M

    Matt

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and experience were fantastic. The flavors all worked so well together and the plating was so visually appealing.
  21. JM

    JamesM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant! Take the wine pairing.
  22. JM

    JMac

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the most amazing dinners we ever had! All four courses were soooo delicious— great flavors, great ideas. The scallop was especially incredible. We would highly suggest the optional caviar course and wine pairing. Service was outstanding— knowledgeable and warm. They were super nice about it being our anniversary. Definitely a must!!
  23. RM

    RyanM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Dinner! Food was incredible, drinks amazing and staff was super attentive and helpful! Would recommend!
  24. JD

    JamesD

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful all around! The drinks were pretty good, but the food was what stood out. My partner got the tartare, scallops, duck, and butterscotch putting. All were amazing. I got the crudo, scallops, steak, and cheesecake. The crudo was a bit fishy, which was disappointing. But everything else was incredible—especially the scallops. Sepia is always a favorite!
  25. MB

    MidnightBlue

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The courses are either too salty or too sweet, it losts the well balanced delicate flavor I had experienced. The service it’s OK but they focus more on the customers who order alcohols drinks. Sepia seems more concentrating on financial gains than customer satisfaction.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as usual!!
  27. DO

    DanielO

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing flavors
  28. J

    Julie

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was completely amazing. Wine pairing was spot on. Highly recommend!
  29. AZ

    AZFoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, our experience was fabulous! We did the wine pairing which was well priced and well worth it. The service was excellent!
  30. WC

    WmsChgo

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! Beautiful presentation, wonderful flavors, just marvelous! The course selections across the Prix Fixe menu are amazing …there are plenty of other dishes we would like to try. Will be back soon.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tried Sepia last night. The food and service was so good, we made a reservation for next month! I expect and received a lot from a Michelin one star restaurant, I got it. Highlights were the miso roasted scallop and Ronan duck breast. Each was perfectly cooked and presented in a unique way.
  32. AT

    AustinTraveler

    Central Texas

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the most fairly priced outstanding food in Chicago. Whether you are local or visiting, don’t miss Sepia.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Un gran lugar para iniciarse en los restaurantes de alta gama. La comida es deliciosa y de fácil manejo. Recomiendo tomar el maridaje que tiene un costo extra.
  34. D

    Diner1435

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were able to eat at the tables along the Randolph St. window line, which was a nice way to “almost be outside,” on a sticky evening. The 4-course menu provides a good set of options for each course and each course was enjoyed by everyone. The pacing was maybe a little quicker than our conversation would have liked, but it was all quite good. I have always liked Sepia and it has never disappointed me.
  35. SB

    SapphireBrand

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really beautiful and delicious dishes. Innovative cocktails.
  36. DB

    DavidB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Sepia. We love the experience and menu. Service was exceptional as we celebrated our Anniversary.
  37. DM

    DinerMD

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sepia offers a wonderful dining experience. The service was excellent (Tangie)—attentive without being fussy or intrusive. Each course was well-prepared and presented masterfully. My personal favorites were the caviar and the scallop dishes. I will return!!
  38. MK

    MaureenK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service and the food was AMAZING! We will definitely be back.
  39. NF

    NoelF

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was above average. Service is however a bit lacklustre - wobbly table, empty water glasses, wrong entree served, etc. Not what one would expect from a Michelin star restaurant, but the price they charge is lower than average so I give them a break for that.
  40. c

    carolinec

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I have had other 1 Micheline star tasting and pairing menus that blew my socks off. I was honestly surprised this had one star, as it reminded me of very good non micheline stars. Considering the price and reputation, I was a little disappointed, especially the wine pairing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4403 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 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Sepia

123 North Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Randolph

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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