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Sepia

#288 of 7,633 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
West Loop
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123 N Jefferson St, Ste L-1, Chicago, IL 60661-2326 (Randolph)
+1 312-441-1920
Today
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Asheville, North Carolina
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant was highly recommended by a colleague. The service was excellent. The salad with lemon zest was great. My main course was undercooked, but the rest of the meal was very good.

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Thank busitraveller_10
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly, if I'd had to pay for the meal I had tonight, I'd be pissed off. I started with the kale salad which is described as "kale, rosemary, bosc pears, smoked blue cheese, walnuts." I detected no pears in this salad and very little smoked blue cheese. What the description neglected to mention is that the dressing was apparently some... More 

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Thank TrentinaNE
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed ourselves at this restaurant, due primarily to the easygoing atmosphere, great service, and of course, great tasting food worthy of its Michelin star. It's easy to see why this is one of Mrs. Obama's favorite spots.

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Thank SonofAtlanta
Macomb, Illinois
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was really good, though the desserts weren't quite up to snuff. We loved the atmosphere, very cozy and inviting.

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Thank Melanie H
Thailand
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good restaurant with a fairly simple menu set in a converted old building. We went for the soup (as it was a cold day) and the carrot salad to start with. For mains we had the chicken and the steak, both of which were delicious and generous portions. Recommended!

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Thank GaleaD1975
Chicago, Illinois
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228 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Positives - the bar and wait staff were very helpful, fun, and genuine in their interactions. I really like the service. The inside of SEPIA is beautiful. I think it's a renovated bank or print shop so it's great exposed brick and high ceilings. It was truly beautiful. The plating was gorgeous. Everything was served and played with such care... More 

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1 Thank Leslie_Venetz
Frankfort, Kentucky
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Be aware that this place is super loud. I assume that our server was superb and knowledgeable, but I don't know because I could not hear a word she said. Menu was not particularly inspiring. We had the very pricey tasting menu because no single menu item stood out. Food was good, not great, compared with other high end tasting... More 

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1 Thank ChrisH05
Denver, Colorado
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140 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The food (gnocchi starter, duck entree, chocolate shortbread dessert) was perfect in every way. But what BLEW ME AWAY was our beautiful and gracious server, Tangie. I worked my way thru college "waitressing" in coffee shops because "dinner houses" wouldn't hire women, let alone women of color. Dear Goddess, thank you that barrier's been broken --and a one-star Michelin restaurant... More 

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Thank Pam M
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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180 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Cavatelli and swordfish were the best dishes of the table. All other dishes - beef shank, rabbit, duck breast and bass - were good too. Service was attentive and friendly. Only downfall was we had an 11th person and only table for 10. The extra was not allowed when reservation was confirmed so didn't push the issue the night of... More 

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Thank Christopher T
Chicago, Illinois
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

great flavors, one of the best octopus dishes and ora salmon, very pleasant atmosphere and service. Diner for two with drinks, wine, appetizers, entries and desert around $200 and just few block away from the Lyric Opera House.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 N Jefferson St, Ste L-1, Chicago, IL 60661-2326
    (Randolph)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-441-1920

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

Neighbourhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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