Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Sepia

123 N. Jefferson St. (Randolph St.) Send to Phone
312-441-1920 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This modern speakeasy with a vintage feel serves seasonal American cuisine in a refined, attitude-free setting.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
Features

* Click here for rating key

  • 4.0 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
4.0 rating over 3 reviews
Dining room at Sepia, Chicago, IL

Sepia Restaurant Review

: How many times have we heard about the importance of first impressions? One look around the chic, well-thought-out setting at Sepia --- custom millwork, modern chandeliers, a floor-to-ceiling wine wall --- and it’s obvious owner Emmanuel Nony was listening. But more than just a pretty face, this savvy restaurant has the food of chef Andrew Zimmerman (ex-NoMI) to back it up. The English pea ravioli in thyme butter is comfort food with a college degree, while strip steak with chimichurri cannot help but be a hit. We also recommend, when available, the roasted cobia with spaghetti squash and wild boar sausage in punchy paprika sauce. Desserts --- a free-form pecan tart or citrus cake with carrot sorbet --- have the same rustic-yet-refined appeal as the rest of the menu. Even cocktails are kicked up a notch, with ice cubes specially designed for a slower melt. The selection of international and domestic wines focuses on small, artisanal producers who follow organic, sustainable and biodynamic winemaking practices. Service is polished and knowledgeable.

User Ratings & Reviews for Sepia
 
Chicago Top 10 Restaurant Lists

Discover the top restaurants in Chicago for various cuisines and categories like sushi, steakhouses, pizza, happy hours and romantic dining. Find the best restaurants in Chicago here!

Discover the best restaurants in Chicago for sushi, steak, a romantic night out and more



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.