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For 2
Thu, 2/22
7:00 PM


79 reviews
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$50 and over
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Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
Temporis is a 20 seat restaurant 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 $125 for this menu. Please allow 2.5 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 ($95) 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5pm - 9pm
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Phone number
(773) 697-4961
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Sam Plotnick & Don Young
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Cross Street
What 79 People Are Saying
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5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding cusine. Sophisticated without being over-the-top. Pricey, but worth it. We left happy.

vipTiffanyGirl (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago


We celebrated Valentines Day at Temporis and wow - I am so glad we did. Tasting menus are always a treat but this was something amazing. I had the premium wine pairing and my husband had the regular pairing. Both were perfect. Five wine selections perfectly complemented the ten courses. The attention to detail : spectacular. Sevice : awesome.

This isn't just an adventure for the palate but for the eyes and nose as well. I don't want to give away any surprises in my review. When L2O in Lincoln Park closed, I feared we'd never have such an intimate food experience like that again. Temporis didn't disappoint in any regard.
Some tasting menus includes one course (or more) that you could live without. Not so here. Everyone was excellent, inventive and worthy. Well done!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went to Temporis for Valentine's Day and had the best experience! The staff was welcoming and attentive. We genuinely enjoyed every single item on the menu! (And usually there are one or two items on a tasting menu that you "appreciate for the art of cooking" -- here, everything was not only beautifully prepared, but delicious!) And bonus: everything smelled DELICIOUS! It was perfect for a fancy date!

vipCJohnB (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Wonderful! We even went back to view the kitchen and meet the chefs

vipGonzo70 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Another impressive dining experience at Temporis. Yet again it was a fantastic all around evening. Such warm, personable and attentive service, beautiful and comfortable dining room, excellent wines and course-after-course of amazing cuisine. Definitely one of the most under-the-radar venues in town; Temporis has become among my favorite restaurants.

LitalH (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Wow! it was an unforgettable dinner, celebrated a 30th bday.
The food was outstanding and great for foodies.
The server opened the door for us at the toilet, and set the chair every time we set down.
A 5 stars restaurant!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Very good. The food was very creative and they had a nice wine pairing. Tasting menu was good and just the right amount for our desire. We loved the creative use of micro greens that are grown on the premises.

vippistolepeete (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Cute interior and fun experience
Went midweek and was a little too quiet for my taste but food and service were topnotch
Tasting menu with wine accompaniment is way to go but driving home not option...

vipTfds (London)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Temporis is what you expect in a modern fine dining establishment. Great atmosphere, service and surprising / creative / delicious food. Highly recommended.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

One of the best meals I ever had. Quite a unique menu that included duck, venison, octopus and scallops. The food was phenomenal, a symphony of flavors and smells.

FredF (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

This restaurant flies under the radar, and serves only a chef's tasting menu -- you don't really know what you will get until you arrive. But that is part of the fun -- the food was outstanding and highly creative with many combinations and cooking methods I would never have expected. Both food and service are outstanding -- be prepared to take your time and enjoy the experience. We took the 2.5 hours predicted. 9 courses of adventure and each was a pristine jewel, nothing was a true miss but the absolute stand-out was the course with octopus cooked sous vide -- spectacular flavor and the octopus itself had the texture of a good scallop -- slightly firm on first bite then soft and luscious. Best I have ever had.

vipjp123133 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Great experience overall. The food is both delicious and creative. The service was fantastic. Highly recommend!

Giggles (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was close to the best restaurants in Chicago like alinea, grace and oriole but just not as good of a fine dining option as those. Would rather just spend a little extra and go to one of those. Its about 80 percent as good and about 80 percent of the price so I guess it’s fair enough if you think of things that way.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Tonight was an awesome experience. From the welcome to the intimate atmosphere. The food was well balanced and thought provoking. Unexpected elements and fun twists on classic elements lead to an excellent meal. The wine pairing was thoughtful and complimented the dishes throughout. I look forward to a return trip for a different season's menu!

vipChikind (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

One of the most creative and beautiful dinners in Chicago. Wine pairing is excellent and highly recommended. Space is intimate. Perfect service.