Temporis

4.9
128 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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 $125 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 ($95 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of Operation
Dinner:
Tuesday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 697-4961
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Don Young
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Cross Street
Walton

Special Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for our ten course tasting menu which for New Years Eve, will feature Caviar, Oysters, Champagne and other items. The menu will be $150. We will offer two different wine pairings at $95 or $165, and a non alcoholic pairing for $45.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 128 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was dank. Do want again. Stand out dishes were the duck, the capellini and the wood smoked cheese.

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DT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was fantastic experience. It's definitely worth visiting.

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J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and wine were really great, but the service is what made the experience exceptional!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Better than ever

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Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome staff, truly fun and exciting. Also, great win paring choices.

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing tasting menu! We left full and extremely satisfied after the 11 delicious courses. I enjoyed the wine pairing with the reduced pour and the service was impeccable!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nice date night locale. Thought the food and service was tremendous.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, excellent dining experience.

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MB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An outstanding experience. The food was creative, beautiful and delicious and the wine pairing was excellent. We would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a very special dining experience.

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SI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very attentive service and it is evident the chef is doing what he loves. Very nice special occasion place.

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L
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about this dinner was absolutely first class. From the eager to please staff and culinary team, to the thoughtful and delicious food, it was a home run. We will be back.

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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A divine dining experience from the expertly prepared food, to the outstanding service and chic environment. My husband and I have eaten here before and we will return again and again. This restaurant is a little publicized or spoken about jewel. A must for foodies and all those who love creative cuisine.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Temporis is among the Top 3-5 meals you can find in Chicago. The creativity of the menu was superb, the plating and execution were both beautiful. Sam crafted an amazing meal and Laura and Don were an absolute joy to spend the evening with. Couldn’t recommend more highly.

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MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great evening for a special occasion. Each plate was more creative than the last. The presentation was beautiful and with some very unique touches. It was a taste bud celebration!!!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chefs Don and Sam have a great thing going. From the moment we walked in until we left we experienced excellent service and great food. The 10 course menu was exceptional especially when paired with the great wine selection.

We have been looking for a fine dining experience ever since we had a reservation at Grace that was abruptly canceled. Well we found it at Temporis!!!!

First the service. Laura’s knowledge of the wines was awesome. And James, Gustavo and Audrey were extremely attentive and super professional as we advanced through each course on the menu.

Next the food. Each course was the perfect size to experience the multiple flavors that were perfectly matched. The salmon and lamb just being two examples. And it was a nice touch to have a table centerpiece that was edible and actually added to one of our courses. And the herbs were homegrown. Awesome.

Finally, this is a small and quaint place in West Town with very nice decor that we will visit many times in the future. Keep up the great work Temporis!!! Can’t wait for your next 10 course menu.

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G
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fabulous food and service. The tables are rather close and the two couples next to us were rather loud. It was quite distracting but we cannot day enough about the chef, the food and the service.
We would still gladly return during our next visit to Chicago and highly recommended the restaurant to our many friends who live in Chicago.

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CL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal cuisine with equally phenomenal service. Looking forward to coming back in the near future.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining at Temporis was a wonderful experience! The meal was impeccable and interesting from start to finish.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here for my mother's birthday - the food was phenomenal and the service was equally amazing. Absolutely loved it and was worth every penny!

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SD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant the is under the radar in the fine Chicago dining scene. Strongly recommend this place.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience this evening has been phenomenal. From the first moment through the door to the very end, Laura, Audrey and Gustavo were all very welcoming, and accommodating. The service was impeccable-not intrusive, very polite yet still warm and genuine. The food was simply amazing! Each dish was meticulously thought out and plated appropriately. Some courses were pure and quietly beautiful, while others were wildly delicious. The portions were appropriate for the 10 course experience and Chef Donald Young executed impeccably. I have a nuisance of an allergy yet I still received incredible dishes which did not effect the integrity of Chef’s vision for the course. Thank you! I would suspect that if he doesn’t already, a Beard nod/ award should be awarded. The restaurant is only shy of 2 years old yet the owner, Sam Plotnick, has a jewel of a restaurant in his hands. You can sense the passion and pride in the food and service. I anticipate a Michelin star going to this incredible restaurant in the near future. Our only regret is that we do not live in Chicago so we can dine here more often. Thank you for an incredible experience!

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JF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. Everything was perfect

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CH
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. If you are in Chicago. Go there.

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JH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Went for my wife's birthday. We found the food delicious top to bottom, didn't find any courses that were so so. Reserve wine pairing very good, only one of five that we felt missed the mark. Service was very good, but I would say not outstanding. Highly recommended.

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J
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I celebrated my engagement at Temporis and had a wonderful time. The tasting menu was a memorable journey. We were able to refresh our palate on fresh herbs served at the center of the table. I would highly recommend this place to anyone with a sophisticated palate and an interest in expanding their culinary experiences. The presentation is beautiful, the food is phenomenal, and the service exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend the wine pairing and dining for a celebration, special occasion, or a memorable evening.

I look forward to coming back before the restaurant becomes too popular!

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RN
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Temporis is a hidden gem! The set menu is outstanding and changes every couple of months. They have a notable wine list and provide two options for wine-pairings. The service is always fantastic and the ambiance pleasant. The restaurant only has a few tables, so you should definitely book ahead. Having only a few tables also makes it a unique and enjoyable experience. Great for special occasions as well as business meals.

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G
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal. Talented and creative chefs. Enjoyed celebrating our anniversary.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Very inventive dishes but the taste combinations did not always work. The dishes were visually stunning. Of the 10 dishes served, 5 were outstanding and 5 were less successful. The service was a little overbearing -- we were brusquely interrupted several times in order to let us know the wine pairing had been decanted for 90 minutes or something else of minor importance. The decor was nice and the bathrooms impeccable. For the price, I was expecting something more elevated and, for the venue, the service to be more attuned to casual elegance. They are clearly trying very hard but their reach exceeds their grasp. Wish I liked it more but my wife says she would be harsher in her appraisal.

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m
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food is fantastic but service was very slow with too much time between courses. Also, portions were a little large for a tasting, so we were uncomfortably full after about 6 of 10 courses. We asked to speed thing up about half way, and we were still there almost 3 hours. Even though they knew we were there for my birthday, they didn’t do anything special (not even a candle). Also, soap was broken in one of the bathrooms, which we told them, but when we returned to the bathroom, they hadn’t done anything to fix it. Food is worthy of a Michelin star, but pacing needs to be fixed as does things like the soap issue.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated our 10th anniversary and it was a true delight. The staff was so friendly and the food was incredible. This is a unique spot and if you enjoy multi-course, exceptional cuisine, make a visit here!

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Tahoe
147 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome performance and delivery on all levels. Bravo!

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London
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One word: Marvelous!

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OG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very intimate setting, the staff was very attentive and helpful. Food was unique and the flavors were exceptional. Wining pairing was great and they were very generous with the pours! Food and wine was on par with similar, more expensive tasting menus we’ve done recently.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous!! Highly recommend for an amazing foodie experience!

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V
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding experience and food. The service was exemplary and the food was out of this world. There were so many nice touches that they did throughout the entire night. I have to say that the Foie Gras ice cream was such a fun a wonderful new experience. And as we progressed through each course we were really impressed at how they built on one another into just an amazing overall experience.

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KH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Where do I begin?! While I have had the opportunity to dine all over the U.S., and even globally, this incredible dining experience was singularly, utterly, and uniquely brilliant, even among many Michelin-starred restaurants. The first thing that I'd like to share is that the flavor combinations, complexities and matching (including the reserve wine pairings) were off-the-charts amazing. By the end of the meal, we had thrown in the towel, as our palates (and brains) could not possibly process another manifold, mosaic and marvelous course! I would wager that even the most sophisticated palates will be challenged (in the most surprising and wonderful ways) to take in the veritable bounty of intricate essences. Kudos, Team Temporis, for providing to us one of the most seminal and influential culinary experiences imaginable. Some highlights: the escargot, the capellini, the ONION(!), the venison. Oh, and just in case you were wondering, the dining experience itself is...well, sensual (yes!), from the dinnerware to the flatware, nothing is left to chance, and everything is strategic, additive, to the overall experience. The only note (suggestion) I would leave for the team: Perhaps consider revisiting the background music playlist...(it was just a bit too near rave-y / uptempo at times...). Otherwise, keep doing what you are doing, keep the course, remain brave, fearless - and absolute success shall follow!

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a
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding tasting menu, creative and simply delicious. As good as any tasting menu I've had.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing evening.
The food was delicious, the wine pairing well executed and the staff delightful.
One of the finest meal I had in Chicago in a very long time.
Very special place. I hope it does well as it clearly deserves it!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience - tasting menu courses were excellent (especially the foie gras ice cream) and service was very flexible with our timing constraints!

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LB
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing culinary experience in a quaint yet high-class setting. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone that appreciates fine dining.

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