Temporis

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258 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Led by executive chef Troy Jorge and proprietor Sam Plotnick, Temporis embraces the evolution of seasons and ingredients, drawing inspiration in part from a hydroponic garden in the basement. We believe that food that is inspired will translate into dishes that are the right blend of modern, yet approachable, familiar yet creative. Wine pairings and a bottle list are offered, as well as some classic cocktails and non-alcoholic options. The atmosphere is intimate and modern. Business-casual or “cocktail” attire is suggested.

Temporis is open Tues-Sat, 5 p.m. until the last seating at 9 p.m. Each night, the restaurant serves a 10-course tasting menu of progressive American cuisine. On Tues-Thurs, a 5-course tasting menu, an abbreviated journey of the season, is offered as well; please let us know which tasting menu you would like in your reservation requests to help us best plan for your visit. Our 10-course tasting menu is $155 a person and our 5-course menu is $85.

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 $185. We will offer three different wine pairings at $105, $165, or $295 and a non alcoholic pairing for $65.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

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AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were very good, but price was quite high

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a very special place for a long and leisurely meal with old friends. The food was as delicious as it was beautiful, and the service was fantastic.

K
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall amazing! The staff was incredibly friendly, professional and knowledgeable and they went above and beyond to making it a memorable experience. The food is complex, unique and inventive and overall extremely delicious. This place is a must try. One Michelin Star doesn’t do it justice.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in every way. Beautiful, elegant decor, professional service, outstanding and most imaginative food

RG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food absolutely amazing along with the service. As good was the conversational environment. A Chicago dining experience that should not be missed!!

B
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Temporis is one of the best, most personal, most special restaurants in the city. My wife and I felt like we were being welcomed into someone's home. The food was incredibly beautiful and everything tasted just so good. The wine was fantastic, and the service couldn't have been better. Thanks so much!

K
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my brother's 30th Bday here and all the staffs were amazing. They greeted us and all wished my brother a Happy Birthday. The staffs were thorough with the wine pairings/ drink options, attentive during each tasting, and added a very nice touch in having my brother's menu signed at the end of the night which made it extra special. We all had a wonderful experience at Temporis. :)

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience as a whole was phenomenal. The esthetic, the service, and especially the food were top notch. I highly recommend.

A
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the variety of food. The creativity was wonderful, but it was also delicious. The service was also excellent.

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was beautiful and delicious however service was very slow and we were there for 3.5 hours (we were told it should take 2.5 hrs)

g
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just perfect!

PN
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Excellent food, excellent pacing for the courses, excellent balance of attention and privacy from the service staff. Great experience.

f
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing experience the staff was amazing the food was even better!

AP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined at all of the 2 and 3 star michelin restaurants on this trip and at quite a few 1 star restaurants and this was definitely in our top 3 favorites. From the greeting to the departure, the experience was great and welcoming, They accommodated all of our requirements and went above and beyond. The staff was very friendly, the food was DELICIOUS, and the prices were extremely reasonable for the high quality service and food. After everywhere we have been in Chicago and worldwide, we were very surprised Temporis only has 1 michelin star. This place definitely deserves 2 stars and we will revisit for sure next time we are in Chicago. I would not be surprised to see this restaurant and chef get nominated for many awards and top lists in the future.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing, but we were a bit disappointed with the reserve wine pairing

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Well presented
Great experience

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Temporis as a group of friends, and it definitely did not disappoint. The food was absolutely amazing - interesting and delicious. And the staff was the best. They knew all our names, appropriately participated in conversation and clearly have a high bar for excellence without pretentiousness. I’m already planning a return visit.

F
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. So creative and amazing taste combinations!

AM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Two hours in we were only on course 4. Don't come too hungry - service was painfully slow. Food was good, but not a standout compared to other Michelin star restaurants in Chicago. The wine pairing is where this restaurant shines.

RN
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience all around! The staff is very helpful and welcoming. The dishes are creative and delicious. The wine pairings are carefully thought through and greatly complement the dishes. Overall, a great place for a special occasion treat!

BB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would happily return, even if it was for the exact same dining experience as I had before. I will definitely get the beverage pairings next time around.

M
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This meal was a symphony of creativity. Each plate was a true masterpiece to both the eyes and taste buds. The deliciously enticing flavors made our anticipation for the next course grow throughout the evening. The staff took careful note of when to bring the next plate, always giving us enough time to savor the last dish as well as enough time to converse in between. I have enjoyed several tasting menus and I would highly recommend this experience to anyone wanting to be utterly impressed.

YD
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our evening. This is our second Temporis experience and we were equally impressed. The light, vibrant summer menu was right on point with great notes of citrus and fresh herbs. Delightfully balanced and a palate pleaser from beginning to our last bite. The moderate wine pairing was also spot on with some great notable wine selections. We look forward to our next return.

W
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an incredibly amazing experience! A sophisticated venue provided a very European feel. However, the 10 course tasting menu truly made the evening memorable. Chef Troy created plates of vibrant color that burst with a myriad of flavors in every morsel. The wine pairings were deftly translated by Laura who ensured our service was 5 star. I was impressed with the offering of reduced wine pairings so I could also enjoy the specialty wine with each course. It was the perfect celebration for my foodie's birthday! If you want a very special evening out, I highly recommend Temporis.

I
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was unbelievable. Each plate was truly a work of art. I highly recommend you pair the experience with at least the standard pairings.

f
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sublime. Each course was more fantastic than the last. Bold, concentrated flavors and inventive pairings. Service was perfect...informed, helpful, friendly, while not intrusive. Highly recommended elevated dining.

HB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the food to the wine to the friendly staff, our experience at Temporis was outstanding. It is definitely in my Top 5 lifetime dining experiences. So glad my husband and I chose Temporis for our anniversary dinner.

DA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was marvelous. All in all it was one of the finest dining experiences I have ever had.Staff seems very well trained and the details of movement.placement and pace seems very well orchestrated.Seamless,unhurried yet efficient.I will be back in December.
Your new best friend,
Drake

LP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection.

RM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can’t put into words how outstanding our experience at Temporis was. The food and presentation was outstanding and the service left us in need of nothing else. The small touches that made it feel personalized just for us really was the cherry on top. We would recommend this to anyone looking to have an incredible overall dining experience.

Thank you Temporis for wowing us and leaving nothing to be desired. We will be back!

Molly & Rory

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely perfect. The meal presentation was amazing. Service was first rate and the food was the best I’ve had.

KB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place absolutely deserves a second star. It gets better every time I'm there, both food and wine. It is truly a special experience.

YM
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went to Temporis to celebrate his birthday. We both had an absolute wonderful time there. Love the food and creativity, love the waitresses and waiters, and hats off to the chefs and everyone who was working behind the scene. Thank you so much for making my husband's birthday awesome.

BW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful experience. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing on every level. GO!

l
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WOW !!!!
We had an amazing meal and a great wine pairing & the service is impeccable . Definitely the best new Chicago restaurant that we've been to in several years.

KB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here - will definitely return. There for our 49th anniversary and totally satisfied. Food was very inventive and great tasting. Did a 10 course meal with a reserve wine tasting. Pours were generous and topped off if you wanted more. It is in an older building that does not look very inviting, Once inside you are totally surprised by the decor. Seats only 20 people and 16 were there when we were. Service was impeccable and the wait staff very friendly and did a great job describing each course. Not a cheap date but well worth it.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was exceptional! Highly recommend dinner at Temporis!

A
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. We loved the different sauces and spices and really enjoyed the interaction with the chefs and staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Chicago.