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 ($105 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.
I don’t write up post dinning reviews often, but I can’t thank Temporis enough for making our dinner “Mother’s Day in ORD” a wonderful experience for us. Our mothers, my husband and I enjoyed the fixed 10 course menu and found the creativity, food, and staff exceptional. We had a problem during the meal, unrelated to the restaurant or its’ service, and Laura and staff handled the situation professionally and warmly. Ensuring us not to worry “We are guests in their house.” And then went out of their way to accommodate some unexpected needs during our meal. As a result, our mothers had a *** experience. If you get the opportunity to eat and experience Temporis, take it, it’s worth it.
Truly, truly one of the finest meals I've had in Chicago. Rich, fulfilling, unique, creative. And for a tasting menu, this does not skimp, you are completely satisfied by the last dessert!
An amazing all-around meal. Food was superb, the wine pairings were spot on, and the service was personable and interactive. I also appreciated that they called earlier in the week to confirm reservation but also ask for any dietary restrictions which my wife has. It was properly noted and the 2 dishes were amended just for her to accommodate. A fantastic evening and we will be back for sure. Well deserving of all their accolades and awards!
Everything at Temporis showed amazing attention to detail, from the greeting and seating, to the background music, to the description of the dishes and the tableside service by the chef, to the little treat to take home. The food was inventive, complex and delicious. The wine pairings were good matches for the food and we appreciated hearing about wines we didn't know. It was a special evening and we felt more like guests at a special dinner than patrons at a restaurant.
Phenomenal. One of the better restaurants in Chicago. Service was outstanding, waitstaff was experienced friendly and informative. The wine pairings were excellent and they were happy to top them off as needed.
Great place. One of my favorites.
Excellent Fusion Menu by formerly Les Nomades Chefs
A Real treat at 933 N Ashland
Beyond exeptional!!! Staff is incredible, food is from another space and wine is....mind blowing.
Mind blowing experience! The creativity was amazing! Gastronomical delight!
This was the best meal we’ve ever had. We did the tasting menu with the standard wine pairing. The setting was upscale and intimate. The service was extremely attentive, as befits a restaurant with only 20 seats. The flavors were outstanding, inventively presented and there were moments of pure surprise that left us on the edge of our seats. What an exceptional meal and overall experience! It was a truly memorable evening.
Celebrated the wife’s Bday, the food was amazing and very creative.
The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
We had a great time!!
A stellar evening celebrating my husband’s birthday with extraordinary food presented in beautiful ways. A burst of flavors....every course was exquisite. The “birthday surprises” added a special touch.
Temporis‘ young Chef is outstanding. Make the simple, sublime. Definately whenever in Chicago, will visit again! Completely humble, personable and down to earth...both Chef and Cuisine are a delight. If you can make it, don’t miss this one. After one tasting, I am a fan!
They deserve their Michelin Star. Reserve wine pairing was well worth the cost. Overall a really wonderful experience. No negatives.
Loved it! The decor is clean and simple, the servers and wait staff were excellent, and the food was wonderful. The chef is very talented, and he came out to serve a few of the 10 courses to us personally. We had the reserve wine pairing, which was very good. Overall, one of our favorite tasting menus - we will be back!
Everything about the Temporis experience is 5-star worthy. The service was warm and personal from the moment we walked in, the wine pairings were an incredible value, and the food was over-the-top delicious. It is a MUST for Chicago fine dining.
Our farewell tour of Chicago restaurants.
Temporis was nothing short of a culinary gem that one could only wish to find in the heart of Chicago's West Town.
Incredible, complex meals in a relaxed atmosphere. Wine pairings were good but not great - most didn’t enhance or detract from the food. While delicious, there were a few courses that could have been simplified to focus the flavors. Overall, delicious and will be back.
Amazingly great dinner!!!
Incredible dining experience. Every dish was an amalgam of new and interesting flavors.
Fabulous. Usually we find one or two dishes that was stunning from any tasting menu. We had around five to six stunning dishes out of a ten course which was absolutely fabulous.
What a wonderful evening. The food and wine pairing were all delicious. We loved the variety of people who delivered our dishes and explained each course with us. I felt equally attended to and left alone for great conversation and savoring. The portions were perfect - I left satisfied but not overly stuffed. I enjoyed the ambiance. There was music in the background and although it was an intimate place, I did not feel like I was too close to our neighbors or unable to have a great conversation. Perfect evening out!
Overall, this place is amazing! The food was all impeccable, each and every round. Service varied, but most rounds were followed by a brief description from one of the chefs, which was appreciated. Expensive but an incredibly well-done experience!
Chef Don Young delivered up an explosion of ingredients, preparations and concepts in ten plates (11 with an amuse). The variety of products and imaginative preparations included in those dishes was truly remarkable. And yet.... and I hope this quibble we be seen as a modest constructive remark, of ten dishes few of those dishes (the whole of the composed dish) stick in my memory. Excepting a fantastic foie gras ice cream with bacon waffle and rhubarb and bits of other dishes, a magically prepared bit of white asparagus or a small taste of comte grilled cheese and others. Like many young artists Chef Young is overflowing with ideas, all of them good. Dole them out more slowly Chef. Make us come back. Temporis could be a bit of thoughtful editing away from two more stars.
I can't say enough good things about Temporis. The food is fabulous and imaginative, the service is impeccable...friendly and comfortable, but completely professional. We always leave looking forward to our next visit. Definitely highly recommend Temporis to foodies and those enjoying tasting menus.
When comparing against other Michelin star places in Chicago, think this ranks towards bottom of our list - but still a good place to try. With Oriole setting the standard, found the food over salted and in some cases (first course with doughnut) undercooked. Wine pairing was ok - nothing stood out. Service was fantastic however and chef was very engaging when he came to the table.
a lovely experience, quite different from what we're used to. the food was exciting and fun. many, MANY ingredients per dish. wonderful service and was honored to have the executive chef come out to chat!! good luck temporis wish you the best!
This restaurant is very bold in mixing various flavors yet keeping each of the flavors strong enough. Your taste bud just feels spoiled with so many rich flavors in such a short time. We like the experience for sure.
On the plus side, the space has the feel of a very special fine dining experience and
the chef often comes to the table to explain the composition of the dish. The plating and presentation of each dish is very artistic. The service by the front of the house was very good. On the negative side, the food was extremely salty and did not taste good. Each dish had too many competing elements and did not mesh well. For each of the ten courses I took one bite and left the rest on the plate. All other reviews of this restaurant online are spectacular and I was hoping this would be my new favorite restaurant.
I was very disappointed and cannot recommend this place to a friend.
My advice to the chef is to try to make each bite amazing and not focus so much on the visual appearance of the dish.
Excellent and creative food. The service was second to none.
We had a really great experience! The doughnut, grilled cheese, wagyu, and meatloaf were by far our favorite courses. It was great to get to see the basement so we could see the garden.
We can’t wait to be back! :-)
Food and wine exquisite. This was probably the best meal of my life.
Great food, great staff, great chef and exceptional plating.
One of the finest restaurants in Chicago. And congratulations to Chef Don Young on his 1 Star Michelin rating. And thanks to Laura for providing us with a wonderful fine dining experience. Great wine pairing too.
Great service and wonderful meal!
Very good service. Good food, although some dishes were clearly too salty and some other had flavors covering the main ingredient (scallop, salmon...). Not the best food we've had in a one Michelin star restaurant, and the price of a 2 Michelin stars (520$ for 2 persons, with a "light and cheaper version" of the wine pairing!). The wines in particular were underwhelming and overprice (96$ for the standard wine pairing : 5 glasses of pretty average wines...)
Overall a disappointing experience, considering how expensive it was...
One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Beautiful food and wine pairings.
We went to Temporis for a late valentine’s day dinner. Did the tasting menu with reserve wine pairing. The wine selection was great with generous pours :) our servers was really friendly and attentive. The food was good overall but a bit salty/too heavy for us.
This was our second visit. We love the creativity of the menu. The combination of tastes is fantastic. Servic, wine and ambience all add to a perfect experience.