Spacious Mediterranean restaurant & bar
Mediterranean · River North · $$
Shareable Mediterranean plates and house-baked breads highlight the vegetable-centric menu at this spacious River North locale from Top Chef winner and Intro alum C.J. Jacobson. Walls of windows and greenery growing from the ceiling bring the outdoors into the casual-chic space, which also encompasses raw wood tables, a full bar featuring Mediterranean wines and a rotisserie takeout area.
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hours Open Today · 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
location 74 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60654, USA phone +1 312-527-5586 website emachicago.com directions Get Directions
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It's a fairly nice restaurant. And when they first opened it was very good. It's not the same as it was. I don't know if they changed owners or just don't care anymore now that they're established. The quality of the food and service is not supported by the prices they charge. It's a bit overpriced for a hotel restaurant and bar even for River North. The crowd in the restaurant seems to reflect this. When they first opened it was totally crowded, now not so much.
R Morris · January 26, 2018
Stayed in the Hyatt Place hotel that features Ema off its main lobby. Great food and amazing bartenders. Stopped in for a drink and was so impressed by the quality and attention they put into making even the most of basic of drinks like the Amaretto Sour I ordered. Fantastic!
Michael Meier · January 28, 2018
Very cosy and relaxed atmosphere. Lots of windows let in great natural lighting. I went during lunch and the whole crowd looked pretty trendy. Didn't see any kids or the elderly. The food came out in decent time. Most of the lunch portions, including the seafood, were pretty small, which our server disclosed in the beginning. I'm glad we had appetizers and desserts. If possible, try the honey pie!
Colette Robertson · January 10, 2018