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About Emilio's Tapas - Sol Y Nieve
You'll be tempted by the tapas at this Streeterville eatery, from the team behind Emilio's Tapas (other location is in Hillside). Our name means sun and snow, and we serve a wide range of hot and cold Spanish choices, including grilled shrimp with garlic lemon butter sauce, baked goat cheese in tomato sauce, paella, among other fabulous tapas. The wine list features more than 60 choices, many available by the glass. The restaurant features colorful murals, tile mosaics and iron light fixtures. During summer, the patio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy great tapas and sangria.
Chicago, IL 60611
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Between St. Clair & Columbus Dr.
$30 and under
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Occasional Spanish Flamenco Shows or Spanish Guitarist Music.
Sol y Nieve provides catering for all types of events. For more information please contact our event planner - firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Pay Lot next door! Street Meter Parking
CTA Bus 151, Red Line Grand Stop.
Emilio Gervilla and Crispin Plata
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Flamenco Shows, Wine Tastings, Wine/Dinner Pairings, Cooking Demo's, Sunday Suppers with Emilio.
Sol y Nieve offers private and semi-private rooms for all type of events from 20 people up to 200.
Emilio's Tapas - Sol Y Nieve Ratings and Reviews
The paella we ordered was really salty. We spoke with the manager, she had the chef try it and they said the measurements were standard....but sometimes this is just common sense. The skirt steak was very good and they did give us free desert. The service is just “ok.”
I wasn't very hungry, so tapas sounded really good. The main menu has bottle of wine on one side, and a wide variety of tapas on the other side. There was also a specials menu that they brought out that had glasses of wine and cocktails, plus a few cold and hot tapas, plus some main courses. I had a glass of wine with 2 tapas. The first was a cold tapa (Tabla de la Casa) with dried sausage, manchego cheese, serrano ham and olives. It was supposed to have dried pork tenderloin, but I don't recall that being on the tray. It was served with just a few pieces of toast points, but there was bread that was brought out before the tapas that I used when I ran out of toast. Everything was fresh and top quality. The other dish was a hot tapa (Alcachofas a la Nostaza), grilled artichoke hearts with sautéed spinach and honey mustard sauce. The presentation was really nice, as you might expect, and the taste was really good. You could taste the spinach and artichoke and the mustard sauce (everything was in balance). I was very tempted to order dessert, but didn't have room. Because I was dining alone and the restaurant wasn't busy, I had dinner and was out of there within 45 minutes. If you want a more relaxed pace, I would suggest ordering one dish at a time.
Very slow service!!!! The excuse was that they don’t like to “put too many plates on the table”! Give me a break! Told 2 waitresses that we were going to the theater and don’t have a lot of time. WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN! We will not be back! How about posting this one to pass the message along to other people? Come on...be honest with your reviews
Have been going to Emilio's for years. Service was horrible this last time. Waitress Maria completely dropped the ball. My wait was completely unacceptable before someone came to my table and took my order. I was made to feel like a real outcast.
The wait staff is so polite it makes you want to cry because it's so like Mexico, where people are treated with respect.
The food was excellent, and I enjoyed myself immensely. I came to Chicago for a pleasure trip and chose Emilio's because that is my grandson's name. Good choice!
My friend and I had such a nice time. We've been to other Emilio's locations over the years and it's always a great experience. The food was wonderful and everything flowed so well from drinks, to ordering, to food service. It's a great option if you're going to attend a show in the theater district. Our server Norma is such a nice woman. We were happy to give her a 25% tip. Professional all the way through! Thanks for a relaxing evening!
We went for tapas and came away very happy. Each dish was well and freshly prepared. Service was very pleasant. Value was excellent. Yes, we ate during this week's visit to Chicago in several "fancy" places charging more than twice as much, but we enjoyed Emilio's food as much as one such, more than most, and less only than one truly trendy place. In fact, Emilio's tapas were better than what we had last year in Madrid most of the time. I'd be a regular if I lived in Chicago.
A pleasant surprise! Needed a last minute reservation for 10 people and Emilio's could accommodate. It was fantastic. Everybody loved all of the meat dishes (except the tuna was a bit bland) - loved the beef and lamb tapas, sangria, and the tomato basil goat cheese - but really liked everything. Will be back.
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