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Great food, great service, great location. Will be back!
Excellent food and service was excellent. Food was very quick as well.
Always have a great time here
The food & service are great & we love celebrating occasions here
Best medi food I've had in Chicago. Would have tried some cocktails but was on a work dinner. Salmon Kabobs, Chicken Kabobs, Falafels, and trio of spreads were awesome!
Great selection of food, everything tasted great. Great selection of loose leaf tea too.
The service and food were good. They paid attention to my note and wished my guest a happy birthday!! It was perfect!! The risotto was my least favorite, no flavor at all. :( The place is beautiful
Ema is easily one of the best restaurants we have been to in a very long time! The food is outstanding and we loved the atmosphere. We are gluten free and they handled our needs exceptionally well and we did not feel like we were missing out on anything. Highly recommend and cannot wait to go back!
First time here for their brunch menu and to chalk it up...there was a lot left to be desired. Choice of 3 brunch cocktails without access to their regular cocktail menu, as well as odd breakfast/lunch pairings that were mediocre at best in taste. Usually a great dinner service, however.
Food not spaced out properly and a waiter with an attitude.
Food was excellent and waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful in navigating the menu (gluten free) and wine list.
Ema was excellent! We were celebrating a friends birthday and Travis and the whole staff made her feel very special!
Will return for the amazing food and service! Thanks again
Great service. Our server was Aine and she was amazing. Very knowledgeable, was able to make some great recommendations, and seem to really be happy to be there, even on Black Friday. We will be back because we only had about 1/10th of the menu.
Excellent meal. Waiter recommended and we loved the honey bun dessert and the date dessert.
Four of us went out for a special evening, having learned about Ema on Check, Please, and after failing to secure reservations on two previous occasions. We all thought the food was truly delicious - and small plates are always great fun if you like to share and sample different things. Our waitress, Maria, was lovely and kind, and certainly contributed to our wonderful evening.
Love this spot. Be sure to get the almond and garlic spread!
I have been to Ema a handful of times and always thought it was very good, if short of great. This visit might just be my last. Half the listed ingredients in my salad were missing- it was basically a bowl of iceberg lettuce- very disappointing. The tea was overwhelmingly strong- everything was off, including the uninspired service.
What a wonderful evening. The food was very delicious and the service from Zack and the team was fabulous! Thank you, we’ll be back very soon!
Disappointing pretty much on all levels. Avoid.
Loved the food!
The Mediterranean theme food was done quite well. And our server was very good about highlighting the dishes she has tried. I’d definitely return!
Zach provided excellent service, and we had a fantastic meal & time!
Always love coming to Ema. This time we were entertaining our vegetarian/vegan friends and this is one of the ideal menus in town to do it. The menu items re not contrived. Almost all of them are authentic dishes found on an eastern Mediterranean menu. Even the most ardent carnivore amongst us (me), loves it. This is our go-to place in River North.
A delightful array of middle eastern dishes prepared with a creative and innovative approach. Great for sharing, as the portions are not large.
Interesting menu - though limited. Great favors to each dish. Octopus outstanding.
10/10 would recommend to a friend. Food and Drinks were DELICIOUS
Excellent ambiance and service, but as you hope - the star is the food. We were able to share 7 dishes between 3 of us and each dish was perfect. Excellent ingredients, perhaps paired in less than usual ways, and simply prepared create amazing, complex flavors. I want to go back today.
Great vibe in this restaurant! Wonderful food, knowledgable staff, friendly service.
I was at Ema with two friends. It was their first visit. They loved all our food. The spreads and the octopus were standouts. They can't wait to return.
This is where I like to take people because there are so many delicious things to choose.
We gather there for a birthday lunch. The food was good. The service was excellent. Tyler was our server - he loves his job and that added to our experience. Thank you.
You couldn't do better for both delicious and healthy food, creative dishes and cocktails
Such a great experience at lunch yesterday! The dips and spreads were delicious. Don't miss the labneh. The green falafel sandwich was a hit. Everything we tried was delicious, and the service was above and beyond. Very happy.
Loved it! We will definitely be back and would love to do a reception/dinner there too.
Went for happy hour was great
Will be back soon
Loved this place. Every table was taken but it wasn’t crowded. The food was super yummy and the portions were just enough the share between two to three people. Service was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable about the menu. Will definitely go back !
Loved my dinner here! Took my boyfriend out for his birthday and we had a great night and it was affordable too. Food was all so good and unique and we shared everything. The manager made our choice of dessert complimentary for the birthday and the waiter was very attentive and friendly.
Food is always great. This was my 5th time at the restaurant and I’ve yet to receive good/attentive service though. Also, I’ve yet to be seated in any other area accept the bar area; very disappointing.
Delicious food. Attentive, friendly service. Fair prices. Especially considering the location. Will definitely return.
Waitress made the experience amazing for our 10 year anniversary
Warm and relaxing atmosphere, great food, and super helpful, kind service.