- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
crispy shallots, pumpkin seeds, sherry glaze
crispy shallots, pumpkin seeds, sherry glaze
fingerlings, preserved lemon vinaigrette
I went to lunch today with a friend at Ema. I can't express how lovely lunch was. The food was amazing, the staff were super kind and friendly, and the patio was really nice. The hummus with lamb ragu, stracciatella, falafel, and salmon kebabs were fantastic. I loved my experience and I hope to be back soon!
Food was good. When we seated they told us it was a ninety minute dinning time at the table ( which was fine with us) but the service was a slow I was afraid we would over it. I know wait staff is in short supply but the waiter just wasn’t around much. The food is fresh and tasty but I don’t think we will be running back (btw it was a thursday and they weren’t all that busy)
After reading many reviews, I decided to take my mom, my husband, and twin daughters who just graduated from their Colleges to Ema. The menu looked good, we like Mediterranian cuisine, they had a whole gluten-free menu (one of my daughters can only eat GF food). Everything was good ... until the food arrived. The food presentation was terrible; some dishes looked worse than in cheap chain places. Nothing was as we expected and not in a good way. For example, I took two mezzos instead of the main dish - Ora King Salmon Crudo for $14.95. They brought me 6 tiny, very thin pieces (honestly, one cannot call it a "piece"), which were generously marinated to the point you cannot taste anything but vinegar and salt. And my 2nd dish was Asparagus Risotto, also for $14.95. It reminded me of rice porridge from my childhood. I ate risotto maybe 50 times in different places, different countries, and even tried it at home - to make a story short - it was NOT a risotto. Altogether, we tried 5 cold and hot mezze and both seafood main dishes they had on the menu. Out of everything, only hummus was really good.
I also made a mistake (quite explainable when you visit a place for the 1st time) and sampled everything on the table. I did it before in other places, and my stomach was OK after that. Unfortunately, it was not the case after Ema.
Other people in our party don't feel as disappointed as I, but probably they simply were trying to be polite since I was responsible for the choice of the restaurant. Pity.
Have gone 3 times and absolutely loved it every time! The spicy hummus is a MUST!
The food was amazing and there where tons of vegetarian options. I loved it!
Great food with great friends who enjoyed thoroughly. Nice night - staff was very accommodating. My 2nd visit - looking forward to my 3rd.
Delicious! Maybe the best hummus I’ve ever had. Would return.
Selected Éma for the small plates and the outdoor space. What a treat this was! Although it was too hot to dine outdoors, we were seated at a window location and since the windows were open, we had the best of both options! Interesting drinks menu, with great recommendations from our server. Started with a hummus sampler and all 3 selections were outstanding. Followed with Brussels sprouts and a chopped salad. Finished with a salmon skewer that was perfectly prepared.
Me and my wife went here four our anniversary, the hostess and waitress were incredibly nice and helpful!
Amazing Experience. Food quantity was little less.
The service was absolutely horrible. The waitress came by and said, “oh, nobody brought you your fish?” Then when she finally brought it she said, “it’s last call for food & drinks.” It literally took 45 minutes to get our fish because nobody brought it. The food was decent at best.
Amazing food!! Reasonable for the quality
Server was outstanding and the food was delicious. We had all seafood items and they were cooked perfectly.
All of the appetizers were amazing! Loved our dining experience
Food was very good. The server could have been much friendlier.
Food was amazing! Every bite was delicious with an incredible flavors.
Just got drinks and an app but would definitely come back again!
Food was great, but it took a really long time to get it. We only had our table for 90 minutes and we had to use the whole time to eat two dishes.
Love this place. Outstanding food.
I understand the need to limit table time. However, we were told 3 or 4 times that we would need to vacate in c number of minutes. Our waiter seemed to be overwhelmed. We wanted to order more drinks and it took no less than 10 minutes to get someone to get our order
Not sure I would come back while the 90 minute limit is in place
Great food! Lots of options and great drinks too!
Asked to wait when we got there on time outside - then was very rudely told by a waitstaff that we needed to move and there "is no need to hover at the door". We had been waiting 20 minutes and were anxious to sit. Main staff was rather unapologetic and service was very slow and overall not a good experience.
Ema never fails to be a delicious meal!
travis was wonderful! my friends raved about the food. ema has been a favorite ever since it opened.
Our food was excellent and the staff was friendly and helpful. We chose to eat outside which was as one would expect in a busy city.
Food was outstanding. So fresh, flavorful and creative. Can’t wait to go back for the food!!
Been here multiple times and food, drinks, and service is always fantastic. Recommend the potato dish, falafel and toothpick lamb, but I have not had a bad dish here.
Outdoor seating was fun, food was great and the service was excellent. Our server Maria is beyond professional and went out of her way to make sure our dining experience was most enjoyable. She’s the best. Thanks!
Fantastic food and amazing service! Had a lovely birthday celebration.
Food was great but the service was pretty bad. Waiter spilled water on my colleague, barely even muttered an “I’m sorry”, took forever to come take our appetizer order, and then forgot we had placed one. Didn’t return to take our main order for another 20 (foodless) minutes, and then the food, which was two salads, took over another half hour.
Absolutely wonderful in all categories. The food was indescribable with flavors, freshness and selections! Can't wait to return
Waiter didn’t ask for refills on ice tea
Hadn't been here before. My husband and I both ordered soup. It was served, then before we had taken two spoonsful, the rest of our food was served. It wasn't so bad for me, as I had a salad. But he had eggs, so he either had to shovel his food in or have some of it get cold. Awful service and the food is ordinary. Never again.
The front attendant was great. Although our booking was not for a hour later, she helped squeeze us in and arrange the seating for our baby. Extremely considerate and friendly. Thank you. The food was awesome too. Very farm to table. Not a super big fan of brussel sprouts but they were very tasty as were the mushrooms. It was a great experience. Thanks
Food was great for the price (especially the spreads and pita break and octopus), and the service was great.
Visiting from Los Angeles. Had to come back again as it was my favorite restaurant 2 years ago and it did not disappoint. Everything was so yummy! Highly recommend.
Amazing food options and very pretty restaurant! !!
You can order delivery directly from Ema using the Order Online button. Ema also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ema also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 527-5586.
Ema is rated 4.7 stars by 2721 OpenTable diners.