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your choice of three spreads, served with our house bread
fried kale, fingerlings, preserved lemon vinaigrette
baby artichokes, spinach, spring onions, mozzarella
Best restaurant in Chicago. Hands down.
They were fully booked, but tge
The falafel was a little dry, but overall the food was great. Service and ambience was really nice. Will be back.
The pitas were stale, the eggplant appetizer was bland. the salmon kabobs were great and saved this from being 1 star. Third time eating here. First time was awesome in Oct. 2nd time was ok in Dec 2019. Not sure I'm going back soon or again. High price point on very small appetizers as well.
Waiter hardly came to our table and we had ordered a lot of dishes and drinks. We even had planned on dessert but he left for so long we decided to leave. Disappointing on a Monday night for sure and I’ve always recommended this restaurant! BUT the food is amazing as always so 5 stars for that!
Delicious, thought we ordered too much, but it was perfect. Very accommodating of the vegan diet!
I’m a regular at Ema and visit often. However, we went yesterday and I’m not sure if there was a change in management or what but it was different. Staff was super slow even though the restaurant wasn’t crowded. Portion sizes were literally 1/3 the usual size for the same price and when I asked, the response was “yeah we had a chef come in and re-evaluate.” You should probably consider changing the price if that’s the case.
Great location, cool atmosphere, dessert was amazing, food was mediocre. None of the food was hot, did not seem fresh. The date cake dessert with caramel sauce was out of this world but other than that unfortunately I didn’t find it a good value.
The food was good but the portion size for the price was ridiculous. You are encouraged to order 2-3 plate for each person (the smallest of dishes a feta dip is $15.) The larger plates which really aren’t much bigger were twice that. 5 small pieces of beef fillet on a skewer was $30. Drink $17 and up. I understand rents are high but this restaurant is in the lobby area of the Hyatt place. It shared a bathroom with Hyatt’s lobby that was crowded, dirty with not tp or paper towels. At least clean the bathrooms if you are charging those prices. Staff was friendly but disappeared for long stretches.
Food was delicious and the server was attentive, friendly and helpful. The rest was really NOT what I expect from a Lettuce Restaurant.
Bathrooms were dirty and my stall in the women’s bath had no toilet paper. Yuck.
The Host was probably the worst host I’ve ever come across. We were driving into the city from the suburbs and traffic was even worse than we expected. We were running a few minutes late. The valet was unmarked, so we missed it, call the restaurant, went around the block and finally found it. The valet was completely backed up so we had a wait for a while.
When we finally arrived at the restaurant we were about 17-18 minutes late. Host said we could not find my reservation. After spelling my name and having him check a few times I mentioned that we were running late. His demeanor totally changed and he told us that our reservation had been automatically cancelled after 15 minutes. I did not receive any notification of this. I told him that I had specifically confirmed our reservation the night before. He said it didn’t matter. He then proceeded to tell us that the restaurant was full and we might not be seated at all. He was very rude. After about 10 minutes he found a table for us. When we left he did not acknowledge us. I’ve never felt less welcome on a restaurant!
Ema is a high-class dining experience that is right for any occasion. If you want to have brunch with the boys or have a date night with your significant other it is the perfect place to try new culinary creations inspired by your favorite Mediterranean flavors. 10 out of 10 would recommend this place. I personally am a fan of their garlic almond spread with their gluten free crackers as well as their savory potatoes which have been remastered to be even more crispy on the outside and a fluffy on the inside. Their butternut squash risotto is to die for and I personally am a fan of any kebab!
Be back soon ........ great concept, great flavors.
The best! Really good food and drinks, great service and the best atmosphere! Great vibe and instagramable!
Amazing service & food! Lots of vegetarian & vegan options, which was a big plus. Our Server, Aine was wonderful too! Would highly recommend Ema!
Had to wait a half hour for a table even with a reservation but the service and food were great once we were seated.