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Ēma is a Mediterranean restaurant in Chicago's River North area showcasing Chef CJ Jacobson’s lighter California style of cooking. At the core of the menu are spreads, dips and mezze, and Mediterranean small plates meant for sharing. Signature dishes include Hummus w/ Lamb Ragu, Pan-Roasted Romanesque Cauliflower, House-made Stracciatella, Green Falafel with Tzatziki, Grilled Octopus with Fingerlings and Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette, and Lamb & Beef Kefta Kebabs.

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Ema – River North

Ema's dining room


Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Please Note: Holiday Hours May Differ


Events at Ema – River North

Father’s Day Specials

Special for Father’s Day dinner at Ema, enjoy the Lamb Shank with Moroccan [...]

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$1 Fro-Yo Friday At Rotisserie Ēma

Friday, 11AM - 3PM

The start to the weekend just got even sweeter! Enjoy $1 Frozen Greek Yogurt with [...]

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Rotisserie Ēma

Monday - Friday, 11AM-3PM

Rotisserie Ēma, our quick casual, self-serve experience sharing its kitchen with [...]

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