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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


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Grilled Chicken Kebab

Mother's Day Specials

Bring your 'Ema' to Ema for Mother's Day and enjoy dine-in specials including Lobster [...]

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Matzoh Ball Soup

Passover Specials

Spend Passover enjoying specials at Ema, such as Beef Brisket and Apple Matzoh Kugel, [...]

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Ema Glenview Opening Summer 2024

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