Modern Mediterranean

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Top-Chef winner chef CJ Jacobson showcases California-inspired Mediterranean fare at Ēma, a rustic-chic restaurant and bar marked by reclaimed wood accents and a living garden ceiling overhead. The seasonally-influenced, veggie-centric menu includes spreads like hummus, tzatziki and charred eggplant as well as grilled kebabs, braised lamb shoulder or mezze (small plates) like sweet corn-bulgur risotto or grilled octopus. Drinks include global craft beers and a Mediterranean-heavy wine list (think wines from Israel, Lebanon, Croatia, Morocco) and house cocktails like the Solid as Arrack (rum, arrack, lemon, cherry cordial).

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74 West Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60654

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Modern, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (312) 527-5586
  • Private Dining Room: Yes