From $25 to $50
74 W. Illinois St., Chicago 60654 Driving directions
Mediterranean Cuisine,Californian
  • The MICHELIN Plate : good cooking Fresh ingredients, capably prepared: simply a good meal.
  • Good standard.

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  • Mediterranean Cuisine
  • Californian
  • Contemporary Décor
  • Chic
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking retsaurant
  • Wheelchair access
  • Restaurant offering vegetarian menus
  • Brunch
  • Counter dining
  • Mastercard
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  • Amex
  • Restaurant

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Cross the threshold into this breezy, elegant space—all whitewashed brick, wood-slat windows and lush greenery—and prepare to be transported to the shores of the Adriatic.

The menu boasts an array of fresh, wholesome Greek and Middle Eastern dishes, like a smoky charred eggplant spread, tempting cold mezzes and a variety of kebabs. And it should come as no surprise that these items taste as though they were prepared in a cozy home kitchen, as Ēma translates to “mother” in Hebrew. Dig into the lamb and beef kefta, a plate of perfectly grilled, skewered meat served alongside zhoug, a spicy herb and chile pepper relish. Then cool off with a few spoonfuls of delightfully tart frozen yogurt before booking your return ticket home to the Midwest.

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