MICHELIN Guide 2020


  • 74 W. Illinois St., Chicago, 60654
  • 25 - 50 USD • Mediterranean Cuisine
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MICHELIN Guide 2020


  • 74 W. Illinois St., Chicago
  • 25 - 50 USD • Mediterranean Cuisine
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

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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  • The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal
  • ó Quite comfortable

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • ˆ Brunch
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • û Restaurant offering vegetarian menus
  • V American Express credit card
  • } Mastercard credit card
  • X Visa credit card


+1 312-527-5586
Opening hours
Open lunch & dinner daily

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