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Starting January 3, 2022, please be advised, in accordance with the Chicago City mandate, all guests age 5 and older are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Valid forms of vaccination verification are required, including vaccination card, photo of vaccination card, digital record or app, or printed record from vaccine provider. Guests age 16 and older need to show government proof of identification along with vaccination verification.

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Welcome to Ēma

Ēma is a Mediterranean restaurant showcasing Chef CJ Jacobson’s lighter California style of cooking. At the core of the menu are spreads, dips and mezze, Mediterranean small plates. Signature dishes include Spicy Hummus, House-Made Stracciatella with Vine-Ripened Tomatoes, and Lamb Kefta Kebabs.

Ēma shares its kitchen with Rotisserie Ēma, a quick casual counter. Menu specialties include chef prepared salads, rotisserie chicken and house-made frozen Greek yogurt.

CJ Jacobson

Orange County-born, Chef C.J. Jacobson is best known for his ‘rustic-refined’ way of cooking. His craft revolves around hyper-seasonal, local California ingredients, where foraging plays a main part in the flavor profiles that he creates in his […]

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