Ema

Mediterranean Small Plates and Spreads

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, Grilled Octopus, and Kefta Kebabs. The wine list showcases varietals from Mediterranean coastlines and islands, in addition to a handful of small California producers. 

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Events & Promotions

    Wednesday, March 29th

    Santa Barbara Wine Dinner With Rajat Parr

    WHERE: Ema - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Wednesday, March 29; Begins at 6:30PM
    CONTACT: 312-485-5778

    Join us for  Ema’s first ever, wine dinner featuring wines from Sandhi Winery in Santa Barbara, California, served alongside a mezze feast of Ema favorites and specialty dishes crafted by Chef CJ Jacobson. The dinner will be led by wine maker Rajat Parr, who is the author of the 2011 James Beard Foundation Beverage Book winner, Secrets of the Sommelier, as well as recipient of the 2015 James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Professional. The dinner will begin at 6:30PM, and costs $75 per person (not including tax & gratuity.) Please call 312-485-5778 or email emaparties@leye.com to secure your spot!

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Open Positions

  • Bartender

    Ema - Chicago, IL
    74 West Illinois
    Chicago, IL 60654
    (312) 527-5586
    Shift: AM/PM, Full Time/Part Time

    Casual Dining

  • Busser

    Ema - Chicago, IL
    74 West Illinois
    Chicago, IL 60654
    (312) 527-5586
    Shift: AM/PM, Full Time/Part Time

    Casual Dining

  • Cook - Line

    Ema - Chicago, IL
    74 West Illinois
    Chicago, IL 60654
    (312) 527-5586
    Shift: AM/PM, Full Time/Part Time

    Casual Dining

  • Food Runner

    Ema - Chicago, IL
    74 West Illinois
    Chicago, IL 60654
    (312) 527-5586
    Shift: AM/PM, Full Time/Part Time

    Casual Dining

  • Host Staff

    Ema - Chicago, IL
    74 West Illinois
    Chicago, IL 60654
    (312) 527-5586
    Shift: AM/PM, Full Time/Part Time

    Casual Dining

  • Server

    Ema - Chicago, IL
    74 West Illinois
    Chicago, IL 60654
    (312) 527-5586
    Shift: AM/PM, Full Time/Part Time

    Casual Dining