Ema is a Mediterranean restaurant in River North that’s great for a sit-down meal in the neighborhood. But there’s also Rotisserie Ema, which is both connected to the main Ema and has its own separate entrance. Rotisserie Ema is only open from 11:30am-3pm during the way, so it’s specifically meant for the lunch crowd. You can grab some falafel, hummus, and a variety of Mediterranean salads for less than $15. It’s a quick way to get a good and semi-healthy meal.
More spots in River NorthSee more
Bavette’s Bar and Boeuf
Bavette’s is an intimate steakhouse that’s great for date night or dinner with a few friends.
Solid ramen with Wu-Tang and old school H.O.V.A bumping in the background. Ramen-san is ideal for posting up solo with hot food and a cold beer.
More Mediterranean spotsSee more
Bernie's Lunch & Supper
Bernie's Lunch & Supper doesn't make a whole lot of sense on paper, but it comes together nicely. It's great for a number of occasions.
The Purple Pig
Purple Pig has been around awhile, but it's still a great small plates restaurant that makes for a fun night.
Gadabout is a restaurant in Andersonville with an all-over-the-place menu, but really good food.
Suggested by our writers
Ēma is a small plates Mediterranean restaurant in River North, and it’s good for a lot of occasions.
Lyfe Kitchen is a healthy fast-casual spot in River North. It's great for on-the-go, but you could also sit there and have a glass of wine.
Sweetgreen in River North is the gold standard of salad chains. The food is fresh, cheap, and customizable.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more