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.
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Shaw’s Crab House
Shaw’s is like the seafood version of a steakhouse. Come for a nicer dinner and order all the oyster, crab, and lobster.
Slurping Turtle is a respectable Japanese restaurant in River North. It's never going to be great, but you can count on it for certain situations in this part of town.
3 Greens Market
3 Greens Market has a lot going on: Small Cheval burgers, Dillman’s pastrami, salad bar, coffee, booze, and ping pong. Feel free to hang out.
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The Purple Pig
Purple Pig has been around awhile, but it's still a great small plates restaurant that makes for a fun night.
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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.
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