Went alone one evening while traveling on business. Asked for a table where I could read my book and was seated immediately at a table that the hostess said had good light. The waiter was also the bartender and came to my table right away. The good service continued throughout the meal. I thought the food was pretty good, but maybe a little pricey.
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- General Info:
- phone # 312-467-7177
- Payment method:
- amex, diners club, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
- Central Chicago, Near North Side, Streeterville
Emilio's Tapas - Sol Y Nieve
Emilio's Sol Y Nieve
- Tapas, Spanish Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Mexican Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Parking: Garage, Street
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Spanish, Mediterranean, Family Style, Mexican, Latin American, European, Tapas, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
I visited on a Monday night. Trying to decide between two different red wines, my waiter brought tasting glasses to allow me to taste before choosing. Very nice! But the service after that was inconsistent, with my waiter not showing up to check on my needs to order the next plate - luckily other staff pitched in. The plates are wonderful, very well presented. The artichoke, serrano ham and cabrales cheese with mixed greens (Tarta de Alcachofas) was fabuous, drizzled with balsamic vine...view moregar. However my grilled beef tenderloin was a bit charred on the outside, somewhat overwhelming the cracked peppers and sherry sauce. The Delicia de Tres Gustos terrine of white, bitter sweet and caramel mousse was not as flavorful as I would have expected.\r
Overall, I would go back to explore the menu more.view less
This place is SO good! I visit Chicago every year for a week in November, and my friends and I eat there at least twice! The red sangria is delicious and a must-have dish is the baked goat cheese with garlic toast - absolutely to die for!! Do yourself a big favor and get over to Emilio's!
Emilio's tapas and wine bar is the best place to people watch and to get a great small meal. The white sangria is very good with a kick and the small appetizers are just enough to share with two or four. Everything was great, make sure (if you don't know spanish) you ask if the tapas is hot or cold; expecting a hot dish and receiving it cold can ""sour"" the appetite.\r
Dessert was just enough and not over-bearing. Well worth the wait and money.
My friend and I shared five of what we thought were the most interesting and inventive-sounding tapas on the menu, and all of them were bland and uninspired. The ""gracious, unhurried"" service made us impatient, especially considering that we were two of four people in the whole place and still had to wait 20 minutes for the bill.
outstanding! one of a very few 5 stars I've ever given. Excellent CAZUELA DE PULPO, GAMBAS FRIAS TRES SALSAS, AN CON TOMATE, JAMON Y QUESO, TAPA A LA NAVARRA, CARACOLES EMILIO, duck in sherry sauce, calamri bread. We had over 30 plates. Our waitress served 8 loons without a flinch. Excellent Margaritas and desserts too. As good as tapas in Spain. But if you'd prefer the long wait at Iberico....
If you love garlic, you've got to try the seasoned olive/garlic appetizer. I munched on it from the bar and the garlic was amazing. The pork tenderloins were on the dry side but the croquettas, stuffed mushrooms, bell pepper stuffed with crab, and the duck with couscous were excellent.