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Emilio's Sol y Nieve

#541 of 8,443 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Near North Side
Spanish, Tapas
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215 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-3259 (Colombus Drive)
CTA Bus 151, Red Line Grand Stop.
312-467-7177
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great change of pace for us

We picked Emilio's based on its close proximity to the AMC theaters on Illinois St. We had a nice early dinner with a handful of tapas. The lamb meatballs (sort of spicy) and the grilled shrimp were both great, as was the skirt steak done medium. The place has a wonderful atmosphere and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
kgems1
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Chicago
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We picked Emilio's based on its close proximity to the AMC theaters on Illinois St. We had a nice early dinner with a handful of tapas. The lamb meatballs (sort of spicy) and the grilled shrimp were both great, as was the skirt steak done medium. The place has a wonderful atmosphere and very attentive staff.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have eaten here several times with friends and always enjoyed the experience. The outside tables are nice in the summer and it is pleasant and not crazy noisy inside in the winter. The service has consistently been attentive but not intrusive. For four we usually order 2 or 3 of the main hot dishes and a couple of smaller... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We tried the Pincho De Pollo, pincho de gambas, and the paella valenciana. Everything was good but just not great. The chicken was dry and without the sauce was not edible. I would say this is an average Spanish restaurant. Of course I have yet to find a great one outside of Spain.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Emilio's Sol y Nieve at 215 E Ohio Street in the Streeterville area of Chicago is a good choice for Spanish food. The tapas I had there were as good as those I had in Barcelona. The menu has hot and cold tapas as well as several paellas. The last time we were there we had black bean soup with... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The food at Emilio's is great! The server was very knowledgeable. Not only did she recommend some of the most popular dishes but she also told us about some of her personal favorites so that we could try a variety of things. The flank steak was amazing and we also really enjoyed the bacon wrapped dates. I will definitely go... More 

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Madison
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited Emilio's with our two kids ( 9 & 11) Disclaimer: They are adventurous eaters. We tried the patatas bravas, tortilla española, gambas al ajillo, albondigas, bacon-wrapped dates among others. Our waiter was great. Very attentive service and a nice vibe inside. Aside from a foul-mouthed (in Spanish & English! Really?!) man sitting beside us, it was a great experience... More 

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cleveland, oh
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

order lots, order hot and cold as it will be good and always drink Tempranillo from Duero valley. If you can sit outside and just take time!!!

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We wandered by Emilio's on our way back from a successful business meeting. It was a perfect summer afternoon in Chicago and the outside seating appealed to us as did the thought of tapas instead of a big meal. We ordered 1 glass of wine and 1 glass of the red sangria. Both wonderful. 2 tapas plates each was plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great food, great wine selection and excellent service. In a city full of $35 entrees, a great alternative to not bust your wallet or your budget.

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Chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Having enjoyed Emilio's as a stand-byin the past, we were happy to see it still open after our 5 year absence. The tapas are typical, bacon wrapped dates, sausages, cheeses, crouquettes, etc. Several have been stamped by the chef with a unique flair, those are typically the best. The sangria is so-so - not excellent but does the job. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-3259
    (Colombus Drive)
  • Public Transportation: CTA Bus 151, Red Line Grand Stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312-467-7177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?