July 29, 2002
For dessert, the flan is heavenly; like a cloud melting on your tongue. The flan is attractively served with fresh spearmint leaves and strawberry. At times the white chocolate flan is available, and that is an exceptional treat. Add a cappuccino or espresso for a finishing touch, or perhaps an after-dinner drink from the well-stocked bar.
White stucco walls, oak beams and trim, white table linens and colorful wall murals work to create a light, airy atmosphere. Small votive candles on the tables augment the soft lighting. There is a separate room for smoking guests, as well as an outside dining area. Emilio’s wait staff is attentive, but not annoying, with a good attention to detail and the enjoyment of their patrons. Plan on arriving early (especially on weekends) or make a reservation, as the wait can be long.
From journal Summer Weekend in Chicago