This gold mine on Gedney Way is a classy bar/restaurant that has the environment on its mind. Certified green by the Green Restaurant Association, Emma’s has multiple energy efficient kitchen appliances while still offering patrons a great night out. Billy Oliva, last of The Custom House in Dublin, Ireland, is the chef preparing the comfort fare at this eatery that opened in the space that once housed Sunset Grille. Among the entrées on the menu: surf and turf burger, salmon, barbecue braised short ribs, and buttermilk-fried chicken. Open every day for lunch and dinner; brunch on Sun. Reservations suggested.
Owner Casey Egan is thrilled to have received Emma’s Green Certification from the Green Restaurant Association; the recognition is well deserved. After all, at Emma’s, even the bathroom hand dryers are efficient—drying hands in less than seven seconds. More green eco-friendly elements are planned, including biodegradable “to go” trays. And if you couldn’t care less about Emma’s green ethics, know that there’s some really fine grub here, including house-made barbecue potato chips, Philly cheesesteak sliders, and pepper-crusted pork chops.