I would never take my mom to Emmy's. The neighborhood is iffy, the parking is terrible, the music is loud, the service is minimalistic, and the wait is almost always long. However, I love it! It's dark, the music is great, the decor is funky, the food is good, and the prices are reasonable. I wouldn't take a date, however, because it's so darn loud! Go on the weekend when they have some great DJs... but wear comfy shoes for a long wait.
Pros: Funky ambiance, Great music, Good food
Cons: , Long waits, Hard to hear