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Embers Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.embersrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (513) 984-8090
  • Hours of Operation: Bar Opens Daily at 4pm with Happy Hour
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Nat Blanford
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment on Saturday's in the bar. 7:30pm-11:00pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: Tuesday - Half Price Wine Bottles
    Wednesday - Half Price Sushi (bar only)
    Thursday - Half Price Bar Menu (bar only)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Galbraith Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Self parking in front of restaurant. Valet parking also available.
A word from Embers
Opened in the spring of 2004, Embers is a contemporary American Steakhouse with a twist. Classic Steakhouse offerings along with complete selections of seafood & sushi are available in a warm inviting atmosphere.

Embers, as the name implies, evokes the warmth and comfort of a glowing fire; from the stacked-stone torch and gas lanterns outside to the glowing candles within. Black & White photographs of Cincinnati landmarks and celebrities create a sense of history and place, while large oil canvasses and vibrant floral arrangements punctuate the rooms with color.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Embers is always Great! Try the ribs half and half - delicious!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I our friends enjoyed Ember's so much that we ate there two weekends in a row For our birthday's."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went to Embers for a special birthday dinner. The service was excellent and they were extremely attentive. The food was amazing. I think they are one of the best places to get a steak in the tri-state area."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A great place to eat. Service was excellent. Wine list is excellent. Menu changes often. It is expensive but I loved the food."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had dinner here Saturday it was my wife birthday also to friends we had a great time every thing was great we are going back this week end for our friend and my birthday."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Embers is my favorite place for dinner. I have never had a bad meal. The service is always wonderful and everyone there is so pleasant and accommodating. I recommend Embers to my friends"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I typically enjoy casual dining at the bar vs. restuarant seating but this was a nice change. The atmosphere was low-key, mostly families. The wine list by the glass was adequate. I had the small filet, carmelized brussel sprouts and creamed spinach. The filet was cooked perfect. The brussels were delicious although a little sweet for me (they are carmelized with brown sugar). The creamed spinach had a slight raw flour taste that was not to my liking. The server said the creamed spinach is a favorite so maybe my dish suffered a kitchen mishap. All in all it was an enjoyable meal in a nice atmosphere with ecellent service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "very expensive, we thought the steaks were way too overpriced. We used a groupon and still spent over $150.00 too expensive."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food at Embers is very good. The service is great. They really make you feel special."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have enjoyed Embers for many years. It serves consistently excellently prepared selections. It has a very special sushi menu. Their attention to service is exceptional. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was our first time to Embers. We celebrated our anniversary in a classy way. Shannon took very good care of us. His experience and knowledge helped to make the evening a great success. He is a credit to the "serving profession"! The NY Strip Steak was unbelievable as it was prepared perfectly. It might have been the best steak I've had in the last 20 years or so! Job well done!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The last time we dined at Embers, we thought the food was OK, but not exceptional. But they have definitely upped their game. I believe there is a new team in the kitchen, and it definitely shows. The food was superb and the entire experience very pleasant. It didn't hurt that we happened to be there on a Tuesday night, which is half price bottle night. We will return soon."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Celebrated Father's Day here, and had an excellent meal. Among the group we had a couple 8oz filets, Dover Sole, sushi, and several sides. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals, the service was very good, and the desserts were also quite good. The only thing keeping me from giving it a top rating is that I feel you can still get a better steak in town for the same, or less, price. You're going to pay a lot here, but if the cost isn't an issue you can expect a top quality meal."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Drove from Dayton, OH to Cincinnati, OH because of reviews. Outstanding experience!! Excellent service...bar none! Wife eats filet mignon may be 2x a year. She is not a steak eater. This was the best steak she had ever ate! Better than the Pine Club in Dayton. She enjoyed the dinner and service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I went to celebrate my birthday! We had a fantastic time! The food is very good and very well-presented. Generous portions, nice sides, and the music there is always fantastic! We are a talky, busy, bunch so it took a while for us to finally decide to place our order and when we did order, there were many substitutions and then additions along the course of dinner. Our server was great at managing us! She was great! And I am persnickety about my service!! They offered me a free dessert for my birthday! Such a nice gesture! If I would make any suggestion, it would be that they might expand their cocktail selections. All around fantastic time! One of my favorite places!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, service was also outstanding. First time and we will definitely return!!!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our waiter allowed us to set the pace of our dinning experience and was patient and engaging as well as informative.the food was excellent and the execution and presentation was superior.all contributing to an enjoyable dinning experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great food and great service from Stan and team. Went with Groupon but will be back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We made the reservation at the spur of the moment and glad we did. We got the food exactly as we wanted it and since we were in a hurry they got everything out in a timely basis. Steaks are wonderful. Also have Sushi/Sashimi so great variety. Clay our server was great and gave us good recommendations. Excellent restaurant in Montgomery."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food and service were great except when it came to the wine. My friend and I each ordered the same glass of wine so, the waitress asked if we would like to buy a bottle. At every restaurant I have been to, if two people are planning on having more than one glass it is cheaper to buy the bottle. But when we got our bill, we found out that our $11 per glass of wine was $55 for the bottle. To say that a bottle equals 5 glasses is a bit of a stretch but even so, a bottle should still be less expensive than 5 glasses! Had I known that, I definitely wouldn't have ordered the bottle and just paid per glass. I realize that this is probably the restaurant, and server's, way to up-sell and therefore make more money, but I felt a little cheated."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This was our 1st visit to Embers. The food & service was outstanding...just like I had heard from friends that have visited previously."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had a fabulous meal there! No bum's rush. We had a great evening!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Food was excellent and service was outstanding. We were celebrating a special event and the entire group had a terrific time and commented about the delicious food."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Whether for a business meeting which this was why I was there this time or for the Wednesday gathering of local celebrities, business folk and glamorous women. Embers is the Kenwood spot to see and be seen."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I was looking for someplace to celebrate my son's college graduation for a group of 9. I found it at Embers. I made it known ahead of time that this was a special occasion, and they treated it and us with the aplomb it deserved without being asked. The food is great, but they should recommend eating dessert first and working your way backwards, The oreo filled donuts and banana panini are unique and outrageously good (add the homemade Bailey's cookies & cream ice cream to anything!). Our server, Alex, was outstanding, and took our fun in stride while providing top-notch service. The menu is varied, and everyone (including our pickiest) found something to enjoy. I can recommend Embers without qualification."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We celebrated our son's 30th Birthday at Embers the other night and we now understand why this is his favorite Restaurant. The Sushi selection and quality was excellent as well as the steaks. The waiter was prompt and added good humor as he was sharing the specials and taking our order."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food at Embers is always delicious! All of the sushi is the best and there is nice selection. The salads are always tasty and the baby iceberg wedge is a great choice. Try the pan seared filet for something different - lots of great flavors. Tracy was so very attentive and is one of the best servers around!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Good service and good food. Really enjoyed it. Took wife and three kids"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "In every aspect, food, service, drink, fun, friendly, attentive service!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I chose Embers to dine out with a friend I had not seen in over a year. The evening and food were perfect. We never felt rushed and our server was excellent. This was my first visit and I will come back for a special event."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The service was prompt and the food was great. The chef made individual chocolate chip pound cakes to take home."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Visiting from out of town, restaurant recommended and totally enjoyed!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my wife's 66th birthday The food and service were great, and they gave us a wonderful free desert."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I decided to take my husband to Embers for a nice birthday dinner. The atmosphere was very inviting and the service was phenomenal! We ordered the special for the day, steak and a poached egg, every dish was super tastey and our waiter was there to enhance the experience by telling us how everything is made in house. It was a bit pricey. As much as the meal was delicious and service was quick and courteous, I feel I've been to fancier places that offered better prices. Overall, it was a very comfortable dining experience! "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We went as a party of 4 for Mother's Day Brunch. The menu had options for people either looking to have breakfast or a nice, hearty meal. We had a nice time and the service was good. They also gave us a muffin to go as a treat. Not sure that I would return for brunch. Would give it another try for dinner. The omelet didn't blow me away. We didn't sit in the bar however I would return for happy hour. The bar had a really nice atmosphere and was very large. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Embers is our new favorite place for a special birthday or anniversary! The steaks melt in your mouth and the service is wonderful. We love the Banana Ice Cream Panini for dessert! The atmosphere is pleasant without being overly dressy or stuffy. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My issue was with the vegetable I was served asparagus that had been pealed on the bottom ends but was still very woody. At a restaurant of this caliber I expect the kitchen staff to never allow this to be sent out of the kitchen."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We waited forever for our food after the appetizer. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had dinner at Embers on Mothers Day with my mom and my newborn, who slept through the dinner. Spicy tuna Sushi roll was yummy - definitely spicy! The filet with gnocchi, mushrooms and onions was perfectly cooked and melted in my mouth! Dessert for us moms was complimentary, which was a pleasant surprise and very much appreciated. The Oreo stuffed doughnut is truly sinful. Very rich but oh so good. You get two, so could share, but I ate every last bite myself with no regrets. Service was flawless. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It was my first time here and I picked this place based on the reviews I had read on yelp and urban spoon, and let me say that they held up. I was completely impressed with everything. The food was top notch, service was amazing, and the location is easy. It's great having a nice steakhouse to go to without the pain of going downtown. It's a little on the pricey side, but the food and experience is completely worth it. I will most definitely be looking for any excuse to go back. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014