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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
  • "Everything was awesome as usual. Friendly bar service. Wonderful informative waiter. The food as always was top notch."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Besides the great steaks, Embers has a wonderful variety of side dishes which are easily shared. Delicious options! My family has been dining here for special occasions and small dinners for years. It has never disappointed."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Our server was unreal. It is hard to find good, genuine people that serve and this man was excellent. I really wish I remember his name because I would like to give him the credit he deserves. Not only was he friendly; he was knowledgable and we used his recommendation, which we enjoyed greatly. It was our anniversary"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great service, as always. The crab cakes are excellent. The Green Goddess salad is a favorite, as well. Ask for Jessica."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I found this place kinda by accident, but it was such a great find! Fantastic food, absolutely wonderful service, and such a cool atmosphere. Although it was a little pricey, the food was of very high quality and the drinks were delicious. I would go back in an instant and would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice restaurant. It was such a great experience!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I would definitely recommend. The only negative is that their wine prices (glass and bottle) are much higher when compared to a similar restaurant of this caliber."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Sea Bass was very good, husband enjoyed a filet. Don't understand why they block all the available parking to force you to valet park on a weeknight when it wasn't busy."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The lobster bisque was a disappointment. Not thick enough. Didn't care for nuts in it."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated my birthday there on July 19. We live in the area but had not been to the restaurant. We both were very pleased. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Everything was excellent! Try the ribs - they are the best ever!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "At least once a quarter, my husband and I treat ourselves to a dinner at Embers. The food is very good and the service even better! We just love the ambience of this place..subtle lighting and minimal noise."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food as delicious. The service superb.wonderful place for an elegant dinner in the neighborhood. Expensive but with it"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was our first time eating at Embers. We went for our anniversary and enjoyed a delicious and great priced happy hour before proceeding to the dinning room. The filet was awesome as was our server Robert. He is by far the best! Very knowledgeable, hospitable and humorous. Would definetly recommend."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant is fabulous. My favorite place to dine."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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
  • "My wife and I, dined here for our 25th anniversary. The staff was very attentive. The food was well prepared, and the side dishes are sharing size."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Embers is always Great! Try the ribs half and half - delicious!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great food and great service from Stan and team. Went with Groupon but will be back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Food was outstanding, service was also outstanding. First time and we will definitely return!!!!"
    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