Embers
Embers

Embers

  • 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: Sushi, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Michael Wilp
  • 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: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Embers reviews from OpenTable diners
239 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (182)romantic (122)fit for foodies (115)notable wine list (89)vibrant bar scene (81)neighborhood gem (81)good for groups (56)hot spot (36)late-night find (12)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Good Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    We needed a nice quiet place to go, wanted a good steak, and decided Embers was the place. The reservation was made online, which was easy. We were greeted by two people at the desk who showed us to a nice booth. Our waitress was very nice, not ingratiating as some can be at nicer places, and was efficient in telling us of the specials. We opted for filets with roasted asparagus. My husband had a Caesar salad. The bread was warm and was served with an herbed butter topped with Asian salt. We do not drink, and had iced water. He said his salad was crisp, fresh, and chilled. Our steaks were excellent cuts of filet however they were seasoned a little on the heavy side with what tasted of onion, and garlic. I love to taste just a pure steak flavor, especially if that steak comes with a $45 price tag. Nevertheless, it was a pleasant atmosphere with soothing instrumental background music. The bill was $118 not including the $25 tip we left our hardworking waitress. A bit overpriced, but having reviewed the menu online, we went willingly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Loved the Service we recieved from STAN
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    I took my daughter, seven, on a mother/daughter experience. With five siblings, it is hard to have one on one time. We dressed up, and had a lovely girls night out. Stan made her feel like a princess, and she loved it. He enabled us to easily share our salad, side and dessert. She asked his opinion on everything. I wish he would have pre-portioned our decadent dessert, because somehow I only got a bite... When we got home, she bragged to her jealous sibs about her new friend and how he had sent home some mini treats for them too... It was a great memory maker, and he was the main reason! grace
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special event locale
    beverly
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    The person who made the experience memorable was Robert , our server: not overly attentive, knowledgable, well-mannered. Food was served in a timely manner and well-presented.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Wonderful!
    lovegreatfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Embers is always wonderful! The food is just delicious and beautiful on the plate. Our server Michael was really great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! But not great service!
    Anonymous26VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Everything we had was great! Steak was cooked perfectly, Mac and cheese was delicious and their sushi is really good! For the price though, the service is just not there and the whole place needs a face lift. Our server seemed bothered by our requests and it took 15 mins for our drinks to arrive... Think we will continue to go to the precinct for our fancy steak date nights!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food!
    MatthewVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Spicy tempura roll sushi was delicious, and the pan seared filet mignon was devine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wmil9VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I have previously had very positive experiences at this restaurant, but my most recent visit was disappointing. Although I had made the reservations several days in advance for an early dinner and when I arrived, the restaurant wasn't half full, the hostess refused to seat my party at a booth claiming that all the empty booths were reserved for the evening (interestingly, several booths remained empty that evening). The service was extremely slow and I at one juncture, I had to flag down another waitress (my waiter had gone missing for some time) to get my check. I arrived promptly for my reservation, but was unable to get out of the restaurant for another two and a half hours due to the slow service. I ordered the salmon, which was over-cooked, but fortunately, my guest was pleased with her sushi. Oh, and as we were leaving, the valet couldn't locate our keys. All-in-all, I'm unlikely to return anytime soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable
    KenwoodVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The steaks were cooked to perfection. That always sets the tone of the meal for us. Our server was attentive. The room was bustling with what looked like business dinners and it was nice to know we had the night off. Overall, it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ambiance
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    First time at Embers and this was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Night Out at Embers
    OnlyZBest4me
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Lovely ambiance, outstanding service, and perfectly-prepared food. We were delighted with the melt-in-your-mouth rack of lamb and ribeye. The sushi was second-to-none in the city. We especially enjoyed the creme brulee and the extensive after-dinner drink list. The ambiance was so relaxing and enjoyable and our waiter was outstanding!! A wonderful evening out!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Delivery
    rheidemanVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The Embers staff is pleasant and provides excellent, attentive service. The food is consistenly great quality and is prepared to order.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummmm
    Chainsaw
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The veal chop and the bone in rib eye are outstanding. The service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The food was beyond excellent and the wait staff was exceptioinal! Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    4Mother
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Rock shrimp tempura is out of this world My vote is for sea bass and salted chocolate fudge cake.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Embers will ignite your appetite
    cbfromMonroe
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This place was amazing! Date night for my wife and I couldn't have been better. Although pretty expensive compared to our normal $50 to $75 outings, this place was worth every dollar we spent. Each glass of wine was excellent, every menu item was delicious, and the service and atmosphere was the best I've had in a long time! The filet was absolutely succulent, and the sweet mashed potato was basically dessert (extremely tasty)! What really topped it off was that the server knew his stuff really well. He was super cordial, polite, knowledgeable, and not awkward or pushy to an extent. He was very personable and connected well with us to make us feel super relaxed like he was our personal butler. I will be returning very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant never disappoints
    buckeyechemVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We have dined at the Embers many times and it never disappoints. The food is always of very good quality, delicious, and well-presented. I had an excellent steak that was a great value. The service is attentive but not overbearing. It is one of very few restaurants in town where you can have a conversation over your meal and not be drowned out by the ambient noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service ever
    wonderful
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Zach was our waiter and I can put in words how wonderful he was. When we do return in the future, we will be sure to sit in his section. This was our first time to Embers and was an extremely wonderful experience thanks to Zach.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful and relaxing
    NRKA1
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The evening was wonderful with great friends, food and service. The restaurant was very comfortable and made for a very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    MelYizVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    What a wonderful place close to home. The atmosphere is warm and the food was good. I had the blue cheese and crab rib eye and my husband had the filet. Both were extremely tender and juicy. We shared a wedge salad and the staff brought it to the table already divided which was very considerate. Our waitress was delightful and the rest of the team met all of our needs. The only drawback is the noise level. Sound bounces around in the main dining room and makes it difficult to hear.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go and check it out
    picky
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I brought my aunt, who is very special to me, for dinner. She, who is hard to impress, was very impressed with the food and service. Our waitress, whose name I cannot remember anymore, was knowledgeable, polite and fun, which made our dining experience all that much better. We thought the food portions were just right. One comment would be that we thought the prices were just a little high and everything is al la carte.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday!
    Lovefrescobyscotto
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We came to celebrate my wife's birthday and left having experienced one of the nicest dinners in terms of ambiance, service, food and enjoyment. We are from the NY area with very high expectations of restaurants, those expectations were exceeded at the Embers Monday night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pure Pleasure Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The service was top-notch and the food perfectly cooked and presented beautifully. Not inexpensive, but worth it for a special birthday celebration. My wife and I had the Sea Bass and Scallops, which they graciously split for us thus saving us from our typical mid-dinner plate switch. My in-laws loved the steaks, which was our primary goal. The Tuna Sashimi appetizer was excellent and the Creamed Spinach and Brussels Sprouts extras complemented the entrees. A bottle of Chardonnay completed the meal. All of the staff only had one goal; to make our family celebration memorable. They succeeded. Our server also added a special birthday treat for all of us, which was a nice touch. All were satisfied and satiated. Pure pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great food every time we go and the service was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional Staff
    FullandhappybellyRandy
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our time at "Embers." Evan our waiter and his crew were absolutely great. I enjoyed the food and especially the sweet potato dish. The desert was wonderful. It was our 19th wedding anniversary and when the owner was made aware of that the gave us the desert for free. I cant say how much that meant to me and my wife as well. I would recommend this to anyone for fine dining and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Bobby
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Took my family there for my daughters 21 birthday. Great food , super great service. My 85 yr. old mother was with us. asked for a quit table. "No problem". great table. had a blast. We will be a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for steaks and more
    BrianD
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    First time at Embers. Very happy. Though as pricy, not as stuffy as some of the other fancy steak houses in town. Great selection of wine and whisky too. Started with an awesome and creative sushi roll. Sour dough bread was yummy - loved the salted crust. Fellets were perfectly prepared - no need for sauces. Desserts were sized just right. Enough to share or to have in your own without feeling like a glutton. Only negative - sides were advertised for two and some that we saw certainly delivered. The asparagus we ordered was not as generous.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, warm knowledgeable staff
    FoodSnob
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Only disappointment was in the underdressed patrons. This place deserves better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    As usual, the service was outstanding! Our waiter recommended a couple of great wine selections and he was attentive without being intrusive. All of the wait staff participate in taking care of their diners, and they accommodate requests without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome experience...
    FoodieFam4
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We dined at Embers for my daughter's birthday. The experience was beyond my expectations. We have dined at Embers many times, but this visit stood out all due to our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • surf and turf!!!!
    LuckyVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Need I say more?! Embers has the best surf and turf around! Our server, Nick, was awesome! The manager, Manu, was very accommodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hat's off to the staff!
    luvmysteak
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is our 2nd visit to Ember's. The steaks were very good and perfectly cooked. Lobster tail add - on was $30+ and a bit overcooked but I take the blame. It was a last minute addition to our meal so I wouldn't feel right letting that effect my review. Our server was WoW! Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • keep going back
    bigmike
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great restaurant I have had dinner four time in the last three months my wife and friends really enjoyed every vist. Thanks you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Wwe have been to Embers 2times & found the food & service to be very good! They also asked about mt Mom's food allergy immediately which was very thoughtful. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good steaks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We chose this as a post-marathon meal and it delivered as always!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was very good service was better. Steaks were cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible Service...
    daytonfan
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We've dined at Ember's several times and can honestly say we've never been disappointed. The food and service are consistently impeccable. We finally decided to invite another couple to join us and, needless to say, Ember's has earned another set of returning guests. Our server, Tracy, was outstanding and, as always, the ribs and boursin au gratin potatoes were complete perfection. Embers attention to detail and to their guests never disappoints! Always well worth our 45 minute drive from Dayton! Lisa R.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BABAR
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Awesome tar tar and sushi!! Would recommend and will be back. Well worth the hour drive it takes us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a party of 10 people and I was not impressed at all. The salad was bad, I was charged for $40 of extra drinks, orders of appetizers and sides were missed....We have eaten here a lot and spent a lot of $$ here including this trip. This is probably my last time!
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  • Wonderful meal!
    EataroundVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The dinner was outstanding the the service was even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best sushi in town!
    LuckyVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Wednesday is half price sushi in the bar area. It was busy and energetic. The food was amazing, as usual. I've never had a disappointing meal at Embers. The manager, Mike, is very personable and we enjoyed our interaction with him.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.