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Embers Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.embersrestaurant.com
  • Email: info@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
  • Private Party Facilities: The Gaslight Room is a refined and intimate space that can accommodate up to 24 guests. Cherry wood paneled ceilings and wainscoting, oil paintings and amber colored chandeliers are features of this room which is adjacent to the main dining room.

    The Club Room offers private dining for up to 14 people. This room features two glowing chandeliers over the dining room. The soothing color of Venetian plaster walls is a lovely backdrop for artwork and hand blown glass vases brimming with flowers.
  • Private Party Contact: Melanie Atkinson (513) 984-8090
  • 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
  • "My daughter and I greatly enjoyed the dining experience at Embers. Iwill bring family members again. I loved the ambience, service, and quietness of your restaurant."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We did not feel out of place, and everyone who worked there seemed to care how we were treated!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We love Embers and eat here frequently. The food is always great. Tonight our server took our dinning experience to the next level. He was outstanding, he treated us like we were old friends. So if you have the opportunity to dine at embers request Stan he will not disappoint. We had the surf n turf, Kobe roll and also the special sushi roll of the night. That roll should be on the menu it was fabulous."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Fantastic food, Hannah was a superb waitress. very clean neat and well run!!!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Recently ate here, and found that the menu has been updated along with the wine selections. Fabulous food, awesome waiter, and an overall great time."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Our waiter was wonderful...just the right amount of attention and my husband, who's addicted to iced tea..never had to flag him down for a refill. The Southern Style Ribs fell off the bone and Ember's BBQ sauce is better than Montgomery Inn's! Also, I highly recommend the Boursin Au Gratin Potatoes as a side - sliced paper thin and baked in a delicious Boursin cream sauce....to die for! We've never had a bad experience at Ember's and Saturday's visit was no exception."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I take my wife here a couple times a year for our dates. We always try a new dinner entree and order a desert. I've yet to have a bad meal. My personal favorite is the sweet potato's and the pork chops. Bring some cash to valet park just cause."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Thank you for the most wonderful dinner....we all were in heaven....food, service, and the extra friendly atmosphere was perfect..cannot wait to come back..."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food, wine and the service was fantastic. Great crab cakes, king crab leg, and steaks!! Our server, Holly, was perfect. We will be back next week."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Started with the rock shrimp-- delicious. Then I ordered the scallops and my friend ordered the halibut. Both were fantastic. I highly recommend saving room for dessert, though, because the donuts filled with Oreo were amazing!!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Great Oreo filled doughnut dessert! Both our meals were very delicious. Great experience and great wait staff!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating a recent promotion and it was perfect. The food and ambience was excellent. Created a great atmosphere for our little date night and celebration."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Selected this for our anniversary dinner- pricey, but worth it. Surf and turf was great, loved the Scottish salmon. Recommend the banana panini for dessert."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We just stopped in for a quick dinner and, as always, our meal tasted very good and the service was great. Attentive but not fawning or intrusive."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It was my first time at Embers and I will definitely be back. The food and service were excellent. Our server, Stan, was charming, attentive and knowledgeable of the menu items. Expensive, but great for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "A great thing about Embers is that the dining room is perfect for an intimate fine dining experience. The bar area is casual and energetic. It's the best of both worlds and the type of experience just depends on your mood. Ask about the Monday Tuesday and Wednesday specials such as half price bottles and half price sushi."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Fancy place for special events, 2person bill 125 on the low end. High end portion aka small"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Our visit to Embers couldn't have been better. Everything we ordered was delicious especially the sushi special and the bean soup (amazing!). The steak was cook perfectly. The halibut, ribs and salmon were all wonderful. The Oreo donuts were a nice little treat to end the already fantastic meal. We loved that we could get a half order (2 donuts) to share at the table. The wait staff was great! Our waiter was very personable, checked in with us often and did a great job of taking care of us. We will definitely return soon!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We love Embers! It is always a great experience, from the amazing food to the excellent service. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Cincinnati. Michael the General Manager is the consummate professional. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I now live in Chicago area, but were in Cincinnati to see friends. As always, Embers wait-staff was welcoming, the food ... fantastic and the ambiance pleasant . They cater your every dietary need. I know when I let the wait-staff know of my dietary concerns (non-dairy) they confirm all the food brought out, even items I didn't order. This is our "go-to" restaurant in the Cincinnati area. Trustworthy, delicious food."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went to Embers for a date night out in a new city and LOVED our first experience!! Fabulous food, excellent service and wonderful atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Best Embers dining experience ever! In particular, kudos to our server!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "My first visit to Embers and I loved it. Food was terrific. Robert, our server, was informative, engaging and attentive/inattentive appropriately. We will definitely return soon!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Wonderful food, bit pricy. Service a little slow. Great tasting steak but not quite as good as Ruth's Chris."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Excellent service. Fantastic food. Good wine. Service was 'there when needed, not there when not'... perfect. The added desert for two without being prompted was exceptional. I mentioned to the server at the sit-down that it was my wife's birthday and he took it upon himself to arrange."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My first time but surely not my last! Excellent food & fabulous service!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was my birthday and I wanted to treat myself to a special occasion. I went with my girlfriend, adult son and my mother. My mother had the sea bass and my son and I each had the 14oz ribeye. My girlfriend had a shashimi tuna salad. The meals were all excellent. The service was equally excellent. Because it was my birthday, the waiter treated me to a piece of chocolate cake which I shared with the table. It was very good. I also ordered a chocolate souffle with berries for the table which was also good. Even with the savings from the two Groupons ($50) and the free piece of cake ($10), the bill with tax and tip was close to $200. In total we left very satisfied but not something I could rationalize doing more than once a year."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was fantastic as usual. My filet was melt in your mouth delicious. My husband got the salmon and although he thought the portion a bit small, the taste was outstanding. We also shared a side of the caramelized Brussels sprouts. I am NOT a fan of Brussels sprouts - but these were very tasty. We have been to this restaurant several times and never have been disappointed. Food is a bit pricey, but a good spot for a special evening out. There must have been some sort of event going on the night we visited. It was very crowded and the food was very slow to come. Never had the issue in prior visits."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Again we find Embers a great place for our entire family. This evening we celebrated our 12 year old daughter's birthday. We all had a fabulous time! They even surprised her with their delicious Oreo stuffed doughnuts for dessert. Our meals were wonderful! Thank you for a memorable evening. Our server, Brian, was terrific."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I've never been disappointed by choosing Embers to celebrate a special occasion. I enjoy the ambiance of the main dining room for that fine dining experience, however the bar scene is energetic and offers half price sushi making it a great value! The manager, Emmy, went out of her way to meet our requests and exceed our expectations."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The food was amazing, definitely recommend the lobster tail and the mousse for dessert. It was so romantic and the service was perfect, not too much in your face contact and helpful with suggestions."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was excellent - tasty and prepared properly. Portions were small given the priciness. Wait staff was attentive."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "If you are looking for a place for a special occasion this is it...Food and service were excellent... I eat vegan and the chef made me a delicious dish of pasta with vegetables which was awesome... My wife had the sea bass and said it was one of the best she's ever had..."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed the meal and service. Their sushi was amazing and would definitely go back even though I did not have a steak. Very delicious and the prices are reasonable!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We have eaten here a dozen times with family and friends and have always enjoyed the food, staff and ambience. Steaks were great and my grand kids enjoyed the sushi (which is always top notch)."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Always a great dining experience at Embers! Wanted some variety so I had a Green Goddess Salad, Seared Crab Cake appetizer and a Spicy Tempura Roll for dinner. Everything was very delicious! Service was excellent - love it at Embers!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I visited Embers with a group of four and had a wonderful dining experience! We were greeted immediately as we entered, seated promptly, and were attended to from start to finish, even from servers who weren't assigned to our table. I enjoyed the Embers burger from the bar menu and with it, a Conn Creek cabernet sauvignon. My friends ordered various tasty and ample-portioned items from the dinner menu. If you're planning to truly impress your company, you will with this establishment! One suggestion: avoid pairing the burger with the Duck Fat Fries. Though "hand cut", they aren't quite as delectable as perhaps the Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Vanilla-Bourbon, the Sautéed Haricots Vert, or the Grilled Asparagus with Fennel & Pecorino."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Embers, and we were not disappointed! Started with the scallop app., & it was fantastic. I had the Lamb chops while my girlfriend had the sea bass. We were both blown away!! Our server Shannon didn't miss a beat. He was very knowledgeable with the wine list & his food reccomendations!! The manager on duty (Michael) made sure our experience was perfect. We appreciated the amount of effort they put forward to ensure our dining experience was second to none!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The sushi is of high quality and probably the best in Cincinnati. The steaks are better than the Morton's or Ruth Christie's, or Precinct, or Carlo and Johnny;s or Eddie Merlot's Stakes. The 44 oz Cowboy Steak is unique."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This is our second time back to Embers for a Birthday Celebration.Two of us had the surf and turf special for the evening which included a succulent filet smothered with a shrimp concoction that was most delicious! My husband had the rack of lamb that was served just the way he likes it ...a little pink and very tender accompanied by the well prepared scalloped potatoes. Oh not to forget the sushi appetizer, that started off the taste buds with many different flavors that prepared us for the soups and salads. The only negative comment of the evening included that the chopped salad had too much dressing... But we LOVED the side of brussels sprouts! We will be back for another special occasion.. A little too pricey for a weekly event!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014