Embers
Embers

Embers

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.embersrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5139848090
  • 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: 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: 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
178 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (138)romantic (105)fit for foodies (86)notable wine list (59)neighborhood gem (55)vibrant bar scene (52)good for groups (37)hot spot (21)late-night find (9)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Excellent!
    lovegreatfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Everything was excellent! Try the ribs - they are the best ever!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite!
    dissapointed
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    MarsieVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food as delicious. The service superb.wonderful place for an elegant dinner in the neighborhood. Expensive but with it
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Susie
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Everything about this restaurant is fabulous. My favorite place to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time guest.
    Mark
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food and service was excellent. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place to eat great food
    bigmike
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    wolfofwhiyr
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    lovegreatfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Embers is always Great! Try the ribs half and half - delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best!
    Susie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Embers
    Beth
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • red4040
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat food is so good
    bigmike
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience at Embers
    Chanelle
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luv2dine
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    Robert
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food at Embers is very good. The service is great. They really make you feel special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You MUST go to Embers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a pleasant surprise!
    TBRJRVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Time @ Embers
    DeCee
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion Dining
    Brian
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spot for Special Occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    Steve
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great food and great service from Stan and team. Went with Groupon but will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance, service and food!
    CindyTheFineDiner
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No hurry
    ChancesareVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was outstanding, service was also outstanding. First time and we will definitely return!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Restaurant
    jerryVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but overpriced wine
    Mrjackson77
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our 1st Visit
    bdaygirlVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was our 1st visit to Embers. The food & service was outstanding...just like I had heard from friends that have visited previously.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner out with la familia!
    Misty123VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We had a fabulous meal there! No bum's rush. We had a great evening!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    KYgal
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great food and service
    ManAboutTownVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    JohnnyB
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Embers is always delicious!
    lovegreatfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 105 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1045 reviews are from the Embers reviews archive.
  • CONSISTENTLY FABULOUS
    Betty
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    In every aspect, food, service, drink, fun, friendly, attentive service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restraunt lover
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Made a special night more special!
    JoeC
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening
    rheideman
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The service was prompt and the food was great. The chef made individual chocolate chip pound cakes to take home.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABP060347
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Visiting from out of town, restaurant recommended and totally enjoyed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    plummerb
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a special occasion
    Gr8food
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.