Ember Urban Eatery

4.7
230 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Locally owned and operated restaurant and bar. We serve lunch and dinner Monday- Saturday and Sunday Brunch! We are centrally located on the Cultural Trail on the Virginia Ave Cooridor, between downtown and Fountain Square in the up and coming Fletcher Place neighborhood. We want you to feel at home at Ember. We believe you come in as our guest and leave as our friend. We serve American fare with a twist. We believe fresh is best, so we made our food from scratch. We offer free parking in our front lot, back retail parking garage or street parking is available. Eat and drink local. 10 beers on tap and a full bar. In the warm months we have a dog friendly patio with ample outside seating and a great view of the downtown skyline. Eat and Drink Local.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good experience for my wife and I. The only complaint was the potato appetizer was in available which seems a bit strange being that they are just taters. Must be really special! Seriously, we will eat there again. 👍🏻

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We came in from out of state and took a gamble on this place. So glad we did! It’s tiny but cozy! Food was yummy and our server India was delightful. Would recommend and would come back again!

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RobinK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was fantastic!

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KimM
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food, and cocktails. Everything is made from scratch in the kitchen so you can't be in a hurry but well worth the wait.

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BKIndy
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Ember. Service, atmosphere, and food are predictably good. One of our favorites.

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disappointed333
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this little place, I’ve been there in the past. But tonight one guy and one girl were running the entire restaurant and did a fine job. Service was good, food was fantastic as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. A bit slow with only one waiter. Very small dining area. Must have reservations.

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RandyM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the pasta options are Amazing. Will be back for more.

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vipTomD
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, atmosphere and service. Owners Rob and Shelly and server Indy know how to treat customers.

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VickiL
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a warm friendly place. The food is delicious and the service is top notch.

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SamC
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, got us in and out quickly

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Joel
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff, very good service, and the food was tasty!

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AshH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Will definitely be back!

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FNeville
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Visited on a Saturday night. I had the brisket meal with mashed potatoes, both of which were dry. Overall, the meal felt home-like, but kind of like "Sunday" leftovers. Overpriced for the quality. Service was okay and the place was okay for kids, although it is a bar, and it was a bit noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff. We loved our waiter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great team-oriented staff. Very unassuming location but everything was excellent! Brisket and drinks were yummy. Easy parking.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time going, but a friend recommended it. Matthew was our server and he was great! The food was amazing. It was my birthday and I had the Cajun Brisket Fettuccine and it was fantastic. We started with the Baked goat cheese and ended with the bread pudding. 10/10 recommend!

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IndyCustomer
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! He was very conversational with us and gave us great recommendations. Can't wait to come back!

BK
BKIndy
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent good food and service.

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Blmehr
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked this location on a whim through OpenTable. I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. Lots of their choices are made in-house, and the server had lots of suggestions. Honestly, it's been a long time since I've had a server as engaged as ours. Good food, great service, and fun with friends.....a successful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place. A bit small, but food was awesome. Waiter was very friendly and helpful.

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GeraldR
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience and great food

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LadyinRed
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food at a locally-owned restaurant. Jake was personable and professional. He gave us great suggestions on what to order. The vegetables were amazing and, of course, the brisket was melt-in-your-mouth good! Saturday night on the outdoor patio was lovely.

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steve
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was wonderful. We got the deconstructed nachos, Cajun tenderloin, side salads, and veggie flatbread pizza. No complaints!

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JodiV
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Walked from our hotel on a Sat morn and ordered at the counter and sat outside. Everything in the area had a wait and this did not so was a little leery. Everything was Excellent!! There was lunch but also a small brunch menu and all made to order. We had a party of 8 and we were surprised how quickly our food was ready and even more surprised the value for how delicious the food was. Definitely give this place a try and we would go back if in the area again. Bloody Mary was also surprisingly Super Yummy!! Thanks Ember Eatery!!

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vipDarrylE
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outdoor chairs are not very comfortable.

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MichaelB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu is dyno! Beautiful night to sit outside and enjoy great food, attentive and engaging service. Shelly and her crew work hard to make it great! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ember Urban Eatery is a fantastic little restaurant on the outskirts of the city. Perfect place to take a date, family or meet friends. Service has always been good. I recommend the potato croquettes, fire cracker shrimp and the shrimp and grits. Give it a try you won’t be disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipJoseph
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

First time at the restaurant. The food was good for the price. Great atmosphere and really friendly staff. You be got to try the nachos.

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DonnaJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to go back to try something different. We had four people in our party and everyone raved about the food. Wings are amazing for an appetizer and I had the brisket dinner which was fantastic. They also had incredible specialty drinks. The service was fantastic. We really enjoyed our server and we ate outside on the patio which was absolutely lovely. I wasn’t real impressed with the inside so I was glad that we were able to eat outdoors, but the quality of the food more than made up for the lack of indoor ambiance. I look forward to going again!

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vipNancyM
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was extremely friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent.

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JanW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

This seems like a comfortable neighborhood place. Good wine, food, service. The space could stand to be "spruced" up a bit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service. Would recommend for an affordable downtown lunch or dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are excellent and the wait staff is very attentive! So glad we found this place!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were both terrific!

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vipbrians
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good food, good cocktails, area nice. Menu choices were good also. Will go back for sure.

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Kristi
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. They have a really unique and fun drink menu. I've never ordered anything I didn't love from here. Get the goat cheese appetizer - you can thank me later!

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vipDanC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Very disappointed with serving sizes for the dollars. Very friendly server, food portions and quality did not follow suit.

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ChristineB
Indiana
58 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with excellent flavor. Service was a little slow getting food out but other than that a good experience. Reasonably priced. Outdoor dining available.

FAQs

Ember Urban Eatery does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Ember Urban Eatery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 340-1868.

Ember Urban Eatery is rated 4.7 stars by 230 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.