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Embers Steakhouse

151 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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Embers Steakhouse is a Brooklyn, NY institution, started in the 80s and going strong ever since. It is one of those rare, casual spots in the city where the service is attentive and yet the entire atmosphere low-key and comfortable. As its name implies, Embers Steakhouse emphasizes beef and even features meats purchased directly from the specialty butcher right across the street.

Diners at Embers Steakhouse can opt for the house specialty, dry-aged beef grilled to the perfect level, or there are fish dishes, pasta specials and a fantastic wine list to pair with anything on the menu. The restaurant is also open for a popular weekend brunch that is prix fixe and includes cocktails and a stunning array of rich and hearty dishes.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:Monday: 3:00pm-9:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(718) 745-3700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Esteban Lopez
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Cross street
Between 95th and 96th
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Private Room
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWallStreetLawyer (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2015

You don't have to go to Peter Luger's. Ember's is just as good--and they don't cheap by dumping butter all over their steaks. Also lots of selections for anyone who's not a big beef eater.

Jingies4 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 25, 2015

I was looking forward to returning here, but this visit might be my last time. I ordered the filet mignon medium well. It came out looking grayish in color and tasted steamed/broiled. Not what I expect from a Steakhouse. My husband's rib-eye looked grilled, but also tasted broiled. The roasted cauliflower with bacon was bacon-less and tasted steamed instead of roasted. The service was great, but unfortunately the meal was not.

MSBklyn (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 14, 2015

the steak is perfectly cooked, the potato pie is always delicious... don't forget the toll house pie, it's a must if you ask me.

dd2662 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on November 13, 2015

First, we were asked 4 times if we wanted another drink, but no one brought us bread.
The sides were very small and my wife's 20 oz steak was overcooked and in two pieces and not
anywhere near 20 oz. The side order of spinach was one of the smallest I have ever seen! When have anyone seen a steak in two parts?

Peteyfatzmo (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2015

We are frequent diner here and always enjoy

AnthonyD (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2015

Great food at a good price. Terrific service and reasonable prices.

vipFoodman (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

The worst steak I ever had. This place claims to be a steakhouse but I don't know.

vipCLB6 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2015

Steaks are always delicious!

vipBK1300 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 4, 2015

The restaurant is experiencing new ownership. The new owner (Omar) is working hard to maintain high standards. Calamari, steak and salmon was good not great .

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2015

Great steak, great service and overall great experience.

Marilyn742 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 31, 2015

The dog barked at Trick-or-Treaters for 6 hours non-stop so I needed to escape the house.
My Manhattan was made by a "Catholic Priest" bartender. Our waiter was an Indian Cheif, and our back waiter was a "Scream" Halloween at Embers was just the right amount of fun for my frazzled nerves.
The Shrimp Bisque was yummy, the porter house for two was fine and the potoato pie was delicious. The key lime pie was shared and gone in a flash. We had a great time and the dog was sleeping when we got home.

Fantastic (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2015

I brought my fiance to Embers Steakhouse to celebrate his 25th birthday. It was our first time dining there and we were both very impressed. The atmosphere is perfect; we were able to have a great conversation without having to shout, but it wasn't so quiet where you felt as though everyone else could hear you. The owner and staff were exceptional, both attentive and friendly; they recommended a fabulous wine and really knew the menu. Most importantly, the food was FANTASTIC! Everything we had was cooked to absolute perfection and tasted incredible. We haven't stopped talking about this place and cannot wait to go back!

vipDonna (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2015

Bartender has been there for many years and always wonderful and makes great drinks.

Pchan (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 18, 2015

If you're a lover of steak... try Embers! I enjoyed it very much. :)

Joycec (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 18, 2015

Food and service were a big disappointment. The rib eye steaks, pork chops and crab cake were not very good. The service was not much better.
The first room we were seated in had a large screen TV on. Not what we want when we go to eat in a steak house. We asked to be moved and after waiting a few minutes we were seated in the main dining room. The noise level in this room made it very difficult to hear the person across the table from you.
The martini I was served was very good. The only good item that I had.