Embers Steakhouse

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$31 to $50
Steakhouse

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Reviewed on May 5, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

Went there for my anniversary and was sorely disappointed. They were serving potato pie and beets with a ribeye steak ? Not everyone eats beets. The food was subpar, the manager/bartender inflexible and unaccommodating and they had the nerve to charge a 20% gratuity on the bill. Would never return

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vipWallStreetLawyer
New York Area
615 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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Jingies4
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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MSBklyn
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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dd2662
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2015
Overall1food2service2ambience3

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?

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Peteyfatzmo
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are frequent diner here and always enjoy

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AnthonyD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFoodman
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2015
Overall2food1service5ambience3

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

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vipCLB6
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steaks are always delicious!

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vipBK1300
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2015
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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 .

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KevinJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak, great service and overall great experience.

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Marilyn742
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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Fantastic
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipDonna
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Pchan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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Joycec31
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2015
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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.

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vipAnnaL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Its a solid place with good reputation. Was I blown away by this place? No. Was it pretty good? Yes. The food was good, service was courteous and prompt as well but its not my favorite spot.

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vipInmyopinion
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Dining Experience! My sister and I celebrated our parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary at Embers. We all enjoyed our cocktails, appetizers, meal, and desserts. We would recommend the Filet Mignon, Fillet Mignon Tips & Grilled Shrimp, 14 oz Sirloin Steak, and a side must be Ember’s Potato Pie with Prosciutto and Mozzarella! Also the night we were there, the vegetable of the day was corn in a light cream sauce with bacon, and it was outstanding! The service was incredible, and the owner was present and went from table to table making sure everyone was satisfied. It was my first time at Embers, and I am certainly will not be my last

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MBee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2015
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Steak was good. A little too scary for my liking. The staff was amazing and friendly. Nice quiet spot to go out for a date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2015
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was exceptionally slow. I hope I never have a reason to return. Also the steak was nothing special.

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PatD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was slow. Food was unremarkable, cold, no flavor. Very expensive. I don't mind the cost, but I expect the experience to be consistent with the price.

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vipJMB1
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I recently visited Embers after a long hiatus, and I can't explain why. The food and service were exceptional. The bone in rib-eye steak is one of my favorites, and Embers didn't disappoint. I also enjoyed the baked clams appetizer and fresh mozzarella/tomato salad.

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TIMMYL
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Can't beat their prix fixe menu! Will definitely come back.

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vipScottL
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

what a great place. Easily the best steakhouse in Brooklyn.

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MICHELLELO
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT SERVICE< DECOR and MOST OF ALL FOOD-LOVE THIS PLACE

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LdyKahley7
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. The food was great. I celebrated my birthday. Lovely atmosphere.

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Embers1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I lived in Bay Ridge for over 5 years now, but because of our busy schedule we have yet to really enjoy what it has to offer. We heard about Embers from a family member who went there. And she was from Florida (sad I know). After non-stop raving from her we decided to check the place out and omg I’m in love. This will definitely be our new spot. It’s like Manhattan service and food without the Manhattan crazy prices. Everything was amazing. The staff was superb. I'm already recommending this place to everyone. By far one of the top 3 steakhouses we’ve been to, and we love sampling steakhouses. We’ve class Embers with Sparks’ steakhouse, it’s that good.

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Meatlovers2
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2015
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Was average, too expensive and the aged steak was chewy, would not go again nor recommend to a friend, I tried but didn't like it

JC
vipJC24
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I hadnt been to Embers in quite awhile, actually since it had changed hands. it wasn't the old embers steakhouse that I used to love, but still a worthwhile trip. Host was very attentive and cordial. Waitstaff was also very good and not too pushy. As for the food, our appetizer was phenominal (coconut shrimp), our steaks were a mixed bag with my partner ordering the filet and loving it and me ordering the t-bone and only liking it. It wasnt the steakhouse quality that I had gotten in the past at Embers, basically just an ordinary not thick enough cut of a t-bone. All the sides were good and dessert was also great! I will go back but next tine I will try either the sirloin or something other than steak. The atmosphere is still just as nice if not nicer than it used to be. I am glad that I came back and next time Im crossing the bridge I will definitley be back!!!

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Rub3n23
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the food. If you love steak you'll love this place. I had the t-bone my girl had the rib eye between the two of us it looked like we had half a cow on the table.

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Dspin
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my mother's retirement at Embers and loved the food. The majority of us ordered steaks which were all cooked to our liking. The servers were very friendly and accommodating. The food took a bit longer than expected and the sides were not "hot," but it did not deter the meal from being delicious. I'd come back to Embers in the future.

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vipDeano
Seattle
97 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Food was O.K., but certainly did not live up to the "hype" surrounding this Steak House. Environment was very noisy, and service was spotty.................
Ruth's and Morton's do not have to worry about this place any time soon!

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SONNYG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

our 11 years anniversary dinner was awesome the food, service and ambiance was excellent. our server Pedro and staffs were great thank you.

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BigAppetite
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A great option for a steak in Bay Ridge. The service is friendly and helpful. The back room can feel a little cramped and dark. Food is excellent and portions are big!

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Annie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was excellent! I asked for a mixed green salad and they added grilled chicken to the mix which tasted yummy! We did not order a dessert, so the waiter gave us dessert on the house since it was my birthday! That was the only thing which made my evening special. I would recommend Embers Steakhouse to all of my family and friends. I will definitely go back to this restaurant, but not with the guy I was with that day at the restaurant - sadly!

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vipGoodeats
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Must try Great neighborhood restaurant $25 dinner special can't be beat Nice wine selection & great bar drinks

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vipBrooklyn
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Steaks! Great sides! Great service! Great place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience5

One of my friends told me he went to eat there and it was horrible. I had just been there the month before and everything was wonderful. We got the prix fix steak . The steak was so fatty and chewy. I was so disappointed. I had recommended the restaurant to everyone. I love the location and would like to give it another try.

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vipannmarie
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the steak is great and I ilke the person who dsuggests the half bottle of wine great suggestion

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, food , service, drinks. Would definitely recommend the pre-fix dinner. I will be back.

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Embers Steakhouse is rated 4 stars by 153 OpenTable diners.