Ember & Vine at DoubleTree Cranberry

4.3
153 reviews
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At Ember & Vine, located in the beautifully renovated DoubleTree Cranberry, guests enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet with made-to-order omelets from the open, display kitchen. The lunch and dinner menus take a simple approach with great ingredients; salt, pepper, and fire coupled with carefully selected local ingredients are the main focuses of the classic American cuisine. The woodfire American cooking is showcased with handcrafted flatbreads and desserts, baked mac ‘n cheese, and butter-roasted oysters with fresh thyme. Regional fare and creative pizzas lead the selection of entrees; the large assortment of appetizers, small plates, and comfort foods blend together taste and nostalgia, allowing guests to customize their dining experience from one day to the next. Upscale wines poured from the wine dispensing unit, local craft brews, and signature cocktails are in line with the spacious, comfortable atmosphere.
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C
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Very average buffet food for Mother’s Day. Nothing special. We had higher expectations for the $39 per person. Omelet station was limited with choices as I found it odd not to have the ingredients to make a true Western Omelet or mushroom omelet—two very popular options. Mimosas were overpriced at $6 each. This brunch doesn’t compare to the Grand Concourse as it’s not in the same league.

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EI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Would have liked to have seen a more sophisticated menu for a $40 Mother’s Day brunch. However, the food was very good.

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ED
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food quality has taken a nose dive since it first opened. We had a wood fired maragarota pizza for $14 that was pathetically garnished with one bite of tomato ,cheese and I little sliver of basil. Once you took one bite, the rest was crust (and I think premade at that). The crab cakes were 90% filler for $12. We will not be back

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

There were very few people there, but the food and drinks were very good. The location being in the atrium of the hotel was a bit odd, but it wasn’t noisy (which you might expect). Overall we really enjoyed our dinner. The cauliflower appetizer was excellent as was the duck Reuben.

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T
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ember & Vine really holds up to " Hotel Restaurants"
With it's convenient location & Modern ambiance Ember & Vine is a go-to place for any event.

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D
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We just went for a quiet meal on my my wife’s b/d. Just wanted a small meal,little noise and an easy place to talk. Great service, my wife loved her dinner more like a couple of appetizers but she was happy.

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l
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best kept secret in Cranberry Township! Lovely ambience, relaxing, and incredible service. Truly friendly to all types of situations: from fancy, to casual, to reunions, to children. Thanks for a lovely dinner.

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F
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wood fire pizza and a nice wine list. Fresh salads made for a fun quick Friday night dinner. Great service!

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C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great, the cocktails were pretty good, but the limited menu (much more limited than any online resources showed) was hugely disappointing. Went in expecting a lot more options and we were told that the menu was redone recently. Happy with what we got, but just keep that in mind.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I wanted a quiet dinner out and had never tried Ember and Vine. The staff was very attentive and sat us in a very nice spot near the brick oven chefs. We loved the wine and the food. The menu was small but all choices looked good. Salad wasn't on the menu as a side or an entree but they met our request to have a house salad. We will definitely go again when we get another chance. The double tree foyer is just beautiful. We got married there when it was a Four Points Sheraton so that hotel has special significance for us.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentines Day

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DZ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Excellent food ! Service however was very slow and they didn’t seem busy.. we were very patient.. food was great!

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KS
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and visited during Restaurant Week. The staff was very pleasant and it was very quiet considering your in the open courtyard of a hotel.
We started with the wood-fired oysters (delicious) and then we stayed with the 4 course restaurant week menu. Everything was amazing!

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PT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality, correctly prepared food. Excellent service.

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BR
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped in for restaurant week. Food was great, as was the service. Select wines were 1/2 price (Wednesdays) which we took full advantage of. Seemed like their Happy Hour specials were legit - we will be back!

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S
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place kept popping up through friends and thanks to restaurant week, we finally took a chance. It was fantastic from beginning to end! The service was great, everyone was friendly, the food was awesome, and the place is very nice and well maintained. The only down side, in my opinion, is that all of the tables and the bar are right out in the hotel lobby area. It's not a separate room. Still really enjoyed it!

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b
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

nice atmosphere and attentive service. Food was tasty.

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C
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 2nd time at Ember and Vine and both visits have been wonderful. The chef is very creative. Highly recommend the brussels sprouts, roasted cauliflower, the strip steak with yummy roasted carrots, the pizzas (we had one with caramelized onions). The ambiance is very nice.

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l
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We were there on New Year's Eve. There was a limited menu, which is to be expected on a holiday. However, the choices were not too great!! There was only one seafood option, salmon, which was just okay. Would have preferred more seafood options.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

With exception to my last visit the food, staff, chef and atmosphere are exceptional. My last visit was New Years Eve and our waiter was new and didn’t know much about the menu. Where he was lacking the manager picked up and the dinner was a nice experience. Some suggestions to improve would be- training staff, educating bartenders and doing something about the acoustics for the band. I love that the chef came out to ask about a special request. Very classy!

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JT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved nearly everything about my experience here. Our waitress was a delight, and the food was among the best I've had in YEARS! The Ember and Vine is very expensive (more than one hundred dollars for dinner for two that did not include a bottle of wine), but the food is so good that it's worth it. There was a bit more noise than I would have preferred, caused primarily by the fact that the Ember and Vine doesn't have walls -- it simply exists, open air, in the middle of the DoubleTree's lobby. You enter it by checking in at a little booth that doesn't even say, "Ember and Vine" on it. I would have preferred a sign, a door, walls and less noise coming from live music on the other side of the bar (from the way people were dressed, it might have been a wedding party). Nevertheless, I absolutely LOVED this place, and will return any time I have an occasion special enough to justify spending that kind of money.

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PF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never been disappointed here — great restaurant and surprised to find such a quality restaurant in a hotel!

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B
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday with friends and family. The food was as delicious as always, and the service excellent. Dana, the manager, adds a great deal of pleasure to an evening there.

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J
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints! Food was outstanding, service excellent as always.

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M
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Thanksgiving buffet was delicious. Lots of options, great ambience, friendly attentive waitstaff. Would highly recommend.

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F
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and selection was excellent. The wait staff was attentive. I thought the decorations were more festive last year. We did not even have a table cloth this year. Despite making our reservations quite some time ago, we were seating at the first table closest to the door. It was rather cold with the front door opening and closing so frequently. There were empty tables towards the back that would have been warmer. It felt as if we were not even part of the festivities. I was a little disappointed with our table and was cold.

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f
Pittsburgh
55 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crystal was wonderful. Enjoyed the friendliness of everyone. Excellent breakfast buffet. Everything was the correct temp and filled. Omelette made to order. Wish they had grits. Will be back

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DJ
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Had reservations for 5 PM and had to wait for 10 minutes for someone to be manning the Maitre D desk!
Service was very good (when it came) no one else was even in the dining area-all attention was on the wedding party around the bar.

Meal was fine though small portion's and salad separate and no side dish for my small serving of salmon.
The Filet Mignon was terrific though the Cajun style sauce too much for my date who had stomach discomfort later.

Wouldn't have hurt in the design to have a "bank" of more segregated booth's rather than the "Food Court" appearance for all seating-especially at the Dinner menu prices!

All-in-All I guess it was fine.

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SD
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. The restaurant manager Matthew was very attentive and went out of his way to accommodate. He is truly a great asset to the restaurant and to the Double Tree hotel organization.

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BA
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phil provided wonderful service and made a special night for our son even better.

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JH
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

We didn't eat there - we were expecting a different environment - didn't have the ambience for us. Enjoyed a glass of wine and waitress gave us good service. It is definitely not a Saturday night date venue. Maybe another time.

hard to give ratings without trying anything; hence the low ratings.

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RO
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We tried the Sunday Brunch at Ember & Vine on Father's Day and are very glad we did. They offered a good selection of brunch foods, all of which were very well prepared. I personally appreciated that they had a number of gluten free offerings. The servers were very helpful and particularly accommodating of the baby in our party. We were amazed when the check came - it was about half the cost of a brunch downtown (and the parking was free!). An all-round good experience, and we'll definitely be back.

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TF
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our experience was wonderful at Ember and Vine for our 1st wedding anniversary. I had eaten previous to this with my Mom and we had just as great experience. My only complaint, I got the bacon Mac and cheese both times and the first time, the bacon was cut into little squares and it was perfect!! This time, they seemed to have cut them in slivers? Like stringy noodle types and it wasn’t as good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ember & vine has great flavor profiles, awesome servers and they are always changing their menu for the season

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BA
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening for all!

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RS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The waitress was very friendly. The restaurant was clean and welcoming. I enjoyed my salad.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had been to the Ember and Vine prior and enjoy the open atmosphere and tasty food and drink so for Mother’s Day I decided to return there with a larger group. The food was good however the portions were very small for the price you pay for example a one and a half inch piece of salmon for an extra $10 does not seem reasonable to me. The drinks were all very tasty so obviously the bartender knows his/her craft. For Mother’s Day the dining room was not that busy at all so I did not understand why it took such a long time to get our order and to receive our order and it seemed as if the waitress could’ve been much more attentive. I waitressed for several years so I respect the profession but I also understand that is how tip money is made and I feel that the service could’ve been better for everyone’s sake. I am sure I will return at some point but most likely just for a drink and maybe an appetizer at the bar.

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F
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Ember & Vine for Mother's Day brunch. The seating was comfortable, the wait staff attentive, and the food was delicious! We've been there several times previously, and have always enjoyed dining there!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, open and staff was fun and attentive! Will definitely return!

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P
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They do a good job with holiday brunches: Easter, Christmas, Father's Day...

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