Ember & Vine at DoubleTree Cranberry
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.
Would have liked to have seen a more sophisticated menu for a $40 Mother’s Day brunch. However, the food was very good.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great wood fire pizza and a nice wine list. Fresh salads made for a fun quick Friday night dinner. Great service!
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.
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.
Excellent food ! Service however was very slow and they didn’t seem busy.. we were very patient.. food was great!
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!
Good quality, correctly prepared food. Excellent service.
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!
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!
nice atmosphere and attentive service. Food was tasty.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Never been disappointed here — great restaurant and surprised to find such a quality restaurant in a hotel!
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.
This restaurant never disappoints! Food was outstanding, service excellent as always.
Thanksgiving buffet was delicious. Lots of options, great ambience, friendly attentive waitstaff. Would highly recommend.
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.
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
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.
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.
Phil provided wonderful service and made a special night for our son even better.
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.
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.
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.
Ember & vine has great flavor profiles, awesome servers and they are always changing their menu for the season
Great evening for all!
The waitress was very friendly. The restaurant was clean and welcoming. I enjoyed my salad.
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.
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!
Great time, open and staff was fun and attentive! Will definitely return!
They do a good job with holiday brunches: Easter, Christmas, Father's Day...