Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

4.7
219 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Ember is a destination dining experience with the highest quality of steaks and seafood prepared over wood-fired grills. The menu is complemented by a specialty cocktail menu, whiskey library and an extensive wine lists accompanied with highest level of service from our Sommelier and Service Team. The energetic dining space overlooks the scratch kitchen with views of our culinary team. A separate piano lounge with live entertainment adds to the dynamic vibe. Seasonal outdoor dining by the fireplace is also available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 219 people are saying
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vipKonaNick
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over and over, time after time, after enjoying dinner at this Over The Top fabulous dinner experience at least a dozen times, we enjoyed ourselves again immensely this evening!

Perfection is a high standard but Ember, under the most skillful hands of its general manager whom we have gotten to know, Brent Rumph, and the incredible service including our server Candace, and the entire restaurant staff, continues to be our “go to place” when we want to experience the Finest Cuisine, the finest service, the incredible atmosphere. It just doesn’t get any better than this …

We have enjoyed Ember for dates, birthday celebrations, birthday parties, business celebrations, and just a special night out. The thought of doing any of these special activities other than Ember never crosses my mind.

That’s how consistently excellent they are!

Lin and I know you will enjoy it as well …

Nicholas

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KimP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars isn't enough. I frequently dine at similar type restaurants and can confidently say the quality is excellent+ for this price point. The manager Brent was a friendly presence overseeing all while not being intrusive. Our waiter Scott pushed the experience over the top & delivered an awesome dining experience! It's an hour drive for us but we will definitely be frequenting Ember & requesting Scott. Great job Ember staff!! Thank you for a great evening! They did also inquire about food allergies. Since we have none I'm not sure what the accommodation is.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love EMBER! Service & hospitality was outstanding and food was excellent! We enjoy it so much we went back the next night…awesome fine dining.

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BernardF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a birthday dinner for my favorite lady. Quality and preparation of the food was outstanding. The service was outstanding, with a appreciative nod to our server Jennifer. The restaurant is new and has a lovely contemporary bent to the decor. There are several alcoves along the wall that add a certain amount of privacy to your table. One minor negative was that the high ceilings have a tendency to magnify the sound of a very talented pianist in the bar area. Although they have a great selection of wine by the glass, I was disappointed by their high price, making a couple of glasses equal the price of an entree. However, I would definitely return to celebrate any special event there.

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JesseH
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Service, good atmosphere, very good food.

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vipbriand
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the steaks were even better. Highly recommend.

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RayD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to dine no matter what the occasion. The food, service and ambience is top notch. The pianist and vocalist are very talented and add to a romantic and friendly atmosphere.

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CharlesB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice establishment. Food and service were excellent. Wine and cocktail list was top notch.

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MichaelM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday and we were treated by our waitress Amy as if we were VIP’s. The atmosphere and especially the food was excellent. We will definitely recommend and also go back ourselves.

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vipJimB
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Had a wagyu filet. Just ok! Not what I expected for all the hype. Good though. Salmon was good.
Service was excellent & just didn’t hit the mark.
May give it a go again. Wonderful menu.

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AngelA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all I want to thank the manger Brent & the rest of the stuff on an amazing experience we had last night (9/07/2021)!
Staff was welcoming and accommodating from the time we sat down to the second we left. Our steak was incredible, each ingredient was of highest value and it was obvious that extreme effort was put into each dish we had. Thank you Ember for a wonderful experience of fine dining!! Sincerely Angel aka Fluffy☺️

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JulieB
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my moms 86 birthday and we had the most amazing time. Food was excellent and service provide by Amy was OUTSTANDING!! Amy made our experience at Embers number one. We also met Brent the GM and he too was super kind and you could tell both these team members loved what they do. We will be back and will be asking for Amy to serve us.

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vipbillm
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We read the reviews before going, but still had some doubts. They made a mistake on the cooking temperature of my wife's pork chop--To say they stepped up and made it right would be a huge understatement. What was even more impressive was that other than letting the server know it was badly under cooked, we did not complain or have any sort of friction around the mistake. You have to love any business who readily admits an error and goes well beyond expectation to correct the error. I read many reviews where Brent, GM, was mentioned as being top notch. We concur! Our entire meal was fantastic from apps through main courses--Ribeye was on point and her pork chop upon correction was also 5 star. Brent and team, thanks for a wonderful experience and we look forward to returning.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 7, 2021

Bill, It was all our pleasure. I appreciate the kind words and more over the time you took to articulate your experience. I look forward to see you and your lovely wife very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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PizzaLover
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We appreciate the effort that the staff went to make celebrating my mom’s birthday special. The food and service is outstanding! Everything from the toast, appetizer, mini cake, snd writing happy birthday in frosting on her dessert pate was tremendous. Thank you for a memorable evening.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you for celebrating you Mothers very special day with us. I'm so glad we could create a great dining experience for you and you mother. Don't wait until her next birthday to come back a dine with us. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Requested our favorite waiter, John. We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and John made him feel very special. The food as always, was excellent. John could not have been more attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed our meals, the music, and the atmosphere. The service was 1st class! Thank you John.

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vipAZfishlover
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soo good! Great service! Felt so welcome!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 7, 2021

It was great to have you in and we all look forward to your return soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipTedW
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and outstanding service

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you Ted. We appreciate the feedback and the time you took to write such a great reviewq. We will see you soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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AZGina
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the moment we walked in. We began the evening with drinks at the bar and Jacob the bartender was amazing. They have an awesome Happy Hour and it is entertaining to just watch the bartenders at work. They are very talented and knowledgeable. Once we were seated at our table, Scott our server, took the best care of us. It was my husbands birthday and they treated us like royalty. Brent the GM is extremely attentive to each and every table. You can tell that the staff is extremely well trained and enjoy their job. This restaurant is a true hidden gem. I have been telling everyone I know what a great experience it was and we can't wait to go back!

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vipJLsellers3
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have now returned several times. The lobster is a wonderful dish, but the beef and pork are also superb. Ask Dennis to chose a wine. The wait staff is terrific. Very high end facility.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 7, 2021

We all very much appreciate you kind words. We are so pleased that we exceeded your expectations and hope to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipSheriF
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Jean was out waiter. He is absolutely fantastic!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 7, 2021

Sheri, Thank you for recognizing Jean. He is truly an asset to the operation. Please ask for him next time you dine with us. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Shypoke55
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and don’t often do fine dining but once or twice a year we will splurge. It was Lisa’s Birthday and they brought us a nice glass of champagne to toast along with the most delicious home made dark chocolate bunt cake with marzipan , OMG it was to die for. Julie was our waitress and she did an amazing job making our evening amazing to say the least. Brent the General manager was by our table twice to check on us and visit great guy. We will definitely be back to fine dine again at the Embers. Thanks to all who made our evening so special!!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 4, 2021

I'm so glad to hear we could make Lisa' birthday special. It was great to meet you two and I look forward to your return. If I get to Downtown I will swing by the convention center and chat with you Lisa. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipKonaNick
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, fantastic, perfect AGAIN! We keep returning to what has now become our favorite Scottsdale area dining experience! Here's why again . . .

Their very special GM Brent, our Server Candice, Hostess Lorena, and the entire We-Ko-Pa F&B organization (which I believe is Zachary, Dennis, Matthew, and Richard) all take Ember over the top, so well done everyone!

This is easily our 12th visit - yes its true! You won't find a finer dining experience! Salmon and Red Snapper tonight, out of this world, and dessert, the most incredibly created desserts anywhere, we've only found at Ember. Everything, everything they present is 5 Star!

We feel like we are spoiled each time by their incredible food, incredible staff, incredible ambiance (and we love the design of the dining room, dining patio, and private room too).

It was another beautiful end to our week. Thanks so much everyone! You know you will see us again!

Nick and Lin

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 22, 2021

Nick and Lin, What can we say. You two are such great friends of the restaurant and we al thank you for your kind words and support ever since we opened some ten months ago. We all look forward to see back in the not to distant future. Warmest regards, Brent and the entire Ember team

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DougT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an overall wonderful experience…service and food was great…cant wait to return…..great job to all….

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 22, 2021

Doug, We all look forward to see you back at Ember. Thank you for the kind review. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

This was our first time eating at embers. The food was less than satisfactory. There were some rowdy people next to us mouthing off and that made the experience less wholesome. The service is great. But you really have to get a handle on the food quality and also table placement.

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Julie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, with great ambiance! The staff is fantastic.
They really took care of us. We will definitely be back.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 22, 2021

I'm so happy to hear we hit the mark on all fronts. Please come back when you have the occasion. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Ddame
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Amy was awesome! She was very helpful in our food selection and her recommendations were perfect. Food was delicious. I ordered the scallops and my husband ordered the filet and king crab legs.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 22, 2021

Amy is awesome and I appreciate you recognizing her. Please ask for her when you return and we hope to see you back soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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LewS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a bit early for our 5 PM reservation, sat in bar area, our bar tender/server was fantastic. We sat at our dinner table at 5, the server was off the charts. The only thing that surpassed the service was the food. Strongly recommend the scallops!!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thank you for the recognition of our bartending and service staff. I look forward to share you comments with the entire staff. We all look forward to your return very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed amazing top-notch service and food in a beautiful atmosphere at Embers!
Servers Candice, Amy and Assistant Manager Pam and all the staff went out of their way to make us feel special on our anniversary. Beautiful live piano music was a special treat as well!
We have found our new favorite and will be back!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thank you so much for recognizing both Candace and Pamela. I agree with you and I'm blessed to have such an amazing team. I'm so happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience and look forward to have you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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BarbaraM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and the food was wonderful. Had a large Birthday party going on so was very loud and hard to hear at our table.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 12, 2021

Barbara, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and more over thank you for dining with us. Please come back to see us soon and I will put you in a nice quit booth. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Eric
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Fine wine list. Great service. Very good live music.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 12, 2021

Eric, We all appreciate your feedback and look forward to your return very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Steven
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Las Vegas style restaurant. Extensive wine list, great service. Good value. Great food quality.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 12, 2021

Steven, It was great having you in and we appreciate your feedback on your experience. I look forward to your return very soon. Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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DianeH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience.
Celebrated our anniversary and the staff treated us
royally. Great service and food. Highly recommend

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 12, 2021

Diane, Thank you for spending you very special evening with us. I'm happy to hear you had a great experience. Don't wait a year to come back and dine with us. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Love2Live
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and ambiance. One of my new favorite places in the valley. Top notch in every way and the service is outstanding!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 5, 2021

We all very much appreciate your kind words and you approval. Please come back soon when you have the occasion. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipJLsellers3
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the most excellent meals and experience. Lobster is awesome dish. Superb wine list. Staff and somm are terrific.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you so very much for the awesome review. Dennis our Sommelier is one of the best and recently received a Best Of award from Wine Spectator for his amazing list. Thank you for recognizing him. We all hope to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Gaga
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, atmosphere and staff were outstanding. This was our first visit and will not be our last, everything was perfect. Candace was our server and she was fantastic.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 5, 2021

Candace is the best I agree. Thank you for taking the time to articulate your experience at Ember and we all look forward to see you back in the very near future. Regards' Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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LebanonGirl
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Most elegant steakhouse in the area. Outstanding service, classic menu with gourmet touches. Great cocktails.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 5, 2021

Wow, thank you very much for the great review. It validates what we are trying to achieve her at Ember. We await your return. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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StevenN
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food...attentive waitress AMY!
we will be back again!!!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 4, 2021

Steven, I agree, Amy is amazing and we are lucky to have her. Please ask for her when you return. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Vince
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Trying out the redone wekopa resort/casino…. Bottom line is that it’s a solid steak and appropriate to the high price point.

Service was great. John was an old-school high-end server - attentive, on top of details, and charismatic.

The food/drink was mixed. My wife had an Agave to drink - very good and not overly sweet. I had a scotch, ardbeg 10, which they curiously spelled “ardbag” on their list.

Salads were made with top notch ingredients, but absolutely murdered with dressing (overdressed to the point of greens being soggy). Big plus - Caesar is old school with sardine filets in the salad.

Steaks (both ordered filet) were done very well. Great quality, seasoned well, and cooked properly. It’s not Mastro’s but a definitely a great steak.

Sides were solid. Sautéed spinach was nicely cooked, but too much lemon juice for me. Mushrooms were delicious, and the truffle fries were great - tho, like the salad, drenched… tossed in more than a little truffle oil (which I like but could where that could be u pleasant).

Desert (strawberry short cake) and coffee were solid, and reflective of a high end restaurant, but nothing super memorable.

The place had live entertainment, but honestly, the performance didn’t really add much. Someone basically doing karaoke-like covers with a MacBook hooked up while sitting at a piano didn’t fee quite right to us in that setting.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 4, 2021

Vince, I appreciate your very extensive review and the time you took to articulate your experience at Ember. We all look forward to your return. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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MichaelC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Embers has everything to make it a fine dining restaurant-quality, value and varied menu. The service matched! My only criticism was the background music was too loud and did not mesh with the ambience.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 4, 2021

Michael, We all appreciate the kind words and look forward to get you back in the restaurant very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and quality of food was excellent. Will definitely return.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you so much for the five star review. We all appreciate your comments and hope to see you soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is rated 4.7 stars by 219 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.