EMBER

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$31 to $50
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American
Located inside Paradise Plaza, Ember is a wood-fired American bistro by highly acclaimed Chef Brad Kilgore, focusing on classic and modern fare, wood-fired dishes, smoke laden meats, pastas and shareable sides.

EMBER features a cocktail program focusing on classics done in creative and modern style.

The wine list features about 100 wines, 15 of which are available by the glass, including diverse selections from Spain, New Zealand, Austria, Napa Valley and more.

The space is designed by Mark Diaz from MAD Design, the 3,200-square-foot indoor/outdoor space will be inspired by the streamline moderne-style of art deco architecture and furniture.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, service was lack luster for a nice Restaraunt. Waited far too long with empty drinks, etc.

J
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I thought the appetizers were the best thing on the menus. I was expecting a fabulous steak for the $$$$$ and it was tasty but nothing outrageous... to costly for a 1 inch porterhouse.

The desert was good, 2 slices of pie.

z
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely everything was excellent. From the pre dinner drinks, to the after dinner treats. There were food pairs we didn’t expect and would never have thought would go together but they did and that alone made the meal absolutely delightful!

i
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We were there for Thanksgiving dinner and had the special menu.
Very little food, the cornbread came burned, dark meat for the Turkey, and the food was cold. Very expensive for what they offer, very sad that this happened, especially on a special day.
The waiters were very nice and courteous.

n
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Considering that we dined on Thanksgiving evening, Ember was a very good experience. Issues with seating (outside rather than inside, as requested) and overly-cooked food (quickly and graciously replaced) were addressed without question. Thanksgiving prix fixe dinner was very reasonably priced and beautifully cooked; some of the best turkey I've ever eaten and great apple pie.
Definitely Brad Kilgore quality, if not creativity. Eager to dine at Ember again for a "regular" meal.

w
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Gorgeous inside. Great fun atmosphere and vibe. Excellent service. And again food just a simple A+++++++

w
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another Chef Brad Kilgore gem. Genius chef. Simply excellent in every way. Food, service, ambiance, etc......

PW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Kilgore and team always deliver the best experience

NM
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were expecting a spectacular dinner and it was ok ... Roubuchon just a floor up is way better and not much more expensive

c
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was even better. We got there a bit earlier than our reservation and they were able to seat us. Our server was very information and her explanations of the dish were perfect.

p
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

RR
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience definitely one of the best in Miami . If u like smoke flavours this is a must. Thanks to the sous chef John for the treats at the kitchen table.

A
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We were seated on time in a table outside, that really take away part of the experience but I did not complain because we where 8 and I believed that asking for a change of table will take us for ever
We order drinks that where serve with errors but the waiter very apologetic resolve the issue as soon as possible
The appetizers were average to say the most, and then we wait and wait and wait for our food to get out
We had to order three times a second round of drinks to finally get them
After various complains finally the food arrives, we order a tomahawk steak for three persons that was very small but the worst part it was the taste, completely burn in the out side
We complain about the size vs the price of the steak ($247) and the manager and chef came out justify the size and offer to get us another steak but it was too late to wait for another steak
The restes of the entrees where also average
We got a discount in our steak for 47 that I appreciate but charge us 20% for tip so it didn’t compensate the bad experience
In summary a nover priced place ($110 per person) slow service and food oscillating in between bad an average

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lasagna was amazing, other dishes didn’t compare to their top sellers - I think concept is there but execution wasn’t at the time. Will go back even if only for lasagna

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional lunch selections - amazing salmon, salads and of course their famous fried chicken - surprisingly reasonable too!

RE
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was superb. Ambiance was stylish and it’s for sure a midtown vibe. The music selection was good. The food was tasty but I feel it’s a bit overpriced.

MT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on every metric (food, wait staff, service, decor). If it were less loud, it would be perfect.

u
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I really had a good time at Ember. The service and the bar were great and I love the space. The food is not what I have come to expect from a Brad Kilgore restaurant. The smoked fried chicken, pretty bland. The corn bread was more like a pudding I guess and despite the short rib topping and butter it just was not that great.
Lobster mac and cheese, if you're going to have that on a menu, should be so good that you cannot stop eating it. We stopped.
The peas carbonara, well, that was a reach but it sounded good!
I would go to Kaido and Alter for breakfast lunch and dinner but I cannot see a return visit to Ember.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had a reservation for 2.15pm and when we got there we were told that the kitchen closed at 2.30pm!
Lunch menu very limited. We were disappointed that many of the dishes which make the restaurant famous were served only at dinner time.

JM
Cancun
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, great staff, constantly evolving seasonal menu

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a beautiful setting!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great
Solid menu
Sharp waiter
Definitely will revisit

B
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was excellent, and so was the beer. The salad was superb... the best. Chicken too breaded and no white meat. The noise was deafening.

BB
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Power Lunch lives in the Design District with Chef Brad & his crew. Great to have this location as a lunch option

GK
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service, Great location. I highly recommend Ember to locals and visitors to Miam. You will not be disappointed.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent place and food

a
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

medium rare steak and salmon were both cooked to medium well.
obviously the server did not agree.

F
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food lived up to expectations, truly delicious.
Unfortunately, I mentioned on the reservations that it was a birthday celebration and no mentioned of it during our dinner.

MB
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gustavo and his crew were great. Food was top notch as always. I will keep coming back.

TD
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Only as a last resort would I suggest Ember. My first visit was a amazing, shockingly. I say shockingly as I did not not anticipate much but was surprised. However, everything I had anticipated prior to my first visit was confirmed on my second visit, its an overpriced and overrated disappointment like so many other spots. I won't return!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Food was spectacular. Definitely coming back!

MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ember one of my favorites @ Disigner Diatrict
Expect acula food ambiance and service! Love Chef Brad sugestione!! Our waitress excellent very humbled and courteous I definitely recommend it for a great culinary experience!!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I had high expectations for my birthday dinner at Ember, and even though the food was good, although I thought it was overpriced. The service was the lowest point of the experience. One of our pre-dinner cocktails had something floating in it. These things happen - no big deal, but by the time the server brought another drink, the rest of us had already finished ours. No apology. Our appetizers just hit the table and our server came to tell us our entrees were coming, because the kitchen made a mistake. No apology. The server never kept our wine glasses filled. The ambiance was nice, but the music was so loud, you could barely hold a conversation. I had a great time, because I was with family and friends, but I was disappointed in the restaurant overall.

SG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ember was highly recommended to us and we would highly recommend Ember. Excellent food, service, & ambiance!! Loved it and will return many times...

v
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the service is impeccable. I ordered the burger, best burger I have ever tried. As always impressed with Brad Kilgore's restaurants.

ED
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, great service, but the menu is limited. Only one fish option, no pork or lamb, just steaks.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, setting and location.

L
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our Server Alberto F was insightful and very helpful when it came to menu selections. The restaurant is beautiful wood contemporary design and inviting. Will definitely be coming back!

RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience! Thank you to Nima and the team for being so attentive and serving the most delicious meal. It was the best!

GT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Ember is a nice concept, but the idea isn't fully developed. Is it a casual bar/ hang out restaurant or food centric restaurant? Because the noise level would say it's a bar. But the atmosphere seems so refined. The food is excuted well. Especially the dessert, the food is a bit expensive considering a la carte sides. And the ambiance from the flames are tucked away at the entrance, so you cannot fully enjoy the experience. I wish the restaurant was either a truly food experience or a bar. Because both doesn't work.