Ember - Orlando

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113 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Downtown Orlando's PREMIERE outdoor terrace restaurant & bar, Ember is reminiscent of the easy-going social taverns seen all over Europe and the Mediterranean. Enjoy open air seating, 4 full bars including specialty craft beers & mixology drink menus, daily lunch specials, and so much more!. A Downtown staple for over 10 years, Ember can accommodate parties both large & small.

Monday: $10.95 AYCE Wings + $3 Drafts
Wednesday: Bottomless Wine & Sangria & Beer
Thursday: $10.95 AYCE Wings + $3 Drafts
Friday: 3-4-1 Drinks Happy Hour (4-7:30p)
Sunday: $29.95 Brunch Buffet & Bottomless Mimosas
What 113 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.8
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3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice and the service was great

KS
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service was extremely slow and food was just average

QW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Staff was excellent . The musician was excellent he even too request had family in town from NY we had a blast

RB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Overall, not bad. Food selection has been reduced since the last time we went. Service was very good. They kept us well stocked up on champagne and checked in often enough to let us know they were paying attention but not too much to become annoying. Music was too loud when entertainer was on break. Could use more fans operating.

JM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ember is more of a bar than a restaurant, but has a very nice and warm ambience. The service was good, and food delicious. My husband had the grilled salmon and I had grilled scallops. Both dishes were well prepared and presented. The location is great too because not only is it in a scenic area for strolling, you can actually get to places easily from there; parking was perfect. We will be back.

C
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

First of all the only way I even got a table was because I walked around and looked for it myself.. luckily when you make a reservation they label what table is for who. We never got service and got our drinks from the bar. After asking TWO different waitresses for service so the table can order food no one still came. I finally went to the bar, ordered food and waited. After about 15 minutes I went back up to the bar to grab my food and it was not ready so I went back to my table! After another 25 minutes I went back up and still no food. The bartender finally went to the kitchen to see what was going on. Come to find out my ticket was lost and food was never coming out even after I already paid for it even I first ordered it. Literally the worst service ever and it’s so unfortunate because their food is so delicious! This isn’t the first time I’ve had terrible service but it definitely tops it off as the worst. After this experience I’ll never go back to Ember.. at least not for happy hour. It’s super annoying that one of the servers said she would be with me next and NEVER even said hi to my table, she literally just did not care. Don’t even waste your time coming here, the service isn’t worth losing your mind.

RT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great deal on drinks and food. Very busy with drinks so takes a while to get waited on.

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sunday brunch at Ember was great. The mimosas were amazing!

CM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time! The employees are great and the food is wonderful!

p
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time going to Ember and it was AMAZING experience, I will definitely be back.

OT
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time for Sunday Brunch, good food and good times

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Server was great. However there was a big party going on and the service was slow.

GM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here with my friends all the time. Never had a bad experience here. Always recommend it to my friends and anyone I meet also.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Suunday Brunch

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I went for my birthday brunch and they accommodated my party of 17 pretty well. Also, food was amazing for unlimited brunch and mimosas. I would definitely go back.

CM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time! Food a service are wonderful! Not even the rain could stop us!

CR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service was very poor, it was way to dark inside, broken lights in the bathrooms, and the love band was horrible. The place has a Spanish feel to it based on the ambiance but did not portray the amazing tropical Spanish vibe which attracted me in the first place. Had country music....no consistency in the place. Very disappointed. Need new management or even owner. So much potential just being wasted on a Sunday brunch.

BM
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

First time I have been disappointed with a restaurant in a long time. My son and I had their flatbread. It was like a giant saltine with tomato paste and a little cheese. She was able to whip up “spaghetti” for my little, that was nice. Boys food came out about 10 minutes early which wouldn’t be bad but then the wings and my flatbread came then as we were all done and we thought she forgot my husbands burger (we couldn’t ask because we never saw her) his burger came out. Overall, definitely won’t be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Ember food was really good, just ended up with a sever who was still new we waited over an hour for our food & it took an hour & half to get the bill once we got the bill, people on the party & the wrong bill waiter was upset & nervous . People in the party card was still charged with the wrong amount . With the waiter being new she really needed help, everyone excuse for her was she is new instead of helping her

s
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel made my girlfriend a custom drink on the spot and it was super dope.

JB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food got astronomically better!! The service was slow to start but got better throughout the service.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Made a reservation but upon arrival was total venue was booked for a private party. We were sat outside at a sticky dirty table. Slow service for average food and weak drinks

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wine Down Wednesday was awesome... Great atmosphere and great fun.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Sunday brunch here and it was outstanding!

GT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

First time there and no one asked me if I knew what the system was. If we had any questions. Also no one appears to have ownership of the table no servers. Which is fine but again as a first time visitor we didn’t know that

JH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was horrible but the mimosas were good. I would only go back for the mimosas.

M
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. It was easy booking a table and the atmosphere was great. Went for wine down Wednesday and had a great time

CR
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sweetest and fastest employees I’ve Encountered. Love it. Go here every Sunday

d
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

When we got there you had to pay at the door and there was 1 person working there so the line got to be pretty long. She was not informing everyone that an additional tip was added to the bill. The food was just ok nothing to write home about, the meat they had our was dry with no sauce to put on it. The salmon they had was cold ( not sure if it was suppose to be cold or not.) we waited like 10 minutes before a server came over to get drinks to our table. When we were done eating no one came to grab plates, I had to ask them to pick up the plates. The juice we were given for mimosas was not cold. We also sat inside thinking it would be cool but it was still so hot, was the ac off?

KR
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was my first time and everything went pretty well.

CM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time and the food is fabulous! The staff is friendly and very efficient!

JP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Overall customer service at Ember was terrible with moments of excellent service. Our server seemed extremely lost, and kept forgetting to put my order into the kitchen. Finally received the food and it's extremely bland! Paying for our bill was an experience as well. Some of us paid with a card and others paid with cash. We separated the cash by person and fold each with the receipt in order for there not to be a mix-up. For some reason, he unfolded it all at once and came back confused.... We redid it again and explained it took a while to click. He was a nice guy and eventually got it correct.... We went for their Wine Down Wednesday event which was fun. I would recommend the event but not the food.

SW
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere, food and drinks were great.. Will most definitely be back!!

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food for it being buffet style!! And mimosas are fantastic

S
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had fun, only bummer was a server cleared our table before we were done... I had skittles on the table, went back to get more but they were out :(

V
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best time at Ember Orlando! It is one of Orlando’s bar and restaurants. I booked a birthday celebration for a group of twenty people to enjoy Ember’s Sunday brunch. We had delicious food, refreshing drinks, great live music, and outstanding service. I will definitely plan another visit here soon.

JH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I made a reservation about 8 hours prior for a large group. Once I arrived they said they don't take same day reservations, which was confusing because Open Table allowed me to do so. Luckily there was a large table available at the bar, so it was okay. But if this was not the case we would have had a problem obviously. Besides this almost issue - everything else was pretty good. The food was good and the service was great. Our waitress did a phenomenal job.

CY
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice selection. Great stop in Dt Orlando. Walked to soccer match after grabbing a bite.

SD
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The tables were dirty, bartenders were rude and our table was not reserved. We had to wait until someone was done before we could get an actual table.

DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Everything was really nice just they weren’t ready the brunch was 10-3 my reservation was 10:30 and I left at 1 and they where still setting up maybe better planning would have made the experience way better