Ember - Orlando

4.1
158 Reviews
$30 and under
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
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3.8
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Seems to be a little chaotic… We had a reservation at 10 and we didn’t get let in until about 10:20 and the person running the cash register didn’t seem to know how to. Everyone was very friendly and kind and the food was good so that was awesome! Just seems like they need a few extra hands to run Sunday Brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

You can tell from the design and architecture of the place that it used to be high-end and magnificent.... Even in the bathrooms... Now the bathrooms have black mold growing on the ceiling...m when we went there there was no AC in the building the place was really hot the waitress brought out the wrong food for our orders, the food wasn't good.... This place is now in the category of dive bars only for drinking... And only when you're dressed so casually that you don't care if you're sweaty...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a killer happy hour...best place to pregame on a Friday

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I had an amazing time at Ember for my Birthday Brunch!The service was great,the waitress we had at our table was sweet she kept bringing us bottles of Champagne and I love love the vibes of that place.Since it was my birthday my food and mimosas was on the house so basically it was free which really made my day.I give Ember 5 stars and definitely coming back for special occasions!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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VeshaC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a bed experience complained and nothing was done at all I’ll never return

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KiaraM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Ember Orlando is always a vibe. Great friends, drinks and music

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StephanieP
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Nice outside for the atmosphere, but dishes weren’t very clean. Think overall a little overpriced. Service took us long to get.

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YANR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great. Had a little gathering for a bridal shower and we reserved our table before hand. Ambiance was perfect, music was great and it wasnt too loud. We got the endless mimosas and had an amazing time. I would definitely come back again.

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NathyannM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Music needs to get better. For a brunch environment, I think people deserve to hear good music not only one genre.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not great, brunch food was not ideal. We were handled out check within seconds of sitting down and plates/cups were dirty. I think this is much more a scene if you want to just get drunk vs enjoy a brunch with family.

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MichaelS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It would
Be nice to have an option of outside or inside seating. It is annoying when you don’t smoke and the table next to you is full of smokers. It’s disgusting to have to deal with that when you are not a smoker at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

No point in making a reservation at Ember! You make a reservation and still have to wait 30 minutes to 45 minutes to be seated at your table! The food was over cooked and cold and the staff could careless about customer happiness. I will never go back!

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EventfullyDinerPhoenix
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

I don't understand all of these great reviews. It's a cool place and the bar is happening. However, don't go for the food! It's terrible! My friend's food came out and one of the items on the plate was frozen in the center. Sounds like a microwave to me. Don't bother! It's not worth the time

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NayannaA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The live music was a bit flat, but an overall great experience

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HopeM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is good. Mimosas are very good. Friendly staff , nice and different vibe I’m used to.

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CaseyS
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Sadly, not well organized, long line at the door. Advertised one price and charge a higher price at the door, in addition included gratuity even thought it was set up to serve yourself. Glasses were dirty, tables wobbly, food was over cooked, greasy. The music was so load you could not talk amongst your table. Dress code was none existent.

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BossMan
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The ambience and food were pretty decent but what I did not like was having a reservation for 12 and standing outside in a line until 1. They definitely need to work on the door entry.

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elizabethg
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We go to Ember often for our ladies brunch spot excellent price for unlimited buffet bottomless mimosas $ sangria

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DailaE
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

This was my first time visiting for Sunday Brunch. The service/servers was good but the food was cold so I wasn't able to enjoy my meal and get value in what I paid for. I would go back again hoping that my food would be more enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and Ember is very accommodating with us as our group size continues to grow. Thanks for the great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I had a 12pm reservation and my friends arrived before I did since I was running late from Tampa due to the weather and traffic. I got there at 1:15 unfortunately and my friends had half and one empty bottles of the Wycliff in the ice bucket. I go to the buffet and grab food and come back and I asked my friends if a server has come by and they said no. By 1:45 the server comes by and greets us. I asked her for OJ, 2 bottles, and a glass of water and she doesn’t return until 2:10. When she arrives she only brings a one bottle without juice or water. I remind her to please bring us OJ and water and she leaves with an attitude. I work in the industry and her attitude was beyond inappropriate. She spent the entire time at the bar talking and looking down rather than coming to our table. One of the guests from my table went to the front to complain to the cashier about how slow service is and the cashier told the server that our table hasn’t been getting any service. She comes to the table with an attitude saying, “I think I heard someone say OJ so I brought”. I asked her for another bottle since there’s 6 of us and we have only gone through 4 since 12pm. Again she forgot the water. At this time I went to the bar inside and I asked the bartender inside who was very pleasant if she could possibly service my table since the server we had keeps neglecting us and not bringing what we keep asking her. She brings us two bottles and leaves. After the bartender leaves the serve comes by and says they are doing last call if we needed anything else. By then I told her that she hardly came to us to service us. I only saw her come to the table about 4 times since 1:15pm. I’ve been coming to ember for a while from Tampa and I have never received such terrible service. My friends wanted to leave and go somewhere else but we already spend $30 each plus the gratuity and hoped that service improved however it just got worse as the time went by. I was very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Proud Pros MeetUp group has been meeting here every first Sunday of the month for the unlimited drinks and breakfast and we absolutely love it! Excellent customer service and amazing ambiance!! Music is great and we love the live music as well. 5 stars!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with the service from the time we walked in to the time we left. Everybody was friendly and helpful and we all enjoyed ourselves! Music and food were both great too!!

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ShayR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I booked a reservation for 10 people and stated it was for a birthday

When I got there, no tables were reserved for me.

I had to hunt down a waitress to even bring me the champagne and juices.

I thought they would make me feel special for celebrating my birthday at their venue instead I did not get any acknowledgement, no reserved seating , no real staff to check on us.

Disappointing venue. All my guest paid $40 and had to sit apart due to no reserved seating. Will not recommend for events.

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VeronicaJ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Ember is a great place to go if you want to have brunch in the atmosphere of a slimy bar with bad food and rude wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place to brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

The girls at the outside bar are A1 with customer service and effort. The only thing we didn't like was how mediocre the food was. However the bottomless mimosas are great. They need to pick a better live performer on Sundays, that mans singing was terrible.
I had a table of 20 and when it started raining management put up a cover for us outside. Overall we'll comeback for the drinks.

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AnettG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, even made new friends ! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Always a great experience. My favorite brunch spot !

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Terreisha
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to brunch on Sunday. It was a little rainy but I had so much fun. Unlimited mimosas was well worth it.

GT
GleamTeam
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Hire Happier People That Want To Work! The service wasn’t it’s best but I guess you get what you pay for 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Dorisarp
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

It’s only breakfast option: egg, bacon, sausages, pancakes, etc. not good

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GraceB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Was charged twice, the food wasn’t all that great the server didn’t know what he was serving but our waitress was good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a reservation for Sunday brunch on Father’s Day and they were closed. No notification, no update or anything. I arrived there for my reservation to see the doors were closed and no one was inside. I reached out to the club a week before to confirm there were actually still doing brunch and they confirmed that they would be.

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PhilK
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The brunch buffet was awful, and they kept running out of stuff. However, the omlette station was great, and the staff was super friendly. Also, the girls on the patio were fantastic with keeping the mimosa's coming. Great ambiance too. The value of the brunch was good, they just really need to step it up with the buffet food.

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BrusLee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great look to restaurant. Neat bar. Menu has super small font and food was good, but not great. Setting up for Saturday night crowd maybe meant that early eaters lose a bit of focus from service staff.

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BrittanyM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I made a reservation and they called me twice that day to confirm we were coming, when we got to the venue, no one was there to tell us where are seats were etc, we Kinda just wondered and found the sign, then the waitress was awful and was like btw you can only order until 9, then we stayed for alittle bit after and they drink specials when they gave them to us was gross, not sure if I will go back ?

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GusB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and stayed for hours. Hot delicious food, all you can drink mimosas, and live music. A great atmosphere. Large crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I spent my 27th birthday here with a few friends of mine. The service was wonderful! Every time our champagne bottles were empty as server was quick to giving us another bottle. I wasn’t expecting live music but the artist was OK. Just not my type music. The music was high but moderately low enough to hear the person that sitting across from you. Overall I had an amazing time. Definitely would recommend for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so late with this review but I recently been back on this app again. I went in Jan 2020 for my 25th birthday and the food was so good. I usually go for wine down wednesdays but due to Covid we’ve been Mia. The music was a vibe and the omelet was even better.

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Ember - Orlando is rated 4.1 stars by 158 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.