Ember - Orlando

4.2
104 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 104 People Are Saying
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Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Orlando
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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

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GM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Suunday Brunch

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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CM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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.

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BM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

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

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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

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Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Sunday brunch here and it was outstanding!

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GT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

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

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

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

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M
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CR
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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?

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was my first time and everything went pretty well.

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CM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

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SW
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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S
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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 :(

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V
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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CY
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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SD
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

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.

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DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

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

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RC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Crazy night with cheerleader tryouts so service was extremely slow. Food was decent for the price except for the chicken sandwich which was like sawdust. The manager did speak to us after we discussed cancelling our order since we had tickets for a show and the food was delayed over an hour. She was very professional and did comp a round of drinks and offered to remove the chicken sandwich from our bill.

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RT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

They didn’t have our open table reservation when we checked in. We were one of the early ones in at 6 pm. It took almost an hour to get out appetizers... which some were cold... then a loud dance contest started on the patio. The waitress finally took my dinner order at about 7:10... she then put my dinner order on another check for my party... won’t be going back..

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Buffet could be faster for price

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

Food was good but SO LOUD you could not converse which really put a damper on our evening. We did appreciate our helpful waitress who got our food out quickly so we could get to the theater on time. This might be a fun bar scene but as a dinner venue the patio at least is not enjoyable. Perhaps on a weeknight or inside it would be better, but I will try my luck elsewhere.

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JE
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

After arriving on time for our 630 reservations we were sat quickly, it took 15 min to receive our drinks & after 45 minutes did not receive our appetizers & the waitress told us it would be another 30 minutes. The manager claimed it was due to high volume because of the concert, however there were plenty of empty tables inside and out, the bar was far from full & there was not a line or wait to get in. Poor excuses, poor service we paid for our one beer & left.

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Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Good food and very accommodating. Looking forward to coming back for happy hour.

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I wouldnt say Yes & i wouldn't say no it would be a big Maybe. Obviously it was booked to capacity but where they had us seating was horrible. Crunch up under the outside bar with another 3 tables which was another group. No type of moving space for what we paid. I was trying to enjoy it. Can do much about rain just have to take things into consideration.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday celebration. Everything was amazing

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for my birthday brunch with family and friends! Definitely coming back

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