Ember - Saint Simons Island

4.6
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
Welcome to Ember!

Ember is a locally owned high energy eatery located at 70 retreat village on saint simons island. the menu is written daily. ingredients are sourced from local farmers and fishermen, inspired by wood-fired cooking, and influenced globally via france, italy, to asia and more along with the southeastern united states. the craft beverage program features unique wines, innovative southern brews, and cocktails made with premium spirits, house infused spirits, and the freshest of ingredients. all of this is served in a fun and contemporary atmosphere at achievable prices. dress is smart casual. georgia trend magazine silver spoon award ..."fun, yet ambitious contemporary." enjoy live music every weekend at our Mas lounge where our full dinner menu is available.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best dining experiences on the Island. Great staff, exceptional dining, superior atmosphere!

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vipGeerot
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently outstanding. Fire baked brie and bread and the best NY Strip steak within 300 miles!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ember does an excellent job with social distancing

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vipcarriem
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My kids loved Embers, surprisingly, and the food has very large portions, very fresh entrees, excellent ambiance and service.

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vipJenniferP
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were excellent. Restaurant was clean and well maintained. Will go there again when we are back on the Island.

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vipSSIlady
Savannah
24 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ember is a very special place and we always look forward to a wonderful, quiet dinner there. The menu changes often and there is always something new to try. The fish chowder is fantastic as are the Scallop and Shrimp dishes, also the Steak and Lamb dishes.
We always request our favorite waitress "RHEANNA". She is outstanding and we always look forward to seeing her. "Our favorite waitress on the island." She is an awesome person !!!!!!!!

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vipSabie
Atlanta
59 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden gem of a restaurant! Fabulous farm to table food and craft coctails! Definitely would go back when in town again!

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GeorgeG
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ember. The food and service are excellent.
I wish it had a few more options for entrees. Last time we dined there, we ordered three appetizers and a half each. It was really too much food, but it was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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KatherineL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the farm to table concept. The food was very good with unique twists.

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griffinrc
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, food, service, and ambience were all on point.

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vipJeff
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fresh and prepared just like the menu says.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and loved the atmosphere. Nice to enjoy a meal in a quite setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Ember. Four of us went for evening appetizers and drinks. Our server was excellent. It was all very good & we will be back!

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Rick502
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Ember. The staff were all friendly, helpful and engaging. Place has a relaxed modern vibe. We both loved our dinner choices. Will be back.

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Buddy
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional and friendly service is the backdrop for:

Excellent appetizers. (Highly recommend the Brie!) Amazing wine choices and Best beer menu on the Island. And then we had dinner! Crispy flatbreads, get the Cuban if they have it. Lamb lollipops. Finally the desserts. My wife is a trained pastry chef, and the desserts rivaled gets. Pair all of that with a upbeat atmosphere that is not touristy but sophisticated and you have a great experience. Will be back 100%.

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NothingMore
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ember never fails to delight us, from the welcome to the wait staff to the mixologists. Our beverages are always crafted carefully and aesthetically; our food is tasty, fresh, and sumptuous; the service is attentive and respectful; we love the bar area and the ambiance of the entire venue. Even the occasional musical acts are top-notch and perfectly suited for a small space. Great destination for a special evening!

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MarneB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Ember was a pleasant experience! The food, service and ambiance were all top notch and everyone enjoyed the experience. The scallops were incredible!

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were commendable but a little bit too pricey

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Jilljonespowell
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! A wonderful find!

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CarlaH
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noise level was our table. We had one rowdy person. I apologize if it created any issues. We always love Ember. Great food, cocktails, ambiance and staff!! Thank you

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vipLifeIsGood
E. Tennessee
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Ember has a good vibe and has good food. Their cocktail menu was pretty good but the wine list is not commiserate with the food in our opinion. Our server had one of the gals who oversees the wine and she recommended something to us that was good, but not great and not on par with what we were wanting. However it was one of their highest rated, priced, quality wines that they have. It would be nice to have a couple of really great Cab options on the menu. Especially on holiday weekends!

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Logn84
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal at Ember. We shared the lamb lollipops for an appetizer and followed that with a couple of their pizzas (veggie for her & Cuban for me).

The tables were fairly close together, but it didn’t feel like we were stepping on other’s conversations.

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vipJazzyJeffJax
Jacksonville
90 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a locals spot, tucked away in an out parcel of a shopping center.

The place was packed which was a good sign.

The interior is set like a funky retro bistro with lighting to match the vibe. You can either sit at the bar, main dining room, or the newer room. The newer room is less funky, but quieter if you want an intimate dinner.

Our waiter was excellent. He went over the hand-crafted drink menu and made recommendations. We decided on the Blueberry Sour, and the Bombay and Tonic.

For our meal, we started with the Cauliflower Soup and a small portion Caesar Salad. The soup was thick, rich and creamy, and the salad was a stalk of Romaine with home made croutons, house made dressing and shaved Parmesan. Both very good.

For our entrees, we ordered the Veggie Platter (special) and the Beef Ribs. Both were cooked to perfection. Words can’t do them justice. Check the pictures.

A definite gem on St. Simons Island.

Highly recommended.

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vipArden
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up booking here as a last-minute Valentine's day dinner. Given that there were no restaurants within a 50 mile radius of my house available, this was a unexpected surprise. We were not disappointed. The food was great, service was great, and this is a really neat place. We'll definitely make the trip back.

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vipFoodforthought
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The appetizers and main dishes were unique and very good! Each person at our table for six ordered a different entree and each of us raved about the dish we ordered. The service was excellent; our server was attentive and made good suggestions. We will definitely eat at Ember again!

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vipAndrewW
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in St Simons. We enjoyed the bake Brie and entree's where outstanding ! Great cocktails and dessert. We'll be back on our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent, as was the ambiance. My only complaint is the bench seat I was seated in was really shallow. I felt like I had to make sure not to fall off of it.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was bad. Appetizerd

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Pumpkin
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food and service. My wife and I have lived in the area for more than 8 years and this was our visit to Ember. I'm only sorry it took so long to find it. Repeat customers we will be!

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bonniem
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all wonderful! Our server was great and the happy hour prices were as well.

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SueA
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time eating at Ember, the service and server was excellent. The food was very good, the only reason I did not give it 5 stars was the pasta has a little too much rosemary in it for me (personal taste). Would definitely recommend and go back again.

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JourneyByGrace
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed the experience..we both were able to find something that we liked..loved the fire places on a cold winters night..it was also their trivia night which people seemed to enjoy..the food was wonderful..recommended for a date night

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vipBillM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in first for happy hour then came back for dinner. The stop for happy hour was awesome. Rihanna took really good care of us. Our drinks were amazing.

When we came back for dinner we were greeted as if we were regulars and seated quickly. Service was great.

Lots of great things to choose from on the menu. We started with the Egg roll app. Big app with lots of great flavors. Spicy! We also got a bread services which was fresh and delicious. The olive oil mixture was very tasty and great for dipping.

We moved on to split the caesar. They actually split it for us. Great when restaurants do that and don't charge you. This was really good. It had some great grill flavoring that gave it a nice pop.

We finally had the seared scallops with a herb risotto, corn puree, asparagus, cauliflower, a drizzle of balsamic reduction and herb oil. So good. Scallops were cooked perfectly. The drizzle and puree combined for a great bite. Big serving and they split this as well.

The wine list is pretty good with some solid choices at reasonable prices.

Over a very good evening. Great food and great service. Looking forward to passing through again and stopping in for another good meal.

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GeorgeG
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Ember and we were not disappointed. The dining was great. Loved the simple atmosphere, great service and top notch food. We will be back.

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JosephS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable evening, but would like a few more entree choices.

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Chris
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super busy night. Joseph was tremendous as our waiter. Had an issue with our food. He did immediately took care of it without us having to ask. He saw that the food was not prepared as requested. Had it redone quickly. I greatly appreciated his efforts and attention. This is why we love this restaurant. Best value and service on SSI.

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MartinK
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ember is a nice addition to SSI dining options. They use the Italian wood burning over to prepare everything from a selection of flatbreads to a lovely grilled Caesar and occasionally the fresh catch. Portions are generous. Our waiter provided excellent direction on some of the house specialties.
Ember, well worth an evening or two while visiting St Simons

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Buddy
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. As always!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food and service! Very enjoyable.

FAQs

Ember - Saint Simons Island offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (912) 434-9384.

Ember - Saint Simons Island is rated 4.6 stars by 160 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.