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Ember - Saint Simons Island, St. Simons Island, GA

Ember - Saint Simons Island

4.6
4.6
547 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (912) 434-9384

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We invite you to explore our uniquely ambitious Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Tyler Roberson: (855) 819-1619

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Simons

  • Cross street

    Just off Demere Road. Across from the airport.

  • Parking details

    Plentiful, lighted, easy, no parking fees.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 547 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Savannah

    Innovative

  • Savannah

    Neighborhood gem

  • Jekyll Island / St. Simons Island

    Best Overall

  • Jekyll Island / St. Simons Island

    Best Food

  • Jekyll Island / St. Simons Island

    Best Service

  • Jekyll Island / St. Simons Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Jekyll Island / St. Simons Island

    Best Value

  • Jekyll Island / St. Simons Island

    Romantic

  • Jekyll Island / St. Simons Island

    Most Booked

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  1. b

    billjr

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always professional.
  2. m

    maryt

    Atlanta

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were 3 of us. We ordered 2 Caesar salads and a beet salad for starters. Delicious! Then we all ordered the catch of the day which was redfish over veggies and grits. Everything was wonderful. The portions are large so we had some to bring home too. Love this place! Service was well paced too. We will be back!
  3. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came in for our anniversary and the food was exceptional as well as the service. Overall we had a very pleasant experience. Love to return on our next trip to St. Simons Island.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere. Great happy hour specials including a variety of $5 very generous apps. Menu has a large selection of small plates which are quite large enough to share and make a meal out of a few. Will definitely return.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious appetizers (roasted olives and Brie cheese) and a flat bread. Great service and no,pressure to “buy more”.
  6. s

    snoodles

    Coastal Georgia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun and delicious evening! The ambience at Embers is the best on St Simons Island. Lighting is perfect for relaxed dining and the decor is lovely. We had attentive, friendly service from Christie. Noise level was energetic but not too much for our party of six to easily engage in conversation without straining to hear. Food portions were generous and reasonably priced. I’m never disappointed at Embers!
  7. L

    Lorrell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience The food was Amazing as well as the service. The seating is a little crowded but overall awesome experience.
  8. D

    Disappointed

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food4service3ambience1
    Visited many times. Good food and service. this time a disaster. Ember hosted a 13 YO birthday party with at least a dozen girls. Although you expect kids to be a bid loud, this was ridiculous. for an hour these kids were doing the equivalent of cheerleader cheers, yelling and screaming, to the point no one in the restaurant could hear themselves speak. everyone was upset. the sad part, management did nothing to intervene. We will not be back, and I do not expect anyone else that night will either. One my worst dining experiences.
  9. JE

    JasonE

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and incredibly flavorful food! We tried a couple of apps/tapas and entrees and each dish was exquisitely designed with every ingredient complementing the others. Creative, delicious dishes!! Combined with Lucsher Haas’ service, it could not have been better! We will be back!
  10. C

    Ccprince

    Jacksonville

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service and food was great. The tables are too close together for any private conversations.
  11. GS

    GailS

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed an early dinner and the service was outstanding. The food is always excellent. One of my faves on St Simons Island!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food! Great service! They had a band the night we were there.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We eat there periodically
  14. PD

    PaulaD

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Great wait staff. Will definitely be back.
  15. F

    Foodiecritic

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I never leave reviews. However, as a former restaurant owner and extreme foodie, I love this place! The number one reason is I can taste the difference between prefab food from Cisco and US foods and fresh ingredients. More and more places are merely taking food from trucks and warming it up. Ember is truly a gem. Fresh is worth the extra $. Would love to see the scallops back soon and the plantain appetizer. They are two of my faves.
  16. LG

    LoloG

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful dining experience at Ember! Our food and cocktails were delicious and our server, Mike, was great.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Visited Ember for a New Years Eve dinner. Service and food were good and we will be visiting the restaurant again in the future. Love the happy hour special and the restaurant decor. Another pleasant visit.
  18. PM

    PatM

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The charred Caesar Salad is the best! My husband had a bit of everything, said it was delicious. The setting is lovely. Our waitress was awesome.
  19. KB

    KenB

    Atlanta

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our typical wonderful meal at Ember. What a great restaurant. We’re so glad it is here in Saint Simons. Keep up the good work and we plan to see you again several times in the new year.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the ingredients and delicious combinations make for an excellent dinner. We also enjoyed the tapas style for sharing across the larger group.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    We come here a lot my favorite restaurant; I never give a bad review….. food not the same came out cold… oh no
  22. ES

    EvelynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We could not have asked for a better experience! The restaurant was clean, service great and the food was outstanding! Bravo! Merry Christmas!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    It was not a good experience. Fine dining prices with inattentive staff and substandard food. The fish of the day was basically a large serving of inedible carrots with a side of fish. Portion sizes were small and not in alignment with the price. We waited 25 minutes for a server and ended up having to flag one down. A server waited on both tables either side of us and never acknowledged our presence. There was half live music- someone paid to sing karaoke. Overall an expensive disappointment.
  24. LD

    LocalDiner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food is wonderful- imaginative and well prepared and presented
  25. e

    eatout

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    THE STRIP STEAK WAS FULL OF FAT & GRIZZLE FOR $48. WORST PIECE OF MEAT I HAVE HAD IN YEARS. THE PIZZA WAS NOT GOOD EITHER. OVERALL VERY DISAPPOINTED.
  26. RW

    RobertW

    Jacksonville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service..
  27. AV

    AngieV

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! We had a concert in St. Simons and the performers requested to eat after the show. Ember was able to accommodate us even though we arrived a few minutes before closing. Our performers, who live in NYC raved about the food. I had the short ribs which was excellent. I really appreciated the superb service as well.
  28. s

    snoodles

    Coastal Georgia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mike, our server, was attentive, friendly, patient and helpful. Ambience and noise level were perfect.
  29. SW

    SuzanneW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our selections had excellent presentation, fresh taste, generous portions, healthy options, and were so incredibly delicious!
  30. AG

    AndrewG

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The first time I visited Ember a year ago I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the other night was seriously disappointing. Food was below average and quality of steak was embarrassing. Service suffered because of the larger groups and lack of staff. Too many good restaurants around. I wouldn’t waste your time or money.
  31. m

    maryt

    Atlanta

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chris, our server, was wonderful. She paced things well, made great recommendations, and was attentive without hovering. It was a very enjoyable dining experience. We will be back and we will ask for Chris!
  32. PC

    PaulC

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a treat to visit this restaurant. The food is always delicious and the wait staff is always very attentive.
  33. EF

    EdwardF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food is great, and service was wonderful. Always very consistent. Hats off to the manager! We will always go back.
  34. g

    giles

    Coastal Georgia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Very professional staff. We had a very enjoyable dinner!!
  35. CT

    ChristineT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had only honestly heard bad things about this place but didn’t want to write it off just yet. We went on our date night with our daughter and from the beginning the experience was great! Our server (I forgot his name- handsome young man with cross dangle earring) was great and was efficient. Our daughter is one and he didn’t mind her craziness. He did great . The food from the appetizers to the dessert was so flavorful and great. I couldn’t believe how amazing it was. We will deff be back again!
  36. TK

    TrevorK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here on a date with my girlfriend. Excellent service and food. They also have an adjoining lounge with live music on Fridays. Very nice will definitely stop by again
  37. JC

    JCguest

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ember always provides a wonderful setting, food, service and value to us! Even when they are short staffed, the servers help out each other, so guests are well taken care of. Thank you!
  38. D

    Dearly68

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time to Ember and it did not disappoint. The food and service were all amazing. We ended up there on Trivia night which made the ambience a fun atmosphere. We ordered many different items from the menu and it was all incredible. From the salad, to the pizza, to the egg rolls, to the brussel sprouts and finally the braised beef short rib dinner. I would highly recommend. Great place for a group of people to share plates, like we did, or a quiet dinner for a couple on date night. I think it satisfies both quite admirably.
  39. TT

    TracyT

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The vibe was cool. The food was not well seasoned, and the service wasn't great after things got busy. I really wanted to like it more than I did. Maybe it was an off day.
  40. l

    ladolcevitaatlanta

    Atlanta

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A fun, hip place if you’re in the mood for shared light bites, pizza or entrees which included steak, shrimp, short rib, pork, fish or mussels. The pizzas can be shared for two people. We had the Pot Pie pizza, which tasted like it sounds. The Aristocrat with its roasted garlic fig spread was a good choice. Good ingredients. We enjoyed our meal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ember - Saint Simons Island using the Order Online button. Ember - Saint Simons Island also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (912) 434-9384.

Ember - Saint Simons Island is rated 4.6 stars by 547 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Ember - Saint Simons Island

70 Retreat Vlg, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Just off Demere Road. Across from the airport.

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Simons

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Plentiful, lighted, easy, no parking fees.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (912) 434-9384

  • Private party facilities

    We invite you to explore our uniquely ambitious Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Tyler Roberson: (855) 819-1619

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