Ember - Saint Simons Island

4.7
238 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 238 people are saying
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vipArd4
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had a 7:15 rsv. Arrived at 7. Seated another party that arrived after we had been waiting for 30 mins before us. Service slow. Caesar salad delicious. Scallops over cooked pizza looked good.

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vipTimA
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Polenta was cold and tasteless No caramelization on the scallops at all and were full of sand. Ruined some nice U-10 scallops.
When asked by the Server how dinner was I answered “Fair”. His response was “Awesome”.

That sums up the entire attitude of a poorly run establishment.

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and reasonable prices. Will definitely be going back

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CarlaH
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Ember , great everything!

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Yellowjacket
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We started with the lamb lollipops and this was the best dish of the meal. The lamb was wonderful med rare and the rice was delicious. My husband had a ribeye with an egg on it which was very tasty. I had a seared scallops main over rice with asparagus. The scallops were cooked perfectly, the rice was ok not as flavorful as I expected.
Service was good. Overall a very good meal but if they get back to full capacity, table spacing will be very close and not nearly as enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Food was amazing and presented perfectly. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bailey was the best

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CaseyN
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! Loved the menu and the service was great! Beautiful and comfortable inside too!

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LasoKeys
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Great service. Don't miss the roasted brussel sprouts!

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vipDave1966
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious shrimp scampi and flatbread! Great service too!

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JMSTWO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Cocktails were done correctly ( we gave specific instructions ) and excellent. Grilled romaine Caesar salads ( two) were soggy, old lettuce was used and not grilled correctly. Lamb lollipops were very good ( two orders) , cooked to correct temp., egg roll mediocre, gyro pizza very tasty and nicely prepared . Service very good. Avoid trivia night if you want a quiet ambiance.

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GeorgeG
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ember has become one of our favorite restaurants in the Golden Isles. They have great dining, service and the food is fresh and healthy.

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TheVille73
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Food was delicious, but the service wasn’t great. If you are worried about COVID precautions, this is not the place to go.

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BreannaA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was awesome and provided excellent service. The food was great. We had a wonderful time.

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JohnE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very nicely surprised at the level of the food and the unique atmosphere at this restaurant. Opted to go here for our New Years Eve Dinner and we were not disappointed at all. Cocktails were well made and the appetizers and entrees were outstanding!

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vipMikeW
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Reserve for at least 4 people...a 2 top is like a bistro table!

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SavannahF
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing. We split many appetizers and they were all delicious. Great food and really nice atmosphere.

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RonH
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made our reservations easily online. Once we arrived the hostess gave us a warm greeting on a chilly night. We were seated immediately and placed our drink and appetizer order with our friendly waiter. Chicharrones came out hot and sizzling and the jalapeño vinegar was perfect. Meatzilla fire bread and lollipop lamp chops were perfect! Thanks for a great meal and wonderful dining experience!

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CarlaH
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meals at Ember. Our waiter was great!

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where2eatnext
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unique and delicious menu

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday! Food was amazing! Plus they have happy hour!! We will be back!

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Spike
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable experience. The food, atmosphere, service and total experience was amazing. Highly recommend as a great place to relax and treat yourself to a wonderful culinary indulgence.

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vipLoriH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was good & choices were varied. Service was good but not great. Food came out super fast so we felt relatively rushed and would lead one to suspect not cooked to order. 🤷‍♀️

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vipSydneyM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Had the baked brie as an appetizer and the scallops for dinner. Wonderful!

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BethE
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb lollipops were delicious. The beet salad rivals the best I’ve eaten. The shrimp and grits were a unique and scrumptious dish. The service was off the charts excellent. Alex was attentive and charming. Our first trip but definitely not our last!

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AmeliaDiner2015
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a 50th birthday at Ember. The service was excellent and the menu provided options for all of our "picky" eaters. We had the brie and the flatbread pizza with lamb for appetizers and both were outstanding. The scallops were amazing as well. Dessert of short break with berries was also incredible. Highly recommend this place!

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WrennK
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ember is my favorite restaurant on St. Simons. Between the food, the atmosphere, the service and the drink menu, there is nothing left to be desired. There is something on the menu for everyone and it all tastes amazing. I absolutely recommend Ember to everyone I know!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Everything was just, OK.

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KellyS
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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LynneEllen
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was fabulous! We decided to get an appetizer, salad, and an entree and split it. We had the grilled Caesar Salad fantastic. Then shrimp scampi appetizer with bread with the Steak entree. The garlic sauce on top of the steak was to die for!!!

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BelindaM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My husband and I enjoy going here for a nice date night. The scallop dish is amazing and very filling. We get the gyro fire bread for an appetizer (dont let the lamb scare you away..its not to gamy) I get a cocktail called HAKUNA PLUMTATA ...its very refreshing.

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vipSouthernGal2TheMax
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the appetizers. I wish the menu felt more united instead of a hodgepodge of selections. The best margarita—jalapeño and cucumber. Divine. Service was stellar.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Wine is way overpriced. $12 bottle of wine is $50 here. Waitstaff needs better training for finer dining, and should know how to open and pour wine. Hard to understand what they're saying with their masks clinched so tight. Entrees came out at different times and we were only two. Beet salad was very good. Scallop and vegetarian entrees were too busy and unsuccessful. Nice ambiance though.

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JoshuaW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dine in experience, but we enjoyed the food & atmosphere! Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great setting with impeccable food.

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vipVariations
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our second trip to Ember and it was equally enjoyable. The specials are always tantalizing and the menu has good variety. We will be back!

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BrookeJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My friends and I split 4 appetizers and 2 desserts and it was the perfect way to dine! We were able to experience a little taste of everything. The eggrolls were my favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My spouse and I capped off a weeks vacation on St Simons by choosing to dine at Ember. We liked the looks of the menu and the ambience and Ember did not disappoint. Our server was helpful and professional. We started with three appetizers. The lamb chops were a stand out. We loved the Cuban Flat bread and the Peanut Butter Pie was just what we hoped; creamy light and with lots of peanut butter flavor. I will recommend this place and hope to return.

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vipCcprince
Jacksonville
30 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Everyone pays attention to the details and it as great.

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LoniS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool place-nice bar and several rooms one has music! Food was fantastic. Martinis were great. Had a happy hour special too. Small plates were also fun to try different things. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipCindyA
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved this farm to table restaurant. Started off with the Chicherones. They were delicious, nice and crunchy and flavorful. We each had a pizza (or “fire bread” as the restaurant calls it). I had the veggie and my boyfriend had the meat lovers pizza. They were both very good. I had the Eula Mae for dessert, which is a slice of pound cake sautéed in butter. Wow! It was delicious. It’s served with a little (ask for extra) whipped cream and some berries. Worth the calories! We would definitely go back.

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 4.7 stars by 238 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.