Ember - Saint Simons Island

4.8
373 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipJJ4G
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We throughly enjoyed our time. There gluten free flatbreads are some of the best I have had. It also had a nice wine selection too. We will be going again.

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vipJewls457
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious and beautifully plated. The wait staff is knowledgeable and the bartender does a great job. We look forward to dining again when we visit.

JL
vipJanieL
Savannah
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Ember. It's a favorite!

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GeorgeG
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, it was excellent, I especially love the appetizers. One thing, I had a dish with flounder on a bed of rice, etc. The fish was great, but I suggest toning down the bed of rice and stuff. The spices in the rice bed was a bit overpowering.

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GayleS
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very easy to make reservations on Open Table, unlike last time. Very good waiter-Ethan.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Went with a friend for small plates and the food was great. Had a fairly long wait for our food as it was Trivia night but the staff apologized and did not charge for one cocktail.
We do love the menu here as it is creative. Shrimp scampi is so good.

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vipLark3719
Charlotte
83 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed Ember. I had two appetizers for dinner and both were excellent. Place was very busy … a bit noisy but lively and fun. Would definitely visit again.

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Rko2013
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Surprisingly easy to get reservations. This restaurant always provides interesting menu options as they source locally with seasonal offers. Local red fish was well liked and the beer choices numerous. Our server Trey, kept us informed and checked back with us frequently.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Austin in the lounge went up and beyond to make sure we were taken care of.

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staceyh
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Menu labeled with gluten-free options

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great but there was only one waiter working our room and it took over an hour to get our food. Reservation was at 7:45 and I still didn’t have food at 9:15. Would have appreciated an acknowledgment if they were short staffed. Decor was a little outdated.

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PamS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ember was a good choice for a friend and me to have a simple dinner before heading out to ring in the New Year!! The food was good, the drinks delicious, the service was great, and the music was an added bonus. We will definitely be back!

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jodis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Even though there were not a whole lot of choices everything we ordered was wonderful. Portions were large.

JL
vipJanieL
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You all did a great job. Worked with me as our reservations changed even up to the last day as friends got sick, etc. The food and service was great. Ember is one of our favorites on the Island.

JR
JamieR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant on St Simon’s Island! They never disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and presentation were great. Excellent Caesar and the halibut was perfection!

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vipStefanieL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for New Years weekend and chose it because it was one of the few restaurants that had availability. It was the best meal I’ve ever had in St. Simons (and I’ve dined at most of the popular spots). It was such a surprise. We split a fig salad, the shrimp scampi appetizer, had a flatbread pizza and then the halibut. Finished it off with a decadent pound cake dessert. The wood fired grill is central to this restaurant. We practically had to roll out of there, but it was so worth it. Service was great. Atmosphere was nicer than I expected but nothing super special. But go for the food and service above all! Really great - we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My wife’s birthday. Service was excellent but the steaks were slightly over cooked. The side dishes and salads were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff was over the top. Food was excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Love the ambience and lounge feel.

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ShelliN
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed the food, service was excellent. The one thing that would have made our experience better would have been seated in the main dining area. We were a party of 3 and we were seated in the overflow room, which doesn’t have the same atmosphere. I get big parties seated in there, but made my reservation a week ahead.

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DenishaM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just had apps and they all were delicious! Will definitely go back.

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marbar
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy bringing family from out of town who are foodies. So many terrific choices from the starters so had several. Even split two flat bread pizzas and one entree. All selections were excellent.

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marym
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Monday night is Trivia night with Jeff, great fun, great food, noise level probably unacceptable for those wanting a quiet dining experience.

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JaneA
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was delicious. Beautiful lighted bar and fun to watch the pizza oven, which is not hidden in the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Date night pre-surgery for my husband. Night out kid free. The food was excellent! Service was decent— table was small. Servers were inattentive which may be another sad COVID reality. Overall, good experience. Will look for something more intimate for our next special occasion .

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vipDowright42
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Efficient & friendly service. Good drinks. Halibut & scallops excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
23 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always outstanding and interesting. A delightful dinner.

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vipTherisa
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Before dinner drinks at Mas was the perfect start to a wonderful evening

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vipJULIEL
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Really a treat to enjoy your food! Brie, fig salad, beet salad, lamb lollipops, margarita pizza yum!

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vipSusieQ
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ember is in our regular rotation as we are locals who eat dinner out 2 to 3 times a week. We were very pleased with our food and we’re particularly happy to see some new menu items. We are big fans of the flatbreads. Since we are not thrilled with the quality of the pizza on our little island, we love Ember when we need a pizza fix.

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Chris
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time with great food and top notch service. The hidden gem of the island.

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John
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First time at Ember. The food was truly outstanding. Ambiance was nice — but again food was fabulous. So glad we went!

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GeorgeG
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ember and everyone we take there to dine does as well. This time they had a couple of new appetizers. One was fantastic, it was mushrooms stuffed with ground lamb on a bed of arugula and feta cheese.

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SharonG
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first meal at Ember and, believe me, I'll be back! The menu was varied and inventive. I chose the lamb chop starter as entree, and my friend had the fig salad to start and Shrimp with cumin rice as entree. Portions were generous and the food delicious, with a bright, fresh taste. Highly recommend!

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VickiUCF
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. Our reservation happened to be on Trivia night which we weren’t aware of but the restaurant called to ask if we were participating. Since we were not plus we had guests they seated us in separate room. Very thoughtful!! There was no noise distraction and we and our guests had a perfect evening!

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passingthru
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu! Everything was cooked perfectly. We began our evening at the bar for a couple glasses of wine. Bailey is an excellent bartender and conversationist. If you're in St. Simons or Jekyll, I would highly recommend Ember.

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Chase
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Every good food and service. Great atmosphere

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vipIslandGirl
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I always enjoy Ember's food and was craving the baked Brie. It did not disappoint. Neither did the Meatzilla pizza or the Caesar salad. What did disappoint was the service. Giancarlo barely had time for us. I've had him as a server before and he was good, but not this night. I think it's the way the tables were assigned. Most of his tables were in the other room; ours was in the main dining room. So he spent most of his time in the other room. I couldn't get a refill on my drink, after he dropped our food he never checked on us once, we had to chase him down to get and pay our check. It was very disappointing. Please consider assigning servers sections instead of assigning tables as servers are up. The service suffered badly.

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GailS
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy Ember!

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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 4.8 stars by 373 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.