Ember - Saint Simons Island
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
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The food was excellent and the portions were large. Lamb chops were magnificent, the Caesar salad was incredibly large and very fresh. Nice wine list, and they have a bar attached that has live music. We caught a drink at the bar and it was also very nice, very interesting selection of liquor. The bartender was great, very friendly young man. The only downside at all was our server for our meal.He seemed agitated that we wanted to order each course independently so that we were not rushed, and we had no idea what portion sizes were going to be. We ended up being cared for by the maître d’ who was very nice. It really is a good restaurant with good food, So I would tend to give them a pass. I understand that the pandemic has been particularly tough on the hospitality industry.
Ember was the perfect location for our small business dinner. They went out of their way to reserve a more quiet table in the back for us ahead of time and even added a seat last minute. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted with drink menus. Our server was friendly and prompt and the food was ready quickly. The food was outstanding and there is something for everyone on the menu. Ember has a warm, calm, eclectic modern vibe and I strongly recommend it for any small business dinner event!
The food and service was beyond our expectations.
Fine time had by all
Wonderful, just as great when we ate there last year pre-covid. We’ll be regulars again. Glad the restaurant survived!
While the food and live music was amazing, the vibe from the decor was WAY off! The weird lights behind the curtains and the lit bar countertop as well as the curtains and art in the lounge were so OFF for the food!!!!
Great food & service! Scallops were excellent!!!
Service was uneven. Food was good.
Everything was perfect. The restaurant is beautiful but the first thing I noticed was the beautiful bar counter. I loved the entire vibe. Our waitress was attentive and the food was excellent. The peanut butter pie was exquisite. A perfect evening.
Food and service was excellent. Never felt rushed and have nothing but complements.
Excellent food! We are from out of town. We went two years ago and had a very pleasant experience last time. We remembered it so fondly that we were hoping we weren’t exaggerating it in our heads. We had three apps and two entrees and Ember delivered! Best meal we had in our stay at Sea Island! Highly recommend.
Good place.for a nice evening..
What a wonderful evening we had at Ember. Bailey made sure that everything was perfect. The menu was so interesting, & included great choices for our GF friend. The meal was the best we had in the 3-island area, for sure! We will be back.
As it always is, super. One of our favorites here on St. Simons Island. Great food, great service. We took friends there that had not been there and they loved it.
This was the first time I've ever been there and we will certainly be back. By far the best place to eat on the island!
we enjoyed a delicious dinner with dear friends. Easy to catch up and service was excellent.
We really our enjoyed our dinner here. The Caesar salad was delicious and the meatzilla
flatbread was too. They make an excellent martini as well. We will be returning soon.
Food was exceptional! The beet salad, crispy Brussels sprouts, scallops are amazing.
You must try Ember!
We were not checked on after we placed our order. Food was exceptional but felt ignored. We wanted another drink but no one asked how we were doing.
Perhaps they were short staffed that evening. I will say the food was by far the best we’ve eaten while visiting this area.
Loved the food! Wish they had a few more choices of medium priced Cabernet wines. Great atmosphere. Can't wait to come back!!!!
Always great service and great food. Our favorite spot on the island.
This menu had great potential but everything was over cooked. Lighting was terrible and they seemed to be having some kind of quiz night so it was loud.
We ate here twice while vacationing in the area. Food was delicious. I had the main dish scallops with risotto the first time. When we returned the second time we tried their flat bread/pizzas and grilled romaine Caesar. All delicious. Trivia night on Monday's was a fun addition to our evening.
Eat here can’t go wrong with food. Music was nice enjoyed the happy birthday part
Great appetizers and pizza! Service was fast and friendly!
we had a reservation for 8:00 and waited for 30 minutes to receive a table. the hostess seated walk ins before us despite knowing we were waiting for a reservation. the food was very good, but the service was horrible.
Started with the scampi , so delicious served in a cast-iron serving container yummy garlic butter capers, so good , grilled Caesar salad delicious as well as short rib , so tender he’s still talking about how good it was 3 days later !
Service attentive & friendly. Safe distance in table seating. Gimlet had nice flavor & not overpowering. Shared baked brie & eggrolls for apps, firebreaks & short ribs for main, fried pound cake for dessert. All good!
The drinks, dood and service were excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Ember has a creative menu and the foods we had were well prepared and hot at the table. Their farm to table efforts looked good and the food was tasty. We enjoyed it and would return. There was not much social distancing and people were rather packed into the main dining area.
Great service and very good food. I had the Scallop and risotto dinner and my husband had the shrimp dinner. We plan to go back before we leave St Simon Island.
Fabulous Food and Service. I would highly recommend!
Excellent food - great atmosphere. Tables well separated
Fun place with great flatbread
They were booked so we made a 6:00 reservation. We arrived to discover happy hour unto 6:30 so we both had $3.50 cocktails that were good! We had our meal with the house Pinot Nour that was also good. So recommend you book during Happy Hour for drinks then happy to splurge on the entree
We chose this restaurant because it had a nice menu. And the food did not disappoint. Delicious beet salad, scallops, fire bread! However, the waiter was terrible. He only checked on us during the appetizer course and did not come back until after we had finished the main course. We both wanted another glass of wine and additional utensils but could never catch his attention. The restaurant was busy and they appeared to be short staffed but he could have at least acknowledged the lack of his attention and apologized. No matter how good the food is, quality service is so important.
Great experience! Unique menu offering. Cool electric decor.
Great food !! Service was fantastic!
Best place on St. Simons Island. Hallard's would be my second choice. The Sea Grill has gone tourist. Expensive but lost its value.
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 300 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.