Ember - Saint Simons Island

4.7
227 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 227 people are saying
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GeorgeG
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
13 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
4 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
4 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
3 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
11 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
1 review
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
Nashville
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.

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DawgMan
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, good value. Very convenient location

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a fun atmosphere. Trivia night was a blast.

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vipBillH
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I've been to Ember several times. It is usually a very good experience. This time was marginal.

The first table where we were seated was cold. The air conditioning unit was blowing the menus off the table. We were moved to a second table and the server dropped and broke one of the water glasses as she set up the new table, keeping us standing several minutes as it was cleaned.

Aside from that, all the service staff was appropriately masked and they were quite professional. In the kitchen and the pizza oven, however, no one had masks. No one preparing the food at Ember wore face masks.

The grilled Cesar wan't grilled, or if it was, far far less than it had been on prior visits. The grilled Cesar had been an Ember calling card. We bring out-of-town guests to sample it. It was still good but it wasn't grilled.

Finally, the risotto was tasteless mush. The scallops were tasty and perfectly prepared. Everything else on the dish was terrific.

So, this was a disappointing visit to a normally excellent restaurant.

Ember - Saint Simons Island
Responded on August 29, 2020

We greatly appreciate your patronage. The Caesar is considered a favorite and we easily would've sent out another to satisfy your desire if this were communicated. Due to seating restrictions we likely had no other tables available for you to move to while cleaning. We do apologize for the momentary inconvenience. Kemp's latest restaurant guidelines require masks only for staff who interact with the patrons. Please continue to dine with us & your timely feed back is much appreciated! Thanks.

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vipAliceL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent flavorful food and great service!

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KellyP
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the Caesar salad! Nice atmosphere, will definitely go back!

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vipSusanF
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love this place. The new chef is fantastic & kept the quality level high! Love to eat here when I’m on SSI

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Most likely one of the best meals we’ve ever had!!

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LaurenM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Trivia night and had a blast! The staff was friendly, and very prompt. Will definitely return soon!

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DanW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent and our waitress was great and made helpful suggestions. Wish you were closer to Atlanta but will definitely visit when in SSI again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time at Ember & won’t be our last! I want to try everything on the menu. It was phenomenal!!!

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DisneyMom
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, and the infused cocktails were unique. The staff was very accommodating to our every need. We really enjoyed ourselves. We definitely will return.

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 227 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.