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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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Wonderful food and service. Everyone pays attention to the details and it as great.
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!
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.
Good food, good service, good value. Very convenient location
Great food and a fun atmosphere. Trivia night was a blast.
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.
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.
Excellent flavorful food and great service!
loved the Caesar salad! Nice atmosphere, will definitely go back!
Really love this place. The new chef is fantastic & kept the quality level high! Love to eat here when I’m on SSI
Everything was outstanding. Most likely one of the best meals we’ve ever had!!
We came for Trivia night and had a blast! The staff was friendly, and very prompt. Will definitely return soon!
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.
First time at Ember & won’t be our last! I want to try everything on the menu. It was phenomenal!!!
Amazing service and food!
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.
Loved the decor and the room in the back for quieter conversations with our friends. The food was excellent in quality and presentation. Also, the Caesar was fantastic as was the scallops with risotto. We will definitely return when in town. A fabulous find for sure!
Very pleasant. The Cuban pizza was outstanding!
In for vaca and took the fam - Go here - you won’t be disappointed!
The waiter was very attentive. I had the Fraser salad and pizza. The experience was fabulous
Love coming here when I visit SSI. It’s a great place for a great meal
Had a fantastic time celebrating a birthday! All the food was excellent and the service was amazing. I will absolutely be back!!
Service was so so. Asked to order apps and entrees at same time. Food was okay but overpriced.
We really enjoyed our meatzilla pizza, tasty & filling. Had to try the Eula Mae, excellent!! We shared both & it fed 2 seniors. We would definitely recommend Ember and will revisit on our next trip to the area 👌
We really enjoy eating at Ember and recommend it to anyone that asks about SSI restaurants. The food and cocktails are excellent and the service is great. It’s got a great vibe and is just a fun place to be.
Did not feel very welcome by hostess nor server . Food was very good but service not so good . Won’t be going back .
We actually liked the food very much but it was just over the top! My daughter and I both had the scallops and they were delicious over risotto which was also very good, but they also had roasted cauliflower, red peppers, and a bunch of other vegetables with a huge drizzle of balsamic and all the flavors were fighting each other! SIMPILFY !!!! Also a friend had the vegetarian pasta and the same thing! She could hardly even find her pasta which was supposed to be the main ingredient. Again I say to the chef, SIMPILFY your dishes and put together things that do not fight one another and it would be amazing!
Yum Yum Yum! Started with the grilled Caesar salad and shrimp scampi. Both fantastic. My husband had the steak special which he loved and I had the scallops. Our food could not have been better.
The food was wonderful, the atmosphere was fun, and the service was top-notched! We will definitely be back!
Food is very, very good. Restaurant atmosphere is not as good as the food. Still, it's a nice evening and certainly a solid choice for a nice evening.
Wonderful food and service, as usual. Please keep rotating new dishes.
If you love salt, you will love this place. All food is covered in salt even the bread. We were unable to eat the food. My Caesar lettuce was placed on a grill, this made the lettuce very soggy. Pretty disappointed unfortunately.
Great food and service, best pound cake ever!
Great food with a very unique and varied menu. Something for everyone, I would highly recommend eating here.
All around good experience. Got us right to our table when our reservations were due.
Lots of options for both the meat lovers and vegetarian! Loved their wine selection as well.
Incredible staff and service! Tried several appetizers and entrees, all excellent!
Great food and drinks. My only complaint was the waitress kept insisting that we ordered all out appetizers and entrees at the same time. I just wanted to order a drink and appetizer while I looked at the menu. No reason to rush a special occasion date night.
Everything was wonderful!
So good!! We had great service and the food was delicious! I’m so glad to have a new favorite restaurant in SSI!
Excellent menu selection along with appropriate and attentive service. Personal touch even with masks and social distancing. We had a lovely evening dinner and will be back soon.
Ember - Saint Simons Island offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (912) 434-9384.
Ember - Saint Simons Island is rated 4.6 stars by 200 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.