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Embers

4.7
4.7
3748 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Opened in the spring of 2004, Embers is a contemporary American Steakhouse with a twist. Classic Steakhouse offerings along with complete selections of seafood & sushi are available in a warm inviting atmosphere.

Embers, as the name implies, evokes the warmth and comfort of a glowing fire; from the stacked-stone torch and gas lanterns outside to the glowing candles within. Black & White photographs of Cincinnati landmarks and celebrities create a sense of history and place, while large oil canvasses and vibrant floral arrangements punctuate the rooms with color.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 59 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 984-8090

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    CHASE BLOWERS

  • Private party facilities

    Embers has private dining spaces conducive for business events and intimate social gatherings. Featuring state of the art audio visual equipment, a unique wine list and mouthwatering steaks, seafood and sushi, Embers is the perfect location to host your next large group gathering!

  • Private party contact

    Melissa McKenna: (855) 409-3104

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    Galbraith Road

  • Parking details

    Self parking in front of restaurant. Valet parking also available.

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment on Saturday's in the bar. 7:30pm-11:00pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,748 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. j

    john

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always dependable
  2. 2

    2greattimes

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister in law’s birthday! Everything was perfect great service and delicious food.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    11th Anniversary - We had a personal emergency just an hour before dinner, but they worked with us to still get us in that night. That was so nice.
  4. FI

    FrenchatItsbest

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner and service in greater Cincinnati !
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a beautiful atmosphere and great service
  6. d

    ddoug

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family always enjoys our Sunday night dinners at Embers. From 2 year old to 12 year old to grandparents, there's something delicious to eat and the staff gives special attention to all of us. The ambiance is always welcoming but on a cold rainy or snowy night it is especially inviting and cozy. For sushi lovers there's always an amazing special. Fish, steak, pasta, veggie delights...there are no choices that will disappoint. From the greeting at the door to the last Thank You, you will feel like you made some new friends that truly want to see you again.
  7. DM

    DaveM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service excellent only noise level was too high. Could not hear across our table.
  8. KG

    KG03

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I asked for my steak to be cooked medium and it was way overcooked and dry. Hardly a trace of pink even in the thickest part. Our friend had the same issue. Then they forgot to bring out our mushrooms. Two of our other guests had leftovers and they put them together in the same container and so only one of them took it home. Definitely not worthy of the price they charge. We won't be back.
  9. CC

    ConniC

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Robert is THE BEST waiter ever! Made our dinner fun and provided us with an excellent dinner experience.
  10. TW

    TeresaW

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We come here often and this visit was disappointing. I always get the sole and the price has increased quite a bit. The fish had a strange aftertaste. Almost like cleaner. My sons steak was cooked well done instead of medium plus. I would expect a place known for steak can cook it correctly. The dish comes with gnocchi, but you only get 5 and you get 50 onions. Seriously? I think we’ll wait a long while before returning.
  11. SO

    SheriO

    Cincinnati

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Embers never disappoints! One of my favorite places to go - for an occasion or just for fun. We had sea bass & steak that were cooked to perfection & delicious.
  12. PK

    PatrickK

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was perfect. Steak cooked to perfection and the sushi was amazing and a great value. Will definitely be back
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Embers is always exceptional! The 8oz filets and Boursin potatoes au gratin are delicious!! Michelle, our server, was perfection. She was engaging and attentive. Embers is our go to for dining par excellence!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ian is the best waiter we ever had
  15. w

    watlo

    Cincinnati

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb. We we’re celebrating birthday’s The filet mignon special melted in your mouth. We received excellent advice regarding our wine for both appetizers and entrees. Service was immediate but not overbearing. We’ll return!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our group of 4 came for an early dinner. Warm, attentive staff provided wonderful service. 3 of us ate steaks and the other main was gibs. The steaks are simply the best…and the ribs disappeared as well. If you haven’t been here, you should go.
  17. CA

    CASB

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Embers is consistently a top restaurant! The food is always A+. Courtney, our server, was fabulous! She was attentive, kind, helpful and made our evening great! John Z. and his staff ALWAYS make dining there a treat! Thank you!
  18. NN

    NNN29

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came in for my boyfriend’s birthday and had a fantastic evening. From the ambiance, the food, the service…everything is excellent.
  19. G

    Gally

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience with great food and service.
  20. GO

    GOBUCKS81

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic as was the service . I've been here a few times and it never disappoints.
  21. E

    Ebeth

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to visit if you are celebrating an Anniversary or Birthday.
  22. SQ

    SusQ

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious and service fabulous. The sound level was extreme in the bar last night. We’ll have to try it again to see if we just had too many “loud talkers” nearby.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. We prefer the bar area. The food is great, the servers are super nice. I have had in other instances bad experience with ordering food that was not great like the Lobster at this restaurant is dry and chewy. One time they had some strange black pasta that was impossible to eat and thank God is not part of the menu any longer. The sushi at this restaurant is really good, saladas and soups are great.
  24. S

    Sherri

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always have a great meal- this is the first time the steak was tough.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly fantastic. The steak, sushi and sides were great and my wife thoroughly enjoyed her scallops and risotto special.
  26. M

    Marybeth

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we entered Ember’s our experience was outstanding! Service was excellent food perfect. Made our special occasion one to remember! Thanks
  27. SR

    SusanR

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service is always great but we usually sit at a high top in the bar which was fine before. They have added tables in the area along the wall so that you are practically sitting on the lap of the people next to you. Not so good.
  28. l

    lynm

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We typicaaly love Embers but last night was extremely slow. We didn't even order big entrees, simply salads, rolls and burgers. Not typically complainers, which we didn't but we left second guessing our next return. Disappointed this time!
  29. D

    Darlyne

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My significant other chose Embers to celebrate my birthday on Jan. 5. It was our third time eating at Embers and was a great experience. The crab cake appetizer was yummy. My filet was cooked to (rare) perfection and the scalloped potatoes were delicious. As my dessert birthday treat, I was offered any dessert on the menu. I chose gelato. It was delicious! Our server was friendly and very helpful.
  30. WC

    WC4472

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with good attention for my wife's birthday. She was very pleased to find a Dover Sole on menu. Noise levels in restaurant were perfectly acceptable and isolated from noisy bar area.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taking a moment to reflect on the beginning of the second semester as a senior at Saint Ursula with our daughter. Had a wonderful meal and an exceptional server. Wish I could recall her name because she was impeccable. And the filet mignon and potatoes with Boursin cheese were delicious.
  32. S

    Stevebucknut

    Cincinnati

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Embers was awesome! Had not been there for a few year and they were open on New Years Day. Robert was a fantastic server (recommend asking for him!) - food was wonderful - dining room had tremendous character! Can’t wait to go back!
  33. w

    williamm

    Cincinnati

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance was amazing!!!!
  34. VJ

    VenitaJ

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steaks were D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! Finally, a Cincinnati restaurant that prepares tasty steaks the way my dad, that best steak preparer in Cincinnati, prepared them.
  35. TC

    TakishaC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    Everything was extremely under cooked. My lobster was under cooked, my husband pork chop was raw, my aunt medium steak was rare, and my uncle salmon wasn't cooked all the way through.
  36. TT

    TanyaT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great NYE dinner. First time diners at Embers. We will be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was fantastic!! Unfortunately it took over an hour to get our food which was disappointing but it was New Years Eve. We will definitely be back!
  38. SS

    SteveS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. We enjoyed interaction with Max. Food was excellent. Filet's were very tender. Sea Bass was excellent and filling.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve
  40. ST

    SusanT

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an excellent meal with wonderful service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Embers offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 984-8090.

Embers is rated 4.7 stars by 3748 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 59 times today
Google Map for Embers

8170 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Galbraith Road

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking in front of restaurant. Valet parking also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    CHASE BLOWERS

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment on Saturday's in the bar. 7:30pm-11:00pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 984-8090

  • Private party facilities

    Embers has private dining spaces conducive for business events and intimate social gatherings. Featuring state of the art audio visual equipment, a unique wine list and mouthwatering steaks, seafood and sushi, Embers is the perfect location to host your next large group gathering!

  • Private party contact

    Melissa McKenna: (855) 409-3104

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