Embers

4.8
3290 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 3290 people are saying
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RiahW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The waiter was very friendly and it was a nice quiet atmosphere. While I enjoyed most of my food, my date felt it was lacking flavor for the filet mignon, the egg rolls and the fries.

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CarolT
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Embers it was a Date night w/my hubby bar service & table service excellent , food outstanding as well. We even booked a table in a few weeks to take my mom for her 81st bday

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RichT70
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randall was a wonderful waiter. We appreciated his service and humor!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've lived in the Cincinnati area for the past twelve years but had never dined at Embers. Last night was our first time there and I'm kicking myself for not having come sooner.

This place was A...M...A...Z...I...N...G!!! I travel pretty frequently across the country for work and have dined at a number of fine dining establishments. I cannot recall EVER having a better experience at any place ANYWHERE.

The food, customer service, ambiance, attention to detail, etc. was otherworldly. I cannot see anyone who chooses to dine here being disappointed for any reason.

Hats off to our server Kevin and his crew for making our night memorable!!!

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Fran
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

As long time Ember customers, we are sorry to say that last night was somewhat disappointing. My husband & I both ordered the halibut…which was pricey….and were we both felt that it wasn’t up to your usual standards.

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Kitty
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding, we intend to ask for "Randall" the next time we visit! The fillet mignon almost melted in my mouth. And the Chocolate cake DID melt in my mouth!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were seated near the kitchen so a lot of traffic. The noise level was actually fairly good. The lobster bisque, salmon and ribs were excellent.We ordered two plates of halibut in parchment that were not good. The halibut soft soft and bland , the potatoes were mushy. I certainly would recommend not ordering this item.

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Tampabayfanincinci
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good but over priced for what it was the steak was cooked perfectly but no seasoning and we never got a single refill lucky they give u water also when ur seated not worth the price or service won't be going back...this was a first time there also for an anniversary and was ok at best

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vipOutstanding
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Embers is an exceptional steak/fish/sushi restaurant. Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted fantastic. The wait staff was out of this world.

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CatherineD
Toledo
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food, My husband always wants a little bigger size meals. but what we get is amazing.

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CarlsieC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I had filet with baked potatoes and Brussel sprouts.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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viplizabe
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service! Consistent quality. Comfortable atmosphere and modest noise. Great place to go with friends!

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ToniW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was excellent from the moment we pulled up to valet, the check in staff and our waitress. The food was fantastic- it was our first time there.

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Jojo234
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Only rated food at 4 stars as my mom's carrots weren't cooked. Everything else was great, especially dessert.

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vipOhioDad
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Good was great - sat in the bar area - hey management, are you aware that we are in a pandemic? They seated the two of us at the end of a long bench with another table less than two feet away! Besides the pandemic and the need for distancing, we are completely frustrated by how loud it is being so close to others … and, to make it worse, the poor waitress couldn’t even take our order without leaning over the person next to us.

Next time I spend $100 a person for a nice dinner, I plan to go elsewhere.

Too loud, poor seating, terrible ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always excellent service and well prepared dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday was certainly well celebrated by an extremely professional but warm staff.

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vipLazlo
Cincinnati
80 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very welcoming atmosphere in the bar area where we usually eat. The bar menu has nice options and the food is many steps above common bar food. The sushi is wonderful. Shannon does a fantastic job taking orders and conversing with the customers. He always has a smile on his face. The rest of the staff is always willing to step in and lend a hand. The service is great. This is why we keep coming back to Embers.

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AB212
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our waiter Robert!!! He was fabulous!

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vipAntonio
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and perfectly prepared; and the service was impeccable!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was unbelievable. Went for a 25th Anniversary. They even gave us our dessert for free because it was our anniversary.

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vipRonS
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. Always well taken care of by staff. Any thing on the menu (that I have tried so far) is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dessert was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Enjoyed celebrating my wife’s birthday. Food and service were outstanding. They even provided free dessert for the birthday girl!

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vipTacster
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice evening out. Little expensive but overall a solid dinner

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Fullhouse1023
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A last minute reservation led to a wonderful anniversary evening with our first time experience at Embers. Max, our server, was great, very attentive, and extremely knowledgeable about the menu. Terrific evening.

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BobG
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five Star all around. From the bartender who served our before dinner drink, to our waiter, the service and food was perfection!

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marybethonline
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around fantastic evening. Our server Feras was fantastic. Really made our night out wonderful. The food was over-the-top delicious. We both had 8oz filets and shared two sides… just so good. I also had the Saturday evening Sushi special and my husband had the wedge salad. Mouth watering and will definitely be back. We were celebrating a wedding anniversary so we couldn’t have spent it a better way.

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RosieM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blew away our expectations! Robert’s service was impeccable. Food was delicious and presentation beyond 5-Star. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience! We will return for another special occasion.

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vipCindyK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Randall was excellent as was the food.

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DEANGELAN
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the ambiance of Embers! I’m glad that I chose to go for my birthday dinner! Our server was new, but she did a great job making sure we were comfortable and taken care of. The manager also came by and really went above and beyond to make sure our Ember’s experience was perfect. The parking is kind of cramped, but they more than made up for it with the service.

Embers
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you once again for dining with us this past Saturday! We really appreciate you celebrating with us and your patronage. We look forward to seeing you again here soon. Cheers, Manu Hazeley General Manager

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff was personable & helpful. A good balance of being there to see to our needs without hovering.

Embers
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for the words of praise! we look forward to your return visit! Cheers, Manu Hazeley General Manager

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JPalm
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were excellent. Perfect for a special occasion. Parking was ample. Would definitely go again!

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vipKatieS
Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot!

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BettyS
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy a great dinner at Embers! We will be back...

Embers
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thanks for dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again here soon! Cheers, Manu Hazeley General Manager

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vipTDch
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basically a seafood night. Tempura Sea Bass sushi roll as an appetizer. This was very good as usual. Three guest in our party, one had the Sea Bass entrée, the other two each had the Dover Sole prepared sauté Meniere. The entrees were excellent as well. Service was good, not rushed but attentive.

Embers
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for the kind words! WE look forward to hosting your group again soon. Cheers, Manu Hazeley General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service staff!

FAQs

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

Embers is rated 4.8 stars by 3290 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.

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