Embers

4.8
3327 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 3327 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I try to be understanding with any service industry these days. The food is exceptional, no issues at all but don’t be in a hurry if you go. We had to flag down a buss person almost every time we wanted service. Maybe the waiter was the issue because things came promptly once ordered. I would recommend the restaurant but ask to avoid Patrick’s station

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KentK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time diners celebrating our anniversary. Food was amazing and our waiter Kevin was phenomenal. We’ll be back! Thank you for a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place, food and service excellent

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vipCincyfood
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great service, great everything, great Bar also
I had the lobster tail, i usually will not get them anywhere as they are not prepared well
And end up chewy and just not a great dish.
Embers was excellent, succulent and great flavor and just melted.

Try it!!!

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vipAntonio
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and our server Nick was outstanding.

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sketty
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and ate from the bar menu. We enjoy doing that. Our bartender was professional and engaging. We love the happy hour!

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Carrie
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Embers was amazing! My husband and I went there for date night and it was perfect. Tayloranne was amazing and went above and beyond! We will definitely be going back!

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vipKevinS
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our meal was very good overall. I have only had sushi and salad here but the sushi quality is outstanding. I like the breadth and uniqueness of the sushi menu and the taste is awesome. We were in the bar area and the service there was great. The prices are very high overall. The food and execution are good so I don't think it is a bad value but the prices are very high. I think you have to either want sushi or a very large and expensive serving of meat to appreciate the restaurant but if you do then this is a nice option.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating the life of my father. Great service and great food. Exceptional and will be back!

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vipJennyB
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

The drinks are delicious, my husband loves the fig Manhattan and I really enjoyed the flirtini. The chicken spring rolls are crispy and fresh. We both had a filet. I had the pan seared 6 oz, really tasty. My husband had the 8oz. Mine was better. The au gratin potatoes were prepared perfectly. 😋

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JohnR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very tasty dinner on our anniversary night. Thanks

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vipSouthLoopFan
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service!! Thanks for a fabulous dinner celebration. Would recommend for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and experience

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Dinner very good!

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Coach
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 3rd consecutive year the family celebrated Thanksgiving at Embers.
I think this says it all for the 5 star rating.

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MarleneN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Our server was friendly and efficient. My only complaint was that I had to fish the green beans out of my lovely sweet potatoes.

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vipMaggie
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Thanksgiving dinner, our reservation was honored right on time. We had a seasoned waiter who was spot on with his service. Great evening!

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nadinei
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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LarryF
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the second time we've dined at Embers for Thanksgiving and it was excellent both times. We will, for sure, be back next year.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a solid place with 100% reliability on every aspect of an excellent dining experience. Phenomenal staff : start to finish.
Have been in several times and it’s always the same : excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, outstanding service! Will be back!!!!

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vipsarap
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server & great food & wine

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vipgmij
Cincinnati
107 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been there numerous times and never fails to impress, all around.

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vipKaren
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this restaurant for a soup and sushi dinner. Their other dishes are good, but this lighter choice makes it an easier choice for us for a casual weeknight treat

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining, and excellent across the board from being seated promptly to the order being taken immediately and the quality of the food. I will always recommend Embers the ambiance was a plus. Our waiter was knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. I did try sushi for the first time here and I wouldn’t get it anywhere else now. Thank you Embers.

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michellep
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband’s birthday dinner could not have been better! The food was amazing, the service impeccable. Our favorites: entree: filet, side: mushroom risotto, donuts for dessert!!

We have been here many times and always have an outstanding experience!!

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vipGeorge
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent restaurant. Very consistent. Service like most places has slipped.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great friends, great conversation

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Greateats
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi and steak and service as always.

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vipKenwood
Cincinnati
121 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We, like a few other couples in the bar, had tickets to an early show downtown last evening. The wait staff bent over backwards to accommodate us. Nice work!!!
And the food was great as always.

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ThomasJ
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, wonderful selection, and the staff was personable, knowledgeable, and helpful. We will definitely be back.

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vipJoshS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience. Food and service are exemplary. Cocktails are solid and killer sushi!!!

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BryanC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Samantha, was amazing and very helpful navigating the menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service never introduced herself and seemed in a hurry and didnt want to take the time to be friendly.

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JoeN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi special was incredible. We both ordered the strip steak (rare), and they were perfectly prepared. In addition, the sides we ordered (grilled asparagus and duck fat fries) were off the hook delicious and were enough for four people. Our waitress, Michelle, was a true professional who made my wife's birthday truly memorable.

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vipJulie
Cincinnati
48 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Thank you!

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vipTony
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rob was our server and was excellent. Food was great.

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BarbiS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our evening atEmbers. Menu selection plentiful, food excellent, service was very personable. We will return!

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MarianneT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great food. Loved this restaurant.

JT
vipJeffTheFoodie
Cincinnati
84 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful as always. Robert took great care of us. Loved the Amish Chicken!

FAQs

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

Embers is rated 4.8 stars by 3327 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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