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About Embers

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.

8170 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Bar Opens Daily at 4pm with Happy Hour
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Galbraith Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 984-8090

Website:
http://www.embersrestaurant.com/

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

Parking Details:
Self parking in front of restaurant. Valet parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Michael Wilp

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Tuesday - Half Price Wine Bottles
Wednesday - Half Price Sushi (bar only)
Thursday - Half Price Bar Menu (bar only)

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Private Dining

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!

Embers Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (81)
Good for a Date (73)
Romantic (59)
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Good for Anniversaries (57)
Good for Birthdays (54)
Business Meals (44)
Quiet Conversation (43)
Cozy (41)
Worth the Drive (35)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Bar Seating (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Good for Groups (25)
Happy Hour (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Fun (15)
Casual (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Healthy (11)
Seasonal (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Authentic (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Disabled Access (5)
People Watching (5)
Great Beer (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious and server was attentive without being pesty. We all enjoyed it and would go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great dinner at Embers for my spouse’s birthday. Food and service were excellent.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and amazing service. Leave room for the stuffed donuts for dessert!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

My husband and I immediately knew after the first time we’d been here that we wanted to celebrate our anniversary here as well. It certainly lived up to our expectations. I adore their signature Flirtini cocktail, which made happy hour that much better (we also ordered some sushi rolls for such a reasonable price). The dinner was absolutely phenomenal, steaks cooked to exactly the temperature we had requested, and our server kindly brought us the Oreo stuffed donuts—our favorite restaurant dessert in honor of our anniversary! It was such a memorable night and I loved the soft Ember lighting. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fun, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Embers is one of our favorite restaurants. The food and service is always impeccable. There are many great choices of food and wine on the menu. It is a little pricey, but good value. We have never had a bad experience there.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2018

While a bit on the pricey side, the food and service will not disappoint. Fun to start in the bar area for a drink and then later head to a table for dinner. If you are fortunate to have Stan as your waiter, he’ll take great care of you.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We give Embers Restaurant our highest rating....the fabulous filet mignon, great fresh wedge lettuce salad and escalloped
potatoes, and fresh bread were all delicious!
Also, the staff including our waiter and hostess were very respectful and friendly!
Finally, the chocolate soufflé and the apple
pie ice cream were awesome! Our New Year’s Eve dinner was fantastic!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of our favorite upscale restaurants. Our food and service was excellent with the exception of the sea bass, very small portion for the price. The restaurant and bar are very nice be it for business or social. They also have great happy hours.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Embers. From the valet greeting us in the fridget temps to our very sweet waitress who was willing to explain everything we were eating. The food was fabulous. We can’t stop talking about our experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was high quality. What made the experience so exceptional though was our server Stan.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a variety of items from the menu and the food, drinks, and service were excellent! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service , excellent food !

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 25, 2017

For a high end establishment competing with Eddie Merlot, Stone Creek and Carlo & Johnny, the service was very poor:

- Waiter was not polished and professional
- No one checked on us during the meal even after we asked him to
- We observed him working a larger table (5 guests) at least 7 times during their meal but ignored us and others
- No visible management anywhere

For ownership: I’d consider a management change and a massive training initiative

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our Christmas Eve dinner was delicious as always but slower than normal in receiving the food. We always request Stan Bowling for our server because he provides great service and is so friendly & attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our first time there. Had a wonderful, Christmas eve meal and great service/waiter.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went for a new tradition of Christmas Eve dinner. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Holiday music was playing. All in all a wonderful experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very very nice!! Excellent food and service. We had two birthdays and dessert was on the house.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was excellent, service was attentive and courteous, atmosphere was dim, romantic and well designed; unfortunately the restaurant was a tad louder than I was hoping.

Overall a fantastic dinner, highly recommended.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Perfect steaks.
Great service, both pace pleasant!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The Caesar salad I had was wilted and looked old The rack of lamb I had looked beautiful but the meat was very tough. I only ate half

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Embers is our first choice for great meals, service , desserts especially the donuts, don't laugh, these are fantastic, the SHRIMP COCKTAIL is outstanding.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Delicious! Steak was perfect and sushi selection awesome. Bar area was hopping and dining room lovely.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Went for my mother in laws birthday. Service by Zach was great! My husband and i Love embers, pricey but always great!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our server Richard was outstanding .
The meal , cocktails and dessert were all exceptional .
Can’t go wrong with steak or sea bass .
Duck fat fries are a decadent treat.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Romantic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent food. Service was disappointing with mistakes on the salad presentations.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The steaks are always high quality. The service was appropriate and timely.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was attentive if not overly so... food was delicious! A busy night and a bit noisy.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Every staff member went above and beyond!!! Excellent food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food great service to celebrate our anniversary

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

There are much better restaurants for the money you would spend here. Just average food. My steak was burnt on the outside (more than just a nice crust) and had no flavor or seasoning. Maybe try to use a little salt and pepper next time? I could have done a better job at home.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We dine at Embers at least once a week, and it’s always the same - outstanding. Service is exceptional and consistent - in large part because the staff keeps notes on our preferences - everything from our favorite tables (we have more than one), to the way we like our steaks prepared, right down to how we like our cocktails.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food, enjoyed the bar area, loved the sushi, my husband had the steak and said it was better than capital grill.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Steaks are always very good. Great service and nice atmosphere. We go there often and highly recommend it

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Had reservations and was sat quickly upon arrival, service and food were great, a little pricey but a good “date” night restaurant.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great food and exceptional service on a consistent basis. What else do you need.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

The evening was very nice with one exception. Our 2 guests ordered steak and when it was delivered - it was well done (not to their liking) Our waitress who was very attentive and good took them back and replaced them. That left the two of us to eat our meal(while hot) in front of our guests. When their food was finally delivered - it was hot and done to their liking as it should have been originally.
As we were celebrating a birthday - out waitress brought out a phenominal dessert.
Our waitress couldn't have been more accommodating. The manager was also - though he gave some excuse when it wasn't necessary to have an excuse.
We usually eat in the bar, but decided to eat in the main dining room for our celebration. For the price, it was a little disappointing not to be wowed immediately.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

The most consistent restaurant in town. You know what to expect and the value is exceptionally good. Keep it up!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Live Sports
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent, as always. We've literally never had a bad meal or poor service at Ember's. This visit was to celebrate my husband's birthday. Embers and our waiter (I believe his name is Stan) made sure everything about our meal and dining experience was perfect. We're always greeted warmly and made to feel special at this restaurant....and the food is perfection. In a day when so many restaurants are struggling to provide consistency, Ember's truly stands out and above the others. We'll continue to look forward to many more meals and special occasions celebrated at Ember's!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Have eaten here many times, but hate to admit I was disappointed in my steak. Did not have much flavor (also it was a Ribeye, and I expect some fat, but was mostly fat). Will know not to order that again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

As always, great beef and service. In fact, our server remembered us. Our table of five all enjoyed our meals. The complimentry dessert for my bday was appreciated. Can't wait for another special occasion to justify the cost of a good meal!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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