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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

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (65)
Special Occasion (65)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
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Romantic (50)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Business Meals (37)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Worth the Drive (33)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Bar Seating (26)
Cozy (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Happy Hour (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (13)
Casual (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Healthy (8)
Authentic (7)
Disabled Access (7)
People Watching (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great Beer (5)
Seasonal (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We found out we're not 32oz ribeye folks but, thoroughly enjoyed the experience!!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing food! The services was terrific. What an amazing server Traci was so polite and just a pleasure. I would definitely recommend Embers to other people. Shear joy for a nice dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Absolutely wonderful waitperson. Sophia was delightful, and attentive, but not overbearing. She made polite conversation...and smiled everytime she came to our table. The food was delicious, and just the right portion for us to enjoy all three courses. The wine was a bit too small a pour, the cocktail was fine. Thanks for the complimentary coffee with our delicious desserts.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We enjoy going to Embers so much. The dining experience is always wonderful. Our waiter was attentive and timed the delivery of each order perfectly, giving time to enjoy our food and conversation. I highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 28, 2017

exceptional food great table service the ambiance was great overall It was quite enjoyable

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent service, great wine by the glass, perfectly cooked filet mignon, lots of options à la carte....just loved our visit

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 25, 2017

At first this was our "Special Night Out" place but now we look for special thing to celebrate or no reason at all... Food is superb.. Restaurant is beautiful & the staff is friendly...

We have latched on to Ali... She is wonderful! We ask for her station every time we go.. She is efficient, personable & professional... Can't say enough good about her!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Embers never disappoints. Food is great, service friendly. Particularly recommend the Dover Sole, excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This place is always amazing. Wed night half off sushi, awesome happy hour everyday 4 to 6. Amazing staff. Amazing food. 5 stars.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I decided to give Embers a try for our anniversary dinner after finding a groupon for the restaurant. The food was absolutely amazing. We had the seasonal salad, filet mignon (mine with blue cheese crust, medium well and his with charred onions, medium rare) and both were cooked to perfection. We both had 2 drinks (beer and cocktails) and we split our sides which were mac and cheese (the BEST I have ever had) and grilled asparagus. We finished with the Oreo stuff donuts for dessert (seriously life changing!! And each donut was larger than my fist).

My husband and I were both blown away with how delicious our food was. The service was perfect. The ambiance was visually appealing but the noise level was very loud for the first half of our meal. We had a hard time hearing each other and our server. After 30 minutes or so the restaurant started to clear out some and the noice level was much more quiet and the overall feel was much more enjoyable (around 8:30). Our bill was around $172 before Groupon discount and our tip, so while we intend to return, it will definitely be a place for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Always a tremendous meal. Such a great menu. And the food is amazing, service exceptional !

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Date night for us (married with 4 kids). Ambiance was perfect, food great and our waiter STAN provided 5 star service! Thank you!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

dinner was very good. Dessert was very, very small for the price paid!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Service was perfect and the food was amazing. We always have a great time at Embers.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 15, 2017

There's something different about the way you get treated in a high class steak joint, as opposed to any other kind of restaurant. And Embers nails it. They backed it up with an amazing filet (go for the 8oz at least, I was just getting warmed up 6oz in.) I'm going back as soon as I can! I hope Stan is working when I do.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

First time there, upon recommendation from a friend. Richard our server was outstanding. My boyfriend had a wonderful surprise birthday dinner there!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Consistently good, but not great. I'm always pleased with Embers but it's never "wow'd" me. I find it to be well above average but never excellent. As much as I want them to be great, I feel that I've had much better experiences at other steakhouses and fine dining destinations around Cincinnati.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Celebrated our 25 yr anniversary and our experience was excellent In all categories!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My husband and I went to Embers for our anniversary and had an absolutely fabulous experience! Attentive wait staff (but not overly attentive). Everything we ate and drank was excellent and very creative. We even got a free dessert because it was our anniversary. So nice. Very enjoyable meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We were celebrating an anniversary. The service was very attentive but we were given plenty of time to enjoy the wine and and make our food selections. The meal was outstanding and the deserts were delicious. We will certainly return

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 6, 2017

great food and service

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Everything about our meal was wonderful. Salad, sushi, main courses & sides. We ate every last drop!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 5, 2017

We have dine before at Embers and was happy with our choice this last visit was great

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Service was great. Food was great. Fantastic atmosphere. Waiter was very attentive and even gave us a free desert for our special occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Dinner with friends. Staff was very attentive and service was excellent. Food was very good. Pricey.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Embers has great food, especially the jumbo shrimp cocktail, salmon, scallops, any great beef selections. If you like sushi, they have many to choose from. Service is professional without being interrupting.
The atmosphere is warm nice wood walls with cozy booth or table seating. I would recommend Embers, either for a special occasion, or a casual meal in the bar area. Parking is convenient, and valet service is available. Enjoy, as we have.

Tags: Great Beer, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Our waiter Robert was awesome. He was helpful with the menu, offerd suggestions and mafe sure we enjoyed ourselves

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We really enjoyed ourselves. Great service from all. Warm atmosphere. Can't say enough about the food.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our server was attentive without being overbearing. We were not rushed in anyway. He congratulated us on our anniversary, so I know he had to have seen our comments as to why we were there. Overall a very nice evening together because of the Ember's Staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Embers is without question our favorite Restaurant. Service is always above and beyond, the food is amazing, always offering new and seasonal fresh options. My husband and I were celebrating a special accomplishent and Michael sent a fabulous fresh desert to share we did not expect it but certainly appreciated the gift. Thank you for being exrordinary!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I found our fish entrees to be overcooked and disappointing.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Stan is the best!!!!!

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Enjoyed the salmon and the halibut. Atmosphere was comfortable and not ostentatious. Waiter was very accommodating and knowledgeable. Service staff very friendly and attentive - one of the best crews I've experienced. Plan to go back to try a beef dish.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent meal and service. Food was outstanding. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

I enjoyed the service most of all here. I made a reservation at 930AM for 745PM. My table wasn't ready until 8PM give or take which I wasn't too happy about. Valet service was great, the scenery and environment was awesome. I enjoyed the service from all the staff. The food was okay. I ordered the $55 steak well done, it was charred more then I liked and my date didn't like the chariness either. The meat was perfect though. Mashed potatoes left much to be desired. The spinach was great and the duck fries grew on me. I would rate my meal 3/5. I came in with a $50 discount LivingSocial voucher and I was charged full price for the meal anyway. My server Jackie apologized and said corrected the mistake I'm currently wait for it to post to my account. I was very happy with how the staff worked together, I like the process and it was a pleasure to speak with Mike who came to our table to check in on us. I'll definitely come back again if there's another LivingSocial voucher deal on the table. Thanks.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Spicy, Live Music
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We were celebrating an anniversary, were seated promptly and the waiter was very good. Food was fabulous - started out with the crab legs, then I had a filet and my husband had the bone-in ribeye. Both wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

There meats are seared chard ( steak and chop ) we orderd

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Salads are great. The steak is probably over rated though. Sushi was also not bad either. Had a good experience overall.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Nobody makes you feel at home... yet special, are the Embers team. From top to bottom they get it.
Its's all in the details and awareness. We are just one of many, but they make us feel like we are #1. A simple thank you .

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Wonderful meal. We took our son and daughter-in-law to celebrate their birthdays. Definitely a good choice as the atmosphere, service and food were all amazing.

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