Embers

4.7
3081 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 3081 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWorkingmom1
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Great service! Great sushi!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Dinner was great just service was slower than normal getting our food. We were there for over 2.45hrs. We will be back could just have been a staffing issue I. The kitchen that nite

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1chicchef
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Always my favorite place , but this time some of the guest's did suggest possibility of some place else next outing. First time I have ever heard that . I was surprised.
I mean one out of 100 so so experiences isn't enough to make me change . I'm pulling for embers next rip too. Might be dining alone :) .

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vipEtech2
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants and so well run it never lets us down!

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vipMike
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat here when we have a special occasion . This was our 49th anniversary . they did not disappoint.

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MakenzieM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Just as good if not better than Jeff Ruby’s!

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NLTDean
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our waiter went above and beyond to make up for a kitchen that was running way behind on food service. That being said, although the food was delicious, it was way overpriced.

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Dion
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Maybe a few more selections on the menu but overall a great place to have a nice dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was awesome as usual. Out server was wonderful & very attentive. Expectations were met like every visit we make to embers. Thank you!

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kate
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our steaks were perfect! The side dishes were just ok. I was a little disappointed with the brussel sprouts as they were not crispy at all. The rest were fine. The service was absolutely perfect.

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GregM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, but a bit pricey.

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CurtisR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfectly prepared and everything tasted amazing!

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PaulaH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food had absolutely no taste. Caesar salad was bland with hardly any dressing. Beet risotto and salmon also very bland, could not taste the balsamic vinaigrette. drizzle. My husband had a different salmon on menu and tasted exactly the same - no flavor.

As for service, we sat for exactly 15 minutes before a waiter came!

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vipJpmonroe
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine. Great food, service and hospitality. Consistently a great place to eat for years.

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scottc
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, live locally and will be back. Excellent service.

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LisaF
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Embers is one of our favs! We'll be visiting again soon!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was great, serving staff was very inexperienced, lots of requests that were forgotten or went unanswered.

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23rdAnniversary
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our Anniversary, the food was delicious and service was excellent!!

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vipLeoL
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly, our server was great, the dinner choices were good.

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vipPattiZ
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Embers!! I truly miss the shrimp and mushroom appetizer though......

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vipSheriO
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite places to eat! Embers never disappoints?

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Food not cooked well

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Disappointed1717
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Just ok. Food was overpriced service not what would be expected for this price level. Trios their sister restaurant would be a better bet.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were were very happy with our visit to Embers, we were celebrating a birthday and we were given a perfect booth to seat our group. The service was excellent, our waitress was knowledgeable and helpful. All of our meals were outstanding and I definitely hope to return.

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vipKrisT
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Feros was our server. He was great. Sushi here is always great

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The steaks were not cooked correctly, mine was cold. the waitress took the sides from my business partner before he was finished, very disappointing since I told him this was the best steak restaurant in Cincinnati

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Benzon
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ambiance! My wife loves it! $$$ worth it. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is amazing. A special thanks to Mike the Manager. Food is top notch. I will be back often.

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TomW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependably good! Very quiet on a Monday evening.

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luvgreatfood
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and ambiance was amazing! Waitress was ok overall great experience!

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DaisyP
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Mostly everything was very good. Service was goo however there was an error in our food order. I ordered a seaweed salad that never came (and it was on the bill) but decided against saying anything because we given 2 free desserts because we were there to celebrate a birthday! Would return to restaurant in the future.

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BettyS
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good meal and a destination treat to get out and about.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at one of our favorite restaurants. The Kobe roll never disappoints

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Amyskate
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great. But it is too loud in the bar area. With special seating you can’t even hear your party.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome vvv

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AshleyD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Todd was amazing. The food was delicious. What a great experience. Love this place it never disappoints.

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CBrown
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The main issue we have with embers is that when we called to make reservations we requested a seat at the bar. We were told you cannot reserve bar seats but we could get a table in the bar. We managed to get to embers early and we were able to get two barstools. We noticed at the bar they were reserving seats for their “regular” customers. There were two seats reserved with reserve signs, later in the evening they reserved four more seats with reserve signs for other “regular” customers. I am not sure why they make exceptions for their customers you should either be able to reserve a seat or not reserve a seat at the bar. We typically go to embers once a month as it is not close to where we live however that will be the last time as for the way we were treated.

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DaveW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Ask for Courtney, she is great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff & server set the tone for the evening. Manger visited our table twice & Courtney was personable & attentive. Food is always wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Server brought us food we were allergic to.

FAQs

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

Embers is rated 4.7 stars by 3081 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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