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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 (64)
Special Occasion (64)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
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Romantic (49)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Business Meals (37)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Worth the Drive (33)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Bar Seating (26)
Cozy (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
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 a day ago

Great food. Great service.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food good service.
Tempura rock shrimp is our family favorite but last couple times it doesn’t taste the best. Shrimp didn’t have tempura coating and the sauce is not the same taste , texture is mushy, overall was not good tempure rock shrimp we were used to.
Other food we have ordered was very good.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Embers did a wonderful job accomodating our young diners. Thank you for a memorable experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

We really like Embers for our special occasions. This time was disappointing. Waited a long time for our food and when it arrived the fish was cold. Back to the kitchen for reheating. Overall this was below standards for such a higher upscale restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

I highly recommend the carmelized brussel sprouts, and anxious to try the Boursin au gratin potatoes next time! My husband liked the special sushi roll and did not care for the steak tartare.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

the food is awesome, service excellent, its quiet and it feels private

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Love Embers... Go for every special occasion or just because... We have our special waitress (Ali) & ask for her when we make our reservations... Food is good... Great atmosphere & great service...

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Although we really enjoyed our meal, two things were late, the oysters when we had ordered 4, only two came. And the Bernaise sauce was also late. Apart from this - was an overall good dining experience.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was excellent and service was excellent. We always choose embers when we want to get together as a family and have a great meal

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was disappointed in the sushi as it was poorly made. My steak was too dry and lack taste. The bread was good. Next time I would try a fish dinner and see if it would be better than the steak.

Tags: Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great experience, perfect for a birthday dinner. 72 hour short ribs were some of the best I've ever had.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. She was always checking in and taken care of us.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and service was excellent, as always. This restaurant rivals Ruby's.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have always enjoyed great service at Embers but were disappointed Sunday night. We booked an early reservation because we had my elderly mother with me. As we arrived, the rain began to bucket down. The valet parkers were not out and no one did anything to help us get into the restaurant. The receptionists were in no hurry to get us to our table. The waiter though pleasant, seemed inexperienced, brought drinks that were not correct and then bickered about it with us, did not bring bread, which is a nice feature of a meal at the Embers. The food was as good as usual, which was nice. I was a little embarrassed that I had invited my relatives to a meal at a restaurant that provided less than optimal service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service with a wide selection of steak, seafood or sushi options. Good atmosphere for business or special occasion dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good food and service. A little pricey, but good for a special occasion!

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

We went for our anniversary on a Tuesday night so wasn't super busy but that being said there was no let down in service that can often occur on slower nights. Everyone and everything was on point

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent service & food was outstanding . The main entrees & side dishes were perfect!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 28, 2017

In town for the weekend. Six-thirty reservation on a Saturday. Got right in. Very nice ambiance. Some people dressed very nice, others in jeans. A decent amount of children, surprising, due to high prices. Had rotisserie chicken spring rolls for appetizers. Two small rolls, cut in half. Tasted great, pricy at 10 bucks. Wife had a beet salad and really enjoyed it. I had a California roll. It was ok, but at around 8 dollars I wouldn't get it again. My wife ordered their specialty fillet which came with mushrooms and a couple other things on the plate. I think it was about $35. It was 6 oz which was perfect for her. She really enjoyed it. I had 14oz strip steak, cooked perfectly. I added "toppers", mushrooms and bernaise sauce. It was about $55. I took about half home. It was one of the best steaks I have ever had. We shared potatoes and spinach, both excellent! Service was also excellent. Plenty of staff on the floor to fill drinks and anything else you need. With two soft soft drinks and no desert it cost $150, before tip. Pricy, but worth it for special occasions. Also, on the way out we passed the bar. The Buckeye game had just ended and the bar was hopping! I'm not sure if there is a bar menu or specials, but it's probably worth checking out.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome five star dining.A great place to go for dinner and dates with friends or special gatherings.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our experience was that the quality of the food (strip steak and halibut) was not up to high standards. The meat was not as tasty as other reastaurants who charge premium prices. Total bill for four of us was $275 which is probably not out of line if you have a memorable meal. Ours wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t the high quality we expected. Probably will not return even though most of the other elements of the restaurant (service, wine list, etc.) were good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The Embers never disappoints. The atmosphere is convivial without being loud. One of the few places left where you can actually hold a conversations with the people with whom you are dining. Service is excellent and so is the food. It is a wonderful option to also have good sushi to choose from at a steak restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Richard was excellent and we had two wine tasting prior to ordering which allow me to try some new wine from Kendall Jackson estates. Filet great

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always a pleasure meeting friends/business associates at Embers. Excellent menu, great servers, friendly welcome when first entering and checking with diners during the meal, and the food/bar beverages are dynamite! Have never had a bad experience here.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Embers is on my top 5 favorite restaurant list year in and year out.
Outstanding quality and service.
Love it !

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great Beer, Healthy, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Not as glitzy as a Ruby Restaurant but just as good. the sushi is first rate. We usually order fish dishes which are extremely good and come as a full meal, so you do not have to order additional side items. The waiters are knowledgeable and attentive. This is now on our list of favorites.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Embers is always the best! The food is delicious and the service is spectacular!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, great steaks, sea food, and sushi. Service is exceptional. A little pricey but great quality.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Awesome night, service wonderful and food amazing. Highly recommend for a date night.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very good overall

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was extremely good. Possibly the best steak I’ve had at a restaurant, along with great and friendly service made this a great first time experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Never fails to deliver the best in service, awesome steaks, and the soufflé is ridiculous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was excellent. The waiter went out of his way to accommodate and please us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

One and one third scallops does not qualify as plural on the menu. Veggies on plate looked like seasoning on scollop.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 12, 2017

If you’re going to spend $200 on a meal for two, I think you can spend it better somewhere else.

The lobster tail was like a piece of rubber and very hard to cut through.

The filet was definitely a high quality piece of meat, but the seasoning is very similar to what you find at an Outback Steakhouse.

The crab cakes weren’t anything special.

The Oreo stuffed doughnuts really saved the experience. They were delicious.

The service and presentation was excellent.

I think most of the negativity was centered around the lobster tail, so maybe just stay away from that?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We love Embers. The food, service and atmosphere are consistently great. Always a pleasure to dine at Embers!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I was introduced to Embers through their happy hour specials and half-price sushi on Wednesdays. I’ve now been back several times to enjoy the great food & drink (their sushi and wine pours are phenomenal!), ambience, and wonderful values during those times. That said, I recommend sitting in the bar area for a fun and lively environment.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

This is a wonderful 'go to' spot! Of the many times going here, not one plate has been unsatisfactory. Even the 'obligatory chicken dish' is prepared with care, and tastes amazing. As far as steaks, I would put their cuts and preparation in the same class as any top tier resturaunt in the city.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was rushed very quickly. They weren't even that busy. Within two minutes of ordering our appetizer we had our salads. We had dessert as well and the check was on our table in under one hour.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Stay away from Frozrn Margarita....
horrible tasting.

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