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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

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (72)
Good for a Date (68)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
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Romantic (56)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Business Meals (46)
Quiet Conversation (42)
Worth the Drive (38)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Cozy (29)
Bar Seating (24)
Good for Groups (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Happy Hour (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Fun (14)
Casual (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Seasonal (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Healthy (11)
Hot Spot (8)
Authentic (7)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Great Beer (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was delicious! I had sea bass and my husband had a steak and duck fat fries. The sea bass and steak were both cooked to perfection! Staff were very attentive and we were left alone enough to have conversation but our glasses were quickly filled.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Office Christmas party with group of eight. The restaurant accommodated us well. Our service was good overall and the food was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The waitress mistakenly gave my husband my salad and I rec'd his and one of the sides that we didn't receive was put on our bill. We told her and she removed it, but we feel 2 things were not satisfactory that evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It’s awesome!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Service is ALWAYS outstanding and I love that Embers takes notes on likes (including seating) so that everyone seems like a regular by the second visit

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The Green Goddess Salad was wonderful, but my very favorite is PAN SEARED FILET MIGNON. The Filet is tender and flavorful, the gnocchi is the best anywhere and with the addition of the mushroom sauce this is a great dish.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very nice atmosphere, great food and professional and attentive staff. Always enjoy dining at Embers!

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a great time and are anticipating our next trip there!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our visit to Embers was outstanding! The wait staff were all extremely nice and courteous. The food was to die for! (Neck and neck with The Precinct in our eyes, but with a different flare.) Make sure you try the Duck Fat Fries!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The awesome service of "Captain" Kirk made our Thanksgiving Diner this year very special!
TEMPURA ROCK SHRIMP & SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS and ROTISSERIE CHICKEN SPRING ROLLS we shared - which were an excellent choice to start and to take the opportunity to thank all of you for being together .. and if it is just another day!

As entrees we ordered both the PAN SEARED FILET MIGNON - Less is more says a lot to me and it tasted definitely like so much more and it was, just wonderful.

My wife and I “always" like to save some room for desert and definitely for a cappuccino or espresso, that evening we accompanied it with CLASSIC CRÈME BRÛLÉE and HOUSE MADE ICE CREAM & SORBET, and we decided “finally” both not to share! :-)

Well, we feel this is the place in Cincinnati we don't have to think twice to go. Happy Holidays!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very good meal and service was attentive. Somewhat pricey but was enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food. Great service.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great dinner destination! Service is always excellent and the food is delicious. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly medium rare and the mushroom risotto is always a taste treat!
We especially like the quiet atmosphere in which we can have a nice conversation over a glass of wine and a great meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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