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  3. Distance: 1.14mi
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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

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (80)
Special Occasion (79)
Romantic (60)
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Good for Anniversaries (58)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Business Meals (45)
Cozy (42)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Worth the Drive (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Happy Hour (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Hot Spot (15)
Fun (14)
Casual (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (10)
Healthy (9)
Comfort Food (6)
Authentic (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

The occasion was a double date. My wife and I been to embers a few times and each experience was great. The couple that was with us was first timers and they said that was the best food they’ve ever had! We were treated great, we didn’t feel out of our element or looked down on. Food was great. The waiter was nice and attentive. Overall we had a good time.

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·Dined 4 days ago

First timers. Great service!

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food4
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was awesome: food, drink, dessert, service (ask for Rich - he is awesome!)

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·Dined 5 days ago

Our trip to Embers was definitely worth it! My girlfriend and I went out for Valentine's Day/ our 2 year anniversary. I got to get all nice and dressed up, which is rare for me. The food was exceptionally well made and our server Stan was extremely knowledgeable of the menu, food and drinks. I will definitely be going back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent as usual. We had serf and turf; the serf was not visible and I could not taste it. Could it have
left off by the kitchen?

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food3
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day
First time visit. Very good food, service and ambiance

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent choice for Valentine's Day and other special love occasion

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The menu is a bit pricey but it is certainly worth it. The meal was very good. The food was prepared well and was flavorful. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only negative thing I can think of is parking. The lot is somewhat small and it us difficult to get a spot.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great as always plus the regular table water has improved significantly (no chlorine taste)

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Embers is amazing. We love going here when we want to spoil ourselves and it never disappoints.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Note to Embers: the purpose of a reservation is so that a table will be ready and waiting for you at the appointed time. If I wanted to sit and wait for 45 minutes, I'd just walk in. There are too many other fabulous places to eat in the area than to waste my time sitting in your foyer.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and great service. Our server, Ashley, was fantastic!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and great service!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Two of our party ordered the rib eye steaks. One was to be grilled medium, the other medium rare. The medium came back almost well done, the medium rare came back medium. We were able to switch the one but had to wait for another medium rare.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We celebrated a wedding anniversary. All the staff were so friendly. Excellent service with good food & warm ambience. One of our favorite restaurants!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Best brussel sprouts!!! They are amazing! Only negative thing i have to say is i.wasnt interested in any of the desserts. They need more chocolate on the dessert menu. Tiramisu please!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent service and food. Celebrated multiple birthdays

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 7, 2018

This is the best of everything. Embers has great steaks and great sushi and great desserts. The Kobi roll is a great app and the steaks rival any in town. The top of the night are the oreos deep fried in donuts. Highly recommended.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I booked a private room for a business meeting with 7 participants. It was extremely cost effective and allowed us to have discussions with minimal interruption. The food and service were excellent.
I would highly recommend and will repeat for similar meetings.

Tags: Business Meals
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food5
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 7, 2018

A group of friends wanted to meet at a spot where we could get a lite bite, good drinks and good food. We asked for a table in the bar. Our server was Sarge and she was terrific. The suchi was freshly made and delicious. Very good experience and we will go again soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Always great! Consistent and a wide range of choices.

Tags: Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Very good service. Great for larger business meetings

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The staff was very nice and the service was fast.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Embers. Especially love the Green Goddess salad and the Raspberry Tart. Service was excellent. Looking forward to a return visit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This classy and classic restaurant always lives up to its reputation and tonight was no exception. Lovely ambiance, delicious food from a varied menu and good service! Great experience!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed our experience at Embers! Food was great and our server Stan was excellent! We would recommend to friends and hope to return soon!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I get to Embers 3 or 4 tines a year as I live about an 70 minutes away .
Every experience has been exceptional. Very good menu , excellent wine selection, fine service , great food and a nice atmosphere.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 1, 2018

This was our 4th Thursday in a row - love the bar, food, service, ambiance

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Embers food os excellent, especially the jumbo shrimp cocktail and scallops. Of course the steak is outstanding too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 22, 2018

Loved Anna Marie bartender

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and excellent service! Definitely will be going back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and service was outstanding , kinda noise hard for the six of us to carry on a conversation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Service person very good but speed of services very slow. 40 minutes to get entrees. I had scallops and they had traces of ammonia smell/taste which means high bacteria/ going bad. At these prices not good.

Very crowded and thus very noisy. Others in my party enjoyed their entrees.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Overall, this is a great place to go. Service and food are always good...reasons we keep going back. It is a little pricey for our every weekend dining out, but we like to go and fot it in our budget when we can.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Embers is always jamming - it's in a nice neighborhood and always delivers consistent food with exceptional service. The wine choices recommended by the server (especially the white Bordeaux with the Dover sole) were excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Really a great place! Very consistent in terms of quality and service. Always excellent food and service. There are very few restaurants in this category including Boca, Quarter Bistro, Soto.
These places are even more consistent than Jeff Ruby’s places

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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vip
 (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 11, 2018

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

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 (Hawaii)·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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