Three Embers

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$31 to $50
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Join us at Three Embers, where we endeavor to create a fresh take on the Midwestern steak and seafood house. The primary goal of Three Embers is to take the traditional experience and incorporate unique ingredients, an upscale atmosphere, and unparalleled service.

Three Embers is centered around a dramatic wood burning stove. Local diners, hotel guests, and theatre goers alike will enjoy the indoor atmosphere and the seasonal outdoor lakeside seating.
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Tue 5:00PM - 9:45PM
Wed - Fri 7:30PM - 9:45PM
Sat 8:00PM - 9:45PM

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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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3.9
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3.7
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D
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We always eat at Three Embers before the theater shows. The food is excellent and our favorite server, Habib, is The Best!

JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went to Three Embers right after seeing Oliver at the theater - this was quite possibly the best lamb shank I have ever had. It was in an "open" area in the hotel so not an intimate setting at all; the bar next to the restaurant was pretty loud so that was a bit more than we expected however the quality of the food made up for it - I would honestly say that this was better than Wildfire but also a bit more expensive overall. Limited menu

MP
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always go to Three Embers for dinner after a play at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre. The food is very good and the menu is varied and changed frequently enough that we don't mind going after each of the 5 plays put on each season.

MF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable pre-theater meal. The combination of fine dining and top rate musical theater make it a perfect evening.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was really good but they ran out of all but one dessert which was very disappointing.
Ambiance is fair. Too wide open and noisy.

L
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The scallops are my favorite. When you get the 25% off with the Marriott Theater tickets, it's an excellent dinner at a great price!!!

K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Dinner was really nice and our waitress was excellent. The restaurant is a tad noisy.

s
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This was my second time at this restaurant as I always go to Websters. Thought the dinner should be special as it was the holidays. The first time I was there was one year ago. The chef could not get a filet medium. I sent my steak back twice. This time, the food was good however the waiter was pretty non existent, and the hostess was less than friendly. My friend and I plan on dining at the restaurants since we are theater goers. I think I would not go back to Three Embers ever and would continue with Wrights I didn't think the cost was worth the value.

AL
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We usually enjoy our meal. However, this evening was a bit disappointing. Once again, the chef seemed to be heavy handed with the salt. A little goes a long way. Also, the pasta dish, pumpkin ravioli, was more of an appetizer than an entree. The person who ordered left the table hungry and she is quite petite. The brisket was a disaster. It looked beautiful, but, upon cutting into the large piece of meat (it was not cut into strips), it turned out to be a solid hunk of fat. The texture was very off-putting. The sea scallops were very good. One of our party ordered desert, the chocolate brownie. It was not only stunning, but it was delicious too. So, Three Embers, you really need to step up your game in the entree department. Also, some additional staff would be helpful. We had 5:00 reservations and barely made it to the theater on time. 2 1/2 hours should be sufficient...and then some.

CN
Lincolnshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Darleen is usually our waitress, she is excellent. Great job!

p
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food, excellent. Portions, excellent. Service, ok but boring. They did good work but really seemed like they'd rather be somewhere else.

RB
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Everything was just okay.

TS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Quality was not great. The brisket I ordered was not very tender. My colleague ordered the scallops. They were very fishy - not fresh. Definitely not worth the price.

l
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good. Menu should offer more fish options. Hostess Mary was very nice.

M
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and very convenient as we were going to the theatre in the same building.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food took 45 mins to come out (appetizers) and when they came were cold. Tried again and food was fair but still not warm enough. The waitress was the only bright spot on the experience and the apple cobbler.

w
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was good, but the service was terrible. We arrived 15 minutes before the time of our reservation, and most of the restaurant was empty. We were seated, but we waited about 45 minutes for our server to ask if we'd like anything to drink. Then our drink orders took about 15 more minutes to arrive "because the bartender was swamped." We finally cornered a waitress to take our food order, and our delicious meals arrived, but part of the order was missing. Again, it took a while to find someone to help us. We finally got the missing dish. We realize that most of the guests arrive at the same time, following the play, but this can't be a surprise to the restaurant.

WC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Despite arriving to be greeted by a rude and dismissive hostess we did have a good dinner and our server was polite.

SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was very good, exactly what I had expected from reviews. The service was disgraceful. We had to call on other servers to get any service at all. We were basically forgotten. It is a shame because we are patrons of the theater and had looked forward to trying this restaurant. After this experience, I do not see us returning.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Not enough waitress help.

JB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The four of us had different entrees and mostly different desserts. My spouse had the lamb shank, which he has had on more than one occasion and he enjoyed it. He thought the peach cobbler should have been served warm.My sister thought the filet and shallot mashed potatoes were delicious. I had the scallops and they were melt-in-your-mouth tender. The quinoa with plum relish was an original and taste and textural compliment. The sweet corn cheesecake with the blueberry balsamic reduction was a dessert I will dream of--the perfect end to a satisfying meal.

MH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I were so pleasantly surprised! The food was like off the charts fantastic! Our server and his service was outstanding (thanks Abraham).

RK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great. I love your rack of lamb chops and was very disappointed that they were not on the menu. Waiter recommended the lamb shank. Good but hope the lamb chops return. Please

FW
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Yesterday when we went to the breakfast buffet, there was a very large table of guests when we arrived. There were a number of children in this group. Children were running around and screaming and I mean screaming at the top of their lungs. It was deafening. And I understand the kids will be kids, but this was unacceptable behavior. I know if I did this when I was a kid, my parents would never of tolerated, but these parents didn’t really care about anyone else in the restaurant. So I asked the hostess if there was something she could say to them and she said no. I was very disappointed that someone from your staff could not ask them to control their children if they were disturbing your other guests. If they wouldn’t have left shortly after I requested this, I would’ve taken upon myself to politely asked them to control their children that they were disturbing other guests in the restaurant. I was disappointed that she did not have the wherewithal to consider everyone else. Food again is always the exact same thing. However we enjoy having breakfast before theater. And the lovely lady who is making omelettes who has been there for years is such a joy! She knows me so well I don’t even have to tell her what I want.

EK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Average food. Steak cooked improperly. Great server!
All tables, no booths and poor lighting makes it feel like you’re eating in a school lunchroom.

SK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Everything was perfect! We went prior to our theatre tickets and it was perfect!

Wait staff was very attentive.

SL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, accommodating staff. Great food, and great ambiance!

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Little loud with bar in bottom level. For an intimate expensive meal, expected little more quietness. Food good but fish lacked flavor, steak was perfect. Veggies crisp and flavorful. Would visit again!

KG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The only issue, and it really was not a big deal, was that people just walked in ahead of us, bypassing us, and having to wait for someone to seat us. There was no one there to greet us which I think should be the case during peak times, such as dinner and breakfast.

TT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We went to the restaurant before a show at the theater. The food and service were fine, but the ambiance is very poor. It kind of felt like a cafeteria almost. It was noticeable that most people going to the theater didn't eat at the restaurant - in future we would look for somewhere nearby other than this. Its a shame because the food was very good and the service attentive.

WS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! We really enjoyed our dining experience and have already recommended to a friend. The waiter was really nice to us and we hope he was pleased with our tip.

Thanks for a wonderful prelude to our night at the theater!

L
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was fine, but the atmosphere is just not great. The table was a little wobbly. We loved Habib. Nice man and took good care of us.

SG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Only if you have time. Each time we have been there, the food was excellent, table servers were attentive, but it took forever to get our food. The servers should not have to repeatedly apologize for the delays in bringing the meal.

K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Dinner was wonderful and the service at Three Embers is always great. The room is pretty noisy so sometimes it is hard to have a conversation with friends. But always looking forward to a return visit.

CN
Lincolnshire
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three Embers continues to have excellent food. Our server Darleen is always friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around. Thanks for the great experience.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Presentations were beautiful
A lot of gnats on the outdoor terrace
Hostess could have been friendly

FW
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We usually always grab the breakfast buffet before seeing a show at Marriott Lincolnshire theater. The buffet is very limited, and is always the same thing pretty much from show to show. But then again I guess what could you do with breakfast. Actually you might want to add a quiche or a frittata. Would love to see salmon for the bagels. Just something different! Would just like to see it mixed up a little bit. But the lovely woman whose name escapes me who makes omelettes, and has been there for years and years is just A delight. One of the reasons we come back every show.

MW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I have been going to Marriott Lincolnshire restaurants for many years when seeing the theater. I have always found the food and service excellent. The decor for the new Three Embers is a bit sterile and industrial for my taste. (Yes, I miss the King's Wharf.) I look forward to trying the other restaurant some time.

OT
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I had veal medallions and my wife had the scallops. Both were excellent. Our waiter Habib was really personable and made the experience great.

JK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent hotel buffet brunch for father's day. Exactly what our family was looking for. The scrambled eggs were perfect, the French toast delicious. The omlete station was spectacular. Price was very reasonable.