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Ember & Rye, Carlsbad, CA

Ember & Rye

4.6
4.6
810 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Dine overlooking the 18th green at this Richard Blais steakhouse...of sort. This delightful collaboration with acclaimed chef and television personality offers delectable steaks and fresh seafood dishes rooted in fine local ingredients, served in a casual, vintage clubhouse setting located at the signature Arnold Palmer designed Aviara Golf Club, home to the LPGA JTBC Classic.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Cocktail Bar, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 603-6908

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bradley Chance

  • Private party contact

    Beth Almario: (760) 603-6907

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Cross street

    Poinsettia Lane/Aviara Parkway

  • Parking details

    Self parking or Valet available for $5.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sommelier & Magic Dinner

    $235.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Sep 1, 2022 only
    Please join us for a magical night at Ember & Rye, featuring celebrity chef, Richard Blais and Magician and Certified Sommelier, Ben Silver. The evening will begin with a meet and greet cocktail hour at the Jacaranda Courtyard, followed by a 4-course dinner with wine pairings and table side magic throughout the evening. 6pm - 930pm. $235++

Popular dishes

What 810 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • North San Diego

    Steakhouse

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  1. KJ

    KenJenandMax

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply Outstanding!! 👍👍
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Setting is beautiful and the atmosphere is upscale. We ordered the lobster roll which was a bit pricey for the amount of meat, but it was presented artistically. The fresh corn with jalapeño salad was fresh, and the stone fruit coulis dessert was delicious.
  3. LC

    LCampbell

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food and drinks were delicious. Jeremiah was amazing! He was friendly, and attentive and made our first time dining there memorable. Thank you! We hope to be back soon.
  4. MD

    MichaelD

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, friendly staff, outstanding food and a perfect evening!
  5. TG

    TatianaG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Food went down in quality and was served warm not hot.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We wanted to check it out for a birthday celebration planned for Saturday Aug 13, 2022 for 6 people. So we confirmed and booked. The food was good and location fantastic.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Service was great and the food was amazing!! Had the beef tartare, and the carrot cake were my favorite very tasty. Everything else we had as well.
  9. CG

    CarlsbadG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Some very interseting and delicious dishes. We sat on the patio and really enjjoyed the summer sunset. My rib eye steak was delicious and cooked prefectly.
  10. c

    curtv

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding burgers!!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent environment for a business meeting
  12. RS

    RebeccaS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing! Very long wait. The staff completely made up for the wait!
  14. TW

    TristaW

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    See my full review on Yelp! Our server Alex was superb! As was ALL THE FOOD!
  15. F

    Foodie60172

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    We experienced many issues during this visit. The food took over an hour to come out and then the steak was the wrong temp and was not edible The wait staff did all they could but we would not recommend this restaurant. I am very conscious of staffing issues during these rough times but the value and experience was truly disappointing.
  16. JB

    JoeB

    Baja California Sur

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Our experience at Ember & Rye was embarrassing for the restaurant and frustrating for us, to say the least. Frankly, that’s the most polite thing I can say. We were there on an uncrowded night for a birthday celebration and spent three full hours that required numerous apologies from staff and management. We’ve been there many times over the years but these folks simply do not have their act together currently. Be warned, this is a VERY expensive place. At this time, Ember & Rye is just not worth it given the glaring ineptitude.
  17. KG

    KristaG

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Truly extraordinary and creative flavors in an elegant setting. The steaks and halibut were fantastic. The vegetables were an inspiration (odd to say about many restaurants but they were genuinely sensational - the cauliflower and snap peas particularly).
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Halibut was amazing the Caesar salad is so good with artichokes on it along with freshly baked flaky croissants. Our waiter Johnny was excellent along with all the staff. Beautiful setting along the golf course. Would totally recommend!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The inside dining room noise is ridiculous. It should be illegal. Sit outside or in the room next to the main bar. The portion size has decreased of late. A few complaints might change that. Specialty cocktail list is old school with a modern twist. Not one Gin speciality cocktail on the list. Beer draft and bottle list is decent. The wine list appears strong in content. Beet salad was out of this world. The wallet draining Alaskan halibut entree was delicious but the cut should have been about 10-15% larger for the price. The carrot cake was out of this world. A definite twist on traditional carrot cake. Not meant to share either.
  20. PG

    PatrickG

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Ember & Rye Steakhouse makes the most of the impressive ambiance adding delicious food and fantastic service. Expensive but we’ll worth it given the total focus on customer satisfaction and service.
  21. GG

    GastroGuy

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting – especially outdoors overlooking the golf course. Wonderful service and delicious food at a fair price.
  22. R

    Rocko

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding
  23. KC

    KeefeC

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and drinks. My 2nd time here and just as good if not better. Good quality and very delicious.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, service, and outside view. No complaints, can’t wait to come back!
  25. SA

    SANDRAU

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    38th anniversary
  26. B

    Bobby

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience4
    Terrible Food, from the artichokes dip to the caviar, the rib eye was really terrible, that fiber taste, smoky and very badly cooked!! The tables with no tablecloths, just remind me a Dennis. For just 900 dollars was not very good!!!
  27. TF

    TomF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ember + Rye was outstanding! The food was amazing, the service was fantastic, and the view was beautiful. Matt provided very courteous, efficient service with knowledgeable recommendations. We were welcomed with complementary champagne since it was our anniversary. We really enjoyed the Squash Blossoms and Sherry Glazed Mushrooms, recommended by Matt. Honestly, every item we ordered was delicious, including the colorful and flavorful Beet Salad, the Corn Crème Brûlée, the Spicy Chinese Broccoli. The entrees, the Dungeness Crab Bucatini and the Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon, were both wonderful. Matt also recommended the Apple Pie, and it was phenomenal. Overall, the unique and delicious food, incredible service, and beautiful ambience made the evening one of the best dining experiences we've had in the San Diego area. We highly recommend Ember + Rye and will definitely be back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The steaks had far too much gristle and fat for the price. Sadly this is the third visit where I’ve felt this way. I understand that rendering fat improves flavor, but half of my plate was fat, and for a $100 steak I find that unacceptable. The wait staff needs better training. It seemed every time we were in conversation they bluntly interrupted without even pardoning the interruption.
  29. D

    Disappointed

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    This place is a huge disappointment. When this restaurant was Argyle Steakhouse, I could safely say that the food could rival any of the best restaurants in San Diego. Their steaks were exceptional, and I could always count on them to have one or two pastured beef options. In contrast, Ember & Rye is all flash and no substance. My filet was grey inside (instead of pink) and the texture was mealy, which to me indicates some kind of extreme tenderization. The emphasis in food combinations and sauces seems to be on ‘uniqueness’ and not on how well things actually tasted together. We spent $460 for 3 people and not one entree or side dish was exceptional in any positive way.
  30. GS

    GalSereno

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience2
    We had a birthday lunch at this restaurant. The facility is somewhat austere, but not in a cool way. The bar seemed to be the most inviting in terms of its ambience and view -- and maybe because it's a bar!!! If I ever go back, I'd just go to the bar and have appetizers. It's very golfy, which is appropriate since it's the Aviara Golf Club restaurant. The food was good; not great. Service was just OK. They seemed to need more service staff. Underwhelming.
  31. CF

    CindyF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, good service, a limited menu for lunch after you have been there more than once. I will go there again either way. I recommend
  32. NO

    NancyO

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I decided to try Ember & Rye for our anniversary. I let them know when I made my reservation. After being seated, they brought us two complimentary glasses of champagne for our anniversary along with the garlic croissants, which were very tasty. We split the 16oz ribeye and from where we were seated, we were able to see it cooked on the outdoor grill. We also had the creamed spinach and potato puree. Everything was hot and tasted great! We ordered the German Chocolate cake, which was a little on the dry side, but still good. They brought us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary as well. Overall, a very nice experience for a special occasion.
  33. P

    Patron

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ember & Rye was an interesting restaurant but a mediocre steakhouse. Our appetizer courses impressed, as did the cocktail selection. However, the strip steaks were over-seasoned and not well cooked. The best entree for our table was the burger, which was unique. I'd recommend for cocktails and appetizers, but not steaks.
  34. SC

    SamanthaC

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting, I love this property. Outdoor table was spectacular. Really great service and food amazing and felt delicious but real-not over sauced in anyway. Unusual and great preparations and something for everyone on menu. We need to go back to try more things! And bill ended up much less than I expected! Highly recommend.
  35. MC

    MarkC

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was the best, awesome place. And the food was very nice.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A lot of tasty options. The oyster with pearls dish was good and very Richard Blaise. For my entree I had sea bass and it was excellent.
  37. NA

    NailahA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Server, Alejandro, was EXCELLENT! Food was okay. Not sure it matched price. Sat outside. Heaters was nice. Ambiance nice, but table could’ve used a couple candles. Was a bit too dark late evening. Overall good experience.
  38. PN

    PattieN

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was Outstanding! Jesse is the best!
  39. C

    Crizzle

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food was delicious. Service was outstanding. It’s a little on the pricey side but to be expected given the setting. Can’t wait to go back.
  40. L

    Lolly

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Our party ordered four meals of which two were steaks, both requested at medium rare temperature. One came back medium WELL and the other WELL done. They were both returned. A gentleman came to our table to apologize for the mistakes. It was truly unfortunate in the manner the apology was handled. Not long after, I discreetly left the table to let that person know of my feelings and discomfiture in his handling of the apology. An excuse was made as to why it was handled improperly. Sadly, that only attributed to making the problem worse. When new steaks were received one was medium rare, as ordered, but the other was very rare. (purple/red inside) Only a very small portion of that steak was eaten. We chose not to alert anyone and return it as the two others at our table had already finished their meals by the time we got ours replaced. Our appetizer and side dishes were delicious as well as the desserts. Wine and cocktail suggestions were appreciated, reorder and enjoyed. Ember & Rye was purposely selected for our important business dinner as the restaurant's reputation and reviews were excellent. No one else in our party was aware of my complaint conversation as it was done in private with the principles involved. In response, and certainly not our intention, the two steak items were removed from the bill. Unfortunately, it still resulted in later conversation and a poor experience for us all. #1 If your reputation as one of the top steak houses in the area is such, the steak should be exceptionally prepared and delivered. (I know "things" happen, but they shouldn't happen twice in one order) #2 If a guest has a legitimate complaint, no excuses or words would suffice except "we truly apologize.' These would have deemed this review unnecessary.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ember & Rye offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 603-6908.

Ember & Rye is rated 4.6 stars by 810 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ember & Rye

7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Poinsettia Lane/Aviara Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Cocktail Bar, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking or Valet available for $5.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bradley Chance

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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