Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Oysters, Jumbo Shrimp Stone Crab, Grilled Spanish Octopus Tuna Poke
Ember Beef Burger
Aged Vermont Cheddar, Rocket Arugula, Smoked Onions, Tomato Aioli, Pretzel Bun, Signature Fries
16 Oz. Bone in Ribeye
The service was prompt, the food delicious and there was a wide variety of selections available on the menu.
Drinks and bread were slow. Main course came before one guest was finished with salad. That is very inconsiderate.
We enjoyed dinner last night at Ember at Wi-Ko-Pa casino and resort. After a short walk through their new smoke-free casino we arrived at Ember. The decor and ambiance was elegant and inviting. The service was impeccable and the food delicious. It’s not an ordinary dinner. The food had interesting flavors and the presentation beautiful. We are lucky to have this new restaurant near Fountain Hills! We’ll be back!
We are luck to have such guests as you! Thank you for dinning with us and please return soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Dennis Payne was one of the best Sommelier. Very knowledgeable and our wine was delicious. Everything and everyone was excellent!!!!
Josie & Chris
Josie and Chris, Dennis is a great asset to Ember. Thank you for recognizing him. We all hope to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Husbands birthday, general manager came over for a chat, he gave us a glass of champagne and my husband got a free desert
It was a pleasure to meet you two. Thank you for spending your special day with us. Please don't wait the next birthday to come back and dine with us. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Staff, ambiance and food all top notch without braking the bank.
A must try!!!
Frank, Thank you for the kind words and a five star review. Thank you also for mentioning the value we have strived so hard to attain. We await your return very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
A fantastic experience at the Embers. Everything from food and service to the duo, made our Dining Experience
Above and Beyond.
Rick, it's always great to have you in. Thank you for your very kind review and I hope to see you back in the restaurant very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Always a great meal..Our server Amy did an excellent job as well
Such a surprising and exceptional experience! We are nearby residents of Fountain Hills and had visited the extensively renovated and rebranded We-Ko-Pa Casino a few months ago, but had not yet dined at its upscale Ember restaurant which opened in December 2020. Last night's dinner delivered an experience that well exceeded our expectations.
This newly opened restaurant showcased a team committed to creating a fabulous fine dining experience. Everything was executed to perfection from the lovely tablescape with copper accents, to the attentive and personalized service by our server, Jennifer B. The extraordinary wine list included selections from well-known and luxury small boutique wineries, with over 500 different wines (including an abundant list that have scored over 100 points) procured by Advanced Sommelier Dennis P. Such a delight to find a wine list that doesn't look like every other restaurant in Phoenix.
The interesting menu items included a duo of Wagyu Beef and Pacific Ahi Tuna cooked tableside over a Ujih Hot Stone, to Soy Mirin Glazed Pork Belly with
Baby Bok Choy, Hon Shimeji Mushrooms, and Crisp Ginger. Freshly flown in seafood is a main feature of the menu, plus steaks and beef and lamb specialties. Our courses were deliciously prepared by the Chef (a former French Laundry teammate.) We were celebrating a special occasion and the evening could not have been more memorable.
Book your reservation for this dining experience as soon as possible. Once word gets out about how exceptional this restaurant is, you'll be waiting in line for a reservation. We won't be surprised when it is named one of the very best restaurants in Greater Phoenix.
Wow, thank you so very much for the time you took to review our restaurant! I appreciate the time you took to detailing and articulation your experience. We all look forward to your return in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Great food and atmosphere. Terrific dinner for Valentine's.
Ryan, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your Valentine's Day dinner with us. We greatly appreciate the feedback and we all hope to see you back in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Valentines Day dinner 2021. Fantastic! A hidden gem in the desert. A little misunderstanding at first turned out to be a wonderful evening. Thanks to Brent (GM) and Candace (our server). Both made our dining experience a night to remember. We highly recommend Ember at We Ko Pa Casino. We look forward to our next visit in the near future! Thank you Brent and Candace!
John, It was great having you in and more over I'm so pleased you had such a great night. I appreciate that you gave us an opportunity to rectify the issue and that your Valentine's dinner was one to remember. I look forward to see you and your lovely wife back very soon. Best of luck on the tour as well ! Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Service was terrific and food was fabulous. Highly recommend this restaurant. Top of the line
Angela, So glad to hear you had a great experience dining with us. I very much appreciate your comments and I look forward to get you back in the restaurant very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Dennis wine concierge was helpful wine selection..server forgot we had $50.00 off .food is highly eclectic tasty unique.will be back.food was generous
Stuart and Amber, I would be more than happy to honor that $50.00 you were not able to use on this visit. Thank you for recognizing Dennis. He is truly an asset to Ember in many different ways. I hope to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Our dinner at Ember was excellent! The food was outstanding and the service excellent. Menu had lots of options and some unusual items. Highly recommend Ember!
Mike, Wow, thank you for your five start review. It was our pleasure to have you dine with us and we all hope to see you soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Valentine’s Day. Outside patio was very nice. Food presentation was excellent.
Andrew, So glad you had a great experience for your early Valentine's day celebration. Please do wait until the next one to come back and dine with us. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
I reserved my appetizer in advance because the last time I dined there it was sold out. It was delicious and my birthday dinner was wonderful!
Those crab claws go fast! Thank you for the nice review. I will see you soon I trust. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
My steak was way over cooked, I ordered medium rare and it came out medium well and my plate was given to my husband and his to me, we both cut ours and realized there was something wrong. Waiter took both our plates away than brought me back the steak that my husband had originally had and gave it to me and said it was mine and cooked correctly and his had to be recooked, that it was over cooked. I didn’t want to eat without him so when his steak finally came 15 mins later so my steak was cold and way over cooked. Would not recommend it
Wow, I'm so sorry we did not deliver the experience we are known for. I take these matters very seriously and would like to talk to you personally if possible. My office number is 480 789 4391. If you would like to provide me with your contact information, I would be more that happy to reach out to you. I look forward to speak with you soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Perfect place for a night out, great food, service and entertainment
Ted, Thank you so much for your kind review of Ember. I appreciate the time you took to let us know how we are doing. Please come back soon next time you are in the neighborhood. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Special Birthday Dinner!
Ember has become our absolute favorite Scottsdale dining experience!!!
I apologize, but initially Thet first time we dined I thought, “Can they pull off an exceptional dining experience?“ That was answered on our first wonderful dining experience, and has been the case, EXCEPTIONAL DINING the SIX visits my wife and I have enjoyed every time, with the wonderful hospitality of General Manager Brent and our incredible talented server Candice!
This time we celebrated our sons Birthday Dinner, hosting them from Denver. We knew that Brent and Candice would give them a very special, over the top dining experience. And as always, they DID!
I recommended the wonderful ribeye steaks, coming from the very special Chicago purveyor of meats that Ember uniquely features unlike any other fine restaurant we’ve enjoyed. Cooked to perfection as always! My sons reaction, “The best steak I have ever had!“ And that complement from him, quite a foodie with incredible dining experiences all over the country, was a resounding complement to Ember!
I can’t complement Brent and Candice enough. This is a one-of-a-kind dining experience that you’re going to love. As you can tell by all of our compliments, Ember is our favorite! Thank you all!
Aloha! Nick and Lin
Nic and Lin, You are too kind. We all appreciate you two so very much. Your comments are validating and I look forward to your seventh visit! Regards and Mahalo, Brent
Great atmosphere and outstanding service! Food well-y prepared and beautifully presented.
I wanted to reach out and thank you so very much for the kind words. We all hope to see you back at Ember in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Briana our bartender and also was our waitress. She was very attentive to our needs. The wine specialist recommended an excellent Red Zin to accompany our meal. It was so good, I ordered 6 bottles of it directly from the CA winery when we got home. The food was exceptional especially the special chocolate desert. We will be back!
Karen, Thank you for recognizing Brea and whet she brings to the restaurant. I look forward to share your review and comments to her and the entire team. We look forward to your return. Regards, Brent
Great restaurant for a special occasion, winning big on blackjack/slots, or after a round of golf at We Ko Pa Golf Club. Steak was great, as well as the wine selection and oysters. Rivals and even exceeds a couple of the many steakhouses in Scottsdale with comparable prices.
Shaun, We are all so happy you enjoyed you entire experience here. Your comment are very valued and I wanted to thank you personally for articulating them. Please come back in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Can’t say enough nice things. Food was phenomenal. Huge selection. Best wine list I’ve seen. Outstanding service. Tremendous value. Will go back soon.
Dave, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I'm glad we could make your daughter birthday a special one. I will share your comments with Jennifer and the entire team for that matter. We all hope to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
This was our first visit to Ember. Food was very tasty and good sized portions. Our server Amy was very personable and entertaining. She helped make this a very memorable dining experience. The wine list is extensive and priced well.
We all hope to see you back soon for your second visit. Amy is a amazing and your review just validates that to us. I will share your kind review with the entire team l, so thank you for your feedback. Regards, Brent
Visited Ember after hearing great things about it. We live close, Fountain Hills, AZ., but never ate there, being it is in a 'Casino'. Once transitioning past all the Casino gaming stuff, you are transported into an entirely different environment at Ember. Beautiful design and classy venue. First stop at the bar for a couple 'Happy Hour' drinks. Mixologist was very friendly, outgoing, and talented. One can't beat the quality and drink pricing. On to dinner. Rainy, cold night in the desert so inside dining required. Large windows to look out at the passing storms while dining snug and warm by the indoor fireplaces. John, our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The four of us opted for the seafood tower which we felt a bargain at $85.00. One would think twice about ordering seafood in the desert but put all fears aside. The presentation and quality was the best ever experienced--this compared to restaurants visited on both coasts. Oysters on the half shell were to die for. Three diners chose beef filet's while I opted to have the chef choose my entre which was 3 oz. Wagyu filet. All beef was fork tender and grilled to perfection as ordered. Paired the dishes with two shared sides and a nice bottle of Daou at a very decent price point. When our Sommelier, also named John, inquired on the wine, my wife made mention of being a 'bubbles' girl. John asked her a preference and she mentioned us being members of Schramsberg and Davies wine club. Back he came with a fresh bottle of Schramsberg Rose, opened it and poured her a glass on the house. We confirmed the rumors' with staff that Head Chef did indeed come from the French Laundry. If you want French Laundry quality dining at a fraction of the cost, look past the 'Casino' vibe--Ember is the bomb. Professional / Professional /Professional! We gave the exhibition kitchen staff a standing ovation on our way out.
Richard, Wow, thank you so much for the glowing review. I'm very gratified we were able to provide a world class dinning experience for you and your guests. I look forward to share your comments with the entire team. Thank you for recognizing John as well. He is truly a great asset to the operation. We look forward to your return. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Another excellent meal!
It is always a pleasure to have you in the restaurant. As usual, we all appreciate your five star review. You are very kind. We all look forward to see you in the upcoming weeks. Once again, thank you. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Everything was fabulous, the service, the food everything! Thanks Jennifer for a great evening!
Raymond, I wanted to thank you very much for your comments. I will share your review with Jennifer and the entire team for that matter. We all look forward to getting you back in the restaurant sooner than later. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Fantastic evening. The dinner was phenomenal and the assistant GM Pamela was a dream. The live piano bar and singer topped off the evening. We will be coming back for sure. Mick
Mick, It was great meeting you. I appreciate your comments so very much. We hope to see you back very soon. Pamela Barnard, AGM Ember
How many times can you say PERFECTION?
Time after time at Ember! This was our fourth experience at Ember. Each evening’s dinner was perfection, and tonight’s “Date Night” was excellent as usual!
Literally from the moment you step in you will feel how special an evening is about to unfold! The room is comfortably elegant. We love the open kitchen which you can see but not hear.
The menu is a masterpiece of choices. My wife went for the special purveyor ribeye. And again, we have never tasted such flavorful and tender beef. It’s quality is unbelievable and the Chef has created a seasoning that is so complementary and enhances the beef with perfection.
I went for the fish selection, the recommendation Seabass. Let me just say it was equally perfect!
Our wonderful server Candice arrived at our table within one minute with my wife’s drink of choice she remembered from our previous visits too.
You just can’t have a better more enjoyable dining experience. General Manager Brent has every single detailed dialed in perfectly. The entire restaurant staff executes like a fine machine. And Brent made certain that everything was to our satisfaction more than once during our meal.
We can’t recommend Ember enough … thank you Brent and Candice for another “over-the-top“ evening and dinner!!!
Nick and Lin
Nic and Lin, I very much appreciate the kind review, moreover we all appreciate you support and loyalty to the restaurant. We always are excited when we see you names on the reservation list. I look forward as always to see you back very soon. Warmest Regards, Brent
Fabulous birthday dinner with my husband and family. Good wine list and knowledgeable sommelier. We enjoyed a rare Barolo followed by a well priced Cab. Food and service were fantastic. Definitely a worthy dining experience. We will return!
So happy to hear that your birthday celebration was a success. Please don't wait a year to return. I hope to see you back in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Excellent service!!! We sat on the patio and everyone made sure that we were comfortable on a chilly evening. Food was very tasty, although a little pricey, but we knew it would be. We’ll be going back. I can’t say enough about the excellent service! 👍
Thank you very much for you comments. We appreciate you taking the time to write your very kind review. Please come back to see us when you can. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Thank you Brent for our welcome drinks.Just another great meal with awesome service..will be back soon!
It's always a please to have you in. Thank you for being so supportive of the restaurant and it's staff. I look forward to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Bree at the bar is exceptional. Her knowledge level was among the best I’ve experienced. We are at the bar which was a great atmosphere. Including the singer. The food was also great. Great bourbon and wine selection.
Rick, It was great to meet you last week. Thank you for give Brea a shout out. She is a great asset to the operation and a pleasure to have as a valued staff member. Thanks for taking the time to recognize her. Next time you get out of the Nati to play some golf, come back and see us. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Thanks for another great dinner
Thank you for another great review. We all appreciate your loyalty to the restaurant. I look forward to see you back in the upcoming weeks. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Great place for any occasion Service & Food were outstanding
Ted, I wanted to reach out and thank you for your very nice review. I appreciate your feedback and moreover your support for Ember. I hope to see you back in the restaurant in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Fantastic experience overall. Server was attentive but not intrusive, and every aspect of the meal was delicious from start to finish. Highly recommend
I wanted to reach out and thank you for your kind review of Ember. It sound like we hit all the marks for you and we greatly appreciate your business. Please come back and dine with us in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Karen, Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! We can't wait to have you back. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Our dining experience at The Embers was extraordinary from the moment we were shown to our table. Our waitress Jennifer, was energetic, welcoming, extremely knowledgeable and someone who you would hope could always be the one guiding you through your dinner. The wine recommendation was spot on and the dinner was like non other I have ever had. The music was lovely but a little bit too loud since we sat near by. A truly lovely restaurant.
Jane, I real appreciate the acknowledgment of Jennifer and I look forward to share this with her and the team. Thank you so much for review. We all look forward to your next visit to Ember. Regards, Brent
Great service and accommodations for table delay and birthday celebration
Thank you for dinning with us recently and celebrating the new year with us. I appreciate your review and we look forward to your return. Happy New Year, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Loved the piano entertainment and the coziness of the booths.
Terry, I really appreciate your comments and feedback. I wanted to thank you for dinning with us and invite you back when you are in the area. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember
Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is rated 4.8 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.