Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

4.8
133 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Ember is a destination dining experience with the highest quality of steaks and seafood prepared over wood-fired grills. The menu is complemented by a specialty cocktail menu, whiskey library and an extensive wine lists accompanied with highest level of service from our Sommelier and Service Team. The energetic dining space overlooks the scratch kitchen with views of our culinary team. A separate piano lounge with live entertainment adds to the dynamic vibe. Seasonal outdoor dining by the fireplace is also available.

Experiences

  • Restaurant Week

    $44.00 per person

    May 21 - May 29, 2021

    Come and enjoy the most edible time of the year. Restaurant week at Ember! May 21st thru May 30th

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 133 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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haroldj
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great, beautiful decor, great service and great food. It was wonderful, we will be back here.

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ContessaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening celebrating our anniversary, service is awesome and the food are wonderful and the live music was very nice. Highly recommend definitely will come back.

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SandraK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, Nice entertainment, we loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents and I had a delicious meal at Ember. From the chefs bite to the chefs departure gift everything was the best. We had the sea scallops the Chilean sea bass in the Buffalo short rib and all were delicious. The crème brûlée was the best I’ve ever had. Service was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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skitini
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were all very excited to experience this restaurant. First, I had to ask for the bread, then our filets were served medium well instead of medium. There was no pink and they were a little dry. Then the waitress forgot one of the side dishes. Wasn't my idea of fine dining but I will give it one more try since everyone I spoke to before we went, raved about it!!!

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Corgi
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally a date night with my husband and I couldn't have asked for a better place.

Exceptional service and a very long list of drinks and wine to start.

We both had steaks with blue cheese and they were perfect... and to start a wedge
salad. Loved the bread basket that came before with a nice selection.

Wonderful dessert selection too.

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Kathy
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have recommended Ember restaurant to my friends. It was the best meal on Mothers Day I have ever had. No rush, no crowds, and gourmet food.

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BobG
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and was not so loud. Great wine service and our servers were the best.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on May 8, 2021

Thank you for recognizing our service staff. I agree with you and we are vey fortunate to have such great people working at Ember. Please come back to see us very soon. Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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StephenS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The steaks were amazing having been finished over a wood fire grill.
Wine list was outstanding. Cheerful , friendly and competent service.
Beautiful ambiance and piano music.
Only draw back and it is minor is having to access off the casino floor.
Will definitely be going back to what is now the finest restaurant in Fountain Hills and this side of the 101!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on May 8, 2021

Stephen, I appreciate you kind words. We appreciate the feedback and more over the time you took to articulate it. I look forward to see you and your guests back at Ember very soon. It was great talking with you and we will see you at our inaugural wine diner on the 19th. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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KarenC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very special evening and the staff was awesome!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on May 6, 2021

Karen, Thank you for recognizing our amazing staff. I look forward to share this review with all of them. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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SD2FH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Ember and We Ko Pah. It's great to know there's a delicious steakhouse so close to my home! My Godmother, who's in her 70s and has traveled worldwide, said it was the BEST steak she'd ever had. Can't wait to go back.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on May 8, 2021

Wow, thank you so very much for the rave review. We look forward to your return! Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Ashevilleroadtrip
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner!!! Delicious steaks, bone marrow appetizer and seafood tower were remarkable!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on May 8, 2021

Please don't wait a year to come back to dine with us. Thank you for spending your special evening with us. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John is fantastic!
Brent made our guests feel extra special as first time diners

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vipKitty
Phoenix
349 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really wonderful! The 6 oz filet w added blue cheese was amazing. The mushroom soup was good but not amazing. The oysters were excellent. The date dessert was great.

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vipAwesome
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden oasis in Wekopa. We couldn't find really anything to kill time so we tried to get seated early. The Maitre'D brought us in to a neat little lounge with a great jazz duo!
Then the food and service, drinks, everything was really superb. I've always been skeptical of casino restaurants but they really hit the spot!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on May 8, 2021

It was a pleasure to have you in Ember. Thank you for the very kind words and review. The live music is very much a part of what Ember is all about. I'm so happy you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to have you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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ClaudeV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was great. We will be coming back. Would have preferred an earlier time for our anniversary dinner. We enjoyed the evening thoroughly.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 29, 2021

Claud, Thank you for choosing Ember to celebrate your very special occasion. Please don't wait a year to come back and dine with us. We all hope to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipAnitarina
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the petit filet and it did not disappoint! The stoned crab appetizer was delicious and the kale Caesar salad was a perfect starter. Finished off with the creme brûlée of the day. Perfecto!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you so much for your very kind review. You will be happy to know the cream brûlée will be added to our spring menu that will be rolling out May 6th. We all look forward to your return. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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ChadW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service made up for lack of patio view. Food met expectations. The service will bring me back.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 29, 2021

Chad, Thank you for recognizing the service. We strive every day to exceed all expectation in this regard. We look forward to see back at Ember very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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JefferyL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa was it wonderful wait person Very attentive she took care of all of our needs and provided outstanding service

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 24, 2021

Jeffery, Thank you for recognizing Lisa. She is a great server and a better person. I look forward to share your review with her. Please come back soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipDennisp
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The veal dish was very good. The venison was cooked perfectly but was heavily smoked so the flavor of the venison was covered up by the over smoking. Not to my taste. The service was excellent and Lisa made our visit very enjoyable. We will definitely go back to try other thing s on the menu.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 24, 2021

Dennis, It's great to get your feedback and I appreciate it very much. Lisa is a great asset to the operation, thank you for recognizing her. Ask for he er on your next visit. We will see you soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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crystald
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing had the Lobster Thermidor and Sirloin steak. The staff was very nice and attentive which added to the overall great experience. The ambiance was nice we sat out of the patio soft music and nature sounds overall quiet and relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing.
Our waiter, John was stellar! Even with being slammed he was still super attentive and always upbeat!
We will 100% be back...SOON!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thank you for the very kind review. I look forward to share this review with John and the rest of the team. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Debbie
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant, delicious and a wonderful waitress and staff. Fun evening and looking forward to coming back.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 22, 2021

Debbie, Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your business very much an we hope to see you back soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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CindyG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a beautiful restaurant! So classy and comfortable at the same time. We had amazing service from Candace. We enjoyed visiting with the GM and another employee. We plan to return one day soon!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 22, 2021

Cindy, I appreciate you writing a review and more so dining with us. I look forward to your return. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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JimmyO
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress aimee was outstanding and funny. There we a few mistakes on the food but she more than made up for it and gave us an extra appetizer

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 22, 2021

Jimmy, I apologize for the mistakes. We strive to minimize any service gaps every day. We hope to see you back in the restaurant very soon. Regards, Brent

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vipTigerloulou
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great venue! the food was excellent and creative. The wine cellar astonishing with Wines from all great places in the world. The wines were a bit too pricy.

All in all we enjoyed the outdoor setting and the dinner!
I strongly recommend for gourmets and foodies but expect a pricy tab!!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you so much for your comments and review. We hope to have you back in the very near future. Regards Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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CarolW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter for her 25th birthday and she was treated exceptionally well. She was greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne and finished the meal with a wonderful complimentary dessert. The food and service was amazing the entire evening.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 13, 2021

Carol, Thank you for joining us for your daughters special day. Please don't wait a year to return. We hope to see back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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LisaT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very impressed by food quality and choices. Service was outstanding!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 10, 2021

Lisa, Thank you for the five star review. We appreciate it very much. I look forward to your return soon. Regards, Brent

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vipKonaNick
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Brunch! Over the TOP!

This was absolutely a spectacular Easter Brunch, a prefix menu with wonderful choices. Nothing like the boring old standard holiday brunch that we’ve eaten more times than we can remember at other Scottsdale restaurants and hotels. That old buffet style, same old ham, beef, steam tables and crowds.

NO!

This is Ember! The executive chef, Patrick I believe, put together a stellar four course, choose your special entrée main course, including the most incredible salmon I’ve had, a fillet, a special pasta, and eggs Benedict that cannot be described it was so good, and then finished off by special desserts.

Everything they do is special, unique, you can’t find it in any other fine dining experience in Scottsdale! The consistency, it’s perfect every time we have done in there, no more than six times. We love it.

General Manager Brent, and our three servers Candice, Amy, and Jennifer delivered the perfect touch of impeccable service, care, and remembering our favorites!

Can’t rave enough about Ember!!!

Thank you!
Nick and Lin

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 10, 2021

Nick, Your the best! It was great to see you and we all appreciate you and Lin more than you know. Brent

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Donn
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waiter was excellent. Food was good. Price was reasonable

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 10, 2021

Donn, Thank you for recognizing John. He is truely an asset. I hope to see you back in the restauarent in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipTileman
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 3, 2021

Always great to see you both. I very much appreciate your patronage and support. Regards, Brent

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vipJimS
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very impressed. So nice to have a quality restaurant in Fountain Hills. The staff was over the top, very friendly and conversant. The waitresses and the sommelier were on top of their game, checking with us very often. The impressive wine list is perhaps the best in the valley.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 3, 2021

Jim, So happy you had a great experience last night. The FH contingency has really embraced the restaurant. We all hope to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Debiepi
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Food was excellent as was the service. We would highly recommend and we have recommended all of our friends try Ember. A wonderful dining experience.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 1, 2021

Wow, thank you so much for the very kind review. I look forward to your return very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipKonaNick
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Amber! Again, a perfect incredible dining experience, as always!

Not just a “fluke“! This was our sixth visit and each and every time host Brent, and Candice, Jennifer, and Amy provide the most incredible service and dining experience! It’s absolutely “over-the-top“!

Our absolute favorite in Scottsdale!

Nowhere else compares!

Thank you!
Kona Nick and Linda

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 1, 2021

Nick and Lin, It is always our pleasure to have you in. Your very kind words are always appreciated and I enjoy sharing them with the entire team. Mahalo, Brent

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vipYacht41
Phoenix
140 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance and service were excellent. Our server, Jennifer, snd the Maitre d, Brent, we’re attentive and professional.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you for the recognition. It's always great having you in. Regards, Brent

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JLBB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Decided to get 2 appetizers for dinner....3 prawns for $15 and 3 meatballs for $14. Meatballs were bland. Prawns were a little grainy tasting.

Service was excellent, but we will not return for mediocre food with high prices.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 1, 2021

I appreciate your comments. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Ginger
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with excellent food and even better service. With everything at the Casino being so new, it was a real treat to have this high quality restaurant so close to our home in Fountain Hills. We will be back.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 1, 2021

Ginger, Thank you for you comments. The FH contingency a really embraced us and we are very thankful for that. I hope to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipJamesS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I would not rate this up with any of the outstanding steakhouses in the Scottsdale Phoenix area, even though the restaurant was not that busy our server kept disappearing, the pork chop was so under cooked, I simply did not even try to eat it,but could not convey this to the server because she had the inability to return to the table in light of a very large party she was serving.Very much doubt if we will ever be returning.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on April 1, 2021

James, I recall talking with you that night. I'm sorry we didn't live up to our very high expectations. I would love to get you back and see if we could change your mind. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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ReneeO
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Highly recommend!
We got the lobster bisque, Caesar salad
And burgers

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on March 23, 2021

Renee, Thank you for the five star review! Please get back here sooner than later. We await your return. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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HelenS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat out on the patio. Very beautiful. Staff is is great.

Food was delicious. My new favorite place!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on March 24, 2021

Helen, We can't wait to see you again. Thank you for your review as well. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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FAQs

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is rated 4.8 stars by 133 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.