Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

4.7
175 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.

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 175 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Menu looked great and was very excited. Wagyu beef was thin and extremely chewy. King crab literally had no flavor. Risotto undercooked and under seasoned. Had the wedge salad and hands down the best item we tried but it’s hard to mess up lettuce, dressing, bacon and tomatoes. The service on the other hand was outstanding and our waiter Jean was very good.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded 7 days ago

I'm so disappointed to hear the the cuisine did not live up to your expectorations. I would love the opportunity to have you back a see what we can do to sway your opinion. I can be reached at 480 789 4391. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipsouthside
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific - service outstanding - Amy, our waitress, was the best!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded 7 days ago

Amy is amazing, I agree. Thank you for recognizing her. Please ask for her when you return. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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RayR
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lately, it seems like there are fewer and fewer restaurants that deliver on both - excellent food and impeccable service - but Ember delivers on both! From the GM to the Advanced Sommelier and to our server, we will remember our dinner there for a long time.
Can not wait to dine there again.

Cheers,

Ray

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded 7 days ago

Ray, Thank you for your comments and the time you took to write them. I look forward to share your review with the entire team. We all strive daily to provide an authentic service experience and exceptional cuisine, I'm so happy to hear we hit the mark on both for you and your guests. We will be awaiting your return. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipKrittyAZ
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice venue- comfortable chairs, beautiful piano music, lighting was perfect. Our server, Jennie, was excellent- attentive, knowledgeable, engaging. The food was beautifully presented and very good. Portion sizes were generous. My scallops were perfectly cooked. We will definitely be back!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind words and recognizing Jennie. She has been a great addition to the team. We will be waiting for your return. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Embers during our recent Staycation at Wekopa Resort. Our experience was amazing. The service we received from John, our waiter, was great and everyone involved were very pleasant! The food was to die for. Three of us had steaks that were cooked to perfection and the scallops the other one had were wonderful as well. I could definitely see us coming back again and again (maybe just for dinner and not the staycation). Thank you for a great experience from first time customers.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded 7 days ago

We look forward to your return and thank you for the nice review. I look forward to share your comments with John and the entire team. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipAngelaS
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! GM Brent goes above and beyond. John’s menu recommendations were spot on. Grilled lobster phenomenal

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded 7 days ago

Angela, Thank you so much for the kind comments and the 5 star review. Thank you for recognizing John as well. I look forward to you return. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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kenbaer34
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The beet salad with squash blossoms was simply amazing and the rest of the meal continued at no less than excellence. The wine list too is as good as it is extensive so be sure to ask Sommalier Dennis for a recommendation!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded 7 days ago

We all appreciate your feedback and your very kind review, The baby beet salad is one of my favorites as well. We are blessed to have Dennis, thanks for recognizing his talents. Please come back to see us all very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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BigWigg
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality and delicious food, the service was top notch.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded 7 days ago

Wow, thank you for your five star review. Thank you for recognizing my amazing service staff as well. We look forward to have you back in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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IanA
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twas amazing, wish everyone the best of luck, thank you

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

Thanks Ian and best of luck to you. Stay in touch and crush it in Austin! Brent

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Whit
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Happy hour is really good!

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JILLF
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was served luke warm at best. The crab legs were cold and rubbery. Filet mignon was barely warm and full of gristle. Butter would not melt on the baked potatoe. Wedge salad was good. Dessert was great! Which we didn't pay for since it was my bday. Overall it was a very disappointing expensive meal.

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

Jill, I'm so sorry the we didn't provide the culinary experience on your special day. Plaes feel free to reach out to me as i would like to have you back in and attempt to win back your good favor. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Savage
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

John was great! Thank you for the amazing hospitality Brent!

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

It was our pleasure and thank you for recognizing John. I look forward to share your review with the entire team. We hope to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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StephenS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and out of the ordinary. Sushi appetizer garnished with compressed watermelon coated with frozen shaved foie gras is worthy of any Michelin rated chief !
Wine selection rivals any restaurant coupled with outstanding service that is attentive without being intrusive and you don't need a mortgage to pay the bill !

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

Stephen, I was great to have you and and I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We all look forward to get you back in the restaurant very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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BettyP
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very efficient and friendly. Food was excellent. Will definitely come again.

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

Betty, Thank you for spending your special day with us. I'm so glad your husband enjoyed his birthday dinner with us. Please don't wait a year to come back and see us. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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RuthB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was just ok for the price

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

Ruth, Thank you for your feedback. I disappointed that the food was just ok as we pride ourselves on amazing cuisine. I would appreciate the opportunity to have you back and see what we can do to sway your opinion on the food here at Ember as ok is just not good enough for us. I hope to hear from you very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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JerryG
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the ambiance was wonderful. Will return soon.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on June 25, 2021

Jerry, Jennifer has just joined us and has immediately made and impact in all aspects of service. Thank you for recognizing her skill. We hope to have you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Nancyb
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE PERSON that made our dining experience 5-star was Amy! Our server was professional, personable and an outstanding representative to your restaurant.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on June 25, 2021

Nancy, I agree Amy is amazing and a great asset to the operation. Please ask for her on you return ! Regards, Brent Rumph

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Wanted it to be a very special dining experience but unfortunately it just didn't quite make the grade.

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

May I please inquire some specifics as it relates to your experience as I take these matters very seriously? Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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JimF
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality of the food is consistently and predictably excellent. The staff are universally very professional, with the knowledgable sommelier, Dennis and maitre de maison, Brett being especially attentive. The atmosphere is classic upscale lounge with silky live piano and singer, perfect for a special occasion or anniversary dinner.

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

Jim, It was all our pleasure. Thank you for the nice review. We appreciate your comments greatly and we hope to see you back very soon. \Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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ReneeP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Embers could not have been better! They really know the menu, and were very helpful and friendly. The piano music was incredible as well. We'll be back!!!

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

Renee, We can't wait to have you back. Thank you for the kind words we appreciate them greatly. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my spouse. A memorable experience thanks to our host and server! Can’t wait to go back to Ember. We love it!

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

Thank you for spending you very special day with us. Please don't wait a year to come back to see us! Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waitress and the food was amazing! Everyone that worked there was so friendly and helpful.

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kathyP
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, enjoyed a delicious meal. Our waitress was a super gal...

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

Kathy, Please come back and see us soon. We look forward to your return! Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Claree
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful and the food was outstanding. the steaks are prime and cooked over a wood fired grill . . it's the most amazing flavor. Caesar salad with kale was excellent and enough to share for 2 ( I don't even like Kale!). They offered an amuse buche of baby shrimp which was a nice touch. Amy was our server and she was really warm and helpful . . also funny! It is a fine dining experience that one expects to pay higher prices for and we can't wait to go back!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on June 12, 2021

Thank you so very much for your kind review. Thank you as well for recognizing Amy. She is a great asset to the restaurant. We all hope to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Raee
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing. Food and staff well above average. Staff was outstanding and very friendly and knowledgeable on menu and over 600 wines to select from. This place is now apart of my top 3 places to eat. Also had live pianist and singer sounded beautiful.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on June 12, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review. I look forward to share this review with the team. We all look forward to your return very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Ddame
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Everything was fine except for our waitress. Very curt and unpleasant personality. Did become much friendlier and bubbly when it was time for the check. (Wonder why)??!! Will be returning, just hope we don’t get the same waitress.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on June 12, 2021

Thanks you for your comments. I spoke to your server in this matter to help better understand what occurred and how to prevent this type of experience in the future. We look forward to get you back in te restaurant very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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BobT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner there last night was fabulous. The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly and accomodating. We will definitely be back.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on June 4, 2021

Bob, Thank you for you very kind review. We look forward to your return in the very near future. Regards, Brent

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TerryH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a long drive but the casino is upclass and the food was very good! The machines could have been a little more relaxed:)

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

Terry, Thank you for the kind words. I look forward to you return in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipBanjo
Phoenix
95 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our first visit here. Have never been here and have lived in Tonto for 17 years. Impressive.

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

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and your guests. I look forward to your return in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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NicoleM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The food was fantastic. The service was awesome. Highly recommend, We'll definitely be back.

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

Nicole, We thank you for your feedback. It was our pleasure having you in and we all hope to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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LawrenceD
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Short ribs great. Lobster not. It was drowned in truffle oil and sprinkled with herbs that overpowered the delicate taste of lobster. Soup and salad ordinary and not worth price.
They’re trying hard to keep up with all the trendy ingredients but the dishes are not that great in actuality.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on June 4, 2021

Laurence, So sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations on the culinary side. We are very proud of our spring menu but in your case it seems we fell short. I would hope you might return and let us attempt to win back your good favor. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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JenniferS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from beginning to end. I can’t pick what dish I enjoyed the most! Brent, Dennis, and John made it a special evening. Highly recommend!

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

Jennifer, I was all our pleasure! Please come back and see us when you have the occasion. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends & I went for “restaurant week”. The table setting, the ambiance, the friendly staff, & the FOOD!!!!Everything was top notch. Our waiter was, John. What a gem of a waiter. We will definitely be going back. Honestly, I didn’t have much hope in Ft McDowell (from previous experience), but they really pulled through! The new casino is non-smoking which is a plus! I highly recommend!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for your five star review! John is a great server, thank you for recognizing his efforts. We all hope to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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JimC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Rating was 3.5. I would definitely go there again

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on May 27, 2021

I look forward to see you back very soon Jim. Thank you for your review. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vippoliticals
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of this reservation was incredible. We really enjoyed The waitress, the sommelier and the attention that the general manager Brent was giving the guests at the restaurant. Absolute A+ in all ways!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for the kind review. It was all my pleasure. I will see you both soon I'm hoping. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Savbe
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Pros: Beautiful dining room. Very good food. Upscale for sure.
Cons: Too much time spent talking to us at the table. It would be nice if they wouldn't go through the menu line for line giving us their fav dishes. Same thing for the drink menu. Customers can ask questions about dishes and they can ask for recommendations if they want them. Took a long time to process the check. Probably short on servers.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on May 27, 2021

I really appreciate all of your feedback and the time you took to articulate it. We all look forward to your return soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Do not arrive at Ember expecting a fine dining experience. There seems to be no dress code and tank tops/flip flops worn by guests does not set a very elegant atmosphere. We originally arrived for restaurant week but we decided to order off of the regular menu instead. The ribeye was maybe 1/4" thick (think the thinnest cut you can get from a discount grocery store) and so overseasoned that I had to scrape off the overly salty seasoning layer. The steak was so thin that it was seemingly impossible to cook to order, which was unbelievable considering the $52 price. I ordered medium rare and I did not see the point in sending it back when it arrived medium well because it would have been a waste of time. The scallops were dry and rubbery. After asking for the check twice, it was dropped off and forgotten about. At the end of everything the Manager asked about our experience. We mentioned everything stated above, and how disappointed we were considering we were very excited to try this "destination dining experience." It is advertised as fine dining with "the highest quality of steaks and seafood." His response was to tell me that if I ever wanted to come back to shoot him an email... I wish that was the end of this experience, however, my stomach began turning after dinner and I was sick for the rest of the night and into the next day.

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

Thank you for your response. i appreciate the feedback, good, bad or indifferent. I'm sorry we did not live up to your expectations. I was hoping you would use that card and let me know if you would like to return as my guest. I'm very confident we would be able to sway your opinion of us if given the opportunity. Regards, Brent

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Natalia
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food is not up to standards. Our waitress was very nice and tried her best to compensate for the rest of the problems. It took us 3.5 hour for the dinner to get completely served. Had to redo a stake. No heating lamps for sitting outside. Totally not recommend it.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. I will be using your observation with the entire team. I would hope that you would return and let us try to win back your good favor. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! John our server was very attentive. We enjoyed our experience at Ember!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for recognizing John. I look forward to share your review with the entire team. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at ember

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place! Excellent service and food.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you! I appreciate you review and we all look forward to get you back in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is rated 4.7 stars by 175 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.