Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

4.6
18 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
What 18 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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Tileman
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience.Jennifer is an awesome server!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded 3 days ago

We really value your reviews and appreciate your kind words. I look forward to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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NathanielL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Let me first say that I understand that this is a new restaurant and that there will be growing pains. With that said I would have to say there is no way that we'd recommend this restaurant to friends and family. The menu is highly priced and you'd expect amazing food. I ordered the filet with a side of lobster tail and horse radish spinach. I ordered my filet medium and it came out well done. The lobster was over cooked but my spinach was very tasty. My wife ordered the Lobster Thermador. Her food was not good at all. She hardly ate any. It tasted only like gravy and you couldn't taste the lobster at all. The service was very good seeing as they were very friendly and very polite, but very slow. Our entire meal took almost two hours and we did not have an appetizer or desert. Like I said I'm not upset seeing as it's a brand new place and even though we would not eat there again my hope is that it gets better seeing as we love the new casino.

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vipHeatherB
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Ember was phenomenal. From the moment we walked in, the service was exceptional. Candace, our server, was super attentive and knowledgeable. Dennis, the sommelier, was extremely well versed in the 36 page wine list and recommended the perfect wines.

The ambience is superb. The food, delicious. Service, outstanding. Highly highly recommended if you enjoy truly exceptional food and great wines, this is the restaurant for you.

I cannot wait to return.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded 6 days ago

We cannot wait for your return Heather! Thank you so much for the kind words. I will share this with both Dennis and Candace when I see them today. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipLizG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch! The renovations to the Casino and Resort make it an entirely new experience for visitors. It seems Ember will soon make a name for itself and compete with the top dining spots in the Valley. The entire staff prioritizes each guest’s dining experience. Can’t say enough good things about the GM, Brent, and Sommelier, Dennis...and of course, the food! Make sure to ask Dennis for his recommendations as the wine and liquor options are extensive.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on November 18, 2020

It was great meeting you! Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to share your review with the entire team. We can't wait to get you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Love2Live
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. The only issue was the music kept getting really loud and we asked for it to be turned down. It made it hard to have conversation with the music as loud as it got. We will definitely be back!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you so much for your review and comments. I think I have the music volume issue figured out now. We look forward to your return very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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ToddS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, food and service excellent our waiter new the product and did a very nice job on serving us with a great sense of humor. Also a part of the management team stopped by our table to check on the food quality and service, very pleasant gentleman.

Highly recommended and we will revisit , and also spread the word.

Thank you for a nice dinning experience.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on November 18, 2020

I really enjoyed talking with you and your guest. I look forward to you return to the restaurant very soon. Thank you so much for your review and comments! Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipYacht41
Phoenix
130 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant still has a few kinks to work out, but it has the potential to be the best restaurant on the east side of the Scottsdale area. Ambiance is quite appealing and the food is definitely upscale. Since the restaurant has just opened, there are a few minor service issues to be worked out, but we will definitely be returning.

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tonic
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time trying Ember. It was good overall. Service was good. Piano & singer was enjoyable during dinner

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on November 18, 2020

I wanted to reach out and thank you for visiting Ember recently. I appreciate you comments and your review. We look forward to getting you back in the restaurant in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience! Jennifer was absolutely amazing. From the moment we sat down, it felt like everyone on the staff wanted to go above and beyond. The food quality was great and the service was even better.

If you want a fine dining experience, this is the place. We will definitely be back!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you so very much for your kind words. I will share this with Jennifer and the entire Ember team. I hope to see you back in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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CathyS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly had a 5 star experience , Candace was very professional & informative waitress, she was extra attentive in a very good way. We will return for the service and the superb food. Dennis introduced himself and was very gracious as a manager of the restaurant.
I highly recommend this restaurant for a fine dining experience you will not forget!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on November 14, 2020

It was our pleasure having you dine with us. I wanted to thank you for you review as well. I will share this with both Dennis and Candice alike. We all look forward to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful experience, service was fantastic also was the food was great....

The best dining in the the EastValley.....

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on November 14, 2020

Wow, thank you so much the staff and management team appreciate your comments and review. We all hope to see you back in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Mijac
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The preparations were rooted in classic cuisine while showing a contemporary flair. The atmosphere was elegant without being off-putting. The entertainment was spectacular, the service exemplary...when my partner had a problem with his main course it was rectified right away. All in all I would go again without reservation.

Minor criticism, I was asked if this was a special occasion, and told them it was my partner's 60th Birthday...nothing happened as a result. I did not expect or want a birthday song or any huge acknowledgement, but something small and thoughtful would have been appreciated.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for celebrating your partners 60th birthday with us. I'm so sorry we did not acknowledge such a momentous occasion. I would hope that you would return and give us the opportunity to make it up to you and your partner in some way. Please feel free to contact me personally if you would like. My cell is 480 789 4691. i hope to see you in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipAnonymous
Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first trip to the new Ember Restaurant at We ko Pa. The service, Mariano Rivera, was fantastic. The food was delicious, and it was an exceptional experience for a first opening. The only complaint that I have is that the Lobster Thermidor was not typical and certainly was not a whole lobster. But the brandy sauce was good. The whipped potatoes were amazing. We followed up our dinner with a show, the Beatles Experience Paperback Writer. That was also exceptional and the service, Gina, was excellent. We will definitely go again.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to serve you and your guests. I appreciate your comments and your business and hope to see you back at Ember in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went out with my realtor friend Barb

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for you 5 star review! I hope to see you and barb back at Ember in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipDavid
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall very good, would come back.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on November 10, 2020

David, I appreciate your feedback very much. I look forward to share this with the team. We look forward to have you back in the restaurant very soon. Please feel free to reach out to me personally so that I can anticipate your arrival and ensure you have an amazing dinning experience. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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CaroleA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant, the service was impeccable, and we will be back. Our waiter, John, was a delightful guy and took extra good care of us. We sat on the patio and could hear the singer at the piano bar, accompanied by a violinist, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Oh, and the food was perfection. You won’t be disappointed here.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for the kind words as it relates to your servers and your dinner experience. I look forward in sharing your comments with the entire team. Please join us again soon. We feature live music five days a week so I hope to see you in the very near future. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Josiec
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. We had the opportunity to eat it embers the fine dining restaurant located in the We-ko-pa casino resort. We were greeted at the door and ushered into a waiting area when are our seats and table were ready we were escorted to the dining area. Our meal was excellent the presentation was over the top the taste was superb and our waitress was delightful the wait staff couldn’t do enough to please us..

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on November 11, 2020

It was great to have you two in celebrating such an important occasion. I enjoyed meeting you both and remember, you were the first couple to ever dance in the lounge here at Ember. Please don't wait a year to come back and dine with us again. Warmest Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipHiblets2
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New restaurant at WeKaPa Casino in Fountain Hills. We had dinner at this fabulous restaurant and it did not disappoint. Service, cleanliness, ambiance, cocktails and food were wonderful. The menu consists of a nice variety of steaks, seafood and pasta dishes. The value for what you get is well worth the price. Will definitely need a reservation to get a seat at this wonderful place, but well worth it. The casino itself is very nice, clean and great with "no smoking".

FAQs

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is rated 4.6 stars by 18 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.