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Embers

4.7
4.7
3657 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Opened in the spring of 2004, Embers is a contemporary American Steakhouse with a twist. Classic Steakhouse offerings along with complete selections of seafood & sushi are available in a warm inviting atmosphere.

Embers, as the name implies, evokes the warmth and comfort of a glowing fire; from the stacked-stone torch and gas lanterns outside to the glowing candles within. Black & White photographs of Cincinnati landmarks and celebrities create a sense of history and place, while large oil canvasses and vibrant floral arrangements punctuate the rooms with color.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 984-8090

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    CHASE BLOWERS

  • Private party facilities

    Embers has private dining spaces conducive for business events and intimate social gatherings. Featuring state of the art audio visual equipment, a unique wine list and mouthwatering steaks, seafood and sushi, Embers is the perfect location to host your next large group gathering!

  • Private party contact

    Melissa McKenna: (855) 409-3104

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    Galbraith Road

  • Parking details

    Self parking in front of restaurant. Valet parking also available.

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment on Saturday's in the bar. 7:30pm-11:00pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cincinnati

    Steak

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent experience!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience at Embers!
  3. P

    Pauline

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a booth in the bar Our female server, ? Kristen was amazing!!! We never wanted or waited for anything. She had several tables and a party in the private room, yet she had a smile all night. Such a wonderful evening.
  4. MT

    MichaelT

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding !!! This was my first time at Embers, and I was pleasantly surprised . My wife, daughter and I all enjoyed the dining experience. The steaks were cooked to perfection and my daughter loved her sushi. Our waiter was great, and the rest of the staff wore their best smiles.
  5. JB

    JoshuaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had never been here before, walking in everything was nice and clean. Reservation only so it was fast seating, the tables and booths were amazingly clean and decorated. The food didn’t take too long and was perfect, aroma, flavor and presentation. Pricey food items but that comes with the type of restaurant and the scenery. Waiters were super nice and courteous. Would highly recommend.
  6. C

    Coach

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The family's 4th year to celebrate Thanksgiving evening with a wonderful dinner and outstanding service provided by Tay and Toranne.
  7. T

    Tracy

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW!!! Totally WOWed by the professionalism of the staff in this restaurant. Food was outstanding, but it was eclipsed by the amazing gracious service we received. Everything was excellent til potential disaster struck— THEN these people showed their mettle! (Now you remember who I am!). “Over-and-above” service is a mere fantasy in most restaurants these days, but not so here. Turned a potentially bad situation into a charming, bonding moment for all involved. Cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Best filet Oscar EVER, too! Delish. Kudos to Bobby and our sweet, lovely server (you know who you are 😉) for providing a great holiday experience. Thank you so much. We WILL be back! 100% revcommended!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving. Absolutely outstanding service and good. Really appreciate everyone. Made for a great holiday!
  9. JW

    JasonW

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. Period
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server, if I rent right, Courtney, was awesome. Thank you!
  11. RC

    RayC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If there is such a thing as being perfect our Thanksgiving dinner would meet the requirement. We could not find any thing to criticize with our Thanksgiving dinner offering (except maybe the green beans, that appeared to be under cooked - very tough to cut or eat, and were under seasoned - if at all, they had little taste). Otherwise the balance of the three courses were perfection. Our waiter, Robert, in every way was as close to perfection as humanly possible. Embers' decor, and abidance was perfect for the occasion.
  12. LR

    LelaR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Ordered the Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey was processed turkey. Cut from a roll. Just didn’t expect that from a restaurant of their caliber.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ember’s has excellent food. Our service from Courtney was excellent. The owner & GM came over and checked on us to make sure we were having a great experience. We will definitely be back!
  14. GS

    GaryS

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner - we had had construction being done at home and we just wanted to get out from prepping our own food. Nice and quiet, multiple course meal was great - we left there stuffed and very happy with our decision
  15. KT

    KathyT

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Food was delicious.
  16. TD

    TDubb

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Courtney was awesome!
  17. A

    Adrianne

    Cincinnati

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Close to home for elegant dining. Always a treat for great food and excellent service
  18. GF

    GregF

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I’ve been to Embers a few times over the past few years, and I’ve never been very impressed with the quality of the food for the price. On the the most recent visit I had the special, a braised short rib; and it was good, but it was not terribly flavorful. By nature, a braised short rib should be bursting with the flavor of the stock in which it has been braising, but the flavor was relatively bland. In fact, most of the flavor was provided by the onion straws that topped it. There really wasn’t enough sauce either, so the dish became slightly dry with the mashed potatoes. The bread that was brought prior to the meal was quite plain…nothing special. Probably the most flavorful part of the meal was the chicken spring roll appetizer.
  19. MW

    MauriW

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, excellent service.
  20. M

    Michaelpierre

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, with multiple choices to please anyone. Our server, Emilee was top notch, accommodating and attentive to when dishes needed to be cleared off the table to give us more space.
  21. JL

    JeffL

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, the service was outstanding. Wine was a little over priced.
  22. MM

    MartinM

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for grandson Exceptional service and great tasting food Try it you too will enjoy
  23. K

    Katie

    Cincinnati

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love to come here with our boys for a “fancy dinner” - for sure a nice place but not stuffy at all. Excellent service
  24. Q

    Qbanita

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taylor Ann, our server, was very attentive and demonstrated excellent customer care!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a slight wait for 7:30 reservation. Embers very busy; service always great. Very busy so entrée took a while. Everything we ordered was split for us. Our first trip back in about 3 years mainly due to the pandemic.
  26. R

    Rocky

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was GREAT! She has served us before and always is GREAT!
  27. RN

    RickN

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friend’s birthday
  28. AP

    ArthurP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love a meal at Embers. Most notable last night was the truly exceptional service that Kayla provided. It seems harder and harder to get truly excellent service anywhere these days and last night we truly had excellent service - Thank You.
  29. DB

    DarrenB

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic dining experience.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! Server was fantastic.
  31. PE

    PickyEater

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. The meal was delicious, and the staff was helpful in choosing our meals.
  32. A

    Alwayseatingout

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bday celebration place!! Great service!! Thanks
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  34. s

    shaann

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our wait person was Taylor Ann and she was GREAT!!! I was hoping she'd mess up but she never did which is why I gave her a 23% tip! She definitely earned it!!! The baked potato could have been baked longer, however!
  35. JB

    JerryB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner’s were superb. Cooked to perfection. Our server, Tayloranne was attentive and gracious. Always a pleasure to dine at Embers.
  36. D

    Dollydancer

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and service excellent.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellence service. Amazing sushi.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! Quiet atmosphere! Will go back
  39. DR

    DonR

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite place for dinner that never disappoints. Great sushi. Enjoy eating in the bar. Cheers!
  40. TL

    TracyL

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful as usual. The last few times we had Emily as our waitress and she is great. Last night we had Jackie. She didn’t disappoint either. Great service and impeccably delicious food. You can count on embers every time. It’s pricey but it’s not spotty on service and food quality like other restaurants that try to be on the same level.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Embers offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 984-8090.

Embers is rated 4.7 stars by 3657 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 46 times today
Google Map for Embers

8170 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Galbraith Road

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking in front of restaurant. Valet parking also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    CHASE BLOWERS

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment on Saturday's in the bar. 7:30pm-11:00pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 984-8090

  • Private party facilities

    Embers has private dining spaces conducive for business events and intimate social gatherings. Featuring state of the art audio visual equipment, a unique wine list and mouthwatering steaks, seafood and sushi, Embers is the perfect location to host your next large group gathering!

  • Private party contact

    Melissa McKenna: (855) 409-3104

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