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Embers Wood Grill

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Seafood, Grill
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3545 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 380-0901
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 153
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Embers Wood Grill: Great food! Great atmosphere!

Embers Wood Grill is a restaurant I would highly recommend. It is a place for a night out with the wife as well as a place to be with friends. My family and I have been there for various occasions. It is slightly pricey but the food and service are worth every dollar spent. Some of the dishes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
smerts
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Gainesville, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Embers Wood Grill is a restaurant I would highly recommend. It is a place for a night out with the wife as well as a place to be with friends. My family and I have been there for various occasions. It is slightly pricey but the food and service are worth every dollar spent. Some of the dishes I've had... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Embers is a wonderful restaurant in town. You MUST try their crab soup...it's excellent! Nice atmosphere and everything is good. Also have a less formal eating area in front...both are good.

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Chiefland, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there on Valentines day. The service and atmosphere was great. The courses were served properly and everything was at the correct temperature. The food tasted great! We look forward to going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting my dad in Gainesville, he took us to Embers, one of his favorite places. It was packed on a Saturday night but our service was right on! Very friendly and attentive staff, Justin and Dustin were excellent! The menu was impressive too, very diverse. We each ordered different items so I tasted a lot of things! Appetizer: crab soup... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is definitely a "splurge" restaurant and I had high expectations. The first impression -- ordering drinks -- was a bit odd: the drinks menu was from the associated bar (Spark), so they could only give us one for the entire table. And then the waiter was impatient with us because we had to pass the drinks menu around, read... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Appetizers are to "die" for (any of them) and seafood and meat entrees cannot be beat! You cannot go wrong. Pricey, but worth it!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Embers is truly a fantastic restaurant and a great place to have a very special dinner! The food is consistently excellent and the wait staff is always engaging and professional. The ambience is soothing and very comfortable. It's very clear that the management team has devoted a lot of time, money and planning to make Embers one of our absolute... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Yummy Food & Great Staff... Both Embers and Spark are wonderful places to eat and have a very nice dinning experience in Gainesville!

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Gainesville, FL, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The main reason to come here is the steak. Expect to pay for the experience, but it is great for the occasional splurge. The wine list is what one would expect for a "best in town (when the city is small-to-medium-sized)" steak place.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

What a delight to dine at Embers Wood Grill! Great atmosphere. Quiet and peaceful...like a mini-vacation from daily life. The food was over-the-top delicious and the servers were the best I've seen in many years. Don't forget the creme brûlée! Greatest fine dining experience in a long time.

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Additional Information about Embers Wood Grill

Address: 3545 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
Phone Number: (352) 380-0901
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood, Grill

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3545 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: (352) 380-0901

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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