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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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 161
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  • 20
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  • 5
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  • 7
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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
great fun great place

Amazing food and staff perfect for date night! Everything on the menu is good. Wine pairing perfect. Staff amazing

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
LezaMueller
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Gainesville, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Gainesville, Florida
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing food and staff perfect for date night! Everything on the menu is good. Wine pairing perfect. Staff amazing

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Embers has good food but too much seasoning and a bit too fussy. We were celebrating a big occasion with our whole family. Service was excellent. The meat was excellent but ruined by too much seasoning. The a la carte dishes also had too much salt. The food could have been better for the price...and would have been in a... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

During the months of July and August, I had a number of out of town visitors from "big cities" (e.g., NYC, LA, Chicago). Part of the visit was to host a nice dinner at a very fine restaurant. The challenge is to find a place, especially the proverbial steakhouse, in a small to mid-size town that would impress. In the... More 

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Keene Valley, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Met friends for a business meeting. Arrived early and bar is small but nice. Restaurant was busy, but not to crowded. Waiter pleasant and helpful. The menu is American with a mix of steaks and seafood. For the appetizer I had the crab bisque, lump blue crab in a nice bisque . Excellent. Chilean sea bass was recommended and very... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Gainesville though a small city can take pride of Embers for providing edible jewels that make your mouth water. Embers epitomizes excellent cuisine in the U.S. Great food and great service for all occasions.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My partner and I went to Embers for every birthday, anniversary, and celebratable event that we could think of. We moved away, but we'll be back every time we're in town. Try the mac and cheese!

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miami
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The food was exceptional. I ate with five other guests and we share several appetizers. The prime rib flat bread, calamari, fried gator tail (my 1st time) all were exceptional. I had fresh tile fish with roasted vegetables and it was delicious. I am going to return with my wife so she can enjoy the meal and ambiance of this... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had a lovely anniversary dinner at Spark, an offshoot of Embers Wood Grill adjacent to the main restaurant. We had previously enjoyed Embers and were trying Spark for the first time. Our excellent waiter, Jamie, told us that the chef uses Spark to ry new dishes. Sparkk does not take reservations, but on a very rainy early Monday evening,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Very good food. Was recommended that I get steak and the filet was comparable to a high quality steak house (like Ruth's Chris ). Good variety of unique vegetable sides and nice desert menu. Known for their milk & cookies. If you like desert, they are a must. Not a fan of milk, but the cookies were great. Will visit... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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