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Embers Wood Grill

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$$$
American, 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: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol

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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Dr finger

The normal excellence expected. The service,atmosphere and of course the food was all 5*+. Can't wait to go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Keith F
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Palm Beach Gardens
via mobile
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Palm Beach Gardens
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The normal excellence expected. The service,atmosphere and of course the food was all 5*+. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Keith F
Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think this is the best steakhouse in Gainesville and one of the best I have ever been in. The service is excellent and the steaks have a nice wood fired taste that is not overwhelming. But they also have great fish and appetizers. I like the fish with the prosciutto grits. Excellent. The bisque is wonderful and the tenderloin... More 

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Thank tflynn1148
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love to go to Embers for those special occasions. this last visit was an anniversary celebration. The food is always superb and the service is friendly and caring. We selected the Chilean Sea Bass and we are always pleased with the preparation and presentation of the food. If you want something special for desert select the cookies and milk.... More 

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Thank caribbeansam
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upscale and service is grfeat - they hover to make sure you have everything you need! Menu is sort of limited but topnotch. However, I still feel its prices are overly high and they are trying to appeal to those that that impresses! Nice for fancy occasions!!

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Thank Barbara W
Jacksonville
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Embers is a place we go for special nights to treat ourselves. The food and service has been wonderful every time we go. It is on the pricey side hence it is just for special times. The steaks are always tender and the variety of side dishes are great. They also have a large wine list which is nice.

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Thank Laura H
High Springs, Florida
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best place to go for a special ocasion. The food is done to perfection but be ready to pay for it! Would highly recommend.

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Thank Joan3305
Gainesville, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Embers is really great for many occasions. The thing is, if you're craving a great steak - skip the chains and just go to Embers. The main Embers is the way to go as their newer bar/restaurant doesn't offer the same great sides.

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Thank missblee
Tampa, FL
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fortunately for us at 5:30 pm a long line had already formed at Outback so we headed for the Embers on a wish and a prayer. We are so glad we did. The restaurant was packed with people on a Saturday night, mostly dressed up, romantic couples looking for a lovely meal with elegant service. Our dinners of divers scallops... More 

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Thank avstampa
Morgantown, West Virginia
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner here. The atmosphere is steak-house nice with tablecloths and attentive waiters. The bread that started the meal was wonderful. There were three choices and while I only sampled two of them, I'd eat them any time. My filet was superb. The sides were imaginative with choices like vanilla-whipped sweet potatoes and lobster mashed potatoes. Four... More 

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Thank Nancy L
Gainesville, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place. In fact, when we are trying to recruit someone, we take them here. The atmosphere is good, but I miss the bar area.

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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: American, Seafood, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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Ocala, Florida
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?