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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
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 140
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Sparks at Embers

Embers is one of the more up-scale restaurants in Gainesville, Fl. I consider Embers to be among the best. Embers has a Tapas location directly adjacent to Embers called Sparks. We hadn't been there yet, so we went last night for dinner. My wife and I both had drinks, mine was a spicy rum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Les A
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Embers is one of the more up-scale restaurants in Gainesville, Fl. I consider Embers to be among the best. Embers has a Tapas location directly adjacent to Embers called Sparks. We hadn't been there yet, so we went last night for dinner. My wife and I both had drinks, mine was a spicy rum. Very good I might add. She... More 

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We went here for our 11th wedding anniversary, and once again had a great meal. You have to start with the crab bisque, which is the best I have ever had anywhere! We also had the nut crusted grouper, and our favorite was the filet with lobster croquette. The lobster croquette is to die for, and when combined with the... More 

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Alachua, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is the "go to" place when we entertain business visitors. The menu has something for everyone with an emphasis on really fine steaks. I have not had a meal that was less than excellent. They also have a nice reasonable priced wine list.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had an amazing steak and a wonderful night at Embers. Nice and friendly staff and reasonable prices.

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GAINESVILLE
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I dined with another couple. Some had seafood while others had red meat. All were excellent. The service was courteous and efficient. Best dining experience we've had in Gainesville in a long time.

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Weston, fl
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Our meal was excellent -- we both had the filet mignon and it was cooked as requested -- medium rare. I also liked the selection of sides -- if you want to add more calories to your meal there are a few decadent sides, or if you want to be good, a nice choice of veggies -- I love asparagus... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

By the look from the street I was thinking it was another dive. I was wrong, go around through the Breeze way and surprise! This is a really nice place. I had one of the top two best ever filet mignon I've ever had. The sides are to die for. Lobster mashed potatoes! YUMM I'LL BE BACK Very nice staff,... More 

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32359
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16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We just had a fantastic experience at Embers. We had a group of 20 for a surprise birthday party and every single person raved about their meal which consisted of chicken to grouper to the awesome wood fired steaks. Our servers were attentive and kept glasses full and plates removed. Food quality and service were superb. Thanks for hosting our... More 

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Ocala
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is one of the few upscale restaurants in our area. You may pay a little more, but quality to detail and food prevails. I always appreciate a restaurant that replaces silverware, provides water without asking, and is there just before you look for them. Their woodfired grill adds a unique flavor to numerous dishes. They have an extensive menu,... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Embers is the only real fine dining in Gainesville. The steaks and seafood here cannot be compared to any other restaurant in the area. It is expensive, but definitely worth it. You must have a reservation, weekday and especially weekends. The wait staff is experienced and ready to take care of all your needs.

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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