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Embers Wood Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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
Closed now
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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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  • 144
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 5
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  • 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
Quite good

We ate dinner here following our son's graduation. The menu was limited during this period. We wish we'd been able to order off the full menu. The waiter, Eugene, was patient and helpful. The blue and orange and Caesar salads were good, but not real big. We shared two between 3 of us and could have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
tkbrrr
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Pembroke Pines, FL
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ocala, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I never write reviews, but I was so shocked and disappointed in our experience May 26 that I had to share the experience. My husband and I arrived with a reservation looking forward to a lovely 30th anniversary dinner. Immediately the hostess attempted to seat us right beside a large family party (even though the restaurant was fairly empty and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food at Embers has been the best food I have had at any restaurant in Gainesville. Yet it is overpriced given the average service.

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Pawnee, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Arrived 20 minutes early for our reservations at 7pm. Empty tables everywhere but was told that we would have to wait. Went to bar for glass of wine. Extensive wine list. Good atmosphere. Hostess came to tell us our table on patio was ready. Beautiful night. Service was very slow. Took 20 minutes to get our order in. Ordered the... More 

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Pembroke Pines, FL
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40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We ate dinner here following our son's graduation. The menu was limited during this period. We wish we'd been able to order off the full menu. The waiter, Eugene, was patient and helpful. The blue and orange and Caesar salads were good, but not real big. We shared two between 3 of us and could have used more. I didn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Seated promptly at scheduled reservation time. Service and food were excellent. Waiter attentive and gave good meal suggestions. It bit pricy for Gainsville but anything worth while is.

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Malabar, Florida
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Really great food, awesome service, pretty restaurant! Great for a special occasion, as it is pricey. I had a filet with grilled vegetables on the side, it was all delicious! Nice, nice place!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It starts from the beginning, the service is impeccable, the ambiance delightful, it's the Creme de la Creme of Gainesville Florida. It is a little more upscale than the other Gainesville restaurants, so I would probably suggest business casual attire. Once you are seated, you are handed a menu, during your selection period, or shortly after, you are offered bread... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My family's friends took me out here and I fell in love with this place. Yes it is expensive but for what its worth, the food is absolutely amazing!! I also had an amazing waiter. He was very polite, quick on his feet, and very attentive. He was talking about how he was from South Florida and would engage in... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

As our children came to visit us for Easter, we decided to go for brunch at Embers. This happened to be the best idea ever. The food was what one could expect for a well presented buffet but what made it different is that each dish was perfectly prepared. Gainesville is not recognized for great food it is a university... More 

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Melrose, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here tonight before a show at the Performing Arts Center with some friends. First of all, the wait staff was extremely slow getting our drinks to us. (AND.. we got here at 5:30!) Then, I really wanted the filet with the lobster croquettes. I searched online and most recipes for these did not have... 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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Doing business
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?