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3545 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 380-0901
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Ranked #4 of 475 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Steaks are to die for but everything is extra and it's quite pricey... Food is excellent and everything looks amazing! Best for birthdays, and special get-togethers with family and friends. Just bring your wallet LOL

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High Springs, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The best restaurant in Gainesville or any of the surrounding areas. The service is impeccable, the food is prepared exactly how you like it. You are never rushed. My husband loves their duck, it is tender (you almost don't have to chew it) and delicious. I had the 6oz filet mignon and couldn't finish it. Every plate looks like a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Every steak came out the way it was supposed to and was great! The service was great. I would recommend the lemon cake and the chocolate cookie. Great find

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Gainesville, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is an upscale restaurant with very attentive service, a great place for a nice date. The food was great. My organic stuffed chicken and it's sides dishes were really really good. My wife enjoyed her ribs and even the vegetables tasted great. It is pricy, our dishes were in the 20's, but not crazy expensive. I would recommend for... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We have eaten at Embers before and always enjoyed the food, although we almost always ate in the bar area as the staff was friendlier in there and it was the same food. My husband refuses to eat in the main dining room because the hostesses are almost always haughty and rude. We took our Brother and sister in law... More 

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Gainesville Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We have been dining here ever since this place opened and I have written a glowing review of this establishment in the past. The restaurant has gone through a remodel and the physical results are quite nice. The former bar area is now a dining room. The bar has been moved to a new space under the same roof and... More 

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Fort Myers
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Having lived in Manhattan and having traveled through Europe and beyond, I have been fortunate to dine in some of the best restaurants in the world. I say this only so it is clear that I am not easily impressed. The delectable steaks were prepared to perfection. Since the crab bisque is award winning, we expected it to be good.... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We hadn't planned on stopping in Gainesville, FL overnight, so we had to find a fine dining establishment. Of course, we checked Trip Advisor and Embers Wood Grill was the kind of place we would naturally gravitate to. What a wonderful meal we had! We started with the Crispy Fried Gator Tail for an appetizer and it was sensational! Next,... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We were a group of 5. The server, Britney, was great. The fried alligator was delicious. Most at the table tried the special that was recommended and it was great.

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Tampa, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

There were no tables open when we recently visited Embers, so they directed us to the bar. It's called Spark, and they serve from a limited but very nice menu. We shared 3 appetizers and a desert with our cocktails. The beef carpaccio was excellent, but the lobster mac and cheese was awesome. Lots of lobster chunks. Our desert was... More 

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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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