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Embers Wood Grill

3545 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 380-0901
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Ranked #2 of 461 restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Service was poor and very distracted and unpleasant. We waited over 30 minutes for drinks and an hour for food. The waiter said that he was very busy to serve many tables and didn't have more time. The grilled Sea bass was smelly like old fish. Next day I got sick with stomach upset and diarrhea. All of that for... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Everything about this restaurant is done exceedingly well. The food (menu choices and preparation), service and atmosphere are all excellent. This is the best dining experience that my husband and I have enjoyed in Gainesville or anywhere for that matter, in quite a few years. My only regret is that we did not try Embers sooner!

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Chuluota, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The flatbread with mozzarella, sliced basil with balsamic vinaigrette was excellent. Variety of bread to select from. Filet mignon and the caramelized unions was superb. Disappointed I was so full I could not have dessert .

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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Having lived in Charleston,SC for several years I've seen my share of top notch restaurants. I now live in Gainesville and Embers Wood Grill is definitely my favorite in town. It would hold its own no matter where it was located. The atmosphere is nice, service is excellent, and food is terrific. It is great for couples, families, or even... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Actually, this is one of the best restaurants in which I have eaten in Florida. It is our "go to" place for special events or if we have guests visiting and we want to impress them. The staff try hard to please and they definitely have the best, most well trained waiters in Gainesville. The food is consistently high quality... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My husband & I have been dining at Embers for a few years. Excellent food & wait staff. Nice hostess at the front door, but only one hostess who is very over worked. They need 2 on the door at all times. Embers always seems to be busy, the foyer is very small, and it can pile up with guests... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you want a restaurant for the most special occasions, Embers is the place to go. Food, service, atmosphere are elegant. Great Mojitos too.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The service and food are outstanding. The service is good but not the best. Never had a bad meal but the steaks and seafood are among the best available. All the sides are worth a try. Mix them up and share with the table. A bit on the pricey side.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have had multiple very good evening meals at The Embers. Best known for steaks and seafood. Very good bar and wine list. Complete menu with wide choice of appetizers, soups and salads. I prefer the New York Strip.

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Indialantic, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We did not have a reservation but we did get a table in the bar which was fine. Nice menu, we had grouper and a small filet. Both meals were very tasty, prepared as ordered and served hot. The sides were also very good we had lobster mash, vanilla sweet potato, tomato with blue cheese, and mac/cheese. You get two... More

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