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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
Website
Today
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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
Fabulous Dinner Party

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
gatorgal11
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32359
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
32359
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My mother and sister flew down from Indiana to visit in 2014. When we have a chance to get all of us together, we like to find a nice restaurant, have a wonderful meal and toast my father, who passed away in 2010. I knew this restaurant was very good, so we decided to have our meal at Embers. The... More 

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Ocala
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went to Embers for Valentine's Day first time there. Food was good but price per person was outrageous for the amount of food you got. We all left hungry after a190.00 bill for each couple. They boast five courses but the portions are very small. There are much better fine dining experiences that we have had where you leave without... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Don't be discouraged by Embers location in a kinda strip mall, the food and service were both fantastic! My boyfriend had the wood grilled ceaser salad which was really nice and had a smokey flavor to it. For dinner I got the 6oz steak with the lobster mashed potatoes and asparagus as my sides. It was all great!! they grill... More 

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Gainesville
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My wife had eaten here already once but this was my first time. Our meals, the bread they brought out, and our drinks were great but not the appetizer. Unfortunately they got to us with bread rather late. It took a while for some reason and I was starving so ate most of the appetizer. Thinking maybe just a bad... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I had been craving steak through out my pregnancy. Unfortunately I like it rarer than the books recommend for someone in my condition. After the baby was born my husband took me to Embers to celebrate and "get my steak on". The atmosphere was amazing. Quiet, romantic, and cozy. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The wine list was impressive,... More 

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Gainesville
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?