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Ember Woodfire Grill

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21 Livonia Station, Livonia, NY 14487
585.346.0222
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4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: EMBER WOOD FIRE GRILL is a casual dining restaurant, occupying the old...
EMBER WOOD FIRE GRILL is a casual dining restaurant, occupying the old historic train station in the quaint village of Livonia in Livingston County, committed to a hospitality first attitude. In an era dominated by chain restaurants and fast, pre-packaged food, our mission is to bring our patrons REAL food at reasonable prices. Comfort from scratch cuisine using the best ingredients from sustainable sources, whenever possible: selections with no growth hormones, pesticides, pre-packaged, frozen or use of steam tables will be used in our kitchen. Our food is high quality and labor intensive, the same as some of the top restaurants, in the country, without the big city over head, so we can keep our prices reasonable. Our hope is that you, our customer, will enjoy the combination of stunning modern architecture and old charm: simple, good food "meant to share" from farm to plate. Our menus will changes with the seasons, our wood fire selections are cooked with real wood, our wine and micro brew selections are large and extensive. Our well trained staff will make your selection approachable and fun. S.O.S.: Shorts or Suit, come down and enjoy!!!
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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Excellent Food for A Small Town

Great creative food - beats most places in Rochester, NY - sweet potato eggrolls and naked perogies are the best!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
TerryLynn1956
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Livonia, New York
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Livonia, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great creative food - beats most places in Rochester, NY - sweet potato eggrolls and naked perogies are the best!

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Rochester, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My family and I went to Embers to celebrate my birthday. As usual, we all had tapas and shared everything. Everything was delicious from the Margarita pizza to the fried octopus salad. I had a lovely Apple and walnut cake with Kalua cream cheese frosting that was to die for.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

You can have a great meal with your significant other or with a crowd and always have a great time. There are food choices for anyone; servers are always very friendly.

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Honeoye, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is my favorite local restaurant! The menu offers such a variety that everyone in our party found something outstanding. We shared chicken wings, Mac and cheese with bacon, bruschetta, filet minion and a chicken cutlet dish. The sliders I love we're not on the menu, but maybe they'll be back in the spring. And the bar prices are reasonable.... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been here several times for a variety of reasons. Date nights, family celebrations, girls night out. Always the food and drinks are excellent. Atmosphere is fun with great service. I highly recommend making reservations as this is a local hot spot and can get busy during dinner time. They have a private dining room which is also sometimes available... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is by far my favorite restaurant! The food is always delicious. The staff is excellent. Was a little dissapointed on our last visit that the sliders were no longer on the menu. Loved the size and the fact that we got to build our burger. And the sauces! Loved the sauces!! Bring back the sliders!!! My toddler loved the... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My another couple, my wife and I had one of those nights when we didn't know what we wanted. The solution was The Ember where we ordered a very eclectic variety of small plates that included a calamari salad, polenta, and grilled shrimp. Not one item per person, but several plates that we passed between us. It was a tasty... More 

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Batavia, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We can't get enough of this place even though it is an hour drive. Service and food are exceptional.

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Lima, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You must treat yourself and all family and friends to this wonderful restaurant! The decor is tasteful and unique, but warm and welcoming....it is a little oasis of fabulous food and great service. We love their ever-changing and delicious menu. ML Brennan

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

A great spot for a dinner for two, or a group gathering (ask to reserve the small windowed alcove room). The tapas style dining is perfect, with intriguing and delicious menu items. Our favorites are the Calamari Salad (large enough to share with 4-6 people ) and the Seasonal slider offering (complimented with perfectly crispy fries). The servers are helpful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Livonia Station, Livonia, NY 14487
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Livonia
  • Phone Number: 585.346.0222

Description

EMBER WOOD FIRE GRILL is a casual dining restaurant, occupying the old historic train station in the quaint village of Livonia in Livingston County, committed to a hospitality first attitude. In an era dominated by chain restaurants and fast, pre-packaged food, our mission is to bring our patrons REAL food at reasonable prices. Comfort from scratch cuisine using the best ingredients from sustainable sources, whenever possible: selections with no growth hormones, pesticides, pre-packaged, frozen or use of steam tables will be used in our kitchen. Our food is high quality and labor intensive, the same as some of the top restaurants, in the country, without the big city over head, so we can keep our prices reasonable. Our hope is that you, our customer, will enjoy the combination of stunning modern architecture and old charm: simple, good food "meant to share" from farm to plate. Our menus will changes with the seasons, our wood fire selections are cooked with real wood, our wine and micro brew selections are large and extensive. Our well trained staff will make your selection approachable and fun. S.O.S.: Shorts or Suit, come down and enjoy!!!
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?