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Ember Woodfire Grill

21 Livonia Station, Livonia, NY 14487
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Livonia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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!!!

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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great food,service,atmosphere. Go with another couple or two and you can sample more. I would recommend Embers to everyone!!! If you don't like this place you are too darn hard to please.

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Rochester, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My wife and I stopped in for dinner on a Saturday; were able to get tables in the bar, and it was great! The food and service were great!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This restaurant is by far the best place to eat ever. Served papas style (sharing) They use locally grown foods as much as possible. You order one course at a time and share it . Many items are very different from what you can find in other restaurants. Calamari salad is a favorite. Menu changes so always new things to... More

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Fairport, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Have eaten here several times and tried most of the items on the menu all are very good some are outstanding. I was reluctant to write a review because it is already difficult to get a reservation but we will just plan ahead. The food is served for sharing and things don't come out of the kitchen in the order... More

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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Have dined at Ember's on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed, the menu is always changing so on return trips always a new dish to try. Wedge salad and calamari salads are stand bys and large portions. Airplane chicken is one of my favorites but was not on menu this trip. Good wine selection with many NYS wines on... More

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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After delivering our son to RIT for the season, we went in search of this restaurant we'd heard so much about. We were not disappointed. The building itself is a converted train station that is very pleasant and cozy inside. Lot of open space and subtle lighting (but more than enough for older eyes to see the menu!). The staff... More

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New York City, New York
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259 reviews 259 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We arrived early for dinner and didn't wear collars and were turned away. Sadly, our reservations for Embers was for another restaurant in Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn. From what we can observe from the brief interaction this instance, the staff was xenophobic and not a single visible minority in the clientelle. I find it difficult to believe they are... More

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41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

service is great ..!! food ..?? on the kinda pricy side / ...huge portions keep getting mentioned ... never seem one of them that, and they are always out of IPA Embers gets good ratings, basically because every other place is worse Leisures ..?? belive it or not, that's the place to go

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Central NY
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I rarely rave about a restaurant. This one is an exception. When I first looked over the menu, I thought it was rather meat-heavy, but as we got to hear about the various specials, we realized that "fresh vegetable of the day" was far more interesting than you might expect. The "bruschetta of the day" was positively fantastic. The sweet... More

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