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Ember Woodfire Grill

21 Livonia Station, Livonia, NY 14487
585.346.0222
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Ranked #1 of 5 restaurants in Livonia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Having traveled to many fabulous food destinations, I was completely blown away that this little gem is tucked away in the little town of Livonia, NY. Based on a recommendation from the owner of the B&B where we stayed in Canandaigua, we visited Ember on a very crowded Monday night. Despite not having reservations, they accommodated our party & seated... More

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Dansville, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Sorry, but I have to say that all of you that gave this a 5 star rating, obviously have never been to a 5 star restaurant. We have been there 3 times and have never been impressed. The only reason we went back after the 1st time is that it was our friends birthday and this is where they chose... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Lively atmosphere pleasant and friendly. Enjoyed several of the items on the tapas menu all were excellent. Uniquely prepared with great taste. Joe our waiter was great with good recommendations and attentive. Each tapas was served at good pace.

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Bloomfield, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I've eaten here now on about 7-8 occasions and been delighted each time. The menu has a number of constants and other tapas that change on a daily basis. The service has been uniformly friendly and helpful and I've never had a disappointing item. It's certainly more fun to come with several others so that you can share more widely,... More

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Webster NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This was our first time to visit Ember Woodfire Grill, located in the old train station in Livonia. We'd never eaten tapas style before (there are also regular entrees available) and at least at this place, it was a real treat. We went with another couple who had been there several times before so we used them for recommendations and... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place is a real find. Word of mouth brought my son and I here one cool spring evening - and our delicious dinner will definitely keep me coming back! I'll be more prepared next time for how the food is served, which is exactly when ready. We ordered 5 amazing dishes - but when they all came out at... More

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Upstate N.Y.
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155 reviews 155 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is not your typical small town diner. We sat at a very comfortable bar, was served by a very personable and engaging bartender {Jessica.} Ahi tuna, grilled vegetables, potato pancakes topped with salmon to start. Shrimp polenta and short rib rigatoni as entrees. Everything perfectly prepared and presented. Sauces which complemented the protein rather than bury the inherant flavors.... More

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Rochester, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

First time here and we were made to feel right at home. The waitress explained that many of the dishes are made to be shared and that the food is served as soon as it is ready so you want to order food so everyone has sme while you wait. We had Mac and cheese, bruschetta, the fresh vegetable of... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This was not our first trip to Ember & certainly won't be our last. We made the 40 minute drive from Gates with our 13 month old. We had a reservation. Our table was ready, with the highchair already there. Service was great! The food never dissapoints!! My husband is not as culinarily adventurous as I am, so we stuck... More

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rochester NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place has it all! Wonderful rustic and cozy atmosphere. Order lots of smaller dishes and share with your table, or order your own entree. Either way the food unbelievable and the prices reasonable. Wonderful for a special celebration or fun night out with friends. If you get the chance go!

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