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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: Dinner, Reservations
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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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
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My husband and I went here last night and were pleasantly surprised by the food and the service. We always eat early, so we had no trouble getting seated, but I think this place fills up pretty good on a beautiful Friday night during the dining hour. Everything everyone has said about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
amethystgirl29
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Canandaigua, New York
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Canandaigua, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went here last night and were pleasantly surprised by the food and the service. We always eat early, so we had no trouble getting seated, but I think this place fills up pretty good on a beautiful Friday night during the dining hour. Everything everyone has said about the wonderful food and "tapas style" dining is... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great food and fantastic atmosphere. the outside patio is the best around with great live music. easy to get service at outside bar. Definitely a must try!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I went on a date to Ember, but families are also welcome there. All the food is ordered and meant to be shared. Depending on how many in your party depends on how much you ordered. My husband and I ordered enough to bring some home to the kids. 😄 We were happy with everything we ordered- especially the Sweet... More 

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Geneseo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Been open for 5 years and it's still amazing value. The menu is innovative and changes regularly. All around a great deal.

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Honeoye, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food is to die for at Ember! Our visits here are never a disappointment, as the food is eclectic, fresh and delicious. Our last visit included their special brisket pizza, which was so incredible, as well as the twin beef fillets and seafood dishes. The special pickled vegetables, as well as the vegetables of the day are always so... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very good...but a little expensive. Try the wood fired pizza. The sliders were very good but have been off the menu.

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent food and presentation. For a party of 6 adults and 1 child we ordered a large mac and cheese (excellent); twin filets (excellent filet, below par rapini): buttermilk chicken (perfect) with below par side of German potato salad; crab cakes (excellent); ravioli (wonderful) and a green salad (enough for 2-3) with excellent dressing. Mid week, kids get a free... More 

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Lima, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Have enjoyed numerous meals here in the years it's been open, and they only get better. The menu changes daily, although some items are regular mainstays because of their popularity. You can order private meals, or tapas-style---where you share items with your party, and get to sample new things together. Atmosphere is relaxing, service is impeccable, food is top-notch. A... More 

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Geneseo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

And I think it's a good one: Dishes are served when they are ready. A format that lends itself to sharing. Presentation is elegant and imaginative, but never too too. The best calamari salad I've ever had.

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Geneseo, New York
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have been here many times and are never disappointed. We enjoy the sharing menu and the changing offerings.The place is always busy, so we make a reservation. Service is grand and the staff knowledgeable. It can be noisy at times. If you are having a special event for a group there is a separate quieter room. Innovative and delicious... More 

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Additional Information about Ember Woodfire Grill

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