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Ember Woodfire Grill

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21 Livonia Station, Livonia, NY 14487
585.346.0222
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 67
    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
Birthday Dinner

This place is a gem and the staff are fantastic. What a blessing to have Ember in our backyard. If you haven't had the Steak Salad - make reservations tonight

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Scott M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This place is a gem and the staff are fantastic. What a blessing to have Ember in our backyard. If you haven't had the Steak Salad - make reservations tonight

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Geneseo, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We went with another couple about a week ago & this was my first time going. The wait was long, which surprised me for a Monday evening, but it ended up being worth it! The food was delicious! It was really some of the best I've had at a restaurant. I tried something new, the Steak Salad, and was very... More 

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Rochester, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I have eaten here several times with friends and as a couple. This review is overdue but nonetheless warranted. Here it is in a nutshell, the ambience, food and service are wonderful!!! Set in a restored train station, the interior is welcoming, upscale but not snooty. The menu is one page and changes with the seasons, sharing... More 

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Livonia, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had all of our kids home, we were able to get the private little room behind the bar, and everyone got to taste, talk, and visit in a totally different atmosphere!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What kind of place is this where I can sit at a table, not order a thing, and pig out like it was no one's business? I will tell you. I sat down at the table with my family and fiance' and never uttered a word about anything to the waitress and the food started rolling in. Everyone else ordered... More 

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Livonia, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Senior Reviewer
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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