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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 - 10:30 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, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A secret little gem in Livonia, NY

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
sharon m
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Lima, New York
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Lima, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was a Wednesday night and we did not know what to have for dinner. After some deliberation we decided to go out, but did not want a huge meal. We went to the Ember without reservations, they seated us at a small table in the bar. Their menu is just new for summer and had some great options. We... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Located in a former train station, lovely conversion. Had a reservation and were seated immediately. Interesting choices and we subscribed to their sharing principle - pickled veg, mac & cheese and cauliflower casserole for starters, then twin filets (done exactly to our request). Very attentive service was appreciated. A popular place obviously so the noise level was rather high. Our... More 

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Rochester New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We were greeted when entering the restaurant and seated right away. This was our first time dinning here and also a first time for the family/sharing style of dinning. Our waiter was very helpful as well as knowledgeable of the menu. Great food and an overall great dinning experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This restaurant brings a unique dining opportunity to a geographic area that doesn't have all that many decent restaurant options. The menu is tapas-inspired, although larger specialty pizzas and full-size meals are also well represented on the menu. Attention is paid to appealing presentation and the wine list is good. The bar is extremely pleasant and orders of magnitude superior... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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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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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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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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