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“Great food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Embers Wood Grill

Embers Wood Grill
3545 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 380-0901
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Ranked #3 of 462 Restaurants in Gainesville
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
gainesville, fl
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Food and service were very good. Waiters were attentive but not intrusive. Best to make a reservation or you may not get in (even on a week night).

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“DON'T visit for GRADUATION”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

EXPENSIVE MENU FOR GRADUATION!!!!!!!!! DO NOT EAT HERE FOR GRADUATION!!!!!!!! THEY ARE NOT HONEST!!!

I used to love Ember's. They have an option for everyone's budget... except during Graduation.

We totally got the old "Bait and switch." We had been looking at the menu online and were ready to order. We get there... DIFFERENT MENU!! They removed all of their affordable options, and PRICE GOUGED the customer.

Their burger is great, so are their grilled veggies. They wouldn't let us order them. "special event menu only" Meanwhile this menu is NOT on their website (probably because the prices are outrageous), and we were never forewarned of the menu.Not only did they remove affordable options, but they raised the prices on their already-overpriced menu. Even the chicken, was raised to $36!!! (normally $18)

We asked to speak to the manager, explained that I'm a frequent customer, etc. and he wouldn't budge. The waiter, Jeremy, was really snobbish too. Very short with us, maybe he was tired of getting yelled at for his management's poor decisions.


Overall, there are far better restaurants in the area that will treat the customer fairly. These managers are far too selfish to understand proper customer service. We left and went somewhere else where we got more bang for our buck. Not good enough for those prices.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gainesville, Florida
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“AWESOME”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Best restaurant in Gainesville. The service was great! The server was very attentive. The food was outstanding. My husband and I desired great food and a romantic atmosphere. Embers did not disappoint us at all. The inside seating is very nice, and the courtyard dining is very romantic at night. Tonight we had the best steak ever, cooked to perfection to our liking. We had the Crab Bisque, 20 Oz Cowboy with Lobster Mash Potatoes, Mac and Four Cheeses, Spicy Prosciutto and Cheesy Grits, and the Banana Foster Cheesecake. All the food was exquisite! Before going I read reviews that stated the prices were pricey. The pricing is very reasonable for the quality of service, food, and atmosphere. We have now named Embers as "Our Place". Thank you Embers for bringing true elegant dining to Gainesville, Florida.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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34 restaurant reviews
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“Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Whatever you order will please you...steak absolutely your way. Great service. This is for a special night out.

Visited December 2012
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“It was so awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

The food was great. I loved the service. If I could explain this place with one word it would be AWESOME.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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