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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived about 7:45 pm and was seated adjacent to the bar at a high table. The starters, the main courses and the drinks were all quite good. It was our first time to try this restaurant and we will give it a go again...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank mfags
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They do not take reservations so if you have a large party, get there early. But, make sure all of your party arrives at once. We had a party of 8 but only 6 of us were there on time. We wanted to be seated...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Ember for my birthday and the food was outstanding!!! Everything was great about it. Definitely try to get there early or plan on a bit of a wait as it's very popular. The Filet mignon was so tender that I didn't need...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Dennis F F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ember is a wood-fired farm-to-table fine dining establishment, that boasts a monthly seasonal menu change. I recommend Ember to everyone I meet. The two things I hear most: the wait is too long; and skepticism of a menu that typically is an equal balance of...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank laurennharvey
Reviewed June 4, 2019

This is a major dining destination in San Luis Obispo County, particularly so for people who love our fine local wines. The food is top-notch with everything made from scratch daily, including their baked treats. Chef Brian Collins was a prime chef for Alice Waters...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 19, 2019

I eat at Ember about twice a year, but may try to go more now that I live nearby. I last went there a few nights ago for my husband's birthday. We got there before 5:00 and ate outside so as to have no wait....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank KCV999
Reviewed April 29, 2019

Great food, good service, what every restaurant should be. It's even worth the 30-45 minute wait to get a table.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank E8583PXrobertw
Reviewed April 27, 2019

MUST be the outfits? Trendy at best. Over priced for this area is all I got. Food was ok, but nothing special. I wish them all the luck in the world trying to stay open. I won't be back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank fantasticalice
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

If you are in the area, go! Fantastic service and even better food. Local, fresh, seasonal menu with most of it wood fired. By far the best dinner we've had in quite some time!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank KenL974
Reviewed March 9, 2019

Quite pricey for what you get ... but then the high end restaurants are all like that. It's good for a special occasion.

Date of visit: November 2018
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jonathan g
May 12, 2018|
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Response from Tricia H | Reviewed this property |
It is designed for fantastic adult dining, i.e. date night, get togethers, etc., but older children love it, too like Middle school/high school age because the food is so very good and a great selection. It really would not... More
September 23, 2017|
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Response from CentralCoastCritic | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I wrote one of the reviews and my husband and I are regulars at the outstanding Ember. The only serve dinner Wednesday through Sunday (dark Monday and Tuesday) but they open at 4 p.m. and we like to get there early, by... More
Barbara G
June 12, 2016|
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Response from Kay R | Reviewed this property |
Each month Embers has a new farm-to-table inspired menu and you can see it on their website. Prices are moderate, in my opinion. Enjoy !
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