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Embers Wood Grill

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3545 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-2775
(352) 380-0901
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There was no meat smells. The bread guy wasn't around much and the butter was a bit strong. Had to ask for salt for the lovely. Crab soup. My duck spoke about the crispy skin yet it was sliced like a pork tenderloin and no skin in site with great gravy. The grits tasted fabulous, the spinach tasted burnt. Wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Embers Wood Grill was a great place for dinner. We felt a bit underdressed but not because the hostess or waiter said anything. They were most accommodating and helpful with the menu and service. Food was amazing and portions were more than enough. The bread assortment was delicious and abundantly available as the baskets came by often. Lookin forward to... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've only been here twice, but both times the service was excellent (very attentive, polite, and informed servers), the food was perfectly cooked and seasoned to order, and prices, while not inexpensive, were reasonable for the quality of food and service. The menu has a wide selection of meat, fish, and vegetarian items for most all tastes, and they also... More 

Thank JMinNC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In town to conduct training at the university. A few of us went out. The ambience was very tranquil. Food was amazing. Choice of three breads prior to dinner was a nice option and delicious. Filet was cooked to perfection pair with the lobster mashed potatoes and Spinach was a home run. Nice wine selection and several by the glass... More 

Thank burtontps
Indian Springs, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ember's is a really nice establishment with white tablecloths and excellent service, a large wine selection, and a nice ambiance. I saw few if any people on a cell phone there. Great fish and steak options, the filet is outstanding and the shelled crab is a really nice treat. The sea bass was lightly blackened and was excellent. The homemade... More 

Thank joe s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for our 10th anniversary. Food and service was some of the best I have ever experienced. Very extensive wine list.

Thank Justin W
Gainesville, Florida
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198 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Love the food but bathroom should be cleaner and menu should not be put on plates and silver--let us pay more attention to sanitation.

Thank KBM212
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Starting the evening with hostess Caitlin and Jacob as a server, was just the beginning of great things to come. Food was amazing, cooked to perfection and just the right seasoning. Atmosphere A+. No rush, no chasing servers and very knowledgeable staff. Could not ask for anything better.

Thank jquijada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Excellent dinner and service. The restaurant is one of several great places for special dinners. Prices are a little high. i

Thank Alex19652
Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Ember's is by far the best steakhouse in Gainesville. The steaks are always grilled to perfection and the sides are excellent - try the truffle Mac and Cheese and you will not be disappointed. Unless you don't like truffles. Or mac and cheese.

Thank GabeHam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Steakhouse, Grill
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3545 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-2775
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: (352) 380-0901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?