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Ember Woodfire Grill

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21 Livonia Station, Livonia, NY 14487
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Bloomfield, New York
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As the other reviewers say, this is not a typical dining experience. This makes it fun. The menu changes periodically, and there is usually a broad variety, ranging from appetizers to main courses. The food is good, although occasionally we have had things that we thought were poor. It's not a particularly friendly place, a bit mechanical. And it is... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've wanted to try this place for a while but it was out of the way. I happened to be in the area so we went there for dinner, I'm really glad we did. The food was terrific and the atmosphere was unexpected in a small town like Livonia. It felt very cosmopolitan with a comtemporary, rustic vibe. But the... More 

Thank Pamela L
Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to go with another couple or a small group. If you're in the mood to try some different dishes, this is the place. Everyone orders something...the dishes might not arrive at the same time, but it's designed for all to share...really. We had, a couple of salads (the calamari is a great choice), a pizza special, mac... More 

Thank James M
Avon, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love coming here. We love the variety of food they offer. Tappa style, great for small or large groups.

Thank tnav221
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most delicious wild boar chops i have ever had, I wish the chef would tell me how he makes them. I would eat them 3 times a week.

Thank Jay C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant, food aimed at sharing we enjoyed calamari salad, 1lb burger, Mac and cheese and pork belly buns. Great value for money. Our waitress Katie was the best. When we asked about local rental for fishing gear she offered to loan her husbands to us and gave us her number to call if we needed to borrow rods. Staff... More 

Thank KentBaxter
Wellsville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing dinner, we drive 60 minutes to get there. Have been there 5+ times. Tapas restaurant, you share.....Ahi tuna is amazing . Sean is a great waiter. Go there....you won't be disappointed.

Thank Brenda s
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant serves family style so i recommend going with people who like to share. Six of us went, and we have been to other family style restaurants together so we are good with sharing and trying more dishes. The food here was great. everything we tried was delicious and well prepared. The price point was better than most restaurants... More 

Thank topherboy31
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Eclectic, unique and absolutely delicious. A wide variety of foods ensures everyone in your party will find something they like. Sweet potato egg rolls and raspberry jalapeño wings are favorite appetizers. The entrees change from season to season.

Thank Thefullrack
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Myself, husband and 8 year old daughter ate here whilst staying near Letchworth State Park. The food was so good, we decided to return the following evening! The service was friendly and there was a good menu selection. Over the course of 2 evenings we tried a variety of options from the menu - our favourites were the calamari salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?