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8170 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236-2904 (Galbraith Road)
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Embers several times. Without fail, the service and food are outstanding. Because my husband and I like to get a little of everything, we usually split an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. Rather than treat us like cheapskates for not ordering 2 of each, they thoughtfully split the salad and entree onto 2 plates. The sushi... More 

Thank Nancy R
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with family for a fine dinner. Outstanding service. Outstanding food. Everyone was very pleased with their meals. They even catered to our hard-to-please mother. Pricey, but a great place to dine for a very special meal.

Thank Diane K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Atmosphere very romantic outstanding customer service, it was great pleasure to have Stan as our waiter he is a touch of class. The resturant ambulance is soothing and music is relaxing. Their sushi rolls are to die for if you are seafood lover try the sea bass meat melts in your mouth...wait wait wait leave some room for the volcanic... More 

Thank Roger G
Venice, Florida
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Great place. Food is excellent and well prepared. Server was quite knowledgeable of product and helpful. Great atmosphere with the intimacy of a conversation is not heard through the establishment. So why the .9765 from perfect? In a high end restaurant, you expect someone ( ie. the server, bussers) to clear your table constantly. We had to ask that the... More 

Thank REGOR6649
Greater Cincinnati
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Never have had such a fine server. He anticipated our every need and made excellent suggestions. The filet was exquisite.

Thank SudieQue
Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Sat in restaurant area with relaxed ambience and very friendly and helpful staff; bar was packed with couples and groups. Excellent choice of food and high quality wine list. Food was served in good time and not as expensive as I was led to believe.

Thank NigelAJ64
Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

One of the best meals my wife and I have ever had. Service and atmosphere were excellent. Waiter was knowledgeable and we had a nice peaceful meal with great dessert.

Thank Dakota F
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128 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

A few years back, I wrote a review saying Embers had the best steak in town, and that's saying a lot, with Cincinnati's reputation for fine restaurants and particularly, steak. I've given it several more tries, but Embers just doesn't have the steak it used to have. The quality is just not there, nor the fine, proper preparation the steaks... More 

Thank lewwallace
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Really really really nice and friendly staff I was really amazed. I ordered todays specialty Sushi and it was really the best sushi I ever had. Great selection of wines and beers although they had no Czech beers on the list :-) I had local Kentucky Ale and it was very special beer. Only Think I did not liked much... More 

Thank Borek H
Hebron, Kentucky
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94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The ambience of this place is very good with faultless service. The prices were very exorbitant though and definitely not worth the money even for a special occasion. For these prices, I was expecting to be overwhelmed; I was rather underwhelmed however. I ordered the Grouper. For $34,I estimate it to be about 2 oz of fish cut into 2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Sushi, Steakhouse, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8170 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236-2904
    (Galbraith Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-984-8090

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