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“Great place for business dinner or special night out”
Review of Embers

Embers
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Ranked #51 of 1,961 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Galbraith Road
New Vernon, New Jersey
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great place for business dinner or special night out”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

I was treated last night to a great dinner at Embers. This is a terrific place for a high-scale business dinner or special night out. The menu had a very good selection of meats and fish, with an equally good selection of sauces and sides. The wine selection was broad and strong. The service was excellent.
The bar, distant enough from the dining area, had quite an active scene of young(er) professionals.
A very appealing atmosphere overall.

  • Visited September 2012
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Alvarado, Texas
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Fine dining that meets expectations”
Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

I took some clients here recently for a nice business dinner. I found all to be quite nice. The service was exceptional. The filet was a little disappointing (not very flavorful) but I'm used to primo steaks. Overall this is a nice restaurant that I'd visit again.

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Thank dreaming*of*a*beach
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Embers WOW!”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

I hadn't been to Embers in almost a year. Not because the food or service had been subpar - it had just fallen off my radar and other restaurants had taken center stage. I recently had the oportunity to return for a business meeting with a good friend. We couldn't have been more pleased with our choice. The bar is now amazing. Wonderful corner booths perfect for business and pleasure which was our order of business. Our reservation (made with Open Table) was handled perfectly. Our server, "Sarge" couldn't have been better. She remembered us, down to knowing the wines we liked. Embers has a terrific happy hour menu (which we made into dinner) and you can't beat the choices and prices! In addition to the regular happy hour bar menu they typically pick one or two apps off the main menu and offer them at a discount. Embers is all about service and in this department they never disappoint. Jon Zipperstein (owner/manager) personally greeted us and checked to make sure everything was going well. In Sarge's capable hands he had nothing to worry about. She kept our glasses filled and magically served our appetizer courses in a perfect series so we wouldn't be overwhelmed. Her suggestions were prepared and served exactly as promised. We will definitely be back. I think Embers has found the perfect balance of offering excellent value for the dollar spent. Portions were generous and easily shared. Ingredients are fresh. Our crabcakes were perfection. We go crazy over Ember's sushi and even though we weren't there on 1/2 sushi night there were a few discounted rolls and we took advantage of this. The spider rolls were bursting with flavor. Roasted olives???? They are amazing drizzled lightly with olive oil and served with generous helpings of a focccia type bread for dipping. Thank you Embers for a perfect evening! We can't wait to return.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Linda R
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Florence, Kentucky
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food nice atmosphere”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

I would definitely go here with the wife for a romantic dinner. The atmosphere is excellent and food is great, although the sushi isn't the best.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Milan D
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Jacksonville, Florida
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great food and setting.”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

We had a wonderful time here! The food was great and the service was excellent. The desserts were very good!!!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank philstafferontherun
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