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122 reviews
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€30 and under
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Contemporary European
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Ember is a modern Irish neighborhood restaurant situated in the leafy suburb of Milltown in Dublin, the brainchild of head chef and proprietor Greg O'Mahoney.

Greg has successfully run The Milesian and Gregory's Garden in Kerry for the past 10 summers. Greg has fine tuned his culinary skills in some of Ireland's best kitchens including Chapter One, L'écrivain and Pichet.

With his wealth of experience, Greg brings to Dublin a modern and casual fine dining experience using the best of local produce, with a European twist.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary European, Basque, Irish
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 - 15:00 and 17:30 - 21:30
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 - 15:00 and 17:30 - 22:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 20:00
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Phone number
(01) 444 3783
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Greg O' Mahoney
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Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 122 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Delighted to celebrate a 21st birthday in Ember. Food as always was great but there has been a huge improvement in the quality of service. Thanks Matthew! We had a really fantastic evening

5.0  Dined on 16 February 2018

First time at Ember - food was excellent, without exception.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 15 February 2018

Lovely food, great service and a great ambience. Would definitely recommend

3.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

Very good food. Service accomplished but way too slick, with no interest it seemed in engaging in small talk with the guests. Seemed to be about service as quickly as possible and leave. Atmosphere assisted greatly by the live guitarist. Experience spoiled by seeking to pass off a very basic port (available online at €8 per bottle) as an after dinner drink and seeking to charge €9 per small glass for the privilege and served luke warm. Shame as the food is top notch.

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3.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

Brunch was good the full Irish didn’t wow in any way but was tasty

4.0  Dined on 28 January 2018

A little chaotic. Fire alarm went off. Service a little disoriented. Really lovely decor. Most staff looked inexperienced. It could do with a very strong overall supervisor. A very big group who were there probably impacted. Buckets of potential.

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4.0  Dined on 27 January 2018

Food and Service were excellent. Had a very pleasant meal.

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3.0  Dined on 26 January 2018

We all had fish , it was all over salted and one had to be sent back.
This was disappointing as normally the food is excellent. That night the kitchen was really not on firm.

5.0  Dined on 18 January 2018

We had a very pleasant evening. The restaurant was warm and the staff were friendly and eager to meet our needs. Perhaps my choice of falafels wasn't the best one as others in the group had chosen the fish dish and were very satisfied. The stater was delicious and overall very good value as we had the early bird menu. I would appreciate a few more vegetarian options on the menu as we will return.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 6 January 2018

I ate here last weekend with my husband. The restaurant had been recommended by my in-laws, and we were eager to try it.

The place had a lovely cosy look as soon as we entered, and staff were friendly and welcome. We were seated at a table for 2 by the window. There was a slight chill or draught by the window when we arrived, so I swapped seats with my husband. The issue seem to resolve itself after a while.

The food was very impressive. Freshly baked bread and a delicious homemade pesto went down a treat, as we were both ravenous when we arrived. I had the squid risotto to start, and my husband had the scallops. We both cleared our plates. We shared the black sole (for 2) for main. This was exemplary, and we ordered a number of lovely sides to go with it. The green beans were a particular hit. My husband had the lemon meringue pie for dessert - 2 spoons!

The only slight hiccup was a fairly long delay between courses. We didn’t mind too much, as it allowed us to chat and relax, and staff apologised to us when bringing us our dishes. We’re sure this was merely a ‘teething issue’ after the Christmas break, and we will be back soon.

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5.0  Dined on 31 December 2017

New Years Eve tasting menu at €65 with live band and a glass of prosecco at midnight. Fabulous night with friendly efficient staff and a chef who did an outstanding job with both the menu and delivery of excellent fare starting with the starters of smoked haddock arancini, game terrine, smoked chicken followed by squid risotto, scallops, john dory, patridge, chocolate cake and durrus cheese. What a wonderful menu....Everyone was in great form in the restaurant and a credit to the Ember team. Definitely a must for next year.

4.0  Dined on 23 December 2017

The occasion was a birthday lunch. We thought we were booking a lunch menu but it was actually brunch which was a bit of a disappointment. Food was well presented and very tasty. Excellent burgers and my 9 year old polished off the adult size fish & chips. Little mishap with a mimosa which ended up over rather than in the birthday girl. Graciously all drinks on the house. We will be back, possibly in wet gear! Genuinely pleasant and great to have a local!

OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 21 December 2017

Ember, is a very nice local gem. The food for my party was good not great. The service was good and the staff very friendly. Our only criticism is that the food was somewhat bland, it looked great and was well presented but was lacking in the flavors you would expect. Otherwise this is a great local restaurant that i'm happy to recommend.

2.0  Dined on 17 December 2017

Sunday Brunch - had to ask for menus, had to ask for water, had to ask for service, had to ask for water refill, had to look for service

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 16 December 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Ember. The food was to die for and the ambience and space were charming. The Basque fish for two was beautifully done.
The service were excellent, if a little rushed, but very attentive, polite and chatty.
Cannot wait to go back!!

5.0  Dined on 15 December 2017

Our first visit, had seen mixed reviews but we loved it. Staff were amazing and the food was superb.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 24 November 2017

Very good service, fine food and extensive wine list - not the cheapest but well worth a visit

5.0  Dined on 18 November 2017

Great food, lovely ambiance, wry friendly and efficient staff.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 18 November 2017

Presentation of food was excellant as was the quality of food. Decor very nice including toilet facilities. Staff very pleasant.

3.0  Dined on 10 November 2017

The food was excellent, it’s such a shame they have spent so little time training the front of house. There was only one compendent waiter, and young untrained staff otherwise. I really don’t blame them, I blame management. The kitchen strives to produce creative food, but the front of house needs serious work.
I called in advance as it was a birthday, and asked for a candle to Be placed in a dessert regardless if there were no desserts ordered, it was never filtered down to the staff.
We sat at the table for 10 minuets without menus, water, and I had to light the candle on our own table.
I had to flag down a waiter to place our order..after 20 minutes.
The food was presented beautifully, and wonderful to the palette.
It’s such a shame the floor staff was lacking.....