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.
Dublin, Co. Dublin D06 Y624
Contemporary European, Basque, Irish
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
€30 and under
(01) 444 3783
Greg O' Mahoney
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ember Ratings and Reviews
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.....
Food was good. Restaurant was very busy. Some of waiters seemed a little out of depth, spilling sauce, forgetting to bring things, etc. Didn’t spoil evening but not in keeping with food, decor etc. It’s a neighbourhood restaurant but food and decor is above that.
I had been to Smokin Betty's before for their normal fare of barbeque dishes and was pleasantly surprised by the variety of their Restaurant Week menu. Everything was well done and served. My wife and I had one meal from the regular menu and one from the special menu. The two appetizer courses on the Restaurant Week menu were oversized and easy to share with the extra plates provided by our waiter. I hope some of these selections become part of the regular menu.
There were three of us – solid middle-agers who talk a lot and like to be heard! Ember was close to perfect for this. The decor and atmosphere were pleasant – elegant and lively but not intrusive. And the same could be said about the staff. They were most congenial – attentive, gracious, there when you needed them, but always a discreet presence. Then there's the food. We were very pleased with this, especially with the monumental steak which two of us shared. The calamari risotto starter was a stand-out too, as was the tuna and wasabi. All said, a great experience. Highly recommended.
A friend and I went for an evening meal and got the cote de beouf for 2. It was truly an experience. Perfectly Cooked to order (medium rare) packed full of flavour with a beautiful balance between the meat with the slight bitterness of the char. Sides were plentiful and tasty. Staff were were friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend. Will be back again.
I have visited Ember on several occasions for dinner and once for brunch. The food is creative, well-presented and very tasty. The service is good and the atmosphere is lively and casual. The team is young and innovative, making each visit an enjoyable occasion. It is good value for the standard of food. I have recommended Ember to friends.
I have been there many times. This evening we went for the early bird menu which has a superb variety. Great tasting and artistically presented food. Nice wine selection. Brilliant cocktails. I didn't recognise any of the serving staff from our previous visit of a week ago which I found a bit strange.
The highlight of our visit was the food. We ate from the Early Bird menu but there was a diverse choice of options. We were fortunate that the weather was good enough for us to sit outside (which was lovely) but the interior looked impressive too. The service was good but for the prices you're paying I would expect it to be very good.
Having been to Ember on a number of occasions I've always found the food to be first class and , in fact I would highly recommend going for the food alone (whcih is obviously the main reason to go to any restaurant!). But on top of the food it has to be said that for a local neighbourhood restaurant the ambience has always been good whenever I've visited (including their music playlists!). The only slight criticism I would have is that occasionally the service can be a little lacking, but that is improving and overall I'd give Ember about 8.5 out of 10, and will definitely return again.
It was my husband's birthday and we had a bad dining experience. I ordered fillet steak and had to return it twice as it was uncooked (had ordered medium well). It wasn't cooked enough the third time either but decided not to send it back again as I wasn't hungry anymore and the meal had been spoilt at that point. It's not just that the food wasn't good, it's the way they handled it...non one came to apologise, they just didn't charge for the steak and dessert and gave us some extra wine but that was it. Not good enough.
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