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About Ember

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.

Unit 6, Milltown Shopping Centre
Milltown Road
Dublin, Co. Dublin D06 Y624
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
€30 and under

Payment options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 444 3783

Website:
http://www.ember.ie/

Executive Chef:
Greg O' Mahoney

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ember Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.0

Ambience

4.2

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (51)
Good for a Date (46)
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Brunch (36)
Casual (35)
Group Bookings (34)
Cosy (29)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Romance (28)
Lunch (25)
Business Meals (25)
Authentic (23)
Bar Seating (20)
Healthy (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Seasonal (15)
Fun (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
People Watching (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Hot Spot (6)
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Afternoon Coffee (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Outdoor Eating (4)
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Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
Ambience3
Service2
Value5

 
·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.....

Tags: Great for Brunch
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 3 November 2017

Very nice food and good service all you need in a good restaurant .

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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Super brunch, great service.
Looking forward to going to Ember again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 22 October 2017

We had a lovely evening, fab food and great service. We’ll definitely be back!

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 22 October 2017

Simply super. I am planning my return trip already.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

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 (London)·Dined on 21 October 2017

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.

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Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on 15 October 2017

Food here is excellent. We had the duck egg and the salmon, avocado and poached egg on toast. Both were delicious.
Only downside was the service, it was friendly but quite slow unfortunately

Tags: Great for Brunch
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Food5
Ambience4
Service1
Value5

 
·Dined on 15 October 2017

Lovely food which we all enjoyed but waited an hour for food to arrive after ordering, I feel that this was not adequately acknowledged after we pointed this out , because of this we would not be keen to return

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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Excellent food. Good service. Very good and interesting wine list....

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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

Really excellent food and service to go with it! very nice red wine recommended by staff and really good coffee to finish.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 5 October 2017

Went with a party of 6. Very friendly and efficient staff. Excellent menu and good, if a bit expensive, wine list. We had a great evening.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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Food3
Ambience3
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on 30 September 2017

a very bad night for service waiting too long and eventually when we were served the fish selection was ziltch. What we did get was good but the service will put me off returning anytime soon and will be highlighting this to my colleagues here in UCD

Tags: Casual
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Had a fantastic time in Ember, we got the Early bird menu and I couldn't recommend it more. Value is amazing for the quality food you get and the staff was beyond remarkable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 24 September 2017

Lovely mexican eggs benedict. Everyone enjoyed their meal

Tags: Casual
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 20 September 2017

Very pleasant & enjoyable evening, with lovely ambience. Lovely healthy food. Something for everyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 16 September 2017

Went with friends on Saturday night. Great menu, lots of variety. Food was absolutely delicious. Service spot-on. Hidden gem. On-line reservation system really handy. Will definitely return and spread the word.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 13 September 2017

Fab food.. loved the decor.... we had good value early bird menu (2 courses €23)... service was excellent. Only slight negative- found glass of sauvignon price bit high at €10..... regardless... we'll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch
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Food2
Ambience2
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on 26 August 2017

Very disappointed with our meal. Staff unable to answer questions regarding menu.. Difficulty getting attention of any staff. Music irritating and food lukewarm. I won't be going back!

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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 23 August 2017

Both the food and the service were excellent. My wife has a specific allergy and the staff could not have been more helpful about it, tailoring dishes ensuring she could enjoy the whole menu! We'll definitely be back!

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 1 August 2017

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.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 1 August 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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Food3
Ambience4
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on 27 July 2017

Nice atmosphere. However, there were long waits between courses which became frustrating over the course of the evening.

Tags: Business Meals
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 16 July 2017

We had a lovely brunch here on Sunday. Food and service were wonderful.
Looking forward to visiting in the evening for dinner-I'm expecting great things :-)

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 16 July 2017

This was my first visit for brunch and will not be my last, a great menu, lovely brunch and dear god you have to try the chorizo, black pudding potato sides, it would be worth going for them alone! I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 14 July 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Fun, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Cozy
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Food5
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 (London)·Dined on 13 July 2017

Good neighbourhood restaurant with very friendly staff and a good value early bird menu. Nice atmosphere and thankfully little music making it possible to have a conversation. No sense of being rushed out after an early meal- relaxed vibe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 1 July 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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Service5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 28 June 2017

Every thing was good. The only thing I didn't like was the bread with the starter and cheese board. It was a bit tough I think maybe sourdough would be a better. option. Other than that would highly recommend.

Tags: Casual
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Food4
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Service3
Value3

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 24 June 2017

place was great, however the restaurant keeps very strange opening hours? Also i booked an outside table but was told that wasn't possible for food?

apart from that nice restaurant if a little pricey

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 14 June 2017

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.

Great restaurant

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 2 June 2017

Loved everything about our dining experience. Food was fab too.
😊

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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Food5
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 (N. Ireland)·Dined on 2 June 2017

Excellent throughout. Vegetarian and seafood options were plentiful and delicious. We had a drink at bar in very comfy stools. Wine choice was of high quality. Service and atmosphere was also fantastic. We will be back!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fun, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 26 May 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 May 2017

Couldn't believe the quality of the food, amazing value and perfect service.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food5
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Service3
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on 13 May 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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Food1
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 29 April 2017

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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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 25 April 2017

Excellent service and really good food. I definitely will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 22 April 2017

Everything about Ember was perfect! The Cote d Boeuf is stunning, as are the cocktails.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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