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Arroyo Grande



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Ember Restaurant in Arroyo Grande is all about serving authentic hand-crafted food cooked by wood fire in our open kitchen in the dining space. We aim to create the ideal environment to experience Central Coast food and wine, as well as craft cocktails from premium spirits. We hope to see you at the ember table soon...
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best restaurant on the Central Coast and we’ve tried them all. Service is professional and personable and the food is innovative and delicious.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 155lesliew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great meal with superb service. The bone marrow was fantastic. Scallops were my favorite. The beef ribeye was so tender. Abalone with pork belly was devine. The mixed drinks ( especially the penicillin ) were quenching. We will be back.

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank kpocampo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this place is perfect...from the ambiance, to the friendliness of the staff, to the wonderful menu! Be careful not to fill up on the delicious artisan bread before your meal arrives. Soooo yummy! We usually order the beef that comes over smashed potatoes,...More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank beachedin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great night, fantastic pizza’s with a wonderful atmosphere. Topped off with a rum hot Chocolate to die for.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank paulmarawines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife had the sand dabs. I had the rib eye steak. It was cooked to perfection and served with broclini and scalloped potatoes that were to die for. We started off with a pepperoni pizza...it had the best pepperoni on it that I've ever...More

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank 4DavidM
Reviewed October 17, 2019 via mobile

Nice middle sized restaurant with open kitchen in front. We did not have reservations but got seated at the bar. Mixologist new what He was doing and the bar had many top end liquors especially bourbon and scotch. Amazing wine selection. Had a starter of...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Nin0rth49
Reviewed October 15, 2019

We didn't eat at Ember but we did have a few of their excellent cocktails. We visited on a Thursday evening whilst staying at a nearby Airbnb as part of our journey up the Pacific coast. Despite it being a Thursday is what extremely busy....More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank Asklett
Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

We keep coming back here because they have great food and service and they change their menu every month. They always make sure that nothing tastes “ordinary”. Even simple things look and taste special.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank DutchImport1986
Reviewed October 13, 2019

3rd time is a charm(?)...not really. Visiting my children in the area..it’s considered the best restaurant in this beach community so I wanted to treat them to what is considered “haute cuisine” In this coastal community... wrong...what a complete disappointment, especially this final time. Staff...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank KathleenFanoe
Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

Their October menu has a delicious and succulent duck entry. A hind of sweet and cooked to perfection. I also had the heirloom tomato salad which was bursting with fresh favors. My friend order the tuna appetizer. Check out the pictures below. A bottle of...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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jonathan g
May 12, 2018|
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Response from Tricia H | Reviewed this property |
It is designed for fantastic adult dining, i.e. date night, get togethers, etc., but older children love it, too like Middle school/high school age because the food is so very good and a great selection. It really would not... More
September 23, 2017|
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Response from CentralCoastCritic | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I wrote one of the reviews and my husband and I are regulars at the outstanding Ember. The only serve dinner Wednesday through Sunday (dark Monday and Tuesday) but they open at 4 p.m. and we like to get there early, by... More
Barbara G
June 12, 2016|
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Response from Kay R | Reviewed this property |
Each month Embers has a new farm-to-table inspired menu and you can see it on their website. Prices are moderate, in my opinion. Enjoy !
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