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“nice non-corporate mid-range restaurant”
Review of Embers Grill & Smokehouse - MOVED

Embers Grill & Smokehouse
Price range: US$8 - US$39
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 18 August 2014

love that this is not a "McPub/McGrill" type place like Montanas et al... the atmosphere is original without feelling stuffy...

the steak was just a little pricier than the restaurants I refer to in opening remark but of much better quality...

server, Amanda, was friendly, pleasant, efficient and just general good vibes from the rest of the staff...

look forward to going back and trying some of the more exotic fare on the menu...

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Thank David C
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a great meal with excellent service by our server Taylor. The day we visited they were having problems with the computer system but our waitress compensated for a couple of minor issues with her diligence. (The kitchen missed a side salad). Steaks were excellent. Dirty Rice side was fantastic. Dessert special was a crumble of amazingness. Would suggest restaurant if you are interested in a great meal and plan for a relaxed meal.

2  Thank Habsfan12
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

A beautiful atmosphere with very helpful and friendly staff, especially our server Amanda. The kangaroo was shockingly delicious and the specialty drinks were to die for. It was a bit of a wait for food but overall we loved it!

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1  Thank CalandWen
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Came around 7:30pm as a walk in - they were busy and said it would be 20 min for a table, they offered to start with drinks at the bar and we accepted.

We waited another 5-10 min at the bar watching the bartender furiously make drinks for the tables and servers trying to use a computer to place orders that kept crashing on them. There seemed to be a back log as very few tables had any food. Staff seemed stressed.

Finally we were asked for our drink orders and were served shortly after but continued to wait on that table....we were not given menus to look at or any hint of the delay which was now approaching 30 minutes.

When we were seated, we ordered immediately (platter app and 2 steak dinners)

When the food came it was undeniably good - I have eaten at many fine restaurants in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver and it was on par for quality and taste but it took 1.5 hrs to get it on the table!

To top it off - they couldn't print receipts so the server came over with a total of over $100 written in pen on a scrap of paper......? There must've been a more professional way to present this even with a tech crash

Wanted dessert but didn't want to risk another wait by this time it was after 9:30 pm

Would only go back on a slow night

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Thank Scobiela
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Very good food, but the service was the best part. Our server knew about the different beers that they had and was able to recommend some local Ontario brews. She even gave us directions to Loplops a few blocks away so we could continue our beer tastings. Meg rocks!

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3  Thank Astro J
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