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“Great Alternative to Tourist Traps and Chain Restaurants in Amarillo”
Review of Embers Steak House

Embers Steak House
Ranked #27 of 526 Restaurants in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We had occasion recently to overnight in Amarillo and sought out a local steak house. It appears that the local dining scene is dominated either by tourist traps or by franchised national restaurant chains, so we were pleased to find Embers Steak House as an authentic local alternative to the others.

We went early on a weeknight so we could sample the happy hour cocktails and the bar appetizers, and were pleasantly surprised to find a friendly bartender who actually mixed great drinks using real and quality adult beverage ingredients, and we enjoyed excellent fried onions as an appetizer, all at very reasonable prices. We moved into the main dining room and I ordered a small NY strip steak, while my wife sampled the grilled Portobello mushrooms. The steak was cooked perfectly to order, while the mushrooms were large, fresh and delicious. Again, service was great, and because we had not tried a certain cheese type offered there, the restaurant provided a sampling of it at no charge, along with a hard toast. Again, delicious!

The décor was handsome but perhaps a bit dark. The web site needs updating. But the restaurant itself, the service staff and the food were all great and at reasonable prices. Embers is a worthy alternative for your dining satisfaction in an otherwise jungle of chain or tourist trap restaurants in Amarillo. Recommended.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I love Embers and so do all of my friends! It is one of those very special places where you can go early, or late, and get the same dependable service and wonderful food every time! They offer a wide selection of menu choices, in addition to a yummy burger menu. The salmon salad is one of my favorites! The chef is amazing and the wait staff is top notch. They also offer a full bar, great wine selection, and discounted appetizers during happy hour. Try the deep fried baked potato, green chili mac and cheese, or chipotle mashed sweet potato as a side to your entree. You won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Totally disappointed in this establishment. Will never visit again. It was a Mother's day treat on Saturday to mix the crowds. I was heartbroken, wish we had left and gone elsewhere but the day was ruined.

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Thank Betty G
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

There evening meal is good with lots of choices. It is a small place but we don't have trouble getting in. They have steaks but I'm not a steak eater so I pick other choices.

Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

The choice on the menu fantastic. Experienced Chef to know the best for his customers. Quick service and friendly.

Thank Anders L
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