#1 Fine Dining

Restaurant in Gainesville

“Went for an evening with our UF and FSU daughters. Have visited the UF area many times, but this is the most upscale restaurant we’ve discovered to date. Everything was delicious…partial to the braised short ribs. The wine list was up to par with your upscale steakhouse. They also have an adjacent bar, Spark, that we will try next time. We will be back!”

Lissette R.

“I don’t give out many 5 star reviews, but Embers has certainly earned it. The wait staff is superb. The chef’s menu retains excellent house specialties and the chef does a great job of adding or changing items that continue to please the palate.

Treat yourself, and make sure you add Embers to your dining out list.”

Jim W.

“All I can say is WOW! Embers offers quality food and quality service! All I want to say is that every bit of the meal was excellent! Every single dish! I had the honor to try a little bit from everyone’s plate and was impressed!”

Mike U.

“Embers is┬áthe best restaurant in Gainesville, hands down. The food is amazing and the service is impeccable. My favorites: gator tail appetizer, orange & blue salad, Atlantic grouper, vanilla whipped sweet potatoes, and the truffle mac & cheese. The banana foster cheesecake and beignets are the perfect desserts after a delicious meal.

Embers also throws amazing special events. My husband and I were married there almost six years ago. We had our ceremony in the courtyard, and celebrated inside with dinner and dancing. Ryan and Briton handled every detail of the event, and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. People still tell us how amazing the food and service were at our wedding!”

Sarah S.

“Absolutely amazing! We had the most incredible dining experience last night at Embers. When we first showed for our reservation, I have to admit I was nervous because I counted at least 3 large dinner parties so I anticipated a slow night. I could not have been more wrong. Our waiter, Tim, was amazing! He was prompt to greet us and had perfect timing all night whether taking orders for drinks, appetizers or entrees or serving it all up. Best waiter we have had in a very long time, anywhere.”

Melanny K.

“A great and friendly staff with amazing food! I had the steak, which was cooked and seasoned perfectly, and my wife had the salmon, which was also awesome! Would recommend Embers to anyone!”

Jay C.



Monday to Thursday 5:00PM – 10:00PM
Friday and Saturday 5:00PM – 11:00PM




Phone (352) 380-0901
Fax (352) 380-0974


3545 SW 34th Street
Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32608



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