A raw steak can reduce the swelling of a black eye just as easily as the charcoal markings of a well-cooked steak can draw it back on. Make artful use of cuisine with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of steak-house fare and nonalcoholic drinks at Embers.
The grill-masters at Embers toil within a busy kitchen to prepare a menu of contemporary steak-house fare and sushi for consumption in an elegant dining area. Guests can ogle gracefully plated portions of pan-seared filet mignon with garlic-and-chive gnocchi ($31), or jab forks into an all-natural new york strip steak ($32) or a rack of lamb ($36), both of which are aged 28 days to maximize tenderness and peekaboo skills. Black-and-white photographs of local landmarks gaze down upon succulent seafood feasts, such as warm-water lobster tail ($36) and pepper-seared bigeye tuna delivered sashimi style alongside a seaweed-and-daikon salad ($14). Ears can happily flap to the sounds of live music on Friday and Saturday evenings, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and ending when the restaurant closes or the band falls asleep on stage.
This Groupon is valid for dine-in only, and reservations are required.
At Embers, flames dance in a stacked-stone torch and gas lanterns, and atop the wicks of candles, all of which illuminate floral oil paintings and black-and-white photos of Cincinnati history. Just as the restaurant’s name evokes images of fire, so too does its menu of steaks and chops aged for 28 days. The Filet Oscar arrives at the table with a king-crab crust–a touch that tips its hat toward the restaurant’s seafood specialties. Seared scallops, grilled Scottish salmon, and broiled lobster tail grace the list, though the grill’s flames bypass the extensive sushi selections. The staff recommends pairings with one of 11 signature cocktails or wines and beers from around the world.
8170 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236