$25 for $50 Worth of Steaks, Seafood, and Sushi
Entrees include a pan-seared filet mignon in truffle sauce with garlic-and-chive gnocchi ($31), a cold-water lobster tail broiled with tarragon butter ($39), and an Iowa milk-fed veal chop ($44). Diners also choose from sushi options such as the california roll ($8.50), shrimp-tempura roll ($9.50), and sashimi platter with choice of tuna, salmon, or yellowtail ($14). See the full menu here.
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.