Embers

I’ve been here a couple times. First time was for Restaurant Week, where dinner was a bargain at $40.13 for four courses. The apps were probably the highlight of the meal. The beef in the crispy beef tacos was a great mix of a tender, juicy interior and crispy  exterior with a wonderful flavor all around. The stuffed dates are similar to what you’ll find elsewhere, but the tried and true ingredients always make for a delicious dish.

The salads were more than respectable with my wife and I trying the mixed greens salad and the warm spinach salad. The risotto, one of the entrees, was rich and (almost too) creamy with plenty of mushrooms. The tri tip was a touch too sweet and tough for my tastes, but the various preparations of sweet potatoes on the plate were all winners. The bread pudding to end the meal was a hit. It’s tough to go wrong with a spongey mound of warm and cold deliciousness.

If you follow Embers on Twitter you’ll see different discounts throughout the week for happy hour or brunch. On my second visit we got a few apps that were a couple bucks off during happy hour. The best of the bunch were the sliders — nicely toasted bun and beef patties that weren’t too firm and plenty moist. The filet skewers were pretty good as well and the best part of the dish was the crispy polenta fries — absolutely amazing! The crispy tuna and seabass skewers weren’t bad but the quality of the seafood was less than stellar.

Still, I’m a fan of the place. It’s a local spot (off the Strip in the Summerlin area) with a nice patio, friendly staff, and several dishes that make a return visit worthwhile. The atmosphere is relaxed and the perfect place to chill and hang out with friends without the obnoxious crowds found at Kona or other Boca Park establishments. It’s also great for date nights if you want to take that special someone out for a good meal without breaking the bank.

4 Stars

740 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 778-2160

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