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Posted by BV on 04/08/2012
I had dinner at Embers tonight, and I must say that I was impressed, very well impressed by this addition to my neighborhood. The food was very good: the fried calamari one of the best I ever had, the black siracha a good complement, and the duck was excelent. We order the duck with the curry sauce, but one of the diners didn't care for curry, so he asked to have the sauce on the side. Shortly after a very polite young man came to tell him that they could make a duck breast with beets and a vaguely Asian sauce (which wasn't in the menu). He changed it, and so did I. When it arrived, the server didn't know that I had also changed my order, so I asked to have the duck breast instead of the one with curry, and it was promptly changed, no questions asked, all very politely done. Everybody else in my party was very pleased with the food and the service. The only thing I could criticize is a little lack of communication among the servers, it was a little confusing, but the good will and sympathy of the staff made up for this small detail. The decor is very nice, without being offensive or loud; the only thing loud was the noise level, but that should be expected in todays eateries. PS - I didn't know Todd English was involved here, he is a great and innovative chef and one can see it here.
Posted by anonymous on 12/08/2011
The critics are not very worldly nor cultured and does not understand fusion. This is not Chinese. Well done Todd English some people are just too grumpy!
Posted by vasian12 on 12/06/2011
I walk by this place and was intrigued by the decor and ambiance. Sadly, the food was nothing amazing. Typical Chinese food and nothing memorable.
Posted by HK Divaliscious on 09/03/2011
Something I always look for in Asain fusion places is a little HEAT. A lot of dishes on this menu say chili, so I went in hoping to be wowed... but every dish was sickeningly sweet. Even the red curry duck has lychee in it to make the sauce sweeter. Not sure where the BBQ theme fits in...guess they serve burgers too? Weird combo.
Posted by dinnergrl on 08/08/2011
My husband took me here for my birthday, and we had a wonderful meal. We were a bit disappointed the dim sum wasn't available during dinner, but tried the shrimp satay and chocolate ribs instead. The shrimp was nothing special albeit large & juicy skewers, but the chocolate ribs were delicious and perfectly sweet. My husband had the sea bass and I had the crispy duck curry - both to die for!!! I would order the same entree again next time I go! We had great service as well - liked the atmosphere and would definitely recommend this restaurant for a date!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/20/2011
I was excited to try Ember Room but my experience only confirmed my belief that Todd English is one of the most overrated chefs of our time. The food was universally and cloyingly sweet. The drinks were tasteless and watery. The waitstaff were great and did the best they could, but they aren't given much to work with. I would highly recommend skipping Ember Room.
Posted by Bilal on 05/25/2011
Talk about Fusion gone wrong. We were drawn in by the cool setting but the food was a no go. A bit pricey too. I guess you live and learn.