Embers Wood Fire Grill & Bar
9818 I-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78230, United States
Review №1

Driven by Embers many times off IH-10 and decided to stop by as we were in the area and it popped up on my wife's search of bar and grills in the area. Had the calzone which was fantastic, the crust was thin and crispy and the filing was delicious but not overwhelming. Wife had the sirloin with jalapeno Mac and cheese, fire grilled corn and a side salad. The steak was cooked to order and the sides were also delicious. I expected a decent meal but didn't expect a great meal. Will definitely return to eat again.

Review №2

Best Oven Baked Pizza hidden Gem very nice atmosphere and great service. Ask for the lunch specials for the mini Pizza I always get the Margaritas Fresca Pizza yummy bar setup as well and a few cold Taps!

Review №3

This was the 1st time I went to Embers, so I didn't think I should give it 5 stars. If I could have given 4.5, I would have. My friend & I came for lunch & we started with Steak Nachos. Good combination of all ingredients; steak chunks were slightly tough for me, but I have teeth problems. My friend didn't have any problems. I had Chicken Balsa & the taste earned 5 stars. My friend had the Fried Pork Chop & enjoyed it. Next time, I'll order the Bella Chicken.

Review №4

Good food, good service not at all crowded. Looks like people really haven't started coming back here post covid. Certainly wish them the best and hope business picks up soon! great place for lunchtime business meeting, their lunch specials are a good value there is no distracting music or noise. Convenient location and service is fairly quick.

Review №5

Decided to try this place after seeing the parking lot full so many times. Upon entering, my first impression was that this place could use a decor update. However, I was very pleased with our meal. The grilled salad was absolutely delicious and unique, we shared this as an appetizer. We both ordered sirloin steaks- great! The steaks were seasoned just right and cooked to our preference consistently. I will happily be returning in the future.

Review №6

The jalepeno mac and cheese is fabulous! Everything here is awesome. Ashley is the nicest waitress you'll find anywhere. Always makes you feel welcome. I hit this place about every time I make it to San Antonio.

Review №7

Love it so much here , I am a long time regular here !! And so is my family . We all love this place & if you go by in the evening shift , be sure to ask for Ashley as your server , SHES THE BEST!. Steaks , pasta , forchatta bread , wood fired pizza made right in front of you and so much more. Everything is delicious and that's coming from me , a very picky eater!.

Review №8

About the FoodNachos are lacking some love. Who built a border on the toppings for these nachos? Seriously, if someone is paying $12 bucks for necks they better come loaded. These nachos are not loaded.The pizza looks amazing! Let me bite into it... Wow! This pizza is really good literally saved this place from 3 stars. We got the butcher pizza. Amazingly well done!!ServiceHow many more times will my server ask if we are ready to order? 4 times in 10 minutes.AtmosphereIt's freaking cold in here. Smells great tho.

Review №9

Truly good food. The Pineapple Express Burger is awesome. Everything is really good and wood flamed!

Review №10

Really awesome food, wasn't disappointed a bit, great beer many options of food to pick from. Atmosphere was cozy, and the music was on point haha.Our server Ashlee was so kind and sweet, she makes part of the greatness that is this restaurant. Will be back a lot more.

Review №11

Went here with a large party (over 6 people), they were very polite and were able to seat us promptly. All of the staff was friendly and the atmosphere was nice. There are sports TVs but they aren't obnoxiously loud like some establishments have them, this is really nice as you can talk, even with a group as big as ours, easily with each other without competing with the TV.We had several types of pizza and chicken entree. Everyone spoke well of their respective meals and was happy to have delicious leftovers.They did make a mistake on my grandparents order, so my grandparents politely told our waitress just to let them know. Within a minute the manager, Steve, came by our table, apologized, and sent us home with the correctly made order as well as the mistake order. He didn't need to do that but he made the special effort to go the extra mile.All around great experience, wonderful staff, delicious food.

Review №12

Great, fast service from lunch bartender/server. Good prices on lunch menus. Friendly. Clean. Quiet. Hidden secret of a place!

Review №13

Best pizza I ever had. Service was slow but they may have been short staffed or something. This will be our definite go to place when we visit San Antonio.

Review №14

Superior food quality, absolutely spectacular service and a decent price to boot. We will be going back very soon thank you guys for a special dining experience

Review №15

The services was awesome & the food was great. "Fresh n the meal perfect ". We will be back. I would recommend Embers Wood Fire & Grill to anyone who would like a really good meal. The Hostess was nice n funny. Thanks Ernie.

Review №16

So good! I'm very satisfied with these. Adventured with surprise that vanilla ice cream for brownie as perfect scale it make my belly full. DELICIOUSLY!!

Review №17

Food was pretty good. I had the Calzone, excellent! Waitress was not so attentive, I had to keep asking for refills. She messed up everyone's (!) check. Took over half hour to get it straightened out.

Review №18

The drinks are awesome! Food was delicious and service was great! Definitely going back and would recommend!

Review №19

Bre was the best server I have had in a very long time. She was very sweet and attentive. The Bella Chicken was delicious!

Review №20

The bourbon glazed pork chops were delish as was the rib eye on a prior date. The broccoli was a bit soft to my liking but tasted good. The waitress was excellent. I'll definitely be back.

Review №21

It was a nice place. We ordered chicken dish and pesto pizza, chicken was good pizza may be I am not a big fan of pesto so don't know about pizza.

Review №22

Our first visit was delivered by a delivery service. Ordered the grilled pork chops, they were tender, juicy, & tasty. Sides were good also. It was well packed & they read my request.

Review №23

We went there because we smelled the food in the air. Definitely wasn't disappointed. From the warm friendly welcome to the waitress who served us. We had appetizers(spinach artichoke and oven fire quesadillas). The drinks has the right balance. Even the light setting was right. Definitely will go back or order curbside

Review №24

This place has never disappointed! Service is always excellent and haven't ordered anything I didn't like. I recommend this establishment to everyone.

Review №25

Amazing place with great food! Ashley was an excellent server!! Will definitely be coming back!

Review №26

One of my favorite places for delicious American food. Great place to meet and catch up with friends.

Review №27

The food was amazing and our waitress Ashley was on top of everything and was really nice. I would go back any day of the week

Review №28

My husband and I tried Embers for the first time. Amazing service and the food was even better. The salmon is fire grilled and had a great crisp too it. My husband's steak was crispy at the edges yet medium rare like he asked. He didn't even use A1 ... which says alot .The jalapeno mac and cheese was superb in flavor. We would definitely recommend for great food and will be Going back again for date night.

Review №29

Service is terrible. I haven't received my food yet but the waiter already ruined the experience. He is very rude. Rushed us to order. He obviously seems not happy to be here.

Review №30

Excellent place for quality American food. Everyone at our table was glad to be there. I will be bringing friends next time. The place has a great feel to it.

Review №31

The ribs were AMAZING! Can't go wrong with them!

Review №32

Great place for some good eats and cold brewskis.

Review №33

New spot for me but really good lunch. Love to try different places.Thk u.

Review №34

Like the vibe at this place, nice and relaxed and low key. My wife's burger had REALLY tastey beef and a fantastic bun. Fries were spot on too. I had the BBQ chicken pizza. It could use a little more BBQ sauce IMO, but it was still really good. Our server, Daniel, took care of all of our needs without looming over our table, which is great. The selection on their menu is awesome and helps ensure that everyone in a party can get what they're looking for. We'll be back to try Embers again!

Review №35

Cozy restaurant. Best Margarita pizza

Review №36

Steak was perfect. Volcano chocolate cake was heavenly. They require masks for Covid when you're not at your table to comply with local regulations. Server was attentive but not intrusive. Really enjoyed my meal.

Review №37

Great food. Service a little slow

Review №38

Good, tasty and quality food, quick and friendly service. Love this place, their pizzas are delicious

Review №39

Really good pizza.And great staff.

Review №40

Great food, attentive staff. Couldn't be happier with my experience every time I come here.

Review №41

Ashlee makes our night everytime we come out here for the last 4 years. The food is fantastic and we are treated so well. The staff as a whole are so caring and fun. I really hope this business makes it through these hard times because they truly do care about their customers.

Review №42

Just ate here today. My usual is the Smoky Mountain Chicken, but today they had fried pork chop new on the menu. It was just like mom mom used to make. Hand breaded and fried with mashed potatoes and fire roasted corn. The service is always great and the atmosphere is very relaxing.

Review №43

Smelled the wood fire going before I even entered! Seated immediately and ordered quickly. Had the lunch lean cut with broccoli and sweet potato fries. Paper napkins, metal utensils, ceramic plates.My steak was very good, tasted wood grilled, had good spicing and was tender. Sides of broccoli and sweet potato fries were also good.Even put my tea in a to go glass so I could take it home.A good place for lunch. I would return

Review №44

This is an amazing restaurant with inexpensive food that tastes fantastic. The staff is always extremely friendly and the food always comes out within a reasonable amount of time. This establishment has some of the best pizza and burgers I've tasted in a while. The BBQ Chicken pizza is a personal favorite!

Review №45

Love love love this place....staff should be Nicer

Review №46

We arrive were greeted and we were sat down right away. Resturant was clean. The food was amazing. I had the the big mac burger with a jalapeno bun and bacon. The fries were really good and crispy. We also had 2 pizza a pepperoni pizza and the other was steak and arugula pizza. Royale was the waiter and he did a great job and drinks never ran empty. Dessert were good had the ultimate brownie. If we lived closer we will come more often.

Review №47

Went here with my wife and the food did not disappoint. Had I just been rating the food this would be a five star joint but the service was terrible. We were not greeted or have our drink order taken till 15 mins after being seated. Also about half way through our waitress switched and was replaced by someone else without any acknowledgment. Both servers were unfriendly and just straight to business.I ordered the sampler appetizer and the three little pigs dinner. Both were outstanding.

Review №48

Fried mushrooms for perfectFried porkchop was insaneEverything so good

Review №49

Food is comparable toWhat you would get at TGIF or Chilis..Nothing too special. Service was good, fast and friendly. The Jalapeño Mac and cheese is really spicy.

Review №50

Great concept it like grilling out but with all food lol

Review №51

A very enjoyable experience and must go to place!Environment = 10Cleanliness = 10Food = 10Customer Service = 10::Customer Service::Walking in the first thing I notice was how friendly and welcoming everyone was. They immediately greeted me and provided menu, silverware and drinks. The staff looks happy and enjoy working here, the transition/handoff during shift changes was seamless with no interruptions. You can see the Management truly caring for their staff and the business.::Food::I ordered the Frito Black Bean Burger. The burger had a great taste and was very enjoyable. The bun was a very tasty whole grain bun with oats in the bun itself. The meat was very juice as you can see when pressing down on the burger. The meat itself had an enjoyable taste that complimented the additions of the black beans and fritos. The cheese had a wonderful mixture of flavors the completed the taste. Only suggestion would be to add more black beans to the burger as I had mostly fritos with a light spread of black beans. The sweet potato fries were perfectly cooked and had great taste. If you are a sweet potato fries lover I would strongly recommend this place! For dessert the cheesecake was delicious with a light spread of strawberry syrup. However without real strawberries you could notice it was missing something.::Cleanliness::The restrooms were very clean with a great scent aroma. Restrooms are one of the most important factors for me due to my medical needs and happy to say they are maintained well here. I see the employees wash their hands continuously, sometimes fanatically after every action. Needless to say they take cleanliness important here. The tables and under tables are clean along with the floors. So glad to see they keep everything clean including the unnoticeable places.::Environment::The Atmosphere is very positive with enjoyable music and entertaining TV shows. They were even playing "The Greatest Showman" Soundtrack when I walked in which was a +1 for me. I see both the employees and customers smiling and enjoying it here. The walls have wonderful portraits and provides a very laid back feel.

Review №52

Excellent Meal and drinks! Wonderful server!

Review №53

Our 31 Anniversary dinner. Was very good. Waitress was great!

Review №54

Awesome food. Great service. Even though short handed! Will be back

Review №55

Good quiet place for lunch and sandwiches are really good. Restaurant was clean too!!! Will go back. They have groupon codes you can use too!!!

Review №56

I liked the food. I had come here from Chicago. After having so many dishes. The check was amazingly low compared to Chicago. The menu was quite different and I loved it.

Review №57

The best burgers in San Antonio! A must eat at restaurants!

Review №58

One of the best Burgers in San Antonio! You bet !

Review №59

Love this place, great food awesome customer service. Would definitely recommend

Review №60

Service was slow. Food was decent.

Review №61

I Absolutely Love Embers! Every item of food I have tried thus far has been Amazing! From the first to last bite the taste and flavors makes you put your phone down, fall back into your seat with that Oh My This Is So Good Face. I may not know when or where my last meal may be but I would know Where I would request! Embers! I honestly can not pick a favorite because so far I love it all the pizza, the jalapeno mac and cheese, the queso and chips the kids food I ordered for my three little ones! My Ribs fall apart everytime! The chicken strips have the right about of crunch. The fries are cooked to perfection! Im working my way up to try everything on the menu! Oh and I don't live close enough to have it regularly, HOWEVER my 3 Hour drive is So worth it! The staff is outstanding and the business itself it always clean everytime I visit. Thank you so much to the entire Embers staff from the CEO all the way down to the staff who clean the parking lot! Keep up the great work, keep the smiles on your faces, and delivering such a great food experience day after day! Photos courtesy of my husband.

Review №62

Staff is quick and friendly. Food was prepared very well. Not to mention delicious. Calzone was huge and tasty

Review №63

First time eating there. Had the pork shank. Very moist and tasty. My wife had the steak. Will visit there again.

Review №64

Great food and service at a reasonable cost! Lunch was served quickly. This place makes me want to visit San Antonio more often.

Review №65

Never have anything bad to say about this place. Staff are impressively friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable, the food never fails to satisfy, and the drinks are a fun variety of comforting classics and creative novelties.No matter your craving or palate, you're sure to find something to your liking on their menu!

Review №66

Decent lunch specials.. food was above average ..

Review №67

Delicious foods! Not pictured was the 3 piggy appetizer and that was a great way to start the meal! Slightly crispy outer shell with sticky sauce atop juicy pork ribs. The 12oz ribeye was cooked well and was very tender and juicy as well; mushrooms and onions were a great add-on. The half rack of ribs was also very good, and fell off the bone. Jalapeño Mac n cheese was yummy and had a good kick. Mashed potatoes and the corn were also very solid sides! My only complaint was the green beans - the actual beans tasted hard.

Review №68

Everything on the menu has a really good smoky flavor to it. I enjoyed the salmon and my wife the blackened tilapia.

Review №69

When she thought she needed the knife to cut the ribs

Review №70

I have been here twice and both time I had excellent food and service... I work down the road and should probably eat here more lol. Definitely recommend this spot not overpriced great food and atmosphere is nice

Review №71

Such good food with lots of options from pizza, burgers, steaks, ribs and great sides. I discovered recently and can't stop eating at both locations. Half chicken is so damn moist and flavorful! Pizza is wood fired, along with their meat selections. Really solid wine selection and beers on tap.

Review №72

Megan was a good server. A little late to attend but she acknowledged and apologized. The gesture was appreciated. The food.was delicious!

Review №73

This was our first time here, and I had no idea they had been open for 5 years!!! Once you step into restaurant we were greeted and immediately seated. Its smells amazing, menu isn't complicated,the service is amazing and the food is wonderful!!! Cant wait to go back.

Review №74

Megan gave us AMAZING service!! She suggested items on the menu which turned out to be perfect choices. She also informed us of their new location which is opening today. We will definitely check it out! Thank you Megan!!

Review №75

Great customer service. Our waitress was on top of everything. And the food was superb as well.

Review №76

Great place awesome staff pretty good price for portion of the food steaks r great

Review №77

Amazing restaurant great service especially for a night out

Review №78

So excited to come here after reading the positive reviews...steak was a good deal for the price, but certainly nothing special! My side of fries, was about 10 fries lol.Definitely not a "Must-Go" place, one and done for me.

Review №79

Food was good! Unfortunately the bar tender wasn't. ( white female, long golden brownish hair if I recall) Celebrated mother in laws birthday and we decided to toast to the night at the very end of the dinner. I had my brother in law approach the bar and ask for 4 drink, bar tender refused to serve him as she said we needed to order through our server. He explained no we are on our way out and wanted to order directly from her, the bar tender. She refused as her excuse was she was to busy to walk them over ( over table was literally an arms length away) so he came back and no sooner did we see her delivery personally a drink to a okfer gentleman right nex to us!!!!!!??? Uh ok? Service is everything ladies and gents, and if you dont have it your establishment will suffer. Oh and did I mention the store manager looked pretty rough? Sagging skinny jeans that look like he grabbed them out of the dirty laundry. I would rate 5 stars for the food. That's about it.

Review №80

Great food! Amazing service!

Review №81

The pork shanks were cooked to perfection! My wife had the salmon and she thoroughly enjoyed the flavor! The service was excellent!

Review №82

Couldn't have asked for any better customer service. We love Ashely!!! Food is always great as well as the drinks. We come from out of town to visit family and we always meet at this place. 4 thumbs way up for food, drinks and service.

Review №83

Very good steak! Veggies were alright, prefer mine cooked through. Good atmosphere, service was awesome!

Review №84

Good food!! Just what I was looking for. Good food, affordable price, clean restaurant, fast and friendly service.

Review №85

Everyone enjoyed their food. Fresh, flavorful, and portioned well. I recommend this for any occasion and for groups.

Review №86

Stopped by because we wanted to try a new place and it looked like our 9 & 11 y/o sons would like a pizza.Service was prompt but still average. Drinks never ran dry but we weren't doted on either. Spent 5 to 10 extra minutes there because we were waiting on the check. Normally not a big deal but we were trying to get to a store before they closed.I ordered the smokey mountain chicken, wife got parmesan shrimp pasta, son 1 got wood fired grilled salmon and youngest got mad because we didn't go where he wanted and had to be talked into nachos w/chicken (fully expected him to order a pizza).My chicken was very tasty although a tad dry. Tasted good enough that I didn't mind the minor over done-ness. Wife thoroughly enjoyed her shrimp, I had a taste and agreed it was pretty good. Son 1's salmon was probably one of the very best grilled salmon dishes I've tasted, he thought so as well. Son 2's nachos were plentiful, most chips had cheese (3 kinds) on them and there was what I'd call a "child's portion" of chicken.We enjoyed our dinner and plan to visit the Embers closer to us in the near future.

Review №87

Only picked up an order there but I will say place war very nice, elegant with an ambiance that can bout be duplicated

Review №88

The food was excellent and our waitress Ashley was the best!!!!

Review №89

Service was a little slow to start but friendly staff. Food was very delicious and great drink selection. Will definitely try again.

Review №90

Embers is an excellent place to get a steak or other wood grilled meats. You can actually taste the difference between real wood fire grills and other places. I usually come here when I'm in town for business or pleasure. I would definitely recommend this to anyone likes some good choice meats.

Review №91

This place is clean and the staff is friendly. They serve hamburgers, pizza and ribs. They also have a full service bar.

Review №92

The Caesar salad was great! I liked the addition of the anchovies. My friend had the grilled chicken salad which was reported to me as crisp and tasty. The guacamole was fresh and paired well with our wood-smoked meat entrees. The staff were attentive & friendly even though it was a steady day for business.

Review №93

Good food... could have a better selection of food..The price was a bit high on several selections... the price was better on a few things.I don't plan on going back....Just can't afford it.... to high...if the quality was better...I'd go back..I can afford excellent quality....not ok.Staff was friendly.... and helpful.

Review №94

Food was awesome. Wood fires burgers and pizza are unmatched. Kids menu was very accommodating. Staff is super attentive and friendly. They allowed my emotional support animal to be with me as well. Terrific establishment!!

Review №95

I love this place! The entrees are excellent and the pizza is outstanding. The staff is friendly and helpful, especially Chris and Lauren. I'm a regular customer and have tried almost everything. The pizza and the pork shanks are top notch chow. The prices are reasonable and they have a good rewards program. Try the place out and you'll be very happy!

Review №96

Good food and a nice atmosphere. Beer was way overpriced

Review №97

First time here, came with my dad. We enjoyed the bar service and selection. Food was great, looking forward to coming back

Review №98

Food here was flavorful and with great large portions! The waitress was wonderful in keeping the table satisfied.

Review №99

That Jalapeno burger is to die for !! I go there all the way from Austin to get it. Wish you could start one franchise in Austin area.

Review №100

I recently visited Ember's and I had their BBQ Ribs. The ribs were probably some of the best ribs I've ever had in my life! You could taste the fire wood flavor in the meat and the meat was nice & tender. Our waiter was Mary and she was so nice and attentive. The restaurant is really clean, even the restrooms. I also liked that there was hot water in the restroom as well. Ember's Restaurant is a very good spot to eat and enjoy a good meal!

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4.7 Rating
  • Address:9818 I-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78230, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 210-562-3075
  • American restaurant
  • Bar & grill
  • Restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–10PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–10PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–10PM
  • Thursday:11AM–10PM
  • Friday:11AM–11PM
  • Saturday:11AM–11PM
  • Sunday:11AM–10PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • No-contact delivery:Yes
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Fast service:Yes
  • Great cocktails:Yes
  • Great dessert:Yes
  • Great tea selection:Yes
  • Women-Led:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Happy hour drinks:Yes
  • Happy hour food:Yes
  • Hard liquor:Yes
  • Healthy options:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Catering:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Bar onsite:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
  • Credit cards:Yes
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