Ember Restaurant Breckenridge CO
Breckenridge, CO 80424
We chose to eat at Ember when we couldn't get into a popular steak restaurant in Breck. I am glad that we couldn't get into the other place because Ember surpassed everyone's expectations. We were escorted to an upstairs private dining room that was very nice. Our waiter was very informative, experienced and personable. The menu was diverse and the wine selection was large. We started with a nice bottle of Pio Cesare Pinot Noir.very tasty! We decided on the simple salad and rock shrimp for appetizers. For my entree, chose the Lamb Osso Bucco and it was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended. I ate every bite. Kim ordered the Scallops and they were amazing. All of our food was incredible.a true culinary experience. From the atmosphere to the service to the food, Incant say enough about Ember. Well done!!!
I really wanted to like this place. I was a bit skeptical because it seemed like it was trying to push the modern vibe too hard. This is a place where every entree has at least 7 adjectives and you almost loose sight of what the entree is... Similarly, your palate nearly loses the ability to sense all the different ingredients. Less really is more sometimes. The food overall was good. Just good. Nothing to write home about. I wouldn't go here again. At a restaurant that comes off as overwhelming, I was underwhelmed. They give the impression that they're trying too hard. One positive was that the service was RELLY good.
Had a great happy hour last night. Parker walked us through the menu and gave us his personal favorites. Pheasant tacos, rock shrimp and basil artichoke soup were all fantastic. Great and complex flavors. My favorite was the shrimp; fritters and slaw were the perfect compliment to the shrimp and sauce. Just a hint of horseradish; wonderful. My wife enjoyed the dirty martini (and oh those olives!) and me the La Playa red wine. The chocolate dessert w strawberry sauce with a hint of cayenne topped it off perfectly. Thanks for a great evening! We'll be back!
The menu here is unique with very thoughtful dishes. You won't regret eating here. It's a very relaxed atmosphere and not as pretentious as I was expecting. I had the Beef Tenderloin with sweet potato hash, peanut butter chard, and berbere butter which did not disappoint. Recommendations:: Blueberry Crush was unbelievably good cocktail. Service:: Our waiter must have been new to the game. He was a bit awkward. Highly recommend this place to foodies.