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Ember Modern American Tavern

3.7
3.7
121 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Inspired by the fresh authenticity of time-honored American cuisine, Ember Modern American Tavern welcomes guests to experience a reinvented American tavern. With made-from-scratch and chef-inspired cuisine, the menu recalls familiar, timeless classics with new and innovative takes on both taste and presentation. Ember’s bespoke cocktail program is a nod to the rich artisan cocktail culture of pre-Prohibition and Prohibition-era. The emphasis is in using quality ingredients for seasonally evolving takes on soulful classics.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 48 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (405) 858-2403

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Please contact us at 405-858-2403 to discuss your event.

  • Private party facilities

    Ember Modern American Tavern has a wonderful private dining space to accommodate 12-14 comfortably. We have additional function spaces thru our catering team for groups up to 400 featuring traditional ballroom and meeting spaces as well as eclectic meeting locales overlooking the pool and gardens.

  • Private party contact

    Paul White: (844) 488-1665

  • Area

    Oklahoma City

  • Cross Street

    Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel 63rd & North Penn

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 121 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Cledus1

    Oklahoma City

    24 reviews

    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    We had several issues with our visit and they were mostly due to the service we received. We didn't get everything we ordered or not everything correct and when we asked for it to be fixed, it seemed like the waitress was annoyed. We also had to get our own additional silverware and napkins (our reservation was for 7 people but they originally put us at a table for six with napkins and silverware for 5). We also had to get our own water on a couple of occasions. Would not recommend going there at all.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Came here on Valentine’s Day and was disappointed with our overall experience. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, but it took an hour to receive my cocktail. We ordered a flatbread and it was not ready until we got our food, an hour and a half later. Tables near us that were seated after us had received appetizers and entrees while we waited. Once we received our entree, the orders were messed up completely. Loved the atmosphere, just wish we could have had a better experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Meal was way overpriced and food was not cooked as requested. I don’t blame the staff; they only had one waitress working. Food was sub par for the cost go; anywhere else but here.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Service extremely slow. Felt rushed by our server because restaurant was way under staffed for a Friday night. Food was slow to come to table and poor communication between management, kitchen and wait staff.
  5. NY

    NYE2021

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    We dined here on NYE thinking it would be a fun alternative and to avoid the crowds that typically come with NYE. The restaurant is inside of a Hotel that is quite nice so we had high hopes for a positive experience. Those hopes were quickly extinguished. When we arrived the restaurant had no acknowledgement of our reservation. We had to flag a server down and let her know, she never asked for a name. Just took the number of people in our party (6) and started clearing a seating area. Prior to arriving, we scooped out the menu and were excited for some of the options. Be warned their online menu is NOTHING like what they offer in the restaurant. There were 5 options for dinner - two sandwiches (burger or chicken) and three entree (chicken, ribeye or salmon). Given there were 6 of us, we ordered one of every option and each of our orders was awful. The ribeye was paper thin, the salmon was fryer than the Sahara and and the chicken entree was very small in portion size. I think I have had better food on an airplane in economy. The only good thing about our experience, the service. Our server did his best to keep us stocked with drinks and made sure to come around as often as he could to check on us. Unfortunately the place was very short staffed. Long story short, if you are staying at the hotel and absolutely need to order food, this restaurant has food that will ensure you do not starve to death. If you have any other options, choose an alternative to Ember.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Service was awful. One server was covering the entire floor. We were the first table to arrive and yet, after 90 minutes, had to abandon ship before our food arrived so that we didn’t miss a show that we had tickets for. Server was overworked and we felt sorry for the her.
  7. d

    donclothier

    Oklahoma City

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We've eaten at Ember a number of times in the past, and it has always been most enjoyable. Our first time back since lockdown in 2020, we were not surprised to see the menu had been cut back, but no matter; everything was absolutely delicious and a relaxing, enjoyable evening.
  8. AL

    ALTAPETE

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made reservation weeks ago and received multiple reminders including morning of reservation. Arrived at restaurant and was closed...attached to a Marriott and they were almost rude saying I couldn't have a reservation since they had been closed to reservations for a while even when I showed them the reservation on my phone...it was Thanksgiving and they couldn't even give us a recommendation of where we might try at such a late time. Very bad experience...given we were visiting from out of town with six guests.
  9. s

    stacsplc

    Oklahoma City

    20 reviews

    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They are taking reservations on Open Table however, when my party of 8 arrived for my birthday celebration the restaurant is not even open. This is completely unacceptable and ridiculous. NOT HAPPY AT ALL!!!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was a bit slow in the beginning, but I think it was due to the holiday and them being short handed, but overall the experience was great. Ambiance and food was excellent.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Valentines dinner... I guess my disappointment rests a little on my shoulders. This is a hotel restaurant and not all that great. Service was a bit haphazard, three waiters introduced themselves as our waiter. The place was packed and there was one bartender. For a place that prides themselves on their cocktails... they shouldn’t. Wife’s black rum mojito was heavy on simple syrup and light on rum and mint wasn’t mottled. Table next to us ordered a charcuterie plate and it looked like store bought cheese cubes with pre packaged salami slices... zero imagination or inventiveness. Our Brussels sprouts were good. We were approached three different times with other people’s food... disorganized. My prime rib was good but lacked any kind of crust flavor...3/5. Wife’s steak was just good... that’s it. French onion soup seemed to have prepackaged croutons... cheap. The food is exactly what I’d expect from a hotel outside the downtown area... not bad, just old, not exciting and ingredients based on what they can get from a large food service company. I should have done more research. My first miss for an open table participating restaurant. Overall, meh. I won’t be back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The table was prepared upon arrival. However we had lots of issues with our orders and I took about an hour and a half to receive our food.
  13. LH

    LindaH

    Oklahoma City

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Hard to believe you order soup and have to eat with teaspoon. “Out” of soup spoons. Got butter but no bread or crackers. They set up tables in a back room for valentines. Bar area has more ambiance! Never again
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant located in the Renaissance Hotel. Next time we’ll book a room and make it an overnight date night.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Our charcuterie tray was clearly just meat and cheese they poured from a bag When I asked for a soup spoon my waiter told me “just make due with your teaspoon”. Then our daughters food came 20 minutes after everyone else was served. Our food tasted great. But I was definitely saddened by the write up versus the actual experience.
  16. d

    dona

    Tulsa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My welcome to the restaurant was incredible. The service was fantastic and the cuisine exquisite. I normally do not dine in my hotel but this experience was well beyond the normal dining experience.
  17. FA

    FrankA

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Server did not offer the special of the day or bring bread to the table. Steak was cooked to order but was not hot off the grill.
  18. DE

    DouglasE

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful time and excellent food! Would definitely go again!
  19. O

    Okcborn

    Oklahoma City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Christmas buffet was amazing! Service was great and the quality and choices were excellent!
  20. WC

    WilliamC

    Oklahoma City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were a nine-top for Christmas Eve dinner. We all had an absolutely wonderful time. Food was very good, service was great, ambiance was perfect (quiet so we could carry conversations from one end of the table to the next). We will be back again!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great job accommodating for a Thanksgiving lunch. Fantastic food and even better service. Would recommend to anybody looking for a good holiday buffet!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The food quality has definitely diminished since the hotel re-boot. There were only 3 people in the restaurant when we arrived, but we had to wait several minutes for our food to arrive to our table. I ordered the French Toast & my husband ordered the chicken & waffles and we were highly disappointed. We won’t be back.

    Ember Modern American TavernResponded on 6 November 2019Honored guests, Our sincerest apologies we did not meet and exceed your expectations on your brunch visit We would appreciate the opportunity to serve you again and get it right. Please contact me anytime you would like, so I can set up a return visit our compliments. We do have our traditional buffet brunch on Thanksgiving coming up. Looking forward to making up for your last visit, Paul White F&B Director 405-858-2403

  23. TN

    TravisN

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It's hard enough to try to book a big table on a holiday, but it's even harder doing so with a lot of picky eaters in my family. I had sent the menu to them ahead of time, but almost everyone just ended up getting the breakfast buffet that was still up for the early part of brunch & really enjoying it. Service was a little spotty, as there was another very large table next to us. We ended up waiting a bit for drinks & such, but that's not unexpected on Father's Day. The quality of the food was top notch, and everyone was very impressed with the breakfast setup. I ordered the Buffalo Benedict and really loved it, though it wasn't as filling as I'd have liked - a little fruit on the side would have done it though. In any case, my hard-to-please family said they'd happily come back anytime.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2019

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    There was no indication that the Mother’s Day brunch was $50 per person on open table. The open table states $$ and $30 range but when we got the bill it was over $50 per person. We made the reservation for all the family and now we are embarrassed that the brunch was that much per person. There was no atmosphere just in a back room no view and the lights were turned off before they brought us the bill. Food was ok but not $50 a person quality.
  25. S

    Seniordinners

    Oklahoma City

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was very good. We will go back. Atmosphere was great. You can really talk.
  26. MS

    MartySmith

    Oklahoma City

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived on time for our reservation. There was not host to seat us nor a waitstaff in sight. The bartender just looked at us like we didn’t exist. Needless to say, we walked out and ate elsewhere.
  27. TL

    TimothyL

    Oklahoma City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Food was OK. The server was very preoccupied with the Thunder Basketball game that was on the TV on the wall. He never asked us what we wanted to drink. Didn't check on us much. Not too many people eating there. We were seated at a table near the bar where people were talking loudly from one side of the bar to the other. Server needs training. Nice guy but did not have the skills to be a waiter. Seemed like they had just grabbed him from busing tables to wait on us.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was a slow night and would have expected service all the way around to have been better. Drinks and meals took a while and not all were correct. Server was not attentive and could have corrected some of the issues in a timely manner had she been around more.
  29. s

    sheilar

    Denver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Was overpriced for the quality of good. It was Valentines Day so maybe we expected too much. Service was just ok
  30. C

    Cledus1

    Oklahoma City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time coming here and it was outstanding. The food and service was phenomenal.
  31. D

    Doug

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great drinks. Large liquor selection. One of the best hotel bar/restaurants I've ever been to. Was not expecting it.
  32. T

    sherriTaekwondo

    New York Area

    90 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2017

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    While staying in the hotel, my husband and I ordered lunch here. He had a burger and fries and I ordered a salad. Unfortunately my salad was the wrong one and it took quite awhile to get the correct salad. Once it was delivered, it still wasn't right, as I had asked for the shrimp to be swapped out for avocado, which was missing. The food was just ok. My husband is not a picky eater and he even commented that his burger was mediocre at best. Definitely not a fan. The restaurant was empty so maybe that was a sign.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Looking to try something new for after church brunch, l had looked on the Ember brunch menu shown on Open Table. When we arrived, the restaurant was completely empty. We were seated and given menus only to discover none of the brunch items I looked at were listed. We asked our server if they had brunch available. She was not unfriendly, but she simply gave a slightly sheepish "no", but offered no explanation. My dining companion settled on a Caesar salad with grilled chicken and I went for the Cobb salad. The Cobb was decent, if not quite what I had been in the mood for, but my companion's Caesar was a lot of white lettuce core and leaf rib with little green. At fourteen dollars, we expected better. He didn't eat much of it. Instead of complaining, we decided we had simply made a mistake based on outdated information we had seen online. I doubt seriously if we will go back. We were disappointed.
  34. LV

    LuVernD

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Mother's Day brunch, wide selection of food. Service was very good, attentive.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Mothers Day brunch
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Horrible. I asked to speak to a manager three times and was told there wasn't one available. I have had better service at McDonald's. This place is the absolute worst. 11:30 OpenTable reservations (not on file) and demanded our check at 1:00 after 6 of the 7 of us turned down our food. The one person that did eat had a caesar salad. By the way, we still paid for all of it. Remember, there wasn't a manager to adjust tickets.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Tasty Food and fun atmosphere. Try the pork belly!
  38. A

    Abbi

    Oklahoma City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Mother's BIRTHdaY
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came in for a Valentines Day Dinner date and it was great. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great service and the food was amazing. We will defiantly be back!
  40. P

    Pleasure

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Valentine dinner. Did the set menu for V Day. 4 course Lobster Tail and 16 oz ribeye steak platters . We will return

FAQs

Ember Modern American Tavern is rated 3.7 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 48 times today
Google Map for Ember Modern American Tavern

6300 Waterford Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel 63rd & North Penn

  • Area

    Oklahoma City

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (405) 858-2403

  • Catering

    Please contact us at 405-858-2403 to discuss your event.

  • Private party facilities

    Ember Modern American Tavern has a wonderful private dining space to accommodate 12-14 comfortably. We have additional function spaces thru our catering team for groups up to 400 featuring traditional ballroom and meeting spaces as well as eclectic meeting locales overlooking the pool and gardens.

  • Private party contact

    Paul White: (844) 488-1665

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