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Emerge, Geelong, AU-VIC

Emerge

4.6
4.6
883 Reviews
$101 and over
Modern Australian
Emerge was established in February of 2019.  This restaurant focuses on steak and features wagyu, full blood wagyu, 100% grass fed as well as in house dry aged steaks.  Emerge can feature up to 10 steaks of various cuts at anyone time. Although a steakhouse Emerge doesn’t leave anyone behind.  It really does have something for everyone.  Using mainly proteins, vegetables and local artisan suppliers, the simplicity of the menu is naturally driven towards being gluten free.  For this reason, Emerge is a popular location for coeliacs to safely dine.  Although we refer to Emerge as using simple ingredients flavour is not lacking! 

Emerge is a sister venue to the c up-and-coming restaurant Conclude.

Emerge is not fine dining but something special.  The atmosphere is warm and friendly yet moody and intimate.  Open lunch & dinner Monday- Saturday, book on in and enjoy!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Steakhouse, Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 5229 5511
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Geelong City Center
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 883 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Good for business meals

  • Victoria

    Good for business meals

  • Victoria

    Modern Australian

  • Geelong

    Best Overall

  • Geelong

    Best Food

  • Geelong

    Best Service

  • Geelong

    Best Ambience

  • Geelong

    Best Value

  • Geelong

    Healthy

  • Geelong

    Hot spot

  • Geelong

    Good for special occasions

  • Geelong

    Lively

  • Geelong

    Most Booked

883 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening at emerge. Staff were friendly and professional. Service was good and meal was beautiful. Will return.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always such great service and food is awesome…thank you so much

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  3. AmandaW

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    $95 steak was dry and tough. Wait staff wandered around aimlessly looking elsewhere whilst we waited to order. Poor selection of white wines on offer. Very noisy. Expected better for the price.

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  4. YvonneS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Second time dining at Emerge. Ordered rare steak and cooked to perfection. Sauces and sides all wonderfully presented and delicious.Will be back.

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  5. Billy

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Oysters kilpatrick were ok, the bacon seamed chewy and let them down, could have been way better. Bread roll should have been bit more bespoke not just regular bought in tasteless roll. Steak was superb, 10/10 Too many waiters not knowing their craft, all over the place, go quality not quantity! Sticky date pudding was the best I’ve ever tasted, coffee was good also! We would go there again!

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  6. TinaR

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the food at Emerge. I am vegetarian and order side dishes and entrees and share with whoever is dining with me. The haloumi dish is amazing.

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  7. BenC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing that the excellent bread that Emerge used to provide has been replaced with a very basic dinner roll . The like you get from Coles

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  8. ReneeC

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got the 9+ marble score eye fillet it was the best steak ive ever eaten and that is saying alot as i have eaten alot of steaks.

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  9. Laura

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and great service. My husband just found the scotch fillet was a little bit fatty for $60.

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  10. Samr

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great steaks, great atmosphere and service. Best steak house in Geelong.

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  11. LaurenM

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It was very disappointing, I have been regular at emerge but sadly, it has gone down hill. The quality of the food was nowhere near what it used to be. Our meals were slammed down on the table.

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  12. DateNite

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Advertised as a steak house, plenty to order from, other options to choose from. Second time here, did not disappoint. Flavours, service, presentation, nothing could be faulted. It is a little noisy, large group when we were there, otherwise a memorable evening had for the two of us.

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  13. StephenS

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good menu choices, dishes well presented and tasty. Excellent service.

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  14. MICBU

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a special occasions. Great service, food was amazing! Would definitely recommend.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing as always! The service itself wasn’t up to scratch like it usually was. The waitress serving us seemed very distracted and wasn’t fully paying attention when ordering our meals. She didn’t seem very professional.

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  16. NolaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    One of the best steaks I have ever had. An enjoyable night out.

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  17. janed

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food & service is incredible, best steak in geelong! Its a smaller venue which gets loud & can feel crowded (tables close together) not much ambiance but the food is so worth it!

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  18. BrentK

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely evening spent at Emerge, food was wonderful

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  19. Kaffy

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing as ever. Unfortunately the service let it down. Our food arrived before the cutlery and we had to keep asking for water despite asking if they could please leave the bottle on the table. Was also very loud.

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  20. JohnG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was terrific, we'll be back for sure.

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  21. louie

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From entree to dessert, Emerge is by far, Geelong’s best food venue. Then there’s the Chilli Margarita!!

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  22. Wazz

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful food, wonderful service. Seafood was cooked to perfection and steak melted in the mouth.

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  23. Stevegogiants

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The venue is fantastic, great steaks good wine selection and meals are excellent, thanks to Renee and the team at Emerge we had a great night !

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  24. maryp

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I expected the steak to be more tender it was a bit chewy also when I order out I expect a meal not just a piece of meat on a plate

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  25. StevenM

    Victoria

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great rib eye was a bit tasteless for a $165 and sides are expensive when you buy a $100 plus steak maybe a few sides could be standard and included. Staff never tell you who they are so very impersonal and the one girl with the ripped knees in her jeans , not really work attire

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  26. ROWANJ

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoy a great meal our favourite Geelong restaurant

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  27. SimoneR

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing steak, cooked to perfection. May have over ordered with the sides but they were delicious!

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  28. LauraB

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Looking forward to Emerge but unfortunately was disappointed. The price would suggest fine dining but it’s not. $100pp which included one drink and a main. Room is basic and in need of an uplift. Food was ok but not worth the price. Wait staff were ok, but had to ask for simple things like water.

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  29. NarelleR

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Advised in booking was celebrating anniversary, was placed on table near front door. Walk ins were given a better table. Spent $350 and walked out feeling quite disappointed. Given that cost, thought something could have been offered complementary, but no

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  30. IanB

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Service was pleasant, but our table could have received a bit more attention.

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  31. JillB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely tasty plates of food in a quiet setting.

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  32. MichelleB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was sublime, every course was perfect. Will definitely be back

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  33. NatalieJ

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Finally a place where we can keep coming back to. Food quality and portion size is perfect and the service is warm and pleasant. Thankyou for the experience.

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  34. StevenB

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Emerge has a very good menu and the food is always excellent. This was our fourth visit. The wine list is extensive with some reasonably priced wines up to some very expensive wines. We had Scallops for entrees and Beef Wellington Barramundi for mains plus some sides of Broccoli, beans and hand cut chips. Heathcote Shiraz was about $102 for the bottle. The restaurant fits quite a lot of people in the one large space. Whilst it's not too noisy is does not have any separation to help break up the sound transfer, therefore there is no quiet ambience if that's what you are after. We go for the excellent menu and the food which is top quality. Emerge is a steakhouse with a range of steaks available which are quite pricey, but likely to be comparable to similar steakhouses which has specialist meat. We go to Emerge for special occasions when we are prepared to pay a higher price for dinner and wine. We will certainly return to Emerge for a special occasion in the future.

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  35. rajarshidg

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. We had prawns & beef skewers for entree and steak & pasta for mains. Everything was good but not great. We had similar or better food in other places. Also no options for kids until 12-13yr. I would still recommend this place to my friends.

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  36. JacquiL

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the food was delicious. Lovely restaurant for a special occasion. Will definitely be back.

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  37. SarahM

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was looking forward to eating at this restaurant, I booked table inside restaurant not by the door and was placed by the door, drink order was wrong, then my food order was incorrect and I got told I didn’t order the sauce, the steak was not that good, I’ve had better at a pub:((

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  38. RachelleA

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Have been going to Emerge for a number of years but it was completely different this time, kids menu gone (which meant minimum of $50 steak for a 7-year-old), service poor, we were there for a special occasion as mentioned at time of booking for which there was no acknowledgement, steak flavourless.

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  39. kellyr

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This place was nice, but waay to expensive for what they produce. nothing was spectacular for the price you had to pay. If it was all $10-20 less, then, this would be an amazing place, that serves pretty good food. cheapest steak was $50 and wasn't exactly the best steak iv ever had.. Also the waitress serving us seemed to either have an attitude with us, or just wasnt very friendly, and it was noticed. fun to try, but won't be racing back quickly.

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  40. JosephW

    Victoria

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Short notice booking, consistent high quality food.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Emerge is rated 4.6 stars by 883 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Emerge

112 Ryrie Street, Geelong, AU-VIC 3220

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Geelong City Center
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Steakhouse, Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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