If you’ve been bellied-up to a table game or pulled a slot lever in the all-new We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort just outside Scottsdale in Fort McDowell, Arizona, you’ve likely caught a glimpse of the fiery letters and imposing iron door of the Phoenix area’s newest elevated dining experience – Ember. Aptly named for its wood-fired grills, Ember provides a smoldering and intimate dining ambiance, exceptional customer service and – of course – the highest quality steaks and seafood. Get to know Ember, the Valley’s latest addition to an already incredible fine dining roster.
Menu and Food Experience
Starting with a scratch kitchen in full view from any dining area in the restaurant, Ember serves up an extraordinary selection of the finest steak cuts and chops you could ask for. Choose from USDA Prime or American Wagyu beef in seven different sized cuts, braised buffalo short ribs, Colorado lamb chops and veal and venison dishes all perfectly prepared over a wood burning grill.
While steaks and chops are the main attraction, Ember also serves up a robust seafood menu complete with perfectly prepared fresh fish, Maine lobster, King Crab and a daily oyster selection sure to tantalize your taste buds with every bite. And of course, every single ingredient used at Ember is painstakingly sourced from only the finest corners of the food world.
Unrivaled Wine and Whiskey Selection
No fine dining experience is complete without a perfect wine pairing and Ember’s selection is on par or better than any wine cellar in the great state of Arizona. Ember’s in-house sommelier scoured the globe to source hundreds of wine labels including 34 different 100-point wines from nine different countries and 26 unicorn wines found nowhere else in in the state. From esoteric whites to Napa Valley reds and everything in between, Ember’s expansive and superior selection satisfies – by the bottle or by the glass.
If whiskey and rye tend to catch your eye, Ember’s spirit library comprises 72 whiskey and bourbon labels including the highly sought-after Pappy Van Winkle’s Family reserve – in the 15 and 20-year varieties – as well as celebrated brands like Buffalo Trace, Redbreast and WhistlePig. And for a special treat, order Ember’s Sacred Smoke Manhattan, a new take on the classic cocktail combining Buffalo Trace bourbon, Martalletti’s Grand Reserve vermouth and Bitterman’s Transatlantic bitters prepared tableside and served in an oak chip Ember smoked glass.
Elegantly Eclectic Dining Areas
An elegant dinner is never rushed. Slow things down beforehand at Ember’s cozy and comfortable bar and lounge area and listen to today’s most popular music played live by talented and tasteful musicians. And when it comes time to sit down to dinner, Ember offers five different table styles – including the ultra-chic bar top – from open and expansive dining room tables perfect for small parties or large gatherings to intimate booths fit for anniversary celebrations and even al fresco patio dining when the weather in Scottsdale is better than anywhere else in the world. For exclusive functions or parties, Ember makes available a private dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows of the surrounding, untouched Sonoran Desert.
Whether you’re unwinding over a premium glass of scotch after your round at either award-winning course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, or sharing an elegant meal before heading out to the course the next morning, dinner at Ember should be on your list any time you head out to We-Ko-Pa.