The Central Coast Travel Guide

The Central Coast Restaurants


  • 1200 E. Grand Ave. Map It
  • Arroyo Grande
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Seasonal menu changes monthly
  • Wood-fired flatbread pizzas
  • Long lines during prime time (no reservations)

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

A barn-style restaurant with high ceilings and an open kitchen, Ember enjoys a red-hot reputation for Italian-inflected dishes prepared in an authentic Tuscan fireplace or a wood-burning oven. Chef-owner Brian Collins, a native of Arroyo Grande, the town bordering Pismo Beach, honed his culinary skills at Berkeley's legendary Chez Panisse Restaurant. Ember doesn't accept reservations, so come before 6 or after 8 to avoid a wait.

Restaurant Information


1200 E. Grand Ave., at Brisco Rd., Arroyo Grande, California, 93420, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch

Published 07/06/2016


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