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Critically Acclaimed Chef Brad Kilgore Opened New Concept in Miami Design District

James Beard-nominated Chef Brad Kilgore added another restaurant to his ever-growing  Kilgore Culinary Group on Friday, May 24th, with the opening of Ember in Miami’s Design  District. Located inside Paradise Plaza, Ember is a wood-fired American bistro showcasing a classic and modern take on wood-fired dishes, smoke laden meats, homemade pastas and shareable sides.

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“At Ember, I am really going back to my roots” says Kilgore. “I am excited to share my take on traditional American  fare  and  elevate  the  dishes  I  grew  up  on.  Not  only  are  we  focusing  on  the  grilling  but  also  paying  special  attention  to  our  sauces,  including  my  secret  BKQ  sauce,  a  take  on  my  favorite  sauce, Bearnaise and other interesting options ”.

Whether sitting in the 90 seat dining room or at the more personalized 6 seat chef’s counter, the aroma of the  woodfired  oven  will  fill  the  space.  The  menu  at  Ember  will  be  broken down by cold starters, warm  appetizers, Over the Embers, mains, From the Grill, sides, sauces, and sweets. Focusing on dishes not traditionally  found  on  the  grill,  Brad  Kilgore,  alongside  Chef  de  Cuisine  Nick  Graves,  has  created  a flavorful spin for this menu, highlights include:

  • NO.LA. Beignet: Pimento Cheese, Hot Sauce, Ash
  • Charred Prawn Cocktail: Thaibird Cocktail Sauce, Celery Leaf Salad
  • Oven Baked Ravioli: N’duja and Buffalo Ricotta, Calabrian Tomato Jam, Chive Crema
  • Fire  Roasted  Lasagna:  Layers  of  Pasta  Ricotta  Charred  over  the  embers  topped  with  a Mushroom and Roasted Tomato Ragu
  • Duck Breast: Charred Cabbage “kraut”, Raisin Jus with Indian Flavors
  • Variety of steaks offered Classic or “Embered”
  • Bone in Short Rib with Coffee and Black Bean Salt
  • Grilled  Strawberries  and  Cream:  Grilled  Angel  Food  Cake,  Black  Pepper  Crema,  Roasted Strawberry Compote
  • Tableside Branded Creme Brulee


Designed by Mark Diaz from MAD Design, the 3,200-square-foot indoor/outdoor space has been inspired by  the  streamline  moderne-style  of  art  deco architecture and furniture. “One of the objectives at Ember  was to redefine the aesthetic of masculinity by bringing a balance to the traditional norms associated with a  masculine  space.  Ember  expresses  itself  as  a  bold  yet  soft  aesthetic,  providing  a  warm,  light  environment with a refined but approachable design; its elegance is understated,” says Diaz.

Ember is located at ​151 NE 41st St Unit 117, Miami, FL 33137 and open for dinner serving beginning at 6:30  p.m.,  while  the  bar  will  open  at 6:00 p.m., with brunch and lunch launching in the near future. For more  information  on  Ember,  please  visit  ​  and  follow  Ember  on  Instagram  at  @embermiami​. Reservations available at

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