Eddie Merlot's - Bloomfield Hills

Eddie Merlot's - Bloomfield Hills

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com/
  • Phone: 2487124095
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Lounge opens at 4:00pm Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Matt Strabbing
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live Music in our Lounge:
    Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Special Events: We Feature live Music in our Lounge every Friday and Saturday Night from 7 PM until 1030 PM

    April 5 - Robin Horlock
    April 6 - Kroon
    April 11 - Kroon
    April 12 - Dave Hamilton
    April 18 - Robin Horlock
    April 19 - Kroon
    April 25 - Kroon
    April 26 - Sean Z.

    May 2 - Robin Horlock
    May 3 - Kroon
    May 9 - Kroon
    May 10 - Sean Z.
    May 16 - Robin Horlock
    May 17 - Kroon
    May 23 - Kroon
    May 24 - Dave Hamilton
    May 30 - Robin Horlock
    May 31 - Kroon

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Big Beaver Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet parking offered. Large surface parking area surrounds the building.
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Bloomfield Hills
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Bloomfield Hills: Eddie Merlot's Prime-aged Beef and Seafood starts with U.S.D.A. Prime Beef and the freshest seafood. Eddie Merlot's has created one of the hottest concepts today; the wine bar provides more than 75 wines by the glass and a very extensive reserve wine collection by the bottle. The bar is stocked with all of the finest spirits and after dinner cordials and Cognacs. Eddie Merlot's boasts a contemporary but stunningly elegant interior design and atmosphere—where guests can have fun, relax and enjoy listening to up-tempo music, while dressed in business or casual attire.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Eddie Merlot's - Bloomfield Hills reviews from OpenTable diners
169 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (125)romantic (74)notable wine list (72)fit for foodies (72)good for groups (55)neighborhood gem (42)vibrant bar scene (39)great for outdoor dining (28)hot spot (26)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (5)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • Great atmosphere expensive bad food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Onion soup cold. Caesar salad excellent- forgot to bring one them. Chicken bland and tasteless-told my husband not to order chicken at a steak house! Steaks were tough, one was under-cooked. I guess they have forgotten the secret to a successful steak house is SHARP knives! We ordered a cheeseburger, specifically asked for french fries for my 4 year old off the kid's menu. They brought it with mashed potatoes, "because it comes with it" was their excuse. We had to ask again for french fries. The cheeseburger and fries were DELICIOUS by the way. Mashed potatoes not so much. The atmosphere beautiful, presentation flawless, nice live guitar music, comfortable chairs, food & service poor, expensive. A place to impress not eat.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very bad.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Like the restaurant but recently my experience is very bad with the food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance! Great Food!
    DocZ
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a great experience. The food was delicious and the service was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not Great Food- Too Expensive
    Jack2112
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    It is a place to be "seen" in the area. Some of the Tiger's management team was there. The food was good but everything was way over priced. If the food was excellent, ala Tribute, I can see paying the price. They may loose clients now that 220 Merrill is back open. That said, the service was outstanding. Her name was Merry.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Bloomfieldfan
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    An outstanding restaurant in the Birmingham-Bloomfield area. Not inexpensive but food portions are generous and the food is always perfectly prepared. Consistently best steaks in the area. Extensive wine list but rather limited in offerings below the $50-75 per bottle range. An expensive but excellent place to dine for special occasions or entertaining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for my wedding anniversary
    Weeatgood
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food and service were excellent we will be returning again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MSU2014
    MSU2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I was a little amazed that I made a reservation and had to wait an additional 40 minutes for a table. This caused a cloud over the initial start of the evening. Service was ok but I hate it when I dine and I am not given the specials of the day.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    none
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The service was beyond our expectations. Our waiter (Devin) made super recommendations on the wine as well as food selections. I will definitely be back again and agin.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Much improved, very nice experience
    BloomfieldGuru
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I went to Eddie Merlot's when they first opened and 3-4 times since. Every time I have gone things have improved. The GM Dan knows my wife and me by name, service is much improved and the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MisterEd
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was good. The prices were on the high side. Our waitress was excellent. All the wait staff were polite, helpful and on the ball.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brothers
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Absolutley love this establishment. Have visited frequently and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh ... At Best
    JoleneVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Pretty unimpressive. Food - just ok, service just barely ok. Not worth the $$
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    LennVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was not up to par. Slower service than usual This is at least my 10th visit and I only remember 1 or 2 other times like this. Drink had to be ordered again because it was never brought to me. Salad was not served as ordered so I had to wait until they brought another. Steak was a little bland and needed to becomes more and we needed to wait for that. Service was not acceptable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent First Visit
    Bill
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at Eddie Merlot's for the first time on Saturday night. The service was excellent: Amanda was very attentive and informative. Our steaks were prepared perfectly and promptly. I will recommend Eddie Merlot's to everyone I know who appreciates restaurants of the highest quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eddies
    Carvers
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We go there often. The food is great & the restaurant is beautiful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service, great food
    RegularDiner
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is our second visit and it did not disappoint. The service was excellent: friendly, there when you wanted them but not in your face all the time. I had the mixed grill and my dining companions had the chateaubriand and everything was cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • boboVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We tried two entrees, the meatloaf & short rib pappardelle, both were very good. Also ordered the "new to the menu" roasted beet salad, a beautifully prepared plate. Our server was great, fun & attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We went on a Sunday evening to celebrate our anniversary. There was no wait, which was nice since the kids were at their aunt & uncle's house and it was a school night. We got there at about 6 and were done at about 8, they don't rush you and let you enjoy each course. It was certainly not somewhere we would be able to visit often, dinner for 2 was quite expensive, but it was a nice way to celebrate 14 years together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    14YRAnniv
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Eddie Merlot's lived up to all the expectations that I had. The food was magnificent. The professional level of the staff was refreshing. Very knowledgeable about the menu and wine pairings. You get what you pay for here.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    His steak very good. My chicken. Ho hum. Not great. Surprised and disappointed in the presentation and average flavor. For the high prices they charge here
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • extremely overpriced
    6disappointed
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    If you like paying over $400 for 6 people with no liquor or appetizers then enjoy yourself. The waitstaff kept asking for our orders when we weren't ready, food was heavy with butter and or oil, hair in the hash browns not so good and not dealt with properly by the management. The setting is beautiful inside and valet excellent. Since I had changed the reservation to this place, I had read the reviews and thought it would be fabulous. In less than an hour, the waitstaff had broken wine glasses at 2 tables. Hmmm. Needless to say none of the 6 of us will be returning anytime soon. One note: if you like desserts I would give them 5 stars, our carrot cake was absolutely amazing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak house in good location
    Lovethesun2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Nice restaurant with elaborate decor. Not very busy. Good,but very expensive.lots of other chices in this area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    PG1316
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I went visited for the first time and walked away completely satisfied. From the appetizers all the way to desserts, everything was wonderful. The banana's foster for dessert is worth going to Eddie Merlot's alone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too LOUD!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We requested a cozy booth on our Open Table reservation. They reserved a table but said they didn't get our request for a booth. The restaurant was very loud and echo-y. Even though my date was sitting right next to me, I couldn't hear her over the noise! We saw no reason for denying our request for a booth, since all of the booths were open when we arrived (5pm reservation on Saturday night). The food was very good, but in the future, I would not stay to eat, unless we are given a booth that is out of the main dining room!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stay-cation Restaurant
    FoodieFinder
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Usually we find restaurants of Eddie Merlot's only while on vacation. How nice to have one so close to home! It reminded us of the ambience and quality of food & service we received at the Ritz Carlton in Aruba. Mike, our waiter, is a real treat. He guided us through the menu while listening to tastes in food and drink to provide us with absolutely the perfect dinner for us that night. EM is known for their fabulous steaks, but we were in the mood for fish. We were not disappointed by the Sea Bass. Fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • boboVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We always have a good time at Eddie Merlot's & our last dinner didn't disappoint either. Be sure to join their loyalty program.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    SKBB
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Absolutely wonderful from beginning to end! Steaks and crab cakes are second to none; service is impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sctroy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This has now become our favorite restaurant for food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lukewarm experience
    LForsyth
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My husband and I dined last week for our anniversary. The biggest let down was ordering 2 bottles of wine (~$70-80 each) to be told by the waitress that both selections were out of stock. Looking at the wine list for the 3rd time, our dinner was served. I would've preferred a recommendation with our meals as to what they did have available. It was just sort of a let down for the evening. The petite filet was excellent, and my husband had the bison ribeye. It was good, but he said it was a little tougher texture (somewhat expected with a leaner meat of bison) and would have preferred a beef ribeye.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • never again.
    TheTravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We waited over 45 minutes for 1 strip steak and 1 filet and our sides. The strip steak tasted as if it was wrapped in plastic and microwaved... we couldn't even eat it was definitely not a prime piece of meat. Neither steaks were hot or even near warm. Two different people came over between 20 minutes and said 'your food is almost here', 'it should be here in two minutes', 'they didn't bring your food yet?!' And on top of all that, it was probably 50 degrees in the room we were in. We will not ever visit this restaurant again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • k. Cherny
    KSC626
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food. Looking forward to going again, soon. If you haven't had their chateaubriand, it's a must! Pair it with fresh broccoli (cooked perfectly) and their sweet potato casserole- delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sat by kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first time dinning at Eddie Merlots. However, it will probably be our last. We were seated at a table right by the kitchen which was very noisy and had a high volume of traffic. The wrong wine was brought to be to start of the evening, asked for lemons by 3 people finally 4th time got them. We ordered 2 sides and one main course that after we ordered were told they were not available. For the amount of money we spent for 4 people over $500, could of had a better dinning experience elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Patti55
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have had many dinners at Eddie Merlot. We even joined their dining club. We have always been seated in the main dining room. This time we walked through the bar to the very back room. The atmosphere in the back could be anywhere. We did not feel that we were eating at Eddie Merlot's. We mentioned this to the manager and he explained they fill this room first and the main dining room after. We should request the main dining room next time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just "Average"
    Sar328
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Servers worked in 2's - front server not interested in our table once it was clear we weren't buying a bottle of wine. We did have a glass of wine and split 2-3 apps, a salad and 3 sides, and we dined early evening so that our table could open up again. Brussel sprouts were excellent. Carpaccio, which came highly recommended was one of the worst I've had - no flavor and was "mush". Tempura green beans lacked flavor. Caesar salad - lettuce was so wet the dressing didn't stick. Overall, not great. Back server, Ashley, was fantastic. Too bad she couldn't keep all the tip, she deserved it. Had calamari, french onion soup, and potatoes - none of which were better than average- you expect a lot more than average at an upscale steakhouse.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't wait to come back!
    dine4wine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    What made our dining experience outstanding above all I would have to was our waiter Marcus! He was so friendly and fun we were able to joke back and forth with him! The food was amazing!! I recommend the bacon warped BBQ shrimp for appetizer...they give you 4 HUGE shrimp. And the Seabass was amazing! Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service!
    Grace
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were at Eddie's to celebrate my son's engagement. Eddie Merlot's is our favorite place to eat for special occasions but this visit was exceptional. Our waiter's name was Michael and he made our evening outstanding! Thank you Michael - you are great at what you do!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eddie Merlot
    LennVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food great service great atmosphere. We go there often and have never a bad experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Thank you for making this a special night. The service was wonderful, the food outstanding, everything was perfect. Thank you again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly surprised
    live2eat
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I went to Eddie's 2 nights in a row. First night with my husband and 3 year old daughter. The restaurant was very kid friendly. The pork chop and key lime pie were outstanding as was my daughter's mac and cheese. The second night, I celebrated my girlfriend's birthday in the lounge area with live music. We were 6 ladies, and had burgers and cocktails. Everyone in our party was delighted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new addition
    Great2Find
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    First time diners. Our experience was delightful. Very inviting atmosphere, food was very good & Leonard's service was impeccable. A great addition to the area will visit again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.