Eddie Merlot's - Burr Ridge
Eddie Merlot's - Burr Ridge

Eddie Merlot's - Burr Ridge

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com/
  • Phone: 6304682098
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch : Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lounge opens at 4pm Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Dan Tucker
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: When you want to make an impression, there"s only one name you can trust. When you want the best in food, wine, and service for your special event, there's only one Eddie Merlot's.
    Eddie Merlot's has earned its reputation by serving exceptional U.S.D.A. prime beef—a superior certification awarded to only 2% of
    all U.S. beef. And we bring the same standard to our private dining menus, which feature a wide variety of hors d'oeuvres, entrees,
    desserts, and accompaniments, complimented by the finest wine and cocktails. From the moment your guests arrive, Eddie Merlot's talented culinary team is dedicated to providing you and your guests with an experience like no other.
    That same commitment extends to our service staff. We pride ourselves on hospitality, from making you feel comfortable during the planning process to making your guests feel welcome when they're with you.
    Eddie Merlot's offers several private and semi-private dining areas, from 10 to 275.
  • Private Party Contact: Steven Zambrzycki 630-468-2098
  • Entertainment: Live Music in the lounge on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 7pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burr Ridge Parkway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet parking offered. Large surface parking area surrounds the building.
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Burr Ridge
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Eddie Merlot's - Burr Ridge reviews from OpenTable diners
187 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (128)notable wine list (77)romantic (76)fit for foodies (72)neighborhood gem (55)good for groups (54)vibrant bar scene (28)hot spot (20)great for lunch (18)great for outdoor dining (9)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Lovely evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    At the last minute we made reservations at Eddie Merlot's. We had only been there once before for dessert. We are so happy we went there last night, the food, atmosphere and our server could not have been any better and made our whole experience a delight.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Best steak I have had in the area . Great atmosphere, food was just right... I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience
    VR121
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Outstanding location, atmosphere, dinner, and service! Highly recommend for most adult occasions and for those who enjoy steak, especially. Not a spot for vegans. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We went in to check out the new lounge menu. What an upgrade! Ordered the new wagyu, pork belly, and poached egg burger with the Bloody Mary sauce. OMG. Amazing. Enjoyed the half off bottles of wine and watched the Bears game. A perfect Sunday afternoon. Service was great and the food delicious. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food and service!
    my5luvs
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Hands down one of the best steaks we have ever had! The food was amazing and the customer service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Service and food was very good. Seating in the bar are was very comfortable and the view was great. Good selection of wines at competitive prices. Strategic location off the interstate highways.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We are hooked...
    EJL1VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We are quite delighted to call Eddie merlot our neighborhood place to go.... It is great food, service and ambiance all wrapped into one. New menu items are a good addition
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good evening.
    drinkeatdrink
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Eddie Merlot's has never disappointed me when my wife and I have gone there for a fine night out on the town, or to celebrate a special occasion. I love their classic cocktail list that has all the old time goodies. they have a very good wine list also. Eddie's also does a seasonal special menu that includes four or five Steak House items that are good options. Service is always top notch at Eddie's, very friendly and knowledgeable. A very relaxing atmosphere, good food and drink, great service, what else could you want ?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GaryVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The server this time wasn't as good as expected. I had the veal Oscar for dinner. It was tasty but it wasn't well put together. It tasted like three different meals slid together.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sparkles
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    very good food very nice restaurant décor noise level low and comfortable
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly priced and poorly delivered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The positives-we had a 7:00 reservation, and they sat us immediately.The interior décor, although not my style, was nicely done. Service was prompt and continuously checked on us. The negatives-we had 2 steaks (mine was bone-in filet, an always expensive cut), 2 sides, and 3 drinks total. Cost was $160 before tip. At places downtown Chicago, this is a still a high bill for such food. Additionally, my steak was undercooked (rare instead of medium rare), was not well trimmed prior to cooking, and didn't taste like anything. Service was often intrusive during conversation, and the team as a whole needs training in "fine dining" service, or they should reduce their prices, as it's not fine dining. Perhaps an off night?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • blh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    It was our first time there and were not impressed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EDDIE MERLOT HAS A LONG WAY TO GO!
    BOBG8610
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    WE ORDERED WINE AND GOT A BIG GLASS WITH HARDLY ANY WINE IT FOR $10 EACH. WE THEN SHARED A FRENCH ONION SOUP AND A LOBSTER BISQUE. FRENCH ONION SOUP WAS VERY MEDIOCRE AND CHEWY, POORLY TEXTURED AND NOT AS WARM AS IT SHOULD BE, NOT VERY GOOD CHEESE WAS USED. THE LOBSTER BISQUE WAS VERY TASTY BUT VERY HARD TO FIND PIECES OF LOBSTER, AND IT ALSO WAS NOT AS WARM AS IT SHOULD BE. OUR ENTREES WERE STEAK DIANNE AND SEA BASS. STEAK DIANNE WAS VERY GOOD WITH A TASTY SAUCE. THE SEA BASS WAS THE SMALLEST FISH PORTION I HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN. IT WAS TASTY AND COOKED JUST RIGHT, BUT NOT ENOUGH TO FEED A MIDGET. FOR A SIDE, WE HAD GARLIC MASHED, VERY TASTY AND ONE DISH WAS ENOUGH FOR 2. OVER ALL JUST NOT A GOOD VALUE FOR $131
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hair in food
    russkee1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service was good and the wine was matched perfectly. The issues started when we found hair in a main course. The waiter did his job but the manager on duty decided to play it off and joke about it and then bill us for the meal after saying it would taken care of.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak ever!
    Shellshell
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fantastic atmosphere combined with a wonderful meal. Tomato and mozzarella salad seasoned perfectly and plated nicely. Caesar salad very tasty also with just the perfect amount if dressing...how often does that happen?! And the Steak Diane...I can't remember the last time a had a steak so tender, prepared to a perfect medium-rare, delicious! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a special occausion dinner, or just because!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoy the experience and stop in every other month or so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience to take friends to
    karen
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is a popular place for us to bring with bring friends to. The food, menu and wine selection, wait staff, bar, everything is awesome. We love to bring people here that have never dined at an Eddie Merlots. Most request to come back on a future get together. Great sea bass! Tried the mac and cheese side for first time. Thoroughly enjoyed by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect setting for any occasion.
    Thriller
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    You will love this place. Best lobster I ever had! Service was on the money. Wine list had my favorite. Wife was thrilled... And that itself is priceless... Peace.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ordinary
    TomrnccpVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Primarily a steak house, it comes with all of the pricing of a steak house but really doesn't compete with the big names in Chicago. I've hosted a large party there before and they truly did a great job. As for dinner, it's just ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vegas777
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Used to go downtown to one of the notable steak houses. Not any more after going to Eddie Merlot's in Burr Ridge. 20 minutes and it's time for the Medallion Trio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my experience
    Gunny
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I've been to this location a few time and many times to others. This time everyone food was great but my bone in filet was overdone and salty. They were great and remade my steak to take home. It was too late and my clients had to leave. I never complain about a meal and this was a rare occasion. It's a great spot for couples but last time was for business and my out of town clients were impressed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service matters
    1101VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    It is the service here that matters. The food is always very good and the wine choices are interesting, however, the waitstaff makes the difference between a good dining experience and a great one. They are attentive, friendly, and most importantly, knowledgeable about the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just wonderful
    DewiVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    everything was just perfect. service was perfect. food was super delicious. a bit expensive, but still very much worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winner !!
    LeeW
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food and service was outstanding. Everything was served correctly and paced very well. For our guests it was their first visit......and the will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice!
    Randy
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Very good food. The steaks were typical of steak houses, but there are few upscaled steak houses to choose from in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GaryVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Why trout was a bit dried out tonight. I suspect it was under the heat lamp too long. The room was way too noisy tonight. You need more sound proofing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The staff was very attentive, and went above and beyond to provide us with excellent service. We had been there on a prior occasion and I did not think the service could get better but it did. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth the $$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    White linens make this dining room feel ultra old fashioned. The food is okay but definitely not worth the more-than-city-steakhouse pricing. Three of the four of us ordered steak and all were undercooked. Service was slow for a semi-empty dining room on a Friday night. The bar/lounge area seating had a much more lively ambiance and a more welcoming, casual feel. I wouldn't go back unless I was receiving a free meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Evening.
    FSZAP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    On September 19th we dined at Eddie Merlot's. Jonathon was an outstanding server. The food was the best we've had. For special occasions we used to go to Capitol Grille. Now it will be Eddie Merlot's! One of the best features of the evening was the way the courses were paced. It was a true dining experience, not the feeling of going out to eat. When dining at a slow pace we resent having disruption by children. This is a venue is for adults. While there were young children in Eddie Merlot's on a Friday evening they were in a separate room. Good planning on the part of management.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We ordered the Chateaubriand, it was stellar. Sides: The mushrooms were great but asparagus was a bit stringy on the ends. We ordered the crab cakes described as jumbo and colossal lump. They were not. To their credit, they were replaced with the shrimp cocktail. This was followed up by a manager's visit to the table. We ordered wine by the glass to get a sampling of their selections, it was a fun but expensive way to go. All 4 glasses were excellent. The carrot cake billed as the best, it was OK, but we did like the addition of pineapple in the recipe. Dinner was served without the wine order the server knew was coming. The server chose to take a 6 top dinner order before even dropping the dessert menus, despite passing us twice?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice changes
    Toolwoman
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Eddie's has changed their bar menu and drink specials - very nice. Started out in the bar with a nice cocktail. Then proceeded into the dining room and split a steak Diane and King crab legs. Waiter suggested and it turned out perfect. Nicely cooked, nicely presented and attention to detail. The portions looked so small - but it was sufficient. Could have used a little more - but sufficient. Might just continue to go there for lunch or bar snacks :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dying of thirst :(
    grillman
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We went on a Wednesday at 6:30PM. The greeting was warm and we were seated immediately. It then took TWENTY MINUTES for our server to take our drink order and another fifteen until the drinks arrived. The food was OK, but the only person in our group who had a salad didn't get it until after she asked & then had it for desert. They will need to step it up to compete with the outstanding steakhouses in the area. In fairness, this was our fourth visit and the only one that really disappointed us.
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  • Attentive and caring servers
    Anniversary
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Servers made sure we enjoyed our food and the evening. Food was absolutely delicious! Berry White martini, calamari, and steak diane (which they bumped up to 10 oz for me) all were devoured. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lena
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Service was excellent!!!our waiter johnathan frost was fabulous new the menu and wines inside and out, recommedations were great! i would definite be coming back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Eddies!
    piglover
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Eddie Merlot's is one of our favorite special occasion restaurants as well as a great place for a true dining experience. Great staff, food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one word "great"
    JoyH
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    the food was great and it our service...too many items on the menu I wanted to try which will make me come back again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GaryVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was very good. The food was not as good as usual. Might have been an off night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Special Occasions
    Jimmys44
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary and chose to start with lunch and spend the day out and about. The location was good for this. We had great service and enjoyed the meal. We would like to try the restaurant again for dinner to experience the expanded dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average experience
    John
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our server was great, the restaurant was quite but 3 out of 4 of us thought the food was average. We went to Catch 35 Naperville the following night, spent the same but the food was excellent. I ordered the bone in ribeye at E.Merlots. It looked huge but I only got 4-5 bites of great tasting steak and the rest was fat. Our friends tried the sea bass and looked forward to it. Tasted over fishy. He normally loves sea bass. We did enjoy the barbecue shrimp wrapped in bacon appetizer. Too many other places to go with better food for the $$$$.
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  • Bubba
    jamessaysyesVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Very nice, friendly, excellent food choices and quality
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate