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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Eddie Merlot's - Burr Ridge reviews from OpenTable diners
175 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (120)notable wine list (76)romantic (71)fit for foodies (65)neighborhood gem (54)good for groups (51)vibrant bar scene (25)great for lunch (19)hot spot (16)great for outdoor dining (12)great for brunch (5)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dying of thirst :(
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies Who Lunch Love This
    tvnurseVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The onion soup and harvest salad is the best. The bread is delicous
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    Hoosier
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The steaks were awesome and so was the entire staff. Worth the drive from Indiana.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    food was fair, service was deplorable. cheesecake factory ambiance with park avenue prices. Staff rushed us at all times. Prices were not commensurate with the product. Do yourself a favor, just go to mortons.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Eddie Merlot's in Burr Ridge has never disappointed me. The food is consistently great with wonderful specials nightly. The service is superior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GaryVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food and service were very good. The management came by to visit me. That is always a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nursetoni
    nursetoni
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very friendly staff, very attentive and professional !! Pleasant dining experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • duffy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    a great place to have a quality meal,relax, and enjoy the one your with.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was my first time there. What a beautiful place from the moment you walked in. Bar was large and great!!! Dining room superb. The staff was on the money and so knowledgeable and friendly. And the food??? To die for.. the most amazing calamari I have ever had. The fish was outstanding as well as the sweet potato casserole. And to top it off..bananas foster that put me over the edge!!!!! This place is a gem!!!!!!!!!!!
    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 LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    HappyEverAfter
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a wonderful evening, great food, great service, great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Go all the time....Excellent as usual. Service, wait staff always knowledgeable about the menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary special
    Sweethearts
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We were in town on vacation and found this place on a list provided by our hotel. We received an anniversary gift of money from our children with instructions to go to a really nice place to eat. Eddie Merlot totally came through on that ! Our server was fantastic! She recommended a wine for us to have and it was wonderful. If we ever get back to the chicago area we will eat here again!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Experience
    awmasten
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Found this place through Open Table. It was a truly spectacular steakhouse. The meal was phenomenal- try the balsamic reduction on the tomato and mozzarella salad. The tempura green beans with the dipping sauce was incredible; however nothing compares to the beef. The steaks were cooked to perfection and expertly seasoned. There were many different toppings offered as additions, but absolutely not necessary. The only detractor was the hash browns. While the outside crust was tasty, the inside was flavorless; since it was about an inch thick, the inside volume was significant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Overall a truly great experience. Our only complaint was the noise level was a little to high.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    smmpp
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a small family get-together here because it was a perfect location to meet. We were very pleased with our experience. The service was excellent. Several of us have special dietary needs and our server went back several times to check with the chef about certain dishes. The kitchen was very accommodating! The food was delicious. The ambience was elegant yet comfortable. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Delicious food, nice menu selection and great atmosphere. We love to visit for lunch or special dinners.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant/excellent staff
    Cuse7
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have always had the highest of praise for this superb restaurant. The service provided is only outdone by the excellent selection of menu choices! Andras, our waiter. is like family given his attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something Out of Balance
    Rick
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Dined here before and had a wonderful experience, however, this time the service was terrible! Service at bar was unattainable. Waited over fifteen minutes never got acknowledged, finally requested seating at table to be served. They ran out of wine choice only able to serve one glass to our party of four Dinner service was slow and dishes came out half prepped. Manager and server were very apologetic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very ordinary food for the price. Good service nice place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy!
    MommaVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As always our meal was perfect, our wine was terrific and the service by Jim exemplary. Can't say enough positive things about this restaurant. We love it and will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • anniversary
    Kristine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I am completing on behalf of my parents. I made the reservation for their anniversary. They have been taking about it. I can't wait to check it out for myself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need mango sorbet
    KimmyVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food is very good. I am hoping they will add on mango sorbet or coconut sorbet for dessert. All other desserts have dairy that I can not tolerate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    TonyC338
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Superior food and service. Jimmy V was a phenomenal server, and the food was great as usual.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    KayohVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Server was friendly and knowledgable. Food was excellent! Only negative was the lighting - could have been dimmer for a warmer cozy feel. Otherwise, excellent experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • POM2VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The Chef's Choice ($29.00) is a delicious bargain!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Liv4lnch
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food was great-desert special. Loved all. Close to home , good parking
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GaryVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I enjoyed the food and service very much. I love that I am greeted warmly by the staff at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Steaks to die for. Great service. Nice menu selections, variety
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.