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

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com
  • Email: mrufo@eddiemerlots.com
  • Phone: (630) 468-2098
  • 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: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a wonderful meal on Good Friday at Eddie Merlot's. The service was impeccable and the food was great. I had the twin lobster tails and my husband had the Alaskan king crab. We split a chopped salad and asparagus and there was still too much. The chopped salad was notably better than any I had had in the past. We will definitely return! The Eddie Merlot's cabernet was also excellent and at a very affordable price."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Went to lunch with my boss and two other coworkers and the three of them had never been to Eddie Merlot's before. Here are the only things brought to my attention. The Shrimp Cocktail sauce is very spicy. French Onion Soup- The cheese was kinda coated into the soup as such. Carrot Cake- The frosting was extremely heavy on the cake as such. Overall our lunch was excellent and these were minor complaints in a five star dining establishment. My boss loved it so he brought a platinum membership card. "
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The first time I visited in 2012, I rated it REALLY good on food and service. This time around (4.19.14 at 6 pm), all four members in the party gave it 2/5 stars: food and 1/5 stars: service. We had to ask the waiter the bring the bread twice which arrived after the salads. After the meal was served, our waiter did not come by once to ask how everything was, did not offer us dessert menus, and was rarely seen throughout the meal. Please note that we sat in the bar area and his table section was not full. It would have been nice if the manager on for the evening would have taken the time to stop by each table for a minute or two to capture real time feedback. Many places in this price range do this. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Liked this restaurant more than I thought. Nicely decorated, plenty of options on the menu, friendly service. It is a little loud, so if you are hard of hearing, this is not the place for you."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Eddie Merlot's and we could not be happier with our experience. I actually made a very last minute reservation on Open Table and was surprised to be able get a reservation. Our Server Julia was fantastic and very personable. We felt like we were her only two customers!! Very attentive to all of the details of our dinner. The food was fantastic too. As we left the restaurant, my husband said "I think this is one of my new favorites, we definitely need to come back!""
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was our first dining experience at Eddie Merlot's and probably our last. We had heard all wonderful things from others as to how great the food is and the special way you are treated by the staff. Although the food was very delicious and the interior very appealing the atmosphere was lacking and the service was extremely slow. The staff were dry and unfriendly. In light of the price of the meals, the service should be impeccable and the staff's attitude should be appreciative, not inefficient and bordering on rude. As it is well known, how enjoyable your dining experience is depends on the service you are given. I give Eddie Merlot's 2 stars only because the food is good, otherwise my rating would be 1 star for dining experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed a lovely lobster and this time some of the best French pressed coffee in the suburbs. My only disappointment was the bread pudding because that is my desert of choice but it was not as I would have expected. But fabulous service and food."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Excellent Experience, Quality Food, Pleasant High End Surroundings. You pay for High End & you RECEIVE it !! Regular Patron, who always looks forward to an evening at Eddie Merlot's. Enjoy !!! You won't be dissapointed. Had a so so waiter this time, just seemed out of it .... but hey, we all have our days. Not a regular occurence."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed the $32.95 three course special. Dessert was huge and delicious."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Eddie's has a great lobster special going now. Thoroughly enjoyed ours onmarch 28. The waiter asked if mywife wanter here prepared at tableside, and they did a great job of it. I used the traditional do-it-yourself, with the thoughtfully pre-cracked and split parts, and didn't make too much of a mess. Great sides to accompany the meal."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The only complaint I had was that we had a reservation at 730 and waited a half hour. We still had not been seated and finally just asked to be seated in the bar. It was loud and we could hardly hear each other but it was better than waiting another 30 minutes."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Brett was especially good. Excellent diiner. By the glass wine pour could be little better. Had #1908 and it looked like 1/2 the pour of House merlot."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This restaurant is very comfortable and the service is excellent."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Excellent service and food. We even got a sample of the chefs taste which was excellent. We need to try a different part of the restaurant to eat in. The band was very loud so it was hard to hear over the noise of the voices and music."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Loved the seating, pub style chairs gave the room a homey, cozy feel. Staff was knowledgeable and attentive. The menu had a nice variety of choices, but overall we felt that it was overpriced. The steaks were flavorful, but certainly not the best ever and the sides that were meant to be shared were smaller than average. My entree was on the spring prix fixe menu and was reasonable considering it included a salad, main entree and dessert. We will probably not return to this restaurant nor recommend it to others."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Excellent meal, beautiful restaurant, great service from hostess and bussers. Server was rather rude. When asked a question about a menu item, he seemed annoyed and rather rude. Not the typical Eddie Merlot's experience."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our experience was very nice. My husband has wanted to go here for quite some time because of a friends recommendation so I took him to Eddies to celebrate. Our dinner was delicious and our waiter Mike was really good. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Loved the ambiance! The salmon dish had a barbecue flavor to it.. Not A good tast to me and the other three of 6 guests in attendance. Bread girl needed additional Training! She preferred serving the bread from The furthest point at the table instead of walking Around to the other side. This place has the potential Of doing well, however changes are in need Quickly!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. There were 4 of us and we really enjoyed the lobster special. Sadat went out of his way to keep us happy."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Service was among the worst I have ever received. Literally had flag down the waiter for every single thing - drinks, salads, dinner, and the bill in the end was more than it should have been (they did remove these "accidental" upcharges). For as expensive as this place is, you are better off going to another of the many wonderful steakhouses around here. My steak was ordered rare plus, served well done and because it took 1.5 hours to get our dinner, I was not in the mood to wait for them to make another. The Caesar salad was quite literally: romaine lettuce, croutons, and lemon juice. I will never be back. But...the coffee is AMAZING!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food and service are always excellant. The server always gives recommendations when asked and is fast and friendly. I have recommended this place many times over."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Had a group of 10 and had a great time as usual. Jim, our server was very accommodating and made everybody feel welcome. We were having drinks in the beer and they were very accommodating, allowing us to finish up and then take our table. Great service. Thank you,"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Eddie Merlot's presents the best coffee! I have never had a bad meal and the manager and staff are very friendly. I like when a Manager recognizes me and make an effort to say hello. Try their lunch menu, it's worth the break. And dinner never fails."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I took my daughters to dinner and we had a great time. We prefer to dine in the bar area with the comfortable chairs. The steak was cooked to perfection and the side wonderful."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Very good steaks, excellent salads, good service, maybe a little pricey but overall a nice experience"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "When you want to go to a NICE restaurant, this is the place. Number one, of course, the food was delicious! Great menu with something for everyone. The side dishes are a la carte, but large enough to be shared. Lovely ambience, where you could carry on a conversation without having to lean in and shout. The service was great and I loved the extra details....free valet parking, took your coats as soon as you entered and at the end of our visit, because it was snowing, offered to brush off our car, start it and warm it up! Who could ask for more?"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Cannot understand why more people do not take advantage of the reasonably priced menu Eddie Merlot offers for lunch. You get the same gourmet food and outstanding service offered in the evening. The salmon ordered by my lunch partners and the shrimp I ordered were excellent. Go and see for yourself!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I took my mother for her birthday and it was very nice. The menu had nice options to choose from. The three of us ordered the salmon and it was cooked beautifully. So was the spinach and green beans. A very healthy luncheon, too!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I took a friend to celebrate her Birthday. We had the perfect table by the fire on a very cold day. A great lunch menu for a special day!! Looking forward to taking my husband there for dinner."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Always have a great meal and awesome service. We are also part of their reward program."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My experiences at EM was just OK. I was hoping that EM would reach the level of Service that I received on my first, second and third visit. Just didn't get service I hoped for. I think because we (party of 4) seated in side dining area, we were forgotten. Oh well ! I'm going to search for another dining treasure."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "we really had a great time and great food and we had plenty of food"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and our server Paul was great. We were here for Valentine's Day and will definitely be returning again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Poor spot for a table! We were distracted by the steady stream of people walking back and forth all night long! The Waitress and management were aware of this issue and were extremely apologetic and gave us a free dessert and a few gift cards for another visit. We will definitely return but would never sit at that particular table again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We celebrated our 40th anniversary at Eddie Merlots. Reserved table was ready right on time. Our waiter, Jim, remembered us from a previous visit. He made great recommendations for our meal, and was perfectly attentive without being intrusive. Our steak was melt in your mouth good! The restaurant was busy, but the noise level was very tolerable. A great evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Very good food, ableit very expensive. You would think for that kind of money the service would be at least better than very slow."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were celebrating our Anniversary, and we found Eddie Merlot's was an awesome dining experience. We loved it!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Okay, it was Valentine's Day, but we'd booked over two weeks in advance and requested a booth. The only time we could reserve through Open Table was 5:30 or earlier, or after 8:30...we chose 5:30. Although there were plenty of open booths when we arrived, they tried to seat us at a table in the bar which is very noisy, so we asked for a more quiet spot. They then gave us a table so close to another that we almost felt compelled to introduce ourselves to the couple seated at it. At least this time they had the wine we chose; the last time we were here (a party of six), they were out of, or only had one bottle of the wines we rerquested."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Although the food was good, the servings were not generous and the menu is over-priced. The waiter was nice but we felt rushed."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Excellent food and choice....very attentive service"
    Dined on 2/15/2014