Eddie Merlot's - Burr Ridge
Both the food and the serviceBoth the food and the service are excellent. The Calamari and accompanying sauces are always tender and full of flavor....the Strube rib eye is wort the money......5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEat at EddiesWe had another great meal there, bringing a couple who had never gone, for burgers in the bar. Excellent food, extremely competent waitstaff, chef visited the table to talk. Very good craft beers. Our waiter Jim was exceptionally good and helpful.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur FavoriteWhy go downtown Chicago when this gem is right here. Great steaks and seafood. Side orders are to die for!
Service is personal and attentive, but not bothersome.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodI took my mom for Mother's Day to Eddie Merlot and she truly enjoyed her Mother's Day dinner. My mom is a tough food critic and if she gives two thumbs up you know you are on the right tractk. The food was seasoned just right. Please keep the chef happy. And the brownie dessert with vanilla bean ice cream was a chocoholic dream.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgeriatricthe food, service and ambiance were all very good. however, I am 47 and was the youngest couple by twenty years with the exception of a couple of families w kids.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother couple had seatedAnother couple had seated themselves at our reserved table. The manager asked them to move in a very professional manner. He handled it very well. Waiter (Jose?) was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the experience more enjoyable.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!The prices are steep but worth every penny. You can skip the downtown steakhouses and stay in the suburbs for great aged beef. Don't miss the calamari appetizer (enough to share).5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMwe were only here once, butwe were only here once, but we enjoyed our steaks and entire meal - Our waitress was very informative and really knew how to
wait a table!!!!! Everyone that came to our table was very courteous - I can't say enough good things about our first experience -
It was delightful!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time. WendyWe had a great time. Wendy was fantastic! We were all very pleased and impressed with our dining experience. Will definitely recamend.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMdining done rightmy nephew, (just graduated from college), my husband and i got together here for dinner. our choice couldn't have been more perfect! our waitress was awesome and so helpful for everything, including asking the chef about a couple of items to determine if they were gluten-free. (they were, btw). we enjoyed a nice conversation in a quieter setting, a fabulous and delicious meal, and had a wonderful celebration!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAS usual, the meal at EddieAS usual, the meal at Eddie Merlot's was suburb. I took my brother for his birthday and it couldn't have been a better choice. Brett, our server, made the experience flawless. His recommendations and care are why I recommend this restaurant.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, butThe food was excellent, but as I've noticed with other customer reviews, they didn't have our table ready until 30 minutes after our reservation time. Their approach seems to be to divert customers into the bar so they will spend money on drinks. The bartender pointed out the drink specials when we sat down at the bar but when he returned to take our drink order, he then announced that happy hour had ended and refused to give us the lower price. Not a huge deal, but overall, their customer service is not up to par with other similar restaurants in the area.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely place with great foodLoved the food at Eddie Merlot's and we had great service as well. The chef came out to discuss gluten free options and prepared a wonderful gluten free dish. The stuffed shrimp were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the Truffle Fries. The Cabernet was just right. We bought into their loyalty program and so we will be going back fairly often.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience. GreatExcellent experience. Great service and food. First class dining.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMsteakSteaks are great, but a bit on the expensive side.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe keep coming back and neverWe keep coming back and never are disappointed. The bar menu is especially interesting.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh-end steakhouse in Burr RidgeFinally the Burr Ridge and burbs south of Oak Brook have a quality steakhouse. The steaks are aged and prime and excellently prepared. The price is what you would expect to pay in any steakhouse with prime aged beef. There is also a nice selection of seafood for those that would prefer something other than steak. The list of wines by the glass is very impressive, as is the wine by the bottle list. The wine list breaks down the wines by color and intensity, very clever. The dining room is very nicely appointed and features the glass inclosed wine room with the wine racks going from the floor an up to the hight of a second floor. The service was impeccable and very attentive, but then again it was a slow night.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good andThe food was very good and the waiter Ken was very attentive without being bothersome.
We had a very nice evening...4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI was pleasantly surprisedI was pleasantly surprised by Eddie Merlot's. We had a gift card and that's why we decided to try the restaurant. The food was excellent, the wine just a good. We were able to split a salad and then we split a vegetable with each of our entree's. I do think it is a bit pricey, so this will be a go to restaurant for special occasions.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMfrom start to finish - servicefrom start to finish - service and food was top notch.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great Service wasFood was great
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The decor was just beautiful4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are delighted that we haveWe are delighted that we have a great steak house near home. We have been to two others that we thought we liked, but none compare to Eddie Merlot's. The quality of meat is above any other restaurant's. Preparation is perfect. Portions are good. Service is attentive without being intrusive. All in all, one of the best restaurants in the Chicago area.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time back. Really enjoyable.Second time back. Really enjoyable. Will be back for round three.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been here four timesI have been here four times in the last two months and view it as the best place in the area. The wait staff could not be more accomodating. The food is wonderful.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice restaurant withVery nice restaurant with lots of menu surprises. Service was very good and we would definitely go back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Dining ExperienceFinally a beautiful restaurant where people can get a bit dressy and enjoy a lovely meal. Great service, delicious food friendly atmosphere. I will definitely make Eddie Merlot's one of my favorites.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEddie Merlot's quickly becameEddie Merlot's quickly became our favorite 'Steak House' in the Chicago Metro area. Ambiance is excellent, our server was friendly and provided excellent service. Both their main entrees and their side orders were served elegantly and were fantastic. Diners need to try the Mac and Cheese and the Tempura Green Beans - both were real treats. This is a restaurant that we will definitely visit many times.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEddie Merlot's is excellent!Eddie Merlot's is excellent! We started with the Sweet and Spicy Rock Shrimp, which was excellent. I had the 30 Day Dry-aged Ribeye Steak with a side of sauteed spinach, while my lady had the New Orleans Mixed Grill, and all of it was cooked to perfection. The drinks were outstanding, as well. I dine out a lot, as you see with my top 50 contributor rating, and I'm telling you, this is a top notch restaurant. I've been to Gibson's, Joe's, N9NE, Morton's, and Mastro's, and Eddie Merlot's can compete easily with all of those restaurants. Trust me, go to this restaurant. You will not regret it.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in the AreaWent for lunch during work and was pleasantly surprised! Food was delicious and service was top notch. Will definitely be going back.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this restaurant. TheI love this restaurant. The staff is accomodating, friendly and knowledgeable. The food is exceptional and the setting is perfection.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe spinach salad is the bestThe spinach salad is the best salad I've ever tasted. Crab cakes did not have the lump meat I remember from last time. Salmon was delicious and buttery. tempura green beans were yummy with a delicious sauce .. sauce was very good with the salmon .. I would suggest serving the salmon with that honey mustard and horseradish sauce on the side .. all in all, a wonderful meal with good service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service and food wereThe service and food were outstanding. A great restaurant if you want to celebrate a special occasion.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMStill one of our favorites.Still one of our favorites. Got there early, so had a drink in the bar. Although the bar was crowded our bartender was attentive and personable. Were seated when at the time our reservations were made for. We ordered filets, brussel sprouts, and hash browns, along with 2 salads. Steaks were done perfectly; brussel sprouts were a little too el dente for my husband, but I liked them. Had a nice bottle of Cabernet, which our server recommended. Service was excellent. LOVE the pressed coffee with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. Definitely our go to for special occasions.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place, excellent foodWent to Eddie's for dinner on a Saturday evening. Everything went well, the staff was courteous, ambiance was good, food was excellent. Generous portions. My wife and I had a really nice experience. Recommend.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMdefinitely try itVery nice place for a date night or special occassion. A bit pricey. Steaks were great though. Service by Andres was impecable timing. The manager came by checked promptly. We don't get to go out often like this so it was a treat and we had a great time. Thank you we will be back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite place!We ALWAYS have a great experience at Eddie Merlot's. The food is outstanding and the service is extraordinary. I love that it is a modern take on a steakhouse since i don't typically eat steak but my husband does. Our server even sent us a card after one of our most recent visits. Whenever we have an opportunity to go out (we are parents) Eddie's is our first choice. The managers are fun to chat with, Mike Rufo and Jeff Stoltman. They always stop by to say "hello"! We had the privilege of meeting the head chef as well. He has done work at other places we enjoyed like Gioco's in the city. I hope it doesn't become too popular so we can always get a table! ;)4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, excellent atmosphereGreat service, excellent atmosphere.
Only bug was the clarity of the menu which sort of went to extremes with very high priced entree's on one side of the menu playing the ala carte image while the flip side had some reasonable entries with sides that werent too clear.
Some friends have shared their belief that your ala carte is a bit excessive and give you the image of being over priced which scares them away. Although I found the right side of the menu reasonable with some nice offerings especially the pork chop.
Perhaps a cleaner menu might rid the over priced image?4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful diningWe had a wonderful dining experience, food was amazing and our server was great, would def. go back!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding! ChateaubriandFood was outstanding! Chateaubriand was delicious; Eddie Merlot cabernet was smooth. Desserts were too decadent to try on a full stomach. Leftovers still delicious next day.
Waitress Collette was very attentive and knowledgable!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful EasterWe had a wonderful Easter brunch at Eddie's. There was a nice selection of fresh food. The service was impeccable, and our server, Joseph, was, as always, the most diligent and attentive waiter we have experienced anywhere.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEddie Merlot's is a greatEddie Merlot's is a great restaurant with wonderful service. We had a lovely dinner there with the entire family.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my third visit toThis was my third visit to this Eddie Merlot's location and I took a friend to celebrate her birthday. Merlot's, to me, is a special occasion destination. The food from the appetizers to the flamed dessert was superb. For birthday celebrations we select "special" places and Eddie Merlot's lived up to this tradition.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff especially JeffThe staff especially Jeff and the food could not have been better. We will be back.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service butGreat food and service but overpriced. No vegetarian options.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasureEddie Merlot's is always a nice time. Always good food and always great service. One of our favorite places to trust with special occasion.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile the overall bill wasWhile the overall bill was quite high, it is a worthwhile destination, especially for those special occasions. The steaks were perfectly prepared, and the wine selection was quite extensive and very good.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBrett O, Chicago, ILMy first time eating at Eddie Merlot's and it was outstanding! Our server, Brett was knowledgable about the menu and went above and beyond the call of duty. The GM Mike also came over and asked my wife and I how our dining experience was .. bringing a personal touch to our experience. Keep up the good work! We will be back!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSPECIAL THANKS TO THE CHEFSPECIAL THANKS TO THE CHEF WHO GOES THE EXTRA MILE BECAUSE OF MY FOOD ALLERGIES. OUTSTANDING & CREATIVE ALTERNATIVES.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first lunch atThis was our first lunch at Eddie Merlot's. The food was wonderful and so was the service. We were well attended and not rushed. Loved the Barbeque Shrimp.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFABULOUS AS ALWAYS. THANKFABULOUS AS ALWAYS. THANK YOU SCOTT FOR THE GREAT SERVICE & CRAIG FOR YOUR HELP.2/24/2013 12:00:00 AM