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Eddie Merlot's - Cincinnati
Eddie Merlot's - Cincinnati

Eddie Merlot's - Cincinnati Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com
  • Phone: (513) 489-1212
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Bryan Hopping
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Eddie Merlot’s talented culinary team and our expert service staff are dedicated to providing you and your guests with a truly memorable dining experience. It is their goal to provide a fine dining steak house with emphasis on serving the finest U.S.D.A. Prime Aged Beef and Seafood. Side dishes are served family style and are large enough to serve two if desired. 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. There are three private rooms/areas to choose from according to your needs. The Chardonnay Room, which can seat approximately 40 guests comfortably, the Merlot Room, which seats approximately 80 guests and the Cabernet Room, seating 40 guests. Eddie Merlot’s Sales Manager will assist you plan a function that will leave your guests knowing who is the best host in town, you!
  • Private Party Contact: Melanie Sandy (513) 489-1212

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Interstate 275
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is offered 7 nights a week. Free on site parking is also available.
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Cincinnati
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Have never been disappointed here. The only con was the dining chairs at the tables in the bar area were so low...I felt I needed a booster seat."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant to celebrate a birthday and new job. Our server, Anthony, was absolutely spectacular and went above and beyond to make this a wonderful and memorable experience for us. This was our second time dining here. The sweet and spicy shrimp appetizer is unbelievable! We both had steaks that were perfectly cooked and flavorful. Everything from beginning to end was delicious. Will definitely be back again!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My first time at Eddie Merlot's. Was very pleased with menu, food and service. A little pricey, but worth it for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Overrated, filet was tasteless, and way under cooked. Caesar had way too much dressing on it."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Celebrated my birthday. Everything was fantastic as always!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great to have Northside quality dining site. Especially favor zero television screens, and low noise level. Can actually dine and converse. Oh, and no baseball caps or scaggly jeans among diners. There are still mannered adults with which to dine, altho this populace is dwindling quickly."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I ordered the Wagyu "Tomahawk" ribeye steak. Disappointing. It did not look like a ribeye. It had three distinct sections, each section being roughly uniform in size and each section being directly next to each other along the bone. For the most part, only the center section was edible. The other sections contained a lot of sinew and gristle and it was difficult to cut those sections. At one point I had a real slug-fest where the steak knife would not cut through the sinew. I expected more from a Wagyu steak. My fellow diners were happy with their entrees - the Dry-Aged New York Strip and the Cedar Plank Salmon. The appetizers and side dishes were excellent, as was the service. I might go back but if I do I won't order the Wagyu again."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We came wanting their dry aged new york strip but they ran out at 5:30 PM! They did not have Foie gras either. Everything else wa excellent"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "my wife's and my steaks were both over cooked, and had to send them back. They finally came, when our friends were finished with their dinners. The manager did come and apologize, and did his best to make things right. but the second steaks were also overcooked. The manager took the steaks off of our bill, and gave both of our couples a $25 gift certificate."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Decided to give Eddie Merlot's a try for our anniversary dinner. Glad we did. Even though it was a very busy, Saturday night, our server (Howie) made our dinner relaxed and enjoyable. Along with BBQ shrimp & Ahi Tuna Wontons appetizers, we had the Platte River filets, which were perfectly prepared, oscar style. Cream Brulee and coffee was a perfect finish. With so many different dinner choices, we'll be back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Edie and Merlots is easy to reach, North of Cincinnati. They have Valet parking. Cater to all size groups. The atmosphere is cozy, leaning to the romantic. The booths are comfortable. The tables are not too close together. The on-line reservation system let's you have the seating you prefer. The only negative, this and past experience, a fruit fly buzzing around. The food needed more attention. Our appetizer, BarBQ shrimp, undercooked, not de-veined. It was re-done, but came out missing shrimp compared to the original dish (I guess because we ate one undercooked shrimp). Still had to pay, no compensation for disruption - not even a drink). The entree was fine, desert huge. The wine was delicious. Overall, a very good dining experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a great dinner for a birthday celebration but felt that the large parties around us were so overpowering with their loud voices and laughing that we had to scream at times to have the people at our table hear us. It would be great to seat the larger parties of 8 or more together so they can out-speak their counterparts. And let the smaller tables of 6 and less enjoy a nice peaceful dinner."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My steak frites dinner was very good, however my wife's salmon was overcooked and barely edible. As a result she ate very little of her meal, and shared my caesar salad. She does not want to go back again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Appetizers were good as were the drinks. Then came dinner. Dinner arrived cold. My kids pasta was greasy - yes greasy - from sitting on the line too long. My wives fish was cold and my steak, which I ordered medium rare - was well done and cold. Seems like someone forgot to take off the grill and pick up. They got me another one and it arrived after my family was done eating. The steak was good, nothing spectacular, just good. Way over priced for what it was. our dinner bill was $273.00 I would not return to Eddie Merlots, especially when paying their prices. Just not worth it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I'm not sure if they ever found either of the two hostess' that were supposed to be at the front greeting guests. We arrived 7:30 pm and waited about 10 minutes before the servers tried to help... but the were not sure how the hostess normally programmed her tables so it took until 8:00 pm for us to be sat at the table... and not hostess was yet found. Food was very good, service lagged a couple times but mostly the server was attentive. Overall, not worth the amount of money spent. Return visit would be at the bar for drinks and appetizer, nothing more."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "$200 meal for 2 was not worth it. both steaks were over cooked & tough. 1 returned and then not much better. House wine, carrot cake & service was good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We are never disappointed at Eddie Merlot's. Half price bottles of wine on Sunday and some of the best onion soup anywhere definitely makes it worth the trip!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We went to Eddie Merlot's as a result of receiving a coupon in the mail. The food was outstanding. The prices are high, so this would only be a special occasion place for us. The service was pretty good, but I wouldn't say our waitress was especially attentive. I was disappointed by the fact that, despite having reservations and the place being nearly empty, we were seated at a table just inside the front door and right next to the kitchen. Also, the restaurant was very warm, almost uncomfortably so. Also, when we arrived at the restaurant, there was no one at the hostess stand. We waited several minutes to be greeted. Still, because of the quality of the food, I would go back to Eddie Merlot's for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I have been to this location twice. They have great food and a wonderful wine list. (Their private label is very good). The first visit was with a group of twenty. The staff handled this with no problem. The second visit was just me and a date. I have enjoyed my experiences here and would highly recommend dining here."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Love dining at Eddie Merlot's, the food is delicious, the fresh hot baked bread is wonderful, the wine pours are generous, the service is friendly and dependable, the portions are great, the menu has many choices, the steaks are tender as butter, the side dishes are large enough to share. We do MISS the Scallop Dinner and the Lionnaise Potatoes that were a staple on the menu and have been removed for some reason, please bring them back. Thanks !"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Eddie's was a great choice for a birthday celebration dinner for my son. Very good food, excellent service, and a nice surprise dessert for the birthday boy!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very nice place, very good food and service. Will try burgers in lounge next time, just for fun."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Eddie Merlot's for the first time this week and were both underwhelmed. My steak was underdone, the server did take it back and cook it further however, by the time my food was back my husband was done eating. My steak was a bit chewy after having been cooked twice. We eat at a fine dinning restaurant once a month or so and this is by far the worst steak house in the city. The food pales in comparison to Jag's, Mortens, the precinct ect. We will not be back."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "the food not so much- this place doesn't seem to be on their game at this point- have eaten here many times a few years back when I was in Cincinnati regularly but I thought the off wasn't as good and certainly the Friday night crowd (or lack of one) would indicate that others may feel the same way-"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We dine at Eddie's once or twice a year with good friends on special occasions! It is becoming our favorite restaurant...service, food, ambience is just right!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a group of 8 and enjoyed sitting at the round table in the corner to seat all of us. The food and service was excellent and the atmosphere is very elegant. The only down side was the noise factor in the restaurant. We were only able to chat with the person sitting directly next to us due to the noise levels."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We dined with 6 people. For most of us, it was our 3rd or 4th visit. Plan on spending at least $200/couple if you get appetizers and adult beverages. The appetizers and drinks were great. The steaks were all over-cooked and "ok." For the price, I would really have expected more. It was a bad attempt at high end steak. We waited 20 minutes after our reserved time for a table & we were on time. Our waiter was great, but the post-dinner customer service was lacking. I'd recommend that you stick with Jeff Ruby's for high-end steak dinners."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Eddie Merlot's is a wonderful place, especially for a special occasion. Food is good, presentation is very good, and the service is exceptional. If you go ask to sit in Kirk's section - you won't find a better waiter anywhere. And a great wine list - presented in a modern form - on an iPad. When we mentioned to Kirk that one of our food items was good, but not quite as good as we expected, he mentioned it to manager who came over personally and apologized and offered to comp our appetizer. While not an inexpensive date night, it's worth every cent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Filet was overdone for being ordered medium. Sea bass was crispy and crunchy on the bottom and both the fish and accompanying green beans sat on a bed of oil. Caesar salad was overdressed. Warm bread right out of the oven was very good, best part of the meal. Service was very slow."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "you will pay as much here as you would at the vastly superior Carlo and Johnny down the street. The food is comparable, but service is where Merlot's lacks. Had to order drinks several times because our tag-team waiter/waitress combo kept forgetting, had to ask for menu repeatedly, they screwed up my steak order, etc. To top it off, all of our leftover steaks were placed in the same container (three of us). Kind of gross. My last trip to Carlo and Johnny, our waiter packaged up our leftovers and had the valet put them in our car. Night and day service differential between these two places, yet the prices and food quality is similar. Easy choice. I also left a pair of expensive sunglasses on the chair, which were never recovered."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I can not say enough great things about the Service, Food and overall dinning experience. Tony and his staff went that extra mile to insure our evening started out perfect."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The steaks and the salads were great but... there were some problems with the service. The wait staff was competent, but one of our two steaks was way undercooked (ordered MW, got R), which caused our other meal to get cold while the other was sent back...I hate that when you pay over $100 per person for dinner! The Béarnaise sauce was cold and clumpy, as if it was dipped from a vat and not prepared/reheated properly. The "Eddie Potatoes" had a nice taste, but were unremarkable and a little watery. We ordered martinis "up" which were both served in hot glasses, right out of the dishwasher. When you go to a restaurant in this price range, you expect them to get the little things right...Eddie Merlot's did not. We give them a "B-"."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "It was a great way to celebrate our anniversary. Our waitress Lindsay was awesome!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Food was very good. We were surprised by the very casual dress of many customers. We expected a different dress code for this type of restaurant."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed on any visit. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Once again, a perfect meal. I love Eddie Merlot's brunches - always fresh food, wonderfully cooked and served."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have run out of things to say about Eddies we have been there so many times and every time has been a wonderful experience. There are no words left.The only thing I have to say is you must try Eddies for yourself you will surely enjoy it."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The restaurant was very spacious with easy access and ample parking. The service was very good. The food was excellent and amongst the best steaks we have had. Their wine selections were extensive and I tried a Syrah and Malbec which were very good."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Eddie Merlot's is a night of pampering by their professional knowledgeable staff. Extensive wine list and food selection makes this a wonderful experience. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Have a very enjoyable meal with my son & wife for their first wedding anniversary as well as my wife & I for our 30th anniversary. We wanted to celebrate this at Eddie Merlot's, since we had their rehearsal dinner at the Eddie Merlot's in Indianapolis and they continued to rave about the food, the atmosphere and the service. For our special occasions, we always consider E.M."
    Dined on 5/27/2014