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

Eddie Merlot's - Cincinnati

  • 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: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • 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 5134891212

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Eddie Merlot's - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
210 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (163)romantic (106)notable wine list (103)fit for foodies (64)neighborhood gem (56)good for groups (55)vibrant bar scene (27)hot spot (22)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (6)scenic view (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Birthday and Anniversary
    Cramg
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We eat here a couple of times a year. It always delivers a great experience in all regards. Tonight was no exception. Good job Eddie Merlot's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    Fancy
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Great evening! Service and food were the best. Adam was attentive without being obtrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great to be back
    Cincycarolina
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had not visited Eddie Merlot's Cincinnati location for about a year. It was a very pleasant experience to return. There is impeccable attention to detail here, from the reception area to every detail of the dining experience. Extensive wine list, great options for folks who are not red meat eaters, and a dessert menu that is guaranteed to tempt anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upscale Dining....go for it
    rickb0109
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was our first time eating here .... my wife and I. Our bill before tip was $220. We splurged....two.bottles of wine...appetizer...entree....coffee and desert! We would go back. Great service too.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    JimG
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    As usual you can count on great food and service. Desserts always great. Staff knows when to be available and when not to be in your area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chloe
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Everything at this dinner was excellent. The food was outstanding. The choices for food and drink was excellent. This is what you call "fine dining". I would recommend this to everyone. Probably the best restaurant in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome experience EVERY time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Have been to the restaurant several times and have been pleased each time. Food, wine, and service were beyond phenomenal. Anthony is, by far, the best server I have had in a long time. If you are a Jeff Ruby's fan, let me introduce you to something better!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dining
    Vonnie11362
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Celebrated our Anniversary here and the food and service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Enjoyed a very productive business dinner with colleagues. It is a good spot to meet, eat and work.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    bizly718
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was fabulous. Great service. Unfortunately we were sat at this extra table right at the door of the lounge. It was extremely noisy due to the bar and we were not able to have a conversation without shouting. Since we were right at the door it was very cold and a bit awkward with all of the traffic into the bar area. I will make sure to request not to sit in the lounge when we make our next reservation
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food.
    Table4two
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Every course was delicious. Looking forward to our next dining experience at Eddie Merlots
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Howudoin
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    3rd visit,it is our anniversary dinner spot although we stopped in one time & sat in the bar area.WE always enjoy the food & service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love your beautiful resteraunt.
    djack2240
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We brought good friends with us for the first time to your resteraunt they loved it! It was our 3d visit and will not be our last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    AlesuVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Eddie Merlot's is just the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, or if you just want to have a wonderful meal in a beautifully appointed space. We had the Beef Carpaccio, it was wonderfully tasty. The food are all perfectly prepared with premium ingredients. Kathy our server kept my tea very hot, the honey warm and my tea cup heated. My husband and I have been to all kind of high end restaurants, none of them ever heated my teacup. One other thing unique only to Eddie Merlot's is we alway receive a "thank you" postcard for dinning at their restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    happyhere
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent evening with my family seated in the bar by the fire as requested! Everything was perfect from food, service to ambiance! It was a lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eddie Marlot
    Trojan17
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We spent our birthday dinner with Eddie again. The place is our special place. A wonderful experience from the time we entered until we left.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding but pricey
    Way2cool
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Took my wife for our anniversary. Fantastic service and amazing food. Steaks were perfect. Manager came by introduced himself and made us welcome. Only down side is it will cost on the high end. But that is why it is a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Went here for 20th wedding anniversary-very nice experience
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb as always!!
    SuperSpoiled
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We have been to Eddie Merlot's on several occasions and have NEVER once had anything other than a great time. The food is always fantastic. The service is exquisite. Howie and Mark are fabulous and I have always had a great time with them. Terry is always around to check on us and catch up. The is my favorite place to be!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PapaPhilandPapaPhil111111
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A little pricy but one goes there for the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    happyhere
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was our Anniversary celebration and I made reservations through open table but put on note to be seated in bar if possible. We had perfect table by fireplace. It was awesome. Food and service spot on as well. Never disappointed here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • knittinmama2
    knittinmama2
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We absolutely love Eddie Merlot's....have never had a bad experience when we have dined there. It is our favorite place to go for special occasions...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grat place to dine and celebrate
    Montgomery
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Go to Eddie Merlots frequently to meet friends at the bar, celebrate special occasions or for a romantic night out. Gray atmosphere, food and service all the time.
    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.
  • Nice anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Eddie Merlot's. We had a lovely dinner and the food was delicious. Our server was attentive and helpful. Would recommend for a special occasion. It is a little pricey for us but the food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    football84
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had dinner in the lounge early on Sunday evening. There were very few customers there, but the crowd increased by around 6:30. We received the same low level of service regardless of the number of customers present. They had a burger on the menu that was over $11 that I did not finish after I hit gristle twice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bad start gone right
    LuckyLuke
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The evening got off to a bad start. The "annex" is not a great room. After 20 minutes without a waiter, I went to the front to get one. The wine steward brought the wrong wine. Fortunately, the food was great and we got the right wine bottle for the price of a glass. So, it turned out OK.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We love coming here for a special night out and the experience never disappoints. Our waitress was attentive, funny and knowledable about the men. We love the manager who takes time to check in with everyone and chat a bit. Makes you fel like you are "home". The food is always delicious. Who ever knew I would be too full from the wonderful broccoli,to order dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday at Eddie's
    Linda
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I took my son to Eddie's for his birthday. Our server was very affable and professional, but we had to wait a long time for service. He suggested a type of burger for my son that he ended up not liking. Too bad! Otherwise, it was a nice time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dinner - well served
    TigerMike
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Dinner for two of us was very pleasant. Filet mignon was all you would want - very tender, great flavor, and served exactly as ordered. The New Orleans Mixed Grill was tasty with a nice small steak, sausages, and shrimp with a spicy but not overpowering sauce. Our waiter, Iain, was very professional - helpful with the menu and wine list, and matched service timing to our needs. We were not rushed and each course arrived just about when we wanted it. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    Fannon
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great service, the waiter was charming and attentive without being intrusive
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Treat!
    BlueStarMom
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Eddie Merlots is our favorite go to place to celebrate great food and great friends! The service, food selections, preparation and perfect ambiance have always been the norm here. Not too stuffy. Just right!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night to remember
    exceptional
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My husband surprised me with a reservation at Eddie Merlots for dinner Saturday night. We were seated in the Merlot room and it was reminiscent of my recent luxury cruise culinary experience. The dining staff was attentive, our waiter was very knowledgeable and recommended a fine Merlot to compliment our steak and the food was spectacular. We began with a smoked salmon with eggs, caper, crème fresh, and homemade crudités followed by filet mignon, green beans with a wasabi aioli, brussel sprouts with onions in balsamic glaze, and homemade mashed potato's. Dinner was not a meal but a culinary experience. To end the meal, we ordered tea and the noteworthy carrot cake. It was the best I've ever tasted. Eddie Merlot's is exceptional!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    They knew we were celebrating my husbands birthday. Very attentive and knew the menu wellb
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Hit
    James
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Eddie Merlot's never disappoints! Food and service are always outstanding. One of our favorites for a special occasion or a romantic dinner out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The round soft chairs needed a "Booster Seat" for both of us to be comfortable at the table. Without the seat, my eye level was at the same as the table level. The servers did bring extra pads for our seats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bar
    Maureen
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Jimmy, a bartender at Eddie Merlots, it great. He knows your drink, is very attentive. A real plus you don't always find
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    SandlerTraining
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great food and atmosphere. I liked the fish and New Orleans style food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, comfort level varies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Absolutely love the food and service. I've eaten there a half dozen times or so and have never been disappointed. My only issue is that the sound level can be annoying in most areas, especially on weekends, which is when I generally eat out. Maybe I need to stick with Tuesday to remain in gastric and auditory heaven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    Parentsnightout
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Food was great, service was very slow, possibly judge mental.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong
    LDH48
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    You really cannot go wrong eating here. Nice building design...great menu selection...very good food...awesome service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.