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

Eddie Merlot's - Cincinnati

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com/
  • Phone: 5134891212
  • 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 WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Eddie Merlot's - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
189 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (143)notable wine list (86)romantic (81)fit for foodies (44)good for groups (40)neighborhood gem (37)vibrant bar scene (20)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (7)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Outstanding customer service and phenominal food. Will be a favorite spot for my wife and I in the future.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Steak!
    JSLS
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dinned there last weekend for the first time after a high recommendation. Food was very good, although I found the Prime Fillet superior to the Bone-in Rib Eye which is usually the opposite for me. Service was outstanding. Nice wine list, great Wedge Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. I felt the atmosphere was a little too bright and didn’t care for the bold décor which was a little reminiscent of “Grand Luxe Café/Cheesecake Factory---not cozy or intimate in the least. I also thought the music was a tad too loud and should have been more in the background. They offer outdoor seating and will try that next time if weather prevails.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spiff
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and the service are consistently outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Spot for Grandma
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Eddie Merlot's has on more than one occasion accommodated our request for a "quieter" dining spot so my mother could hear better and enjoy everyone's company. We were not disappointed Saturday night and the hostess mentioned that they were seating us favorably for those conditions. Our food and wine were excellent and our server did an excellent job!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Ambiance is tastefully contemporary and furnishings nicely executed. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and seated right away (reservation thru Open Table). Wait Staff performed their duties with a smile. Our waiter/sommelier, although a bit too familiar, quickly recommended an alternate wine when our favorite was not on the list. There was a bit of a wait after he brought wine to the table "to put a chill on the Fume Blanc". Food was very good; my wife's sea bass was nicely prepared but my salmon was overcooked...sauces were excellent. He brought us a Velvet Cupcake for our anniversary...nice gesture but the cupcake was OK at best. Creme Brulee was perfect. We will go back, but would like to see them up their game just a bit.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful!
    nander1VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is great. Jackie is the beat server ever! The management always comes over to say hello!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    From the moment we walked thru the door, our experience was awesome. We were first timers. We had heard lively things about the resturant. I loved the fact tht our server recommend things us. This place will be on our list of favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steaks need work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our first time to dine at Eddie Merlot's. I was very excited to enjoy one of their famous steaks. Sadly my $70 bone in ribeye was over 2/3 fat and the remaining 1/3 was not that good. My wife's $60 filet was ordered medium and was more like well done. Very dry. The Waldorf salads were fantastic and I would recommend them to anyone. The Truffle Fries were also extremely good. The Manager congratulated us on our 25th anniversary and offered a desert on the house. Unfortunately, it was included on the bill. At $7 I was not going to argue and have it removed especially on our $212 bill for 2 people.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • burtor55
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great experience all around. Great server. Excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful birthday dinner
    greeneyedbear70
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great food, service, & ambience. The steaks were delicious--tender & tasty. We are not rushed & ate in a relaxed atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion destination
    Yumlover1
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Service was wonderful and made us feel special. Wine list pretty good and staff helpful. Food was very good but price keeps us from going except on special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs work.
    JJCincy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    At these prices, service needs to improve. Steak was under-seasoned and grouper was over cooked and smelled funny. Go to Carlo & Johnny or Tony's.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd time, just as good
    Molo
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This restaurant may have pricey items, but it does not have to be expensive. They have very reasonable meals that include salad and a side for $28 - including filet! This was my second time and everything was just as amazing as the first time. Excellent food and service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect romantic dinner for 2!
    Lolly
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food and the service surpassed my expectations! We were celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary, and we were greeted as such upon arrival. Our hostess even asked what our secret is to a long lasting and successful marriage, which was very engaging. I was extremely impressed with our entire experience and we will definitely dine with them again soon. The chateaubriand was superb and recommended by our waitress. This was the first stop of our night of celebration which started our night off on a perfect note!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thanks again Eddie
    Trojan17
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife I am go here quite often for not only special occasions but for romantic evenings out. Eddie's never fails to perform beyond our expectation. A wonderful dining experience. Without a doubt our favorite dining establishment on the north side.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Like
    Mary
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I am a frequent guest at Eddie Merlot's and this visit has been just as pleasant as in the past. Great food, Great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniv dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Food was delicious, portions were large & service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    They did cook my steak wrong the first time but it was no big deal. They brought it back med rare just how I like it. Gave me a free beer and dessert for the trouble.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ronk
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Always a great dinner at Eddie M's. Service (David), food and the wine choicecwas excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food, Wonderful Service
    NorwoodGal
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We really enjoyed ourselves. The service was outstanding. A great place for a special occasion. Very popular, so reservations are important.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Fizzkid
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have heard good things and wanted to bring my girl out for a nice dinner. It was! Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We are regulars at this restaurant
    LwerVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always good food, good service, and friendly staff. The bar menu is very good, and begs to go there more often. My wife and I enjoy this several times a month. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for any occasion
    Shade
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went for our anniversary and it was a great experience.
    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.
  • 43rd
    goodfood
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We were having a night out for our 43rd anniversary and we made a good choice for dinner. The food, service and seating were all great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eddie Merlots must do
    fartingblondepartner
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food outstanding and service spectacular. Manager Ian and server Ian were both visible and just so welcoming. Super experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My wife and I had steaks just as we ordered (medium rare and medium, respectively). The Caesar Salad I had was one of the best I have ever had and she enjoyed her Romaine Waldorf salad. We will definitely come back !!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lindaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was not as good as priced compared to other establishments. My daughter and I ordered the Grouper and I couldn't eat it. No one in our party of six were pleased with their food. We lost our server a couple times for quite a long period of time. The other staff was quite attentive, even one of the managers spoke with us. The food just wasn't worth the price. The staff was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • KeithR
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We patronize 4 to 5 times a year always good, we will remain a platinum member
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our Anniversary
    MickFarr
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Me and my wife came to Eddie M for our anniversary and we enjoyed ourselves. Even tho this was our third visit it was most exciting. Our server Jackie was wonderful and she made our third visit by far our best experience at Eddie Merlot. Thank you the food, service and atmosphere was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food,great wine,great service
    eddieemailVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A bit pricey so not for every night dinner, but a wonderful experience you won't forget and will put on your calendar to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 35years
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and our waitress did a great job on serving us and she was really helpful on taking the time to explain about the menu, and the side dishes are plenty enough to share with and have some dinner and side dishes left overs to take home. It was nice that they gave us complementary cupcake too, it's just enough sweet to complete our dinner. The only thing that we notice for a very nice place, the top of the dining chairs are dirty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChuckD
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent food! Although the noise level was quite high including the audio settings the food overcame that and from the salads to the entree it was wonderful. We will definitely be dining there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to come
    Dee23
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Jackie was our server. She was fantastic. She helped with are food and wine selection. She knows her job. Thank you Jackie for a great dining experience .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2nd time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Eddie Merlot's has become our favorite dining spot for special occasions. It used to be Jag's, but the food is just as good, or maybe even a touch better than Jag's, and the dining room is not as cramped and noisy as at Jag's
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Come again
    tomartha
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had an enjoyable dinner at Eddie Merlot's with one exception. My husband's steak was not as he ordered, but he ate it. When the manager came around and asked how everything was, my husband told him his steak was overcooked, according to what he had ordered. He was offered a replacement, but my husband declined as he had already consumed part of it. They tried to make things right by offering a complimentary dessert. We will come again. Love that bread!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our experience
    mrfood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We enjoyed the ambiance of the facility. I was a bit disappointed that the waiter did not properly pour a sample taste of wine for my approval prior to filling the glass. However, he was very friendly, courteous and professional. I ordered the bone in Rib-eye which was cooked perfectly to my request but unfortunately lacked in flavor. The shrimp cocktail, side items and carrot cake were AWESOME! Should consider better flavoring for steak.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Molo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    First time here. Everything was outstanding. We were a party of 6 and everyone enjoyed every part of their meal. Sweet potatoes were delish!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    mathmom
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We LOVE going to Eddie Merlot's. We go on our anniversary and either a birthday or Mother's/Father's Day. It is a place with great food and great service. It is expensive which is why we only go for special occasions, but that's what makes them special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We shared the filet pot stickers and they were very good. I had the lobster bisque and was really dissapointed. It tasted like an unfinished dish. It was missing seasonings, maybe some sherry too. Then I had a $42 filet mignon and was not at all impressed. A little overcooked and way overpriced for the quality. The brussell sprouts for a side were absolutely fantastic. Eddie's potatoes were nothing special. My wife had a ceasar salad which she really liked. Then the meatloaf dinner which she said was good, not great. Our bill was $140 for the above with her one glass of wine and my one bottle of beer. The meal was acceptable, we just expected more from a place this expensive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • librarianVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Everything was wonderful for my husband's birthday celebration. Our server Anthony was exceptionally terrific. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet