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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Eddie Merlot's - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
195 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (153)romantic (86)notable wine list (86)fit for foodies (49)good for groups (41)neighborhood gem (33)vibrant bar scene (28)hot spot (13)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (7)great for lunch (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • 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
  • noname1VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We have dined at Eddie Merlot's several times in the past 18 months - it is our "go to" place for a fine dining experience on the NE side of metro Cincinnati. There are plenty of menu items to choose, in addition to an extensive array of beef.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Kiki
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal, from the service to the food to the ambience! Very special experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food, service wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    they handled a tree nut allergy very well and we felt comfortable. Server was so pleasant and went the extra mile!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was wonderful.
    Winston
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We selected Eddie Merlot's because we had a gift certificate. Upon being seated our server asked if we had been there before and if it was a special occasion. We told him it was our first visit and it was our anniversary. We were very impressed with the presentation of the food, the quality of the food, and the service provided by Adam. My husband said the Ceaser salad was the best he has ever had and his trio of medallions were a delightful blend of toppings and cooked to perfection. My Sea Bass was excellent. Our daughter ordered a fillet and it was perfect. After we finished our meal our server brought out a surprise dessert in honor of our anniversary. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining!
    funyum
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We celebrated our 47th anniversary. The food was outstanding and the service was great. They even threw in a red velvet cupcake to celebrate our anniversary with no bothersome and embarrassing singing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst food ever
    iamafoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I forgot why I stopped coming to this restaurant. For the price, the steak was under or overcooked and tough. It's a beautiful restaurant in a great location and the ambience is wonderful. The food should be to die for as well. Unfortunately, it is not.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    CSBW
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great prime steaks. Best carrot cake you may ever experience. Friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonder Merlot's
    Trojan17
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a special evening celebrating my mother-in-law's 90th birthday. The staff bent over backwards to make it a wonderful night. Food outstanding, service second to none , a fantastic experience in which we have come to expect every time we dine at Eddie Merlot's.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodjunkie
    Foodjunkie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My salmon was so very dry. My son's steak was perfect. My wait staff was spot on.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lindaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Very good service and the food was very good. I was recommended the stroganoff but I was disappointed. Everyone else was happy with there choice. The wine we asked for was not available nor was the reece's desert was out, but Lindsey and Liz took care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Overall the food was good as expected for a higher-end steakhouse. The prices are a bit high relative to the quality in comparison to other alternatives.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Dining at it's Best
    Peacem8kr
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    One word to describe the Eddie Merlot experience, "Fantastic". My wife and I have now been twice and it has truly been a pleasure on each occasion. The service and the food were first class. Definitely our new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful experience
    Jewel
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very good overall experience. We were seated at the time of our reservation. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. We did not feel rushed and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thirtyfive
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Server was fairly impatient and didn't smile the whole time. Asked if celebrating something special - told her and there was no acknowledgement thereafter. When took order, didn't ask if wanted any side orders. would have been especially helpful for those who ordered a steak as they came with NOTHING, not even a piece of garnishment. Presentation on steaks was awful. A big white plate with a small piece of steak on, no garnish whatsoever so made the steak look really small and left wondering why I paid so much for this meal. I typically enjoy Eddie Merlot's, so hope this was an abberation vs a new trend in service and food presentation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    Lamplighter
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Grif
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food and service was very good. Server helpful for wine selection. Calamari was a bit chewy. Would not order it again. We were celebrating 2 birthdays in our group. Server remembered to give us complimentary dessert. My only complaint restaurant was very noisy. Hard to have conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent but pricy!
    srh1
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Bill with meals, wine and tip came to $100 per person. Steaks were perfect, grouper dis excellent. side dishes were mixed with asparagus good and potatoes au gratin dish not so special (potatoes were seemed boiled and lacked texture). Overall a great meal. Good place for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience.
    rdh13
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The location is very accessible, being right adjacent to the exit ramp of 275 at Montgomery Road. We arrived and took advantage of the complimentary valet service. We then reviewed the menu and, although there were many enticing choices, we decided on one of their specials. The filet was outstanding, being flavorful, juicy and tender. The green beans were good and add-on mushrooms were very good. The waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and especially attentive. The ambiance is unusual, pleasant and the lighting has a glow to it that is favorable to one's skin tone. We happily recommend this restaurant to all our friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration wedding anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Reservations we're read by an internal coordinator. We are sure of this since the additional request for fresh flowers was accommodated. When we were greeted by our server our anniversary was recognized without our prompting. We chose a "two for" special which included a bottle of wine, salad & entree. My wife enjoyed a tasty filet and I had the grouper which was also delicious. Prior to placing our order we were informed by our server she was providing desert for our celebration which was a nice surprise we shared with one another and enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Celebrate
    Daniefoodie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Book club dinner
    Auntielunch
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My first time at Eddie Merlot's. Was very pleased with menu, food and service. A little pricey, but worth it for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate