Eddie Merlot's - Cincinnati
Tasty Spot.We had reservations at the dining room, but decided to sit at the bar. The food was good, the service was outstanding! Would definitely go back!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Evening AssuredThe restaurant is beautiful! The food is always so good. The service is excellent!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA definite favoriteTook my wife for our anniversary. First time dining here and I will certainly come back. Waitress gave plenty of time between courses and never felt rushed. Table never got cluttered with dishes someone was always by grabbing what you finished. Water glass never went empty and food quality was fantastic.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Eddie Merlo's forWe went to Eddie Merlo's for Mother's Day dinner. The steaks were cooked one temperature higher than ordered - the medium rare steaks were medium and the medium steak was close to well done. The manager bought a round of desserts for the table but didn't offer to replace the steaks which was surprising at a restaurant of this caliber. One of the quests had Ahi Rare Tuna and was happy with the entrée.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Mother's Day experienceTable was ready promptly upon arrival and we were seated immediately. Even though the meal was buffet style, we were greeted quickly by our server and assisted in drink order and escorted to the buffet line. Food was great as was the service and atmosphere. A must for special occasion dinning for my wife and me5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchMother's Day Brunch was delicious and well organized. This year, the food stations were better organized in a good location (versus previous year when food stations were spread throughout the bar... area was congested and lines for the omelets were extra long). Eight burners actively preparing omelets to order, and lines moved much more quickly. Everything was delicious and well prepared... from salads (loved the chopped salad with artichokes) crisp bacon, smoked salmon, delicious potatoes, to luscious desserts in just-right portions... much more i didn't have room to sample. Perfectly cooked carved beef tenderloin was a nice surprise. Our waiter was always on-the-spot with decaf coffee and attended to our every need.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was outstanding.Food and service was outstanding. We loved the atmosphere, so many people enjoying the food and good conversation. We will be back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellenceTwo of us for an early Friday evening. Flawless service, wonderful food, enhanced by suggestions from our waitress. Relaxing music drifting in from the bar. We were not rushed and took time to fully enjoy the experience. Highly recommended! We'll be returning.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEddie Merlot's Place to CelebrateExcellent selection for great food and special occasion ambiance. Food prepared exactly as requested was outstanding. Menu has many choices to please most. Bar is very decorative, as are the many dining rooms. Would highly recommend going and enjoying yourself. Desserts are large enough to split (the carrot cake can even be split 4 ways it is so huge.) Make your reservation soon, the restaurant and bar fills up quickly on Saturday nights!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time experience.....livedOur first time experience.....lived up to it's great reputation. Beautiful decor although a little on the noisy side.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMRated #1We've dined at many fine restaurants, but Eddie Merlots top them all.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEddie Merlots is our "go to"Eddie Merlots is our "go to" place wheh we know everything from service to the food is going to be done just right. Thanks again for an enjoyable night out4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI always enjoy the food andI always enjoy the food and ambiance of Eddie Merlot's.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful. AttendingThe food was wonderful. Attending the Administrator's Day Event was very nice, the set up was great, enjoyed having the option of speaking to other local service providers - for personal vs. only vendors for business solicitations. I've never been to Eddie Merlot's, but will consider returning in the future, and definitely will return next year for the Administrator's Event. Thank you for recognizing a special day for us.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOur recent celebration ofOur recent celebration of my parents 50th anniversary was a memorable one at Eddie Merlot's The food and wine were fabulous!! The staff made us and our children feel very welcomed and special. Appreciated that they had a children's menu and were so helpful to all of us in our menu selections. WE WILL BE BACK!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Wagyu ribeye was out ofThe Wagyu ribeye was out of this world. Don't miss the carrot cake for dessert. Service was slow and confusing, but overall a great dinign experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, the food and serviceAs always, the food and service was outstanding!
Bill4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you!Jay, our waiter, was one of the best *ever*. He made Jane's 70th birthday special. The service was a great balance between helpful and unobtrusive. Jay was genuine, thoughtful, and did a great job handling a large table with lots of special requests.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wait staff was enthusiasticThe wait staff was enthusiastic and helpful while not intrusive and the food was absolutely wonderful. My steak seemed to melt in my mouth.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMRobertC.Overall very nice am already putting the name out about the restaurant.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always.. JohnExcellent as always.. John is awesome. Never disappointed..4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAhi tuna appetizer was niceAhi tuna appetizer was nice and fresh. BBQ shrimp appetizer was ok.
The bacon wrap on the shrimp could have been more well done. It was fatty and not well rendered.
French onion soup was perfect. I loved every bite of it.
Hearty portion of rich dark onion soup with lots of cheese.
The table had the crab legs, oysters, a steak, and the salmon entree and everyone left happy and full.
Looking forward to returning again.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMe and my boyfriend celebratedMe and my boyfriend celebrated our 5 year anniversary. It was the best steak he has had. My pork chop was sdelicious. Our waiter was so friendly and quick. He split our salad in half and gave us each a choice of dressing. He prepared our dessert table side and it was very entertaining.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways quality food and service.Always quality food and service. Very attentive to the needs of the consumer. My Dad is wheelchair bound and every consideration was given to him while we were there on Easter. Our server,Jessica was fabulous!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe live in Dayton. We alwaysWe live in Dayton. We always try to go monthly. We like everything about the restaurant, especially our waiters Howie, and Mark.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMServer did not explain whatServer did not explain what beverages were included in Easter Brunch and asked everyone if they wanted Mimosa or Bloody Mary. The impression was that was part of the brunch but it was not. The food was seasoned and tasty, better that most large-scale brunch buffets. Particularly liked the make-your-own brownie bar.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were last year for brunchWe were last year for brunch and our service was poor. They ran out of food and were very slow to refill. That was not the case this year. We had 3 small kids with us they pit us in the front near the fireplace with other families with children it was perfect.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMProbably a Best for Dinner?Darn it! After my many praises to Co-Workers, Family and Friends, this was my very first bad experience at Eddie Merlot's. It was Easter Sunday's Brunch, so maybe I will skip that and just continue my Dinners at Eddies. The small dinner rolls were as hard as a rock, so much so that I had to ask the Manager to bake me some fresh bread. I was shafted with the burnt ends of the Prime Rib not once, but twice! I am a Meat & Potatoes kind of girl, so there went the Meat :( I was definitely disheartened by that! Probably the worst part, I went for the Bananas Foster Bar and they cancelled it completely. We came from Alexandria, KY and the West Side of Cincinnati...3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated near the talentedWe were seated near the talented band which was fun but made it tough for conversation. If we had been four tables farther away, it would have been ideal.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAnthony the server was perfect~The food as always was impeccable. Simply loved everything we had. Was in the mood for a good beer and they delivered. The wine by the glass menu is extensive and wonderful. Anthony was our server and he was perfect. He knew when to approach and when to leave us alone. He knew what to suggest and where to steer us. He was fantastic. Clearly they only hire the best!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experience.We had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent, the service Katie was excellent and John made a wonderful dessert. The bar is beautiful and the dining area was just as comfortable and elegant as the rest of the restaurant. We will definitely be back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLobster SpecialThe lobster special was great. Two moderately large lobsters per person; steamed well and split.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restuarant, flawlessExcellent restuarant, flawless service, and amazing food.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMUnusual menu - Like the qualityUnusual menu - Like the quality - Outstanding attention by our waitress3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and a greatWonderful food and a great deal with half price wine bottles on Sundays3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great dinner with excellentHad a great dinner with excellent service from Jay.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful. OurThe food was wonderful. Our server David was awesome; great customer service, attention to detail, personable - great job, David.
A little noisy with the live band where our table was, but all in all great experience3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious! TheThe food was delicious! The only drawback is that it did not come with a choice of sides. We ordered a steak and there was just a piece of steak on the plate. Nothing else! The presentation could have been better... considering it is an upscale restaurant. I think there should be sides included with the meal, for the price. Otherwise, we were completely satisfied.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe made reservations yet theyWe made reservations yet they originally seated us in the bar area at tables that made you feel like a child eating at the adults table-totally unacceptable. We immediaterly let them know this was unacceptable and they moved us to the dining room and we had a great meal.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEddie Merlot's - ALways GreatGreat food, great service. Manager Iain honored a birthday discount even though I didn't have my coupon. That's service! Really nice guy too!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our go to place forThis is our go to place for special occasions. The food is always delicious, but the service is what really sells us....it is outstanding3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLobsterWe enjoy going to Eddie Merlot's when they have their lobster special on Friday's during lent. This year, the menu continued to offer all you can eat lobster or a two lobster meal and both options were reasonably priced. Having tried the all you can eat lobster and realizing this was too much lobster for us, we asked if the two lobster meal could be shared. Our waiter said this was no problem at all. This was great because it allowed us to have room for desserts. The lobster was well prepared and plenty of butter and lemon slices were provided (plus bibs to wear and hot towels and lemon slices for cleanup). Our waiter was efficient and personable. We had a very pleasant meal which was nicely paced.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I visited theMy husband and I visited the resturant to celebrate our 42 wedding anniversary! I was a wonderful 2 hours. We truly enjoyed everything from appetizers to the wonderful red velvet cupcakes that we took home. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and efficient. We will return!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent steak and service.Excellent steak and service. As the saying goes "you get what you pay for"...Eddie Merlot's is an outstanding establishement! Very fortunate to have this so close to Cincy's north east side and not having to drive downtown.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter made it a good experience.Waiter made it a good experience. I loved that they kept the water filled. I liked the vallet service. Everyone was very pleasant.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFour of us had the FridayFour of us had the Friday Lobster special. It was wonderful!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than a chain!Great dinner.
Don't think of this place as a chain.
Think of it as a great local restaurant.
It's really good.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a ChristmasGreat place for a Christmas Eve family dinner. Appetizers - Shrimp, tuna and carpaccio were all great and suitable for sharing. Red Snapper Oscar special was outstanding. Filet Mignon was cooked perfectly. Fun festive evening.12/24/2012 12:00:00 AM