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Eddie Merlot's - Columbus
Eddie Merlot's - Columbus

Eddie Merlot's - Columbus Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com
  • Phone: (614) 433-7307
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Geoff Kelty
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, 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 70 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: Jesica Kantner (614) 433-7307

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lyra Drive
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Columbus
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 70 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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
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Diner Reviews
  • "Coming from Cleveland and having children in Indianapolis, I was exposed to Eddie Merlot as an option. While initially skeptical a few years ago given the price point, I have been pleasantly surprised at their consistency. They are priced at the Capital Grille, Morton's, Ruth Chris level. While a side of bacon wrapped shrimp was 18-19$$, it was gigantic and awesome! Spending 100K a year on T&E all over the country, I enjoy quite a bit of fine dining. Kudos to the one in Columbus, Ohio!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Back to Eddie's for the first time in several months and was pleased as always. Staff is professional and attentive without being intrusive. Food is still excellent. Our group sampled a little of all. The Filet pot stickers were a surprisingly delicious appetizer while a few of us could not resist the oysters on the shell (always as fresh as can be). Steaks are wonderful and force yourself to try the pork chop at least once; you will not be disappointed. Lobster Mac and Cheese is a must have side. Save room for the Banana's Foster prepared at table side and you will love every moment of guilt you have while finishing this desert! Keep up the good work folks."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We love this restaurant for the food and the excellent service (Absolutley the BEST staff) but we had a round table with 5 people on a Sunday evening and could not hear the person across from you... That makes for an unpleasant dinner when you want to actually speak to the guests that you brought. Really noisy. Which is unusual so not really sure what changed or why...?"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The steaks were fantastic. The Eddie's potatoes were not completely cooked and were hard/crunchy. The rest of the food was just average. The gentleman running the restaurant at Polaris is totally out of place and has absolutely zero personality. I think the server we had was new at it. If not then she has a lot of room for improvement, especially on how to handle multiple tables at once. Overall, this was my worst dining experience at the Polaris Eddie Merlot's. I may try it one more time but if the next experience is like this past one then I will be finished."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We felt it was not as good as in the past. Asparagus was hard. Steak was okay but not out of the park as in the past. Refill of Chocolate for coffee never made it. Felt the server had to much going. Still a nice place to celebrate a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Always great service! My favorite restaurant for steaks, wine and special occassions."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Very romantic scene, very intimate setting, personal service was too notch, food was the best I've ever had, recommended wine was perfect."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "My wife and I went out for date night and stopped at one of our favorites. The food and service were really great! M y wife also enjoyed her "birthday cupcake!""
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We love this restaurant and it it is our go to restaurant for special occasions. Best steaks in the city and the cedar plank salmon is fabulous. Our waiter Tony is always very attentive and makes excellent suggestions for sides and desert."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I chose Eddie Merlot's with some apprehension as I normally go to Hyde Park, (Mortons before it closed), Ruth's Chris for special occasion meals. Last Sunday, I was proven wrong. The food was absolutely delicious and the service top-notch, very attentive yet not overbearing. Our server was very educated about the menu, made excellent wine suggestions and let us know the wine bottles are 1/2 off on Sundays. The potatoes were stellar and my dry-aged NY strip was cooked perfectly. It could have used a little more seasoning, but I think this was intentional to balance the flavorful sides. We will definitely be coming back and have added Eddie Merlot's to our top 5 steakhouses in Columbus. Great job Eddie Merlot's Polaris!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Predictably excellent food. I thought our server was occasionally a bit too familiar...a touch, a pat on the shoulder. First time this person was our server in all the times we have dined there. Not yet time to be "buddies". That happened one time before also, with another server. Is this the "new training"?"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Dining at Eddie Merlots has always been a 1st pick when it comes to fine dining here in Columbus. A good start is a drink at their bar, then head on into the dining room for some great service and a steak or seafood or both.. not to mention the outstanding side dishes. Again... always a great experience. Oh yeah.. one more thing.. Bannas Foster.. Save room, you have to get this after your meal with a fine coffee. Then you're set."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We always have an amazing experience at Eddie's. They consistently have great food and service. Perfect place whether you're looking for a romantic night out or getting a group of family and friends together."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We are frequent diners here, and have experienced a few glitches over the years, but this time the meal and service were their usual outstanding! Kudos to the hostesses, waitstaff, kitchen and mgr."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This is our favorite place in the Columbus area, and this time was no exception. Arguably the best filet I have ever had. Service staff was just great."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "A friend asked that I meet him for dinner at EM. I didn't want to go red meet so I tried the waiter's suggestion of sea bass "oscar" style. It really was fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Other than the fact that they lost our reservation and then labeled us a no-show, they were as good as ever with the exception that Vittorio has left and there is no one to tie things together anymore so little things like getting the reservations straight are being lost."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "great food, great wine, great night, but service was terrible. Long waits for drink, wine and dinner."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "After being seated, a server didn't stop by our table for over 15 mins. When we did have server could tell he was either overwhelmed, inexperienced or just not competent. Saw server 4 times in course of over 2 hr seating. Other servers brought items etc. For high end restaurant and prices, one comes to expect a high level of service. I've had better service experiences at cheaper chain restaurants. Food was decent but overall experience soured the whole evening. Never once saw a manager engage any patrons nor did one ever stop by. One manager type (perhaps food runner manager) seemed to always be joking around with servers but never actually focusing on customers. In future will take our business elsewhere. Too many better options exist"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Delicious filets! Fine dining for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Eddie Merlot's on recommendation of a friend who lives in Columbus. Great service and a nice atmosphere. The half moon table was very enjoyable. Good drinks and wine selection. However, the onion soup was average at best, and the pork chop was extremely dry, tough, and almost impossible to cut. The dessert was excellent."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary in Columbus and had eaten at various restaurants in the past. Never at Eddie Merlot's. We decided to give it a try on a Sunday night. We got there a bit early and it not very crowded. We decided to try the bar before being seated. Great bartender who advised of a wine special. Helped select the wine which turned out to be one of the best we've had. After being seated the service was very attentive. Our meals were prepared exactly as ordered. I'm glad we found this gem, and am looking forward to our next trip to Columbus. Certainly will chose this restaurant again."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Wonderful ambience, attentive and helpful service, excellent food and wine."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I recently took my fiance to Eddie Merlot's to celebrate his 55th Birthday. Where the food was very good, I have never sat in a worst seat in my life! We are both tall individuals and we could barely reach our food from the barrel-like seats! It was really hard to enjoy our $200.00 meal when you are so uncomfortable and so far away from your food! What was to be a very special evening, turned out to be a big disappointment!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was prepared to perfection, the service was attentive and engaging. The only drawback was that the incredible din from the roomful of yelling boors made it impossible to have a conversation and severely impacted the atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We've been coming to Eddie Merlot's for our anniversary every year and each year it gets better. The service and staff are excellent. It isn't just dinner, it's a dining experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I shared the châteaubriand special. It was excellent. The Calamari were cut into big pieces, and were nice & tender. The service was friendly and attentive to our needs. The atmosphere was upscale. Great place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went Eddie Merlot's for her birthday dinner. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted promptly and brightly and made to feel like guests. The bar staff was wonderful while we waited for our table. Our table server was very professional and knowledgeable and knew when to take our orders and timed the courses perfectly. The steaks were absolutely delicious. Tender and very flavorful. The creme brulee for dessert was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I never have had a bad experience at Eddie's. I was meeting with a business colleague, and we had a great meal and yet never felt interrupted while meeting. The service was perfectly timed. While I am a freak for Rhone's, we had the Conn Creek Anthology. Great bottle at a restaurant price. They have great private group rooms, and accommodated a large party near us (maybe 15 people) yet we never really seemed to hear that group."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 50th anniversary at Eddie Merlot's on July 18th. We had a wonderful experience. The staff was attentive and some of the nicest people we have ever had serve us. The food was excellent. The evening was one we will not forget. Whether having a special occasion or just a quiet dinner for two, I cannot think of a better place to have it than Eddie Merlot's."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I must say me and my wife frequent many upscale restaurants. This is one of the best. Our steaks were tender and my wife loved the barbeque shrimp. The salads were delicious and the bowls that the salads were served in was very different. Loved the ambiance, it was quiet, and the service was impeccable. We will be back! I have already recommended this restaurant to family and friends."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was delicious and well prepared. Thomas, our server, was friendly and informative. The background jazz music was pleasing. Overall, Eddie Merlot's never disappoints and is a wonderful restaurant and the art work and decor always pleasing to the eye."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I was really impressed by the food and service. We look forward to coming again for another special occasion. Thank you for making our 5 year anniversary memorable."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Eddie Merlot's was a wonderful experience! Not only was our waiter knowledgeable of everything available at Merlot's, he was also knowledgeable about food/beverages, in general. The fact that Eddie Merlot's can create a baked Alaska (given advanced notice) is amazing as I have spent several years searching for a place that served this. Our appetizers and dinners were exquisite along with well timed. The Bananas Fosters served with table side preparation put our experience OVER THE TOP! This is not my first time going as the last time was just as wonderful. However, their consistency in creating a fine dining experience again and again places them in the 5 star category for me! Thank you so much for making our anniversary excellent!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Have enjoyed dining experience at Eddie Merlot's now for third or fourth time and have never been disappointed. Servers have always been especially pleasant, cordial, attentive and accommodating. The only "mild" criticism I might have this last time is that the waiter removed our butter plate before we were finished with the bread - but I do know they're trained to keep tables as clear as possible. There's an overabundance of dining options where we live, so we reserve Eddie Merlot's for the most special of occasions."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Place you must visit. Great for that special occasion"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Four of us were in for dinner Saturday night. We started with the 6 item charcuterie for the table. The roquefort was amazing, as was the duck proscuitto and the other items we selected. The bacon jam was delicious too! We opted to choose from the chef's selections and the $89 two dinner and a bottle of wine special. The Merlot that came with the special was nice, and the selected 7 ounce filet mignons were cooked perfectly. The caesar salads that started each meal were served with a light splash of dressing, so the romaine leaves weren't swimming in dressing like other places. The other two ordered off the menu, enjoying the pork chop. WOW! Each pork chop could have fed a family of four! We enjoyed our leftovers the next day!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were seated and the place was not crowded at all. A family come in they sat them very close to us and the kids were noisy. This is not exactly a kids restaurant with minimum $30 entrees. I was not happy about it and said so, but was not going to move in the middle of dinner. The hostess should be aware of these situations and seat accordingly..."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had a terrific dinner at Eddie Merlot's on our anniversary. This is one of only restaurants that we can order our favorite beef entree-chateaubriand for two. It is OUTSTANDING! The service is perfectly balanced between attentive and privacy. The managers are very visible and actively padticipate in your service. The tempura beans (green) are a creative side dish, and the potato choices are also varied. We split a salad with no extra plating charge. We highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or a group dinner!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food and service are outstanding, but you definitely pay for it. We have had comparable meals for less money, but this was a milestone anniversary so were willing to splurge."
    Dined on 6/29/2014