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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Place you must visit. Great for that special occasion"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "Yea it's expensive, but you get what you pay for. We love this restaurant to relax. The bar is beautiful. The wine list goes on and on. However the house wine is very good and priced right. Eddie's is as close as we can come in Columbus to New York, Philiy, or Boston dining."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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
  • "Split an appetizer of filet mignon potstickers with my wife. Excellent, and whet the appetite just enough. I always try the bread, and E/M's was warm but not hot and very good. For dinner, I had the three medallions, one with peppercorn sauce, one "Oscar" style, and one with gorgonzola cheese with a bit of bacon. I've had filets in many places; this was the very best I can recall. My wife had the 7 ounce filet. It was (she said) excellent, but it was odd that the beef was the ONLY thing on her plate. 7 ounces, done medium rare, doesn't take up much space. In short, it looked...lonely. Sides were good. Noise was a bit much--birthday party with 12 people nearby. Conclusion: truly great food. Very expensive. Once a year treat."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Eddie Merlot's restaurant in Columbus, Ohio is an excellent venue for superb steak & seafood dining. The location is easy to access, the service is very good and ambiance attractive. Highly recommended for any dining."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at Eddie Merlot's. The food was excellent and the service was top=notch. I was a wonderful evening, that made our special occasion even more memorable. Our steaks were melt-in-your-mouth tender and delicious."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went to Eddie Merlots for our 25th wedding anniversary dinner, just the two of us, and our server, Monica, made the night. She was delightful, attentive but not hovering, very knowledgeable, and made us feel both special and like old friends. She's a gem! Dinner was delicious, our red velvet cupcake was divine, and we thoroughly loved every minute of our visit."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our experience at Eddie Merlot was fairly quiet and enjoyable until they seated a large group of women right in the middle of the room. Immediately the noise level skyrocketed and it became like a noisy bar. Surely they have a separate area where they can put groups rather than ruin the peaceful atmosphere for the rest of the diners. It put a disappointing end on an otherwise lovely evening."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Our food was great - we had steaks, calamari, broccoli and potatoes. However, service was slow, we were there for 2.5 hrs for 2 people. I believe it was the kitchen, not the waiter, this has happened to is before there."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great spot for any occasion! Sat in bar area and enjoyed drink specials and appetizers I will definitely be back :)"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The atmosphere is second to none, the service was extraordinary, and the food was absolutely delicious! We will definitely be back many times!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have dined here twice since it opened and both times the service and ambiance are very low. It was 5 years since I last dined here because of my poor visit the first. My wife talked me into a 2nd chance. There will not be a 3rd."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Steak not cooked right, potatoes and onion straws cold. Martini was good."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "6 different onions in onion soup; unique! Chef specialties was a nice alternative on the menu."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I'm often asked where to take clients for the best food in Columbus. Some say Ruth Chris or Hyde Park but my suggestion is Eddie Merlots hands down they have the best of everything."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service in wonderful atmosphere. Everyone feels special. Best fine restaurant in Columbus. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Had a lovely evening overall. Server needed more experience. He served the gentleman first on everything and should be informed ladies firsdt. Otherwise all was good Chairs in bar area were requested, however sit very low for dining. I had requested this area. Had to sit on 2 pillows to be able to eat comfortably."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Nice place. Food is always decent, never amazing. Same with the service. Certainly not bad, but there are better steaks/service elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I ordered the double cut pork chops. They were horrible . The first set was over cooked and dry then the chef re made them. They stunk ( smell ) and tasted like honey baked ham. The jalapeño potatoes tasted like they were out of a TV dinner... No flavor at all. I've been there before and it seems the food is getting worse .. I should've stuck with my first mind and went to Ruth's Chris ."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Great Experience! Our 15th Anniversary. Our server, Carly, was very good, while being very busy. She was there when she should have been and was not when she wasn't needed. Food and ambiance was fantastic. My wife's favorite was the sweet potato casserole. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Service was substandard. Waiter tried hard but food was exceptionally slow. Very disappointing. Had party of 6. Tough to spend that kind of money on mediocrity."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was marvelous and service was great. We had an enjoyable time. The only set back our carry home boxes were mixed up."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed another great dining experience while visiting with some very Special Friends! The staff was aware that this was more than just a dinner out and gave us our space and time to visit as they never rushed us and allowed us to enjoy this Special Time. EM is one of our favorite places to dine when visiting Columbus. The service is always personal and yet professional, probably the thing that keeps us coming back. My Wife and I had steaks (Filet & Ribeye) and they were both cooked as requested. The Calamari is always a favorite too. Without a doubt we will return to EM during future trips to Polaris, as they never disappoint us. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "As always, wonderful food. Blake was our server and he was outstanding!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We loved Eddie Merlot's. The best food we've had in a long time!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great as usual. The lobster topping on the steak and the sauce was unreal."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "food was wonderful, service was ok, we were left a few times and not checked on due to large party next to us. very good though would recommend"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Went out for a romantic evening and chose Eddie Merlot's because of all the good reviews. The restaurant is very beautiful inside and the bar area is really very nice. We had reservations and were seated very promptly. Our server was excellent, she did a great job. The problem came in with the food. It took 30 minutes from the end of my salad to receive my main course. My steak was very dry and overcooked and my dates lobster bisque was cool and bland. Not what you would expect with the prices paid. All in all I will certainly give this restaurant one more try as the menu has really great choices, the wait staff was great, and the building was very romantic. Hopefully the second time they will get the food up to the rest of the experience."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoy going to EM for date night. The food is always great and the service is outstanding."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Valet or park it yourself. It doesn't matter because the valet will greet you cordially either way. Enter and you are immediately greeted by three cordial hostesses eager to help you with whatever you need. My wife and I only needed direction to our booth, and the hostess led us there, pulled out the booth table, and we slid right in. Within a minute, our server Aaron greeted us. Soon after placing our order, another server Daniel recognized us, came up and shook my hand, and we had a pleasant catch-up conversation. Aaron was a delightful and detail-driven server. The food was delicious as usual. We were impressed with Aaron's skill with the tableside preparation of out bananas Foster dessert. You will find Eddie's delightful. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Overall another great meal at EM only difference this time was the service. This is the first time I had a server that was not quite up to speed. I hope that it is not due to Vittorio(former GM) leaving"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "This has been the most memorable trip to Eddie Merlot's. My previous two dining experience were great also. However, this particular dining experience was outstanding and the server recommendations were an excellent choice. I would definitely come back with a group the next time."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Summary: waste of a good brunch. The food was aweful, the service was even worse. The only things from the entire brunch buffet that I ate and actually liked were the potatoes and fruit - and I tried everything except the meatloaf and chicken. I also tried ALL of the desserts and I didn't like any of them. And I am a sugar feind! Though, the red velvet cake was decent enough to order again. The servers acted like they didn't want to be there or like you were annoying them by sitting at your table. (FYI: we asked for nothing the entire time. No extra napkins, no utensils, nothing more to drink, nothing!). I can't see myself going back for brunch ever again. No ambiance. Just blah. I have had much better experiences with their dinner. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our party of eight (all from other states) chose Eddie Merlot's to celebrate my grandson's graduation from Ohio Wesleyan University. Eddie's has always been his and my favorite when I visited him from San Diego, and once again my grandson, as well as the other family members, enjoyed their steaks and sides. The wine was excellent. Our server Michael made the evening so special for us, and his outstanding service was extraordinary. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014