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Eddie Merlot's - Fort Wayne
Eddie Merlot's - Fort Wayne

Eddie Merlot's - Fort Wayne Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com
  • Email: skulas@eddiemerlots.com
  • Phone: (260) 459-2222
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Nolot
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Eddie Merlot’s offers decadent cuisine from our specially designed pre-set dinner menus, as well as selections from our regular dinner menu. Offering USDA Prime Beef as well as fine seafood entrees, your guests are sure to be pleased! Our preset dinners offer an hors d’oeuvres course, as well as salad, choice of many exquisite entrees, accompaniments that can be served family style or plated, and desserts that are sure to wow! Private Lunches are also available for groups of 15 or more.
  • 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 Intimate Area, which can seat approximately 20 guests comfortably, the Merlot Room, which seats approximately 60 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: Emily Wagner (260) 459-2222
  • Entertainment: Eddie Merlot's offers live music in our lounge every Friday and Saturday evening.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Host a large celebration, wedding, or fundraiser at Eddie Merlot’s! For information regarding rental of the entire restaurant, please contact us directly.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Jefferson Boulevard
  • Public Transit: Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Enjoy complimentary valet parking as well as free on-site parking at Eddie Merlot's.
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Fort Wayne
Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef and Seafood starts with U.S.D.A. Prime Beef. Only 2% of all U.S. beef is awarded this superior certification. Eddie Merlot’s ages the beef naturally to an unparalleled standard of tenderness and flavor. The chef then personally selects each piece for the optimum proportion of marbling, and texture, before hand-cutting and seasoning the thick, tender, and juicy steaks to your specifications. To seal in the flavor, the steak is flash-sear on high-heat grills. 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
  • "The food and service were great as it is any time we dine here! Mark took good care of us, and the management staff (Jonathan and Lacey) are wonderful at following up with us to make sure everything is to our satisfaction. Great employees!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Just dined at the original in Ft Wayne, IN. It was wonderful!! Our server Melissa was knowledgeable, attentitive and friendly. The meal was top notch! Atmosphere incredible. Would definitely would go back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Five of our closest friends and dear sister,gathered to celebrate Beverley Wallstead's 60th birthday! We very much enjoyed Mark our server,who was both knowledgeable and funny. The food as always was phenomenal! We cannot wait to return!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Celebrating a friends retirement and chose Eddie's for this special occasion. Special three course price fix promotion going on at this time. Everything was excellent. The Salmon was extra good this visit as it was extra crispy at the edges and served directly from the grill. Apple pie bread pudding was a large enough serving that I could take some home for later. Server was very attentive and even apologized because we were his only table at the time and he didn't want to be intrusive, but want to make sure we were not needing anything."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I had forgotten how much I enjoy this restaurant. The atmosphere, servers, presentation of the food, the food itself....everything was on point! Excellent dining experience and a great way to celebrate my b'day! My son is getting a gift card for his birthday. Can't wait to hear his reaction!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I ordered a very rare steak, unfortunately it was served on a very hot plate which allowed it to get too warm."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "My husband and I just had a memorable dinner at Eddie's to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. The food was wonderful and Melissa (our server) couldn't have been better. She was very pleasant and helpful."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Eddie Merlot's once again gave us an excellent dining experience! We had been a number of years ago and it was memorable, Sat. Evening was the same. Great food, the complimentary dessert was a surprise and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We came to enjoy the Lobster Fest during lent. They were awesome! We had appetizers of Oysters Rockefeller and Calamari which were also great. Mark took good care of us again. Our new favorite martini's are the French Martini! Delicious!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Mark was our server. We came with another couple and his sense of humor with everyone was great! Thanks for taking good care of us, Mark! Food was delicious and the French Martini has become my new favorite!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The excellent service adds to the enjoyment of the great tasting food."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "After having a reservation for weeks we were asked if we would sit at a high top, when we said no we ended up in the worse regular table by the door. The lobster was very disappointing and the Brussels sprouts were the high light but just average. For a high end establishment this was a disappointing meal. They do have entertainment which was the best part but not worth going for the meal. The did have a steak that looked much better."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Had our normally requested table in the bar and other than the bartender not wanting to change channels for my husband on the TV, the evening was enjoyable. (husband still got his way after speaking to the mgr.) We split Eddie's chop salad - always great and husband had a burger and I had my meatloaf sliders. Best value on Sundays is bottles of wine 1/2 price! great opportunity to try something new or if you already have a favorite, it's a great way to enjoy a few glasses and then they seal the bottle take home. Josh waited on us - very nice, didn't rush us. Oscar, Randall - they are all great, especially Marcus, who works hard as part of the waitstaff. Always a great time!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food was excellent as usual, but Oliver, our waiter, was outstanding. Great server!!!!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Melanie our Server, was Outstanding, hope to have her again on our next visit. Thanks for a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Lobsterfest on Friday nights but they had run out of lobster for our 7:45 reservation. Very disappointing and nothing was offered to make up for it. On two previous trips, they were out of beef burgouion. It may be on the menu, and it may be the special they are advertising, but that doesn't mean it's actually available."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great evening at Eddie Merlot the other night. Celebrating a special occasion and the food and atmosphere was fantastic. But the service . . . was even better. Jake, our server, was tremendous, personable and kept the martinis coming! Thanks Eddies!!!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Loved coming to the Platinum Club Member Wine and hors d’oeuvres! It was a great way to try new things without having to order them from the menu. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Our waitress was AMAZING. She really knew the menu well and was able to explain the dishes in great detail. The food was FABULOUS. We both had the rib-eye's and they were cooked perfectly. The calamari was delicious and the red velvet cupcake was a perfect way to end the dinner."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "When you have a special day planned, Eddie Merlot is the place to go. You can count on excellent service, great food and a terrific atmosphere. For great presentation and taste, order the Bananas or Berries Flambe."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We especially like dining at Eddie Merlots because of the pampered service, consistent gourmet dinners and comfortable, artistic surroundings!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We loved everything about Eddie Merlots except the welcome when we came into the restaurant. I felt like there were too many people at the front table, and they were very unfriendly except the girl who brought use to our table. They either need to be retrained on how to welcome guests or go wash the dishes in the kitchen."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "At a previous visit we had an unpleasant experience, due mostly to service issues. We made reference to that on here. Not sure how they knew it was us, but the hostess, waiter and manager all went out of their way to make up for it. This visit everything was perfect and the meal was amazing. We are looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I first went to Eddie Merlot's to celebrate our birthdays (they are close together). We had the best overall dinning experience! Our waiter JC was very friendly and took time to go over the menu with us. Never once did I feel like he was talking down to us because we didn't know what prime aged beef was or difference in the cheese options. We felt very invited and appreciated not just for our money but as in people. We decided to go back for our anniversary dinner. It was the same great joy all over again! Keep up the great work guys :-)"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Took my husband here for his birthday. Fantastic experience. Food was wonderful and they even gave game him a complimentary Birthday Cupcake with a candle."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "As usual, Eddie's was great. Ordered their bison steak, (which I didn't love), and my server was very apologetic. The manager came over and made everything right. Great experience. Will be back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Disappointing. The young man opening the door was more attentive to other staff than to his responsibility. The restaurant was not full, or even close. Yet, our seat for two, which we made reservations for, was in the back, down a little hallway with no view, except a wall that needs repaired. There were many lovely, lit tables in much better locations that sat empty during our meal. Our waitress was attentive. Our meal was tasty. Ali tuna with wasabi is good, but, when the extra was packed to go, the wasabi was left behind. Minor detail that makes the take home meal less than. I may be overly critical, but, I enjoy fine dining, especially when it lives up to my fine dining expectations. Unfortunately, this did not."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our most recent visit for a special occasion was as usual excellent, suburb food, flexible menu that does not force you to waste food. The building, staff at the entrance and especially the servers/support staff all first class, they always meet our expectations. Great job everyone."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Always a good meal, good wine, and good service. Dave took great care of us and made some good suggestions."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I have visited this restaurant a couple times in the past few months and they have never disappointed. This is hands down one of the best places to eat!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed our visit. Staff was great & the food was fantastic!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Highly recommend Eddie Merlot's for dinner, still cooking table side, banannas foster was fabulous, everything was delicious. Our waitress Crystal made the night perfect, superior service!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Fine dining a its best and casual dining in the lounge as well. The best of both and great food."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Horrible wait with reservations. They accepted walk-ins even though the couldn't handle the reservations they had accepted. Hostesses were yelling names and it was quite chaotic. Bought desert to go but they didn't put it in the bag."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was so excited to try this restaurant and I was very disappointed. I have had better meals at Applebees."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had a reservation and had to wait 30 minutes for a table. Waiter was nice but from the appetizer to the salads to the meal itself it took way too long. Overall the food was excellent but if you make a reservation at a restaurant, the reservation should be honored."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The Tomahawk steak was awesome as usual, but the server was just very tired and it could be seen in his performance. On a positive, we have never had such a lackluster experience before, but on the flipside of the coin, I hope this not the way of things to come and someone got a good earful for the service fiasco. In my line of work, if a guest is that openly dissatisfied, we take it upon ourselves to waive their charges knowing it is the least way to show our commitment to service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant is at the top of my list: along with Delmonico's, Club Soda, St. Elmo's, etc. The wine list was amazing, the menu was amazing, and the staff was amazing."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Anista provided awesome service to us on an incredibly busy Valentine's night! The Peanut Butter cup dessert was most delicious! And as always the martini's, appetizers, main entrée, and side dishes were wonderful! Even one of our previous servers (Mark) stopped over to see us! The managers made sure everything was to our satisfaction! We love this place!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Eddie Merlot's is always a great experience. The challenge can be that you sometimes end up on a very small table based on how busy they are. It's random but impacts the dining experience as the restaurant is also very busy. Otherwise, service and food were great."
    Dined on 2/15/2014