Eddie Merlot's - Indianapolis
Eddie Merlot's - Indianapolis

Eddie Merlot's - Indianapolis

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com/
  • Phone: 3178468303
  • 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: Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Raymond Dial
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: On Friday's and Saturday's we have acoustic guitar or jazz in our lounge.
  • Special Events: Open for Lunch from November 29th through December 24th Monday through

    Friday, 11am - 2pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Keystone Ave.
  • 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 - Indianapolis
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, also live music on weekends in the lounge.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Eddie Merlot's - Indianapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
228 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (186)romantic (124)notable wine list (116)fit for foodies (81)good for groups (56)neighborhood gem (39)vibrant bar scene (29)hot spot (20)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    A great menu that is always being tweeked. Superb service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb Food and Service
    Silverman
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Excellent dinner. Steak was cooked perfectly and tasted great. You won't be disappointed with the entrees.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 49 and counting....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My wife and I celebrated my 49th birthday at Eddie Merlot's in Indianapolis. Our waiter (Don) took great care of us. He was friendly, informative and entertaining. The atmosphere was warm and pleasant. The food was outstanding. I started with the French onion soup and my wife had the Caesar Salad. I asked Don to please have the soup really hot. The soup came out piping hot. Delicious! I had the filet with Eddie's potatoes and my wife had the New Orleans dish. We both were very satisfied. Don offered me a birthday dessert and I selected the Red Velvet cupcake. It was really tasty. The overall evening was very enjoyable. Thanks for spoiling me on my birthday! Bradley Phelps, CAA
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    lmaa
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    What a delicious meal! It was clear from others around us that this was a special occasion place. So many people there celebrating. I would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We celebrated our 5 year anniversary at Eddie Merlots and loved every second of the experience. The servers were generous and quick, appetizers were amazing, and steaks were the best we've ever had. The staff even let me bring in our own wedding cake to celebrate the anniversary and helped me surprise my husband.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My new favorite resturaunt for a date night with my wife, which we don't get often. I'd recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    Billyboy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Horrible-no attention to table-ordered fries -received chip-informed waiter,did not see him again until he brought check.cheeseburger was well done instead of medium rare-had to eat because waiter did not return until end of dinner.when waiter first came to table he did not tell us his name
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CMac
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    First time here for the four of us and we all loved it. Steaks were all cooked to perfection but what really wowed us was the sides. We all got something different and everything was wonderful. The flaming brownie dessert at the end was great too. Without a doubt one of the best, if not the best, steak places in town. The decor is very Boca Raton, circa 1998, but obviously the staff has no choice in that. If anyone is reading this, ask for Julie as your server, she was the best!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding as always
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I have yet to order anything that wasn't superb. I would recommend eddies for any occasion or no occasion at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great anniversary dinner
    DannyBoy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our 20th wedding anniversary was celebrated at Eddie Merlot's ... our first visit there. We were so very impressed. Food was top notch, but so was the service and atmosphere. Fantastic time! We will be back ...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakhouse couture
    KDubb
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    If you're looking for a beautiful steakhouse (I know it sounds dichotomous), Eddie Merlot's fits the bill
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stretch
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A bit pricey but excellent over-all. Only minus was the gentlemen who strolled around and checked with us and the other tables. His dress was very messy and over-all very obnoxious. Surprised manager allowed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Michele
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Food & service was outstanding! Special Anniversary dinner was indeed special
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    JerryVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Visiting Eddie Merlot's is a consistent experience. The food is always very good and the service is generally excellent. A lot of time is spent on the details. Strongly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Had a great time. Food was amazing, service was excellent
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok
    Indyfoodie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Service was slow to start but finally came and was friendly. It was over an hour before we got our entree. Manager comped our appetizer which nice. Steaks were good. Not terrible but not outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappyDiner
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Unlike many upscale Steak Houses, the Seafood and sides are also superb. By far the best overall restaurant in Indianapolis. To make your dining experience even better, request Kim as your server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal for a special occasion
    Chopfather
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    If you are looking for an excellent steak and meal, this is an outstanding selection. The evening we chose had a local singer in the bar area where we were. He was good and it brought a nice touch to our fabulous meal. The food is not cheap, but you get what you pay for and this IS worth the money. Cheers,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Great Service!
    IndyAndy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Eddie's is the best. They don't cut any corners. Everything is top shelf.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe just an off day
    OTfor2
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Not a good experience for birthday dinner for two. Hostess acknowledged special occasion but no dessert offered by waiter. Order not correct. Too many servers who did not seem to be communicating with each other.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special occasion first choice
    TheRoberts
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I absolutely love Eddie Merlot's. We enjoy the wonderful atmosphere, delicious food and the service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable!
    SSSsVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner. The food was excellent. Live music playing in the bar. The only slight negative was the service. It was a little slow but not bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been going to Eddie Merlots for several years. Sometimes with friends and sometimes on date night. The food is always great, but this time we felt like the place could use some updates decor wise. The furniture was worn looking and outdated. We realize the place has been around for a long time, but could become a little more warm and inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food - OK Service
    FoodforThought
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Not sure I would book through Open Table again for this restaurant. I specifically noted that my reservation was a birthday dinner and to please have a slice of cake or a cupcake with a candle in it for the birthday guest at the end of the dinner. Well, that request did not filter down to our server and I was forced to spoil the surprise and ask for a birthday dessert in front of the birthday boy. The server spent an inordinate amount of time upselling appetizers and wine - upselling us one time should have been enough. I tipped him 25% because he obviously needed the money, but I wouldn't recommend Eddie Merlot's for a special occasion if you want any of it to be a surprise.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for celebrations
    nelleVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Always a perfect place to celebrate special occasions. They always make it personal and make everyone feel special besides having wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was our first time to visit. Our waiter was Robert and he was very knowledgeable and helpful to us on making our decesion. We ordered the calimari for the appitizer. It was perfectly cooked. We had the "3 white flights" wine. Three different white wines that went very well with the dinner. The filet mignon were cooked right to order.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Eddie's
    MamaJ
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was our second visit. This visit, however didn't go as smoothly as the first. I, once again, ordered the 7 oz. filet. My husband ordered the filet trio. Of the three only one was cooked medium rare (as requested). Both were medium to medium-well. The filet that medium-rare was the peppercorn. Although cooked correctly, the over abundance of peppercorn "sauce" left that filet inedible. Had out waiter, Mike, not been so overly apologetic and willing to do whatever it took to keep us happy, this meal could have ended negatively. Mike was amazing and offered to take the cost of the steak off our bill and in addition, gave us free dessert. Mike was the hero and went above-and-beyond to make sure we were satisfied. Way to go, Mike!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty, good service, but YIKE$$$$
    WeLikeToEat
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    There is nothing wrong with the food here. In fact it's wonderful. There's nothing wrong with the service here. It's attentive. The trouble (for us) is that the price is just tough to justify. We may just not be there target, but I think there are similar places in the 5 mile radius that are better and priced better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Celebration
    tbrusse
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We were celebrating our 51st wedding anniversary. We requested a quiet booth and a specific waitress. We got both. The food was cooked to perfection and the service was impeccable. We will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • date night
    kdeller96
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Service was excellent. The appetizer, steaks and side dishes were excellent. Extensive wine list. I love smores and they had a smore dessert however it was cold and was supposed to be warm when served and it was missing the chocolate. The server made up for it by sending us home with another dessert. However I was really looking forward to the smore dessert.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    Christie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We have been here before and once again they delivered a great and service was excellent. What more is there to say?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bonedaddy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fantastic Food, Super Service, alot of Bang for the Buck!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a great dining experience
    eddiesforanniverary
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was probably the fifth time we have dined at Eddie Merlots. They never fail to provide the absolute best steak in the Indianapolis area. I have tried most of the other steakhouses in Indianapolis and Eddie Merlots is the best. The service is always top notch as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!!!
    lovetoeatout
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It has been awhile since we dined at this restaurant. We were not disappointed! We each had a steak and split a lobster tail. We were both completely satisfied - and of course, the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • $$$$
    cindianaVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    great steaks, you get what you pay for :) - service is attentive without being over-bearing - good wine list but nothing under $40 :|
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly Recommend
    Beau
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Nothing but positive things to say. Although EM is known for steak & seafood, my wife and I are vegetarian and we had a great experience and fantastic food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amyamym7
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We went for the annual Northside Nights 3 courses for $30 event. Place was packed and seemed short on wait staff. Took forever for us to be acknowledged to get our drink order in and that was by a server that was not ours. Food was nothing special. Very noisy. Not sure if they were overwhelmed by the Northside Night event and were not prepared. Overall, very disappointed in the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Excellent
    Royce
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Another great meal at Eddie Merlot's. It's my wife and I's go-to restaurant for special occasions, and they never disappoint. Our waiter Nick was great (especially the Bananas Foster that he prepared), and nearby Alicia was charming and gracious. The cocktail was generously sized and reasonably priced, and the appetizers (escargot), salad (Waldorf), and entrée (filet and ahi tuna) were all exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner Experience!
    BobandDiana
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Eddie's provided a great dining experience once again. The service was attentive and the food and wine were wonderful. Would definitely recommend Eddie's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FoodieToo
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My girlfriend and I were really looking forward to having a nice dinner for girls night out. I was disappointed in the quality of the filet I had. Also, this is not a good restaurant for conversing because of the noise level.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic