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

Eddie Merlot's - Indianapolis Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com
  • Phone: (317) 846-8303
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Lives up to its reputation--food service were wonderful."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Eddie merlotts is always a pleasure for that special occasion. As usual the food and service were exceptional. The only down side was the temperature of the restaurant. COLD ! If they had a teemingly. full dining room it may have been ok. But as is it was, hard to fully enjoy the fine food when you are shivering."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We have been here a few times and we are never disappointed. The food is amazing."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Eddie's is always one of my favorites! The food is so delicious, especially the steaks and mushrooms. Try the Berry White martini ladies....its delicious and has a good kick!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Celebrating my birthday; waiter did good job despite having a table of 8 or 10 right next to us. Food was delicious; steaks were cooked to perfection. A free dessert was a nice touch. We missed having valet parking; parking spaces hard to find."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We really enjoyed it! Kirstin was awesome! The chef was amazing!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This was my first time visiting the restaurant and I was blown away. You have to try the bone in fillet.. It was out of this world amazing!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "eddie merlot's is with a doubt the best place to eat in Indianapolis, they can do it all"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The service was fair at best, the waiter was AWOL at several times during our dining experience. The wait on the food was exceptionally long, I don't know if there was a problem in the kitchen or not. I based that observation on the fact that we dined there a couple weeks ago and ordered exactly the same menu items and the wait for the food was at least half the time we had to wait this time."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My husband and I ate here because we had received a gift certificate for $100, which did not cover the cost of the meal (but close). Food and service were great, and we had a lively discussion over whether the experience was $100 good, comparing to other places where we've had food that tasted as good, but didn't cost as much. (We're normally quite frugal.) Everything on the menu was a la carte, even sides and salads, and my husband left saying he could have eaten more, though I was full. We had the Chateaubriand for Two plus mashed potatoes and asparagus, and a filet mignon pot stickers appetizer, all delicious. The service was exceptional -- if our server was unavailable, someone else would come to our table to see if we needed anything."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "From the appetizers through the after dinner drinks, the service, food and drink were all very good."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My husband said he's prefer a home cooked steak any day over the steak he got."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Very good experience as always. Food and service was excellent."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We celebrated my birthday at Eddie Merlot's but both my husband and I were on a diet that limited the foods we could eat. The waitress was very nice and helpful as we placed our order. The food was fabulous and filling. We shared a 10 ounce filet, a side of broccoli and a side of mushrooms. The restaurant was beautiful and quiet. We enjoyed plenty of conversation and good food in a very pleasant setting. I can't wait to return."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Great food as usual. We ordered from the summer special and were very pleased with the portions and presentation. Nick, our server, was perfectly attentive and not the least bit annoying. We will continue going there for special and even semi-special occasions."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great experience as always. Great food, great service and nice ambiance. Yearly Anniversary celebration dinner"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "My husband & I dined here on 7/26/14. Friends had told us the food was great but the servers were not all friendly. Our server (Erika I think) was superb! She suggested an outstanding Chardonnay, knew the menu very well, and was personable and friendly all the while respecting our privacy - we were celebrating our anniversary. Hubby had the bone-in rib eye and I had the sea bass - both were excellent. Two small disappointments - the bread served was bland & dull (dipping oil would have made a wonderful accompaniment) and the waffle chip served with my husband's steak was stale. Carrot cake for dessert was good but nothing special. All in all, we will go back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great meal value in the Chef's Selections on the menu. Always good food, good service and a very attentative manager making sure all is well."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Yikes going to be hard to beat. Everything was positively perfect. Food was flavorful, ambiance was super comfortable and peaceful and the service was outstanding. This is one time I mention our server his name is Jorge. He was clever, witty, courteous and professional all added to the experience. My wife had leftover steak that was almost even better the next day. Flavor galore. We dine frequently near and far and The name of this place is fitting. A total class act and so far our number 1 place in the country."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Eddie Merlots is an ace in the hole! Filets were fabulous. Our waiter was very attentive and pleasant."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Burnt aged New York Strip with unimpressive flavor. Ordered drinks, waited extensive amount of time, had to ask a second time for the same drink; high end restaurant such as this should either not overburden a single server with six tables or have the ability to provide assistance to the server with food and drink."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Eddie Merlot's has maintained the high quality of food, service and the overall appearance of the restaurant since it first opened. I always enjoy dining at Eddie's because it is a first-class place to dine!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I decided to take my girlfriend to Eddie Merlot's after reading the reviews on many restaurants to determine which one was the best place to take an amazing, beautiful lady. Eating at Eddie Merlot's was an experience we will both remember for a long time. The staff was attentive to providing us with a very elegant evening, and the food was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was great! We both had steak. The watermelon salad was delightful! It was quiet enough to talk without straining to hear. We will go back!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food and service were outstanding, and the overall dining experience was worth the visit. The restaurant is great, and the summer special made it better, as our plan was to get filets. We will definitely continue to come back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Nick was absolutely wonderful. One of our party was hard of hearing and he made sure she could understand him. The entire evening was superb."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Upon arriving, we waited nearly 10 minutes before even being acknowledged - and we were the ony guests! And then the greeter seemed almost upset we were there! She didn't even smile at us. Upon being seated, however, the rest of the service was fantastic. Zack was our primary waiter and did a great job. This was our first time to EM. The food was acceptable but I don't think it was worth the price. I have had better tasting meals at far less expensive restaurants. Therefore, I doubt I will intentionally return."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Our go to place for celebrations : birthdays, anniversaries and any other excuse we can come up with."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This is a return visit to Eddie Merlot's. As always, we found the experience outstanding. Austin, our server, was excellent."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food and the house wine was outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our experience was once again excellent. We took advantage of their Napa Valley special. The wait staff was very good and did not "helicopter" at all. We never felt rushed at any time."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I read reviews before we came some great some not so great, I am not sure where the negative remarks came from I certainly can't relate to that, everything was excellent"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My husband & I went out for a rare dinner sans kids.Within 5 mins the waitress dropped a martini shaker & knocked a full glass of H20 in my lap.I was in the booth & could not jump up, H20 went down my shirt & lap & pooled around where I sat leaving my pants completely soaked front & back.I sat in wet clothes for the entire dinner.The H20 drenched my iPhone next to me on the booth.No additional napkins given, we moved tables so the mess could be cleaned.Mistakes happen, but she barely apologized, she made excuses for why-bowed bottom on shaker. She didn't remove the 1 drink she was attempting to pour from bill.Nothing was removed from bill nor an apology given at the end.The food was good,but hard to enjoy in soaked clothing & undergarments."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I took my son here and we had to fight gnats throughout dinner. . It was a pain, about knocked our drinks over a couple of times. But the food was great! And I was really wanting it to be a special night for my son, instead he made the comment, if they are here, you know they are in the kitchen and in the food. . . Nice."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "It's my "go to restaurant" when I'm celebrating a special occasion or want a really excellent meal."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary with the perfect meal. Our services were very professional. Pricey but well worth it for the occasion. I would recommend them to anyone with a special event."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great dinner at Eddie Merlot's, we haven't been there in years due to a previous issue but had a perfect time our last visit."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My husband and I recently visited Eddie Merlot's for our anniversary. I'm not sure if we ever truly had a server. After we had finished our appetizer, we were not visited again by our server until our main was delivered 30 minutes later. We indicated our salad never arrived and were greeted with sometimes "he" gets busy and forgets. After our meal, we waited 20 minutes to be asked if we wanted desert. We indicated we were ready to end our evening and asked for check. It cme 10 minutes later. Once paid another new person brought it for signature and said here is two free cupcakes, but no apologies. Restaurant was only 1/2 full so no acceptable reason for poor service. We eat at similar restaurants frequently and will stick to the regulars!!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Went with another couple to get to know them better. We had a reservation and got a table in the bar. It was a great scene but loud considering that we were trying to talk. The food and service were excellent. The bill took a while to come though. Overall it was great and we will come back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was excellent and the service outstanding. Couple of isseus though. (1) It was a bit noisy, may be the acoustics in the place tends to carry conversations across the room. Also being seated next to the front and the kitchen didnt help any. (2) The chairs at the table were much too low for comfort and heigth of the table. Noticed that some patrons were sitting on cushions to get up to right table heigth. An upscale place like this really shouldnt make its patrons sit on chairs like this."
    Dined on 6/28/2014