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

Eddie Merlot's - Indianapolis

  • 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: 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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Eddie Merlot's - Indianapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
217 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (168)romantic (113)notable wine list (112)fit for foodies (77)good for groups (54)neighborhood gem (34)vibrant bar scene (28)hot spot (19)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • group of 10
    KulerfullVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    We had a large group and the service was top notch! Food is always perfect and plentyful. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Northside Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    There is no reason to drive downtown for a high end steak. Excellent on all fronts.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Dinner
    JerryL
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The food was excellent as always and the service is top notch. The server is very familiar with the dishes on the menu.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never had a bad meal.
    4ColtsFansVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We always get the Tuna Wontons. Our favorite. Chopped salad is always good. Husband had the filet. Said it was wonderful. I had the veal. Not bad, but I wouldn't get it again. Didn't realize it was breaded. The cauliflower side was really good. We will go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business/Pleasure
    kom33
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My husband has dined here before with business associates when he wanted to have the food and atmosphere experience. This was my first time at Eddie Merlot's when we joined good friends for pleasure. I was not disappointed. The four of us are all on the Paleo way of eating and we felt the choices were there and when not 100% the server made sure to accommodate us to modify in ways we could enjoy. One suggestion I would make is having more Paleo choices as this seems to not only not be a fad, but an entire way of life for more and more people. The items could be starred or marked in some way to stand out. I think the restaurants that will do this in the future will be very, very popular...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Atmosphere
    Jeff
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I had made reservations and still had to wait an hour after arriving before being seated. It was rather unfortunate and my later plans were ruined. Once seated, the service and the food was great. I don't recommend the shrimp cocktail if you're a fan of St. Elmo's shrimp cocktail. The presentation is awesome with the dry ice, but the cocktail sauce doesn't taste like horseradish at all. It's kind of gross, to be honest, and at $20 was a disappointment. I also ordered the lobster bisque, bone-in filet and a lobster tail and those were fantastic. After tip, I was out about $300 for two people which is about what I expected.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration not what we hoped.
    jonmay82
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Waiter was annoying due to his rambling, slow and forgetful service. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • paul
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Had a wonderful evening. The service was great, the food even better. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience!
    Happy123
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Eddie Merlots sets the bar for fine dining in Indianapolis. Our food was superb! Service was good, but a bit slow for my taste. Ambiance in the bar area is quieter than the restaurant, but got louder as the night went on. Overall though it was an excellent dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RXman1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We ate a bit earlier than usual as we had tickets to the symphony ( downtown). The service was very attentive without being bothersome. The food was prepared to our likeness ( both of us had beef) and was quite delicious. The sweet potato casserole and the brussel sprouts were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kristenVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We recently discovered Eddie Merlot's, and have been back several times since our first meal. The menu is fantastic, and the food here is excellent! The steak temperatures are always spot on, the food quality is very high, and everything we have ordered from appetizers, to sides, to desserts has been excellent. We are very impressed with this restaurant, and will continue to go back on a frequent basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Katomine
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Everything was perfect!! From the cocktails to dessert. Everything was scrumptious. Loved the bourbon marinated ribeye. We tried 3 different salads, they were all wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    teardropeats
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I was blown away with the service I received from our waitress Kim and the male host at the door. In addition, our food was cooked to perfection and the cocktails were excellent. There are regular steakhouse priced items on the menu but there is also a section of the menu with $27 items so you don't have to break the bank when you eat there. My dessert was also excellent and we will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It
    WINE
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Server Amy was Great.......Loved everything about the restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My husband and I dine quite frequently at Eddie Merlot's and the food and service is always exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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