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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Eddie Merlot's - Indianapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
219 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (180)romantic (118)notable wine list (114)fit for foodies (83)good for groups (48)neighborhood gem (38)vibrant bar scene (27)hot spot (17)kid-friendly (11)great for brunch (8)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (5)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
  • 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!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
  • not so much
    Dinner
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The greeting was great, our waiter was awful. We waited over 15 minutes for our drinks, then another 15 minutes before he returned to take our appetizer order, which took a good while to arrive. Then he finally took our dinner order. It took 40 minutes for dinner to arrive and the Steaks were a little over cooked, the Salmon was very dry and verging on burnt. The pork chop was rated as excellent. The music was so loud that a table of 4 could hardly hear each other speak without leaning in to hear. $310 without wine, was a steep price and I doubt I would return. I can get a great steak elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eddie Merlot's
    LakersVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food and service were great. Very dependable on quality of food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    angie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food and server were great. Although the server was great, we had to ask someone to take our drink orders. We go to Eddie Merlot's frequently and it was longer than usual for the food to come out. Everything was slow, appetizer, meal, and dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dutch
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Eddie's is our go to special occasion place. The food is always outstanding and the service could not be better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    Kicarr
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A birthday dinner for three! Loved the sesame calamari as a shared appetizer. The beef medallions and lobster tails were perfectly cook and delicious. The red velvet cupcakes were a birthday surprise from Eddie's. They made our birthday dinners special, we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    luvtheexperience
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was me and my wife first time dining here. Our experience started out with a complimentary glass of champagne. We had an 8:30 reservation. The waiter at the front desk did inform us that our wait was going to be about 15-20 minutes before we were going to be seated. However we noticed that two other couples arrived after we did, but they were seated before us. To me and my wife's chargrin we didn't quite understand that. The managers came over and apologized for the delay in our seating. The one manager comped our appetizer which tasted devine! And another manager comped our dessert. I still paid the full gratuity because of the care and concern and promptness and attentiveness was first class. We will be dining there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with speedbumps
    JoeK
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had reservations and table seating was 20 minute wait. Offered a complimentary hordorve which wasn't produced. Was an anniversary occasion and was offered a complimentary dessert, which didn't happen. Had given the waiter a $20 off card and he forgot to apply it to the bill. Had to remind him to get the $20 taken off the bill before it was right. Food was great, but miss the lamb chops on the menu. The acoustics are terrible for normal conversation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steve
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We always have a wonderful time at Eddie Merlot's. The food and waite staff is excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Good food, good wine, recommended...filet was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great For Date Night
    CWood
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food, atmosphere and service were excellent. This is a great place for Date Night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timers
    Mocamole
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was our first time at Eddie Merlot's, and it was first class all the way. The staff is most capable and friendly. We were 30 minutes early for our reservation, but were seated immediately at a perfect spot for dining and people watching. Our server, Brianna, and her assistant, Daniel, were attentive without being overbearing, and most helpful with our dining choices as we had not been there before. The manager, Joseph, came and greeted us during our meal to welcome us as new guests. While the restaurant is pricey, the meal was fantastic, and it was well worth the experience. We will return.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The tables and seating were very plush, service was excellant without being overbearing. The food was top notch. We dined on the Northern Nights Menu and have seen restaurants serve smaller portions since the menu is $30.00 per person. NOT SO at Eddie Merlot we recieved regular portion sizes and the food, Plank salmon was excellant. I upgraded to the fillet and you could have cut it with a fork, it was that tender and done to perfection. All and all I would definatly recommend Eddie Merlot to my close friends looking for a special place to take that special friend or bussiness acquaintance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in City (maybe any city)
    hardtoplease
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I'm not that easily impressed, but every aspect of this visit was outstanding. I've been to many premier steak places in Indy and around the country, but the Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye was the best steak I ever had. A week later and I'm still thinking about that steak. Wife had the Trio of Medallions. We also had shrimp appetizer and a lobster tail with our meal. The shrimp was fantastic and the lobster as well. I love the whipped butter that they put in the butter warmer to melt just before you get your meal. There are places you can get better lobster tail, but probably not in Indiana. We had a couple drinks at the bar, and the bartender was very friendly as well as the rest of the staff. They were all very attentive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    Milano
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Every visit result in great food and great service. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Anniversary
    Newlyweds
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed spending our 28th Birthday dining. Our food was perfectly cooked and presented and the atmosphere was very pleasing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    MamaJ
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I was in the mood for a "good steak" when I made reservations for Eddie Merlot's. I chose this restaurant based on some of the positive reviews I read. I have to say, we were not disappointed. From the minute we walked in the door to the minute we walked out, our experience was wonderful! The french onion soup appetizer was delicious, the steaks fantastic, the wine was stellar! I would go back in a heart-beat and have now declared this one of my favorites (yes, even rivaling my favorite Eddie V's in LaJolla, CA). I am a bit of a "food snob" and love a top-notch dining experience and Eddie's certainly gave me that! Yum!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ANNIVERSARY DINNER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service was excellent and the food was one of the best we had received in a long time. It was very nice they included an anniversary dessert in with our meal as well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you Erika!
    WeddedBliss
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a great birthday dinner. My wife was rather pleased with the entire evening. Erika is awesome and we were truly blessed to have her as our server for the second time in a row! We ordered off the chef's entree menu and the food was great, and was a lot of food to consume. We had a very enjoyable time and certainly appreciate all that Erika did for us. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's no ocean prime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Delivered wrong wine, oysters were at best Luke warm and one was gritty. Restaurant was not very busy and waiter was not around enough. I would have been disappointed more except we had a $25 off coupon and free dessert. We won't be returning. If I am paying top dollar I want top service and food. This was our 3 7th wedding anniversary (he never asked if this was a special occasion) and we left feeling disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary delight
    ArtsyVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My husband and I went to Eddie Merlot for our anniversary on Monday night. We love the beautiful decor and soft music. It's just a wonderful atmosphere. Our waitress was amazing - professional and friendly. The food was delicious. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary enjoyed
    nelleVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Eddie Merlot's is our very first pick of restaurants to celebrate special occasions. This anniversary was no exception! Wonderful steak, excellent service, free cupcake and 1/2 price wine on Sunday's made our special celebration even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wait staff great, macaroni with lobster really dry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Have been here many times. Felt the food quality has decreased and prices increased. Ribeye was tough and not worth $42. Not very busy for a Friday night and we had to wait a long time to place and receive our first cocktails. Probably won't return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Steaks are great, Be prepared to take food home, quiet restaurant that is ideal for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I enjoy steak
    quaintVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    If I had to pick a steak joint in the entire world, I would pick Eddie Merlots. It is fun and nice and scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT! GREAT! GREAT!!
    VLTandBAT
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were delayed on our celebration of our 61st anniversary due to hip replacement surgery. This visit was a combination of celebrating the anniversary and my 80th birthday. Zach was our server and he was fabulous. We will recommend and we will return. Thanks for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jim Plummer
    James
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The setting is quite stunning. Our waitress Kimberly was the star of the show. She definitely made our experience complete. The food was exquisite. I would reccomend asking for her if you make reservations. Not only did she make us feel comfortable but her knowledge of the food and was impressive.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 46th Anniversary celebration
    ybbhomeless
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We chose Eddie Merlot's for our special occasion and could not be happier with our choice. I had Maryland crab cakes, french onion soup and the bone-in 14 oz filet, while my wife enjoyed a Waldorf salad, lobster bisque and the Trio of Medallions. We shared Eddie's Mixed Berries prepared table side by our wonderful waitress, Kim. She also presented us with a candlelit Red Velvet cupcake in honor of our anniversary. We accompanied our meal with a good merlot from their extensive wine list. All the food was excellent and the steaks were cooked to perfection. We could not be happier with our choice of dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I like the steaks
    quaintVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I like every single food item on the menu and I love the drinks they make. The filet is to die for and I would eat a filet from there every day of my life
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bugs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great atmosphere but I wish there weren't any fruit flies around my food
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    Dallasusa11
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food and service was outstanding. It was a little hard to see the menu where I was sitting because of poor lighting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.