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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "A perfect meal in that lovely bar. Robert was so attentive and his advice perfect. Watch the salt my only mild complaint."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Ate here for the first time on a Monday evening. Not crowded but fully staffed with good service. Portions were large, as described accurately by our waiter. Food was excellent and delivered as ordered. The carrot cake is huge, easily enough for four (as we had been warned by the wait staff.) Overall, a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had 2 children with us. The staff was very friendly and very accommodating. I had a New York strip that was fantastic! My wife had the salmon and had no complaints, which is rare for her! The service was exceptional. We will definitely return, most likely without the kids next time!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "His name is Marcus to take time to help me with my disability to help me understand what I need to do he did it all and I appreciate it,down as for the food was wonderful I will be back very soon"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Love Eddie Merlot. High quality food! Expensive? Sure, but you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "had a group of customers in for a golf outing and dined here. the food was outstanding and all 3 guests remarked the same, service was top notch as well. Not an inexpensive night by any stretch of the imagination but the quality of the food, wine and service made this a most memorable occasion"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My fish came under-cooked and the waiter took forever after serving it to come back to make sure everything was ok. My wife's fish was disappointing as well. For a high-end restaurant we found this place to be very disappointing."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food excellent -- best spinach salad in town -- manager solicitous and friendly -- recognition of special anniversaries appreciated."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Beautiful food and lovely touch for fathers day - would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I took my husband to Eddie Merlot's for father's day. It was our second time visiting this restaurant in Indianapolis. I will say that certain menu items are better than others. We ordered the filet mignon pot sticker and it was just ok. Nothing special about it since it was just chopped steak as the filling. My husband ordered the steak and I had the sea bass. The sea bass dish was excellent, but my husband was not that over joyed about the steak. The sides were a mixed bag - sweet potatoes were good, but the au gratin potatoes were not that appetizing. Our dessert was just ok as well - nothing special. Overall, the food was ok, but not worthy of the price tag. Ruth Chris and Ocean Prime are better and prices are a bit lower."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The best part was our server Kim was excellent. From there it's downhill. The three young ladies who greeted us when we arrived made us wait. Other people were seated. Also we could see the dining room was pretty empty. At this point, we almost left. This event was for my daughter's birthday. I ordered flowers, which I assume caused the seating delay. As we eat at many five star restaurants, for what we paid I rate Eddie Merlots fair. The manager came to our table and ask if our food was good. My daughter said her buffalo steak was fatty. This seem to upset the manager as he tried to reason out why the steak was fatty. I could go on; but, at this point we will not return and not recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Enjoyed our evening and the knowledge of our waiter"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We ate the wagyu steak. It tasted outstanding. The restaurant has very high ceiling and beautiful."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Everything was great here. Food, service, and wine were all phenomenal. We went for my fiancés birthday and they came out with a delicious dessert for us. Great times and we will be back again."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience at Eddie Merlot's. We were celebrating our anniversary and the staff made it a very special occasion! The food was some of the best that I have ever had. The filet mignon was cooked to perfection, tender and juicy. I couldn't have been happier!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Our dinner was delicious. Service was excellent. We did not have to wait at all."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We decided to dine on the patio Friday night and had a spectacular evening. The weather was perfect the food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Before we knew it we had passed away the evening, enjoying great company and the great night. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "It was my first time at Eddie Merlot's and it was better then I could have expected. The service was prompt and very friendly. The food was very good flavor, hot and in larger portions. 2 of us dinned, had drinks and dessert for $165. I had the Prime Dry-Aged New York Strip 18‌ oz. Bone-in. It had a great flavor. I would pick Eddie Merlot's over Ruth's Chris any day!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "A very enjoyable restaurant, excellent food, great service and a beautiful decor. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This was our first time eating at Eddie Merlots and as the only vegetarian in our group I walked out of the restaurant satisfied. The other who enjoyed steak, pork chop and the salmon said it too was great. We will definitely be returning. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "You simply can't get any better, from the shrimp cocktail to the filet to the carrot cake"
    Dined on 5/30/2014