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Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire
Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire

Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com
  • Phone: (847) 276-2000
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Lounge opens at 4:00pm Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Aric Spiczka
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: When you want to make an impression, there's only one name you can trust. When you want the best in food, wine, and service for your special event, there's only one Eddie Merlot's.
    Eddie Merlot's has earned its reputation by serving exceptional U.S.D.A. prime beef—a superior certification awarded to only 2% of all U.S. beef. And we bring the same standard to our private dining menus, which feature a wide variety of hors d'oeuvres, entrees, desserts, and accompaniments, complimented by the finest wine and cocktails. From the moment your guests arrive, Eddie Merlot's talented culinary team is dedicated to providing you and your guests with an experience like no other. That same commitment extends to our service staff. We pride ourselves on hospitality, from making you feel comfortable during the planning process to making your guests feel welcome when they're with you. Eddie Merlot's offers several private and semi-private dining areas, from 10 to 400+
  • Private Party Contact: Lori Cease (847) 276-2000
  • Entertainment: Live Music in our Lounge:
    Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old Half Day Rd.
  • Public Transit: Pace - local stops on Milwaukee Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet parking offered. Large surface parking area surrounds the building.
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire 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 75 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "I've been to Eddie Merlot's twice now and I haven't been disappointed. It is some of the best steak I've ever had and the mashed potatoes are to die for and I love good mashed potatoes. I could just eat an entire bowl of those and be happy, though the Chateaubriand was the best I've ever had! Even better than the food is the service. We've had impeccable service both times we've been there and that helps make the dining experience that much better."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Wait staff seems to forget you at this place. When we were seated they said they were bringing warm bread right out. Never came till we were half done with our meal and we had to ask for it. After finishing our appetizer it took 25 minutes for them to take our order and when we finished our salads it took another 20 minutes to get our entree. Had to hunt the waiter down to get our check as well. Mentioned it to manager and he said they'd take care of us next time. Don't know if there will be a next time - this is roughly our 20th visit and things don't seem to improve. They just seem to get worse. Food was good though."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary their this year, and were very pleased. I was able to book the reservation online and order flowers that were on the table when we arrived. They placed us at a large corner table, which was what I requested. Each course was well presented and delicious. Our waiter was attentive but not obtrusive. The ambience of the restaurant is lovely, and perfect for a special occasion. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We were celebrating a 75th birthday. I couldn't ask for a better experience. The wait staff were excellent, food incredible, service perfect!!! My mom had the best birthday ever due to the incredible staff. Thank you, Thank You, Thanks"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This was probably one of the best meals (and martinis) I've had in a very, very long time. We started off at the bar with the Berry White martini which was so delish then for dinner my friend and I split the Chateaubriand and got the mashed potatoes to go with it. I think that was the most amazing steak I've ever had and the mashed potatoes were incredible. Had our friends not suggested the place we never would have gotten to experience a great meal and great service!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Everything was as I had expected it to be. The French onion soup tasted like it came from a soup base, not from fresh ingredients."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Need more professional wait staff for this type of restaurant."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We love going to Eddie Merlot's and sitting in the bar. We had no idea they have outdoor seating. We sat outside with Brandi as our server. It was one of the best experiences at a restaurant we have had in a long time. Brandi was one of the best servers we have ever had as well. She was attentive, made great suggestions and treated us like old friends without being obnoxious. My husband and I shared the shrimp cocktail and the prime burger. We love the burgers and our daughter had never been so we all got prime burgers. They literally melt in your mouth. We can't wait to go back and we will ask for Brandi!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This is my 5th time at Eddie Merlot's for dinner. Everytime has been an exciting experience to enjoy good food. The filet steak was so tne=der it was like eating butter and the grouper was the best I have ever eaten."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "You all know I was surprised to find in Lincolnshire nice place as this one....Not so cheap but everything cooked well and above all was tasty. This was the first time I visit and I will go again . I was pretty impressed by the wine collection , no crazy price for the wine. The atmosphere wasn't too stuffy and you defiantly appear with jeans and still feel good."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "everything was great. A little pricey, but definitely nicer than Wildfire."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I had the Caprese and then Planked Salmon and both were about the best I've ever had"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Very relaxed and romantic setting in both the bar and main dining room. Steaks are all great but the Tomahawk Ribeye is to die for and its large enough for 2 people to share. Lobster Bisque is also fab. Sweet potato casserole is more like desert than a side and its wonderful. Very good wine specials. Service always great."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I took my wife to Eddy Merlot's for our anniversary and we had an outstanding meal and experience. It started out in the bar where our bartender was extremely knowledgeable about the restaurant history as well as the wine list. She made a wine recommendation and provided samples to make sure we'd be happy with our selection - and we were. We were seated promptly at or reservation time and our waiter was also extremely helpful and provided top-notch service. Our appetizer was exceptional and our steaks were perfectly cooked and delicious. We could not have asked for a better experience and when the occasion calls for another splurge, Eddy Merlot's will be at the very top of our list."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Usually, this is one of our favorite places. The night we dined, something was "off." Service was not good. No bread, long waits for food and drinks, steak not cooked properly,,,very disappointing."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "It was our anniversary dinner. The food was so so, overpriced for the amount and not the top quality. Live music - pleasant atmosphere. The server (Pablo - try to avoid him) was arrogant, acting like he owns you. After we let him know that we didn't like his attitude he started acting a lot better. At the end he did not pack all the leftovers as he was going to. Not knowing that I gave him 20% tip - shame on me. Interesting scam they are trying to pull. At the bottom of the bill they give you suggested gratuity amounts for the amount you owe for dinner. 20% of $81 is $19.20 (should be $16.20), in addition to that the gratuity you should be calculating form the amount before tax. That was not a very nice touch - cheap trick."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We celebrated my mother's birthday here this weekend. Everything from the comfortable chairs, to the food, to the service was wonderful. Steaks were cooked perfectly. The presentation of the shrimp cocktail was very fun, with lots of smoke from (I think) dry ice - my kids loved it. Also the coffee service was special with cinnamon sticks, chocolate chips, whipped cream, etc. on the side. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A great local spot that competes with and blows away some of the big chain steakhouses. terrific cuts of meat and friendly service, great summer special as well. also, incredibly comfortable seats. some of the best Béarnaise sauce in the business."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was the second year we celebrated our friend's birthday here, and we were just as pleased the second time around! The food was great and the service was friendly and timely. We'll probably go back next year, too!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye steak ranked as one of the top 2 steaks I have had in the world. Words cannot describe it. The recommended wine was absolutely perfect for our taste. The service was above and beyond. This was our anniversary so we had a private room, flowers, a birthday chocolate velvet cupcake with candle, they really went above and beyond. And the food was amazing. You simply cannot miss dining here at least once!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "we went for our anniversary and although there was no fanfare (not sure if OpenTable or Eddie Merlot's missed the comment) the food was perfect and the service was the best ever. Steve took care of us, didnt rush us, and made us feel special."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Good food, ambiance and wine. What more could you want from a restaurant. We wanted to try a Malbec and took the server's suggestion. It was excellent. my guest had the veal special and I had the salmon.She really enjoyed the veal. We would have liked to eat in the bar but our reservation was for the dining room. It was busy, which I like, but it was not noisy. escargot were very tasty and could have been offered without the pastry. Served with some french bread would have been terrific. The shrimp appetizer was flavorful and more than enough for two of us to share. All in all a very good experience. We each loved the creme brulee. We enjoyed the whole experience. I usually order no dessert. This was worth the calories."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Warm and impressive environment. Service was exceptional and food fantastic. The Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye was the best steak that I have ever had. Bone in Fillet was also very good. Desserts were very good as well. Great experience for a special anniversary event."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We couldn't have a table for more than 30 minutes even we had a reserved table."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Tuesday dine was fabulous so I brought a friend for Saturday dinner. Service was very slow, the waiter kept disappearing, didn't bring my second glass of wine and the $48 veal chop was practically raw. Took most of it home to re-heat for another time. Meh.... Will probably be a while before I go back :("
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was our first time at Eddie Merlot's. From the time we walked in, it was a wonderfully pleasant and delicious experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The Tempura Green Beans are the best! We had them for an appetizer. The food was excellent and our server, Steve, was wonderful. I had the 7 oz. filet mignon which was cooked to perfection. A girlfriend ordered the Ahi tuna, so we split each and had our own surf and turf. The Ahi tuna was some of the best I have ever had. We were celebrating a girlfriend's birthday and Eddie Merlot's helped us celebrate by bringing out a chocolate velvet cupcake which was very, very delicious. Ordering coffee is a delight as well. You don't just get a cup of coffee, the coffee is French pressed and came with a side of whipped cream, chocolate chips, raw sugar cubes, etc. Almost another dessert. We definitely will return. Cost wise: $$$."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at this restaurant. From previous reviews, we knew it was going to be a special occasion type of place. The interior was done very beautifully; sophisticated and had a high end feel. Overall, the service was terrible. I think our waitress was having an off night. She was sloppy serving the wine, touching the glasses with the neck and spilled some onto the white tablecloth. She never refilled any glasses as she passed the table. She didn't know the menu well. We were rushed through our dessert, and were never offered coffee. She put the check down and told us she would pick it up when we were ready. For the money we spent, I anticipated a higher level of service and quality."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Felt like beef but didn't want to go crazy with a ton of aged beef. So we opted for one steak diane and the mixed grill with shrimp, filet and andouille sausage (w-a-a-a-y too spicy), calamari (served in a ginormous shrimp chip (with 3 divine dipping sauces including wasabi cream, garlic soy and Chinese mustard)and ahi tuna on wontons appetizers, a glass of rioja and one of malbec. With the exception of the sausage, everything was great. The service was attentive and knowledgable and the prices reasonable. One of our local favorites and on our roster."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Poor service Undercooked food. One of the worst waiters I have had in my live. Food was under cooked. Told the manager but he did not seem to care. If I owned this place I would fire both of them."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Especially enjoy the choice of a bar and main room menu. Why do I not get points from this restaurant????"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Since the Lincolnshire Eddie's opened a few years ago, we gave gone there several times for special occasions. The food is always delicious and cooked/ served to specification. The Chateaubriand is cooked prefect even though I like it medium and my wife well!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Best steak I have ever had. I have no complaints. Service was very good. Great wine selection."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food, wine, staff and service were great! I liked that they had a strolling singer in a tuxedo singing. I just wish they had more entrees that included a side dish and salad. There were only a few choices like that. Otherwise you had to order all sides and salads separately. That I didn't like."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This was our first time here and it was wonderful. We ate in the bar area. Loved the big, comfy chairs. We skipped the appetizers, but opted for soup and salad, which was a great choice, Lobster bisque and spinach salad were delicious. I tried the grouper and my husband had the Wagyu steak. Both were excellent entrées. You have to try bananas foster for dessert. It makes you feel like you are in New Orleans. We were also impressed by the singer in the bar. A gentleman who sang all types of songs from the 40's and 50's. Wonderful voice and very entertaining. I loved being serenaded. He made a stop at each table. We will definitely be coming back here again. Our waitress was also excellent, paying very close attention to all our needs."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We dined here on a Monday. There were almost no tables. Food was very good, not great. Service was very good, a little pushy. Overall, nice, not great."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Upon arrival for an 8pm table we waited additional 15 min. No harm there one host goes to seat us but hold on the other host said that the table was not avaolable so we wait again get to table 830ish then glasware silverware and plate not clean but were brought out as being just washed really with green lettuce stuck on if thats there way of cleaning stay away prices for food way too high but food was tasty not sure i could go back"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We went to dinner to celebrate a retirement and three birthdays. Our waiter was knowledgeable and pleasant. The food was a little slow in coming and our entrées came before the sides. The garlic shrimp was good but VERY garlicky, the trout was a little salty, and meatloaf was very good. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have been to Eddie Merlot's in Lincolnshire several times before and live a block away from the restaurant. This time I entertained clients and the food and service left a lot to be desired. The red wine we ordered was too chilled and purchasing an entire bottle instead of by the glass didn't improve things. The service was slow, even though the place was mainly deserted by the time we sat down for dinner at 7:45 pm. The steaks we ordered were good but way overpriced. The potato and cream spinach side dishes were doused with butter and cheese. The restaurant manager walked around the place aimlessly, not speaking with any customers and looking extremely bored. This place better shape up if it wants to remain in business."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We found the restaurant overall to be very nice. The wine was VERY overpriced although the selection was good. The food was good, portions nice, sides great for sharing, service very pleasant. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014