Eddie Merlot's - Louisville
Eddie Merlot's - Louisville

Eddie Merlot's - Louisville

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com/
  • Phone: 5025843266
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am - 2pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Lusiak
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Eddie Merlot"s talented culinary team and our expert service staff are dedicated to providing you and your guests with a truly memorable dining experience. It is their goal to provide a fine dining steak house with emphasis on serving the finest U.S.D.A. Prime Aged Beef and Seafood. Side dishes are served family style and are large enough to serve two if desired. 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. There are several private rooms and semi-private areas to choose from according to your needs from 10 people to 300. Eddie Merlot's Sales Manager will assist you plan a function that will leave your guests knowing who is the best host in town, you!
  • Private Party Contact: Ashley Lynch 5025843266

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Muhammad Ali Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Pay Valet parking is available at our front door on the corner of Muhammad Ali Blvd. and 4th Street. Pay surface lot parking is available on the corner of Third Street and Muhammad Ali one block east of our location.
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Louisville
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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Eddie Merlot's - Louisville reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (122)romantic (91)notable wine list (62)good for groups (40)fit for foodies (35)vibrant bar scene (22)hot spot (19)late-night find (16)neighborhood gem (15)great for brunch (9)scenic view (5)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were very impressed with the service we received from Michael and Noah. They were very pleasant and attentive! I loved the Meatloaf and my husband did as well. My husband ordered the 4oz filet, shrimp, sausage, and mashed potatoes and he was a little disappointed with that. The bread was delicious as well as the ceaser salad. Overall we were impressed by the great service though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trt it at least once
    Eyecon502
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Though I have been here several times, I must admit that I am not a fan of chain restaurants like this. That being said, the food it quite good...but I still think I can cook just as good of a steak at home. Usually, I prefer to sit in the bar area, have some appetizers and enjoy their wine selection. This trip, my group had Trio of Medallions Steak Frites and the chicken. All in all a good meal. Started with the Caesar salad (yum!) and ended with the Bananas Foster for Two (10x Yum!) and carrot cake. No wine this trip :-(. Service was excellent as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Ben was an outstanding waiter Adam runs a tight ship and personally checked on us we will be back
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience
    foodieservice
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The best service I've experienced in 25 years. As a foodie, it was wonderful to see the whole package at Eddie Merlot's: tasty, innovative food options and impeccable service. Leo, the manager, and Heather, our server, are a great example of customer-focused service. Top-notch and personalized.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous dining experience!
    OtodocVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    While looking for an upscale restaurant walking distance from the Palace Theatre, this popped up. Looking at the menu & reviews, it seemed a great choice. It was better than that, dead on perfect from start to finish! Dining as a couple, we shared a shrimp cocktail served over dry ice with homemade cocktail sauce that was amazing. I ordered a la carte & had the bison strip steak with a side of killer brussel sprouts. My wife ordered off the chefs creation list, having a mixed grill of sausages, filet & grilled shrimp for $29, including great garlic mashed potatoes. The house "Merlot" Merlot was a steal. The red velvet cupcake & mango sorbet with coffees finished the meal nicely. Great cheese plate choices also. A must visit restsurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Fantastic place to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Great time! Jeff
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Louisville
    Teddy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I celebrated his birthday here last weekend. It was everything it was advertised to be. Had a great time and the food was excellent! Will be returning in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diane123
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Love the new york strip with the peppercorn sauce.....also crazy about the chopped side salad with the maple vinegarette
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed!
    18yrsmarried
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was our first visit to the restaurant. The decor was great, and we had a nice table in the corner of the restaurant. However, our waiter was slightly rude and arrogant. Our wine was not chilled and we had to wait for it. I then had multiple fruit flies in my wine glass. Trying to enjoy our anniversary dinner was becoming difficult. We ordered our Chateaubriand medium well. It came out mooing! We sent it back and then came back charred! At this point, we were over the whole dinner. The over all food was mediocre. This restaurant came highly recommended, and we were extremely disappointed! I would not recommend or return to the restaurant. When we pay over $100 for a dinner, we expect better quality.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food!!!!
    AtlChic
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I never write reviews however I had to after having dinner at this place. The food was excellent and the ambiance was great. I had the sea bass and all I can say is OMG!!! Melts in your mouth. It is worth every penny...definitely will be back:-)..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere!!
    FineDiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Celebrated a graduation and birthday at Eddie Merlot's and it was amazing! The server was knowledgeable and right on time with our every need. The food was outstanding! The dessert was to die for and the presentation of the dessert was a show in and of itself! Not one regret about dining at Eddie Merlot's!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    DinnerSnob
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Eddie Merlots is the ultimate romantic spot. Made date night a success. I had the Escargot as an appetizer and also Steak Diane for my entree. The ambiance was so elegant and relaxing. Our waiter Darrin was very knowledgable about the wine list and he was friendly and sweet. The lighting was perfect. Not too loud at all. I can't wait to return and I have also recommended to my family and friends. Our food was delicious!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food was very good, service excellent, an overall enjoyable experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 25th Anniversary
    Rumpole43
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We were there for our anniversary. We did not announce it, they asked. We also explained that because of a medical condition I was required to be gluten-free. At the end of the meal the wait staff asked if we wanted to see a dessert menu. We said, Yes. A few minutes later the wait staff brought us complimentary anniversary desserts--Red Velvet cupcakes. Needless to say, I was disappointed. They quickly recovered and brought creme brulee. Other than that slip up our evening was perfect. In fact, the wait staff asked what temperature we wanted our meat entree. I said, 155-160 for the filet and it may have been the best filet I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2/23/2014 dinning experience
    ScottandEdith
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Lobster bisque was flavorless. Mushrooms, side item, were also very bland. Bone in rib eye was over cooked. asked for medium rare-medium and it was medium well-well done. After dinner coffee was wonderful. The crème brulee was given to us due to the food quality and it was not edible. Tasted like plain vanilla pudding. My fiancée drinks Bud Light and they were out.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Experience
    Jenneypartyof4
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Eddie Merlot's is my favorite restuarant!!!! celebrate all special occasions there and entertain all clients/business partners. It is my go-to when my husband and I need a night out. I will seriously re-think that after my experience Saturday night. It was the WORST service I have recieved from a fine dining restaurant ever. I am mad that I spent $300 for that experience. Our server was extremely casual with us....too casual. Our drinks from the bar were never refilled, we were never offered bread, our appetizers were over cooked, we wanted dessert but had to wait so long to see the server that we decided to just leave. The service recieved from the water attendant was better than the server that got the $60 tip!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service/Excellent food
    ThirstyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had such a nice meal the night before, we returned the next night while in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and great service
    Sara
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was excellent! One of the best steaks I have ever eaten. Service was great, staff is very attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    DrBrad
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Beautiful decor and friendly staff. Food was delicious and timing was nearly perfect. Highly recommended for steak and seafood lovers and prices in line with Ruth's Chris which is high but the quality was great. House wine was enjoyed thoroughly by all who tried. Limited reservation times made well in advance but restaurant was barely utilized with less than 1/3 of tables seated. Ample staff appeared present to support all tables. Quality of food, service and ambience was outstanding and would certainly recommend Eddie Merlot's to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice
    ThirstyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very nice! Excellent service and food! Chopped salad is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I had dined at EM's in Columbus prior to my Louisville visit and had the best steak I ever had. Hoping to repeat in Louisville but it didn't happen. One common theme between locations I did notice is that the bartenders are "too cool for school". My visit to Columbus and Louisville had us hanging out at the bar prior to dinner and the bartenders were unfriendly and non engaging. I wasn't looking for a new friend but bartenders are typically a first point of contact to diners and they should have a better customer relations attitude.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    nice
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    very nice, enjoyed the food, service. We will return soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out with Good Friend
    Knowswheretogo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was excellent and service very good. My only problem was that I did not leave enough time for a great dinner before my show. I was having so much fun and enjoying the dinner that I almost missed the 8:00 curtain time. When I informed the waiter I was late for my show I expected a quicker response but it seemed that it took a long time to get my bill and settle. It was probably just me that I was anxious and the time seemed to go much more slowing than it did. If I could do it again, I would have made my reservations earlier so I could have enjoyed a more leisurely dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eddie
    CapGrillVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I thought the food and the service were great. There is a varied menu with plenty to chose from.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We were celebrating our 30th Anniversary, and Eddie Merlot's was the perfect place to do so. The atmosphere is very romantic, and we enjoyed our evening. One tiny little complaint - the restaurant was not full by any means when we were dining, and we were enjoying some privacy at our table. A group of four, very loud patrons was seated right next to us. There were two complete rows of tables open. The hostess didn't even give us a buffer table in between. We were near the end of our meal anyway, but it kind of killed the moment, and the rest of our meal and dessert were spent listening to their conversation despite trying not to. Slightly frustrating to say the least.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak Haven
    carson4now
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were fortunate to get a reservation at the last minute during the PGA tournament this past weekend. Overall it was a very good dining experience for us. Their steaks were great and the bison ribeye was, as promised, a lean tasty steak. Service was good but it could have been a bit more attentive. The bartender was challenged to make a martini for my wife but they they remake it to her satisfaction. If we get back to Louisville, we will go again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Charley
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife and I celebrated my 60th birthday at Eddie Merlot's this past week. We were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived until we left. We had a cocktail at the bar prior to going to our table which was a booth in a quaint area of the restaurant for basically the two of us to share a nice romantic birthday celebration. The crab cakes were succulent, steaks done exactly per our requests and the lobster mac and cheese, cannot say enough about this remarkable dish. The dining experience was exactly as I had hoped it would be and we will return before my next birthday!! Wait staff friendly, helpful and cheerful!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine dining at its best!
    MrsJules8410
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My 4 year anniversary is 8/4 so I took my girlfriend here. She was very impressed. The ambiance is awesome. It's very romantic and personal. We got engaged that night 8/6 so it will forever be a memory! We will most definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Julie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Although VERY expensive, this was by far, one of the best meals I've ever had! The staff is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great date night dinner
    Escape
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Everything was fantastic - from the ease of making reseravtions to the delightful food. Just wish we had saved room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lewi
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This restaurant is not on it's game. They can't decide if they want to be eighborhood casual or upscale The steaks were cooked incorrectly. A request for medium well, was medium rare. We were not asked if the steaks were as ordered. Bus boys were intrusive and our server admitted the job "paid the bills" which explained the casualness with our table, but inattention to details. (had to request dressing, had to request bread with meal - at these prices, should be standards not exceptions). Given the competition in Louisville, I could not recommend this for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tallygirl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service and food were outstanding. Table location awful. We were in a fast traffic zone with waiters running by us all night one after the other. We were a small three top with my retired dad and his two daughters to celebrate and wished it was more quiet. At one point they tried to bring a party between the post and our table and the lady didn't fit. Just too tight location and too busy movements for such a fine restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dining
    agift61
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    great evening, good food and fine ambience good service but pricey
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    bruce
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had excellent food and a great service, right in the heart of Louisville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oldiesguy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great meal - service staff was nicely patient with our desire to just take some time for dinner - phenomenal wall art Chateaubriand for the two of us was out-of-this-world.....They know what Medium-Rare minus means....... Will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kind of pricey.
    Crisco
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Quality of food not in par with the $. However, this was my 1st experience w/this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service - good food
    LyleVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The service was excellent the food was just good. We heard amazing things about the steaks and they were good but may have been over hyped
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    MisterB
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Calimari appetizer was good, likely battered. Large helping of lobster bisque. Boneless filet was excellent. My wife had the ribeye, ordered medium; slightly overcooked. Even though we didn't have dessert, a nearby table had the bandannas foster prepared table side and looked outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice except the steak
    Mark
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Wonderful experience except the steak! Med rare ribeye (Oscar) was nearly raw and tough. Offered to re-fire, but being Oscar and cut up, was not an option really, so I had to decline. In my experience, anywhere else it would have been replaced. Provided free dessert, but they hold themselves out for fine beef. I very rarely speak up, just don't return, but did in this case.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bill
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    One ot the best Louisville Steak Houses better than some of the more famous been to Merlots in Inidana and this restaurant is no exception to great food at a good value
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic