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

Eddie Merlot's - Louisville

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com/
  • Phone: (502) 584-3266
  • 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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Eddie Merlot's - Louisville reviews from OpenTable diners
145 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (109)romantic (87)notable wine list (58)fit for foodies (43)good for groups (38)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (16)neighborhood gem (15)late-night find (14)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (4)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • BKT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Decor is nicely done and the noise level was quiet even with a fairly full dining area. Staff were attentive but not overly so. Food was superb. Prepared just as requested. Wine by the glass offerings could be improved. Very limited. Special occasion to celebrate a birthday. Eddie Merlot's does not make any small gesture of occasion. I'm not expecting wait staff to gather and sing but perhaps a small item.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot in the center of everything
    Den75
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great date night location. Peaceful atmosphere with friendly wait staff. A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for as everything was excellent and prepared as asked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome...except for the screaming kid!
    KulerfullVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The dinner was excellent! The service was top notch, the food was perfect...the only low point was the screaming kid at a table near ours...why would you ever bring a kid to a classy place like Eddie Merlots! The restaurant was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Our server was exceptional as was our Wagyu steak. We ordered a very fine bottle of California Cabernet as well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    MLRGLR
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Or meal and experience there was wonderful, it couldn't have been better, from the service, to the food, to the atmosphere, wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Chacha
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food was very good, service was great and overall experience fantastic
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Great Food and the wait staff was very attentive. The only annoying thing is I had a side dish that finally showed up half way through eating my steak, but the Sweet Potato Casserole was unbelieveably good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    ordered 2 vodka martinis, was not asked what brand. On the tab was 2 Grey Goose @$14.99 ea Did not confront the waiter just paid. Do not like this tactic.............
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to snuff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The server we had was slow, we had to get another server to get a glass of wine... Steak was ok had better a other steak houses
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always visit when I'm in town!
    DinnerzVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Everytime I'm in Louisville I always stop by and visit Eddie's. This is one of my favorite places. Great good and friendly service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a good experience!
    happyfoodie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Sweet & spicy shrimp was delicious. Crab cake was dry. Filet won tons just OK. Dessert was good. Place is beautiful and service was impeccable! Raspberry/Strawberry Martini cocktail was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and outstanding service
    Presto
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Took my wife out for our 6th wedding anniversary. We have not been out in a while on a date night. What a great spot to go. The food was great and the service was outstanding. My wife and I had such a nice time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food bad service
    bbbc
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I was with a group of eleven, the waiter was overwhelmed. We were receiving our appetizer s with our menus on the table. At the end of the evening our group ordered deserts and the waiter never offered coffee or after dinner drinks? The bill came to 3200.00
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wagyu
    Perform890VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Best NY strip ever. I would go back again for that bone in special! Great food , great service =great meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill DeProspo
    CardinalFans11
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    A great spot. The food was fantastic. Patrick and Abbey are the best. They are attentive and friendly. Food was spectacular. Thanks for a super night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegantly Casual
    Lloyd
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Fine dining in a comfortable atmosphere. The food and service are excellent, well worth the price. We live in Indianapolis, but actually prefer the ambiance of the Eddie Merlot's here in Louisville over the one back home. Even though it's rather expensive, EM's seems to always have a Special that seems very reasonable. On this occasion, we had the Sweetest Day special Surf 'n Turf, a 6-ounce Filet Mignon and a 10-ounce lobster tail. Both were excellently prepared, tender and tasty, and the price was better than I would have expected. They of course have an extensive wine list. We celebrate most of our special occasions at Eddie Merlot's, will definitely dine at this one again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    localfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I took my mom for a late mother's day celebration. She had the filet trio and enjoyed most of the preparations. The Oscar style was creamy and had a bad fishy taste to it. I had the filet and it was well prepared, but a little under seasoned. The Eddie's potatoes were good, but needed salt. My previous experiences have been better, but I still think this is a wonderful steakhouse. My server was excellent, very friendly and not too pushy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our first time at Eddie Merlot's and it did not disappoint! The service was great throughout our meal, from the moment we arrived until we left. The food was delicious! We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • it was awesome!
    CardinalFans11
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our favorite spot in Louisville. We love Abbey! The Rib Eye is great and the bananas foster, YUMMY!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eddie Merlot
    NickB
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The restaurant was very nice, quit, romantic, food was very good, service was excellent. This was a special occasion & Eddie's filled the bill. It is rather pricey, but we thought was worth it. The only complaint I have was the $7.00 charge for valet parking.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Louisvilles finest!
    CecyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We love this restaurant! Food is over the top delicious, service is impeccable. Don't stay away due to parking downtown, valet car service is right out front and speedy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I went there twice in one week, the second time just because the first visit was so pleasurable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    Skip
    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.
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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.