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Eddie Merlot's - Pittsburgh

Eddie Merlot's - Pittsburgh Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com
  • Phone: (412) 235-7676
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Matt Strabbing
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: Valet
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Pittsburgh
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Pittsburgh: 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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I love this place. I've had dinner and lunch here and what a great place. Burger for lunch was amazing... my favorite was Ruth's Chris, now not so sure. Dinner the other night was outstanding. Service was spot on and the food was great. Apps were also very very good. We had about one of everything (big group) and it was all just amazing. May be my new favorite dinner location downtown."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The restaurant is very beautiful. I've only been there during the week when the patio is not open. The service is very nice. I have ordered from the Chef's Creations each time I've been there. What a deal! $30 for a choice of about six entrees, plus a huge and delicious Caesar salad. I'm sure there super duper steaks are awesome, but I would not attempt a $50 chunk of meat. It is a nice setting for special occasions, or any occasion at all. I have taken some well-traveled business guests from Dallas to Eddie's, and they ask to go back when they return to the 'burgh."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Two thumbs up on our first visit to Eddie Merlot's. Excellent steaks and delicious side dishes."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Second time eating there was wonderful just like our first time great food great service . We will return !"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We went to Eddie Merlot on a Saturday to celebrate our daughter's graduation from High School. The service was outstanding. We had 2 excellent waitresses who were helpful and knowledgeable about the food . Food selection was extensive and my wife had a grouper that was perfectly prepared. The filets were cooked to perfection and very tender. Wine selection is very good. Special occasion restaurant. Doesn't feel stuffy or snobbish. Nice décor. We'll return."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food, service and ambiance was perfect. Entertained dear friend and client and they were delighted. My guest had food allergies that the staff took very seriously and offered selections that provided my guest with a fabulous meal and evening! My wife and I can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful and the food is wonderful. The staff is friendly and the food arrived quickly. My only complaint would be the noise level. I felt as if I was yelling the entire time."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We have been pleased every time we dine at Eddie Merlot's. Always good food, great ambiance and great service."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Reservations were easy to make on line. Sent a request to have a bottle of champagne ready when we arrive...it was there, chilled ready to go! The server was funny and professional both. The food was excellent! Highly recommend Eddie's"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "On the menu was a dinner for 2 with a bottle of wine. We each had melt in your mouth filet's salad & green beans. Excellent food and the special made it very affordable. Our waiter David among the best that I've ever had!!! Both Friendly & efficient. We had a to die for chocolate brown vanilla bean ice cream cognac dessert. Compares very favorably with Ruth Chris 0r Capital Grill!!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Superb service (thanks to Jeff) and fantastic food."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Service and food were excellent. Beautiful restaurant."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Service was patient and pleasant but a bit slow. Took forever for entrees to arrive, but we weren't rushing. The welcome staff are first rate and my requests for seating were honored. Will certainly return."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "A bit pricey for lunch. Good for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • " The food was great. I really liked the ambience. I will be back"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "My employer is a tenant in Gateway Four in downtown Pittsburgh, so Eddie Merlot's has become a go-to place for lunch, especially if we're celebrating something or welcoming a new employee. Overall, we've had good experiences at this restaurant, which just opened this spring. Food is consistently good. Nice menu selection for lunch including beef, seafood, flatbreads, salads, soups and sandwiches. Generous portions and nice presentation. Service has also been good. Knowledgeable and friendly servers. Service is a little slower at lunch with a big party, which is something we anticipated given that the space fills up during lunch. Pretty noisy in the restaurant, driven by the acoustics. However, the noise level isn't intolerable."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Discovered Eddie Merlot's while wondering around the city on Saturday morning. Peeked in the window and looked at the posted menu since they were closed. Decided to go online and make a reservation for dinner that night prior to seeing Bill Maher at Heinz Hall. My partner & I decided upon the Napa Valley Summer Grill dinner for two with a bottle of wine. To sum it up.....great restaurant, awesome food & service......will be a regular!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great service. Food was as expected but ask for Cameron. He did not disappoint and was extremely attentive. It was for my birthday and he made it a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Four of us had the pleasure of dining at Pittsburgh's best new steak house! The food was excellent....best steaks in town. I had the tuna and it was amazing. Wine list was extensive. Complimentary dessert was delivered in honor of the birthday. Love the decor. It is so fresh and bright. Server could have been a little more friendly."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I took my parents to Eddie Merlot's for their 54th Wedding Anniversary. When we walked in, the bar was BUSY and as soon as we checked in, we were seated at our table for five. Our server was good...especially in the beginning. Our reservation was for 5:45pm but there was a Pirate Game and we didn't arrive until 6:05. No problem. The bread was to DIE for. And I split a shrimp cocktail with my daughter as did my mom and other daughter. The cocktail sauce was spicy and yummy. And the shrimp were huge and came out 'smokin'...the presentation unforgettable! I ordered a 7 oz filet. It was excellent! We ordered three sides with dinner. The truffle fries, YUM...the asparagus, perfect...and mashed potatoes, really good. We all loved it."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Had a party grow from 2 to 6 and they were not only accommodating but very gracious as we waited on late team members. Great food, great staff, wonderful evening."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "On our most frequented list. Easily tops the other local steak houses. But price and loyalty club are what cinches it."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We have now been to your restaurant three times. Each time we have great food and great service. Keep up the attention to detail."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The Dinner was great. We really liked the food. The waitress was very busy, however, and we did wait for awhile after we finished eating the main course. She was nice and fairly efficient. We asked a couple of times for the air conditioning to be adjusted. It was freezing the whole time."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I prefer Hyde Park and Capital Grille, but Eddies was pretty good. Very nice menu options."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food was great from appetizers to entrees. Liked the art on the walls. Comfortable atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "A welcome addition to our downtown dining scene. Food is good, service excellent, affordable wine list."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Very impressive restaurant. Beautifully decorated to provide the ambiance you would expect from a high-end restaurant. Food was wonderful and portions generous. Service was attentive, but not over done. My wife and I had the Châteaubriand for two. Done just right and very tasty. The Caesar salad was the best I have tasted and the portion was very generous. The S'mores dessert was unique and more than satisfied my sweet tooth. I would reserve this place for a special occasion dinner, given the price. Looking forward to visiting for lunch. A wonderful addition to the city's dinning scene"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was one of the best restaurant experiences that I have had to date. I couldn't ask for anything better. Every item we selected was delicious. The ambience and decor was breathtaking, the service was personal and the food and wine was delectable. I am so glad I had the opportunity to check out this restaurant and I WILL be back!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Honestly, I wasn't sure before going. So many great steak places - how could they be any better? It was really, really good. Great wine selection, great salad, great side dishes and our steaks were perfect. We were only disappointed that we were so full that we had no room for dessert - which looked fantastic. We joined the frequent member club and plan on going back again and again. Next time we might only order dessert."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The staff in the bar was fantastic! The food was great! Second best steak I have had in Pittsburgh. Our waiter left a lot to be desired. He seemed to forget about us even though he was standing right next to us talking to a table instead of checking on us."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great steak and wife's tuna was awesome! Service was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My husband and I tried Eddie Merlots for the first time this past week. The food and service were very good, however, I feel that it was missing the wow factor. The wine list was very extensive and they offered quite a few wines by the glass which was great for me because my husband does not drink wine. I had the filet and topped it with the bacon gorgonzola which was quite rich, cooked perfectly. My husband had the 14 oz bone in filet. It was a little rare close to the bone, but this can be expected. We had an appetizer, but no salads so I am not sure if this is why we did not receive any bread or if they do not serve bread? Overall, I think I may try out the Sunday night wine specials, but not somewhere I am rushing back for dinner."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Very enjoyable and great service. We enjoy going there before the theatre."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The menu was very good! You can find something in any price range and still be full! The waitor and the staff helping him were amazing! The decor in the restaurant was stunning! Everyone made you feel welcome! I am very happy with my dining experience at Eddie Merlots and would highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We truly enjoyed the meal, service and view. Ambiance was nice and the booth cozy. We loved the wine list. I enjoyed a by the glass red that was a great compliment to my meal. I also feel the French press coffee and accompaniment was over and above any other restaurant. We will certainly return."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Requested ackowledgement of wife's birthday celebration dinner and staff went above and beyond. Food was excellent and very generous portions. Time between serving appetizers and the main entree was a little too long. The Bananas Foster desert was outstanding! View overlooking Liberty avenue was very pleasant. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The best rib-eye I've had in a decade. Perfectly done, juicy, tender. Sides were good, service excellent."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We had such a fantastic time! Tera, our server was amazing, engaging and knowledgable about everything. The food was great. We got the escargot and BBQ shrimp appetizers--both were delicious. We shared a chateaubriand for two dinner option with a choice of two sides: we chose the sautéed mushrooms and wasabi peas. The meat was excellent. The mushrooms were outstanding (seriously). The peas were alright--we'll choose something different next time. Finally, we ended dinner with a table side chocolate brownie which was boozy and oh so decadent. Our night was very impromptu and definitely over $200 with wines, but I would do it over in a heartbeat. My boyfriend and I had a blast. Thanks so much!!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014