Eddie Merlot's - Pittsburgh

Eddie Merlot's - Pittsburgh

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com/
  • Phone: 4122357676
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Eddie Merlot's - Pittsburgh reviews from OpenTable diners
300 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (195)notable wine list (132)fit for foodies (112)romantic (112)great for lunch (101)good for groups (99)vibrant bar scene (75)scenic view (68)hot spot (62)great for outdoor dining (52)neighborhood gem (37)late-night find (13)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Very nice, but....
    DMCJFC
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Eddie's was very nice. Food was superb, wine list was thorough, if a bit pricey, and the space was lovely. Only negatives were the acoustics were not good...heard conversations from several tables away...and the time between courses was a bit too long. Overall, we were quite satisfied and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lunchcrew
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was great - food was just sad. Asked for medium burger (it was over cooked) - it was cooked all the way through - no pink at all. I also had fries with my meal and they were completely soggy and limp. They must have been fried an hour ago. Wish I took a picture of the sad fries. Very disappointed espcially for a $20 lunch. They were not even busy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, service not so much
    jomommaj
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food was high quality standard steak house fare. No real surprises. I had heard, prior to dining there, that the service was poor. We definitely experienced the same issue. We arrived on time for lunch a11:30 reservation. Food was slowly served and the waitress was unattentive after we ordered. Most restaurants in business districts, where Eddie Merlot's is located, understand that lunches need to be quickly served since most patrons have a one hour timeline. We left at 1pm.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Mssybritty
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had great service and the food and wine was good also.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to impress
    577nitro
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is our 4th time to this Eddie Merlot's location and as above continues to impress. It is a welcome addition to the downtown dining scene for sure. The appetizer selection and quality is really, really good. Great cocktails and if you enjoy wines the selection and prices are fair. We have had a number of different entrees from the menu and each has been very good to excellent. Great location with valet or garage parking, great cocktails, outstanding service and food at fair prices for this type of restaurant and meal what more can one ask for??...go and ENJOY!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • newest steakhouse in Pittsburgh
    ebpit
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Large and contemporary dining room. Perfectly clean restroom!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had a party of 5 for lunch. Food and service were very good. Everyone liked what they ordered and portions were amble. We were celebrating a birthday so the waiter brought the birthday girl a cupcake with a candle which was a nice touch. I am not a big coffee drinker but it was the best coffee I have ever had. A little pricey but worth it especially for a special occasion. Been there for lunch and dinner and would absolutely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Cliff
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Good food and great service. The wine list is endless. They have a rewards program too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we took L's parents
    nlnnnnn
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    and they loved it. EM is a Sunday staple for us. we all had apps, salads, Chateaubriand, desserts and coffees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Experience
    Thb113
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Eddie Merlot's has it all, the ambiance, amazing service, & divine food. They focus on the details and make your overall experience outstanding. Perfectly cooked steak and seafood. The carrot cake is out of this world.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eddie Merlots - Very Classy!
    1happydiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I was very impressed with the decor (extremely comfortable chairs), a very refreshing change from the usual dark steak houses. iPads on the table provide the drink menu...so cool. Cindy, our waitress, could not have been more attentive. Everything from the 'smoking' shrimp cocktail to the gourmet red velvet cupcakes and milk was perfection. Loved, loved, loved the short-rib meatloaf. I have already raved to all my family and friends - will definitely return for another awesome dining experience. Eddie Merlots is the best in the burgh!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no much comment due to first visit.
    Harry
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I'll try to have dinner next time and let you know some comments more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unripe tomatoes
    Carasmom
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I had the caprese salad with mozzarella cheese, oil and tomatoes. This is the peak season for tomatoes and they were definitely unsavory. Would have expected better from this high-end restaurant. Otherwise the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommended
    Charlie35
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Definitely a "special occasion" kind of place, but we enjoyed special features that were good values for the price. Service was exceptional from the minute we walked in the door. Will return here soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent establishment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent food. Expensive but not over the top. Service is impeccable. Reasonable prices for wine by the bottle. I have been there multiple times in the past and will continue to patronize this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service outstanding
    doctoroflove
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Ask for Kate if you can...she is absolutely the best!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place! Will return.
    JohnB
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye, amazing! Bartender helped make a great evening making an NA drink for my pregnant wife. Service was attentive and suggested great dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Eddie Merlot's remains our favorite Pittsburgh steakhouse!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great interview location!
    Wantmore
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My coworker and I took our two interviewees to lunch at Eddie Merlots, and it was a wonderful choice. The service was exceptional, and the food was good. I was disappointed by the lobster bisque, but apparently their french onion soup is great. I highly recommend their desserts! They are amazing and huge! I got the carrot cake while the others in my party got the chocolate peanut butter dessert as well as the crème brulee. From what I tried, they were all delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Kristin
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Two thumbs up on our first visit to Eddie Merlot's. Excellent steaks and delicious side dishes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bob1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Second time eating there was wonderful just like our first time great food great service . We will return !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great new steakhouse
    vicsrgn
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lOVELY sURPRISE
    lemondrop
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I DINED AT EDDIE MERLOTS FOR THE FIRST TIME TWO MONTHS AGO FOR DINNER WE TOOK THREE OUT OF TOWN GUESTS TO DINNER AT EDDIE MERLOTS FIRST OF ALL, I THINK IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANT IN PITTSBURGH. I LIKED IT SO MUCH BECAUSE OF THE GREAT ATMOSPHERE THAT I WENT BACK THE FOLLOWING EVENING WITH A FRIEND. I WENT AGAIN WITH TWO OF MY BROTHERS AND THEIR WIVES. tHEN AGAIN WITH FOUR OF MY GRANDAUGHTERS EVERYONE I TOOK TO EDDIE MERLOT'S LOVED IT I PLAN TO GO BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Experience!
    UrbanFoody
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Restaurant, good food
    Booklover15216
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great service
    Derek
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We have been pleased every time we dine at Eddie Merlot's. Always good food, great ambiance and great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    DavenAbby
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Way to Celebrate Anniversary
    PhatAndHappy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rick
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Superb service (thanks to Jeff) and fantastic food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service and food were excellent. Beautiful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so fast Eddie's
    CrocadileRock2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined here twice. Great experience.
    occasionaldiner
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A bit pricey for lunch. Good for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susan
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was great. I really liked the ambience. I will be back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CuisinePgh326
    CuisinePgh326
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oasis in the City!
    2guys
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Sherry
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    6burghfoodie
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Inside, Great Food
    LoveYummyFood
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.