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

Getting there

  • 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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Eddie Merlot's - Pittsburgh reviews from OpenTable diners
266 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (173)fit for foodies (110)notable wine list (108)romantic (99)good for groups (97)great for lunch (77)hot spot (54)vibrant bar scene (52)great for outdoor dining (47)scenic view (46)neighborhood gem (35)late-night find (12)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Great vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We celebrated my husband's recent birthday at Eddie Merlots. It had a great vibe going between the decore, service and good. We had a wonderful celebration and I have already recommended this restaurant to several friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We celebrated a friends special birthday and we informed Eddie Merlot's ahead of time. The wait staff could not have made it a better night for our friend. We had a terrific time and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    They have a great lunch menu. I was in a time crunch and needed to make reservations and Eddie Merlot's came in clutch! Great menu, a little pricy but you can easily get a plate for around 17. If you're going out for a business lunch, also recommend it! Very professional atmosphere but it took a little longer than an hour.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RRiver
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    GREAT DINING EXPERIENCE ESPECIALLY IN BAR AREA. Waiters added to flavor of restaurant and were very knowledgable regarding menu etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new restaurant!
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We've been to Eddie Merlots twice since they opened. Each time was great. The food, the service, the whole package!! The first time it was just my husband and me and the 2nd time we brought another couple along. They loved it as well! The service was perfect! Couldn't have asked for anything more! We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Bill
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Simply superb, wonderful menu and the service and ambiance are fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Here
    PittJ31
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great Experience. Great Food and Great Service. The waitress went far and above what should be expected of a waitress. This may be the best service I've ever received while eating out in Pittsburgh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Merlots
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Service was exceptional. We enjoyed the lighter/open decor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My husband and I ate at Eddie Merlot's for the first time. It was our second wedding anniversary. The décor is beautiful and the service was impeccable. The double pork chop and the meatloaf entrees were excellent. We were surprised at the rather large portions. We will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends. We will definitely be back to try other entrees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food but no service
    LuvGr8Food
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was great, and the people were very friendly, but the service was horrible. Everything just seemed unorganized. The server had no help. Long wait for water and bread, long wait to order, longer wait for food, very long wait for the check. It seemed it would have been great had they just had food runners. Once we mentioned it, the managers seemed to pitch in and help. It may have been a fluke, but it was bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Overall the place was good, just not great. I routinely eat at Ruth Cris, Morton's and Capital Grill. Eddie Merlots was trying to be on their scale, but still has some ways to go before I would consider them a high end steak house. Currently their pricing is in line with the others, but the service is still not where the others are. It felt more in line with an Outback type restaurant, not a prime steak and seafood restaurant. Water was never full,running out of bread, Having to ask for more wine rather than them just filling it up. Again the place was good, just not great. Lastly the food was nothing to write home about. Most places have a signature dish or something they are known for. Eddie Merlots just felt average
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meat Heaven
    bmbomber
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Started out with their seasonal Charcuterie board. Absolutely amazing. Finished off with their bourbon glazed ribeye. Do not leave without having their fresh pressed coffee!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service made the night
    TheNettiePVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We decided to try Eddie Merlot's before seeing David Gray. The restaurant is lovely, our waitress was wonderful. Basing my food review on their chartuterie & cheese plate as well as a few other appetizers. Having worked previously in a Wine & Cheese bistro perhaps I am spoiled. We will have to do full dinner next time to perhaps give a better review.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for special occasion.
    JakeEatsSteakAndTacosVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My family and I are find of getting nice steaks for special occasions. It was my moms birthday and we decided on this. Great choice. Server was fantastic cocktails and wine was delicious. I personally got their bison ribeye and had truffle fries. It was deliscious. I definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a Typical Steakhouse
    Nycee43
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Eddie Merlot's goes beyond the typical steakhouse menu to offer inventive twists on familiar items. In the day when restaurants are going with small specialized menus, this place keeps it large and delivers on each item offered. You can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Ambiance, Mediocre Food
    Gino
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Three of us went, it was a business dinner. One of us had a NY steak, and he loved it ... the other a Pittsburgh style steak and he left a fair amount of gristle on the plate. I ordered the meatloaf which the waitress claimed as one of the best things on the menu ... I was very disappointed. Service was OK but waitress seemed scripted. I will try to find better alternatives when in Pittsburgh next.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    PewnisJones
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Although I love the open, bright, colorful decor, the food and service were disappointing once again. Confusingly, we had a succession of three waiters. The first went over the menu with us, and seemed very competent. We never saw him again. A second waiter took our order and asked if we wanted bread. Our orders came (with a third waiter, who also handled the check), and still no bread--we had to ask. It was clear waiter #2 had barely paid attention to my order: I asked for no bun (and the bun came), I asked for the meat medium-well (and it was red & mushy inside), and I asked for fries as my side (and got chips). All in all, overpriced and disappointing. I've heard it's better at dinner, but not sure I want to blow $50/person to check.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service
    ChrisMiladinovichVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I feel like Frank Sinatra when I go to Eddie Merlots. A special thanks to Pat and the whole service team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Experience
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I hosted a business lunch there and everything was excellent. Service was timely and friendly, food service was quick and the food itself was very good. Decor was also very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!
    wxyzVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The smoked salmon, ice berg salad, French onion soup, stroganoff, trio of filets, Brussel sprouts were all hits. No misses. The service was outstanding. A great wine list and well-made drinks tops it all off. Eddie Merlot’s is a great addition to the competitive Pittsburgh dining scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    Out4dinner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Completely satisfied with the total experience. Could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A hidden Gem!
    Fetz
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great time; great waiter; great food after a disappointing Steeler game. Sunday wine specials at 1/2 off price off of a nice selection of wine choices is especially appealing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food-Great, service-poor
    Xander
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    There were 8 in our party. Nice decor. Food was great. Service slow and poor. Didn't bring one salad until all others were done. One steak very over done. Had to wait for that. Water glasses had to be asked to be refilled. Too much clutter will used dishes on table. Not the kind of service that I expect from an Eddie Merlots. We were comped dessert but, I would rather have excellent service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb service, wonderful food!
    Pamloves
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Can't say enough! Starting with the delectable calamari appetizer through to the cappuccino at the end.....awesome. Tuna was so very tasty, bread hot from the oven...can't think of one negative to say. Service was impeccable. I would highly recommend this restaurant for an evening out. Dress code was casual(no jeans) to dressy..saw all types.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High class and high dollar
    AdamVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Very nice ambiance. Excellent service and friendly staff. Food was above average. Expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch spot
    Liog
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great starters with the lobster bisque and the tuna wontons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crab louie salad not entree level
    Angulaire
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I ordered the crab louie salad as my entree, and was disappointed with the dish. It was the size of a side salad, not an entree, and the crab meat was too fine. Also, I had the lobster bisque and found it way too thin and not very tasty. The one thing I liked was the coffee -- an individual french press is a great idea.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • livetoride
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    When we were first seated, the waiter asked if we were celebrating a special occasion, which we were as it was our anniversary. We had oysters on the half shell, caesar salad, chateaubriand with mashed potatos and brussel sprouts and the bananas foster. Everything was wonderful. We were stuffed, but enjoyed every minute. As we were leaving, we were given a red velvet cupcake in honor of our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • expensive food for pittsburgh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A vegas place in pittsburgh, Way to expensive but good food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food, Mediocre Service
    MNSLNS
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A group of six of us went to Eddie Merlot's for a birthday celebration. While the setting and the food lived up to the prices charged, the bar and service did not. Our drinks were either too weak (gin and tonic) or just didn't taste right (Bloody Mary), and the service was choppy at best with the waiter just not seeming like he was on top of taking care of our table. We were expecting service on par with The Capital Grille or Morton's, and that was not the case.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    Outoftowner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I ordered the ribeye and my fiancée ordered the beef stroganoff. The ribeye was the best steak I've had in 3-4 years. The beef stroganoff was excellent as well. Dinner was a on the expensive side, but well worth it. Will defiantly go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • XxxxVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had an outstanding dining experience. Food was excellent. We loved the wine. Great service. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to Pittsburgh!
    Racetrack
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Beautifully decorated and amazing food at this great Pittsburgh restaurant! The bone-in filet was outstanding! We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
  • lunchcrewVIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    MssybrittyVIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to impress
    577nitroVIP
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • newest steakhouse in Pittsburgh
    ebpitVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Large and contemporary dining room. Perfectly clean restroom!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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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.