Eddie Merlot's - Warrenville
Well Worth itWe went will another couple Nd had a very pleasant experience. Food was delicious. Loved the seating. Good wine list. I thought the music was a bit loud when we first walked in, but we were seated I. The back so it was not a problem. Overall I had a good experience and would go back,6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial ExperienceWe were totality impressed with the atmosphere service and food. It was truly memorable.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMawesomeFrom the beautiful flowers to the incredible food and service this place is top notch. Best restaurant we ever had dinner at.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Service and FoodWe've been there many times. Food is exceptional and so is the service. Very classy.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, service. Verygreat food, service. Very comfortable seating. restaurant a little cold though.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful experienceWe had a wonderful time! The food was incredible, atmosphere very comfortable and outstanding service! Will definitely return and recommend to friends.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than the rumors...We held off trying Eddie Merlot's, because we heard negative rumors about poor service and the food being overpriced for the quality. We finally got around to trying them and were pleasantly surprised. Both the service and the food was good. My wife had the Filet and I had a Strip Steak/wine pairing that they advertised for the summer. The filet had nice flavor and was tender. The strip steak was OK, but I wouldn't order it again. The sides were large and very good (I'd recommend the Sweet Potato Casserole and Broccoli). All-in-all, we will go back, but Eddie Merlot's would not compete for our favorite steak house. With dinner for 2, 2 sides and 2 glasses of wine, the bill was $118, so expect to pay premium prices here.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very nice dining experience,Had a very nice dining experience, which was made even better by the excellent wait staff, especially our waiter Joshua.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEddie Merlot's is a greatEddie Merlot's is a great restaurant with a limited lunch menu. The dinner menu at night is VERY EXPENSIVE for the western suburbs tho. Glad to see the restaurant on the WBIG1280 RADIO SHOPPING SHOW.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely lovely!We had a marvelous Mothers Day Brunch ! All of the food was scrumptious and exceeded our expectations. We had been here for dinner before and will certainly return for both dinner and brunch again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeWe love Eddie Merlot's the food is always great and the service spectacular! Whether we are feeling casual and eat at the bar or feel like a great meal in the dining room we are never disappointed!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers dayThe food and service were both great. I highly recommend this restaurant for the quality of all aspects5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DinnerVery good meal, and service was verygood as well. We asked to have some of the entree add-ons (Blackened Sea Scallops) as appetizers and they were very accomodating. Steaks were very good and cooked perfectly!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistent excellent diningConsistent excellent dining experience with outstanding food and service in a beautiful setting.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHusband had his "best steak ever"!A bit expensive, but if you are looking for a great steak, this is the place to go. I had the shrimp stuffed with gorgonzola. It was good, but for the price - you only get 4 shrimp. Also very rich.
We will go back to Eddie Merlot's for a special occasion.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSlow service very good foodAlmost half hour to get wine, salad, and bread. Restaurant only about 25% full.
Steak was outstanding. Cooked just right. Asparagus also fantastic. Creamed spinach a bit heavy on the gruyere for our taste. Dessert (flaming berries with ice cream) was excellent.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I enjoyed aMy husband and I enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner at Eddie Merlot's. Our server, Kelly, was very friendly and accommodating. She make the right suggestions when we needed one and appeared at our table when we needed her. This was a weekday night so I'm not sure if the service would be the same on a busy weekend. The food was delicious. We ordered the Steak Diane for two and Kelly prepared it tableside to perfection. The beef was so tender and delicious that we could cut it with a fork! The prices seemed reasonable compared to other upscale steak restaurants. We'll definitely be back!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steak I ever hadEverything was ala carte. The steak was perfectly cut, seasoned, and prepared. While I enjoyed the experience, the cost was a bit high. With a half-priced bottle of wine, the two steaks, a basket of fries and a single dessert, the bill came to over $175.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this placeI cannot say enough about how great this place is. The food is always amazingly good. The service impeccable. We chose to eat in the lounge for dinner and we were very comfortable. The Martinis were amazing.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated our anniversary!This is a beautiful restaurant! We'd only had wine and appetizers here - both highly recommended!
We each had steaks that were perfectly done as promised: medium with some pink in the center. The sides were wonderful! We had the best creamed spinach ever - very tasty and hot! The chopped salad is a little different, with slightly different ingredients than most chopped salads, but it was SO GOOD! It was represented as being a 'large' salad, but it was average size.
The potato leek soup was very good, but I think some green herbs or chopped green onions on top would have made it a little more visually interesting.
Their 'wines by the glass' bottles are 50% off on Sundays!
I really recommend Eddie Merlot's in Warrenville/Naperville!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAs a first-time guest, I trulyAs a first-time guest, I truly enjoyed the experience. The decor was outstanding, the server was outstanding, and most importantly, the food was outstanding. I was very impressed and will visit again.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMJake, our server was great,Jake, our server was great, along with our dinners. EM's is one of new favorite special occasion locations!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and atmosphere was great...unfFood and atmosphere was great...unfortunately the service was a little slow...I asked for a sample of the merlot...waiting patiently, the waitress came over and asked how the sample was and would I like a glass of it, but I never got the sample...and it took for ever to get our soups..not sure if the waitress was new or just that they were that busy...4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPure Excellence!Everything was excellent. Eddie Melot's is a very class restaurant! It gives you that "High" class feel with very reasonable prices for the quality of service and food! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who's looking for a special night. As my wife stated, in her 50 plus years, "I think it's the best steak I have ever tasted!"4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food. Wait staffExcellent food. Wait staff attentive but not intrusive. The only down side and Rahe reason for the mediocre rating for wait staff was due to the extended wait for the entrees to be served. They should do a better job of managing expectations in that regard.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for our anniversaryWe went for our anniversary and requested ahead of time a quite table. We recieved a very nice table in front of the fireplace with a nice outdoor view. We loved everything we ordered except I did not care for the fish I ordered (sea bass)I am very healthy eater and felt the fish was prepared in to much butter or something that made it look very greasy. Eddies potatoes were delicious however a little to rich for my taste, every spoonful I took I worried about all the fat that was in it. My husand had the chef special of lobster ravoli w/shrimp and it was awsome. I also had a salad and was delicious. Our waiter Chris was excellent. We would recommond this resturant to our freinds.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time hereThis was our second time here and I have to say that it's by far your best choice for your fine dinning option. Both times the stakes were cooked perfectly and if you like to have a good cup of soup before your meal you can't go wrong with any of your options. Can't wait to go back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent; TruffleFood was excellent; Truffle fries were fabulous. Filets had great flavor. Wine list well organized. Carrot cake was bit dry but made up for it in quantity. One piece provides enough for 4.
The side room (with fireplace) we were in was about 70% full and allowed for easy conversation. When leaving we noticed that main room was definitely louder.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTry weeknight for intimate ambiance2nd visit to EM impressed slightly less than the 1st, probably because it was a Friday night. The intimate bar ambiance I expected expanded to the noisier adjacent room, causing that feel to get lost. Shifted tables accommodated the guitar sound equipment for the night's entertainment in the cozy corner that I 'd requested.
Service would've gotten 5 stars except for 1 thing - once we closed out our check, not a soul checked back to see that we wanted to open a new tab, even though servers were still buzzing around and we were in plain view. Actually had to from our table to the bar. Deduct 1 star for that.
Petite filet: best I've ever had, mashed potato side even impressed. Pork chop: overspiced & fatty. Both perfectly cooked.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMService was outstanding. FoodService was outstanding. Food was also very good - only negative was that it was served luke warm. Ordering coffee is a must - love the French Press and multiple options of what to put in your coffee (no need for desert) but can't miss the Red Velvet cupcakes.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMIntimate, classy barNoshed off the bar menu. Meatloaf sliders were delicious - nice flavor and texture, though a bit of afterburn from the peppers, a little too much. Cheese sampling: excellent. Wine selection by the glass best I've seen in a long time. Mojito needs work. Corner table by the window in the bar is probably the best spot in the house for an intimate, classy, relaxed evening. Unexpected gem in a land of restaurants that think blaring music and noise level are desirable. I recommend this place for a long, leisurely evening (or lunch) with special friends. Looking forward to trying a steak next time, although menu is way overpriced. Bring your wallet.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. TheThe food was excellent. The only hing was that it took a little to long.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMbetter than I thought an overpricedbetter than I thought an overpriced steak and potato place would be-the bar menu drew us away from the dining room- even with a free entree coupon in hand! food was very good- several small plates-drinks, coffee service is exquisite! Great burger choice and oooh bleu cheese chips???4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food drinks and ambienceDeelish filets and spinach salad and awesome sidecar martinis presented at table by a super pro- pouring both glasses at the same time- female bartender. Service was a bit inattentive, forget to bring bread even though i politely reminded, and dishes took longer than normal to be cleared, surprising since we were eating a bit later, after the sat eve rush.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNice lunch spotNice place to do lunch with a friend or for business. It was quiet and that made our time together productive. Enjoyed the food and the service was excellent.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the splurgeBeautiful restaurant. As soon as you walk in the door, you know this is going to be a great experience. A great addition to the restaurant scene in the Naperville area. Finally you don't need to go all the way to Chicago for a great steak! Everything is a la carte do you are going to pay more for this dinner but it is worth it.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall great food! PricesOverall great food! Prices aren't cheap, but they food is really tastey.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice for corporate chainVery nice for corporate chain restaurant - It has the feel of a privately owned restaurant.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrating an anniversaryCelebrating an anniversary and noted it upon my Open Table reservation. They took time to look at the reservation and remembered it without having to remind them. Mark was an excellent server never felt rushed and he allowed us to really enjoy our company we were with and enjoy the food. I was not pleased with the first glass of wine poured, so the sommalia came over, asked what I was looking to enjoy, brought back a couple of samples for me to try until he was satisfied that I found what I was looking for. Excellent Service - They know how to treat their guests. Thank you for an enjoyable and memorable experience!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food and a niceDelicious food and a nice atmosphere close to movies. We enjoyed a decadent spinach dip, spinach salads, steaks and seafood. Desserts were tasty. Service a bit slow.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful, relaxing décorBeautiful, relaxing décor with outstanding food. The service was excellent at lunch. We plan to have dinner there soon. Great restaurant!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great the serviceThe food was great the service was great and my wife and I enjoyed a romantic and special night out. I also want to thank our server and the staff for making our dinner extra special. [We will be back]3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMenjoyed the food and the atmosphereenjoyed the food and the atmosphere, but overloaded waiters detracted from experience. recommend going not at prime time.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to meet with friends/giGreat place to meet with friends/girlfriends and enjoy conversation along with fabulous drinks and food!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressiveGreat food, excellent service! The wait staff was knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and attentive. I was very impressed with the fresh and tasty selections. Even though the pricing was on the higher end, it was well worth every penny!!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI made reservation for 8 peopleI made reservation for 8 people mentioning it was my husbands birthday. The manager gave us a private room, the board room i think it was called, it was a small room perfect for 8 people and made the entire evening that much more special. Food was great as was the service. Definitely recommend here for a great dining experience!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFish was not cooked all theFish was not cooked all the way, last 1/3 of Salmon had to be returned to the kitchen. Service was amazing and Carlos did a great job taking care of us. Overall a good experience.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time visiting and IFirst time visiting and I was really impressed. Jason was our server and he was great! Very personable and attentive. Knowledgable about the menu and drink offerings. Because we were celebrating a birthday and anniversary they brought us red velvet cupcakes that were to die for!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first time at EddieIt was our first time at Eddie Merlot's. We thought the food was excellent (we had the Steak Diane for two, finished tableside by our very capable server, Sarah). Service was attentive and well-paced. The manager and maitre d' both stopped by to wish us a happy anniversary. An enjoyable experience all-around!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience here!Excellent experience here! Service was great, the calamari and smokin shrimp [ dry ice] was unique and outstanding. Steak cooked perfect and tasty.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM