Eddie Merlot's - Warrenville
Eddie Merlot's - Warrenville

Eddie Merlot's - Warrenville

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com/Locations/Warrenville-313.html
  • Phone: 6303931900x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday - Open at 11:30

    Lounge:

    Monday - Thursday - 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Friday - Saturday - 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Sunday - 4:00 - 10:00 PM


    Dinner:

    Monday - Thursday - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday - Saturday - 5:00 PM- 11:00 PM
    Sunday - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Live music every Friday and Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Paul Miranda
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: 3 Private dining areas from 8 - 50 persons or the entire restaurant for 250 persons
  • Private Party Contact: Tara Gaver 6303931900x
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment on Fridays: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Live Entertainment on Saturdays: 7:00 PM to 10 PM
  • Special Events: LOBSTER MADNESS EVERY FRIDAY THROUGH APRIL 18th - Two 1.25lb lobsters for $39.95!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Winfield Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complementary Valet available and plenty of free self parking on site.
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Warrenville
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Eddie Merlot's - Warrenville reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (108)romantic (80)notable wine list (62)fit for foodies (45)good for groups (43)great for outdoor dining (32)neighborhood gem (30)great for lunch (25)vibrant bar scene (18)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (8)scenic view (8)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Always Special
    jimboitis
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Even the salads are excellent; try the creamy mint (and I don't like mint!) salad dressing Chateaubriand truly melts in your mouth
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    Deedee
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I had a lovely evening at Eddie Merlot's celebrating our wedding anniversary. The menu is wide and diverse with something for everyone which we appreciated. We opted for steak and a mixed grill which were both excellent and cooked to perfection and the side dishes which were especially interesting were super delicious. Even though they had a wedding party going in in the private room, we found the service to be top notch. Beautiful dining room. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over priced for a steakfood chain
    TemporaryResidentOfNYC
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service was good, the setting was good, but the quality of the food was not so good. Over-priced steak and the sea bass was WAY over salted. I was very disappointed. I would honestly not recommend this place. If you want steak, go to a real steakhouse like Sullivan's or Morton's. Sorry to say this, but it is not worth the money. They did have an incredible wine list and interesting cocktails list though, so I would certainly recommend cocktails, but not the food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleased
    waterdiva
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had an important client in town and Eddie Merlot's worked out well for a group of eight for an early dinner. The food selections were very nice with a good wine list in a comfortable setting. The service was great. We had success in engaging our guests without any effort or fuss to worry about. We will certainly come here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and Fun
    DwpLjpVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great service, we had the fun red/white wine flight and each individual bottle was brought to the table and the wine was introduced to us in interesting fashion. Best bread in the world, even better than French baguettes! Both my wife and I loved our entrees. Classy place.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The Warrenville Eddie Merlot's is definitely a hidden gem. The food and the service are always outstanding. This has become our favorite place to go for special occasions, but we also go as a treat to ourselves once or twice a month for Sunday night "half price bottle of any wine you can purchase by the glass" night. Because this location is off the beaten path, it is less crowded than the other Eddie Merlot's locations, giving it a much more relaxed and comfortable setting. Give it a try. It will not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    Thor
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our server had only worked there for 3 days and was a bit slow on our requests for service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ribeyeguy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Four of us ordered drinks, wine, and dinner. It's very well paced unless you are in a hurry. I had the pork chop - did not care for the glaze but it was cooked to perfection. Our friends ordered the chateaubriand medium. It was medium rare so they took it back, came back medium. My wife ordered the filet mignon and it was perfect for her even though filet mignon is not her normal first choice. Appetizers are very good - some visit we may go for the appetizers alone. Everything is basically ala carte unless they're doing a package. It's not a kid place (no kid menu (?)) but kids were there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SREVICE
    Grfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    MY WIFE AND MY SELF HAD A GREAT TIME. THE FOOD WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD. i HAD A CRAFT BEER THAT WAS VERY GOOD.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back!
    GamGamVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was great, staff was great, and a beautiful restaurant. Definitely 5 stars. Great suburban restaurant close to home for special occasions. A real find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HatchieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    After being at our table for our first round of drinks, two couples sat down next to us who had previously been at the bar, and were practically shouting at each other for their conversation. Our conversation had to stop because we couldnt hear each other!!!! We asked the manager if there was another open table we could move to and he moved us within 5 minutes. The other table was obnoxious and really spoiled our evening. However, we were taken care of and the food as always was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    FABULOUS
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food was top notch the service also top notch. We are planning a wedding reception and the manager was more than helpful and very responsive to all our needs. I LOVE this place!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • steve
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Excellent food and service, unfortunate that it seems to be a hidden gem, not a lot of patrons when we have been in. Hope it catches on.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eddie Merlot's - Warrenvillle. IL
    BabyBoomer
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had a miserable experience. The restaurant was basically empty. Two other tables and a private party in another room. Our server had one of the other tables, a twosome. The server was inattentive and the noise from the kitchen was ridiculous. Sounded like the staff was tossing trays and fry pans. We asked for quiet twice and nothing happened the third time (finally asking our server, she seemed to close the kitchen door or something because the noise did mute.) Cocktails took over 20 minutes to serve then she left without taking our appetizer order. When she did take the appetizer order she told us there were 5 pieces of shrimp and 4 pieces of Ahi wonton. We only got 4 pieces of shrimp and when we mentioned this she said oh well
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find in Naperville
    thinkpost
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food here was some of the best I've had lately. The calamari was especially well made as an appetizer. The steaks were very well prepared. The bone-in ribeye was very flavorful and the filet was unbelievably tender. All of the sides we had, garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, and brussel sprouts, were very tasty. The carrot cake for desert was also especially good. The service was very knowledgeable and attentative, but not stuffy. We did not sit outside, but the outside dining area looked very nice. I definitely think this is a place to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pretty in concept lacking execution
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    bartenders were bad, drink were not good, sent two drinks back nice menue but food was only ok
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pricey for the suburbs and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    there was no one in the dining area except for my table. I think there may have been 3 tables being used on the patio, but overall a ghost town
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Crab Louie Salad
    maryb
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This was my first time at this restaurant and I can't say enough about it. The ambience is wonderful. I had the crab louie which was presented beautifully and tasted fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is awesome.
    DfromNaperville
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Came on a good night no wait. The food was wonderful. Had the crabcakes, wedge salad, & sea bass. Third visit and never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful restaurant
    Geary
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great place, service could have been faster. The waitress was very nice and knew the menus, just slower than we expected
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place was perfect for the occasion, I made resos for 8 people for my boyfriends birthday and service was great, food was also. I normally like livelier atmosphere but with 8 of us that was all we needed. I will definitely go back when I am looking for a great meal with a relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our 60th Wedding Anniversary
    twj1935
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We ended a beautiful day with a wonderful dinner at a great restaurant. Really enjoyed the evening. Our waiter Ruben was very cordial, Knowledgeable, and heled to make the evening perfect!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Marye
    marye
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always excellent at Eddie Merlots even if its a little on the pricey side. Love their two person specials.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Dineoutoften
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service was impeccable as always, and the food was amazing. Bone in ribeye is by far the best in the Chicago area!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go again
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    One of the best steaks I ever had! Plenty of menu options for big appetites and small appetites. Their wine list is extensive and they offer many great wines by the glass. More than any restaurant I have dined at. The staff is extremely friendly and made our 1st dining experience at Eddie Merlots quite enjoyable! Will go again in the near future!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DianeS
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went here to celebrate an anniversary. Everything was great along with friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    Suzy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was my fifth experience at Eddie Merlot's in Warrenville. The food is always first rate. I like the ambience-it is attractive and modern yet cozy. Keep thinking it would be fun to grab a good book and a corner table, order an appetizer and wine. What an afternoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My meal was $30 and my wife spent $20 on wine, $70 surf & turf, $10 on sweet potato, $10 on salid
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow!
    Touchedbyjules
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great steaks fantastic service..would so return! Delish!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    grtful
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food was excellent. Waiter was attentive, but gave us space and time to really enjoy the evening. Pleasant atmosphere, classy environment. Highly recommend for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Service and Food
    DwpLjpVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It was real nice sitting outside on their covered patio with the tiki torches surrounding it. Great preparations and wine list with impeccable service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EXCELLENT!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It was our first time here and as entering we were already taken by now beautiful the restaurant was and the bring we received was very pleasant. The staff was very friendly and constantly coming to our table asking if we needed anything. Mostly the food was excellent!! We will definitely go back and pass the word!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first time there!
    Neecie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Yes, I lived in Naperville and ate out often. So glad when I return to this town now that this has become my new favorite place to dine....really exceptional food and wine. Service top notch too. I am thrilled I found it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • typical chain steak house
    PT925t
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Food was good however overpriced. Service was excellent, but I would have expected nothing less given that it was at less than 25% occupancy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special place
    SamiVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Everything wonderful starting with the ambience, the food and last but not least the service makes this place special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was wonderful & just the way I wanted it. Service was good also. My waiter seemed to have a attitude with my 20% tip. It made me feel bad, I feel 20% is a good tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Spot
    wink112013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Eddie Merlots Warrenville location is a nice place for a special occasion. A bit pricey so bring your big credit card. It's an adult fine dining place with good food, great service and pleasant atmosphere. Dress is classy casual and I'd make a reservation to be sure. Share an appetizer and your side dish as portions are a meal in themselves. Medium cooked meats are closer to med-rare at best. Try a dessert and coffee, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good but pricey
    DateNight
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Friendly reception by all you meet on the staff. Staff does a great job of educating you about all their offerings. Our server David was great but he did become scarce later in our seating. We arrived at 630 and finished at 930 and were never rushed. French Onion soup is as good as everyone says. I had the smaller New York strip and it was cooked as ordered but was not all that special tasting even with the peppercorn sauce. Two of our group of four tried the wine flight of 4 reds. Only one of the selection was notable but the experience was interesting. The flaming preparation of the brownie is something to see and eat and was a great finish to our meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jcboogersVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Asian shrimp app, filet and sea bass excellent. Don't recommend Eddie's Potatoes. Server was phenomenal. Service a little slow.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    Terri
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Had a wonderful meal. The service was great from checking in to wait staff to manager checking our experience at the table . We chose to sit in the bar area which was a little louder than we expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.