About Eddie Merlot's - Burr Ridge

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 50 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.

201 Bridewell Dr
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00 pm,
Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm

Bar/Lounge Menu opens at 4 pm Daily

Lunch : Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Burr Ridge Parkway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 468-2098

Website:
http://www.eddiemerlots.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet parking offered Tuesday-Sunday. Large surface parking area surrounds the building.

Executive Chef:
Dan Tucker

Private Party Facilities:
When you want to make an impression, there"s only one name you can trust. When you want the best in food, wine, and service for your special event, there's only one Eddie Merlot's.
Eddie Merlot's has earned its reputation by serving exceptional U.S.D.A. prime beef—a superior certification awarded to only 2% of
all U.S. beef. And we bring the same standard to our private dining menus, which feature a wide variety of hors d'oeuvres, entrees,
desserts, and accompaniments, complimented by the finest wine and cocktails. From the moment your guests arrive, Eddie Merlot's talented culinary team is dedicated to providing you and your guests with an experience like no other.
That same commitment extends to our service staff. We pride ourselves on hospitality, from making you feel comfortable during the planning process to making your guests feel welcome when they're with you.
Eddie Merlot's offers several private and semi-private dining areas, from 10 to 275.

Private Party Contact:
Steven Zambrzycki: (630) 468-2098

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Make Christmas Eve memorable with a delectable meal at Eddie Merlot's! Reserve your table now.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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New Year's Eve is a night to remember as you say goodbye to 2017 and hello to all the possibilities of 2018. Let Eddie Merlot's start your 2018 off right with an exceptional experience. Make your reservations now!

Eddie Merlot's - Burr Ridge Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.8

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4.6

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4.2

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Good for a Date (36)
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Notable Wine List (31)
Romantic (29)
Business Meals (23)
Bar Seating (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Cozy (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Casual (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Authentic (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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Local Ingredients (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 14 hours ago

Great dinner as usual. Excellent service, fantastic food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Have to admit, didn’t love this time. We come here often enough & the food was meh today. Service was great as usual, especially the maitre d guy. He’s the best. We will be back, just an off night for kitchen.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was off this evening. Ordered several appetizers. Slider buns stale.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were great. I loved being in the Merlot room.
I miss the old menu.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

The meal and service we fine during this visit. It is just what I was expecting.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We have been to this location several times. They change things up nicely, with new menu items. The service is always perfect, and the food is exceptionally good. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Our group of 8 met for lunch. Service was great as was the food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had great service! Prices a bit high, but I suspect quality it there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Grate restaurant for any occasion

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Overall Excellent experience. Great staff. Good overall selection and fantastic steaks.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was very good and service exceptional, as always.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Eddie Merlot's, as expected, didn't disappoint with the new menu items! We had the Ahi Tuna Poke and some Oysters Rockefeller as appetizers followed by the table side carved Chateaubriand for 2 with Creamed Spinach and Cauliflower Gratin.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

After our previous experience with Eddie Merlot at a different location, my husband reluctantly agreed to go to this Eddie Merlot location. This changed his mind about returning! Everything that we ordered was exceptionally good. We were impressed with the variety on the menu and everything exceeded our expectations! We will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My wife picked Eddie Merlot for my Birthday dinner , staff very friendly, server very accommodating and attentive. nice atmosphere I was pleased

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food and service were very good. I enjoyed the meal.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always an excellent choice. Great food and great service

the fireplace makes for a great date place

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The steak was fantastic!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Superb dining experience. Food is amazing and priced accordingly, so expect to spend a lot. But definitely worth it. Would rather spend a few hundred dollars here once than go to fast food 50 times.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

While the food was good, it was below the cost value. I have had better quality food at half the price. That is the bottom line.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Disappointing especially considering the prices. Our waiter was friendly but food not that good. Filet mignon cooked as requested. Andouille sausage was so overlooked it was like jerky. Au grautin potatoes undercooked and runny. We will not go back

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

As always, food was great. Service was great. Would like to see a more extensive cocktail menu as I am not a martini or wine drinker. Still, one of my all time favorite restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food and fantastic service.
Great for special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

As usual, Eddie Merlot's was wonderful. The atmosphere is friendly but not overdone. The service is impeccable. Our waiter, Geoff, was very accommodating but didn't hover. The drinks and food were exceptional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our first time at Eddies. Our server was Geoff who had been there six years and was outstanding. The wine selection was excellent. I was offered a small tasting of two wines before I chose. That was much appreciated. The cocktails choices were ok. The lemon drop martini was the bomb! We thoroughly enjoyed the burrata as an appetizer. Another new menu item was the truffle tater tots, they were very good. My wife ordered the bourbon glazed rib eye, it was fantastic. We had side of creamed corn which was prepared a little different than most but “on point”. I had the 20 oz lobster tail, it was grilled and over cooked. Not a very good piece of meat. I ate less than half. Don’t recommend it. I didn’t complain so I don’t know how the restaurant would have handled it. Over all a great experience. Do go.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent service! Food was very good, but pricey. Took my husband for his birthday and the server had a birthday card ready for him that was signed by all the staff, which was a very nice touch.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We go to Eddie Merlot's for anniversaries, birthdays, Mother's Day brunch and have never been disappointed. Food and service is always great and the staff is extremely polite and courteous and they make you feel like they're really glad you chose their restaurant. It's a great place for date night too. The new menu gives you another reason to keep going back and trying new things.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Brooke was our server and she saw to it that we had a great time in spite of the fact that we were both very tired and getting over a colds! We both had salmon and always it was excellent! Thanks Brooke!

Tags: Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our waitress, Ana, was gracious, friendly and top-notch. Our food was very good overall albeit a bit too much butter on my sea bass and the julienned veggies underneath. Despite too much butter, the seabass the cooked perfectly and my dinner partner's bison was perfectly cooked to a medium-well. My dinner partner is a new wine drinker and likes sweeter wines. Ana was very helpful giving suggestions for a wine he might enjoy with his bison without being pretentious. Thank you, Ana! Thank you all for an enjoyable evening and wonderful surroundings with great food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

They have a new menu and it is excellent. The burrata was excellent. We have been here many times and would recommend it ti anyone.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Too much food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We had great food, wine and service. We shared a Cesar salad and some of their warm bread. One entree was the double pork chops and the other was shrimp. We enjoyed them both. Our server brought us a complimentary creme brûlée for our anniversary and it was delicious! We had a wonderful evening and will return. Thanks

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Usually we really enjoy our entree, but on this occasion the Chateaubriand was rare when we ordered it medium ( hot pink center). They had cut it in half tableside and then took it back to cook it further. It came back and was tasteless. Extremely disappointing for a $105 piece of tenderloin. Stick with the prime steaks to ensure a good meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Service and food are excellent. Dependable fine dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a very nice evening celebrating our anniversary. Food was good, service was also very good. Beautiful atmosphere.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food was excellent and the server was very friendly!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Absolutely fantastic. It's so hard to find a restaurant that's not so overbearingly loud that you can't carry a conversation across your table - This place is perfect. Our server was polite, knowledgeable and knew we had been a previous customer. I noted on my Open Table reservation this was an anniversary and was acknowledged just that. Husband had pork chops-it came with 2 and mashed potatoes, I had trio filet mignon medium rare and perfect. Enough for leftovers. Definitely a return visit in the future!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Karen was our server and was excellent. Karen, showed us the new lunch menu and helped with wine pairings for the meal. Our friend was expressed with the ambiance, the wine, the meal and our server.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

SO disappointed the meatloaf was discontinued with the new menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Geoff was outstanding! We always enjoy our dinner @ Eddie merlot's. The only suggestions we would have is to eliminate full dining at the bar itself on Friday and Saturday nights. Many restaurants let patrons eat dinner at the bar. However, the limited seating eliminates couples who want to enjoy a pre-dinner drink at the bar. Many times we've had to stand behind couples eating dinner at the bar, which is uncomfortable for both parties. Just a suggestion which I know is difficult to address.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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