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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Suprise your special someone with 12 red roses & a half bottle (735ml) of Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve for $99! Enjoy Arctic Char Del Mar or an 8 oz Bone-In Filet for $35.95 each, 8 oz Bone-In Filet Del Mar $45.95, New Zealand King Salmon $39.95, 16 oz Bone-In Filet & 10 oz Lobster Tail $99.95.

Eddie Merlot's - Burr Ridge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.7

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4.6

value

4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Cozy (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Casual (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
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Seasonal (4)
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Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

The food and service was great Friday night.
We took friends with us and they now love your restaurant.
See you again for another meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service very good but as we only ordered appetizers for 1st and 2nd courses, the wait time for our food was too long almost 1/2 hour between courses.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Every time we come to Eddie Merlot’s, we love it. It is a beautifully decorated restaurant - Elegant but very comfortable and the service is exceptional. The menu has a good variety of items to choose from and everything we have ever ordered is delicious. The bacon wrapped shrimp and the Burrata with tomatoes appetizers are RIDICULOUSLY good. The steaks are tender and always cooked perfectly. The sides really are big enough to share, but you may not want to. I love the cauliflower gratin and the roated brussel sprouts. My children’s favorite part of the evening is always the desserts made tableside. They ordered the Baked Alaska and it was presented beautifully and was delicious. This is definitely our go-to restaurant for family special occasions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was very good. It was very noisy because there was a party in the restaurant.
Very accommodating restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our group enjoyed the crab cake appetizer, one of the best we've had! Steaks and seafood were cooked to perfection. Service was good initially but our waiter seemed to disappear, a few of our guests wanted wine with their meal and he did not check on us until our meal was almost over. Overall we had a lovely evening. Our other two experiences prior to this were great! I would recommend you try this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Only complaint is the busboys push you and try to take plates when you are still eating.
The manager was most welcoming. Anna our waitress was outstanding.
Very small venue compared to our Bloomfield location in Michigan.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Anna was over waitress. She was wonderful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I had the bison ribeye. Best steak I’ve ever eaten. Our server was very attentive without being over bearing. Very helpful with suggestions and very friendly. Thank you for helping me make my wife’s birthday special

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Staff was great and attentive. Good size portions of food which was delicious. Prices tend to be on the high side. Great for special occasions. Large selection of wines.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We tried the Steak Diane for Two for the first time. It was delicious and fun to have it partially prepared tableside. We shared a salad before it. The steak was very tender and the mushrooms were delicious covered in the wine sauce. We also had a bottle of Trivento Malbec wine that we have had before and enjoyed again. Our server, Ashley, was attentive and helpful. She also brought us a complementary crème brulee for my birthday. It was a lovely evening out for my birthday!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food. Dependable good service. A little pricey, but worth it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Been here numerous times. Excellent food and service. Great for special occasions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Ana the waitress is every nice and efficient . All the staff there are professional and hardworking

Tags: Late-night Find, Live Sports, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Enjoyed our New Year’s Eve very much. Our server, I believe her name was Brooke, was excellent.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent dinner service was amazing . Yulia was so sweet. Suggest better vermouth for manhattans. Upscale dining and they served martini and Rossi, no Vya, noilly prat or cupano. Excellent Rye whiskeys. The bartender should have chilled the Manhattan first. The large cube melted because the liquor was warm. Not happy with a $20 drink bring Just ok.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I had made Nye reservations about 2 months in advance, we arrived 20 minutes early and were asked to wait by the bar. We ordered drinks and were commenting on how it would be horrible to sit at the small 2 seat tables around the bar as there were tons of people packed in waiting for their own dinner table. About 20 minutes later the host came into the bar calling my name stating that they had texted me which I never received, and the table was ready. She preceded to walk us over to the exact table that we were commenting about. Needless to say my fiance refused to sit there! The host seemed a bit flustered and took us to a nice 2 person table in the main dinning room. Our server Anna was great!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Thank you, Geoff and the rest of the staff. Our family always looks forward to our special holiday dinner at EM. There are no bad dishes at EM. All is exquisite. Even the cocktails are delightful and refined. Whether for s special occasion or after work happy hour, you cannot get better than EM.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good steaks. Nice wine cellar. Very good mixed drinks. Tableside desserts. Nice not to have to fight the crowds of the oak brook mall area restaurants. Plenty of parking.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Expensive but tastes great.
Our service was awesome!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

my dinner fabulous, wifes dinner so so not fully cooked, service a little off expected a higher level of service and cleaner when sat found an old menu and old drink straws at our table.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our server Ray was great. Everyone's dish was cooked perfectly.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Extensive and elegant menu. Every single staff member was knowledgeable and professional. We felt special and satisfied.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve wonderful dinner. Never rushed delicious lobster tail and Dover sole. Never disappointed here! Great service from Geoff

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were seated at a table that was so large we had to talk loudly to hear across the table. There were only 2 of us!!! We were seated across from the bar.
The pork chop was really tough. Disappointing for Christmas Eve.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have been before and always bought steaks. Even a member of their frequent diner club. They do a good job with steaks. We had a couple non steak people with us. Not good. Adfitonally the waiter was hard to find, food was warm not hot. Service was slow without any spunk. We were there over 2 hours and only served 2 drinks. The lower level bus and water people impectable.....almost irritating.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Went for a birthday dinner. Disappointed that the only option for birthday treat was Creme Brulee which I do not eat. Do not mean to be ungrateful but would have appreciated anything as substitute.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Kyle was our server and he did an excellent job. We both had the salmon special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We had a wonderful lunch meal with a great server named Joe. We were celebrating a special birthday that day and everyone had a fine time. A little pricey, but the overall experience met expectations.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We had a delicious dinner at Eddie Merlot’s. Our server, Leslie was excellent!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 10, 2017

While we enjoy the food at Eddie Merlot's, every time we make a reservation at the Burr Ridge location, we are seated in the bar area. This particular visit was so loud in the bar area, my husband and I couldn't hear each other talking. It would probably be a better experience if we could sit in the dining room.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great dining experience! When our table wasn’t ready at the reserved time, the manager bought us a drink at the bar while we waited for less than 5 minutes! That’s how you treat customers!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We dine @ EM's several times a year and enjoy the restaurant, the service , and the food. This time it was for a special occasion and we had to wait a few minutes beyond our reservation time to be seated. The staff and management recognized this and went above and beyond to make up for it. We appreciate the personalized outstanding service and of course the appetizer and 1st round on the house. Well done and thank you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The manager was very attentive! We enjoyed our dinner and the food was amazing!!
Thank you!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was delicious, as always. The server was very good, very attentive and knowledgeable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Servers were very nice. Restaurant managers walked around and made sure everyone was happy and satisfied. They offer different types of tableside services but it's kind of a small space so it can make it awkward and cause unnecessary traffic jams.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Good, dependable service and delicious food. We are never disappointed here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Had lunch with friends celebrating going into the Christmas season. Good food, excellent service and wonderful ambiance. Never was disappointed when dining at Eddie Merlot's, be it lunch or dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Decor of establishment was very nice and welcoming, almost a homelike feel to it. Service was great all questions answered, always there for help. Food was some of the best I have ever had, the Wagyu New York Strip was tender and juicy, a melt in your mouth feel. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great dinner as usual. Excellent service, fantastic food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

My wife and I had the Dover sole, it was excellent. Karin and Bruce did an excellent job filleting our sole, No Bones.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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