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About Eddie Merlot's - Cincinnati

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.

10808 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Interstate 275

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 489-1212

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

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking is offered 7 nights a week. Free on site parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Bryan Hopping

Private Party Facilities:
Eddie Merlot’s talented culinary team and our expert service staff are dedicated to providing you and your guests with a truly memorable dining experience. It is their goal to provide a fine dining steak house with emphasis on serving the finest U.S.D.A. Prime Aged Beef and Seafood. Side dishes are served family style and are large enough to serve two if desired. 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. There are three private rooms/areas to choose from according to your needs. The Chardonnay Room, which can seat approximately 40 guests comfortably, the Merlot Room, which seats approximately 80 guests and the Cabernet Room, seating 40 guests. Eddie Merlot’s Sales Manager will assist you plan a function that will leave your guests knowing who is the best host in town, you!

Private Party Contact:
Melanie Sandy : (513) 489-1212

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, 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 - Cincinnati Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (74)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
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Notable Wine List (32)
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Creative Cuisine (29)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Good for Groups (25)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Cozy (20)
Bar Seating (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Authentic (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Fun (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Seasonal (8)
Casual (7)
People Watching (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

I got the pan seared chicken with vegetables. It had way too much seasoning on it. It was hard to eat it at all. It was caked in something that tasted like indian spices. Which could have been good if it had 1/3 the amount of seasoning.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Burn mortage

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·Dined 7 days ago

The food was amazing and our server Kirk was awesome. Great experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We really appreciated our server, Holly, giving us a fantastic dining experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Went to restaurant bar and ate the “bar menu” food; outstanding food with several new additions. Best addition was “Steak Diane” great tasting and very reasonably priced.
We go to this restaurant frequently and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great meal at a great price.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was excellent and wonderfully prepared, including the sides. We ordered creamed spinach, scalloped potatoes and spinach salad alongside the meal. Service was good and ambiance was warm. Great place for a special meal.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The service provided by "Captain Kirk" was, as always exceptional. The model of perfection and professionalism.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Never a bad experience at eddie merlot's! That's why we keep going back. Fantastic service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was great. New menu items limited to side items which is understandable given their focus. My loved sweet potato casserole was not evenly mashed and I found chunks. Little disappointed if this equates to eroded quality. Its the little things that matter. Service phenomenal as always.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Each time we have visited the food and service have been superb. Will go back again asap.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

A sure thing if you are looking for delicious food and beverages - plus top notch staff!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Alex our server was outstanding. He made sure to recommend proper portion and type of sides to go with our meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

While the food and wait service were very good, the table we were seated at was probably the worst in the restaurant. It was in the back corner by a drafty exit of a room that appeared to normally be used for private parties. Ambiance was not very good at all. Also, we had a 9 pm reservation and were seated at 9:10-9:15. Having to wait and then to be seated at this table was very disappointing.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Steaks-barely warm
Asparagus-undercooked and barely warm
Had to ask for napkins for table twice. Napkins!
Waiter saw a knife drop to floor when bringing drinks and didn’t offer a new one.
Waited for bread while other table by the door received a second loaf. And they were seated after us.
Other couple with us ordered an appetizer and never received it. Waiter never brought it or apologized.
I had a Diet Coke. It took 20 minutes to get a refill- and I had to motion to the waiter for it. When that one was gone, another refill was never brought. I chewed on ice for the last 75 minutes.
My Wife had to get the waiter’s attention for a second glass of wine. He past by the table 4 or 5 times and didn’t ask her if she wanted a second glass.
For the money, it was a horrible experience. I get better service and my food is better at Longhorns.
Used to dine here a decent amount. I’ll give you one more chance, but that’s it
Waiter was Adam. Please let him go so he may get on with his life’s work. This clearly is not it. His demeanor was goofy as well as somewhat aloof. He does NOT represent your brand well.
That much money for that is just unconscionable.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our waiter was very attentive in the beginning but that did not last. By the end of the meal we felt as if he had checked out. We also were very cold throughout our entire meal. We told our waiter but nothing was done. Three of the five of us wore our coats the entire time. I feel like for the money we spent, it was not a good experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were extremely lucky to get a great seat at a great time for New Year's Eve! Thank You! The food was good as always and the service was not rushed to even a bit slow at times. Perhaps this was because of the holiday. Usually the service is spot on perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a delightful evening. The food was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Came here w family for New Years dinner. Our party of 5 got seated in the dining room on the right which was lit up brighter than the main dining room so the ambiance was more of a banquet hall than of a nice cozy restaurant we typically want. Our table was between two tables which had loud folks. We asked if we can get a different quieter table and were told “no”. Our server told my mom she was deaf (it was a joke, but not a good one). I called him out on this. We moved to one side of table to be able to hear each other to discuss what to order. We remained seated in this formation the rest of the meal. Food was great! But I did not cared for food arriving not together and before our salad plates were removed. The servers to be stacking up plates in front of us as they were clearing the dishes especially not ok for a nice restaurant. But as I said food was great!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Early New Year's Eve dinner with new friends. Our first time at Eddie Merlot but friends had visited often. Food was delicious - Steak, Veal, Fish. Desserts over the top! Coffee excellent. Very busy evening (6:30 - 9:00) and waiter was spread thin taking care of tables arriving at different times. Kitchen mistakedly threw out half dinner of veal so replaced it for take home. Waiter did have several larger tables so we had plenty of time to talk and visit with friends while he was busy elsewhere. Did not feel rushed.
Will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The hostess staff was overwhelmed with computer issues and our welcome showed poor customer service skills. Once we were seated, our wait staff, Michelle, was friendly and energetic and offer suggestions on wine and the menu. The food was excellent and arrived hot with the exception of our side which was room temp. This was rectified shortly before the end of the meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was great about it - exceptional customer service

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Server was great. His recommendations were spot on. Bison was very delicious.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Birthday dinner was awesome!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The waitress informed us that we have been there 13 times before. This one, number 14 was most enjoyable

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I think my waitress's name was Holly; she was excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Visited restaurant for dad’s birthday. Tops of chairs were filthy and food was not as good as times past. Service was excellent.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great Experience. All 4 courses were fabulous

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Awesome service and meal!!! Enjoyed ourselves immensely!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Overall we enjoyed our time at Eddie Merlots. Our initial waiter did not provide us with consistent service. Another waitress filled in for him. She provided better quality service and attention to our needs. The food was good but not extraordinary for the upscale prices.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything was great except the music was too loud. We were right under a speaker and had trouble hearing one another.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great Food / Outstanding Service. Would certainly recommend to others

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Celebrated Christmas Eve with family. Simply fantastic and complemented by excellent service!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have dined at some of the nicest restaurants in Cincinnati, unfortunately this is not one of them. The food is OK, service OK nothing special about it. The prices don’t match up to the experience. Both Carlo and Johnny’s and Tony’s blow this place away.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Christmas Eve dinner. Food was good. Service was just ok, so expected more attentiveness for the price point.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

1st time ate there. Will definitely go back. Great food and service.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The service was very bad. I think they were short staffed.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had dinner here about 14 months ago with our dinner group and it was great. Just had dinner here and was horrible. Service was average. I was traveling 2 months ago and went to a Texas Roadhouse. Steak there was better than the one at Eddie merlots at 1/3 the price. The steak and the "hot" dessert were both cold. Way overpriced. I will never go again. You'd be crazy to waste money here. If u want a same quality steak and save a ton go to Outback. You want a good steak for this money go to a Ruby's or Tony's. Dinner for 3 of us was $300 with tip. I would have come out ahead with chicken nuggets and someone stealing $200 from me. I felt like I was robbed at dinner here.
Avoid this restaurant at all costs. I, nor anyone I know, will not return here.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was the perfect place to celebrate ( food, service, music, atmosphere, etc...). Thank You!

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food never disappoints at EM. Our Christmas Eve dinner was perfect. Waiter was exceptional, very helpful with wine recommendations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful dinner and service!!

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