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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 - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, 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, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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 - Cincinnati Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (70)
Special Occasion (69)
Good for a Date (55)
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Good for Birthdays (52)
Romantic (49)
Notable Wine List (39)
Business Meals (34)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Worth the Drive (26)
Good for Groups (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Cozy (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Authentic (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Happy Hour (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fun (7)
People Watching (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 14 hours ago

Wonderfully romantic dinner with great service from Mark

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Good value for the money... great service as usual!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband treated me to Eddie's for my birthday and it was fantastic in every way. My filet was perfect. The salads and sides were fabulous! We were treated very nicely. I have no complaints and can't wait to go back. This place is a jewel! (by wife, Kim)

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

We had been to this restaurant before and had always had very good experiences. On this evening we were placed in the room next to the bar (which the person seating us described as having large windows that can be opened in the summer.) We were near the end of the room next to a screen partition. We assumed the party on the other side was large because it was so noisy. We could barely carry on a conversation and when given the day's specials, we had to ask to have them repeated. Near the end of the meal the loud group left. When the partition was moved, we saw that it had only been 6 people. The next group seated was just as loud. There must be a problem with the room's acoustics.
The food and service were excellent. The atmosphere, due to the extremely noisy condition, was not. When we complained to the manager before leaving, she said she would make a note in Open Table not to seat us in that room again. I suggested that no one should be seated in that area when the other table is used for a group.
I am not saying we will never go to Eddie Merlot's again, but considering we spent over $200 for a dinner for two, this experience was disappointing and it will probably be a while before we return.

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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

I like this restaurant and have dined there a number of time. This time the food was just not up to what it usually is. I like a medium rare steak and mine came out way over done. I was with a group so did not send back because I didn’t want to be the last one eating in our group. Be sure to stress how you want you steak when ordering. Also we had to ask about specials, this was not told to us before ordering. Be sure to ask!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This was our first time there. We celebrated our Wedding Anniversary and the food, service and atmosphere was outstanding. We will definitely return.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

A beautiful evening with my bride of 46 years once again at Eddies. Our third visit and it seems to get better each time we visit. The food is unbelievably good. I had the Prime Ribeye and it was cooked to perfection. All the sides were very tasty. Service was very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a great time at Eddie Merlot’s. Service is always a good

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The table was set was 6, our party was 8. Several items came out cold. My steak and the asparagus. The kids broccoli.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Jeff and the staff made our 30th anniversary special in every way they could. From having a great champagne on ice waiting for us at the bar to fresh flowers at the table which came home with us. The service and food was excellent, as it always is at this Eddie's.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had special requests, like a quiet table and they gave us more than expected. Our wait staff was outstanding!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 5, 2017

New position

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Once again food was excellent ! service was excellent ! Our waitress she was awesome . Great value for the food you order. My wife and I want to stop some night and have some of the bar food .
Thanks
Mr.Seuberling

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Ordered one steak medium well. It came out charred and dry on the inside. We also ordered a 3 medallion plate, all medium. One rare, one properly done and one overdone. Disappointing to pay that kind of money for steak and not have it prepared as ordered. I shouldn't have to send it back at these prices and I expect better. The manager did come by about 70% of the way through our meal to ask how everything was cooked, but what's the point then, I've eaten most of it. Our server was good. But, now I remember why it had a been a few years since we had been last.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Was an outstanding experience! Holly and Randal were great and very attentive. Was the perfect meal for the perfect occasion. My wife and I really loved it!!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service as always. Good variety; great cocktails. Accommodating even to two vegetarians.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

As per always the experience at Eddie Merlot's is top notch. The food was amazing, and our waiter was knowledgeable and pleasant.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We tried some of the new menus, they were good and we liked that they offered a discount on most of them. Thank you:)

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We pretty much had the lounge to ourselves. Most people were at home with their kids for "trick or treating".
We had Eddie's cheeseburger w/sides and sliders. And not to forget the bread. Eddie's bread is SO good! We'll be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Really like this place for a special occasion. The atmosphere is really nice for a romantic night out and the service can't be beat.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food and our waiter name Kirk was amazing. I would definitley recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We frequent this restaurant and have never had a bad meal and service has always been spectacular. If you are a wine drinker, this is a must visit place. They know their wines and have almost anything you could ever want. For those who want a quality steak cooked the way you actually ordered it, this again is the right place. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours to take in all the experience and enjoy yourself.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our server was amazing!! The food was wonderful overall a great time!!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Wedding Anniversary

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We dined for a business meal and it was awesome. The chairman of our company was in town and he loved it. Our servers were amazing. They were very well knowledgeable of the wine and food menu. They were helpful and treated us like we were guests in their own homes. The food was delicious AS ALWAYS. We will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Eddie Merlot’s is always A1 in service, food quality and presentation.

The wait staff is efficient and friendly, a rare combination in restaurants today!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nothing to say

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The table where I was seated servers kept on bumping into my chair and carrying trays over my head. Once I mentioned this to our waiter he immediately had my table shifted over and mentioned it to his manager

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We sat for at least 30 minutes between our salads and our meal. My main course was $65 and was perfect on the inside but charred on the outside. The bacon wrapped shrimp that came with the steak were inedible. They were hard. The crab patty that we had as appetizer was amazing.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 21, 2017

loved it! Great service!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Delicious Food, Terrific Service, Great Ambience. Went there for our anniversary and Eddie Merlot's made it very special.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Amazing meal and superior service. We were celebrating our anniversary and couldn't be happier with the experience. We'll definitely return!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We frequent Eddie Merlot's, and we were pleased with some of the new menu items. They are worth checking out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

For our anniversary we were hoping for a little more intimate sitting arrangement as our table for two felt as if we were far away from each other and the noise level was a little louder than expected as we were sat close to a group room.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The new menu options are excellent. The poke appetizer with an avocado center was an amazing starter along with the new crab cake, 99% crab.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This was a last minute decision but one that turned out very well. Very prompt friendly service and my steak was excellent.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excelllent service and delicious food. They even brought out a dessert for us with “Happy Anniversary” written on the plate. If you want a special experience for a special occasion this is the place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always love the food and extensive list of wines. My friend also tried a rare bourbon and just LOVED it! We did have to have the bananas foster prepared tableside with some yummy pressed coffee. Be prepared to spend some money, but worth it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We celebrated a birthday

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We tried Eddie Merlot during Restaurant Week. We had an excellent dinner and service. Great value during Restaurant Week. My husband can't wait to return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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