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About Eddie Merlot's - Columbus

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 70 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.

1570 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Service: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Lounge: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Lyra Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 433-7307

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

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking available

Executive Chef:
Eddie Weiss

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 70 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:
Jesica Kantner: (614) 433-7307

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, 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 - Columbus Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (61)
Special Occasion (60)
Romantic (58)
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Good for Anniversaries (57)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Notable Wine List (41)
Business Meals (36)
Worth the Drive (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Cozy (21)
Bar Seating (15)
Fun (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Authentic (9)
Healthy (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Casual (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Live Music (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome meal. Turn down the piano player’s volume. Waiter was fantastic

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

Our Server Jeff was by far the best waiter experience in Columbus Ohio ever. Thank you again. J

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined 7 days ago

We have been to this Merlot’s many times and have always enjoyed good food, good service, and in this era of loud everything, a very pleasant atmosphere. This was however the first time that I was not really satisfied with my entire. I ordered the veal and it was not what I expected. Veal Feancaise is something that I have had elsewhere prepared well - very lightly floured pounded veal breast, sautéed and served in a light lemony sauce. This was heavily breaded, over salted, and with that I could hardly taste the sauce. My wife’s lobster was very well done, though advertised at 20 oz. seemed a little on the light side - certainly not 20 oz. of lobster, though possibly at the frozen state. Having said that, it was as always a very pleasant dining experience and everything else, both food and service was fine. Yes, we will return. No, I will not order the veal, but more likely a steak which the do an outstanding job with.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great atmosphere, great food and great service. A nice place to go for a special occasion.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

An excellent meal with excellent service from Thomas. Very attentive and professional staff. Beautiful ambience near the fireplace. Oysters, meals and chocolate cake with coffee, very well done. Great wine list

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were seated at table too close to exterior door. Every time door opened, a blast of 20 degree air chilled entire table. Our feet were too cold to enjoy dinner.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Cocktails, filet-stuffed potstickers, tomato-burrata salad, bison filet, grilled shrimp, and brussel sprouts were all table pleasers. Couple of service snafus, but not showstoppers.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Came to celebrate my wife’s birthday, the food was good and so was the service. The steak Diane prepared table side was delicious although I could’ve done with a few more mushrooms. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We love to drive over from Charleston, WV and stay the Hilton and enjoy fine dining.

Excellent!!!

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We sat at the bar and experienced very nice live music, great conversation with the bar tenders and excellent food as usual. We will be back more often!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

As expected, the service was impeccable... Dinner was outstanding! Especially the new version of mushrooms that we had. Having lived in St. Louis for a number of years, this certainly compares with some of the offerings I experienced there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything far exceeded my expectations.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food, interesting wine, great service, and not rushed. Another 5-star 360-degree EM experience!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Healthy, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our waiter, Jeff, made the evening even more enjoyable. As always, the food was great.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was amazing and Tony provided excellent service! We were celebrating my parents' 40th wedding anniversary, and we all very much enjoyed ourselves!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was wonderful. Jeff, our server was amazing and made our special occasion memorable.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service, very good food and nice environment for talking.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent restaurant! Have dined here several times and have had great service, excellent food, and good ambiance every time.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great experience all around!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent service and food. They make you feel special and food is always perfect!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent on all points. However, the noise level was so loud we could not hear our group of 4 people at a square table.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

It was a business dinner with 4 of us. 3 of us ordered the same steak. I ordered mine medium. The other two were ordered medium rare. The waitress distributed the 2 sides we ordered evenly amongst us. When I cut into my steak I realized it was rare, maybe even less then rare. The waitress said it would only take a minute to make it medium. About 10 minutes later the steak came out but with no sides. I asked and the said that new sides would be brought to the table. They were but when everyone had already finished eating. So, I ate an OK steamed with no sides. The manger gave us free coffee and one desert to split. Never going back.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Just great for Dottie's birthday dinner. The double chocolate cake I put down as a special treat for desert was.... WOW!!!! She had the filet which was prepared to perfection along with the asparagus side... and then the desert... and, of course, the wine, Merlot Decoy, with the Duck on the bottle.... made the meal. Noise level is just a little too high, but as the evening aged, our reservation was at eight, the crowd dispersed and it was O.K. My meal with the double pork chops called for a box to carry home with a couple glasses of wine left in the bottle which we will enjoy some evening this week.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a good time. Chris did a good job! The appetizers were excellent. The steak was good but not melt in your mouth.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We went out for our anniversary. Not only was the food great but so was our server Chris. We had a wonderful time and hope to do it again soon.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Server, Jason, was very professional but slow. He forgot our bread, seemed to take forever to take our order or bring us our check.

I ordered the special of the day, Chilean Sea Bass Oscar style. Way to much tarragon in the sauce that overpowered the whole meal. I ended up only eating half of it.

The ambiance was fantastic and my guests raves about their food (strip steak, ribeye steak).

This was my second time at the venue and I’ll probably return when I’m in Columbus again but I’ll order a steak.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Have always had a positive experience here always good food and pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Have never had a bad experience there. Best restaurant there is for steak!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a great time celebrating my son's 18th birthday! Food and our server were wonderful!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great wait staff as usual and food was superb!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 14, 2017

As is typical from Eddie Merlot's a top notch meal from beginning to end. James, our waiter was friendly, engaged, and attentive. The food was cooked perfectly; my wife's blackened scallops were very good. We tried some new menu items, outstanding crab cake and the scallops. Filet Oscar style was perfect temperature, doneness and beautifully presented. My wife tried the Berry White martini which she thoroughly enjoyed. May be her new favorite martini.
This never disappoints. If you want a steak done right, try Eddie Merlot's.

Only complaint, a very cold AC, great in the summer, but not so much as fall arrives.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Went with my husband for dinner. Had a wonderful steak dinner. The best I have ever tasted. The sides were great. We had a bottle of wine that was featured that week. It was a perfect evening. Great service and food. Very knowledgable staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great dinning experience. The staff is top shelf. The steaks are fantastic and a very good wine list .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Filet mignon potstickers? Yes, please! Everything was excellent. The black truffle tater tots were mind-blowing. Our server was absolutely perfect.
There are restaurants that think there's nothing more to being "upscale" than jacking up prices, but Eddie Merlot's had better service, better food and better ambiance to earn their upscale description. Worth every single penny.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

In the past we have enjoyed the food and service but this time we were disappointed. We did not care for the new menu items we tried. Our waiter had to many tables to serve thus our service was not what we were accustom.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Maybe we were there st a bad time but service was extremely slow to the point manager came over and comp us wine & dessert.
Food came out overdone and was replaced by very apologetic server

Tags: Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food and service are very good. One of my favorite places in Columbus. Staff is freindly and very attentive. Best Martini in town. We love to sit in the lounge when it is a little more relaxed. Highly recommend!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 4, 2017

What's not to like? Ok, so after over 100 visits, we're a little biased. But maybe only once have we not enjoyed ourselves at the Columbus store. That was awhile back. We were accompanied on this visit by "foodie" friends from Seattle. We think that going to "Eddie's" was one of the inducements for them to come to Ohio. Service, food, value....great. Excellent waitstaff attention. Scott, the GM came to our table to say hello and they really appreciated meeting him.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great fine in Columbus Ohio great friendly service and excellent food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great people, wonderful food, fantastic wine selection.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic
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