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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

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 - Columbus Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (69)
Special Occasion (65)
Good for a Date (59)
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Romantic (54)
Notable Wine List (38)
Business Meals (37)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Worth the Drive (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Cozy (21)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Bar Seating (12)
Fun (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Casual (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Authentic (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined a day ago

Everything was excellent. Our server, Chris, and assistant, Theresa, were wonderful. The food was awesome.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Just horrible cold food and waiter never offered specials; wine to compliment our entree’s. So disappointed after a 2 year wage ti go back with friends and not to mention a long drive in frigid temps😟

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·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant has become one of my favorite dining spots in the northern suburbs and is by far the best option on the north side. Staff goes out of their way to accommodate the guest.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Top Tier place. Great place to dine with wife and family. Date night is always awesome

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went on New Years Eve and could not have had a better experience. We sat in a great location in the back by the fireplace where we could hear our conversation and enjoy the ambiance. The food was excellent as usual and the service impeccable. Great start to the new year!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Absolutely loved it. The complimentary desserts for our birthdays was heartfelt. Will def be back for more

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food is always delicious. Service is always great & all the staff is friendly.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a great New Years experience at Eddie Merlots! Food and staff was fabulous as usual.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a favorite and food, staff, service level and seating is best in Columbus. We enjoy that the table sizes allow room and comfort and never feel cramped like a lot of other venues.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New year eve

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was great and the service was the best I've ever had. The menu was a little confusing but the staff explained it well. We will be going back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a fantastic time! The hostess and waiter were wonderful/ very attentive. Although the food and drinks were expensive, it was amazing! My filet was so tender I could cut it with my fork! The Lobster was terrific!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was exceptional. My only negative comment was the prices were incredibly high.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve dinner - consistently good fine dining & professional wait staff. Eddie's Merlot's is one of my favorite fine dining spots in Columbus.
Everything was as delicious as expected & our waiter (Chris) delivered top-notch service.
They make it extremely difficult for me to want to try comparable restaurants when I can count on their quality.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great experience. Great food. Will be back . Great waiter experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was excellent, the service was very good, we were seated by the fireplace, which was very nice. The only thing was we were across the table from each other and couldn't hear each other very well so we moved our seats closer to gather.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was DIVINE, as usual! The food is so excellent there that it's almost worth the insane cost. NEVER a bad meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overpriced anymore for quality of food. Example, Corn not nearly as good as when opened. For the price of the food you would think they could provide better take home containers. Second visit that the leftover side dishes spilled everywhere out of the boxes making a huge mess.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great ambiance and service. Steak was very good and shrimp dish was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and ambiance! The service is wonderful . Would recommend for special occasions!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

For the money I would go to The Barn or The Avenue. Food was mediocre

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great day at Eddie Merlots, had a family get together. Wonderful food, the service was excellent. Never disappointed at this location.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food and the staff were wonderful. The noise level was a little high, but tolerable. The prices are high, but the quality of food was awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We are regulars at Eddie's so there are certain things we have come to expects, even during busy times like Christmas Eve. We we're not disappointted. Nose level is always a but high but you can conduct personal conversations without shouting. Great experience.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Waiter was great.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great place will go again and let friends know bout it to try out

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

We were there for a family get together, 7 members, and could not have found a better venue! Dinner was fantastic, service was excellent, wine was perfect, and all had a great dining experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Dinner was amazing and a great wine list! We had the chateubriand for two and it was served table side. Wonderful service. We plan to return very soon!

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Eddie Merlot was on my bucket list of resturants, My first time there, celebrating my birthday and my friends birthday. What we thought would be a quiet evening dinner turned out to be very noisy, very loud people at the bar and the music! Food was great service was great but the atmosphere was awlful! Someone from the restaruant called to ask if they could seat us in the lounge, said it would be a “ quiet, cozy area” it was NOT. We could not even hear each other talking. Very disappointed. I would not reccomend the place to anyone for that reason. Our server was awesome though!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We have been here multiple times. It is always excellent. It our favorite "steak place" and one of our favorite restaurants period.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always a great time

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a fantastic experience, and this restaurant just replaced all-comers on our go-to list of "special occasion" steakhouses. You go here because you want to spend $60+ on a steak. Accordingly, I don't believe the "value" category in the ratings system applies. In any event, we got every dime's worth of what we paid during our visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I met my girl friend's, we shared 2 appetizers which were awesome. I ordered a medium done burger, recieved a well done burger, they attempted another it was rare and they offered to bring me anything I wanted equal to, which was the right thing to do. But you would think an upscale steak house would know how to cook a burger. My friend's dinners were good. I would and will go back because they treated me right. They even took off my appetizer. Very nice

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food is always top notch and service is generally outstanding. I would avoid the pre Christmas holiday get together period. Very crowded and noise level was not enjoyable.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Would have great but even after sending the salmon entre back it still had raw spots. Steak was perfect though. Ambience would have been nicer if a large group did not decide to shriek and squeal every 3 or 4 minutes at the top of their lungs

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was incredible! Bacon wrap shrimp appetizer is a must get.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Wonderful! I bring a staff member for Christmas lunch and we were there 3 hours ! Great food and an opportunity to relax in the bar in front of the fire place , lunch was delicious, dessert and coffee !

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Ribeye was extremely fatty on 2 plates. Waiter did not even comment. Sprouts were under cooked and potatoes over cooked. Ran out of carrot cake. You didn't know the holidays are coming? We are usually happy, not this time.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Best food in cbus. Salmon and steak came out perfect as usual. The staff did an amazing job with with service and recommendations. Bar area was comfortable and fun.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I brought my girlfriend here for our 6th Anniversary. We asked for a warm spot in the restaurant as it was a cold night outside. They sat us right by the fireplace which was perfect. Everyone that waited on us in any means wished us a happy anniversary which made us feel special. We ordered the brusel sprouts, lobster mac n cheese, the sea bass and the New York Strip, oscar style. All of the food was amazing. My girlfriend said it was the best piece of fish she has ever had. They treated us to a free dessert for our anniversary to top off a great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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