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About Eddie Merlot's - Fort Wayne

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef and Seafood starts with U.S.D.A. Prime Beef. Only 2% of all U.S. beef is awarded this superior certification. Eddie Merlot’s ages the beef naturally to an unparalleled standard of tenderness and flavor. The chef then personally selects each piece for the optimum proportion of marbling, and texture, before hand-cutting and seasoning the thick, tender, and juicy steaks to your specifications. To seal in the flavor, the steak is flash-sear on high-heat grills. 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.

1502 Illinois Road South
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Lounge: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm -11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00 am; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
West Jefferson Boulevard

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(260) 459-2222

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

Entertainment:
Eddie Merlot's offers live music in our lounge every Friday and Saturday evening.

Catering:
Eddie Merlot’s offers decadent cuisine from our specially designed pre-set dinner menus, as well as selections from our regular dinner menu. Offering USDA Prime Beef as well as fine seafood entrees, your guests are sure to be pleased! Our preset dinners offer an hors d’oeuvres course, as well as salad, choice of many exquisite entrees, accompaniments that can be served family style or plated, and desserts that are sure to wow! Private Lunches are also available for groups of 15 or more.

Parking Details:
Enjoy complimentary valet parking as well as free on-site parking at Eddie Merlot's.

Public Transit:
Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center.

Executive Chef:
Jeffrey Brandenburg

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 Intimate Area, which can seat approximately 20 guests comfortably, the Merlot Room, which seats approximately 60 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:
Lacey Oberley: (260) 459-2222

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Host a large celebration, wedding, or fundraiser at Eddie Merlot’s! For information regarding rental of the entire restaurant, please contact us directly.

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 - Fort Wayne Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Romantic (17)
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Notable Wine List (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Business Meals (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Authentic (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Waterfront (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Need food that is without garlic. Or a vegetarian stir-fry with tofu.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Everything was perfect! The food was outstanding, the atmosphere classy and the service impeccable! Mark is our favorite waiter. He makes us always feel special, is attentative to our every need and proactively serves us with a warm, personable attitide. We were celebrating 38 years of marriage and was treated royally. It was a perfect place to be on our anniversary!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is the first truly upscale dining experience I've ever had and I loved it. My fiancé af I celebrated our third anniversary with dinner at Eddie's. It was very pricy but for that you get attentive servers, presidential treatment and fine dining. I won't be able to afford to go back this year anytime but it's a great setting for a business dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We came for an anniversary celebration. Food was good. Portions were very good.
Waitress Rachael was outstanding! Having quality people like her makes a nice evening all the more enjoyable! Enjoyed the evening much. Definitely on the to-do list for a return visit. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

I have eaten here about 10 times. It is an upscale restaurant with some of the best food and service in Fort Wayne. Wine list is extensive. Appetizer, salad, meat and sides are ordered separately. Great for special occasions. My wife had the cedar planked salmon and declared it excellent. I had the Veal Tenderloins which were fantastic. The bacon/brussel sprout side was fantastic.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Eddie Merlot’s never disappoints. Great food and service. Neat atmosphere. Awesome drinks.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

It took us 1 1/2 hours to get a 6oz lobster tail, which didn't seem like 6 oz at all. The manager visited every table but ours. Our server was either new or just plain awful and impersonal. The server next to us talked to us more and was very knowledgeable. The busser took my silverware before my meal even came, and we had to track someone down to get new silverware when my food finally arrived. I would never pay $200 again for a subpar meal. Was really disappointed and we had a show to get to, or we would've tracked down the manager and complained. Best part of the meal was dessert.

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 (Toledo)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Just plain excellent!!!

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent wine, food, cocktails, and staff. They greeted us and told us happy anniversary and made us feel special and welcome.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 1, 2017

My husband and I come here weekly. The GM
Knows who we are. He see's us come in with numerous friends and by ourselves. HE KNOWS US!! However, never once has he as much as acknowledged us. He'll come over and shoot the breeze with our friends and guests, but he ignores us!! It's getting old! Perhaps a call to his BOSS would change his rude behavior.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 27, 2017

食事もワインも良い価格帯で充実している。熟成肉のステーキも癖が強くなく食べ易く、特に3種のプレミアムステーキ4人前がお勧め。大人4人で十分に堪能できすのでお得です。ワインも手頃な価格帯で頂けるので接待等においてもリーズナブル。

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Josh took good care of me and my date while we enjoyed a drink, appetizer and dessert in the lounge.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great place to eat. However, I was looking forward to the beef stroganoff but it was removed from the menu. And, I have a philosophical bias against veal. With that being said I had a great steak and there were plenty of options on the menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Brussels sprouts were delicious, as was the peanut butter cup dessert.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Wait staff was great! Beyond that we were not impressed with dinner for the price that you pay. In my opinion it was very over rated.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Another fantastic meal at Eddie Merlot's, party of 8 that were celebrating my wife's birthday. We have been to Eddie's several times before and this trip was just as great as all of our others. The service is just plain impeccable, nothing is left out, the attention to detail, and keeping glasses full, folding napkins for bathroom goers, scraping crumbs off of the table are all part of the extras you can expect at Eddie's. We were tag teamed by a pair of excellent servers who catered to our every whim. They made suggestions on meal entrees, sides, wines, and desserts. There always seemed to be someone there at a moments notice if we desired anything. The steaks were cooked to perfection, the sides are ample enough to share, and the desserts are almost big enough to share as well. We had a wonderful time, my wife especially liked her free birthday dessert (creme brulee) complete with the lite candle. We all left feeling quite full, and very happy at the wonderful experience we just enjoyed. Highly recommend!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great service and quick service, and quiet atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our waitress had great suggestions and each one was wonderful. Bone-in fillet with blue cheese melted into your stomach almost without chewing and swallowing. But that would have denied the taste. House cabernet was a great complement. Only one problem...no room for dessert. Next time appetizers and dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I always enjoy a special meal at Eddie Merlot's. While the cost is higher than most places, the food and service bring us back for more.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great food. Good atmosphere. Great service. A good place to relax.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great service and food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was ok, but really not what I was expecting. Appetizer was excellent ! I guess I was expecting really good food for a 110.00 bill. Will not be going back !

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 8, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 52nd. anniversary on 9/8/17 with a dinner meal. We received our appetizers and salads within a reasonable time, (They were very good). We waited on our entree for nearly an hour. As I was preparing to notify the young lady of our decision to leave, our food arrived. Everyone was very apologetic, giving us a discount on our bill and desert to take home with us. We have been dining at Eddie Merlot's for the past several years and will continue to do so. Food was great and the response to our receiving our food late was handled, in our opinion, appropriately.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Top dining spot in Fort Wayne! Service is always top notch too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

First visit to Eddie Merlots and was not disappointed. Drinks were great- food was beyond fabulous! Rachel out server was top notch & fun!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Comfort Food, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Exceptionally good food and service. Very friendly people who seem genuinely interested in your experience.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Upon arrival we were taken to our table which was in the bar lounge area. The bar lounge is very nice and roomy, which at the time one table was being used. the hostess tried to seat us at a table that was in the direct sunlight with no shades to be pulled, so we asked to be moved to a different table which she did. Now this time she put us in the doorway of the two rooms which gave my wife a great view of the folding door / wall that separates the two rooms, with at least 10 to 12 empty table. Which buy the way only had two more couples come in during the time of our dinner. Are waiter was excellent and help on suggestion for dinner. we had the sweet and spicy shrimp for and appetizer and they were awesome. For dinner we both had steaks and they were just average, our opinion is we can get as good of steak at Texas Roadhouse for a lot less money. I do not see us returning.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 13, 2017

If you have the opportunity, request Josh and/or Oliver as your waitstaff. These 2 gentlemen are the reason we continue to come back as often as we do. They both are long term employees at Eddie's and they know the menu and wines inside and out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

We found the restaurant easily and parking was not a problem. Upon entering we were well received and seated in an excellent spot. Wait staff was so friendly and accommodating. We had a wonderful evening and enjoyed Some of the best food I've ever eaten in the US. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent food and service

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary. Wonderful food, staff and atmosphere. I would highly recommend it to others.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 28, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Fort Wayne. Excellent food and amazing service.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Fabulous food, amazing atmosphere, and super service. Our favorite server, Mark was phenomenal, professional and friendly. Had a great time.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The food was amazing. Crab cakes and shrimp cocktail for a appetizer. Then burbon marinated ribeye and tuna for main course. Their carrot cake is the best around. Mark our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave us great service

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

First time visitor. For us this would be more of a special occasion place to eat than a " lets go out to eat on Friday" type of thing. Prices were expensive but reflected the quality of food which is being served. Service was outstanding!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 23, 2017

High quality food, nice service and atmosphere.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Great overall experience and the food was the best.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Everything from the service to the food was extraordinary !!
We will be back and recommend it to all our friends!
We had the sea bass, such a large portion we were able to have lunch the next day and couldn't wait till lunch time..,lol

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 22, 2017

I wanted to treat my friends to a night of fine dining and we were not disappointed. The service was exceptional and the ambiance sublime. There were more than enough choices for our varied tastes. I look forward to the next time I'm in the area and can dine there again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Great food and even better service. PLENTY OF FREE PARKING.

Tags: Romantic
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