About Eddie Merlot's - Indianapolis

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, also live music on weekends in the lounge.

3645 E. 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Keystone Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 846-8303

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

Entertainment:
On Friday's and Saturday's we have acoustic guitar or jazz in our lounge.

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

Executive Chef:
Michael Petruso

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Open for private lunches and during December. Please contact our Sales Manager for more information.

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.

Private Dining

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.

Eddie Merlot's - Indianapolis Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (53)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Good for a Date (43)
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Good for Birthdays (40)
Romantic (33)
Notable Wine List (29)
Business Meals (26)
Bar Seating (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Cozy (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Casual (7)
Live Music (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Seasonal (7)
Fun (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
People Watching (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Organic (1)
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

Very pleasant evening out with wife -- good atmosphere, good service, good food. Will return to this restaurant again.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Very comfortable in the bar area. Really enjoyed the shrimp cocktail!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

It was a very nice date for me and the wife . Been to several restaurants like this one and it was a great experience. The shrimp was amazing and the way it was served was awesome! My server picked my wine and it was a great choice!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was good but the service was extremely slow we were there over three hours after being seated just waiting for our waitress to keep coming back and to take our order or give us our bill it was very frustrating.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

We went there with friends because we are all steak lovers and wanted to give Eddie Merlot's a try. The wine list was very nice and the server was very knowledgeable. The food was very disappointing. Our steaks were unevenly cooked and didn't have a lot of flavor. Most of the side dishes were overpriced for the portion sizes and were served lukewarm. We will not be returning.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always attentive, welcoming and outstanding service from everyone at the restaurant. Food is always well-prepared and high quality.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our booth was closer to the door where it was a bit cold due to the weather and sometimes loud due to staff congregating at the desk but other than that atmosphere was good. Food was excellent but I would expect nothing less with the prices.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Just our favorite restaurant for years....food is always excellent, steaks are out of this world and the berries foster (not on the menu) is always a must for us. Pricing is up there, but its what you would expect from a fine restaurant. I love the staff...never have had a bad server, we have our favorites, but anyone will do a great job. Get out there and give them a shot...you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our order was all messed up but the manager came over and gave us an apology and a discount. We didn’t ask for this. Our server must have self reported which is good.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Anniversary dinner was fantastic!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We dined at Eddie Merlot's for New Year's Eve. It was very busy as most New Year's Eve's. We were seated late and our dinner took 3 hours. The food was excellent but the service was very, very slow and unacceptable. Between each course, there was almost an hour wait. The glasses from one bottle of wine to the other were not cleared. Appetizer plates never cleared until we asked. We were at the end or our meal and one of the last people in the restaurant when they started breaking down tables and making us feel like they couldn't wait until we left.
Very disappointing.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food and superb service. The atmosphere is sophisticated, but not stuffy. My favorite place for steaks.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoy dining at Eddie Merlot's for dinner, however I would hesitate to book a special occasion at this restaurant again. We made a reservation for New Year's Eve for 8:15 PM. We arrived at 8:05 and were not seated until 8:45 PM. We were told that "people were not leaving their tables so there were no tables available". The restaurant should take this into consideration when creating timeslots for a special occasion. My party believed that they had "over-booked" the restaurant which made the experience unpleasant for those who had to wait. We could not even get close to the bar to get a drink because so many other people were also waiting on tables. Once we were seated we had to wait quite some time for our drinks because the waiter said there were no martinis glasses available - they were all dirty????? This seemed inexcusable! Fortunately, the food was good which helped save the evening to some extent but I do not think any in our party would book a special occasion again at Eddie Merlot's

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Was disappointed in that we where taken to our table that wasn't ready twice. Also it was extremely loud from the group's in there. The food was great. Our waitress was a little over booked with tables. I would return but it would be on a slow day.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were here for New Year's Eve. My ahi tuna was fabulous! My husband's filet was cooked to perfection! The drinks were great. Tony, Stephanie & Sean were fantastic!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Organic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Business Meals, Healthy, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was great except for the noise level. Parties of eight or more should be put in a separate room. Groups that large tend to all talk (shout) all at once and the noise level becomes almost intolerable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This place was recommended by a friend and it definitely lived up to the hype. The service was excellent. Our waiter Nick was knowledgeable, nice, patient, polite and understanding. The food was soooooo good. I wanted fancy, great steak and wine and that’s exactlt what I got. The sides were out of this world too. I organized a going out night with some friends and l’m so happy a I took them there. They all told me it was a great choice!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent!!! It was a busy night and service was a little slow in between courses. Amy was our server nd she was very personal and friendly

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service as always. We were seated as soon as we walked in and the steak and king crab legs were phenomenal!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Cozy, People Watching, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Live Music
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The steak was delicious but everything else was just so, so. It has been quite awhile since we've dined at Eddie Merlots and was somewhat disappointed. The service (and food for that matter) was not nearly as good as I remember.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was great as usual but furnace was out and it was really cold ! Our server Alex was great, friendly and attentive. I would not have attended if I knew there was no heat but drove a far distance to attend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Always a dependable great meal in line with Ruth Chris and Sullivans. Getting pricey but that is the way of the world in fine dining.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The steak is very good. Especially the filet mignon when cooked well. The service was good and the place is comfortable.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Priced higher than other similar restaurants
Could do better at Ruth’s Chris for both quality and price. Filet over cooked.
Tables packed too close together because it was Christmas Eve. Next year will go elsewhere

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Impeccable service food was very good one of our favorite places

Tags: Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great place for a date night. I recommend the Wedge Salad and the Bourbon Ribeye is fantastic.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great steak for bday

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Christmas meal with my wife

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great service and great food.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food and service

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Had to get one more lunch before they go back to only dinners! Was delicious as usual!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Ate lunch since it is offered during the holiday season; nice atmosphere for a nicer lunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Fabulous service, food, and ambiance for a holiday lunch! Thank you!

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always great

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 18, 2017

So nice to enjoy lunch at Eddie Merlots. Wish they were open for lunch year round! We enjoyed the new crab cake! Love the "cup" of French onion soup. Much better portion than the bowl! And we can't forge the over the top "Carrot Cake"
Nick was right on the whole lunch! Nick treats us perfectly!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was wonderful, service just ok. From the time we got there until dessert:( the manager on staff made it right. Just disappointing.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was excellent with generous portions. We had Chateaubriand made to perfection. A little slow to get meal after the salad but not too terrible of a wait. The biggest shock to me was the 20$/glass of the house wine. I thought that to be a little exorbitant for the house stock. Great place to go though for special occasions.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent waiter Harry. Fantastic carrot cake and cream brûlée. Didn't care for side dishes. Would recommend hiring chef from the south to liven them up.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We meet with family for an annual Christmas lunch. Food and wait staff was great! We had my 10 day old grandson and we couldn't had better time

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were on our way to the Dave Koz concert and our server Jason helped us keep to our schedule but still enjoy a wonderful dinner. He was super and the food was as well. Nice job on the new menu too!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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