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:
Jerry Myers

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

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

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

Details

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!

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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4.6

service

4.6

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4.6

value

4.0

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (50)
Good for a Date (40)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
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Good for Birthdays (33)
Romantic (30)
Notable Wine List (27)
Business Meals (24)
Good for Groups (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Cozy (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Casual (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Fun (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Live Music (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Authentic (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall a good experience. My only real complaint relates to your large DULL knives. I am used to smaller and certainly sharper knives to slice/cut up lamb chops and bone in pork chops.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Thank you for making our 55th wedding anniversary so special. The food was spetacular, the service exceptional (everybody's wild about Harry), and the ambiance was delightful. I hope we don't have to wait another 55 years to visit you again. Oh, and thank you for the anniversary card.😄

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was a great time.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The wait time for our food to come out was an hour. Way to long for 2 people. The restaurant was not busy at all. 7pm on a Wednesday night. The was a party of 20 in another room and that is what our server kept saying was the issue. My husbands ahi tuna was barely warm. The food is delicious but overpriced. The lighting is almost too dim. The menus are very difficult to read. Tiny, tiny, tiny print, hard for me to see and my eye's aren't bad. Not sure how the 50 plus crowd can even see it.

Tags: Spicy, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Tapas
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent service and great for a business dinner. My fillet was average and a bit disappointing, especially for the price. Not as enjoyable of a steak as other visits. Debatable if I will return.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Wonderful evening at Eddie Merlot’s tonight! Chateaubriand and 2 sides for the two of us and delicious bread all for only $99. Perfect service and fabulous dessert. Highly recommended for a great experience. Yum!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 30, 2017

As usual, a great experience! The food and service were excellent. We love the bar!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent and a great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Reunion with friends

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always too full for dessert. So this time we started with Bananas Foster. Super!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food and service. A little spending but well worth it for special occasions. Hands down, best steaks in town!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went for our anniversary dinner. The staff was inviting and friendly from the time we entered the restaurant. The ambiance was nice the wait staff was helpful and friendly. We started with craft cocktails they were excellent. The food was excellent. My wife had the filet cooked perfectly and tender. I had the ribeye it was cooked perfectly and very flavorful. The sides were excellent the creamed spinach was very good. We had chocolate cake for desert it was huge moist, and a chocolate lovers delight. The anniversary card signed by the staff was a pleasant surprise. Great experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

During our most recent visit, Harry was our server -- so engaging and knowledgeable. We've been to Eddie Merlot's many times and have always enjoyed the fantastic food. Now that we've taken our teenagers, they have become big fans, as well!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Live Music, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 13, 2017

If there is a better food quality and service combo than this place I believe it's located in heaven. Our service was the best I have ever experienced...not even a close second. I can't believe a dinner could make me feel any happier. This dinner price is not for the faint of heart at about 100 bucks a person without wine. But you can't get any better than this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary and enjoyed a table in bar area listening to music during dinner. Treated nicely and given an anniversary card at the end of dinner. Enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We selected this for its decor and interesting descriptions of classic high end steak fare. There are multiple high end steakhouses in the area. We were very happy with the choice. The food was excellent but so was the ambiance and attentive and knowledgeable staff. It was also a pleasure to have enough quiet to converse and hear people at the same table which is not always true in a bustling place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I was very sad that my anniversary dinner was ruined. I ordered blackend scallops but they were very under-cooked. When I sent them back for a little more cook time, I waited 15 mins and the waiter came back with totally burned scallops. So I had no dinner at all, because my husband had already finished his steak by then. So I told them just to forget the scallops altogether. We will never celebrate our anniversary there again! See pic of burned scallops!!!

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I love the ambience at Eddie Merlot's. It has a feeling of being in California wine country. The beef is superb. I will not eat steak anywhere else. I love it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

My fiancé took me here to propose, and it was perfect. Impeccable food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great lobster and steak. Very disappointing menu changes. No more lobster bisque or key lime pie!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Service by Harry was excellent. His recommendations were right on. Jason is the waiter we usually have. He is unequalled, but Harry took good care of us. His BBH shrimp recommendation was amazing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

They have a new menu and took off our favorites!!

So sad.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The atmosphere and service was great! The food was very well prepared and amazing! We had a great time as we celebrated our 3rd year anniversary dining at this establishment. It was a great experience and will definitely be returning. We would recommend dining here to our family and friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very good service, waiter was excellent, everyone's meals were as ordered. No issues.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 28, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely evening and dinner out. Service by Kim was outstanding; food was delicious. Only negative was the sound level of the background music -- it was a bit too loud and interfered with normal- level conversation. Valet parking is also a plus.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great service, fantastic food. What else does one need.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our server was not too personable. Maybe he was having a bad day.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food. Wife had the Bison Filet Migon said it was the best steak ever. Gets in to wallet but when the wife is happy every ones happy!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My only problem was that my filet mignon was served and I was told to hurry and cut it and check it before it sits and then will cook on its on more . Never been told that but it did make sense . But it did end up a little too done . However , not told to cut In past and may not eat right away and still done perfectly . At some other resTaurants They cut it for you right away to check temp and make sure that you are happy . The lobster that was part of a Special did not taste that great . I just remember thinking , that's why it's a special .

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We enjoyed the meal overall. My friends had fish which was good. My stead was tasty but for a supposedly "prime" piece of beef it was fairly tough and full of gristle. The win was excellent and recommended by the waiter. I could not tell if this was truly a NY strip steak, but i didn't want to get into a discussion since my friends had chosen the place. It didn't look like the ones i buy at the meat market and surely was not tender.
The waiter was god and kept us informed of progress as the kitchen was slow. I would return

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 15, 2017

As always Food is cooked to perfection and the service is outstanding

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The service and food was good. We had a great time at this location. I ordered the crab cakes, lobster mac and cheese and a cocktail. All of my selections were perfect and I would definitely try them again. Stephanie in the bar area was nice and accommodating.

It saddens me to know that Joseph is no longer with Eddie Merlot's and he will be missed.

Overall, we had a great experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Happy Hour, Romantic, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Eddies used to be one of my favorite restaurants but food and service. We went in the bar for a hamburger and it was over cooked and flavorless. Also we had a salad and hamburger and it took 2 hours.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday, which turned out to be the theme of the evening since so many other patrons were doing the same. The ambiance is wonderful, however our evening was just so so. Our waiter was uninformed regarding some changes on the menu and it set the stage for a confusing evening. By the time things were straightened out, the lobster bisque which we served lukewarm was cold. Our meals were good but not better than some at comparable restaurants. The busser helped to save the evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food and service was good. Got seated as the very first table inside the restaurant. Restaurant was open so the seating was not the best.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Been going to Merlots for several years now. This experience did not live up to base expectations. Food quality was well below normal and therefore was disappointing. 16 oz steak was not close to done as requested

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food and service was excellent. Great recommendations for wine. Steaks cooked to perfection. Dessert was to die for.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Expected a lot more out the dining experience and was disappointed in every way that mattered - cocktails were fair - after 2 attempts to get them right; service was fair (55 min wait to receive our meal on an evening that wasn't crowded); food was fair - fish over cooked and steak under cooked; complimentary dessert (for 1) was good!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We selected the Steak au Poivre tableside dinner for two and it was excellent!! Alicia , our server, also suggested we try to new crab cake that will be added to the menu as an appetizer.... it too was excellent. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area and like to go there for special occasions....... We are Platinum Club members and are more than happy with the benefits we receive with the membership!.....

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 29, 2017

I enjoyed a delicious salmon and especially appreciated the variety of interesting wines that are offered by the glass.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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