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About Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire 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 75 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.
Please note that our lounge is seated on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not take reservations for lounge seating. If you would prefer to sit in the lounge, please include a note in your reservation and we will do our best to accommodate your request upon your arrival.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Lounge opens at 5:00pm Daily
Old Half Day Rd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music in our Lounge:
Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Complimentary Valet parking offered. Large surface parking area surrounds the building.
Pace - local stops on Milwaukee Ave
Private Party Facilities:
When you want to make an impression, there's only one name you can trust. When you want the best in food, wine, and service for your special event, there's only one Eddie Merlot's.
Eddie Merlot's has earned its reputation by serving exceptional U.S.D.A. prime beef—a superior certification awarded to only 2% of all U.S. beef. And we bring the same standard to our private dining menus, which feature a wide variety of hors d'oeuvres, entrees, desserts, and accompaniments, complimented by the finest wine and cocktails. From the moment your guests arrive, Eddie Merlot's talented culinary team is dedicated to providing you and your guests with an experience like no other. That same commitment extends to our service staff. We pride ourselves on hospitality, from making you feel comfortable during the planning process to making your guests feel welcome when they're with you. Eddie Merlot's offers several private and semi-private dining areas, from 10 to 400+
Private Party Contact:
Alana Cooper : (847) 276-2000
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire Ratings and Reviews
We are never disappointed here. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. Pablo is one of the best waiters we have experienced there and we will request him in the future! This is truly a special occasion restaurant due to being on the pricey side. The menu items "for two" are a good value because they come with two sides for sharing. The main dining room and the bar area can be very noisy. The room in the back on the far side of the bar is the best choice for a quieter dining experience.
Another wonderful evening at Eddie Merlots in Lincolnshire.
Tonight we had the New Orleans Mixed Grill* |
4 oz. Filet Mignon, blackened grilled shrimp, andouille sausage, roasted garlic mashed potatoes
My wife just kept ooooing and ahhhing while she ate it.
I had a couple of appetizers, the chicken meatballs and the Steak Diane in lieu of a full dinner.
Both were very tasty and really nice with the Atlas peak 2009 cabernet that our very professional waiter Antonio helped us pick out. As always the perfect Sommelier Frost was on hand to make sure our dining experience was perfect.
Second time to Eddie Merlot's and did not disappoint. Celebrating our son receiving an internship. Food was absolutely wonderful. Appetizers, entrees and dessert fabulous. Hubby and son had steaks and I had the one veal dish on the menu. without question one of the best, if not best, veal dish I have had - pounded thin with very light crispy breading in a light butter sauce. I advised that our son does not like to draw attention to himself so the waiter did a very nice quiet "congratulations" after taking our order and at the end of the meal bought out a huge chunk of their carrot cake. Let me tell you I am EXTREMELY picky about carrot cake and I found it to be just delish. I usually don't like nuts in carrot cake but these were chopped so thin that it worked, and it was very moist and just right amount of spice and frosting.
Eddie Merlot's delivers another spectacular dinner for our anniversary. Went with my wife and son. Everything was perfect, except maybe the dessert menu (needs some work). Special surprise was to be seated at bar in front of two person jazz ensemble. Guitar and vocals. They were excellent. Singers name was Petra, their first time at this location. Will definitely come back.
Everything about the meal was very good. I had the pork chops and my wife had veal. We did not have starters but we had the mushrooms and the root vegetables for sides. The food was well prepared and the service prompt, efficient and professional.
This is a large well appointed restaurant. Noise level was very good. It was very easy to have a conversation. That said, while there is nothing here that was wrong, there is also little here to inspire. What they do, they do well. But it is a very traditional dining spot. You will walk away knowing you had a good meal, but not a very original experience.
Prior to November 4, 2017, our most recent trip to Eddie Merlot's had been in May, 2017. We had not returned for awhile, because our visit in May, 2017 was mediocre; however, there has been a change in the menu, and there was a greater selection of steaks. My wife and I shared the Chateaubriand, and it was outstanding.
The restaurant has several different dining options, such as in the bar, in a room behind the bar, and then a couple different dining rooms, all of which are nice, depending upon one's mood.
Our waitress was young and inexperienced, but very polite courteous.
We intend to return again soon.
It was my family's first time and probably last due to the slowness of service and lack of accuracy with our orders. When you are spending hundreds of dollars I think that the expectations are high. My order for example came without sides and the wine I ordered. Then it was hard to enjoy my steak as an incomplete meal, then 20 minutes later everything came out and the wine. By then the steak was cold and some other minor issues along the way. To their credit they did give us a free dessert, but having eaten at other high end steakhouses and how they handle it is different. Also it felt as though it was understaffed so to flag someone down was hard. It it a shame since the food I did eat was pretty good, but if the service isn't there then it doesn't matter.
we showed up EARLY, 6:15 because we wanted to have an easy fast dinner. We sat in the bar area as opposed to the formal dining area, so we would be able to get in and out.
It took 18 minutes to get a drink, then it was almost 50 minutes before we got appetizers!!! Remember there was just 2 of us, we weren't a large party.
The bill was over 220.00. Which generally is not an issue for a good steak house... but the service was BEYOND slow.....
I also got bumped in the arm by a giant black box that the musicians that night were rolling in past our table!!!! Never, should anyone get bumped in the arm by a giant black musicians box... but not when your paying for super slow service and paying over 220.00 for a meal.
Sorry Eddie Merlot... I won't recommend.
Really good food. Steak was great tasting and cooked exactly to specifications. Sides are fair and a little pricey, as well as family style only. Service was a little slow for a weeknight. It is worth trying and may be a preferred finer dining choice. However, I think just-as-good if not slightly better steaks can be found elsewhere for somewhat better pricing.
The cuisine was exceptional no question. Had the small filet and it was perfect!! More expensive but marginally compared to comparable steak houses. Waitress perfect however very poorly bused...made a little mess with my baked potato (which was served on a plate that was too small in my opinion) and after plates cleared had to deal cheese shreds and bacon bits the rest of the evening. Which at this level of dining shouldn’t be something I should be dealing with. Maybe I’m old school or ADHD whatever but it annoyed me.
I was somewhat disappointed in the atmosphere of the restaurant. The dining room was fairly empty for a Friday night (why is that!?) and the band that was playing in the bar was too loud in the dining room (and the music was very outdated and sounded like a wedding was going on). The food was good, but my order (triple filet mignon) came without the right sauces and had to go back. The service was great at the beginning but waned off and we had to hunt someone down for our check. It's not like the dining room was busy so I'm not sure why the attention level fell off. Overall I thought it was good food but overpriced. I will likely not go back.
Everything was amazing!!! The waitstaff was so attentive and I love the quality and quantity of food that they give. This is my absolute favorite place for steak ( along with everything else)! The steak along with all of their food is seasoned to perfection!! Pay them a visit, you will not be disappointed!!!
We were really looking forward to our evening trying a new place! Unfortunately there were several disappointments: 1) they were very attentive when the third member of our party was late arriving (asking repeatedly if she would be joining us despite the massive rain storms in the area), 2) after she arrived the service was unattentive, at best, 3) both of the filets ordered at the table were overcooked (well!)) though we'd ordered medium-rare and medium -- we decided not to send back (probably because no one came to ask us how everything was: isn't that a standard practice in fine dining or any sit down, for that matter?)....Again, we'd all been looking forward to trying this place out. Head to Ruths Chris if you want a good steakhouse. Won't be heading back.
Food was great - and the service even better! The valet offered me his arm as my husband was escorted inside, we were seated close to the entrance in order for my handicapped husband to have easy access, waitstaff immediately reset our table after we dumped an entire goblet of water - oh what a night!
A James Beard Award Experience with Eddie Merlot's Lincolnshire, IL
This was our 31st Wedding Anniversary-a very special time for my Husband and me. So we went to a very special restaurant to celebrate-Eddie Merlot's of Lincolnshire. Every expectation was met and was exceeded.
From the valet who was very friendly and warm-invited in as an honored guest. To the hostess who mad us feel very special taking us to our table and wishing us a Happy Anniversary. She thanked us for allowing Eddie Merlot's to be part of this celebration. There was a card on the table with congratulatory sentiments from the restaurant.
We were warmly greeted from our waiter, Miguel. Miguel remembered waiting on us and welcomed us as friends. Service by Miguel was and is top notch-we were well taken care of by Miguel as VIPs. And, by all the wait staff as honored guest. Even the Manager came over to wish us a Happy Anniversary. That is how it has always been at Eddie Merlot's Lincolnshire. Treated like very special, honored, welcomed guest.
Now, the good part. The meal was excellent. The Chefs' cooking style and delivery was from the same pool of James Beard Award winners-excellent cooking-excellent dishes. Very well prepared and all beautifully presented.
Our steaks and lobster - excellent in preparation and taste. I asked the Chef to prepare a dish that was not on the menu and the Chef did. How very special.
Each course was very detailed, beautifully presented, and just tasted so darn good. A pallet pleasure-every course.
And, to finish off an exceptional meal, was a cream brulee from Eddie Merlot's as gift. A gift it was. What a very delightful way to end our meal and our great experience celebrating our Wedding Anniversary at Eddie Merlot's.
This restaurant make everyday dining, in Lincolnshire, a special event with exceptional dining, food and an experience.
Congratulations-Eddie Merlot's of Lincolnshire. A wow dining experience and so very much appreciated. Thank you.
We had an outstanding dinner on a Thursday night. It was not crowded like weekends, and the service was perfection. We dined for 3 1/2 hours with old friends and were never rushed! All of our food was delectable from filet, to veal, and lobster tails. The barbeque shrimp appetizer was enough for four of us, and they were marvelous. It is a favorite restaurant so go and enjoy!
Dinner couldn't have been better! Great service/attention, atmosphere and food! We started out with the Romaine "Waldorf salad and the Spinach salads. Then both my wife and I had the 8oz filet mignon with the Eddie's scalloped potatoes that is made with jalapeno cheese sauce. All the food was extremely delicious.
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