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.

185 Milwaukee Ave, Ste 100
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Old Half Day Rd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 276-2000

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

Entertainment:
Live Music in our Lounge:
Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet parking offered. Large surface parking area surrounds the building.

Public Transit:
Pace - local stops on Milwaukee Ave

Executive Chef:
Aric Spiczka

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

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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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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 - Lincolnshire Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.5

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3.9

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
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Bar Seating (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Live Music (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Casual (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Cozy (6)
People Watching (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Healthy (3)
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Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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.
It was.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding once again. This time we sat in the bar and the experience was just as great. Food, service and wine never disappoint.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Waiter Steve is excellent . The French press coffee and fixings is fun.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

unbelievable amazing service - food just good not great - prices high

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service from Eric! Our meal was sensational. This is what a high end establishment is supposed to be!!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our experience here was great. Chelsea our waitress is awesome. Steaks here are the Best!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Outstanding steaks! the wine list was not to be missed. The staff is exceptional. This is a true gem among many great restaurants.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Every bit of food was absolutely delicious! One of the best filets I've ever had, and I try all the best steakhouses.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a great meal. Very attentative staff. Will definitely return.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was a very pleasant experience! The waiter was very polite, and the food was amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great meal and our waiter, Steve, made the experience perfect!

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We celebrated an Anniversary at Eddie Merlots and they took great care of us. We tried some of their new menu items which were very good. The pork chops in particular were excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our waiter Pablo was terrific very nice knowledgeable and paste our meal very well the food was great and delicious , and hot and overall we had an excellent experience at this restaurant

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very elegant, nice setting, accompanied with delicious food. Good for special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Fun, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great service and ambiance but extremely expensive for portion size. $10. For a plate of broccoli? Really? We split an entree and a salad but Still very expensive.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Fabulous service and food! Top shelf in the area. Would highly recommend, especially for special occasion or to entertain guests!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

First time after all the times we’ve gone here, the steak was not tender at all. Mentioned it to the waitress and the manager came right over. He apologized and removed it from our bill. Can’t ask for anything better than that. We will return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Loud and very expensive. A good place with an expense account.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Tried the new Steak Diane and it was not that great. I'll go back to their great steaks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Casual
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

BRING BACK THE MEATLOAF . We love it and all 3 of us intended to order it. So hard to find this dish and your recipe is awesome. Great comfort food for Chicago Autumn and Winters. At least make it a Seasonal offering

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was ok. Service was poor. Didn't even ask if we wanted coffee. Service was very slow. Have eaten here before. Never had a complaint.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

great atmosphere, good food, excellent service, a bit pricey but one should expect it at this quality of restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on September 16, 2017

"best steak ever" from several in our group. Outstanding waiter in Keith. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Steve was absolutely fabulous. He's ever so skilled at making the spectacular Cognac brownie in front of our table.

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