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

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.

Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (29)
Notable Wine List (27)
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Good for Anniversaries (27)
Romantic (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Business Meals (21)
Bar Seating (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Live Music (9)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Fun (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Although our waitress was great, the filet for my wife (her birthday) came not cooked the way it was ordered. Sent back and came back overdone and burnt on the edges. Food of the same caliber can be obtained in the area for much less than what Eddie Merlot charges. Can't say I'd return. Ambiance excellent, food mediocre and overpriced.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Greeting upon entering the restaurant did not feel terribly welcoming, rather, very "down to business". No smile or anything from the woman who has assigning tables. Hostess who directed us to our table was nice. We were sat close to the door, and I was pretty chilly for most of the dinner, but it wasn't unbearable. Food was excellent. Very fresh and done well. Meat was just to our liking. Serving sizes were great. Sides were sharing size. Restaurant was relatively quiet, but not boring. You could hear the energetic atmosphere of the bar, which was nice, and the piano. Definitely seemed like a place people go to often. I do recommend this restaurant. I did see a couple of kids, but I wouldn't bring a toddler there.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The atmosphere, service and food in this restaurant is just fantastic. Entire staff makes you feel so welcome and appreciated. We Love this place!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was delicious. I especially enjoyed the carb/avocado salad. Two of us had the salmon and one had a bison filet.

The bananas foster dessert was amazing.

Tags: Organic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food and service were outstanding. Chelsea and Sue were terrific. Miguel is also a fantastic waiter.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Steaks were excellent, mashed potatoes to die for. (Better than Flemings)

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We are regulars at this restaurant, and our New Years dinner was nothing like our usual experience here. I know it was a holiday but our service was terrible. It took 15 min for someone to take a drink order. We ordered an appetizer right away since drinks took so long. It was another 20 min to receive our shrimp cocktail that was supposed to be over dry ice, however it came out on a bed of water. It was another 20 min before they took our salad and entree order. We specifically asked for our salad to be split, it wasn’t. It took an additional 40 + minutes to get our entree (a rare tuna steak and med rare filet). The food tasted good, but the overall service really put a damper on the evening. We missed out on other plans since our dinner ended up taking over 2.5hrs... a real disappointment .

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our first visit and it will most assuredly not be our last. The food and selection were awesome and I have absolutely no complaints and offer kudos to the chef for perfectly prepared very tasty dishes. and OMG, the Lobster Mashed Potatoes and the Crab and Corn Chowder -- WOW

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food, great menu. Comfortable, had oysters, bison, root vegetables, scallops, great cocktail

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE on New Years Eve. I I knew it would be crowded, but the restaurant over booked and over whelmed the staff. We got seated 20 minutes after our reservation only after my wife went up to hostess and politely asked when we might be seated.
After our salads and soup, we waited almost 1 hour for our entrée, which never came. We were offered a desert towards the end of our wait, (big deal) and the manager promised that our food would be out in less than 5 minutes and he would bring it to us. Another misrepresentation. After 10 minutes we left the restaurant without eating our entrée to find that the valet had lost my key. WE had to take Uber home to get my spare key and then Uber back to get my car. Awful experience.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Was seated by a door. Was to cold to eat and enjoy. Waiter disappeared often. Never asked how food was. Food was disappointing. Couldn’t wait to leave but took long to get check. Won’t go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Unfortunately we were very disappointed in our meal and the service. The steaks were room temperature at best and the crab legs were dry.
We had to ask for refills for water our server never offered another glass of wine. For an upscale restaurant with upscale pricing out service and food was a disappointment. We will not be returning.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was spotty this night...I guess do to New Years Eve crowd and maybe being understaffed. Everything took quite a while. But great food trumped the spotty service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve Dinner: Lamb chops were ordered medium. Came raw. Had to send back 2 times to get it right. The waitress had bad b.o. The desert was old and dry.
Not good for a high end restaurant, where we spent $250 for 2. I have to think twice before we go back

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Have eaten at ML’s multiple times....dined on Christmas Eve and was by far the worst service i’ve encountered in a restaurant of this calibre. Unresponsive staff, timing of appetizers, meals, dessert was awful and overall service was aggravating to say the least. Food was great as usual but the service overhang ruined the experience on such an important occasion. And staff was not apologetic in least despite obvious delays, lack of table service, etc.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have dinned at Eddie Merlot's a few times in this past year and have had very nice dinners, so we decided to give it a try for our Christmas Eve dinner, and that was a mistake. We understood that is was a holiday and they were booked solid, and we expected things to be a little off due to all of those factors. But things were very off, slow service, uncleared table, raw food served for both entrees. Just very poor quality control for a busy night. Will not be going back on a holiday again.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

everything was just great. nice service, unobtrusive service, prompt service, good advice from waiter about desserts, and cocktails. just all around everything was wonderful for Christmas Eve dinner...! sitting in lounge by fireplace , perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Continued excellence in all categories. Elegant but comfortable surroundings, fine service and outstanding food and drinks. Two of our standouts (not to mention the meat entrees)... the spinach salad (enough to share) and the carrot cake (enough for four guests). Eddie's is one of our two favorite restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great lunch with friends- relaxed ambiance with wonderful service and outstanding food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Antonio and Sue are some of the best servers/bartenders in the industry. Extremely professional and their wine knowledge is exceptional.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our experience with great food was enhanced by a wonderful bartender and waiter. Great service indeed!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had family visiting for the holidays and had a wonderful experience. Our waiter Brian was outstanding and steaks were done to perfection.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

It seems every menu item is excellent. Service is impeccable. Great atmosphere with friends for conversation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

A few dollars more for food is not justified. Service was very good.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great music, Steve great waiter, good food, love Tuna Poke

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

we were there with family for my birthday. we have been having a week of steak houses in the city and northern suburbs. the steaks here were better than any of the others.

the steak diane prepared table side for two is fabulous. cut it with a spoon. do not pass this up.

bread is wonderful also.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Your food is always exceptional! The only dish that could be tweaked slightly was the dessert but no complaints for the meal at large! That nights over the top experience was the young valet. I can't remember his name but he looked like he was still in school. Best experience ever with a valet! He asked if I needed my purse and gift bag from the back seat (!)
Good Job.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Completely overpriced and side dishes were over the top in size. Sometimes you just want a small salad or side dish of your own and not to share with entire table. Way too expensive for what you received. I also ordered 16oz ribeye and it was fatty - no bone and a horrible piece of meat. Never Never again and our whole entire table of guests felt it was overpriced and a ripoff.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and top notch service and entrees but felt it was over priced. We are not on a budget either but enjoy good food. The entrees were delicious but pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our waiter and the manager were amazing! They did a great job and made our table feel special. My sister really enjoyed her birthday celebration. Even the valet was very caring and helpful.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The restaurant is located near my office, so I like to bring business associates there when I want to impress. The ambiance is very nice and the wait staff was very attentive. The food was presented at each person's desired temperature. Thanks for making my staff feel special. Will continue to frequent location.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Always a great meal
Brooke did an excellent job as our ssrver

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

My husband and I came to celebrate my birthday. We had a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. We started with a glass of wine (Kim Crawford Savignon Blanc and Cuttings Cabernet Sauvignon). I had had the Kim Crawford before, but my husband hadn't had the Cuttings before, and he REALLY enjoyed it. I ordered the Eddie Merlot salad, lobster tail, and roasted root vegetables and my husband enjoyed the barbecue shrimp, Wylarah MS9+ Filet Mignon, and humungous baked potato. For dessert we shared Bananas Foster. We had such an enjoyable evening, we are planning to return in the near future. Thanks for making my birthday memorable!

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Cancún)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Steaks and seafood entrees melted in our mouths. All dishes were excellent. We had a group of 9 and found it easy to talk among the table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Miguel our waiter was terrific. The food was outstanding as usual. This is one of our favorites.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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