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About Eddie Merlot's - Louisville

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.

455 S. 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

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

Cross Street:
Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 584-3266

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

Parking Details:
Pay Valet parking is available at our front door on the corner of Muhammad Ali Blvd. and 4th Street. Pay surface lot parking is available on the corner of Third Street and Muhammad Ali one block east of our location.

Executive Chef:
Paul Miranda

Private Party Facilities:
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. Side dishes are served family style and are large enough to serve two if desired. 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. There are several private rooms and semi-private areas to choose from according to your needs from 10 people to 300. Eddie Merlot's Sales Manager will assist you plan a function that will leave your guests knowing who is the best host in town, you!

Private Party Contact:
Emilie Pinto-Schmeling: (502) 584-3266

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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 - Louisville Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (53)
Romantic (47)
Good for a Date (43)
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Good for Anniversaries (38)
Business Meals (33)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Good for Groups (22)
Worth the Drive (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Cozy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fun (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (7)
Authentic (6)
Scenic View (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Waterfront (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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Vegan (1)
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

This was our first time. We thought it was a beautiful. Our waiter Michael was very attentive and knowledgeable and was great!!The manager Jeff is very welcoming and always treats us like family. You can tell he loves his job and cares about each customer. The food was outstanding! The filet mignon was the best along with the mac and cheese and chocolate cake you have to get. My hubby said his burger was great also. We are followers of Jeff from a previous restaurant. There is no one as great as him!! This is a must to try, You will not be sorry.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We were visiting Louisville for a volleyball tournament ! Checked into the hotel and made reservations! Had a wonderful dining experience and the food was fantastic!!

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Service was outstanding!

The food however wasn't worth the price in my opinion. I visited the restaurant in hopes of getting a higher end steak than your traditional chain restaurants. I simply had a glass of wine, a 10oz filet and a bowl of King Crab and corn chowder. My bill was over $70. With a tip it was over $90. That was for one person. Now saying that, I expected my bill to be that much, but I also expected a very flavorful filet mignon. My filet was cooked corrct (Medium Rare) but tasted very bland. I'm sure with some add ons it would have helped but when you pay $50 for a steak you expect a $50 steak. I have had better at the likes of Outback and or a Texas Roadhouse. While the atmosphere was great and the server was awesome, the steak department needs some help.
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good experience very expensive

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great restaurant ambiance and food for the price. However, restaurant seating area was very cold near the revolving door entrance. Made dinner uncomfortable wearing coats and jackets whole dinning.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very nice time ! Seafood and red meat selection is outstanding. Wonderful Breads, soups, appetizers and entrees

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We really enjoy coming here to eat we eat here 3 to 4 times a year... We see a drop in the service over the last few years and this is not helping with making a decision to come to Eddie Merlot’s to eat.... We loved the service in the past and hope that it picks up soon....

Best, Quincy A. Thurman

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Vegan
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food : Fantastic!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Years Eve and were very unhappy with really, the entire experience. It was like we were in a void, where service and food was poor, and no one cared or noticed. Our reservations were at 6:30 so they were not slammed. We started with drinks and ordered apps. We had the Crab Martini and the Tartare. The Tartare was good the crab just tasted like sesame oil. After finishing our a apps and drinks, we sat and waited for some to come over and notice we had no drinks. We had yet been offered bread, and had not had a chance to ordered the rest of our meal. We watched the manger come and check on surrounding tables but passed us by. We sat for almost 10 minutes just waiting. Finally our waiter came over and we ordered more drinks and our meal. That was when we were served bread. I had the bisque and Seabass and my wife got the iceberg salad and the seared tuna. The bisque was good but her salad was covered in soggy pieces of bacon and egg. She took about two bites and ate no more. When they cleared our table no one asked why she hardly touched her salad, guess they didn't care. Last got our entrees. Mine was a small and under seasoned price of Seabass sitting on a pile of over cooked and not seasoned veg. My wife's tuna was ice cold and not even slightly seasoned. We eat out a lot, and I cook so, I know what seared is but this must had been sitting before served. Not even a touch bit warm. I told the waiter, and to my surprise she brought a plate for my wife to scrape the tuna from her plate to take back to the kitchen. When she returned with the tuna I just asked for the check and we left. Our bill was $166 before tip which is a lot to pay for a bad experience all the way around. Not a good way to end our 2017. The next night we went to Le Moo and enjoyed the entire experience, service and food was amazing. Our bill there was $220 before tip and well worth it.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Bison filet was a very small portion.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was outstanding! Restaurant decor and ambiance were great and a step above other places in the City. For some reason, it felt like a high end restaurant I might visit in Chicago or even Vegas. Our waitress was spot on, educating us on the menu as it was our first visit, making suggestions, and preparing both the sauce for our steak and our dessert (to die for Bananas Foster) right at our table side. It was a busy New Year’s Eve, but our server and the rest of the staff made us feel as if we were the only patrons that evening. Our steaks were delicious, the shrimp ordered to accompany them were huge, and each side, while sold separate from the steak, proved to be more than enough for two people. It was not an economical meal, but the food quality, service, and overall experience warranted the cost in my opinion.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The crab cake appetizer was the best we've ever had. Loved the salmon and the portions were very generous. Root vegetable side was light and delectable. We had the creme brulee was not great. The top was a little over torched so it tasted like burnt marshmallows, and the inside lacked flavor. Overall it was an amazing dining experience, the atmosphere is very quiet and laid back, I enjoy the layout of the dinning room (which allows you to feel like you're in a private space even though you're in a room full of people), the staff was all professional and nice and the food was delicious and didn't take too long. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent service, excellent food. Best steak I have ever had. Lobster 5 cheese macaroni is excellent. If there is a bad review for this place it’s a lie. It’s not cheap but definitely worth it

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I've eaten a lot of steaks this was probably one of the best I will enjoy going back and will look forward to it

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service, steaks are specialty, however the pork chops were cooked perfect and tasted great.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I cannot say enough to reflect how terrific an experience this was.

The server explained the menu and offered suggestions on our order. The atmosphere is great and food was some of the best we have every expected.

Truly one of the best options when in Louisville.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was fantastic and the food was top shelf. Eveything we had was fantastic. Shrimp cocktail is a must!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Was going to order steak for 4 but waiter informed us it was “not worth it because it always comes out cold”. Then reccomended the most expensive thing on menu. Our steaks were dry and salmon over cooked. Our table was by front door and every time people exitted we got a full blast of the outside 25degree temperature breeze. Then wine cellar was next to us and got cool breeze from that. The placement of that large table should be removed from the restaurant. A shame to have spend our Christmas Eve at a table with such a bad placement and after complaining still no success in improving the situation.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We always have a good experience at Eddie Merlots. The steaks are top notch, side fresh and great variety. Service was outstanding. It was very busy but we never felt unattended. A minor seating mix-up but was quickly corrected with an apology.

I like Jeff Ruby’s and Ruth’s Chris but Eddie Merlot feels more comfortable with the low noise level and the fine dining but relaxed atmosphere.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

It was ok not like Morton’s

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a very nice time dining Saturday night., Our Anniversary. We had a great time, waiter was very good, answered all our stupid questions. Overall, will return again.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very nice experience, food was very good and served Ce was excellent!!!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Left a lot to be desired. Bread never came, wedge salad was not a wedge salad at all, jumbo shrimp was dry, and it took almost an hour to get raw oysters and two sides. Cancelled the sides because we had to make a play. Server "forgot" to take the sides off the final bill. Finally, server forget to include a pin with the cc receipt, so I had to track down another server to get a pen. Not at all like it use to be!

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 (Western KY)·Dined on December 15, 2017

It was my 3rd visit ,, the hostess acted as if she had a hard time finding a table ,,( we had reservations ), our table was in a terrible spot .. no table should be put almost in the doorway of the kitchen ,traffic was awful and a view of the kitchen not favorable ,, what was worse is that there were other tables available that were never used during our entire visit ... I was horribly disappointed in our experience ... in a place i use to hold in high regards ......

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Service was great but it did take a bit of time to get the food out.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great service, great food, lovely décor. Truly enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Was wonderful

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Eddie Merlot’s never comes up short. Every time we go we have great service, great staff experience and an amazing menu.

I highly recommend the lobster mashed potatoes and the Chateaubriand.

For a fun dessert, the bananas foster is a hot experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great Food! Great Service! The servers, waiters, and service manager were very attentive to our needs.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We waited 45+ minutes on our food. Most people can’t wait that line by for lunch. Disappointed to say the least.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

wonderful meal, nice atmosphere, and great service

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The atmosphere was nice, servers were nice, the French onion soup was wonderful, but believe it or not the filet Mignon steak was dry with not much flavor. I know it is the holidays so a lot is going on, but on our way out we got to see a little more of another guest than I would have liked! She intentionally flashed us. I was shocked, but that was not the restaurants fault; she had obviously reached an obnoxious point. I would try again, but would get a different meat selection next time.

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

Wonderful dinner! We took our two young children ages 5 and 3 and the kids menu was terrific! Highly recommend! Will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Gad dinner pre concert. Restaurant was cery mindful of the time so we were on time. Valet was great, too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food and service were excellent, the staff was very attentive

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We were in town for a concert on 12/1/17 and made dinner reservations through Open Table. It was quick, easy and very accommodating. We arrived a bit early, so decided to have a cocktail at the bar. Quickly found a seat and bartender was very nice and accommodating, as well as knowledgeable, easily answering our questions. Drinks were fantastic. At the time of our reservation, hostess promptly showed us to our table--a quiet corner booth. Our server promptly arrived and was very accommodating and knowledgeable about all aspects of menu and made appropriate suggestions and reccomendations. From appetizers to check, it was an amazing experience. We had the wagyu ribeye and cedar planked salmon and both were cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. Never felt rushed, but he kept things moving, knowing we were headed to a concert, so we were out the door in plenty of time to arrive at the venue without rushing. Experience couldn't have been more perfect!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had a great server on a very busy night. Food and drinks came when they should have and everything was excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was good, but steak came out under cooked and had to be returned. Service was VERY slow. They tried to make it up by offering free desert. Overpriced for what you receive. Everything individually priced. They over recommended sides, so there was quite a bit left on the table because we ordered at least one more than we needed.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We waited 1.5 hours after ordering and never received our entrees. We paid full price for the oysters and salads and left. While the appetizers were great, I’ll likely never go back due to the lack of compassion towards our situation.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was our first time at this restaurant and we went to celebrate my birthday. The staff was friendly and sat us right down. The waiter was also friendly and he even gave us a creme brûlée to go. The food, oh my, I loved that steak! My husband and I ordered the Chateaubriand which was dinner for two with broccoli and sweet potato casserole and everything was delicious! Better than Ruth’s Chris for sure. We will be going back again!

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