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

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

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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 - Louisville Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (60)
Good for a Date (47)
Romantic (47)
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Good for Anniversaries (46)
Business Meals (36)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Notable Wine List (28)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Cozy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Casual (10)
Fun (10)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food.

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 (Louisville)·Dined 4 days ago

Second time we've dined here - in a way it is a "typical" upscale steak restaurant - but they execute very well, as is usually the case with other restaurants in this class (i.e. Ruth's Chris, Morton's, etc.). It was very good - great food, great service - pricey but worth it. Nice location and ambience. Nice bar area. All-around very solid/enjoyable experience - we would definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

Good food, decent service. Food is a bit overpriced in my opinion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was amazing! The service was great and the food was amazing. A great place for a wonderful meal!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Our dinner was amazing Chris, and his assistant Samantha where on top of the whole evening

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Having eaten at some of the best restaurants in America, this was among the best. Easily the best meal in Kentucky.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent ribeye and filet trio dishes! Very large portions too.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Hands down best steak we’ve ever had! We’ve had steak at several high end restaurants, but none compare to Eddie Merlots. The service was phenomenal, the food was perfect, it was a perfect birthday surprise for my husband! We would recommend it to anyone wanting to go somewhere special for a special occasion!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My wife & I both ordered the 7 oz filet .. Very, Very good .. cooked to perfection. Side of asparagus was also cooked to perfection.. very smooth & tasty .. Service was awesome!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, Amazing service! We had a really good time!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Perfect dining experience....Will return again and again....

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We visited Eddie Merlot’s on the last night of our recent trip to Louisville. It was the perfect way to end our little vacation. The atmosphere is very elegant, the service was outstanding, and the food was simply perfect! I had the filet mignon and hubby had the bourbon ribeye. Both were divine! They had a great selection of wines, bourbon, and cocktails. The highlight of the evening was Bananas Foster prepared table side! A really special evening!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a very relaxing evening. Service was superb

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Eddie Merlot's provided the perfect night that included great atmosphere ,great service and great food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a great time for our anniversary! Will visit again soon!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we had a wonderful time! Chelsea, our server, was excellent! Food was phenomenal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Best filet mignon I've ever eaten. Great mashed potatoes and macaroni with 5 cheese. Very casual inviting atmosphere. Great location. We walked by another (Cincinnati)steakhouse that was actually on the same property as the Galt House where we stayed to get here. I'm very glad we did. MUCH better food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food and service was excellent. It was a bit cold in the restaurant. Overall excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was wonderful, but the service was exemplary. We had a great time and will definitely return many times

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We ordered the chattabrian & it was the best I've ever had. The sweet potato casserole did not disappoint either.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent upscale dining downtown, service was outstanding, menu items such as appetizers, and sides are very large and able to be shared.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

We sat in the bar because that was the only place in the restaurant with windows. For a better overall experience stay with the dining room. I tried a Burnt Orange Manhattan. It was the best Manhattan I've ever had. They have quite a few specialty drinks. Next time we go I'll try a different one. We had the Chateaubriand - Excellent: Tender, juicy, flavorful. Superb service by Aixa, attentive throughout the dinner without being pushy. Will ask for her next time. Overall experience 9. A Must Try.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very good dining experience.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The service was impeccable, and food was perfectly prepared. We had the filet and the lobster mac and cheese. Very pleasurable overall experience. 5 Stars!!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This was our wedding dinner. It was absolutely perfect!!! The staff, the food, the atmosphere, everything! We will be back for many anniversaries.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food and service (Jessica) were excellent.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I enjoy Eddie Merlot's for an evening out or for special occasions. Unfortunately, this visit, the air conditioning was not functioning properly and it was distracting and uncomfortable to dine due to the heat. I was told the area that I was seated had an issue with the air-conditioning.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Eddie Merlots’s provides a very upscale and cozy environment. My wife and I have a great time and look forward to dining with you again.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent! Love this place! Service and food are worth the trip! We have eaten here many times and will continue to visit Louisville always making a stop here for dinner!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Service was great, very anttentive and personable! Steaks were cooked to perfection with lots of flavor.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food was excellent. Menu had plenty of choices. Salad was good, large with plenty of flavor. Meat was cooked to order and sides were cooked perfectly.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

I had an amazing solo birthday, the food was delicious and my steak cooked to perfection and very tasty, portion sizes awesome, server very polite and attentive. The ambiance was phenomenal and price was what I expected. I will surely return on more special occasions. Thanks for making my birthday memorable! Oh loved the Banana Foster dessert!!!!!

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Delicious meal. Service okay - servers were great but overall logistics and flow needs work. Still, we enjoyed the experience.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have eaten at Eddie Merlot's multiple times and always have a great meal and great experience. This time I ordered the lamb chops and they were phenomenal. We were celebrating our anniversary and the staff took time to make it a special dinner and brought us a creme brûlée to share. Lovely evening and ambience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great time

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Staff was great, as was the bread. Food was good, not great—not special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food, good service. So noisy it’s very hard to have a conversation. Requested a quiet seating location and no indication this request was even attempted to be honored.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Did not receive our salad before entrees. Server brought out a dessert as compensation. We do not eat desserts. Management did not visit our table or apologize. What we think should have happened is to take back the entrees, bring out the salad & recook the entrees. We were in Louisville for a fun weekend & a relaxing dinner. We will not return to Eddie Merlots.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Everything was great from the Wine, Appetizer, to the coffee after a great steak dinner! We are never disappointed! The new loaded hash browns were amazing!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

My aunt and I was there celebrating the release of my first book. And I must say that we were very satisfied with our dining experience! The food was incredible, our server was excellent, and the atmosphere was superb!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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