About Eddie Merlot's - Warrenville

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.

28254 Diehl Rd
Warrenville, IL 60555
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday - 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM (lounge) 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (dining)
Friday - Saturday - 4:00 p, - 11:00 pm (lounge) 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM (dining)



Live music every Friday and Saturday.

Cross Street:
Winfield Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 393-1900

Website:
http://www.eddiemerlots.com/Locations/Warrenville-313.html

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment on Fridays: 6:00 PM to 9 PM
Live Entertainment on Saturdays: 7:00 PM to 10 PM

Parking Details:
Complementary Valet available and plenty of free self parking on site.

Executive Chef:
Mark Smidt

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, 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

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 - Warrenville Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.1

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
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Good for Birthdays (22)
Notable Wine List (20)
Romantic (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Business Meals (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Live Music (6)
Authentic (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Eddie Merlot's was wonderful...food delicious, service excellent, waiter was very personable and friendly. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service was excellent

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food and service. Date night was wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic new menu items. Veal was outstanding. Tuna poke super yum and as always burger was delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always enjoy my experience. Service was good but a little slow. My side dish was very under-cooked so I had to return it . Everyone thing else about the experience was great. Comfy seating, not too loud so you can enjoy a conversation and delicious food!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a great time! Wonderful new additions to the menu.
Our server, Govert, is a key aspect to the fun!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Service was phenomenal, very knowledgeable staff. Very friendly. Food was perfect. Couldn't find better food In the area if we tried. We will definitely be returning for many more visits.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The sides are awesome (creamed corn, sweet potato casserole, loaded hash browns). Steak, crab cake, and service were excellent. Will return!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service, as always was impeccable.
Kevin, the manager always stops by to check in.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great date night spot !!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had a great meal and the portions were a good size. Wait staff was very knowledgeable, although the menu was a little overwhelming.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I had an enjoyable dinner at Eddie Merlot's to celebrate Sweetest Day. Both the bison filet and meat filet were excellent. Our server, Ted, was outstanding with his food knowledge and table service. It is one of our favorite restaurants!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The entire staff is phenomenal. The food and drinks are excellent.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Love this place! Always good value on wonderful food and great wine. The ambiance and service is always top!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We always have a great time at Eddie Merlot’s! Food, ambiance and staff are top rated! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Best steak in the midwest without question. There's other stuff on the menu, but you can just stop looking when you see Wagyu.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Eddie Merlot's recently changed their menu. They've all but removed their classic favorites on the menu and focused completely on their steaks, which are good. But some diners have come to enjoy their other offerings besides steak which are now gone minus 4 meager offerings of seafood and about 3 other choices of another protein. (I mean, really, who in the hell would order "airline chicken"? This is not a joke. The literal description was "airline chicken".)

My spouse was really looking forward to enjoying one of either two dishes previously offered. Being disappointed over not having what she was looking for, we left after having enjoyed our appetizer.

If your entire party wants a steak, this is definitely your place. The service here is always acceptable. But the recently introduced reduced option menu is unacceptable for those wanting something other than steak. Kudos to Lido for his friendly demeanor, impeccable service, and our understanding of our decision to leave. We have enjoyed Eddie Merlot's on multiple occasions in the past but, I sincerely doubt we will return with such a limited offering. I suggest the menu planners visit Morton's or Gibson's to see what a variety of choices a quality restaurant can offer.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Everything was amazing. They had a card wishing us a happy anniversary signed by multiple staff member, gave us champagne and a delicious dessert. We were beyond pleased with the food and our server. We will be back soon!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was exceptional, we felt we were being rushed to order. Very slow service, and when we finally receive our dessert it was left on our table without any table settings.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

David our server was excellent with his suggestions and timing of service. We had some dietary needs and he was very helpful. Kevin the manager checked on us --and even did us a great favor by getting our table ready a little early on Sunday -- We were celebrating my father-in-law 79th birthday. Loved the table side dessert -- I can't wait to go back!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

You have to start with the Smokin Shrimp
cocktail! It's so delicious and the presentation is not to be missed! Had the Tuna and The Steak Trio. All was delicious. Our favorite side is Eddie's potatoes....they are so good that you will scrape the bowl to get every last bite.

Great evening!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

It was awesome!

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

They did a great job of putting on an anniversary dinner for us. We accommodated by ordering well, but they did make it very special and a near perfect experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Very nice restaurant . A lot to choose from, very nice menu. Had crab stuffed shrimp which was delicious. Shared some sides that also were very tasty. Would definitely recommend this restaurant as well as visit again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Always love Eddie's for our anniversary! The bison filet is my fav and the truffle fries are to die for! Great service as always. Love it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Superior service from the start. Appreciate such fine service and delicious cuisine. Thanks for such a wonderful experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We have been dining here for several years and joined their Platinum Club (highly recommend!) right away. All cuisine is always excellent and service excels as well! The manager and/or assistant manager always stop by our table to inquire about satisfaction regarding food, etc. During our most recent visit, our server Hannah was great (highly attentive and personable) and we always enjoy the comfort and tv amenities in the lounge. They also have a great outside dining area! This is our favorite regular and special occasion restaurant! Can't go wrong here!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This was our first visit to Merlot's and we could not be more satisfied. We definitely will return. Our steaks were outstanding and cooked to perfection. All aspects of our dining experience were outstanding. In particular, our server, Timothy , was excellent. He was attentive to us , his full knowledge of the menu and wine list was well noted by us, and he had a great sense of humor which just added to our wonderful dining experience. Thank you, Timothy !

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We received a $20 gift card from Eddie Merlot's in the mail and decided to give it a try. The service and food exceeded our expectations. My filet was one of the best cuts of meat I have had in some time - the melt-in-your-mouth kind. My wife had the bison steak and it was cooked to perfection as well. The service was wonderful. The entrees aren't inexpensive, but they are an excellent value. The wine list is extensive and has a very nice selection of reds. Although we visited Eddie Merlot's because of the give card, we will be back. It is a great place for an upscale meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The most moist and perfectly grilled filet I have ever eaten. Amazing service and a beautiful place to dine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I went there to celebrate my birthday, and both the waiter and my food were phenomenal.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Attention to detail! Outstanding service and great food in a relaxed atmosphere. The tables are spaced far enough apart that you can carry-on a conversation without interfering with other's.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Healthy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We enjoyed the Florentine Halibut "Tableside for Two" entree as well as the red wines featured in their "Let It Flow" flight promotion. I recommend it highly- and it sounds like a popular choice.
Over the past couple of years I have enjoyed many of the menu items with my wife and other guests and never disappointed. Wine selection is nicely curated with a wide variety.
Server Ted was efficient and attentive. He picked up on subtle clues to personalize his attention to us.
Fri and Sat nights are highlighted with guitarist John Ivan, whose musicianship and repertoire is as good as the wine list. He wanders around but is never intrusive. He complements the ambience of the restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Eddie Merlot's in our go-to place for a nice dinner with great service. When the weather is nice their patio is perfect. This evening the patio was the perfect temperature with a light breeze. Also, they have a couple of new wine flights that are very enjoyable. There is also a table-side flaming peach dessert that we thought we would "taste" and ended up almost licking the bowls. Very good. I think it is limited time, so try it next time you go.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Awesome. Mark and Alonzo were great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great food, but service was somewhat slow. Usually lobster bisque contains some lobster - especially when it's $10.95 a serving.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Lobster bisque was great, Cesar salad not so good. Steaks prepared perfect, garlic mashed potatoes lacked butter and salt. Creme brulee was awesome. Bar not stocked, ran out of Stella

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Lovely evening! Great food, as we have come to expect. Angie is as wonderful and super-helpful. Great evening!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

An upscale steak house with a nicely decorated interior.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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