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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4.7

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4.6

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4.1

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95% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Cozy (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Live Music (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
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Healthy (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My wife and I went to Eddie Merlot's for the first time last night. It was a really wonderful experience. The steaks were excellent and cooked perfectly! One would expect that, but that hasn't been our experience at every fine dining steakhouse. Our server Braden was awesome! Very helpful and checked back with us just the right amount of times to ensure any need was taken care of. The manager Steve also stopped by at the beginning and toward the end of our meal to ensure everything was to our liking. Thank you Braden and Steve (and Chef) for a wonderful dining experience! We'll definitely be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We tried the Chateaubriand and it was excellent! Tender, tasty and we loved the side dishes of sweet potato casserole and mushrooms!

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

Fabulous as always!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It’s was ok... nothing special for the prices!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was excellent as it has been in the past. The service was very good and we had an enjoyable evening with friends. We were taken aback with the size of the bill for four people. It was much more than we had anticipated even though I kept track of the costs as we ordered from the amounts given on the menu. We will have to save up for some time to go back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Have been going to Eddie Merlot's in Warrenville ever since they opened and have never been disappointed. A special shout out goes to our server Ted, who is very personable, customer service driven and knowledgeable regarding the menu and wine list. Thanks Ted!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service and wonderful food

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a lovely meal with attentive but not intrusive service. We enjoy going to Eddie Merlot's for special occasions. The staff never disappoints.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The ultimate restaurant. If you want excellent service and great food go to Eddie’s. Pricey but worth it.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Prices are that of a high-end steakhouse and the food just didn't match up. Ambiance/décor was very nice and the service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

One steak meal was exception and the other was disappointing. 12-oz New York Strip was average and overpriced.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fabulous experience from start to finish!! Roumel and his team are truly exceptional !! Everything was perfect for our date night and for our private dining celebration for 55 people!
Jon Ivan on guitar is the cherry on top!!!
I highly recommend Eddie Merlot’s in Warrenville, IL!!!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

Food and service was excellent

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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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!

Tags: Special Occasion
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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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vip
 (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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