Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Ashburn

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Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef and Seafood starts with U.S.D.A. Prime Beef. Only 2% of all U.S. beef is awarded this superior certification. Eddie Merlot’s ages the beef naturally to an unparalleled standard of tenderness and flavor. The chef then personally selects each piece for the optimum proportion of marbling, and texture, before hand-cutting and seasoning the thick, tender, and juicy steaks to your specifications. To seal in the flavor, the steak is flash-sear on high-heat grills. Eddie Merlot’s has created one of the hottest concepts today; the wine bar provides more than 40 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.
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great appetizers, entrees, & deserts.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around!

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AE
Nashville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

For what we spent for 2 people I thought the price was VERY expensive ($227.00) They wine ended up being $20 per glass and the mac n cheese was a tad bit dry. For the price we paid, I could have gone to The Capital Grille. The service and ambience was good though.

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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D
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Valentine's day food was great and service was great as well

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M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience! And the dessert our server brought for the birthday guest was a very nice touch. Thank you!

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CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely amazing! We tried it all so it was quite pricey but so worth it! We will definitely be going back.

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l
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my parents 58th anniversary here and we were very happy. We had a great waiter which made the experience even better. We will be back!

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JY
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was excellent as was Tim. very nice and comfortable atmosphere.

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GC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience at Eddie Merlot's in One Loudoun last Saturday evening. The service was amazing and the food incredible. We were visited by both the owner and the manager checking in on us. And, our wait-staff team were attentive without being intrusive. Oysters on the half shell were fresh, plump and delicious. GREAT steaks. We've eaten at "DC Prime" in Loudoun County as well and the steaks at Eddie Merlot's were far superior. A very nice varied selection of side dishes as well. We have the scalloped potatoes and the brussel sprouts - both were amazing. We ordered desert to go to take home - and when we got home we discovered that they gave us a double helping of each! Oh My - they were such a decadent treat - so yummy. We'll be back!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Well overall it was good. The food which is the main point was excellent. Nothing but good things to say.

The service however was slow an not as attentive as I would have expected. Water refills were nonexistent. Had to ask multiple times. Food arrived timely, all courses, just the other things like drink refills whether it’s water or wine. Getting the bill was slow as well as paying once I put the bill with my credit card on the table.

When we arrived we made it clear that we were hungry and ready so we placed our appetizer order. Like 10 minutes later it occurred to the waiter that hey maybe bread will be good so he offered. We were like yeah send it on. We would have expected the waiter to automatically be like, “huh your hungry, appetizers may take awhile, let me get you some bread.” Should have been automatic. The attention to detail was missing.

When ordering I am big on asking details of the dishes and getting recommendations. Waiter seemed clueless when it came to the menu.

Don’t get me wrong the waiter was a nice guy and he was trying, so don’t blame him rather I feel like Management could do a better job of training them. I saw similar behavior with other waiters in neighboring tables. Management should call the staff in one day and have them try all the dishes. Have them try it all and be able to describe the dishes and provide personal recommendations.

We went for our 15 year Anniversary and specified it on the reservation. They were excellent at greeting us and congratulating us. We received a very nice card at the end of the dinner and an excellent Creme Brûlée on the House. Essentially everything that could have gone better was washed away with their thoughtful kindness. I thought that was excellent and will give them another try.

For those wanting details on dishes. We got the Filet Mignon Chili, Crab and Corn Chowder, Bison Filet Mignon Oscar Style, and Sea Bass. It was all excellent.

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BS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Cassie ws very knowledgable about both the menu and the wine selections. This was our first time there andwe will definitely be back.

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CB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent experience! Love this place!

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RR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Eddie Merlot's was excellent from start to finish. Warm welcome from hostess and waiter, scrumptious apps, perfectly seasoned entrees, and unbelievable desserts. We'll definitely will be back for more!

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a
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and meal.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was cold and not well prepared. The waiter was great!

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M
Richmond
61 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with excellent service. MAG our server was excellent

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JE
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were looking forward to our night out but it definitely fell short of what we were expecting based on the prices... we asked for glasses of wine to be brought when our meals came out and the wine came a minute after I ate my last bite; the server also blamed the bar for a delay in a different drink order... so whether it was the bars fault or the servers for not ordering in a timely manner... I don’t know but it was frustrating! The steak was good but the chocolate cake was no better than what you might buy in a grocery store. All in all we won’t be going back for a repeat visit.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent experience

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KW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and service never disappoints! I like to get to dinner a tad early in order to enjoy a drink at the bar.

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a awesome experience. Unfortunately due to my income I probably wont be going often. If i hadn't been given a gift card for my birthday I wouldnt have gone. It was worth it however.

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R
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was extremely loud. The service was consistently bad from the moment we sat down. We were seated and were not greeted by the waiter for about 10 minutes. We were never offered any refills or bread. We had to ask for everything we received. The special was so salty I had to scrape the sauce off it just to eat it. We were treated by the waiter as he was doing us a favor by waiting us. Our table was not cleared once we were finished eating. Overall this was a consistently miserable dining experience. There were no highlights to the meal. We will not return based on this experience.

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WP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Second time visiting Eddie Merlot's. The first was within the first year after they opened and I wasn't impressed. We had a gift card and decided to give it another shot. Unfortunately this visit was similar to the first. To keep it short. Food was good, but the horribly slow and ill-timed service overwhelmed any goodness from the quality of the food. We were seated for nearly 40 minutes before our first drink order arrived. In fact, the appetizers arrived before our drinks did. Then the main course arrived more than an hour and a half after we were seated. The side dishes arrived 10 minutes after the main course. My wife's food was cold. The waiter was very pleasant and did note that the food was slow, but didn't offer much explanation or sympathy. This was an anniversary celebration, and they offered a complementary creme brulee, which was excellent. It was also uncomfortably cold in the restaurant. Unfortunately the whole experience was substandard, we won't be returning.

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DM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good service as always! Timothy was fantastic.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience.

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MK
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brock was great as our server tonight. Our choice of wine was a perfect pairing with the fish stew and steak. Restaurant was quiet and very relaxing. Our go to place when at Loudon 1.

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J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything served was top of the line as usual. Costly but worth every penny.

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GE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 4

Stroganoff is nothing to write home about. Veal breading was burnt. The manager sent another, it too was burned. A third time was going to be the charm but we paid the bill and left. If I come back I will stick with meat or fish.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service and amazing Steaks!!! I had the 16oz ribeye (med rare) and it was AMAZING!!!! Wife had a delicious 10oz. Filet!!! The cream corn side was excellent! Wife and I also enjoyed the candied bacon app!!!!! Definitely will be back!!!!! Have a drink at the bar before you sit (happy hour 4-7) for a tasty beverage!!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food was amazing. Bar drinks were great!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience, in fact one of the best steakhouse experiences I have ever had they took good care of my wife for her birthday and the steaks were perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We came here to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The food was good. The service was quite cold. The waiter did not seem to take care in taking order not show much patience. We had a kid with food allergies he did not seem to pay much attention to it. We had to ask about the allergies for each dish and course. Despite that when he food was brought out it was not explained properly and our daughter accidentally took a taste or the sauce that was allergic to her which spoiled the evening for us. Also the steaks seemed to be over cooked. The lobster was quite bland and chewy. Overall quite a forgettable and frankly regrettable experience.

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M
Richmond
62 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner with outstanding service. Crab, avocado salad and King crab legs appetizers were amazing. Our entres were perfectly cooked, bourbon ribeye and bison filet. You can’t go wrong with cream corn and broccoli for side dishes. Our server (Mark) always provides outstanding service. Can’t wait to be back there

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AO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and even better food. I tried the bison filet this time and it was phenomenal. This restaurant is definitely one of our favorites!

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k
Richmond
345 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent dinner at Eddie's! Food and service never disappoints. Can't wait to come back again!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience on New Years Eve!

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G
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was not hot when it was served and when we brought it to the attention to the manager they took the food back to reheat it. When our food was brought back it was still not hot. The manager did comp the meal for my wife. We were very disappointed.

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TK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great new years eve dinner there. Everything was lovely. My wife and I split the Cowboy Bone-in Ribeye and it was too tough for a $100 steak but we were having such a nice time with friends we didn't want to bring everything down. Everything else was Excellent...I just wouldn't order that dish again.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great server in Abdella!

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