Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Ashburn

4.4
602 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Lounge: Opens 4:00 PM daily and closes one hour after the dining room
OPEN FOR LUNCH: NOV 26 - DEC 21
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 11AM - 2PM
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Phone number
(571) 510-3898
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andre Miller
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Catering
Contact our sales manager for information on our off-site catering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Thorndike in One Loudoun
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking available as well as self parking on site.
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Special events & promotions
Contact our sales manager Tali Schinnar - Mazzola at (571) 510-3176 or tali@eddiemerlots.com for information on Special Events and Private Dining information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 602 People Are Saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I consider this to be an expensive restaurant so my expectations were very high. Had our server been great it would have been a completely different, great experience. He was not that friendly, and seemed annoyed with us for not ordering alcohol and asking for minor modifications to our meals. Food was very good. I might go again sometime, but definitely would be hoping for better service.

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CR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Dan and Brock were entertaining.

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JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a great evening, and service was outstanding

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JA
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Compared to all the other high end steak houses Eddie Merlot's was ok. For the price point I expected to be wowed, but I was underwhelmed. The service was good and staff were attentive, but the food was just typical steakhouse offerings that we felt we could have gotten at any mid range steakhouse.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down ‘GREAT’ place close to home and to be honest why drive in to DC when you have a 5 Star restaurant in your back yard! And I doubt you would find a better restaurant in DC that includes Ruth Chris or Fleming’s to name a few..

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JS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Food was excellent. Our server, Mark, was a bit surly in the beginning, but came around after a while. Restaurant is definitely for special occasions unless you have a great expense account or deep pockets. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will recommend it to others.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service we received from both Cassie and the manager was exceptional!!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Birthday. Waiter was mia tending to a larger party

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KG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was terrible and the food was overly priced. It took 45 minutes to even get bread after we complained. I will never go back.

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D
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We’re moving away and wanted to have a nice dinner with friends, food was great but their was a VERY loud party that no one managed. When I mentioned it to the manager he said he couldn’t do anything it the holiday season and people are drinking and I have lots of loud tables- I said NO this table was very disrespectful of everyone in the room and others were making eyes about how rude they were behaving!

Why would a restaurant put two large tables of 16 in a very small room with 4 other tables of six? Poor planning. Either give them a private room or put a group of large tables in the room. There was a family seated next to us and the dad was just as unhappy and disgusted as we were.

As a manage it’s your job to be checking what’s going on in every room, if he was doing his job he would have noticed how LOUD these people were- hey I’m all for having fun but how about RESPECT for other!

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JZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Mediocre... quality of food relative to high-end prices was disappointing.

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MI
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Nice place but the ending service was a disaster. Food was not hot at all. It took an hour to get checks and they were still wrong. Asst. Manager came out much later and apologized, but it should have been earlier. Very, very disappointing.

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, fine attention to detail, excellent service. Creme brûlée for birthdays!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, thanks

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our dining experience tonight was awesome. Meg our waitress was excellent.

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LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I think its just not my kind of place. Too expensive and TOO loud.

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I
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, but incredibly slow service. Would go to DC Prime over this streak restaurant.

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KL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We had 6:30 reservations and arrived a few minutes early and were seated in the back room near the window. We noticed a strong draft of cold air coming from window and my wife noticed the fireplace and we were told it was not operational and won’t be serviced for weeks??? – in a somewhat chilly room. Disappointing! Meg welcomed us as first-time diners at Eddie’s and she shared her menu favorites and decanted our 2012 Groth reserve cab. The barbequed shrimp came out hot and very tasty. For dinner we ordered the Chateaubriand for two at tableside.

The helper had an issue rolling the table in front of our table and when Meg arrived commented that they parked it backwards and started to rearrange the placements. She then carved and plated the meat, scalloped Potatoes and brussels sprouts. Major disappointment was that the meat was lukewarm at best and the sprouts very under cooked, however, the meat sauces were delicious. First major tip – put the meat in a warmer and serve on warm plates. (as a Sales executive I travel weekly and host clients at the TOP steak houses in the US – nothing worse than paying ~$100 for cold meat!)

We topped off the meal with another recommendation from Meg – the World’s Best carrot cake (a major contender) and nice hot coffee. If we do ever return it would be for desert and coffee.
Also, I’d recommend having management come by the table to greet and welcome the diner. As a weekly Fleming, Capital Grill and Palm patron it’s a great touch and good practice. Cheers!

Kevin Lang
703-282-3177

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Ordered the NY Steak but got a Ribeye instead. And the steak wasn’t that hot when it came out.

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K
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This was our second trip to this restaurant and my husband and I went for his birthday celebration. While the overall experience was good , our waitress seemed to want to upsell everything. I ordered a Caesar salad which, according to the menu, was supposed to come with my dinner as one of the Chefs favorites but the waitress insisted it did not and charge us for it on the bill which we paid because by the time we left it was so crowded we did not feel like waiting. In addition I would highly recommend never ordering the mushrooms as a side for $18. There was barely enough for two of us to share and there was nothing special about these mushrooms which at any other restaurant would cost you well under $10

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MK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mac and Molly created a very nice evening for my family as we celebrated and thanked our Veterans for their service. Our two Veterans were treated to the Chef’s faves at no charge. We enjoyed our other favorites of French onion soup, crab and avocado salad, Eddie’s potatoes and for dessert the cognac brownie. The wine selection of Chimney Rock Elevage was a perfect pairing to our meals.
Thank You Eddies Merlot!

The manager who was on duty that evening never had the chance to visit our table so we could thank him. He stopped by the table near us and had what seemed to be a long conversation about why they offer the chef faves for customers who don’t want to pay for an expensive cut of steak. In my opinion, I would like to dine with my family at a nice restaurant with a smaller plate option that fits into my diet restrictions without sounding picky. Thanks for all the options on your menu. Even with our party of four and two Comp Vet’s meals we still dropped $400. Well worth a hello.

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M
Richmond
59 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with outstanding service

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Freezing table and lackluster service. Small portions and overpriced for the experience and food.

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TH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Steaks and Chilean Bass were all great tasting. Waldorf salad and Caesar Saadi we’re very fresh and tasty. Truffle fries, were great. Brussels sprouts were under cooked. Desserts were all great tasting. Cake serving size is huge. Very disappointed in service once the restaurant started to fill.

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m
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and wine, great service. Will definitely be back!

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k
Richmond
334 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner at Eddies! Shared their wedge salad and had mixed grill and salmon entrees. All were wonderful. Service was friendly and efficient.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our second time dining at Eddie Merlot’s. While the service was great both times we felt the quality of the food was better the first time than this most recent visit.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The staff were receptive and very easy to make a reservation with. It was an anniversary dinner and it was a little off in that the waiter knew it but did not throw a candle on the cake as asked and the table was less than desirable and I had asked specifically for a good table and when arrived we were guided straight to a table by the kitchen door. Not acceptable at all.

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WC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

For this place to be steakhouse, something is wrong if you can't get the temperature right.
Both steaks were cooked wrong. The steak were taken back and fixed, but everything else on the table was cold once they brought them back. No manager, no apologizes and paid the full bill.

When your paying these prices, you expect the service and food quality to be at the same level and its not.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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RB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice looking place with great service, but the food leaves much to be desired. Lettuce had brown edges, shrimp were tasteless. The steaks were cooked properly but not as flavorful or tender as you would expect at a steak restaurant of this level. And it is expensive. Best part of the meal was their coffee, it was great.

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TN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to Eddie's for our anniversary and had a great time. Our visit occurred on a weeknight so almost no crowds which contributed to a very comfortable noise level. Food was great although my filet was slightly undercooked. We use Eddie's as special occasion celebration restaurant and have always been pleased. Look forward to celebrating other occasions

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good all around

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RG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and top notch staff! Rob took care of us and provided fantastic recommendations.

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L
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food and nice ambiance. Service is a little slow. Salads were a bit pricy for the portion they serve. The food is very good but still a bit pricy.

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DM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The kitchen has major issues. The New chef needs to get up to speed quickly as this isn’t the sort of place where mistakes are acceptable. Lots of kitchen mistakes.

Service is excellent!

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PA
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Eddie Merlot's and wasn't disappointed by any means. Tremendous overall experience and I'll certainly return.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great wine list!

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are just terrific. Tim was our waiter and he could not have been more knowledgable and friendly. Highly recommend the restaurant.

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