Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Ashburn
Lounge: Opens 4:00 PM daily and closes one hour after the dining room
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Want Eddie Merlot's on Thanksgiving, but we are closed? Get "Everything But The Turkey", our delicious appetizers, sides, and desserts are available for you to take and serve at home. Ordered must be placed in advance and picked up prior to Thanksgiving Day as we are closed. Call for more details.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Everything about our dining experience tonight was awesome. Meg our waitress was excellent.
I think its just not my kind of place. Too expensive and TOO loud.
Beautiful restaurant, but incredibly slow service. Would go to DC Prime over this streak restaurant.
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!
Ordered the NY Steak but got a Ribeye instead. And the steak wasn’t that hot when it came out.
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
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.
Delicious food with outstanding service
Freezing table and lackluster service. Small portions and overpriced for the experience and food.
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.
Awesome food and wine, great service. Will definitely be back!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Good all around
Excellent food and top notch staff! Rob took care of us and provided fantastic recommendations.
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.
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!
First time at Eddie Merlot's and wasn't disappointed by any means. Tremendous overall experience and I'll certainly return.
Great wine list!
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.
It is on the expensive side, but great food, service and time!
My wife and I ate at this restaurant last Friday night. The wine and appetizer (spicy shrimp) were excellent and for our man courses, we order 2 filet mignon (med rare and med), lobster tail, and mashed potatoes. They brought 2 medium rare filets and we had to send one back. By the time we got my wife’s filet back, my filet and the potatoes were cold. A manager came over joking that my wife must have finished her food quickly because she had no plate in front of her. I explained that they cooked my wife’s filet wrong and he just said sorry and walked away.
Nobody offered to provide us with hot mashed potatoes or did they offer to bring my wife a new filet. When they did bring it back, it was a charred. I spend over $210 for a terrible meal. The worst part is that I emailed the Eddie Merlot customer service and the store manager and they did not feel it was important enough to respond to my email. We will not go back because at those prices, one would expect some type of equitable service.
Birthday celebration. Sat in bar area which was a little noisy but tolerable. Food was good and service was excellent.
My son ordered the fillet Del Mar chef’s choice & it looked like an appetizer. That was a poor choice for a man. He had to order a baked potato to feel full.The salad included was on a saucer size plate.
I had the cedar plank salmon which was a true entree & was delicious
Eddie Merlot’s is one of our go-to’s for everything from a date night, dinner with friends, to special occasions. The food and service are always impeccable. If something isn’t right, they’ll make it right!
Overall the restaurant was wonderful, but my husband’s steak was undercooked, they forgot the bread and did not have the dessert they recommended we order.
We recently moved to Northern Virginia and tried out Eddie Merlot’s on Sunday night. While the food was very good, the noise level was so loud we had to practically shout to each other to have a conversation. Moreover, our waiter continuously tried to “up charge” every aspect of taking our order that it was very noticeable and annoying. It was a disappointing experience. We won’t be back.
Timm (with 2 “m”s) made our evening so memorable. We decided Sunday on Labor Day weekend that we wanted a “steak-house” steak dinner. We did just that at Eddie Merlot’s. Starting with great cocktails and oysters - we were off to a great start. Next we tried the tuna on the salt block, which was very good. Got a very nice wine recommendation from Timm and we ordered a strip steak and my husband got his favorite - the bone-in rib eye. Both can out perfectly prepared. We tried their cauliflower and Brussels. Cauliflower was the star. Had a greatl time discussing dining with Timm. Our first times at this One Loudoun location and we will definitely return.
Delicious steak! They also gave the birthday girl a card which was nice.
Went for anniversary and had a wonderful experience. John the waiter to care of our every need and the kitchen prepared an exquisite meal. We will definitely go back and bring guests for special occasions.
We enjoy Eddie's for all our special occasions. The food is delicious, the sides are plentiful enough to share and the service is great. Our server Molly did an excellent job checking on us throughout the course of the night. The other servers checked on us as they passed our table.
If you want an upscale experience, I would highly recommend Eddie Merlot’s. The food was excellent, as was the service.
The regular specials were excellent but I would love to try the specialties & platinum steaks on their menu. The bison & sea bass are pricey but they look spectacular. Our waiter was very attentive & knowledgeable about the wine pairings.
Had a wonderful dinner at Eddie's! Service was excellent as well. We chose the summer special and had the salmon and coffee crusted steak as entrees. Finished with Nutty Monk coffee and Bananas Foster prepared table side very expertly by our server. All in all, it was very enjoyable!