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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P
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very expensive for just OK steak. For $100 per guest I would rather eat at Mastro’s or even Ruth’s Chris. Nothing special about this steak.

SD
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Steaks were the best and our wait station made great wine recommendations to fit our palette.

MS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. Server (think his name was Jeremy) was informative and friendly, never missed a beat.

We had the Chateaubriand for two, it was cooked and served with perfection. The meat was so tender and melted in your mouth.

The ambience is lovely and it was a great experience.

PM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food wasn't worth the price we paid. However, our server Jeremy was awesome!

J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, as usual. Could not have asked for anything more.

AO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service. We truly enjoyed our night out with friends and family!

CL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was fabulous- did not rush us out of the restaurant

KK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This was a nice restaurant. Definitely higher end, if you consider the prices. We were a party of 10, which can be difficult. However, some basic items which I expect from a restaurant failed miserably. Had to ask several times to have water glasses refilled. One waiter took the orders, then another waiter came a few minutes later to take orders again. Meals came out at all different times. An appetizer that was forgotten was brought out as we were ordering dessert. One person, whose dinner was delivered much later than the others, just barely started her food when the waiters came passing around dessert menus then hounded us to order dessert. One waiter would get a drink order from two people, then leave, bring those drinks, and go to another person. Just not a peaceful and enjoyable evening for how nice the restaurant was ... expected more.

JH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary, as apparently did the two adjoining tables. Everything was great! I had one of the best steaks I’ve ever had and it was perfectly done. My wife had a small filet with crab meat and shrimp and she enjoyed it thoroughly. We were not ordering any dessert, but received a complimentary one and it was perfect. We will definitely go there again!

T
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We dined at Eddie Merlot's for a birthday celebration. While the food was good, the overall experience was not. Our server was nice but the service was extremely slow. I could understand the slow service if the restaurant was busy. However, there were very few people in the restaurant. In fact, the manager was present and was only interested in one table. I would have thought someone could have walked through to at least refill our water rather than having to ask multiple times. I had to ask for our check after waiting a long time for our server to return. Will be awhile before we return to this restaurant. There are so many great restaurants in the area that treat their customers so much better!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff!

S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mark our server was excellent. The only thing that wasn't perfect was where our table was, very close to 2 large groups. So a little less romantic than it could have been. The food was great the company was fantastic. The waitstaff was wonderful. No room for dessert.

MK
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Staff was busy with a larger party in another room. We should of just sat in main dining room instead of a table on the bar side. Now we know.

T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service & the food was excellent. We look forward to returning!

T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeremy was amazing!!

CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was good just the food took a little bit longer then expected, but nice atmosphere and lovely setting.

k
London
392 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner at Eddie's! Our food and service were excellent. We shared the 10 oz ribeye and it was prepared perfectly and served beautifully. Thanks to all for making it a wonderful experience from cocktails to dessert!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eddie Merlot has a wonderful atmosphere and the food is very flavorful. Do yourself a favor and order any steak. It's very good!

M
Richmond
76 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with outstanding service. Thanks to Taya who always give us outstanding service

MR
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We ordered the meals from the special “Make a Wish Foundation” menu and the food took forever and was cold. Crab legs were awful. They did not taste good (too salty/fishy tasting) and were not split but they are on regular menu. Asked about splitting them and they said this was a special. Filet was tough too. Will never go back to this restaurant!!!

DF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food, meh. Carla, great server!! She made it worth it.

SW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent however the food was not. Rib-eye was cooked to order however it was not tender and had a bit too much fattiness.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Eddie Merlot’s. From the hostess, to the wait staff, server and management, everyone is always very pleasant. Most importantly the food is excellent. I have a dairy allergy however the chief was not skimpy on flavor, my bone in filet, with steamed broccoli was absolutely delicious.

MK
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak, delicious appetizers and sides. Yummy carrot cake. We had a lovely evening!

k
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always. The wait staff are always courteous.

D
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time my wife and I have dined here. Total experience from Food, Ambiance to Service was a 5 star experience. We highly recommend dining here for any occasion!

J
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy is such a great waiter. He recognizes us when we come in. He’s a great asset for Eddie Merlot’s. Food was great as usual. Liked some of the newer items like the cheese board and steamed spinach. Did not like the new corn casserole. We really loved the creamed corn that was on the menu before the recent changes. Always a great wine selection too. We sat in the dining room since it was a special occasion but we really enjoy the bar area too. We’re very glad Eddie Merlot’s came to northern Virginia!!!

WJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great time, service and food were fantastic. Very sweet people who work there, made us feel at home.

SH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The server was overwhelmed with serving 5 tables. We had been there before and had wonderful service. We had to flag the server we had from filling water to asking for bread to clearing the table. A little disappointed.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

My husband and I chose to go to Eddie Merlots for our wedding anniversary dinner and we were greatly disappointed. The service was slow, food was mediocre, especially for the price that was paid, and there was no effort made by the staff to make our anniversary dinner special. Will likely not return.

MT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Only thing was there was a reception there and we were seated next to the open door so noice was a little loud but not distractingly loud.

TI
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the Wagyu outstanding
Waiter outstanding
Bacon outstanding

C
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is lovely. The decor is exquisite. The service is superb. The scallops were seared and served a top a corn and jalapeno relish. Unusual, but yummy.

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional!

Food quality and preparation were excellent!

CB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Excellent every time!

GE
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Couple of issues this time: 1. The tomahawk rib-eye was cooked correctly (medium-rare), but was cold by the time it arrived at our table. I suspect is rested for too long in the kitchen. 2. The server pouring the wine into our wine glasses was pouring heavily in one glass, but left much much less for the other glass at our table. Without exaggeration, my wife probably ended-up with one-third of the bottle versus my getting two-thirds of the bottle from a per pour perspective.

SM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service & great food. Fantastic menu selection, chefs top notch!

MK
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Thanks Meg.
Coconut ( the dog ) loved the tomahawk steak bone.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For the price you shouldn’t have to wait 45 -55 min for appetizers. Food was good, descent wine selection, server was nice. Nothing that blew us away.

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