Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Burr Ridge

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2030 reviews
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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 50 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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DB
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Jorge was our server and he was excellent. We had a Cesar salad, for entrees we ordered a crab and avocado salad and the bison fillet. Both were excellent.

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OT
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was Mother’s Day, we hadn’t been there in a while. It was a Sunday night and remarkably they did a nice job. Food was hot and as ordered. Server was very attentive . Can’t ask for much more plus it was half-price wine night.

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TG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day dinner was wonderful; the food, service, and the overall atmosphere. Wonderful!

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GP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have been better. I am 80 years old and have never had a more tender and superbly cooked steak, in my life. My companion still can not get over the ambiance and luxury of her experience. On a 1- 10 scale, they deserve an 11!

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EE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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PA
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch at EM was outstanding! The selections were so numerous and delicious you would leave there stuffed! The service by Ray was impeccable and he spoiled us by his attentiveness! He always treats us special! Kevin, the Manager, made sure to visit with us and checked to make sure everything was good! The bus girl, (forgot her name) was super friendly and was very good at clearing things and doing everything to make our meal pleasant! We are never disappointed coming to Eddie Merlot‘s! Thanks for making my Mother’s Day special!

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G
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for the brunch, we will be back for that for sure!!!!

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PK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Yes, on a regular dinner but not for Mother’s Day. Food was cold would have loved to see flowers on the table for Mother’s Day. Was disappointed given what it cost.

Service was exceptional which helped.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mothers day

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DE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Alex was amazing. So accommodating, as were the entire staff. Wonderful dinner as always.

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G
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As the stars indicate, we had a great experience. The food is exceptional. The best bison rib eye I've ever had. We drive 45 minutes to eat here, that should tell you how good this place is not to mention the place is very busy.

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KN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We ALWAYS recommend Eddie Merlot’s to anyone that’s looking for an AWESOME meal!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great treatment we had our twins in a stroller and they gave us our own room for Mother’s Day date night! I really appreciate the service and couldn’t have asked for anything more thank you! Would highly recommend!

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DD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food is always top notch! Enjoyed their King Crab promotion. If you get a chance, give it a try you won’t be disappointed

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JO
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Eddie Merlot’s! The service as well as the food is always excellent.

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DB
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kevin was our server and he was very attentive! As a new server Kevin is definitely up to the high standards of Eddie Merlot’s! Chef Brian prepared Elk chops for us with his “special sauce” which was out of this world delicious!! We will be back!!

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DB
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Geoff did an excellent job as our server!! We started with the pot stickers and the sweet and spicy shrimp.
Chef Brian prepared the snapper, one sesame encrusted and the others Parmesan encrusted. We and our sister in law enjoyed another excellent meal!!

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PA
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit was wonderful as usual! Alex waited on us and she is a gem! Her service was fantastic and she was spot on with everything she did! She treated us special and made our dinner another great experience at EM. And Kevin, as always, is amazing! We will see you guys for Mother’s Day brunch!

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CV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a quarterly treat for me. It is pretty expensive but you get exactly what you pay for, and that is decadence. I can not recommend this place enough. If you are thinking about going stop reading and go. From start to finish you are pampered. As you waddle out after 16oz of wagyu, your car is pulled up and running waiting by the front door with the vallet ready to open your door. You need this.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Erratic service. Over cooked beef for 3 out of 4 diners. The fourth person had a salad. Management was indifferent to our experience.

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J
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed this time. Usually we have a wonderful Eddie experience. Saturday wasn’t unfortunately. The waiter took 10 minutes before approaching our table. He was very friendly and happy though. My food was prepared incorrectly. I order the same dish 95% of the times we have come here and we come about every 2 months. Maybe it was just because the restaurant was more crowded. Not sure. Hoping if we come again it will better.

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OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for the Friday Crab special. Not great crab, but very good. They were all a bit salty. Our server Ana was wonderful. Personal yet professional!

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T
Chicago
249 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb in every way. Enjoyed all the great appetizers and the dover sole was perfect. Great service!!!

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DB
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Carisis was our server and she is always a delight! We started with the Oysters Rockefeller and for our entrees we enjoyed the Cedar Plank Salmon and the Dover Sole. Carisis did a superb job of filleting the sole not a bone was found!! We had a relaxing and enjoyable evening!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service

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BB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and our waiter Bobby was outstanding!

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G
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Much, much better than expected. Excellent service and atmosphere. We ate off the bar menu, but will go back for full dinner soon.

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AP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner the other night was absolutely superb! My dining partner & I shared the Chateaubriand & it was fabulously prepared & presented by our lovely server, Ana, who was most gracious! We are looking forward to returning & applaud the Chef and staff for outstanding experience!

Regards,

Anna Pustz
Plainfield, IL

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DB
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dale was our server and he was an excellent! He did not rush us but instead he allowed us to have a relaxing evening and dining experience! Chef Brian offered to change his preparation of our dinner entrees and his changes were superb!! Thank you once again Dale and Chef Brian!!

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c
Chicago
285 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It was our 54th wedding anniversary, and we chose to go to Eddie Merlot’s, one of my husband’s favorite spots. Unfortunately, while prices have risen here, quality has declined. We started by splitting the carpaccio. It used to be a lovely dish of raw beef with a few fresh potato chips. Now, it is downsized and padded with raw onions and many chips. Next, we split the Caesar salad. Romaine is a naturally crisp lettuce. This was absolutely limp and unappetizing. The entrees were also disappointing. My husband had the trio of filets. Previously, the meat was grilled and each of the three sauces on the respective tournedos, was distinctive. Last night, you couldn’t tell the difference in the sauces. Looked as if the same, dreary sauce enrobed all three pieces of meat. My entree also was faulty. I had the New Orleans mixed grill. The filet, and the andouille sausage were fine. The shrimp were in a sauce that tasted of raw chili powder. It was inedible and I scraped it off in order to eat the shrimp. This is a very sad commentary to what was once a very good choice for eating out.

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o
Chicago
103 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and phenomenal service! The prime ribeye was outstanding and the sea bass every bit as delicious! Wonderful place for any special occasion or business dinner.

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m
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there before and always have had great services and fabulous food. This time we went there for our 25 wedding anniversary and the staff went over the top. The night couldn't have been any better. Nicole was fantastic and the food was out of this world. They brought flowers to our table, a happy anniversary card that all the staff signed along with happy wishes and pictures. What a awesome evening and memories that will last forever. Thank you to all the staff!!

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DB
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Niki was our server and she balanced our table and the bar with ease! After working the Easter brunch she still allowed us to have a nice relaxing dinner! We appreciated it very much! We had the Caesar salad and the Cedar Plank Salmon. Both were excellent!

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always happy here. Service exceptional. Love Bruce the waiter!

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A
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there for Easter Brunch. Delish! kids under 12 are $14.95. Adults are $54.95. King Crab legs, shrimp, lamb chops, prime rib, ham. chops and prime rib were cooked rare unfortunately, but i think it was because we had an early seating. Desserts were exceptional especially the banana fosters.

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EW
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Dale was great!! Made our 1st time Dining experience Wonderful!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We dined for Easter brunch this year. We were looking forward to visiting since we’ve never dined here. Everything was good, but I really wish the crab legs were warm. My husband grabbed 2 and they were frozen. Not cold, but frozen. The meat was hard and iced. Not worth eating at all. Such a shame! What a waste! Would be nicer if they can be steamed or warmed next year with some drawn butter.

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PA
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to EM for their Easter Brunch and can’t say enough good things about it! This was our first brunch here and it was absolutely fabulous! The choices were outstanding! The freshly carved beef melted in your mouth! Choices of ham and lamb as well! The breakfast items were plentiful, from freshly cooked to order omelets to the breakfast casserole, bacon and fresh fruit in abundance! The king crab legs and shrimp were wonderful and even tasted better with our wonderful waiter RAY, going above and beyond to crack the shells for me! His service is always fantastic and we look forward to seeing him each time we come to eat on our regular days! Nick, is also so attentive and makes sure our table is always tended to and cleared! Kevin, the Manager, is always gracious and wonderful to talk with and we are always made to feel like part if the EM family! Can’t say enough wonderful things about this restaurant! We love you guys! ❤️ Thanks for making Easter Brunch spectacular!

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PO
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The very Best Bouillabaisse I have ever eaten. Light tasty broth, with a hint of Saffron and chock full of fresh seafood! I hope it will become a permanent menu member of Eddie’s.
As always the service was efficient, professional, and friendly.

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K
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always exceptional service,impeccable cuisine, and outstanding value. A suburban restaurant that could
and can give downtown Chicago restaurants a lesson in bang for your buck.

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