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

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.

201 Bridewell Dr
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00 pm,
Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm

Bar/Lounge Menu opens at 4 pm Daily

Lunch : Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Burr Ridge Parkway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 468-2098

Website:
http://www.eddiemerlots.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet parking offered Tuesday-Sunday. Large surface parking area surrounds the building.

Executive Chef:
Dan Tucker

Private Party Facilities:
When you want to make an impression, there"s only one name you can trust. When you want the best in food, wine, and service for your special event, there's only one Eddie Merlot's.
Eddie Merlot's has earned its reputation by serving exceptional U.S.D.A. prime beef—a superior certification awarded to only 2% of
all U.S. beef. And we bring the same standard to our private dining menus, which feature a wide variety of hors d'oeuvres, entrees,
desserts, and accompaniments, complimented by the finest wine and cocktails. From the moment your guests arrive, Eddie Merlot's talented culinary team is dedicated to providing you and your guests with an experience like no other.
That same commitment extends to our service staff. We pride ourselves on hospitality, from making you feel comfortable during the planning process to making your guests feel welcome when they're with you.
Eddie Merlot's offers several private and semi-private dining areas, from 10 to 275.

Private Party Contact:
Steven Zambrzycki: (630) 468-2098

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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4.6

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4.5

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4.0

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Good for a Date (44)
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Notable Wine List (33)
Romantic (31)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Business Meals (25)
Good for Groups (21)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Bar Seating (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Cozy (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Authentic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Fun (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Casual (7)
Seasonal (6)
Happy Hour (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Brooke was our server and she was great! We both had the special fish dishes for Valentine's Day and they were very good!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Seasonal, Fun, Bar Seating, Cozy, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant is wonderful. Have recommended it to many people.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Went for Valentines Day...
Food was delicious but came out just warm; should have been hot.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The steak was cooked to perfection. Our server Paul was amazing. Overall the food the service the ambience everything was spectacular. We had a very nice time and will definitely be going back. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Really enjoyed the evening. The Sea Bass was amazing!

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful aged steak, perfectly cooked, tasty sides and smooth, rich ice cream for dessert. Extensive wine list and wine smart waiter. What more could one want?

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

We really enjoy Eddies. The managers and staff are always very nice. We never had a bad meal, and they change specials up, very nicely. Keep up the good work. We will be back soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

It is a great restaurant for a special occasion. In our case February 14 is our anniversary.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Haley was our server for our Valentine's dinner and everything was great, as always! One of us had the Artic Char with shrimp and the other had the New England salmon. Both were excellent!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Fun, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The sweet & spicy shrimp is amazing. The restaurant is always world class with the best staff and food. It's our favorite to spend special occasions.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Never disappointed at Eddie Merlot's - just as good as any downtown Chicago steakhouse - and a lot easier to get to and enjoy. Food and service are consistent and outstanding. Our server, Ray, was friendly, prompt, attentive, and knowledgeable. Food is prepared to perfection. We tried the filet and NY strip combo for two and it was FABULOUS! We'll get that again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Anniversary/Valentine’s Day celebration.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved the Chateaubriand ~super! The portions have really gone down over the years in terms of sides and amount of meat. Otherwise, very good! Great ambience and love the wine. Sad the Eddie Merlot Cabernet is no longer being made.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food not as good as in the past. Very pricey. Noise level very difficult to have a dinner conversation

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Still one of my favorites. Paul was great.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always have an enjoyable dinner at EM. Food was good service was wonderful.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was tasty and well prepared. My cocktail was very well crafted. The service was attentive and punctual.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Was very nice evening, staff were great. I didn’t appreciate being in the same room as small children for a special occasion. Made for a noisy date away from our own children 🙄

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our first visit to the Eddie Merlot's in Burr Ridge Illinois. Our server, Ray, did a very good job explaining the dinner menu for us. The tuna dish was excellent, and the filet was perfectly done and flavorful. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Beautiful venue that offered excellent service and an overall superb dining experience. Priced a bit on the high end, so I would limit my return visits to special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Couldn't have been better. The grilled shrimp was exceptional. Server and his helpers were attentive and polite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Lunch was wonderful. Their white berry cocktail was yummy. We shared the onion soup, shrimp tempura and beef sandwich - generous portions and delicious, especially shrimp tempura. My husband and I will definitely head back there very soon.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Assistant took away dishes prematurely. Otherwise all good.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Bobby was our server and he was excellent! We both had Cedar plank salmon which was great and has become one of our favorite dishes! We always have a great time at Eddie's!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food great service Greg Norman strip steak was unbelievable Will come back for sure

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food and service was great Friday night.
We took friends with us and they now love your restaurant.
See you again for another meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food and service very good but as we only ordered appetizers for 1st and 2nd courses, the wait time for our food was too long almost 1/2 hour between courses.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Every time we come to Eddie Merlot’s, we love it. It is a beautifully decorated restaurant - Elegant but very comfortable and the service is exceptional. The menu has a good variety of items to choose from and everything we have ever ordered is delicious. The bacon wrapped shrimp and the Burrata with tomatoes appetizers are RIDICULOUSLY good. The steaks are tender and always cooked perfectly. The sides really are big enough to share, but you may not want to. I love the cauliflower gratin and the roated brussel sprouts. My children’s favorite part of the evening is always the desserts made tableside. They ordered the Baked Alaska and it was presented beautifully and was delicious. This is definitely our go-to restaurant for family special occasions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was very good. It was very noisy because there was a party in the restaurant.
Very accommodating restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our group enjoyed the crab cake appetizer, one of the best we've had! Steaks and seafood were cooked to perfection. Service was good initially but our waiter seemed to disappear, a few of our guests wanted wine with their meal and he did not check on us until our meal was almost over. Overall we had a lovely evening. Our other two experiences prior to this were great! I would recommend you try this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Only complaint is the busboys push you and try to take plates when you are still eating.
The manager was most welcoming. Anna our waitress was outstanding.
Very small venue compared to our Bloomfield location in Michigan.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Anna was over waitress. She was wonderful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I had the bison ribeye. Best steak I’ve ever eaten. Our server was very attentive without being over bearing. Very helpful with suggestions and very friendly. Thank you for helping me make my wife’s birthday special

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Staff was great and attentive. Good size portions of food which was delicious. Prices tend to be on the high side. Great for special occasions. Large selection of wines.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We tried the Steak Diane for Two for the first time. It was delicious and fun to have it partially prepared tableside. We shared a salad before it. The steak was very tender and the mushrooms were delicious covered in the wine sauce. We also had a bottle of Trivento Malbec wine that we have had before and enjoyed again. Our server, Ashley, was attentive and helpful. She also brought us a complementary crème brulee for my birthday. It was a lovely evening out for my birthday!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food. Dependable good service. A little pricey, but worth it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Been here numerous times. Excellent food and service. Great for special occasions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ana the waitress is every nice and efficient . All the staff there are professional and hardworking

Tags: Late-night Find, Live Sports, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Enjoyed our New Year’s Eve very much. Our server, I believe her name was Brooke, was excellent.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent dinner service was amazing . Yulia was so sweet. Suggest better vermouth for manhattans. Upscale dining and they served martini and Rossi, no Vya, noilly prat or cupano. Excellent Rye whiskeys. The bartender should have chilled the Manhattan first. The large cube melted because the liquor was warm. Not happy with a $20 drink bring Just ok.

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