Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati

4.6
4746 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
OUR DINING ROOM IS OPEN ALONG WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP AVAILABLE. Please call (513) 489-1212 to place your Merlot To Go or Marketplace order or make your reservation.

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 75 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4746 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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JMac
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary and had excellent service and our dinner choices were amazing. Look forward to dining again at Eddie Merlot’s

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vipBrenda9200
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful as usual. Food was amzing, manager was really friendly and present. Server got a little snippy a few times and didn't understand why. Seemed like asking for more water made her mad, maybe because the under-waiters were there that night?

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RikenaH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the food was great! I will def be back

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SandyM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Although we reserved high-top seating in the bar area, our preference wasn’t available so we were seated in the main dining room. Our server was awesome! She was very knowledgeable, personable, and attentive to our needs. Our only complaint was that the steak we ordered was pretty bad. It had no seasoning whatsoever and wasn’t cooked to the correct temperature. Even after sending the steak back it still wasn’t corrected. I don’t think they even attempted to make the steak right because it looked and tasted exactly the same as before we sent it back.

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DebHarris
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience4

Online menu shows 1 pound of split crab legs for $49.95. My crab leg charge was $74.95. When I asked the server she said “oh that’s an old menu online”. I asked for the manager, the manager was basically “FU this is your price that’s an old menu online”. I am so disgusted with how I was treated. I’ve been a customer for years and years and I will never go back!

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Phoenix
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy going there it was our second time there. We will keep coming keep up the good work

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JosephP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wonderful service, love coming here. Our steaks were undercooked but still edible.

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knittinmama2
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to Eddie's....you can always count on a great meal and great service. Our waiter, Kirk, not sure if that is how you spell it, was great! Very attentive to us.....we really enjoyed talking with him.

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MRILLEY
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. My family and I love to celebrate special occasions here. Thumbs up 👍

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vipmathmom
Cincinnati
54 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the $10 burgers and they were fantastic! We also ordered drinks - berry martini and Kentucky mule that were so refreshing. Thank you Eddie Merlot’s for a special night out!

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MaryW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Value, Great atmosphere, Great Service!

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CherylT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It's been awhile since we have dined here but were sort of disappointed with the price of the wine and alcoholic drinks. Food was fine but have had better oysters elsewhere. Our server, Taylor, was excellent and very friendly.

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Nana423
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff is outstanding, especially our waitress. The food was very good, well prepared and served at the right temperature.

My one and only problem was with what the management used to isolate the booths due to the pandemic. The wood barrier made the booth so dark that it was very difficult to read the menu. It left a very small view of a lovely facility. Plastic see through dividers would have been much better.

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Ryan
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to EM. Kirk was fantastic and made the entire meal great from start to finish. We would all highly recommend.

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ScottT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and and service was excellent from beginning to end.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks it was wonderful as usual

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KirkM
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Went there expecting a great meal as usual and was completely disappointed. Ordered the GCRW three course meal and the steak (supposedly a NY strip) with shrimp scampi was terrible. The steak and shrimp both had no taste. The cut of beef was on par with a regular restaurant not a Steakhouse. The highlight of the meal was coffee and carrot cake slice for dessert.

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Timv
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Restaurant Week food at EM is excellent. King Crab & corn soup was outstanding.. The Caesar salad is best in city. Yellow Fin Tuna was cooked & served perfectly (little wasabi) complimented perfectly. Garlic mash potatoes were delicate and well matched with ribeye. Carrot cake & the triple chocolate cake left you wanting nothing.

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vipRobinC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Shrimp cocktail was served with the veins.

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vipAmber
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the wine flight!

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TracyB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Nice atmosphere. I will definitely eat here again.

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vipDREWH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Oysters were bad and we sent them back and were still charged $48 for them. Lobster tail was undercooked and tasteless. Waiter was great.

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vipJudithJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Totally different experience than previously. Server was not wearing mask to cover her nose. She took our order, food was dropped off by the expediter and the server didn’t check on the order for 15 minutes after. My prime rib was tough and tasted burnt. My husbands filet, which he had ordered medium to medium well was oozing blood. Sides were barely warm and desserts (carrot and chocolate cakes) were grocery store quality. Very disappointing experience.

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dmdenz00
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eddie Merlots never disappoints. The food and service were excellent. Filet mignon was tender and flavorful.

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GaryP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I went there for restaurant week and ordered one of the specials. We started with the crab and corn bisque and roasted salmon. My fiance then got the carrot cake and I the triple layer chocolate cake. Everything was delicious. We also had an order of the shrimp cocktailbfor an apetizer. The shrimp were huge and were also delicious. This was the first visit for both of us to Eddie Merlot's and we both consider it one of the finest in the area. We will certainly be repeat customers. Our waitress was excellent and the service was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice waiter Kirk

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Jess513
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been to Eddie Merlot several times and each time my experience has been amazing. The service is awesome, the ambiance and food included. They do very well with maintaining social distance between the tables. Make sure you order the carrot cake!

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SandraR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the entire experience! Erick was very knowledgeable!

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MeganE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our service was a little slow. Waited until we had our appetizers before meal order was taken. Food was cooked as ordered and service otherwise excellent. Went during Restaurant Wee so price was better as well.

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TiannaB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was good. My salmon was a little under done buy they took it back & cooked it perfect l. I enjoyed it & I will be back.

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Suezq
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went for Restaurant Week, so the value was pretty good, but so was the food—just pretty good. Other restaurant week menus that we’ve sampled over the years have put the best effort possible into the food, as a way to get diners to return. We won’t be returning here.

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vipCindyB
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit encourages us to return soon!

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BonnieK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and Lauren was very attentive and energetic!

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KipS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding and knowledgeable service. Steaks (filet mignon) cooked to perfection. The complimentary extra dessert provided for my wife (birthday) was a pleasant surprise and much appreciated.

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MarieP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Eric, was exceptional & very personable.

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mamanosher
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eddie Merlot’s is our favorite restaurant. We go there to celebrate special occasions and also to relax with a cocktail and a light bite. It never matters, the food and service are always top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

For a higher end restaurant, I expected better ambiance as well as music suitable for dinner and not 70s pop music. The shrimp cocktail was excellent. I had the Filet Del Mar and asked for my steak to be medium well but if it was medium that would be okay. It came out rare so I had to send it back. My husband had the salmon and he said that was okay. Service and staff were excellent but we didn’t feel the food was comparable to the prices and won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jade was a great server and we enjoyed everything!

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LoriH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner as always! Food was amazing and tasty!

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vipJulie
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out of town for soccer and it was our 28th Anniversary, so I found Eddie Merlot's through OpenTable. This may have been the best meal ever! We would recommend the Krab and Corn Bisque, delicious.....

FAQs

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 489-1212.

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati is rated 4.6 stars by 4746 OpenTable diners.

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://eddiemerlots.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php?action=store.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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