Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati

4.6
4890 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
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4890 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Bourbon steak was very flavorful and tender. My wife enjoyed the salmon very much with a side of the tempura green beans. Our waitress, Jo, was very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed our night and will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Wagyu Ribeye, hands down best steak I've ever had. If you like fat in the steak, it tasted like candy, and just melted in my mouth.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is ALWAYS great here.

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GDGG
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The meal was good. Service a bit slow. But overall it was a good experience.,

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Summer
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!

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MSmith2
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, wonderful experience to celebrate a birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipKathyT
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service Kirk our waiter was more than kind.
He made the experience fabulous!

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directshorts
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the steak diane and the filet/salmon combo, they were cooked as requested to our liking, it was just the right portion sizes for the average appetite. The service provide by Jade our server was great. We left there very satisfied, looking forward to a return visit soon!!

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bigmike
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I enjoy A very delicious mea and very good Long Island iced teas we both had the New Orleans mixed Grill excellent service. Michael Martin SR

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JamesG
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The blonde hostess needs a dose of charm school. The brunette was charming and accommodative. The server and table support were pros. Jeff Ruby better watch out because Eddie's beef was superior to the last couple visits to Carlo & Johnny's. The view of the highway really detracts from an otherwise nice dining room. I don't suggest a jackets required policy, but the amount of grungy t-shirts, men in shorts, and tattered clothing and tattoos was rather shocking for a restaurant with this price point. Good food, nice restaurant, weird vibes.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food was overpriced, small portions, overcooked and did not have flavor in spicing. Tables were placed too close to each other and noise level was very high.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We love Eddies Merlots but this celebration of an 80th bday celebration was a huge disappointment. Our server was very sweet but she forgot to put our sides in so we got our steaks and entrees well before sides. Two filets were not cooked correctly and had to be sent back and one still came back cooked incorrectly. The sides came out well after entrees and at all different times. The Brussels sprouts were hard and the asparagus and sweet potatoes came out after everyone was finished eating. They tried to put us in the table in the bar section for an 80th celebration and two feet from serving station. This whole experience was a fiasco and so different than what we are used to at Eddie Merlots. The manager was a bit rude and wasn’t necessarily apologetic. They comped our food but it still did not make up for the terrible experience we had tonight. Our 80 year old requested Eddie Merlots because it’s her favorite but it certainly wasn’t the best celebration.

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AMBERS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we came from Columbus to visit family and for a birthday celebration. the food was amazing, the experience was wonderful and our server, Ted was amazing as well.

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KevinH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Steaks are their specialty but they’re not on par with other premium steak houses such as Jeff Ruby’s. Maybe it’s the aging? Something is missing. I’ve dined there multiple (>7) times. Love the service and ambiance.

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vipAndrewH
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to Eddie Merlot’s as my son and I tour the greatest steak houses in America.
We both had 16 oz. NY strips cooked medium rare plus.
And both steaks were perfect!
Our waitress / wait staff were attentive and spot-on.
Wonderful experience.
Thank you, Mr. Merlot.

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drhphartz
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

well worth the time involved in traveling down there and food was good

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doopsie
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our birthday celebration was wonderful. Food was excellent and our server, Lauren was very attentive and kind. We took a long time and had our courses spread out so it took a while for dinner, which made it even better!!!! We all experienced a great evening.

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vipMouse
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The decor is beautiful and the service was excellent. The bisque was outstanding! The pot stickers were very good! My meal (Filet Del Mar) was excellent. My husband's prime ribeye was very difficult to eat due to the amount of fat and gristle. Our son's hamburger was less than desirable but the french fries were very good. The carrot cake was also very good.

Mixed review

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

37th wedding anniversary

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vipWill
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Not the fine dinning experience I was used to at Eddie Merlot's. Very loud environment, tee shirts, flip flops and gym shorts seem to be in fashion at Eddie's now. Seemed more like a beach bar with unprofessional staff members. Spending $250.00 on a meal, which was just ok, I wouldn't have expected this.

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WilliamS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Eddie Merlot's. Very good all around. Food delicious.

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FeliciaB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very Good Food!Love the Atmosphere was nice!One of my favorite restaurant

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JanR
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Daughter's Birthday celebration was great. This was partly due to the time we spent at Eddie Merlot's for her special dinner. The food was delicious, our Server Jason was outstanding, and the staff that was working about with others and who were at the door were so friendly! It was just a delightful time and for that, we say "Thank You!" You can be sure we will be back in the future.

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vippliebat
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and a great server, but the hostess was rude and it set negative tone for the dining experience.

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KeithG
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Mark was great, My ribeye melted in my mouth. I recommend Eddie Merlot's 100%

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KBeats
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Poor and inattentive service. Other Eddie Merlot's perform much better.

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SteveW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful meal. Our server, Wendy, was fantastic. She recommended wine and food and was spot on with both.

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Joehhjr
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I ordered a 55 dollar NY strip. Undercooked(Raw), had it recooked, was tough, grisly. Our 48th Wed Anniversary! Bummed out! Total bill 121 plus my wife tipped 20% Bad night. The waiter did try to rectify by giving a free desert, but in a classy place like this and at that price I am BUMMED OUT!!

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vipFrederickW
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior service. Meal was delicious and wine was top notch. Highly recommend for an exquisite family dinner.

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vipMichaelH
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very flavorful food. and outstanding service from Taylor.

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JohnH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eddie Merlots is a fine place to eat. Great fresh food. Pleasant ambiance .
We will go back.

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LeslieB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time visiting this restaurant and the food was absolutely delicious!!

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vipnaplesann
Cincinnati
220 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our first time dining at Eddie Merlots and it won’t be our last. The ambiance is superb, our two servers were friendly and efficient. They were attentive.
We shared a Caesar salad with anchovies which was divided for us. The seared tuna with rice and sautéed veges was a large portion and delicious. Half came home with me. My husband enjoyed his crab cakes and with both loved the battered beans with wasabi sauce. Unfortunately no room for dessert.
Thank you for a lovely dining experience.

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HighSchoolHarry
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steaks and service. Will return and recommend to anyone.

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RedsFan
Cincinnati
44 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. My husband proposed here. Food is the best. The staff really cares

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TimC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good service, pricey and not good steaks hardly any flavor.

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ChrisI
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous place if you were a Jeff ruby’s fan you will definitely enjoy this place

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food all the way from the appetizers to the dessert. Great service, didn’t feel rushed and just an overall great experience.

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 4890 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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