Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati

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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 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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MB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful time at Eddie Merlot's. Our server was superb. The food was magnificent. We were so happy that we were able to celebrate the 5th year anniversary of our daughter and her husband before they closed down for the crisis. when they reopen we will be right back.

P
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing!

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Holly took very good care of us and the food was delicious. It was my husband’s birthday, and there was a card waiting on the table, and he received a celebratory dessert (creme brûlée). Very nice dining experience. The cocktails were especially good!

A couple of minor disappointments: wish the maitre d’ had offered to take our coats. (It was raining). The valet could have held the door to the restaurant open for us (he was coming out).

S
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at an Eddie Merlot's restaurant but will not be my last. The service was impeccable and the food was exquisite and plentiful. Highly recommend it, at least the one in Cincinnati on Montgomery Rd.

JE
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here on a date. The service was great. We were seated immediately. Our waitress was very attentive and made sure we had everything that we wanted. The food was excellent. We had the Calamari for our appetizer, it was served with lemon vinaigrette that gave it a good taste. I had the Wagyu filet mignon, it was prepared perfectly. My date had the roasted salmon, it was prepared well and had good flavor. Will definitely return.

BS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service was slow. We had to tell the waitress that we were ready to order. And it took about 40 minutes before our food arrived. Everything else was great.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrating 15th work anniversary

TJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a great time with family! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that has a flair for fine dining!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Crab legs weren't great but everything else was amazing.

EJ
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went for the king crab legs special. Food was clearly prepared in advance. Shell was soft, negatively affected quality and flavor of crab legs. Quality wasn't commensurate with price.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food great atmosphere

s
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our entire experience which included the meal and service. I don't remember our server's name but he was the perfect person for us and his recommendations were spot on. We all had either steaks or seafood and split orders of creamed spinach and cauliflower, and huge salads. They made it very special for my daughter's birthday celebration.

DT
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE. LOVE THE BURGERS, AND THE BAR MENU! ALWAYS ENJOY THE BAR CROWD, ITS FUN AND A NICE PLACE TO WATCH SPORTING EVENTS ON THEIR TV’S.

L
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I didn't feel like the salad was anything special. I only had a few tomatoes, no cucumbers and 3 slices of onion. The bread however, was outstanding. Our drinks were very good and although my food tasted amazing, it was only lukewarm and that was a disappointment. I didn't make a fuss about this as, this type of thing upsets my mother and I didn't want to upset her on her birthday.

Y
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family from Michigan came to town.

I
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Quiet place for dinner and drinks..good selection, excellent service

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Aaron was the server. He was exceptional.

The steaks were perfect.

Rack of lamb showed on the website menu, but it was discontinued some time ago. That might have altered our choice of restaurant had we known.

RY
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Filet was dry and overcooked. Seemed as if dish had been sitting under a heat lamp for a while. Waiter failed to check in with us after food was delivered to table and never once asked us how the meal was...just came back to offer dessert menus. Disappointing experience for my wife's birthday.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark our server is amazing!! We request him every time we go!

c
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great time and food with friends.

C
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out to dinner with my husband. We sat at a high top in the bar area. The food was delicious and our service with Erick was outstanding. We will be back again soon.

MF
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Maranda was excellent. Very helpful. Very pleasant.

PN
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

GB
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eddie's is one of our regular restaurants. Most recently, went this past Friday (March 6th). All you can eat King Crab is back!!! I look forward to this time of year for many reasons but Eddie's king crab deal is way up on the list. When many fine restaurant's charge $40 or $50 for less than 2 pounds of king crab, $59.95 for all you can eat is just plain amazing. Even if you add a side or two, the price is still great. In addition, the quality is superb, service, as always, is perfect (ask for Holly or Adam) and the rest of the menu is outstanding. Looking forward to a couple more times this year (they do this every Friday in Lent) and then have to wait until next year. Enjoy.

KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for the all-you-can eat crab. Server Kylie was terrific, and we feel bad that we left her table a mess of drawn butter and crab debris like a couple of leopard seals had come in for a beachside dinner.

w
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a very good dinner. The salmon is absolutely wonderful and the Eddie Merlot's Chardonnay was very good.
Not real crowded for a Thursday evening, but our service was excellent. Overall a very nice evening.

B
Cincinnati
232 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great steaks, potato croquettes were really good. Manhattan and Lemondrop cocktails were terrific. Waldorf salad was ok. My guest liked it, I will order something else next time.

Superb service. Our server gave us a complimentary creme brûlée out of the blue.

Ambiance is a bit lacking. Pretty stark interior. However, we were seated in the very back room near the fireplace which was very nice.

M
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and decor, lots of choices and has free valet parking

LK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dinner at Eddie Merlot! My wife loves the sea bass.

N
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!

ST
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Fantabulous worth you Dining pleasure ++++++

JT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding venue for our 50th Anniversary. Food, service and ambience were all great.

Z
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only thing I would like to say was the salad, Caesar that I split with my DIL was wilted. Not very fresh, neither of us finished it. Everything else was great, service, other food items.

OT
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Miranda and your sister who was our waitress for making my birthday special. I appreciate your awesome service and outstanding attention to detail.

DL
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal for a birthday celebration. Plentiful selections accommodated GF, fish, meat lover and healthy vegetables.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Wait time for food to come out between appetizer and entree was a little prolonged, server wasn’t overly attentive in a timely manner, one guest’s meat temp wasn’t cooked as requested. Requested a rare as possible steak, even blue if chef would do it, and came to the table as a heavy medium rare.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

They need to rethink the kids menu, my son ordered cheeseburger sliders and they were burnt to a crisp. I ordered a medium filet and it came out rare. My lobster tail was chewy, disappointing. Server was nice but everything was pretty slow even for a nice restaurant. Been there a dozen times and this was definitely the worst. Sorry, EM, you could have done way better.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants! We typically have a fabulous home and the service is typically always wonderful. Occasionally we will get a server that is less friendly, but because we enjoy this place so much we know the next time it will be great!

KW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jamie’s was our server and he was great. The food was excellent and the only downfall was that we wanted to try the BBQ Shrimp appetizer and they were out of it. We sat at a high top table and although busy, not crowded and not noisy.
My husband tried the Wagyu Steak and I had a Filet Mignon and both were fork tender. No steak knives needed.
We will go back for sure!

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