Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati

4.6
4836 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 4836 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKenT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Good to be back. Disappointed in the shrimp cocktail appetizer. Neither the presentation nor the quality and size of the shrimp were Eddie Merlot standards

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Hosted Sophie was very energetic after accommodating.
Service was rather sporadic,
Salads snd house FF we excellent, but steaks left a lot to be desired with little or no seasoning,
May want yo check out the seasoning that Yony uses on their steaks.

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vipMike
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience great location great food great service

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TeresaT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall it was a good atmosphere. Service was slow but waiter was polite. Good was not seasoned well, but overall the food was good. Some things were over priced.

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GaryP
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy this restaurant. Outstanding food and service. A little pricey. Best carrot cake ever.

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vipHungary
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jillian was simplY AWESOME as our server. Food was delicious and we really enjoyed celebrating our 30th anniversary at Eddie Merlots.

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Goodhusband4sure
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Relaxing atmosphere, clean, and very quiet. Highly recommend!

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Tori
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

It started at the front door, which was jammed and the carpet in the entry is stained. The food was mediocre. The steak is comparable to any other chain steakhouse- even the cheapies. The sides were nothing to write home about- macaroni and cheese was grainy, baked potatoes didn't come with enough topping- bacon was burnt, broccoli unseasoned. Truly an underwhelming dining experience. There was not a single entrée catering to a vegetarian, which we knew ahead of time and planned on just making a sampler of sides. Unfortunately, the sides were not even marked as vegetarian friendly or not, so I learned the hard way that their creamed spinach is made with bacon. We really were looking forward to trying something new and this fell short of any expectations we had in mind. We're pretty easy to please but this was just disappointing. What was supposed to be a special evening was fortunately not ruined by this meal, but made more memorable because of how we were able to joke about it. Lesson learned.

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BrianN
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Filet wontons delicious. Grilled romaine so so good. Very berry martini yummy. Server was jade and he was attentive but not in your face. Expensive but worth every penny.

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Judie
Cincinnati
46 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8 celebrating a Birthday. Service was feat. Everyone commented on how good their food was. Never had to wait for a thing but not smothered! Great experience. Eddies just keeps getting better and better!

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Rory
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Salmon and tuna were fantastic. Carrot cake was to die for! We’ll definitely return.

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GinaB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my 30th bday dinner here. Everyone loved their food. The service was excellent. Bartender did great with our drinks. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Service was great, filets were phenomenal. Highly recommend.

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ChasB
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Your going to drop some $$$$ but the food and service are great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Birthday celebration- service was ok - the food was bland- sea bass was tender the crab on top had no flavor- a ton of cream sauce was added again bland!! * the pepper shaker was full of salt ! - therefore two salts on the table- no - pepper - No sauce offered with the steak. To top it off - when asked if we needed boxes for our remaining meals they did NOT box up our food - instead they brought boxes and left them on our table for us to box the food . That alone lowered my score for this restaurant even more. Our bill was 165.00 for two - No problem - we added a Forty dollar tip because that’s what we were suppose to do!! BUT Very disappointed🙁

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner. Great food, great service. We come often and it was as good as it’s been. Great experience.

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John
Cincinnati
70 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly. I had requested a booth and we were seated in one. Our waitress, Wendy, was outstanding in terms of friendliness and explaining the menu , as well as recommending the wine. We received a complimentary dessert for our 50th wedding anniversary. Our food was delicious. Overall, the evening was a wonderful way to celebrate! Eddie Merlot's made it an evening to remember!

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Slems
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were seated promptly at our reservation time. However, this is where the evening turned. Natasha was our waitress….she never asked if we had dined before or made any recommendations. We had heard great things about Her and Eddie M’s. We requested bread for the table, It took 15 minutes for it to arrive. My wife’s glass of water was empty Several times, it was never refilled by the staff. We expected more form our service experience.

The food was well prepared and presented perfectly.

I would make sure if you are choosing to dine, request an experiences waiter/waitress. Our evening could have been so much more….We will probably not dine again.

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JasonC
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent except two of the steaks were way under cooked and had to be sent back. Waiter quickly addressed. Otherwise I would have given five stars all the way around. We will definitely be back.

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vipJoanne
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fun night. Great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were incredible

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vipHHIvacationer
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner for our anniversary. The chocolate cake would serve 4-6 people!

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WTDoor
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice wine list, though a bit pricy. Steak's were excellent - and done as requested. Service was above par, but waiter a bit chatty.

We will defiantly return.

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DonnaK
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun evening for me and my friends!!
The service and food quality were excellent!!

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MistieK
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, quality, and staff!! Wonderful for couples date nights❤️❤️

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Mojo
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was average to say the least. Appetizers were late coming out without any explanation.

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JoelG
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating Birthday and an Anniversary, and the server and food quality were both excellent. Eddie’s was the last place we ate before COVID shut things down so it was fitting to be there once again as things open up. Always a great night.

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AustinH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was some of the best I've ever had. Our waiter was available and everyone was wishing us a happy anniversary. Overall an excellent place to eat

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PaulJ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Mostly when we go - we have an excellent meal! This time I had the Wagu - I ordered it medium! It was rare - very rare! I had to send it back 2x!!😳 and nothing taken off my bill? I was a bit disappointed! Once it came back the second time - I still couldn’t do the rare bites! They were just too rare! It didn’t have much flavor. I felt $99 for that was a bit much. Love to fine dine there and have had several good experiences! This time was just not a good one!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My desire to have a nice dinner to celebrate my wonderful wife’s birthday was fulfilled tremendously here at Eddie Merlows. Everything was superb and to top it off our thoughtful server brought out a special treat with a candle on it and presented it to my wife. She felt special which is what I wanted to accomplish.
Thanks so much for an awesome experience!

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viptennis2ed
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience!! The food was outstanding!!~ We really enjoyed our dinner and our experience!

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vipBrianB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Second try and probably last. This time went for seafood night. Overcooked tuna, ordered it "seared and rare". Brussel sprouts side dish was bitter and they were undercooked. Better options out there.

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vipPamSG
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated near a private party room on the bar side. The party was very LOUD! The food was excellent and service was great. The rudeness of the private party took away from our dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Service and food timing was really good. Food quality and flavor was not as expected for a $700 family of four meal. $90 7 oz wagyu filet was served luke-warm and the taste was bland.

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife had the Bourbon Ribeye with Salad and Baked potato. Her meal was suburb and well worth the value. I had the Chef's grill which was a small tenderloin, 4 shrimp and a small piece of cajun sausage with mashed potatoes (very dry)...my meal was just ok so not recommended. We both enjoyed the atmosphere and the service and would return but I would not get the same meal for sure. The carrot cake was really good and was a small family size portion. Meal with gratuity about $150

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good night of calimari, perfectly cooked fillet and broccoli

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WillisL
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food. Great ambiance and loved it. Wish there was one closer to Frankfort.

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DennisF
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

My steak was OK compared to other steak houses in Cincinnati. My steak came out cold and my wife's steak was not prepared according to her wishes.

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CoreyK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have definitely found a new restaurant to celebrate our major milestones. The food was outstanding and the server was very friendly and took great care of us! No issues and we were completely happy when we left.

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vipRogerS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We come often on Tuesday for 1/2 off wine. Told done for summer (it’s 5/25).
We may come back in the fall.
There are many nearby restaurants doing 1/2 deal - stone creek on Monday, Napa grill on Tuesday, trio on Wednesday. Need I go on.

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 4836 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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