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Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati

4.4
3298 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 489-1212
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bryan Hopping
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Private party facilities
Eddie Merlot’s talented culinary team and our expert service staff are dedicated to providing you and your guests with a truly memorable dining experience. It is their goal to provide a fine dining steak house with emphasis on serving the finest U.S.D.A. Prime Aged Beef and Seafood. Side dishes are served family style and are large enough to serve two if desired. 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. There are three private rooms/areas to choose from according to your needs. The Chardonnay Room, which can seat approximately 40 guests comfortably, the Merlot Room, which seats approximately 80 guests and the Cabernet Room, seating 40 guests. Eddie Merlot’s Sales Manager will assist you plan a function that will leave your guests knowing who is the best host in town, you!
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Private party contact
Melanie Sandy : (513) 489-1212
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Interstate 275
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking is offered 7 nights a week. Free on site parking is also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat a Mom in your life to a wonderful and delicious Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at Eddie Merlot's! With Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Legs, Filet Mignon, Ham, Lamb, Oysters, a Made To Order Omelet Station, Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary's, and more she will surely know how much she is appreciated!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 3298 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Dinner was AMAZING! Kirk took great care of us. His suggestions were perfect. Everything was delicious.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Nice restaurant. The food was outstanding but the service was not so much. The waitress was not attentive and need to be reminded just to fill more water. Good for special occasion or date. The dining room was a bit dark. Filet mignon and the porkchop were amazing.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great service, food was outstanding.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Steak good, slow service

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great place, will go again sometime. Very polite and attentive staff.
A little frustrating to pay top dollar for a steak and it was cooked medium on the one side and rare on the other.
I took a picture to post it but don’t see how to upload.
It is like the chef just forgot to flip it over and then just seared both sides without noticing the one side was never cooked.
Left a 5 star because it really is a good place and you will enjoy it.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Very disappointed! We came in to the restaurant for the first time for our anniversary and loved the atmosphere and staff but the food was not impressive. For the appetizer, we ordered the potstickers and they were not hot and were only "OK". As for the salads, they were the best part of the meal. My husband had the spinach salad and I ordered the iceberg. Then came the really disappointing entree... We ordered the classic tableside for two, Steak Au Poivre. I ordered my steak medium well and it was medium rare and both steaks had so much pepper on them that you couldn't taste anything else. By the time someone came back to ask us how our meal was, we had already had our food for at least 15 minutes and didn't have time to wait for them to prepare a new meal because we had tickets to a show directly following dinner. The macaroni and cheese was good (warm, not hot) but the mashed potatoes were greasy (warm, not hot). Needless to say, we won't be coming back. Very overpriced for what we received. I have had better dinners at Waffle House!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I came for Cincinnati Restaurant Week. The steak was perfectly cooked and fabulous, the bisque was creamy, and the salmon was so moist and delicious. The desserts were amazing. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was our first visit - we ordered the Cincinnati Restaurant week 3 course Prix Fixe menu. Everything was delicious and the service was exceptional. We would recommend this restaurant, especially for special occasions. It appeared several dishes were finished table side, with great flair and attention to detail. We look forward to making a return visit in the near future.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Our server was Kirk.. We did the tabletop for 2.the burner was broke he had to go get another one which took several minutes then once he plated our food he forgot my shrimp w/ bacon add on and i had to wait several more minutes for that.. No apology from him at all.. And it was my 1st time there

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Our choice for Great Cincinnati restaurant week, was a little disappointed when asked to change lettuce from Romain to regular salad with ongoing issue that CDC said not eat and waitress said no substitutes, really? In the end the did charge it per our request, Filet was good as always.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was passable - this was a Restaurant week dinner and the first thing we were told was no substitutions. That is of course fine - however the person was asking due to an allergy.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We tried Eddie Merlot’s for the first time during Restaurant Week. Delicious! We will definitely go back. Service was spot on!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Awesome Customer Service and the food was great! I would defiantly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great dinner. The crab cake was my favorite, but everything was excellent. Our service was some of the best I’ve ever had.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The worst part was that we were seated near the kitchen even though there were many tables available. Other than that, everything was great!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Such a pleasure to dine at Eddie Merlot's. Pork chops and NY strip were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything was great. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent steaks and service as always has been so at Eddie Merlot's. They made special note of this particular visit being for our 44th wedding anniversary, with a very thoughtful, customized, card and note at our table upon arrival. And noting that it was two couples, not one, sharing the same anniversary weekend they added an extra crème brûlée at no charge to the one we had ordered to share. Above and beyond thoughtfulness was illustrated. We'll be back for our 45th next year, and probably also before then a time or two.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Had been one previous time and had a great dinner. This time, not so much. Waitress spent far more time with other tables than with us, often making us feel rushed when she did arrive. My wife did not receive her salad and we were never brought bread. While the appetizers were fine, my medium-rare ribeye was nearly blue in the center. But at that point, we just wanted to be done so we didn't say anything. Our waitress only warmed up to us at the end of the evening when she retrieved our check and saw the $70 tip (which speaks more to the size of the bill rather than the level of service). If I am spending well north of $400 for a dinner for 3, I expect things to be pretty much perfect start to finish. Can't imagine returning.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We hadn’t been in a few years and we were more than pleasantly surprised. Our servers Kirk and Randall were outstanding. The food was excellent and priced fairly for the high quality. The interior makes it a bit noisy (all hard surfaces) but not awful. For two people it was not hard to hear each other but a group would make it more difficult. We will definitely return very soon

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I frequently come to Eddie Merlot’s for dinners. My wife and I were a little surprised by the attire allowed for a number of guests. Similarly, we had a number of families with very young children that did make significant noise and distraction.

We normally always wear dress casual, however there were some diners that came in with ripped jeans, T-shirt’s and even sweatpants and sweatshirts. I found it to be a little too informal. Similarly, I understand allowing children, but maybe seat them in a quieter area to allow for less distraction.

Thank you.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Service was good. Crab cakes ere good but filet tasted like pot roast and had the same consistency as a roast. Disappointing experience.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Birthday dinner. I was made to feel welcome and special. The food is amazing as well. Great special occasion restaurant. Holly was our server and she was great!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Our server Randal was exceptional. He gave good recommendations, he was very attentive and friendly,

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Everything was perfect. Our server Taylor, was attentive and very personable. The chateaubriand was prepared perfectly. The carrot cake for dessert was the perfect touch with coffee.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

What a wonderful experience!! This was for my boyfriends birthday and we were late yet they had a special booth still ready for us. Had a birthday card at the table for him and treated his 8 year old daughter like she was a princess. I wish I remembered our servers name... he was so absolutely amazing and knowledgeable and helpful! Thank you to the entire staff for going above an beyond to make this moment more special than we could have hoped!!! UBER impressed!! I have dined at EVEZY high end restaurant within a 100 mile radius and I cannot say enough about how awesome this experience and the food was!! Kudos to you and I cannot thank you all enough!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent Service , Excellent Steak

Howie and Mark provided the best service.
Their attention to detail is second to none.

We haven't found a better restaurant in Cincinnati.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

So disappointing from entering to leaving. Had a reservation for 3. Sat down to a table placed for 4. Had to ask for extra place setting to be removed. Menus were pushed on us as we were sitting down. Service was very slow. Cancelled drink orders because service was so slow. Server was much more interested in talking with another table! Parker waited for his tip rather than opening our car doors. Do not plan to ever return!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Eddie Merlot's is always a great experience. The service was impeccable, and the food well prepared and seasoned. I highly recommend it!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We have been dining at Eddie Merlot since their arrival to Cincinnati/Montgomery. Staples such as the smokin’ shrimp, exquisite entrees, table-side bananas foster and the best coffee service ever keep us coming back.

Jason was our server. He was attentive yet respectful. Good sense of humor and friendly.

I would recommend Eddie Merlot to anyone looking for a special dining experience. Or if you want a more casual night out, enjoy plates at the bar on Sunday when select bottles of wine are half price.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Made reservation thru OT restaurant for 7pm restaurant called at 6:10 to say buffet option only ??? Said OT made the mistake. Ok no other option so we went, big disappointment buffet was bare and what food was there appeared to have been there for a while. I believe with high prices should come a high level of service the manager could have helped to smooth things over by coming to our table but that didn't happen :( oh well live and learn

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A dish that was advertised wasn't offered. The food was lukewarm instead of hot. Parts of the Buffet were very slow to be replenished.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Not a good Easter brunch! The carving station meat was cold. Coffee service was very slow. Some warmer items were left too long and should have been renewed.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Waiter was great! Food was ok. Our reservations were at 3 which was when the dinner buffet started and lots of items were not brought out until 315-330. Never did bring shrimp cocktail . Probably won’t come for a buffet again

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

In one word, |superb." Everything was outstanding from the hors d'ouevres to dessert. Lovedthe addition of fresh oyster, King crab, and smoked salmon. All was excellent. I understood that they would be serving oysters Rockeller for dinner but didn't stay. We were happily finished and couldn't eat one more thing.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Awesome Easter Brunch! Many options! The beef tenderloin was superb, as well as the Caesar salad, Creme Brulee french toast & sides. Desserts were delicious! Service was impeccable!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was good the fire alarms went off several times, that was awful. The line for omelettes was horrendous and blocked part of the buffet. The worst part was so little breakfast items. No eggs except the omelettes and that wait was terrible. Brunch means breakfast and lunch. There were some waffles and a destroyed looking French toast casserole, you need more breakfast items. Publish your brunch menu the next time so people know

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter Brunch. The food was pretty mediocre, especially for the price. We were seated at a table in the middle of the room with people and waiters rushing past us the whole time. So, not very relaxing. For about 20 minutes of our 45 minute experience, the fire alarm was sounding at full blast. We didn't know if we should evacuate or not. Finally, a waiter told us that the kitchen was not on fire so we should stay seated. The fire department responded. We all just sat there wondering what was going on We could not make conversation or eat the food in peace because the alarm was so noisy. Some Easter Brunch. :( So, won't be doing that agin any time soon.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One of THE best holiday brunches I have EVER experienced.

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