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Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati

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3285 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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.
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.
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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 3285 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent and the service was very good.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food excellent as always.
Service by Captain Kirk outstanding as always

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had an amazing time celebrating our son’s birthday, our servers Howie and Mark were the best and Chef Tony paid a visit to the table to assure our meals were perfect and they were👍🏻. If you want to celebrate a special occasion, I recommend a special Restaraunt - Eddie Merlot’s

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Terrible dining experience!!! Last year we had an excellent anniversary dinner at Eddie Merlots however this time for my wife's Birthday it was terrible. My wife and I ordered Steaks for two and when they were served they had so much pepper kernels on them we could not taste the meat only an over powering taste of pepper. I can imagine this was to cover up the poor quality cut of meat. They were supposed to be NY strips however I have never had a NY Strip that was 1/4 of an inch thick and pan fried. The second issue we had was the the wine my wife ordered is not the one that was served to her and was also not the one we were charged for at the end of the meal. All in all this was a very disappointing experience and definitely not the quality you would expect for the cost. I have left the same feedback on the Eddie Merlots website and have not been contacted by them

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great experience

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The service at this restaurant is outstanding. The oyster Rockefeller was the best we have ever had. They have a great selection of apps. Steak was done to perfection and we would also recommend the veal. We had a nice cozy booth. Restaurant staff gave us a congrats card with all of their signatures and provided a delicious crème brulee . I would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion. We will go back.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Took my wife this weekend - we will never go back! Our steak was wayyyy over cooked. They actually cooked us new steaks, which was expected, but that of course took FOREVER. Our server didn't apologize for anything. The manager did apologize and asked if there was anything he could do. We don't like to complain - or ask for any "freebees" so I mentioned that my wife would like some dessert for her birthday. In the meantime the server told me she was going to get me another beer - and shockingly after all this, she charged me for it. In the end, they took off a glass of wine and we went home with a giant dessert. The experience was awful. At the time, we just laughed it off because it all seemed like a joke. I can't believe they didn't comp something else on our bill (which was over $200 dollars)! I'm leaving out a lot of details. I don't have time to keep going. I'm only doing this because after spending this kind of money, others need to be aware. We'll never go to Eddie Merlot's again! I suggest you don't either!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was excellent and the service was even better our waiters were on the spot efficient.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was excellent. The table wait staff were not particularly busy, but spent a lot of time talking to each other , rather than paying attention to the diners.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always a treat and great food, perfect service. Worth the drive.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Crab and corn bisque was outstanding! Could have licked the bowl.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fun cocktails, delicious steaks, I recommend the gorgonzola - bacon topping, fantastic friendly service. Portions are huge so be careful. All sides are big enough to share. As are desserts.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Perfect dining experience as always. Food was fabulously prepared and service was great. Highly recommend you try this restaurant!!

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