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Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Fort Wayne

4.6
4.6
2083 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Quality, exceptional service, and an unparalleled atmosphere have made Eddie Merlot's one of America's great steak houses over the past 20 years. Eddie Merlot' s is an homage to the man and his love of a great steak, a great glass of wine, and a good story.

We pride ourselves on our Prime Aged Beef and scratch kitchen. Our chef selects each steak for the optimum proportion of marbling and texture before hand-cutting and seasoning the steaks to your specifications. From sauces to desserts, we develop recipes to create a truly unique experience for our guests. And, while you enjoy your meal, you'll be treated to the one-of-a-kind service we call the "W.O.W. Factor."

We welcome you to Eddie Merlot's—we want you, our guest, to have nothing but the best, which is why we go to such lengths to serve you the exceptional prime-aged steaks upon which our restaurant has built its reputation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (260) 459-2222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Montgomery

  • Catering

    Eddie Merlot’s offers decadent cuisine from our specially designed pre-set dinner menus, as well as selections from our regular dinner menu. Offering USDA Prime Beef as well as fine seafood entrees, your guests are sure to be pleased! Our preset dinners offer an hors d’oeuvres course, as well as salad, choice of many exquisite entrees, accompaniments that can be served family style or plated, and desserts that are sure to wow! Private Lunches are also available for groups of 15 or more.

  • 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 Intimate Area, which can seat approximately 20 guests comfortably, the Merlot Room, which seats approximately 60 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!

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Dixson: (260) 459-2222

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Wayne

  • Cross street

    West Jefferson Boulevard

  • Parking details

    Enjoy free on-site parking at Eddie Merlot's.

  • Public transit

    Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day at Eddie Merlot's

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate your sweetheart at Eddie Merlot’s, and make your reservation to join us for dinner. We’ll be serving our menu full of signature classics, including our prime-aged steaks, fresh seafood and signature cocktails, perfect for the occasion.

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What 2,083 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Wayne

    Best Overall

  • Fort Wayne

    Best Food

  • Fort Wayne

    Best Ambiance

  • Fort Wayne

    Romantic

  • Fort Wayne

    Good for special occasions

  • Fort Wayne

    Most Booked

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  1. SD

    SueD

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Visited due to the Savor Ft Wayne event. Loved the food and ambiance. Would recommend for those special events.
  2. DM

    DMS1

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We chose from the Savor Ft. Wayne menu. It was great. We added on Béarnaise sauce which I have had from Eddie’s before with no issues. It had a cinnamon taste to it which was strange. I had my husband taste his and he agreed. We sent it back and our server took it off the bill no issues. Otherwise service drinks and food were wonderful as always.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Yesterday I was a little disappointed. From someone that goes there all the time and gets the best experience! yesterday was a little disappointing. We were there with our kids the night before and it was great. Yesterday we met our friends there and the staff looked very stressed and the manager as well. I had a reservation at 6:30 and we got there a little bit early to see if we can get seated earlier, but that didn’t happen which is totally fine. We hang out at the bar and got a couple of drinks till our table at 6:30 supposed to be ready but we were not seated till 650 and I was really disappointed about that. There were plenty of tables available. There was no seats available at the bar so we were standing for a while.
  4. RB

    RosettaB

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was excellent! Our server, Jenna, was amazing. She engaged everyone at our table!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious steaks. High end steakhouse in an elegant setting.
  6. LR

    LynnR

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had good service. The food was excellent. The restaurant was very busy so it took a little longer to get our entrees than it usually does.
  7. AB

    AnneB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most Fabulous dining experience! Beautiful ambience, and stellar service! The food was absolutely delicious and we look forward to returning. A great way to celebrate a birthday!
  8. SH

    SamanthaH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening at Eddie Merlots! The food and atmosphere were great and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
  9. MS

    MatthewS

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing evening with friends and excellent food! Eddie's had the best drinks and food and service in Fort Wayne!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our server was absolutely wonderful! She suggested I get the grilled Romaine salad. I was a bit skeptical about grilled salad, but my goodness, it was the best salad I've ever had! It should be a signature dish!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our steaks and seafood were cooked to perfection.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Dinner was fine I guess but I was utterly shocked at paying $119 for very subpar king crab legs. I’ve eaten many many crab legs in my day and don’t ever remember paying that much, especially for nothing better than what you’d get at Red Lobster for 1/3 of the price. The shrimp cocktail were nice size but they didn’t look that fresh. For $325 meal, I was expecting a St. Elmo’s type of experience and this wasn’t close.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. Had carrot cake for desert it also some of the best. Our Wait staff were amazing. I highly recommend Eddie Merlot’s
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Office Christmas party..
  15. C

    Christopher

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had a late New Years Eve meal at Eddie Merlot's, and we range in the new yeR at the restaurant. The food was great and the staff was great. Thank you for making this a great celebration.
  16. T

    Tommy

    Indiana

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Hot and Tasty. Service was terrific even on this busy night.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were exceptional
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My husband and I went to EM for New Year’s Eve. Wait staff was wonderful but the sea bass feature had a “too-rich” cream sauce. I couldn’t eat it. Sometimes simple good food is best. Waitress was wonderful.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good always had drinks ready and food was excellent
  20. s

    swimmom

    Indiana

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the food was exceptional. The service for our party of five was excellent.
  21. BE

    BrentE

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It’s a bit noisy when it gets busy. But the food and service were good.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 34th anniversary food was great and the server was excellent
  23. F

    Fish

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met with two other couples we haven't seen in a number of years and we enjoyed a great dinner beginning with appetizers through some really good Delmar entrées which is a 4 ounce fillet with crab shack, fingerling potatoes it was just very very good and then we finished off with some dessert. The chocolate cake is mammoth. We cut it up and serve it to all six people plus some other people had ice cream and a crème brûlée which we thoroughly enjoyed.
  24. N

    Nunki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed all the food served. Very flavorful, fresh and all staffs were very courteous. We will definitely come back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible as always. Great service, they always take great care of us. Becoming my favorite place.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service was slow and non-responsive. We ordered two half dozen orders of oysters. They came on one tray rather than two and only had eleven (11) oysters. My burger, which I asked to be cooked medium and juicy, was overcooked and dry.
  27. RS

    RSMW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Expectations were below standard for being a “fancy restaurant” took an hour after sittting down to order 2 basic drinks and finally get food ordered. Waitress almost laughed at us because we ordered a Long Island ice tea and a margarita instead of some expensive bottle of wine or bourbon. Took another hour minimum to receive a medium rare $99 wagyu that was not hot and didn’t eat over half of due to being all fat / cold . Did not get asked once how our food was when we pushed it to the side of the table to acknowledge we were not eating most of it. Ended up paying around $225 before the tip for what id expect a $50 dinner for 2 would be. We are not wealthy at all but wanted to do something nice for once that we would have a memorable experience with. The only memories we will have was on how disappointed we were to go out on thanksgiving when we would have had a better time at Applebees.
  28. M

    Mary

    Indiana

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Thanksgiving dinner First day for waitress, she was overwhelmed. Soup was tremendous! Wine was nice. They ran out of Turkey so we had a 45 min wait. Others who came later than us were being served so we complained. The manager was kind enough to comp Our meal. We’ll probably not eat out on Thanksgiving again. We love EM so this was a disappointment.
  29. D

    Diva4wine

    Indiana

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for their Turkey dinner and oh, my! - 10 oz of Turkey! I had the King Crab & Corn Bisque as my "appetizer" and hubby had the salad. The Bisque filled me up! - unfortunately. But we had plenty of left overs! Side choices included their garlic mashed potatoes (always good), sweet potatoe casserole (small portion), green beans(too tough), asparagus & broccoli (wish hubby had chosen this as his side. (we shared sides). We both got their carrot cake as dessert(wonderful!), took it home and had dessert later. We had plenty of leftovers to have turkey ruebens for dinner the next day! Irena did an amazing job of checking back, always smiling, friendly... Eddie's was busy!! They said they had 500 reservations. Great for them! Worth it!
  30. JW

    JasonW

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Irena was a great server and the food was great ! A very relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving
  31. D

    Debbie

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding. Food was fabulous. Will not hesitate to return.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, one of our favorite places in Fort Wayne. Everything was perfect as usual. Looking forward to going back.
  33. b

    barta

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is alway perfect. Cooked exactly right. Great service. They always get it right.
  34. D

    Diva4wine

    Indiana

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eddie's Bar is a great gathering place or good for just 2. Roberto is a fabulous bartender - attentive, but not hovering. Good martinis for me & virgin daiquaris for my husband. Management stopping by to chat is always a nice touch.
  35. KE

    KERRYH

    Indiana

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    “J”. Simply “J”. Simply spectacular service from “J”. We cannot wait to return and be served the wonderful plates of food. He absolutely spoiled us. Thank you “J”! 💛
  36. K

    Kari

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect! The waitstaff is Awesome and the food was excellent
  37. f

    ftmyers

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Apps were great. Drinks, delicious. Service, slow.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service from Taylor was amazing, we enjoyed our time visiting and eating without feeling rushed. Food was delicious, I highly recommend the Seabass. I requested more sear on my scallops and the situation was handled quickly and professionally. The manager came to the table and made us all feel welcome. Thank you for having us Eddies it was a wonderful night.
  39. MS

    MatthewS

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Eddie's is the most comfortable, welcoming atmosphere that money can buy. Dinners are delicious and exceed expectations every time.
  40. NO

    NizarO

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a friend

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Fort Wayne offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (260) 459-2222.

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Fort Wayne is rated 4.6 stars by 2083 OpenTable diners.

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Fort Wayne does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Fort Wayne

1502 Illinois Road South, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West Jefferson Boulevard

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Wayne

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Enjoy free on-site parking at Eddie Merlot's.

  • Public transit

    Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Montgomery

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (260) 459-2222

  • Catering

    Eddie Merlot’s offers decadent cuisine from our specially designed pre-set dinner menus, as well as selections from our regular dinner menu. Offering USDA Prime Beef as well as fine seafood entrees, your guests are sure to be pleased! Our preset dinners offer an hors d’oeuvres course, as well as salad, choice of many exquisite entrees, accompaniments that can be served family style or plated, and desserts that are sure to wow! Private Lunches are also available for groups of 15 or more.

  • 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 Intimate Area, which can seat approximately 20 guests comfortably, the Merlot Room, which seats approximately 60 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!

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Dixson: (260) 459-2222

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