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

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef and Seafood starts with U.S.D.A. Prime Beef. Only 2% of all U.S. beef is awarded this superior certification. Eddie Merlot’s ages the beef naturally to an unparalleled standard of tenderness and flavor. The chef then personally selects each piece for the optimum proportion of marbling, and texture, before hand-cutting and seasoning the thick, tender, and juicy steaks to your specifications. To seal in the flavor, the steak is flash-sear on high-heat grills. Eddie Merlot’s has created one of the hottest concepts today; the wine bar provides more than 70 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.

1502 Illinois Road South
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Lounge: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm -11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00 am; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
West Jefferson Boulevard

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(260) 459-2222

Website:
http://www.eddiemerlots.com/

Entertainment:
Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood offers live music in our lounge every Friday and Saturday evening.

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.

Parking Details:
Enjoy complimentary valet parking as well as free on-site parking at Eddie Merlot's.

Public Transit:
Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center.

Executive Chef:
Jeffrey Brandenburg

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:
Lacey Oberley: (260) 459-2222

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Host a large celebration, wedding, or fundraiser at Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood! For information regarding rental of the entire restaurant, please contact us directly.

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

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4.7

service

4.7

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4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 3 days ago

We had a booth in the corner which was very romantic and quite. The food was excellent having it prepared at the table. The service was excellent and not overbearing. The waitress came by to ensure we were doing fine and if we need anything. She did not come by too often to bother our conversation. The environment was great. Could not ask for more.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Our dinner took 2.5 hours ƒor 5 people which I thouGht was way too long for a family of 5. food was average. I asked for Salmon black and blue and I received it with Bleu Cheese dressing on it. Way too expensive for the portions

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I visited for her birthday and had the best meal we have enjoyed in many years. There was nothing that was not 5 star from the wine to the dessert, everything was amazing. Eddie's is one of our favorite restaurants and we will be back I promise!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

Did valentines day dinner. My wife got hers served with a long black hair on the plate. That was the end of that. They offered to make another but we declined. The scalloped potatoes were very good. The steak was fatty. The crab legs were freezer burned. Waitress was nice. Probably just a bad night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was fantastic, perfect date night

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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

We went on Valentine's Day so it was VERY busy, and it took a while to get our food, but it was worth the wait. The service was excellent and the décor was beautiful. The Sweet and Spicy Shrimp App was AMAZING!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

on the pricey side, for what you receive in food, other restaurants to it's comparison offer more for the money

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

I asked my Mother to be my Valentine. She was very pleased with the Restaurant. I was too. The food was delicious, the wait staff was excellent and the experience was like eating in a large city. With excellent bread and service. Very happy and would return!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Vegan, Healthy, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Organic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent experience. Expected and delivered. Always an excellent time.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything about our visit was great except for the location of our table. It's hard to describe, but it was in a long hall with tables on one side only. Normally this wouldn't be an issue but our table was opposite the bump-out for HVAC and the fire extinguisher. Wait staff had to be careful passing between those of us seated on the outside of the table and the bump-out. It didn't ruin our night in spite of the constant monitoring of traffic, but it would be my dead last choice for a table.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We love Eddie Merlot's for special occasions like anniversary and Valentine's Day. We also enjoy hosting our company Christmas party (30 people) at Eddies.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I really enjoyed the Valentine special of Arctic Char with Crab. The Bananas Foster was a hit once again too!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Want a fun time with excellent servers? Ask for either Josh ( only works Sunday nights these days ) or Oliver. These are the only wait staff we have had now for several years. They are the best.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service and outstanding food, great experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing beef, cooked exactly as we wanted it. Generous portions, especially the sides. Very personable server.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great meal and great service, as usual. Very attentive staff and many options for food, including a bar menu.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food & service

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I expect leisurely service but the service was too slow! Our server answered all of our questions very well!

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Mark our waiter was top shelf .The food was prepared to perfection. We shall return soon

Tags: Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was delicious as always! Atmosphere very classy and warm. Our favorite waiter, Mark was awesome as usual. He always makes us feel very special; talks with us; serves us as if we were a king and Queen. He should instruct waiters on how to be a good server. A wonderful evening full of incredible atmosphere, amazing food, and awesome service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great!! A little pricey! Our server was awesome!! Stay away from anything that contains the "cheese sauce"!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Jessie was our waitress and she was a delight to have. The steak was one of the best I’ve had in a while. I just love eddies and always look forward to our next visit

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great New year's eve celebration. The fireplace added a nice touch on a freezing cold night. Service could not have been better A++++

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Took my daughter to Eddies for a thank you dinner--did not disappoint . Sat in the bar and it was just great. The bar is a value. The shorter bar menu is much more suited to a quick before a movie experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We so enjoyed our lunch! The dessert was divine. The servers so prompt and courteous.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent menu and friendly service. Always top-shelf ingredients.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always great service and very good food

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The staff here are awesome! They are very attentive to our special requests for dairy free options. The food is fabulous. I enjoyed the crab martini appetizer during this visit. I also had the salmon special and was not disappointed. The desserts are delicious as well and my usual French Martini! I enjoyed the Peanut Butter cup dessert while me son's favorite was the Chocolate Cake. My daughter had a specially made sponge cake with fresh fruit due to her dairy free restrictions. I love coming here!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food very good. Service was not as good as usual.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food was tasty and beautiful. The service was sterling.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A little over crowded ... Pricy for the middle, to upper middle class ... this is not an everyday dining type establishment - "currently" - in my viewpoint Eddie M's is best for a Business Meal or Special Occasion ... Service was very good - Kristen was a real people person ... seemed a bit overstaffed, but it is the holiday season (possible opportunity to back off on pricy issue ) ... Food preparation stated "simplicity" ... the Eddie potatoes were outstanding!! ... I personally am not appreciative (& everyone at the table did mention it) of having the main dish "Sliced" prior to being presented to the table ... I find it best to be kind than to be right so when the manager stopped by in passing and asked "how was everything?" we simply stated "very good" ... I'm glad to have this opportunity to provide a wonderful restaurant like Eddie Merlot's with an objective and honest review, so if in fact this review is read and taken seriously please understand this is not to be looked at as a review from a negative or unhappy customer... the meal was good & everyone at the table enjoyed our time together so this is simply a true & honest review from a true food loving & meal experience searching person - especially while in my ever continuous business travels!!

Blessings to the management, staff & their families for the holidays!!

TimC

PS - a review is just another way for stating an opinion & we are all aware that we all have an opinion ... but an honest one, from an honest person is what all service businesses should be listening for ... "God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason" my grandfather always told me!! ... enjoy life, be honest, make the best of the journey plus share a smile and some kindness along the way!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very nice place and always good food and service.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We enjoyed the food as well as the uplifting Christmas music! The steaks were done perfectly as well as the salad and dessert. Our waiter was quite knowledgeable. He was also easy to converse with about our food (Oliver). We were very happy with our birthday dinner!
Thank you all!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great experience. High price...but once every few years is nice.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Eddies is always very good but the food was not as hot as usual, but still good.
It is a bit expensive for the drinks and food. My wife didn't like the fact that 4 of the sides had jalepenas including corn and 2 potato dishes. Fell below usual quality. Thank you

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent steaks and wine. You can expect a top notch dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Crab legs came out frozen. Only 2 or 3 other tables in the restaurant & it took an 1 & 45 min to get our entrees. Expensive & not worth the value.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Dinner was great. Excellent drinks- appetizers- and our meal was top shelf.
We sat in the bar- by the fireplace- was cozy & very relaxing- and the live music was just right.
Mark- our waiter was the best.
We’ll definitely be back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Need food that is without garlic. Or a vegetarian stir-fry with tofu.

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