Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Louisville
My wife and I were visiting Louisville and happened to see Eddie Merlot's restaurant when we were exploring 4th Street. It looked good so we booked a late reservation for that evening. When we arrived, we were greeted well and shown to a lovely table in the large dining room. The decor is nice and sophisticated if not beautiful. I don't recall the noise level so it must have been fine, but I also don't recall any music, which would have been nice. The disappointment I experienced with the ambiance was the total absence of standards for dress. One later than middle-aged couple that was seated in my direct line of sight were dressed no differently than for pulling weeds (athletic shorts and tee shirts though they looked not the least bit athletic), and when I started looking around the dining room, I noticed several grown men wearing ball caps, at least one of which was turned around backwards. These adults were seated at a linen-tablecloth restaurant wearing ball caps. That says a lot about those men and their families, but it also says something about the restaurant that didn't ask them to remove their hats upon entering.
The food and bar drinks were very good, and the service was attentive and informed. We thoroughly enjoyed our cocktails, filets cooked to perfection, asparagus and mashed potatoes. We found the wine list quite inviting, and although I didn't make the best selection, the range is sure to please almost everyone. The server prepared an off-menu dessert table side, which we appreciated.
Our overall experience was very good, so I did not object to the $260 meal cost. But for that kind of money, wouldn't it seem appropriate to uphold a standard of decorum which includes a statement that "Gentlemen are requested to remove hats before entering the dining room?" Then again, gentlemen need no such encouragement.
I would recommend Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef and Seafood for a good meal.
We were in Louisville for the weekend to attend the Clemson vs U of L. We were told we must eat at Eddie Merlot’s. We all had steaks that did not disappoint! All prepared and served to perfection! Highly recommend for a great steak & nice bourbon too
Had 8:15 reservation. Was seated promptly in the bar area next to the server's station. Not the best view watching the wait staff drinking their bottled Mountain Dew and standing around. Took 15 minutes for someone to greet us and ask us if we'd like a cocktail. So a rocky start. We eventually got a bottle of wine which was mediocre. But they had some nice offerings. Started with splitting the Cesar salad, but the large core of lettuce in mine was off putting. We both had a filet. Both were cooked perfectly and tasted great. I had mine Oscar style and the two tiny pieces of crab on top were tasty, however not sufficient for the additional cost. Our first experience with this chain, but likely the last. Especially with other options nearby that deliver the high end experience associated with the price point.
Celebrated our anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
Could not have been better. Service was excellent, food was delicious. Best carrot cake I’ve ever had.
I had the Ribeye. The steak was delicious and served at the requested temperature. The service was exceptional. I would definitely recommend.
we were seated very fast, especially being a very busy night. the service was excellent!
Had another wonderful meal, one of my favorite places to eat.
We had a wonderful dinner. Food was pretty good. Au-gratin potatoes were a disappointment but the french onion soup and filet were spot on.
Beef was perfectly cooked. Carrot cake was delicious. Was a very nice experience. Will return.
Very familiar with EMs. Cocktails were excellent. Steaks, fish and sides were all very good. Server was very knowledgeable and attentive, but almost to the point of intrusive. Overall a very good experience and we will return.
Steaks were over cooked.
Great, as usual!
Made reservations for my wife’s birthday, valet parking was very helpful. We were seated right away and offered multiple water options. The waitress was very helpful in helping us to chose from the many cocktails. I had the prime ribeye which was cooked and flavored to perfection. My wife had the daily special highly recommended by our waitress, tenderloin crab and lobster. All were amazing. My wife was offered creme brûlée for her Birthday, also excellent. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend.
Air conditioning did not work and it just so happened to have cooled off slightly that day otherwise don’t know if it would have been bearable Bourbon selection good. Seafood selection good for a steak place. Allan’s all good place for a special occasion or maybe a bar seating experience
Wonderful experience! We had eight people in our party to celebrate my daughter’s Birthday and each person absolutely loved their meal. The Quality of the food was outstanding and the service was second to none.
The food was excellent. The service was not up to par. The waitress was not very tentative to us.
Good menu with a solid selection that isn’t overwhelming. Service was great. King Crab and Corn Bisque was amazing. 5-cheese Mac and cheese was ok. Bone in Filet was cooked perfectly! Worth the try!!!
We so enjoyed our dinner at Eddie Merlot's. The service was exceptional, the restaurant was beautiful, and the dinner was absolutely delicious. We loved the steaks and they were cooked to perfection! Thank you for making our special evening with family members so memorable
Very good food. Our waiter Bonafacio was excellent. Thought it was just a little loud but still ok. Enjoyable evening.
Very good food. Getting into place was kinda confusing guess went in wrong door
Meg was awesome. Service a bit slow for a slow dinner night. Beef was tender and tasty
Restaurant was very busy. Service took a long time, steak was warm (not hot) part of my order didn’t show up!
They brought the Sauvignon Blanc at room temperature.
Not good for this wine price.
Had to cool the wine x 15 minutes but they had already served one round of glasses warm. Should not happen in this expensive place.
Food just OK. Calamari average. Not the best. Crab bisque excellent. Sea bass just OK. Service low low low. Very noisy.
Just okay. Not even one of the top 10 best steaks I’ve had, but was certainly in the top 5 most expensive ones I’ve had.
Fantastic food and atmosphere! One of the best dinners I ever experienced.
Vacation dining while visiting Louisville
The overall experience would’ve been higher if The seats weren’t tearing in our circular booth
Upgrade your seating!
We’ve been twice now and will continue to go back. Always great service, food and atmosphere. The staff makes you feel extremely welcome and always takes great care of their guests. Food has never disappointed. Worth the money.
Great food and service
The food was good and we enjoyed the experience. Service was excellent but kinda impersonal. We were celebrating our anniversary but never had the opportunity to say that to anyone. For the price we’d go back to Jeff Ruby’s.
Very good food & service. Excellent atmosphere. We'll go back.
Steak came out over cooked first then undercooked. Truffle fries were over friend and I flavorful and potatoes were mediocre. They did take the steak off the bill, but definitely not worth what we paid. Won’t be returning.
Will not return. If you are getting $100+ a plate YOU MUST DELIVER
Are food was great
I ordered the chargrilled oysters. My very pleasant server came back after about twenty minutes to say the kitchen wanted to redo the order. After another twenty minutes the order arrived, clearly undercooked. The oysters were cold, the cheese barely melted. The manager took it off the bill (I wasn’t going for a third try). This was a kitchen problem but not what I expect from this restaurant.
Service was great. The food so so. Ahi Poke was ok but came with thick chips that were not the best.
The steak potstickers were chewy and lacked filling. The crab and corn was was very good!
Food was good. We all had filets - tasty and cooked to our specifications. Sides were okay. Dessert was yummy. Fun place for special birthday dinner.
Celebrated a birthday and had a great time!