Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Louisville

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Eddie Merlot's is an upscale contemporary American steakhouse where we strive to provide an Exceptional Experience for all of our guests. One way we do so is by sourcing the highest quality ingredients for our menu items. A second way is, all of our steaks are hand cut in-house, are hormone, antibiotic, and steroid-free, and are aged for a minimum of 21 days to an unparalleled standard of tenderness and flavor. We offer outstanding cuts of Prime beef including, ribeye, filet mignon, and New York strip, as well as unique types of meat, such as bison and wagyu. Our from scratch kitchen creates everything fresh, from dressings and sauces to appetizers, sides, and desserts. While you enjoy your meal, you'll be treated to our one-of-a-kind service, it is all part of providing you with an Exceptional Experience, making your dining experience truly unique and special.
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JA
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

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.

WH
New England
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

JH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have been better. Service was excellent, food was delicious. Best carrot cake I’ve ever had.

KK
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Ribeye. The steak was delicious and served at the requested temperature. The service was exceptional. I would definitely recommend.

f
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were seated very fast, especially being a very busy night. the service was excellent!

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had another wonderful meal, one of my favorite places to eat.

GP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

SF
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beef was perfectly cooked. Carrot cake was delicious. Was a very nice experience. Will return.

5
Cincinnati
49 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

PD
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Steaks were over cooked.

MN
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as usual!

DB
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

JO
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

B
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent. The service was not up to par. The waitress was not very tentative to us.

BO
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!!!

LM
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Our waiter Bonafacio was excellent. Thought it was just a little loud but still ok. Enjoyable evening.

j
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food. Getting into place was kinda confusing guess went in wrong door

SZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Meg was awesome. Service a bit slow for a slow dinner night. Beef was tender and tasty

GM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Restaurant was very busy. Service took a long time, steak was warm (not hot) part of my order didn’t show up!

RG
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

JT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

JP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and atmosphere! One of the best dinners I ever experienced.

CF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

CS
Cincinnati
64 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation dining while visiting Louisville

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The overall experience would’ve been higher if The seats weren’t tearing in our circular booth
Upgrade your seating!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

PB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

FS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good food & service. Excellent atmosphere. We'll go back.

HK
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

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.

JJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Will not return. If you are getting $100+ a plate YOU MUST DELIVER

G
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Are food was great

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

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.

LS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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!

SP
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

KH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday and had a great time!
Thanks.

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