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About Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Louisville
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 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, also live music on weekends in the lounge.
Louisville, KY 40202
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Muhammad Ali Blvd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pay Valet parking is available at our front door on the corner of Muhammad Ali Blvd. and 4th Street. Pay surface lot parking is available on the corner of Third Street and Muhammad Ali one block east of our location.
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 several private rooms and semi-private areas to choose from according to your needs from 10 people to 300. 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:
Emilie Pinto-Schmeling: (502) 584-3266
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Louisville Ratings and Reviews
Went to Eddie Merlot's in Louisville for an early Valentine's dinner with the wife. Went on a Sunday evening, so it was not crowded at all, no wait. Was escorted quickly to our table.
Waitress was nice enough and admitted she was new. Tried a taste of a sweet wine, but wasn't sweet enough for my wife, so we both just drank water. Ordered the NY strip steak dinner for two, table side with two sides. They actually finish the steaks with a peppercorn sauce at your table, so that was entertaining. The flavor was good, but sadly the steak was disappointing. There was a considerable amount of fat and gristle with both of them. Side dishes were OK, but nothing special. Bread ended up arriving to the table after the steaks and the side dishes were delivered, so don't understand why it was delayed. We did split the carrot cake for dessert and it was amazing.
Final check with tip was $120. There was an unexplained up charge for one of the side dishes we ordered, which was a surprise to us. In summary, we didn't feel the experience met our expectations, based on the quality of the NY strip steaks we received at the price we paid. I would not recommend.
Overall, the staff in this place lacks the attention to detail to make it a great steakhouse. During our visit: 1) Fruit flies buzzing table when we were seated and during meal. 2) Server seemed somewhat disinterested overall. 3) They were out of Malbec on the night we were there. Unreal. 4) Steak (ribeye) was okay, but not what I was expecting. Not as good as Ruth's Chris, definitely nowhere near Jeff Ruby's steaks. 5) Bill came with a brochure for joining their "platinum club". Opened the brochure to find it had been drawn all over by some previous customer, which just sends a message of complete lack of attention to detail.
The food was okay. I got the trio of filets and the sauces were overpowering. My boyfriend had the bourbon ribeye which was phenomenal! The spinach and artichoke dip was delicious and so were the sides! Overall a decent experience. Definitely pricy but the quality was great!
Disappointing compared to previous visits. Service unnecessarily slow, even when we started the meal by telling the server we had somewhere to be in two hours - we made an early reservation to accommodate accordingly. Steaks were cooked to requested temps but lacked the seasoning and sear we’ve enjoyed on past visits. Service was subpar too- errors with order were resolved but probably should have been caught earlier (incorrect soups and salads). Ambiance was good, though, and I will chalk it up to an off night.
We could not have picked a better location for dinner for our weekend getaway trip to Louisville! Drinks before dinner at a wonderful bar with a very knowledgeable bartender (she even made us Basil Martinis which were not on the menu). The bourbon rib-eye steaks were fantastic! There was also no problem splitting a salad, etc. The wait staff was also superior! However, with all this greatness comes a pretty large tab, but I was expecting it, so no worries.
This was our first time. We thought it was a beautiful. Our waiter Michael was very attentive and knowledgeable and was great!!The manager Jeff is very welcoming and always treats us like family. You can tell he loves his job and cares about each customer. The food was outstanding! The filet mignon was the best along with the mac and cheese and chocolate cake you have to get. My hubby said his burger was great also. We are followers of Jeff from a previous restaurant. There is no one as great as him!! This is a must to try, You will not be sorry.
Service was outstanding!
The food however wasn't worth the price in my opinion. I visited the restaurant in hopes of getting a higher end steak than your traditional chain restaurants. I simply had a glass of wine, a 10oz filet and a bowl of King Crab and corn chowder. My bill was over $70. With a tip it was over $90. That was for one person. Now saying that, I expected my bill to be that much, but I also expected a very flavorful filet mignon. My filet was cooked corrct (Medium Rare) but tasted very bland. I'm sure with some add ons it would have helped but when you pay $50 for a steak you expect a $50 steak. I have had better at the likes of Outback and or a Texas Roadhouse. While the atmosphere was great and the server was awesome, the steak department needs some help.
We really enjoy coming here to eat we eat here 3 to 4 times a year... We see a drop in the service over the last few years and this is not helping with making a decision to come to Eddie Merlot’s to eat.... We loved the service in the past and hope that it picks up soon....
Best, Quincy A. Thurman
We went for New Years Eve and were very unhappy with really, the entire experience. It was like we were in a void, where service and food was poor, and no one cared or noticed. Our reservations were at 6:30 so they were not slammed. We started with drinks and ordered apps. We had the Crab Martini and the Tartare. The Tartare was good the crab just tasted like sesame oil. After finishing our a apps and drinks, we sat and waited for some to come over and notice we had no drinks. We had yet been offered bread, and had not had a chance to ordered the rest of our meal. We watched the manger come and check on surrounding tables but passed us by. We sat for almost 10 minutes just waiting. Finally our waiter came over and we ordered more drinks and our meal. That was when we were served bread. I had the bisque and Seabass and my wife got the iceberg salad and the seared tuna. The bisque was good but her salad was covered in soggy pieces of bacon and egg. She took about two bites and ate no more. When they cleared our table no one asked why she hardly touched her salad, guess they didn't care. Last got our entrees. Mine was a small and under seasoned price of Seabass sitting on a pile of over cooked and not seasoned veg. My wife's tuna was ice cold and not even slightly seasoned. We eat out a lot, and I cook so, I know what seared is but this must had been sitting before served. Not even a touch bit warm. I told the waiter, and to my surprise she brought a plate for my wife to scrape the tuna from her plate to take back to the kitchen. When she returned with the tuna I just asked for the check and we left. Our bill was $166 before tip which is a lot to pay for a bad experience all the way around. Not a good way to end our 2017. The next night we went to Le Moo and enjoyed the entire experience, service and food was amazing. Our bill there was $220 before tip and well worth it.
Food was outstanding! Restaurant decor and ambiance were great and a step above other places in the City. For some reason, it felt like a high end restaurant I might visit in Chicago or even Vegas. Our waitress was spot on, educating us on the menu as it was our first visit, making suggestions, and preparing both the sauce for our steak and our dessert (to die for Bananas Foster) right at our table side. It was a busy New Year’s Eve, but our server and the rest of the staff made us feel as if we were the only patrons that evening. Our steaks were delicious, the shrimp ordered to accompany them were huge, and each side, while sold separate from the steak, proved to be more than enough for two people. It was not an economical meal, but the food quality, service, and overall experience warranted the cost in my opinion.
The crab cake appetizer was the best we've ever had. Loved the salmon and the portions were very generous. Root vegetable side was light and delectable. We had the creme brulee was not great. The top was a little over torched so it tasted like burnt marshmallows, and the inside lacked flavor. Overall it was an amazing dining experience, the atmosphere is very quiet and laid back, I enjoy the layout of the dinning room (which allows you to feel like you're in a private space even though you're in a room full of people), the staff was all professional and nice and the food was delicious and didn't take too long. We will definitely be back.
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