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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.

455 S. 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 584-3266

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

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Paul Miranda

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

Additional:
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

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4.6

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4.6

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4.6

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4.6

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4.2

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (53)
Special Occasion (51)
Good for a Date (50)
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Good for Anniversaries (48)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Business Meals (30)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Cozy (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Worth the Drive (18)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Casual (10)
Fun (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Authentic (8)
Healthy (8)
Scenic View (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Live Music (4)
People Watching (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
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Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was delicious! Sat close to the kitchen and near a column. Not optimal seating but meal and service were good.

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 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

Went to celebrate an anniversary. The service was impeccable. The steaks excellent, sea bass ok, and side dishes very good. It was pricey. Teen and tween grandchildren were treated like adults. That was very much appreciate. We would dine there agan, but definitely for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 3 days ago

The night for my wife and I was as close to perfect as you can get. Starting with our wait staff Aaron and Deshaun we were put at ease and comfortably educated on the menu and drink options . The filet wantons were amazingly flavorful and beautifully presented. My wife enjoyed the Berry White martini while we finished our app and anticipated the crab and corn chowder which did not disappoint. The fresh bread had the perfect soft middle and outer crunchy crust. I was impressed both with the cooking and flavor of my bourbon ribeye.....flavor that made you want to eat slowly to enjoy the complex taste. My wife had high praise for her entree of Arctic Char. It Was rich but balanced and again prepared to perfection.Our side dishes were not just an accompaniment but a compliment to the meal. Thanks again for the friendly attentive service and thanks to all at Eddie Merlot’s for a great night of dining. See you soon!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was mediocre and overpriced, but the service was excellent.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

I loved this place. The steak and Mac and cheese was out of this world. The service was exceptional. We tried the steak combo of the Fillet mignon and the New York strip. Totally worth it!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Our group attended a training session in Louisville. Some of our group was meeting for the first time!! We had a blast. Our server Lindsey Wilerson was just amazing!! She was energetic, enthusiastic, knew the menu and all the options we could choose, she even recommended specific dishes after she got to know us and spoke to us. She was very attentive and kind. Chris Coorts the Head Chef came out to greet us as Lindsey told her what a wonderful group we were. She was so sweet and appreciated our compliments on her food!! It was just amazing.. the entire experience was wonderful. And to top it off it was Valentines Day.. even though we were not with our significant others.. our group of ladies were embraced by all that served us that evening and made it so enjoyable. I can't thank you enough for the time and effort that was put into making us feel very special!! I can't wait till we have another training session so we can get together again for another great meal!! Thank you Lindsey, and Chris.. Best Regards, Dianna Griffin

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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good overall. Once we were seated there was confusion along the staff about who would be serving our table. We had a bit of a wait to order based on this confusion. My wife’s steak (filet) was a bit overdone and flat. To be fair, she ordered it medium well and did not want it butterflied, so it is difficult to get this done with just a slight link center.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I tried it for valentine's day. Food was excellent, and Jacob provided top tier service. The restaurant itself has a great art-deco theme to it, but all those hard surfaces do make sound carry. If you have the opportunity - the booths around the edges make conversation easier than a table in the middle. Other than some quibbles with the background noise, there's very little to criticize here.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Great and good food. Wine was excellent as well. Can't wait to go again!!!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Western KY)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a great Valentines Day !!...ended with two special people getting engaged :) ...
...Great time !!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Service, atmosphere and food at Eddie's are always AMAZING!! We will always come back here!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

Great dinner we really enjoy going to dinner at Eddie Merlot’s

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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

We always go to eddie merlot on special occasions, food is always great and our favorite server Lindsey always takes care of us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent. Service and food

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went there for a birthday dinner. Food was great. Service was friendly, helpful and patient with us. Would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Romantic, Disabled Access, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and surprised his parents with a 25th wedding anniversary and their Birthday on 2/10/18. They loved it. That was a night they won't forget. Thank you so much

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was our first time eating here and we will definitely be back! Absolutely loved everything that we had to eat! Service was phenomenal and atmosphere was great!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Paul was great. We usually have Todd and we missed him but Paul took care of as well. Thanks Paul.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Justin was a great waiter. Dinner was excellent. steaks was good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food. Perfect service. The only complaint I have it that the champagne was too chilled and since this is a top brand champagne, it should be served at a proper temperature.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Eddie Merlot's is our favorite steakhouse in Louisville.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We wanted to take a colleague out for dinner to celebrate her winning an award. The food and service was excellent! Everyone was pleased.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Good except they reported I did not come to open table yet I did keep my reservation and my colleague paid the bill

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was average. Compare the steak to Texas Road House. Enjoyed our time with family, but will go somewhere else.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service. Very attentive server!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Horrible experience. Hostesses had terrible attitude, food was cold, service slow. Manager was "too busy" to talk to us. Will NEVER go back.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Outstanding service and care from all whom worked that evening. Not one question went unanswered or need met. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Visit every year for my birthday, great food, great staff and highly recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was delicious, the service excellent and we had a perfect date night out! We live Eddie's!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We were visiting Louisville for a volleyball tournament ! Checked into the hotel and made reservations! Had a wonderful dining experience and the food was fantastic!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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.
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Good experience very expensive

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great restaurant ambiance and food for the price. However, restaurant seating area was very cold near the revolving door entrance. Made dinner uncomfortable wearing coats and jackets whole dinning.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very nice time ! Seafood and red meat selection is outstanding. Wonderful Breads, soups, appetizers and entrees

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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