About Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Warrenville

Eddie Merlot's Prime-aged Beef and Seafood starts with U.S.D.A. Prime Beef and the freshest seafood. Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood has created one of the hottest concepts today; the wine bar provides more than 75 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 Prime Aged Beef & Seafood 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.

28254 Diehl Rd
Warrenville, IL 60555
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday - 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM (lounge) 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (dining)
Friday - Saturday - 4:00 p, - 11:00 pm (lounge) 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM (dining)



Live music every Friday and Saturday.

Cross Street:
Winfield Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 393-1900

Website:
http://www.eddiemerlots.com/Locations/Warrenville-313.html

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment on Fridays: 6:00 PM to 9 PM
Live Entertainment on Saturdays: 7:00 PM to 10 PM

Parking Details:
Complementary Valet available and plenty of free self parking on site.

Executive Chef:
Mark Smidt

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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4.6

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4.7

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4.6

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4.0

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84% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Cozy (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Live Music (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Went here for Valentine’s Day, service was great. The food on the other hand was decent at best. The steak was not worth the money and the salmon was dry.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We love this resturant!! Great food, great staff!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The steak and all of the food was excellent and only surpassed by the service from our waitress. She was attentive when we needed attention and let us alone to enjoy the evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We had to wait 20 minutes for our reservation. Hostess was rude. The manager finally helped.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service great but prices too high

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·Dined 3 days ago

Exceptional. The only slow down was the bus crew was overwhelmed and didn't keep ice water filled, and dessert took a bit to get delivered. Everything else was very well executed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Great steak and very good service

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

all of our meals were not prepared as ordered-- the three meat dishes were under cooked and one was then returned and returned too well done. Our server disappeared after the order was placed. we had to ask another server to help deal with the meals that were sent back. while the issues of the orders were the kitchens fault our original server never apologized or took responsibility for his lack of service and followup. The manager was very helpful and apologetic. I was very pleased with his quick response and how he handled a very unfortunate kitchen situation and very poor service which shouldn't happen at any restaurant especially one charging the prices this one does .

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic steaks. Great waiter.. Govert.
Beautiful environment. First time we have been there...won't be our last!

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Service started out excellent and as the restaurant busy it got worse and we felt neglected. The point of two servers is to ensure this doesn’t happen however we never even met the second server.
Food was excellent
Ambiance was great
Overall, great experience.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Service was outstanding! Not cheap, but a great dining experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service and the food was outstanding. Our family celebrated a special occasion and it was all of that! The menu is large and diverse. We did not go wrong with any of our selections.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the Chateaubriand for 2 by the fireplace.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We made reservations to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary on 2/2/18. We had requested (and it occurred) a table by the Fireplace near the Bar area and the ambiance for the evening was perfect for us. I had lamb chops and my wife had the filet - drinks were great as usual and the food and service were terrific. With all of the restaurants available in the Naperville area this one is our favorite and this visit confirmed our preference.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

enjoyable evening out guitar musician is very good, sat next to fireplace on a very cold nite a nice touch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I'm all for blowing a couple hundred bucks on fine dining, but the restaurant needs to deliver on the value. Eddie Merlot's didn't deliver a meal commensurate with the price.

Started with the jumbo shrimp cocktail appetizer because of its handmade, fresh horseradish sauce. The sauce was closer to ketchup than spicy cocktail sauce. Try St Elmo's in Indianapolis if you want great cocktail sauce.

Next came the french onion soup which was a bit too rich (ie, cooked too long) for my taste. Should have been a bit more broth-like.

Spilt the enormous iceberg salad into two for two people and it was just the right proportion.

The filet was quite good.

The lemon drop martini was terrible. No booze and too much syrup.

Overall, ok dining, but for the price, won't be back again. Too many other options available to visit there anytime soon.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food wasn't that great. Especially for the price. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Perfect service, great wine and steaks. The staff is friendly and efficient and make the whole experience enjoyable. We didn't want to leave. The guitar player (I think just Fri & Sat) does a wide range of fun songs and came to our table for requests. Great fun for a couple of couples.

Tags: Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was slow and our steaks were all under cooked but the food was still good and the manager was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was the best first experience I have had at a restaurant ever! The staff was amazing! Very friendly and welcoming! I will definitely come back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

If you want an excellent meal with exceptionally great service then go to Eddies you will not be disappointed!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great place for our anniversary. I have also been for meetings and other fun times when getting together with buddies. An amazing experience only a few minutes from Naperville.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Ted was absolutely wonderful! He had great recommendations and my husband throughly enjoyed Elk. Also recommended a wine I would not normally pick and it was fabulous. Thank you for making our night out so wonderful Ted!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were celebrating a friend’s birthday. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The preparation of the cognac brownie was very fun. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Outstanding in all areas! Food, atmosphere and service are the best. Treat yourself to a great night out. I absolutely love the French press coffee.

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Kayla was awesome and the food was perfect!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

With a reservation we had to wait 20 minutes for our table to be ready. Once we didn't order alcohol we were completely ignored by our waiter, watching him schmooze other tables. We went for a special New Years Eve dinner, and left feeling like we wasted $100. The waiter didn't bring out our food, refill our waters, and when we were done, our food sat for over 10 minutes. Here's my tip for our waiter, Troutman, have some customer service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

An excellent experience for an evening out with your partner, family or friends. Great food and service. Wine list is as good as I seen in a while. Service was top notch. From the hostess to our server we felt like we were part of the Eddie Merlot family.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Although food was great. Service and the environment were not ideal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Celebrated news year eve. Had to wait about 20 minutes for our reservation but a very nice evening. Chateaubriand was great! And loved cauliflower au gratin. Service very attentive and friendly. Seated in the bar area. Might ask next time for main dining but on news year eve it was fine. Great guitarist to liven the evening

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great birthday steak and crab legs

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved our New Year's Eve dinner at Eddie Merlot's. Great atmosphere and delicious food, this will be my go-to restaurant for special occasions from now on!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went on New Years eve, order pork chops, suppose to the 16 oz. Was one small pork chop, was surprised it wasn't two. Onion soup have a small amount of cheese.
Realize it was New Years eve, but there food was not up to what we had on several previous visits, looks like another Resturant has gone down hill.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a remarkable experience at Eddie Merlot's on NYE 2017. Our server was friendly, helpful, and very accommodating. She suggested we try the candied bacon appetizer and it was delicious. She also told us about the Wylarah-wagyu beef that my husband tried. We might never order any other steak again. The Eddie's chopped salad is enough to get us back if it was the only thing on the menu. We ended with baked alaska - YUM! We felt pampered all night.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent service and food. Nice guitar music as background.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food is outstanding and I love sitting by the fire place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Incredible ambiance, sweet and romantic. Dining in the fireside room is a must. Tableside menu preparation was a fun touch! My husband and I will definitely be coming back!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Eddie's never fails to disappoint. Prices tend to be a bit on the high side, but the quality is always outstanding.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Eddie Merlot’s in Warrenville has never disappointed us. We have always had very good food and the wine list is extensive. It is a high end restaurant so expect to pay for the experience. To me it is worth it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We Frequent Hugo's, but we weren't able to get in on Christmas Eve before midnight mass, read the reviews of Eddie Merlot's and thought we'd try it.

WOW, OUTSTANDING. Food phenomenal, service exceptional and a great atmosphere all the way at around.

WELL DONE!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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