About Eddie Merlot's - Cincinnati

10808 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
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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 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 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.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Interstate 275

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 489-1212

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

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking is offered 7 nights a week. Free on site parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Bryan Hopping

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 three private rooms/areas to choose from according to your needs. The Chardonnay Room, which can seat approximately 40 guests comfortably, the Merlot Room, which seats approximately 80 guests and the Cabernet Room, seating 40 guests. 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:
Melanie Sandy : 5134891212

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Eddie Merlot's is hosting a lavish Mother's Day Brunch. We are taking reservations for 10:30 am to 2pm.

Eddie Merlot's - Cincinnati Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Good steakhouse - just not quite Ruby's or Capital

Dined on April 24, 2016

Went for restaurant week. The food was good, but my girlfriend's filet was thicker/juicier than mine, despite our orders being the same. Overall, it was a good experience, but not on the level of a Jeff Ruby's or Capital Grille restaurant. Would go to one of those before returning to Eddie Merlot's.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

1st visit but not the last. First clas ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

1st visit but not the last. First class service and experience

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Will happily return

Dined on April 23, 2016

Our server was fabulous, incredibly knowledgeable and very attentive! She was great! (sorry I cannot remember her name) The food was very good but my salmon was a smidge dry or maybe it's just how I prefer my fish. We have been there several times and will definitely return in the future as we are newbies to the Loveland area.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Eddie & Merlot's

Dined on April 23, 2016

Saturday night date nite ... great 3 course meal selections with bundled pricing.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

Great food/small table

Dined on April 22, 2016

We love the food. It's why we go there. And it a nice "fancy" place w/ smart casual dress. my complaint is that we got a small table for 2 right by the party room and food prep room and the high traffic made it less than ideal. Conversation was harder with the high traffic and our table was smaller than other tables for 2 as ours did not have a lamp on it. Love to eat there....dropped over $200 before the tip for 2 people and will come again most likely but hope to get a better table next time. Feels like this table was added to maximize profit and not enough thought about the guests comfort and enjoyment.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Girls Night Out

Dined on April 22, 2016

The food and service were excellent. This is my third time in the last few weeks. Everyone I tell wants to go to Eddie's! We had a great time and will return!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Consistent quality

Dined on April 21, 2016

Never disappoints. A great place to take business guests, and clearly the crowd includes regulars and special occasion diners. Food is prepared and presented just right and wait staff is attentive but not intrusive.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing food, excellent service!

Dined on April 21, 2016

This restaurant is amazing. It is a fine dining restaurant and has amazing choices and delicious food. They also give huge portions and a great value to what you spend. We go there for all special occasions because the food is fantastic and the service is impeccable.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Restaurant Week @ Eddie Merlot's

Dined on April 20, 2016

Even though it was Cincinnati Restaurant Week, the service, food and ambiance was great. The restaurant was busy but running smoothly.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

First timers

Dined on April 19, 2016

Our server Kirk was GREAT. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food, wine and everything dealing with the restaurant. The food was amazing, the only problem was the party seated next to us they were loudl and very disrespectful . This was our first time visting the restaurant and we will definitely be back, next time we will just asked to be moved to another table

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

Restaurant Week pick

Dined on April 18, 2016

My friend and I pick a new restaurant to visit every time the Cincinnati Restaurant Week comes around. This was an awesome pick. EM provided enough options so that both of us were able to find something we like. Also, a good representation of what was on their everyday menu. I'll be back!

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Love our food, the wine and the service!

Dined on April 18, 2016

Love our food, the wine and the service!

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great Service

Dined on April 17, 2016

We have been to Eddie Merlots on several occasions. The wait staff is always a delight and the food is wonderful as well. You never need to ask for a thing. The service, bus people and the management are on top of things. No matter if you are planning a special night out or just because it is Sunday, Eddie Merlots is a place to go. On time, I will try the bar menu. But I hate to pass up a good steak. Hats off to the chef. Well done.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Eddie Merlot's is Outstanding

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

Tony Bassano does a fantastic job with the Montgomery location. Excellent service, fantastic food, a great menu, fine wine list, wonderful decor, yummy desserts. Book your reservation soon, this is a very popular destination, with ample parking, valet service, and ambiance galore.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Excellent Service

Dined on April 9, 2016

We visited Eddie Merlot's Saturday night and had a great meal. The food and the service we excellent. I tried the Bison Fillet and it was great. The crab cakes were very good. It was a very nice evening and we will return.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Bar area

vip
Dined on April 8, 2016

vibrant bar scene during happy hour. food is very good on the happy hour menu, not like some happy hours, at some places, where the worst food is on the happy hour menu. drinks are good as well.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Foodie Alert

Dined on April 2, 2016

The food and service is always great at Eddie Merlot's. The service is impeccable. The restaurant has a nice, warm and friendly atmosphere. It is one of my favorite places to eat.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

NIce Easter Brunch

Dined on March 27, 2016

Concerned with our 2 pm reservation that the brunch selections would be slim or they would run out. At no time did I see that happen. They were slow to replenish the food selections at times. I would highly recommend the later time slots as the noise level and kid quantity dies done considerably.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Great brunch! Staff was attentive and ve ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

Great brunch! Staff was attentive and very friendly.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

easter brunch was fantastic

Dined on March 27, 2016

We chose EM's this year for our Easter Brunch. It was great. The choices available were endless and all 7 of us found exactly what we wanted. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We had two children with us who were also pleased with the choices available. I look forward to dining there soon and choosing from the regular menu. Date night, a night out with friends, brunch...it's a good choice for all of it.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
food1
ambience1
service2
value1

Very disappointing

vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

for a "fancy" Easter buffet this was worse than a cheap hotel. Very disappointing. I actually cried.

food3
ambience3
service5
value3

Easter Brunch

Dined on March 27, 2016

Too crowded, we had to keep getting up to let each other out. We were jammed up against our neighbors in the bar. We've been many times, maybe one day we will get a comfortable seating or go somewhere else. Food was empty in several cases and no one was in a hurry to refill

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

Brunch was great. Variety and freshness

Dined on March 27, 2016

Brunch was great. Variety and freshness

food5
ambience5
service5

The service, the food, the ambience were ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

The service, the food, the ambience were all excellent as always.

food4
ambience3
service2

Mediocre experience - while the steaks w ...

Dined on March 19, 2016

Mediocre experience - while the steaks were above average, the service and atmosphere were both subpar. There was about a 20-30 minute lag between when we finished one course and the next was brought out. Also had to find a server to request additional drinks and even water refills. Some of the employees seemed confused and there were a few young children running around creating a less than desirable dinner atmosphere. I would highly recommend going a few miles down the road to Carlo and Johnny, for a much better experience.

food3
ambience4
service5

Appetizers and salads were very good. Se ...

Dined on March 19, 2016

Appetizers and salads were very good. Service was excellent. We had problems with the steaks, one was overcooked and two were undercooked.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Great for Special Occasions

Dined on March 18, 2016

This is a wonderful spot for a special occasion or just a chance to connect with good friends. The service is absolutely the best and the food will definitely be good.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Dinner Done Right

Dined on March 12, 2016

With the waiters knowledge of the available wines and the fantastic food, this is the place to go for a well priced exotic dinner!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

It was a wonderful dining experience.

Dined on March 12, 2016

Jackie and Logan were very attentive and accommodating with special food request. The food was exquisite the presentation was well worth the price. I cannot wait to go again. I went to celebrate my 50th birthday and the dining experience surpassed my expectations. I would highly recommend that banana foster to anyone planning to dine at Eddie Merlots!!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

New Favorite

Dined on March 11, 2016

We wanted to try somewhere new for our Anniversary dinner. I have heard good things about Eddie Merlot's so we decided to give it a try. Glad we did! The food was outstanding as was the service. My wife had the Sea Bass special and said it was the best thing she ever ate. My strip steak was perfectly cooked and very good also. Probably as good a meal as we ever had considering the food and the service. We left happy. Thanks to our waiter Jason for helping to make our anniversary a special one. Eddie Merlot's may just be our new favorite dining place.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Return Visit

vip
Dined on March 5, 2016

This was about the 6th time that we have eaten there. Food is always very good and servers have a good understanding of the wine list. We had the best waitress that we have ever had there. Timing was excellent. One of the best waitresses we have ever had anywhere.

Tags: special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

Incredibly Average.

Dined on March 5, 2016

Opted for the Spring Prix and was disappointed by the taste of the filet. Salmon was fine... But all in all not a very happening place.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Will be returning

Dined on February 27, 2016

The food was great and the staff was very attentive. Very nice wine list to chose from. It would be a great place for a special occasion.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service1
value2

Good Food, Poor Service

vip
Dined on February 27, 2016

I suppose every server can have a bad day, but when you're spending this much on dinner, the number of mistakes we experienced was just unacceptable. First, she forgot the sauce for my steak. Totally forgivable and easily remedied when I mentioned it, but apparently that was just a foreshadowing of the rest of the night. We were dining with another family, and we both ordered hash browns: one with bacon and cheese, ours with bacon and onions (no cheese due to my son's dairy allergy). They both arrived the same, with bacon and cheese. My son was getting full and antsy, so we let it go. At the end of the night when it came time to box up the leftovers and the question of whose was whose came up, my wife did mention the error. No apology from the server though: Rather she corrected my wife, saying that we both had ordered cheese. (Yeah, we ordered cheese for our allergic son. Whatever.) I also noticed that she had put the entire table's soft drinks on our bill - not a lot of money, but another mistake. To make things even worse, when we got home and went to refrigerate the leftovers, we realized that she gave both hash browns to our friends. None for us! I realize she's only human, but the number of mistakes coupled with her attitude about the hash browns just leaves the impression that she wasn't paying attention and doesn't care about her guests. Despite the food tasting good, it was a frustrating and disappointing evening.

Tags: special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

Great food and service

Dined on February 27, 2016

Very attentive wait staff and superb food. Well done and tasty with a reasonable selection available.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
food3
ambience5
service3
value1

Nice setting disappointing again

Dined on February 27, 2016

Last time I was here I was very unimpressed with the food. What they charge you Gould be wowed. My sea bass was fine and I didn't pay for fine. Not one person in the group raved about their food which shouldn't happen at his level. I might try one more time if I have a serious coupon. I have better places to go.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Saturday Nite Date Night

Dined on February 21, 2016

We had a delightful time and great food and a wonderful server. She has been there since it opened

Tags: romantic
food4
ambience5
service5

Great food and service. Knowledgeable st ...

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

Great food and service. Knowledgeable staff to help make remarkable recommendations. My boyfriend and I both ordered our filets medium, mine came out perfect, his was well done.. That is our only complaint, but other than that everything was great!

food5
ambience5
service5

Great service by Josh and the team. Fil ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Great service by Josh and the team. Filet mignon was perfect and the chocolate cake 😎 was fantastic and enough to take home to share.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing

Dined on February 14, 2016

Food is always amazing as is the service. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great dining experience.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list

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