About Eddie Merlot's - Cincinnati
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.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking is offered 7 nights a week. Free on site parking is also available.
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
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
Eddie Merlot's - Cincinnati Ratings and Reviews
Good steakhouse - just not quite Ruby's or Capital
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.
1st visit but not the last. First clas ...
1st visit but not the last. First class service and experience
Will happily return
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.
Eddie & Merlot's
Saturday night date nite ... great 3 course meal selections with bundled pricing.
Great food/small table
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.
Girls Night Out
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!
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.
Amazing food, excellent service!
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.
Restaurant Week @ Eddie Merlot's
Even though it was Cincinnati Restaurant Week, the service, food and ambiance was great. The restaurant was busy but running smoothly.
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
Restaurant Week pick
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!
Love our food, the wine and the service!
Love our food, the wine and the service!
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.
Eddie Merlot's is Outstanding
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.
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.
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.
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.
NIce Easter Brunch
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.
Great brunch! Staff was attentive and ve ...
Great brunch! Staff was attentive and very friendly.
easter brunch was fantastic
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.
for a "fancy" Easter buffet this was worse than a cheap hotel. Very disappointing. I actually cried.
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
Brunch was great. Variety and freshness
Brunch was great. Variety and freshness
The service, the food, the ambience were ...
The service, the food, the ambience were all excellent as always.
Mediocre experience - while the steaks w ...
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.
Appetizers and salads were very good. Se ...
Appetizers and salads were very good. Service was excellent. We had problems with the steaks, one was overcooked and two were undercooked.
Great for Special Occasions
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.
Dinner Done Right
With the waiters knowledge of the available wines and the fantastic food, this is the place to go for a well priced exotic dinner!
It was a wonderful dining experience.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
Will be returning
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.
Good Food, Poor Service
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.
Great food and service
Very attentive wait staff and superb food. Well done and tasty with a reasonable selection available.
Nice setting disappointing again
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.
Saturday Nite Date Night
We had a delightful time and great food and a wonderful server. She has been there since it opened
Great food and service. Knowledgeable st ...
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!
Great service by Josh and the team. Fil ...
Great service by Josh and the team. Filet mignon was perfect and the chocolate cake 😎 was fantastic and enough to take home to share.
Food is always amazing as is the service. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great dining experience.
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