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Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati

4.5
4.5
5365 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Quality, exceptional service, and an unparalleled atmosphere have made Eddie Merlot's one of America's great steak houses over the past 20 years. Eddie Merlot' s is an homage to the man and his love of a great steak, a great glass of wine, and a good story.
We pride ourselves on our Prime Aged Beef and scratch kitchen. Our chef selects each steak for the optimum proportion of marbling and texture before hand-cutting and seasoning the steaks to your specifications. From sauces to desserts, we develop recipes to create a truly unique experience for our guests. And, while you enjoy your meal, you'll be treated to the one-of-a-kind service we call the "W.O.W. Factor."

We welcome you to Eddie Merlot's—we want you, our guest, to have nothing but the best, which is why we go to such lengths to serve you the exceptional prime-aged steaks upon which our restaurant has built its reputation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 489-1212

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tim Jermann

  • Catering

    Let us bring our signature Eddie Merlot's experience to the venue of your choice, with an exceptional catering menu at your convenience.

  • Private party facilities

    Make your next event unique by hosting it in one of our private dining spaces. Our private dining experience makes special events impossible to forget. The Chardonnay Room can seat approximately 50 guests comfortably, the Merlot Room can seat approximately 70 guests and the Cabernet Room seats 40 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Maggie Smith : (513) 489-1212

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    Interstate 275

  • Parking details

    Free on site parking available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Eddie Merlot's Holiday Menu

    Nov 1, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
    Dine with us this holiday season and enjoy a taste of our Holiday Menu, prepared especially for the winter months. Enjoy seasonal specials like the Pan-Seared Double-Bone Elk Chop, Lamb Chops or Surf & Turf, perfectly paired with one of our Sommelier Holiday Wine Features.

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What 5,365 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati

    Romantic

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  1. RT

    RichT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food! Steak was decadent, mac and cheese delightful, asparagus delicious, mashed potatoes yummy. Didn't even need any seasoning
  2. MC

    MarkC

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining with friends who I haven’t seen in a long time .
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Slow. Waited 20 minutes to even be seen. Was there an hour before they even took our food order.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner. Food excellent service great
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Thanksgiving Day - NO TURKEY FOR PRE-FIXED menu. No hamburger for kids menu. Very slow beverage service (20-25 minutes). Waited more than 2.5 hours for meals that never arrived but was given carry out miscellaneous food (that included very dry turkey that was 86’d 2.5 hours prior)
  6. c

    champldy

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience4
    We had reserved the Thanksgiving dinner over a month in advance. They were packed when we arrived and we waited 1/2 an hour to be seated. We waited for a waiter to take our drink order. Then we waited 1/2 an hour for our order to be taken for the Thanksgiving meal. 1/2 an hour later we were told they had no more turkey and stuffing. We had to order from the regular menu. We did, and then waited again . Then we were told they didn't have the salad we ordered and had to reorder. We waited 1/2 an hour for the first course. Then when the main course was finally served, my friend did not get one side, and we were told they ran out. We finally ordered dessert to go and left. We had been there from 7 til 10 pm. Others had the same experience. We were comped for the meal, but the experience was anything but the happy Thanksgiving we had planned.
  7. SP

    SaintP

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was perhaps the worst dining experience of my life. We reserved for 7 people for their Thanksgiving dinner. Our reservation was at 6:30. We arrived and were promptly seated. Around 30 minutes later we got to place our drink order. An hour later we got to order our options off the Thanksgiving menu. 1.5 hours later we were informed they were out of Stuffing. 2 hours later they let us know there was no more turkey. Keep in mind, the restaurant confirmed that we were doing the Thanksgiving special ahead of time, and I assume they did this for most diners. Nearly an entire restaurant out of luck for what they came for. We were told that a manager would come to talk to us about our options. A manager never came. We ended walking out of the restaurant, having not eaten at 8:30 for Thanksgiving dinner, and taking the entire family to our house to eat whatever we could scrounge from the fridge because everything was closed by that time. This could have been managed so much better in so many ways, and it was entirely within the restaurants control. We would have been more than happy to deal with alternatives if given enough time to do so. We left a $50 tip for the server since it wasn't fair for him to lose out due to bad management. Will NEVER go here again.
  8. KC

    KittyCat

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Everything about this fancy "Thanksgiving" dinner was horrible. I hunted high and low for a "not buffet" fancy holiday meal for my family as we were only in town visiting our kids. Service was horrendous, we begged for water and bread, never offered the Thanksgiving menu, only the overpriced regular menu, they were out of stuffing and one of the salads offered, and one of the desserts. The salad we received was some spinach and dressing, no veggies or anything else. The turkey on our plates was the scraps from the carving board - like you would throw in a turkey soup. We received two asparagus spears that were cold and mushy, 2 broccoli heads that were cold and mushy, and the garlic potatoes were cold and hard. Reservation was for 630, we were seated after 7, we left hungry at about 9pm. Everything was horrible and I will never recommend this location to anyone.
  9. PG

    PilarG

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Thanksgiving dinner at Eddie Merlots was well below expectations. Service was very slow . It took well over an hour to get our food and the Turkey entrees were served cold. Also, they had run out of dressing and cranberry , and did not even tell us before hand or offered another alternative. Waiter did not check on us until about 30 min after our food had been served . The table next to us left as after they had placed their order and 45 minutes later they were informed they were out of Turkey , dressing and other items at that point . Given this was a reservations only event the kitchen manager should have planned accordingly. I felt bad for the waiter as they seemed understaffed and the kitchen was unprepared to service their guests accordingly.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Thanksgiving day, so yes - they were busy. We had reservations at the bar. It was very tight - bar stools should be spaced out better and the bar overhang was minimal - so our knees hit constantly. It took forever to get a drink and then at least 30 minutes went by before we finally asked the bar tender if we could order our meal and she replied with ‘I will have Haley take care of you” - so we waited another 15 minutes and then asked the bar tender when Haley might be over to get our order, so she replied that she’d just take our order. She seemed annoyed, yet she was very attentive to other customers at eating at the bar that she knew. All in all, not the service I’d expect when I’m dropping over $225 on a meal at the bar.
  11. RL

    RudyL

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    We arrived @ 5:00 and we were 15 minutes early. They finally sat us at our table @ 5:45. They were very busy because of they holiday! We did not leave until 8:00, the service was horrible! I had the surf & turf and the portion was very small. The quality of the meal was okay. My wife had the sea bass & it was very fatty and the portion was also very small! We normally eat at Jags and it is night & day between the 2 restaurants! I will never eat at this restaurant again! It’s not worth the money! The restaurant is very nice, but it’s not worth it! Our waiter was Steven.
  12. CC

    ConniC

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We were excited to spend Thanksgiving at Eddie Merlot. Our seating at the bar allowed us to watch football and connect with others seated there. Our food was mediocre at best. The timing and quality was disappointing as was the quantity. I ordered asparagus as one of my sides and it was extremely overcooked. Slimy, mushy and I could not eat it. The highlight of the meal was my mashed potatoes and my husband enjoyed his sweet potatoes. It took an hour to get bread/butter which meant we had our salads - which weren’t cold and crisp - with no bread. The bright spot was our bartender/Waitress that worked very, very hard trying to make up the deficits. She gets 5 stars and we appreciated her hard work.
  13. JD

    JamesD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Asparagus was not good quality Our seats were in poor location Noise level a little high 350 guest last allowed that according to waiter Did not have to wait with our reservation Was there 2 hours 5-7 pm
  14. b

    bataviaeddie

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was fantastic. Service was slow due to the large crowds on a holiday. Wait staff were very friendly and attentive when they serviced our able.
  15. T

    Teatimegal

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful Thanksgiving meal! Food was delicious. Waiter left unexpectedly but manager took over and did an excellent job! Thanks to all who worked on the holiday!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Our waitress did a very good job, however the people who brought our food did not. My wife and I ordered the thanksgiving dinner and my order was incorrect I asked them to replate my food because I ordered mashed potatoes and it was sweet potato casserole. Instead of it being replated they cut the part that had the sweet potato casserole and brought me half the amount of turkey. Then gave me what would amount to a children’s portion of mashed potatoes. When the plate was brought back out it was slapped down in front of me and nothing was said by the person who brought it back. Also our portion of dinner was half of what we saw on other plates. For 49 dollars very disappointing.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We spent our family thanksgiving at Eddie Merlot’s. They were running 20 minutes behind on reservations which was frustrating considering we brought our 1 year old. The dinner time we reserved was early to accommodate her sleep schedule. The dinner service proceeded to be SLOW. Our appetizer plates were never cleared and water only filled once through our entire meal. We were so disappointed we had our food boxed up and taken home. We didn’t even bother to ask for modifications to be made to our cold soup and under cooked lamb because at this point our child was over tired. We will not be back
  18. M

    Mark

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I went online to see who had reservations for Thanksgiving Day. I was so pleased to see Eddie Merlot's offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. When I arrived, the parking lot was filled. I waited for my table with a 3:15 PM reservation and was able to get seated early. The house Chardonnay was delicious along with the food. I decided to have the King Crab & Corn Bisque instead of a salad. It was delicious. The turkey and dressing were moist and flavorful. And the portions were more than ample. The staff was so efficient on all aspects. I had asked our server how many people they were expecting for today. She said 900. Wow! Thank you, Eddie Merlot, for making my Thanksgiving Day a pleasant one, as well as for 900 other patrons. My date thanked me for a wonderful day. This also made me happy on this Thanksgiving Day.
  19. JH

    JenniferH

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    We had to keep asking for drinks. One head guy came over and asked if it was. Diet Coke which is rude. We never got bread and they forget the cranberry side for all of us. Brought four out after we asked but still missed two. Acting like we were not there. We have a good tip because it was Thanksgiving but it was not deserved.
  20. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and very good service. They were very busy so the server was a bit overwhelmed and what should have been a two hour meal turned into three. She was so busy between tables she had trouble closing out our table and getting us out. But it was excellent and she was a very good server.
  21. DA

    DecantAndRant

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving. It was great. The staff were wonderful and we were very happy to have thanksgiving at EM!
  22. T

    Thanksgiving

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Thanksgiving dinner was plentiful and delicious.
  23. t

    timc

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Eddies was nice for a change food was not too bad at all very pricey though waiter was excellent
  24. AN

    ANDYSDAD

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Thanksgiving meal with family.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We usually don’t go to nice restaurants but with a lot of family gone now we did a special treat. The restaurant is just beautiful. The service was outstanding everyone was so kind and had smiles on their faces despite having to work the holiday. Every single food item was delicious and beautifully presented; even the coffee! Which was perfect I might add. And actually the prices weren’t too crazy. I can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough; staff really made our day special. Thank you all so much.
  26. MS

    MaxS

    Cincinnati

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service.
  27. M

    Melman

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Service was extremely slow! Disappointed experience for son's birthday party.
  28. LA

    LARRYD

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great anniversary dinner with my wife and daughter! Kyle are waiter was right on the money all thru the night! Food was excellent and the timing was excellent all night! Thank you for the signed card and overall great night!
  29. RJ

    RobinnJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The meal was good and the service was excellent !!
  30. KG

    KathyG

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious & the service was outstanding.
  31. CD

    ChristianD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Dinner, Excellent staff. From start to finish every detail was perfect. Would recommend to anyone looking to have a nice night out!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1
    I was celebrating today because I got married. I had a close friend and her husband join us for dinner. I thought this would be a perfect place to celebrate. The place had a lot of open tables so I was very surprised when they sat a party of 12 or more right next to us with a bunch of kids. We could barely hear each other talking. The food was great but I was not happy that they did this especially after I shared with them what we were celebrating. Again, Food was amazing and service was also amazing. I just wish they thought the seating arrangement out and allowed us to be able to hear each other rather than the noise from a table full of kids. For the amount we spent I really don’t think that’s asking for much from a fine dining establishment.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary and birthday
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Never ate here before. Drinks, apps were amazing but my main course was ordered medium and came out well. Server seems like we were more of an inconvenience than customers. We stared our meal at 7:30pm and place wasn’t super busy but didn’t leave until 9:30. Had to ask numerous times for just simple things ( bread, water refill) to the point that the manager boxed up our meal and commented if we would like a dessert to celebrate our anniversary. At that point we just wanted to go but said we would take it to go. We, waited 15 minutes for our check, another 10 minutes to take payments and likely got a dessert to go. I have been in the service industry and always understand but it was hard to justify and hope he appreciated the over average tip he didn’t deserve and won’t be returning.
  35. SM

    SheilaM

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a great anniversary dinner. Donnie and Larry were both grear!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Subpar service. Disappointed given the price for the meal
  37. RW

    RexW

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It took 45 minutes after appetizers were served for the main courses to come out. It put us in a time crunch and we had to get them boxed. They were steaks- and 3 sides. Nothing exotic. They were all delicious both hot and later
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Retirement celebration
  39. KS

    KristaS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kirk our waiter was amazing. The food was great too.
  40. a

    anthonys

    Cincinnati

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, always a nice dining experience going to Eddie Merlot’s. The Old Fashion in the bar was the best I ever had. Also, they have the best creme brûlée of any of the fancy dining establishments.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati using the Order Online button. Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 489-1212.

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati is rated 4.5 stars by 5365 OpenTable diners.

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati

10808 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Interstate 275

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free on site parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tim Jermann

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 489-1212

  • Catering

    Let us bring our signature Eddie Merlot's experience to the venue of your choice, with an exceptional catering menu at your convenience.

  • Private party facilities

    Make your next event unique by hosting it in one of our private dining spaces. Our private dining experience makes special events impossible to forget. The Chardonnay Room can seat approximately 50 guests comfortably, the Merlot Room can seat approximately 70 guests and the Cabernet Room seats 40 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Maggie Smith : (513) 489-1212

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