Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Ashburn

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Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef and Seafood starts with U.S.D.A. Prime Beef. Only 2% of all U.S. beef is awarded this superior certification. Eddie Merlot’s ages the beef naturally to an unparalleled standard of tenderness and flavor. The chef then personally selects each piece for the optimum proportion of marbling, and texture, before hand-cutting and seasoning the thick, tender, and juicy steaks to your specifications. To seal in the flavor, the steak is flash-sear on high-heat grills. Eddie Merlot’s has created one of the hottest concepts today; the wine bar provides more than 40 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.
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JD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service. Reservation was on time and overall experience was solid. Would definitely go back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Long wait for food. Seemed understaffed. No manager interactions.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Going to Eddie Merlot’s is a big splurge for our family. The restaurant is very clean and beautiful. The bread is delicious but that is the high point of the meal.

We had two servers. One was extremely slow and the other was very pushy and tried to up sell everything to the point of being obnoxious.

The cocktails were fair. The food was absolutely terrible. The shrimp were inedible, the steak was flavorless, the brussel sprouts were greasy. We will not return. Not worth the very hefty price tag. DC Prime, Eddie V’s, Capital Grill, and Morton’s are all far superior in my book.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

MC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Just ok on steak ... wine was great ....dessert very good but too big

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding and a little noise with some small children and party next to us. Service and ambience was impeccable.

a
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience5

Not worth the $200 tab for the entire meal.

I understand it was a big holiday, heading in we were expecting some delays, but our server Chris never offered us bread to hold us over until appetizers(although we heard him offer other tables around us he served) and we had to ask another server who was nice enough to bring some over.

Our food arrived cold, I had the scallops and added the 4oz filet to make it a surf and turf, while my significant other had a 7 oz filet. Both cuts of meat arrived cold, my filet was not done well and dry. The asparagus we ordered was mushy and we asked for another batch, which was better the second time around.

Overall even though we knew it was going to be busy going into dinner, i would rather sit at the bar and hopefully get my food order correct the first time around.

DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Only downside was in that our food came out very fast

J
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Saturday of Valentine's Day weekend, perhaps only to be expected that wait staff was overwhelmed - every table was full. So service was iffy but food was fantabulous!!!

RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a relatively new server, who was energetic, friendly, and whose (few) shortcomings we're overcome by these attributes. I had a NY Strip that needed a bit more heat - they brought a new one that was even tastier, and cooked perfectly. My wife had very tasty scallops. All in all, a very enjoyable Valentine's Day dinner.

DM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and service. Good atmosphere.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. This was our first time dining there and we will definitely be returning often. It’s going to become one of our favs considering it is close to home. Typically we go to Tyson’s or DC. Now we have a closer option. Thank you

AR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It was my husband’s birthday and I was surprised even after making the waiter aware that he didn’t acknowledge it in any way - verbal or even written on the dessert we ordered and paid for. Food was good.

TL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I had a great Galentine’s Day dinner on February 14th. When we arrived, we were told that there was a 15 minute delay in being seated (which was to be expected on one of the busiest days to dine out in the year). The hosting team worked diligently to make sure the people ahead of us were getting seated as quickly as possible, and we were seated before our newly quoted timeframe.

My friend ordered the Wagyu ribeye that was cooked perfectly medium rare. She said it was the one of the best pieces of meat she has ever had, and the Béarnaise sauce on the side was a delicious pairing. I had the scallops served on top of a purée with peppers: a great creamy/spicy contrast to the naturally sweet scallops.

Dessert (crème brûlée) was more than enough for one person- it was a solid choice with a nice sugar crust that you can crack with a spoon.

My friend and I had a delightful gastronomic experience, and we are already planning for our next visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

To start, the server kept trying to up-sell us on every singe thing we ordered. It was beyond rude. She had a ‘know it all attitude’ and I said to her at one point, ‘I like what I like’ and she still did not get it. The food was ok but not worth the price. I could have had a better meal at LongHorn. How do you mess up creamed spinach? Even though the food was mediocre, I was excited for dessert. But, when I ordered it, the server said it was going to take 30 min to prepare and tried to talk me into a different choice. I threw in the towel at that point and left. I will never go back and would not recommend it to anyone. The food was not worth the price and the service was the (lack of) icing on the cake.

VA
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

the food was great service was great I will be back again soon.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Really enjoyed the atmosphere, very comfortable. The appetizers and deserts were amazing, but the entrees were just ordinary. Definitely planning to go back, but will probably just make a meal of the appetizers and save room for desert

DS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

We ate here on Valentine's Day. We were not impressed with the quality of food. We picked the calamari for our appetizer. It was very sweet and too soggy. It was like eating sweet and sour chicken. The main entrées were bland. For the money, it was not worth it. We prefer Capital Grille for quality and value when it comes to a steak dinner.

KW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Beautiful venue. Terribly overpriced.

JL
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful Valentines Dinner at Eddie Merlot’s. Robert our server was excellent. He made some excellent recommendations that we tried. We started with an excellent Waldorf salad. We also had steaks and scallops. Finishing off with a pineapple cream pie that Robert recommended. Everything was cooked to perfection! We requested to sit at a booth in OpenTable which Eddie’s provided. Wonderful experience. We will be back!

JG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

I went to Eddie Merlot for my 48th wedding anniversary on 2/12/2020. My husbanded wanted to go there because we went there once before when they first opened. We arrived about 6:15 PM. We placed our order and service seem good at first, but it went down hill from there. About 1/2 hour after we arrived, two tables of about 20 plus people came in for dinner. Two tables of 4 came in and a table of 2 came in. This was all 1/2 hour to 45 minutes after we arrived. All those tables were severed their meals before us. No explanation was given. It took at least an hour or more for dinner to be served. I ordered a 20 ounce lobster tail that cost over $70.00 and it was raw when severed. I had to send it back. Also, all the tables were served bread, which we did not receive any. The cost of the meal was well over $250.00. I did not want to make a fuss because it was my anniversary. This was just the worst experience and I would not recommend it to anyone. One other thing, the waiter was like a car salesman. He kept trying to get us to order more things than we needed or wanted. I wanted the dinner to be special, but it was not at all special. I don't know how kitchen's work, but we forgotten and were severed expensive food that was not cooked correctly.

LW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here because we liked it so much the first time. There will be a third!

KJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wayne took great care of us as we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary!

CA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite spot to celebrate special events - great cocktail and wine list, good variety of meals (all delicious), carrot cake is the best!

k
London
409 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Had an excellent dinner at Eddie's! We started with cocktails and wine and shared the wedge salad. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and we shared the cauliflower gratin which was delicious. After dinner we enjoyed dessert and coffee. All very good!

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always!

m
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great. We did the Chateaubriand for two. It had great flavor and was cooked to the temperature we specified. Service was attentive but not overbearing.

OT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good time. Staff was excellent

DM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall, the experience was good due to the excellent service provided by our waitress, Meg, and the rest of the staff. The food cane out a bit less hot than we would typically prefer, which was a bit of a misstep. Also, you could see where the staff had attempted to wipe some sauce that splattered to the edge of one entree plate. The ambiance is a little different than the typical steakhouse. There is literally a big screen TV within eyeshot of every seat in the restaurant. All of that being said, we would give Eddie Merlot’s a 2nd chance, but only if we can sit in Meg’s section.

WC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

Lost our order and took 50 mins to receive food. Both entrees were cooked incorrect. One of the two recooked entrees was the wrong meal all together. The manager had no idea what was originally ordered and what was recooked.

For a restaurant that serves prime cuts of steaks, they have no clue how to cook them properly especially for the prices your paying.

LA
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great to try something new and enjoy every bite.

KL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I have to admit that I was skeptical going in. But the food was very good and the service was excellent. Great wine list too.

r
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

We chose Edie Merlot's to celebrate our 50th wedding Anniversary because we thought it would be special. It wasn't. We had a 7:15 reservation. We arrived at 7:15 and were told we would have to wait 10 minutes to be seated. Our server was sub-par. She didn't seem to have her mind on what she was doing and forgot things.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was loud but great food

TM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience3

It was our wedding anniversary, which they knew, they sat us outside the bar, not in the main dining room. Then they gave us a server that was only serving for two days, he was terrible. He actually commented on our age, which was totally inappropriate. Then the food started to come out, the salads were wilted, I had steak and shrimp but the shrimp was not edible, they appeared to be uncooked when they were supposed to be blackened. The only good thing about experience there was the manager, who comped our meal and was very apologetic. The restaurant has really gone downhill since the last time we ate there. It’s definitely not worth the price.

CB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and Cassie is the best server!

NS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

We go here often and the food is usually great, this time it was awful. Soup and salad came at the same time. The ribeyes did not look like ribeye steaks and my order was placed wrong.

J
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual! We both enjoyed the quiet ambiance as well. And the wine was fabulous.

P
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food and we'll prepared. Worth the $.

KE
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Wagyu was a tad over cooked for our liking...wanted Medium Rare and it was more Medium. We will definitely be back and know to order more on the Rare side.

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