Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Ashburn

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704 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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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MK
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

All you can eat crab legs did not disappoint

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M
15 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We made last-minute reservations for my birthday dinner on a Saturday night and EM’s was wonderfully accommodating to us. My boyfriend and I loved everything about the place! It’s beautiful, well-lit, tastefully and artfully decorated, the music sensational, the ambiance and energy were just incredible. The food...OMG...After eating Wagyu beef, how will we ever eat another regular steak, again?! It melted in our mouths...Our server was PHENOMENAL. His name was CHRIS and he’s definitely a top-notch, world-class, hospitality professional. He even gave me a birthday card. We’d return to EM’s just to see Chris even if the food had been less than AMAZING. One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had. Thank you, Eddie Merlot’s!

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LD
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Katie the waitress was fantastic! We had king crab legs. Some were hot and some were room temperature. The sweet and spicy shrimp was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Waitress Britney was very friendly and helpful, excellent service. Manger Kurt was relevant and friendly. When it comes to food I am very difficult person to please. I order Chefs File de Mar. Not Happy with it, It was less than my expectations.

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OT
21 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We're so glad we chose Eddie Merlot's for our anniversary dinner. The ambience is warm and inviting, the perfect setting for our dinner celebration. The table service is impeccable, nothing is rushed. The skilled servers are friendly, and true professionals. Tim, our server was highly professional, and a pleasure to chat with. He answered our questions about wine selection and entree options in a bright, conversational manner.

The food is absolutely superb! The bourbon brown sugar ribeye was masterfully presented, and the most delicious piece of beef my wife and I have had in years. We highly recommend Eddie Merlot's for celebration dinners, or any fine dining event.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went here for my birthday. Decided to get two entree’s as I wanted the wagyu, but the shrimp and scallops sounded good too. Both were excellent but the steak was out of this world. Great atmosphere and staff too.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We had reservations but were told it would be at least 30 minutes. We then sat at a nice table in the bar area but it was very noisy. Waitress even had a hard time hearing. Waitress was very nice and attentive. We Then had to wait at least 20 minutes for our cocktails to arrive.
Dinners were ok. Bread salad and dessert were good. Good company made it a nice evening.

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BH
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Dinner was delicious and our server was great.

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IV
90 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

What happened? Eddies used to be awesome. Now it's just OK and for the price, not worth it.

The raw material of the food is good quality. But what they do to it during the cooking process is just ordinary. If I'm going to pay $50 for a steak, it had better be awesome. It isn't.

The mixed salad is really ordinary. Some wilted lettuce and a few tomatoes and a sprinkling of cheese for $10. Naah.

The deserts are huge. But again, just ordinary. We took the rest of the chocolate cake home. Later we heated it a little to see if it got better. It didn't. We threw the rest out.

The service is a little clueless. If asked what ingredients are in a dish, "I don't know" is not an acceptable answer. Go find out.

We might go back in a few months. For now, there's better food in the area for a lot less money.

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P
21 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Overall I liked the restaurant and the food is excellent. I do want to say one thing, if you are expecting to get there and eat within an hour or so, this is not the place. Our dinner took about two and a half hours. The slower pace is nice but does give you the chance to over eat 😉. I do recommend their ribeye, it literally melted in my mouth and their bananas foster, which is made table side, is fantastic !!! We will definitely go there again for dinner or even drinks and dessert.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s always good

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M
64 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food with outstanding service . Thanks to Mag our server

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DW
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good very good. Service was good as well. Price comparablr

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CM
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

Waitress said she was offended. We to this day do not know what she was talking about.

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HO
14 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great steaks, awesome atmosphere and the best sweet potato casserole ever. I highly recommend Eddie Merlots for romantic dates, anniversaries and birthdays. Enjoy.

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KC
20 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Service was good. We were there to celebrate my wife's birthday. It was our first visit. The reason I call it a "mixed experience" was because my wife ordered a Filet Mignon that was to be cooked medium well. I know, not a kind thing to do to a good steak, but she's ok with a little pink. I ordered a NY Strip done medium. Her steak came out, and it was barely to the medium level, almost rare. Mine was just a touch overdone, but quite good all the same. We had to send her plate back, and our server was not where we could wave him over, after he initially dropped our food off. A couple of minutes went by, and a manager saw us and noticed we needed help. She quickly stepped in, taking the Filet back after we explained. Meanwhile, being polite, I waited while my meal cooled. This was unfortunate, since the manager really stepped up, and the service was actually pretty good. We still enjoyed ourself, just expect just a bit more.

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SU
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It was clear our waitress was fairly new, however she had a darling personality and overall did a good job. Our disappointments did not stem from her service. To start we requested the blue cheese chips that are served in the bar for an appetizer and she managed to serve them to us in the dining room which was appreciated. I was craving them but they were a huge disappointment and no where closet to as good as the first time we had them. There was barely any sauce/cheese on them and the sauce was lacking flavor. You could not tell it was blue cheese at all! Most of the chips were eaten without any sauce on them. A pretty expensive bowl of chips at $9.95!!! All three of us ordered the scallops which were pretty disappointing as well. The accompaniments were so much better than the actual scallops. They were WAY over salted and this is coming from someone who LOVES her salt! It really ruined it for me. We also ordered a side of broccoli for the table which never came. We ended our dinner with the bananas foster which was very delicious. Overall not a great value.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

very disappointing went for a birthday celebration and could not get order right or steak prepared correctly.

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KD
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this place. It's such a beautiful restaurant and the food and service are always good. We love the fact that they change up their menu with the seasons and usually have different specials. This was the first time that I had their "wedge" salad and it was delicious. Very fresh with lots of smoky bacon and the dressing was perfect.

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OA
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly staff. Great options. Been there with my wife and kids. Great options and ambiance for a family dinner or an adult date night. Thrilled they are nearby.

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A
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Service was poor. I was seated for over two hours and only received one drink refill. It was overly noisy and after mentioning such, nothing was done to remedy it. I even had to have the waiter speak up and repeat what he was saying when taking our order. The side dishes were served cold and the chicken dish was overly tough requiring it be cut with a knife. The French press was too full of coffee grinds resulting in a cup full of grounds when poured. Overall not a very good experience for price.

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GW
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The steaks were great; fixed exactly the way we ordered! Truffle fries and asparagus were good, although way too much. The crème brûlée was delicious. I would appreciate a better choice of moscato other than d’asti. Our server, Cassie, I think, was fabulous. She made the whole dinner experience VERY enjoyable. Price was high, but expected. We probably would only return for very special occasions.

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M
64 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food always

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JH
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and service and lovely upscale atmosphere - a real gem in Ashburn!

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FC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambience was very nice, and our waitress was AMAZING! Like imagine Nordstrom’s model customer service and then inject that image with steroids and that’s how good our waitress was! The steak melted in our mouths - oh the Lobster Bisque, mmmmmm! Can’t wait to go back again!

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OT
26 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service were great, we will return!
The only downside would be that we were seated at a table for two right behind the entrance and it was cold that night, every time the doors opened we would catch the draught.

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RG
11 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Our server was very nice and attentive. But, the food to forever to get to the table. I ordered the King Crab and corn chowder which had good flavor but hardly any crab. The rest of the meal was good but didn't start out very well.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was good. Staff very friendly, prompt, attentive. The food was very good but we found the steak and sausage too salty. We don’t put salt on our food so we might be outliers. Otherwise, a very good restaurant and I would return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Appetizer was amazing but 2/3 of my steak medallions were way over cooked and the third one was practically raw.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great appetizers, entrees, & deserts.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I tried Eddie Merlot’s for the first time on Friday. AMAZING! The waiter, Andy was such a great guy and so personable. Our food was fantastic! We’re definitely going back for date night!

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KF
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went on Valentine’s Day as our first time going and everything was delicious. We had a later reservation and it was clear some tables had been there for a while and experienced a bit of a wait for their food. The manager was making his rounds apologizing and engaging with those customers to ease their frustrations. Our waiter, William, was very friendly, outgoing and attentive. While some were complaining and giving him a hard time about their wait, he was gracious and kept his cool even during a very difficult exchange with the table next to us.

I had the 4oz waygu steak and my husband had the New Orleans- 4oz USDA prime with shrimp and andouille sausage, and added on a crab cake side. Both of our steaks were cooked properly to order and it was all amazing! We had the signature drinks and Valentine’s desert platter.

We will definitely go again!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all around!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

We showed up for Valentines Day dinner at 7:30 with reservations at 7:45. They clearly had overbooked because the hostess was in a state of panic when she saw that I had a reservation. There were 10-15 couples standing in the front area waiting to be seated. She said there would be an hour wait and recommended we try to get a drink at the bar. My wife and I were not happy - and I saw the night potentially going downhill fast... Fortunately - we found a spot at the crowded bar and bought drinks/apps. We eventually were seated at 8:30 and luckily got a fantastic waitress who was very helpful and accommodating. The food was fantastic - I got a 16 oz Bourbon Ribeye - my wife got the Filet Del Mar. The waitress comp'd our wine bottle due to the wait. I would absolutely go back but be weary of extremely busy date nights like Valentines Day.

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MN
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

While the food was fantastic, the service on this visit was sub par. Not the experience we first had by far. Would definitely return, just maybe not on Valentine's day!
Made reservations and it was on time, the wait time for the wrong order was over an hour. The mistake was acknowledged, but no compensation for the incorrect meal and WAY too long to wait for the correct one. Seated at 7:20, meal was served after 9:00. With an hour drive, it was a late for a weeknight!

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AF
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have friends who love your Ohio location-Columbus I think-so we thought we'd give you a try. This was our first time (myself and my hubby) visiting Eddie Merlot. I really enjoyed the food. Our waiter Brock was outstanding. He was timely, friendly, always knew when to check on us and offered our drink refills just as we needed them. We came on Valentine's day, so it was super crowded and noisy which we expected. So for our waiter to be so attentive on such a crowded night was really impressive. My husband wasn't super impressed with the noise levels but I blame the Valentine dinner goers. We do plan to return to try the bananas foster. I had a great time.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Food was over cooked. Dessert was awful. Will never go back there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Food was good. Service was very weak. Server messed up our drinks, food order and tried to rush us out. Additionally, items were on the check that we didn’t order.

We’ve enjoyed going there often but, Valentine’s Day was a need and the sever seemed like he stated 2 days before that. Luckily, Brian the bus boy, literally 2 days on the job, was very attentive

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AE
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

For what we spent for 2 people I thought the price was VERY expensive ($227.00) They wine ended up being $20 per glass and the mac n cheese was a tad bit dry. For the price we paid, I could have gone to The Capital Grille. The service and ambience was good though.

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R
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The visit began OK but service deteriorated soon after. The water and wine arrived timely. The salad was delivered but the appetizer was forgotten. The server, William, was indifferent and said he'd bring it after the salad. We finished the salad and waited 20 minutes for the appetizer which arrived with the bread. Forty minutes later the entrée arrived. Once the waiter first poured the white wine he never checked it again. We waited another 20 minutes after we finished the entrée and I finally had to flag him down and just ask for the check. He never offered coffee desert or anything else. Very poor service even allowing for a full restaurant.

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