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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The server was overwhelmed with serving 5 tables. We had been there before and had wonderful service. We had to flag the server we had from filling water to asking for bread to clearing the table. A little disappointed.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

My husband and I chose to go to Eddie Merlots for our wedding anniversary dinner and we were greatly disappointed. The service was slow, food was mediocre, especially for the price that was paid, and there was no effort made by the staff to make our anniversary dinner special. Will likely not return.

MT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Only thing was there was a reception there and we were seated next to the open door so noice was a little loud but not distractingly loud.

TI
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had the Wagyu outstanding
Waiter outstanding
Bacon outstanding

C
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is lovely. The decor is exquisite. The service is superb. The scallops were seared and served a top a corn and jalapeno relish. Unusual, but yummy.

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional!

Food quality and preparation were excellent!

CB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Excellent every time!

GE
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Couple of issues this time: 1. The tomahawk rib-eye was cooked correctly (medium-rare), but was cold by the time it arrived at our table. I suspect is rested for too long in the kitchen. 2. The server pouring the wine into our wine glasses was pouring heavily in one glass, but left much much less for the other glass at our table. Without exaggeration, my wife probably ended-up with one-third of the bottle versus my getting two-thirds of the bottle from a per pour perspective.

SM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service & great food. Fantastic menu selection, chefs top notch!

MK
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night. Thanks Meg.
Coconut ( the dog ) loved the tomahawk steak bone.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

For the price you shouldn’t have to wait 45 -55 min for appetizers. Food was good, descent wine selection, server was nice. Nothing that blew us away.

A
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

we were totally disappointed.

The bread was great, the shrimp cocktail had no sauce which was its signature, the chopped salad had no reason to be so overpriced other than it was mainly lettuce, the creamed spinach was all cheese and no spinach.

The steaks were very good but when I opened by box when i got home my leftover very expensive steak has been placed in the middle of my leftover very creamy, creamed spinach.

Not a great experience for a $ 200.00 dinner !

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT place!

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NC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was fine. Nothing bad just not exciting .Service not great. Pushy at beginning and then disappeared. .

AG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a nice anniversary dinner.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was superb and the food was excellent.

M
Richmond
73 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

We have teen to the restaurant for many times. Service is always excellent by Taya. She gave us an excellent service. Excellent wine selection and chilled martini. Our crab and avocado salad was delicious. My husband Bison ribeye was cook to perfection, but my bourbon ribeye was over cooked and 2 shrimp wrapped with bacon were raw. I had to send them back. I was big disappointed because you are steak house you should know to cook steak to perfection

JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Steak was improperly prepared and not highest quality for the price.

DN
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived 30 minutes early and were asked if we would like to be seated or visit the bar, we chose to be seated. Everything was fantastic from the service, our waitresses recommendations, the food and the ambiance. We will be back!

L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Fabulous service, and the food was “off the charts”.

M
Richmond
74 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with outstanding service. Taya is awesome. She is always take great care of us. Delicious crab and avocado salad as an appetizer. Bison filet and bourbon ribeye were perfectly cooked. We will be back

R
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great as always. Service was lacking. Our server. Andy, was quite the talker... with the other tables. We were 20 minutes before he took our wine order. Entree came before we were half way through the appetizer. Love the food and ambience here but service lacked that night.

k
London
380 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice dinner at Eddie's. Always love the comfortable, impressive elegance there and it's a great place to enjoy visiting with dining companions. We started with cocktails and wine then decided to try their summer special offerings. I had the cedar plank salmon which was outstanding. Salmon was cooked perfectly and sides that accompanied it were excellent. My husband had the coffee crusted wagu strip steak which sounded yummy but was a bit disappointed in cut of meat. Hardly tasted the coffee flavor and steak was a bit thin and chewy. Definitely not up to Eddie's usual steak offerings. Overall though dinner was wonderful. Finished with a nice creme brûlée and all was well.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was perfect.

M
Richmond
74 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Verything from start to finish were superb. We always request Taya to be our server. She is very professional. We started with a dozen of oyster on the halfshell. They were fresh and delicious. Wh had 2 wagu ribeye, king crab legs and 2 grilled shrimp wrap with bacon. The wagu ribeye cooked to perfect meduim rare. Thanks to Omar and Matt for checking on uscto make sure that we enjoy. We will be back

LM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very good. My steak was a little fatty. Service was good. Food came fast.

j
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I FOUND THE FOOD TO BE OK. THE STEAK TEMP WAS GOOD BUT THE FLAVOR WAS LACKING. THE FRENCH ONION SOUP WAS A BIT SWEETER THAN THAN I EXPECTED. THE FRENCH FRIES WERE AWESOME. THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The service too

S
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service!! We got the best server Jeniffer, I totally recommend her !

NB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was disappointing. We received a steak that was poorly cooked and I think it was a bad steak. The temperatures were off and the waiter seemed focused on jacking up our bill.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saw the reviews online and decided to go check it out. Took my girlfriend for her birthday and we really enjoyed our experience from beginning to end. The service provided by the staff was excellent and the food was delicious. I will definitely come back and recommend to friends and family.

JJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole evening was great! A lot of that had to do with our server, Jessica. She was spot on. All my requests we're meeting. Great job!!

RH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

We didn’t get a good service- food was not as expected! Our least favorite restaurant by far!!!! Don’t recommend this place

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We ordered the Farm to Ocean Summer Grill with a bottle of cab and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I am a platinum member so we dine at the Ashburn location about once a month and have attended several of the special wine dinners offered there. Speaking of platinum membership, I lost my card and have been unsuccessful in my attempts to contact anyone at the 800 number to help me. Apparently, the customer service group is out to lunch...

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Eddie Merlot’s was excellent. I surprised my husband with a birthday dinner- Just the two of us. The entire restaurant staff was friendly and professional. We were early, so my husband And I chatted with one of the hostesses. She was lovely. Our waiter was fantastic. We asked him to take our pic and he happily did so. The ambiance and the music was magnificent. The food was amazing. I made sure to take pics to remember our experience there. The waiter surprised my husband with a creme brûlée with a lit candle. It was the icing on the cake for our experience. The manage chatted with my husband while he waited for me to come out of the restroom. He was friendly as well. We asked the same hostess to take a pic of us before we left and she happily took our pic. We will definitely be back with friends.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and top notch customer service.
Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about menu and made sure we were well taken care of.

MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was just okay, server was very awkward and had too many tables and main dining room was very loud for a quiet evening out. Might be in search of a new nice dinner spot as things just aren’t like they were when the restaurant first opened.

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Brought my wife, son and mother in law for a birthday dinner and was extremely disappointed. Asked for a quiet table and was surrounded by 1) four young ladies enjoying a fun but loud evening out, a couple with a crying baby, and a party of 10. I am not against having fun (the four young ladies) and I don't have a problem with families taking their children out for dinner or large dinner groups but,,,, when you specifically ask for a quiet table for a special occasion and you end up in that situation it is disappointing to say the least. In addition to the above, the service was slow and sporadic. Some of our party got their meal 5-10 min before others. Eddie Merlots isn't the cheapest place to go so we went because we wanted something special and it wasn't at all. I am not sure I will go back any time soon.

A
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to this restaurant and we were very pleased with the entire experience. Our steaks were perfect and the salad and side dishes were extremely good. Very good service and a pretty place. We had a nice booth which was very comfortable. We shared a desert and it was huge even for two people. I thought the frosting was too sweet for carrot cake but overall it was a good desert. I’ve just had better CC, that’s all. I had a martini which was excellent. My wife’s Cosmo had to be redone because she requested no lime in it and it clearly tasted of lime juice. Second time around it was much better.

BG
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, but didn’t like the Brussels sprouts.
Desert and Service was excellent.
Cassie, our server, was fantastic!

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