Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Ashburn

4.6
1264 reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1264 People Are Saying
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4.7
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EricT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife for her 51st birthday and we had a great experience. The food, the atmosphere, the wait was all outstanding. Scott the waiter was great.

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TonyS
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was the third time we came here to eat. This time the food was good but there were some issues- the house salad ended up being a chopped salad and was not up to the usual standards we have come to expect from Eddie Merlot's. We also order Pellegrino water and the waitress brought out 4 tiny bottles and said they were out of the large bottles and five minutes later the table of 8 next to us got the larger bottles, not the small bottles as we had. This is our go to restaurant but tonight things were off a bit,

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PaulO
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An anniversary celebration that couldn't have been better.

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Gigi
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The tempered shrimp starter was unfortunate. I think a step was skipped as the coating didn’t adhere to the shrimp. It tasted good though. The dirty martinis were exceptional.

The tempura asparagus was phenomenal! Truffle fries are definitely winners. My filet del mar was discouraging, though with the meat slightly tough. The rest of the food was mediocre.

Since the service was outstanding, we will be giving the restaurant another chance.

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vipbluebird
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining here. Nice atmosphere with recorded jazz music playing. Both the sea bass and tuna were delicious! There is a nice selection of wine by the glass. Staff is young but they were well trained and professional. There are some specials on the menu (at this time - not sure if that’s a regular thing) that are very reasonable for this level of restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was really good. We loved our server Leo. She was amazing and very attentive. She brought everything we ask for quickly. Would definitely go back for another birthday or special occasion. A bit pricy for a regular date night.

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vipMoette
Richmond
97 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner with outstanding service

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JenniferE
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent mahi-mahi (for a steak-centered restaurant especially). I enjoyed the Prix Fixe menu, which is an excellent value. The Key Lime Pie was authentic and outstanding. Also really liked the featured chardonnay. Unfortunately the bar area is not a peaceful dining venue, and the high top gets uncomfortable, but that is all that was available for a single diner. As a widow, I wanted to celebrate my anniversary even if solo. I will be back perhaps with a friend and a table for two.

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vipkayceeintulsa
Washington DC
485 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely dinner at our favorite local steakhouse. Food and service were all outstanding and we don't give those five stars very often. We both had the summer three course menu selections and enjoyed all the selections. The blackened salmon was delicious. I ordered the Steak Diane cooked medium and it came out a bit overdone but still tasty. However our server took it back and it was perfect second time around. He explained the sauce over steak made it appear darker than it actually was. Either way, it cane out wonderful and I was able to enjoy some of my partner's salmon while it was redone. The salad and desserts were as expected although think we would have enjoyed then more had we taken them home for later. Cheers to another wonderful dinner!!

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Andy
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rochelle is the best in customer service. We were there for my birthday. She staggered our food order in a nice and easy manner. We felt relaxed. Great atmosphere.
I cannot say enough about our server, Rochelle. She rocks!!

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Vers
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Sea Bass is incredibly expensive, but really, really tasty!
The restaurant is often just a little too cold to fully enjoy the meal; we now always bring small jackets for indoor dining at Eddie Merlots.

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megb
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to get a last minute reservation and had a great experience. Great food and service.

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vipBarto
Nashville
60 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super dinner, great food and remarkable service! Rochelle was amazing - when I return I'll ask for her specifically! Exceeded my expectations thanks to team!

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MattF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After ordering and after eating salad course now 30 minutes my wife was informed they were out of her entree
Course. So she ordered the filet dinner. It was good but when the bill came they charged her for the salad ($9.50) because it was not part of the filet dinner.
So rather than the previous order which included the salad@$39.50 they charged her $$53.00. Very poor decision on the restaurant part. I did complain and they took off salad charge.

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Kcgirl
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except our waiter had an attitude that was very unfriendly and a bit rude. We felt that since we are seniors we don’t have the biggest appetites so we share a meal…. We make up a bigger bill with alcoholic drinks! It was uncomfortable, to say the least! Of course when it came to present the bill he was friendly!

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PatrickA
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

7/3/2021
I'm writing the CEO a letter detailing our negative experience. Have done that 3 times in 40 years of world travel and dining at hundreds of high end restaurants. We were celebrating my wife's 70th bday last evening and fortunately she had a very good filet & sides. My NY Strip was overcooked, 1/3 inedible due to very hard fat and the thinnest NY Strip ever served. I have purchased far superior cuts of NY Strip from a grocery store or online than what was served for $45 at this supposed premier steak house.
The service was inferior, 15 minute wait until server showed up after we brought it to the attention of another server. Server was pleasant but a teenager should not be recommending wine or food selections when she doesn't know our palate or anything about us.
Their website stated a dress code that was appropriate for a high end restaurant however there was no enforcement since shorts/flip flops as well as blue jeans was common for both genders.
After telling our server about the poor quality steak a manager visited us quickly to apologize. He offered us a complimentary glass of champagne but we declined since we just finished a bottle of wine. I would have expected my steak to be removed from the bill but it wasn't. It might be their policy not to address such an issue in that manner but I believe it is an unwise business practice since we will never return to any Eddie Merlot's location.
The design and decorating of the main dining room was elegant and a big plus. However, with the underdressed patrons, poor service, poor food quality and disappointing management response the room appearance was overwhelmed.
In the event management desires to know our reservation number was 2109793158.
We have dined at all of the high end steak houses in the Wash DC metro area and have never had a bad experience until last night.

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vipReliable
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always predictably delicious and the service is superb. In a time when many restaurants are struggling to find help and get their food out, Eddie’s has figured it all out.

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vipMoette
Richmond
98 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food with outstanding service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Took my wife here for our 1st visit. Ambiance was great. The food and drinks were good. The only disappointment was they did not have the charbroiled oysters!!

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vipScott
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was ok. Nothing exceptional. Service was good, but also nothing exceptional. There for a birthday. No valet parking. Steaks overpriced for the quality. The people watching was great. Best part of the evening was a huge table of what appeared to be the cast of Jersey Shore right in the middle of the main dining roomThey were a site to behold and were definitely having a swell time.

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noname
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Thought this would be a nice surprise for my husbands birthday, was I ever wrong! We were seated and seemed to be hurried thru - didn't bring bread to the table (had to ask) was not informed if there were any specials of the night. Food was not as I expeced - we will go to Morton's from now on. The server did ask if someone was having a birthday and then nothing else, seemed that he could care less.
Wrong choice on my part - will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! This is my second time at this location. Every time has been excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants to celebrate special occasions or anyone that wants great tasting food.

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vipRanger
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Birthday dinner! Everyone was professional and courteous. The food was delish!! Thank you for a memorable evening!

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vipPaula
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipNovaeater
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was friendly and warm. Our waiter Abdullah was helpful with suggestions and very personable. The negatives were the prices and the quality. The prices were in line with a high end steak house such as Capital Grille, The Prime Rib, or Eddie V. However the food did not meet the same standards. My bourbon steak was extremely over salted, thin, and just not of a high quality. This cannot compare to the same priced steak at Capital grille. The Mac and cheese and Brussel sprouts were very mediocre and lacked flavor. The pita that came out with the spinach and artichoke dish was completely dark brown and crispy. I was shocked that it was even served. I don’t write this review lightly and take no joy in slamming an establishment. I just don’t think that Eddie Merlot’s food matches it’s price point. Many items looked and tasted reheated. The onion straws that came with the bourbon steak tasted stale. They definitely were not fried close to the time they were served. I will not return because there are so many better places to get steak in the NoVA area.

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vipSimoneS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meg was our server. She was terrific!!

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vipSteveinAshburn
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a very nice dinner and dinner experience on Father's Day. The restaurant was busy and overall service was a little slow, though for us the pace was fine given the occasion (everyone was content to relax, drink wine, and talk). I suspect some groups might have gotten restless given the pace. The food was very good, well prepared and well presented. Our table seemed to test a lot of areas in the kitchen, different steaks as well as seafood dishes. Everyone was quite satisfied with their respective dinners. We had a great time and would recommend Eddie Merlot's to anyone looking for a "fine dining" experience. They are definitely a cut above the norm in the Ashburn area.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Menu was limited than several previous visits, which was disappointing. They removed beef carpaccio and the bone-in filet.

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AvaR
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good! Love how the manager comes around and talks to all the tables. It feels really personable!

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ianh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor beautiful set up. Food was great and menu was different in a good way. Great for family and date night. Service was awesome on all front.

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vipCatherineB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, beautiful restaurant. A real gem in Northern Virginia. We travel over an hour from our home to eat here!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were there to celebrate Father’s Day. It was our first time dining at the restaurant. We ordered calamari and it was pretty greasy. The foot overall was okay not something surprisingly.

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SamarS
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was terrible ordered the calamari appetizers it was rubber like, ordered oysters were terrible and the filet was tough and shrimps were tasteless. Even the truffle fries had absolutely no truffle. Very bad dining experience

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BethB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Have a wonderful dinner. The service seemed slow, but i'm not certain if that was due to the kitchen being slow or there not being sufficient wait staff. The food always arrived hot and was wonderful, the staff was very polite and professional, and it is a beautiful place. The noise was at times incredibly loud...we were seated in a more private area, and when walking through the main room it was very very loud. 4 stars only based on slowness and noise. Great food and very pleasant staff!

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Spyke
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The bourbon trail special was delicious

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BlueHeron
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. The food selection is very good. The atmosphere is friendly without being rushed. We took advantage of the bourbon tour. We started with the bourbon candied bacon, which was absolutely delicious. My husband had the flank steak and I enjoyed the lamb lollipops. The portion size is very good for the price. We'll be back.

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RandyC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Very disappointing! The Oysters Rockefeller were undersized, the server’s attentiveness was less than desired. For a “premier” steakhouse - why did it take three times to get a medium rare steak correct? So sad, so over priced, so less than desired.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation dinner

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PattyB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Eddie Merlot every year for our anniversary. This year was just as delicious expected. See you next year Eddie Merlot

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vipMoette
Richmond
98 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner with outstanding service

FAQs

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Ashburn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 510-3898.

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Ashburn is rated 4.6 stars by 1264 OpenTable diners.

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Ashburn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://eddiemerlots.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php?action=store.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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