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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 981 People Are Saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDianeu
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No need to go to DC for a great steak! Filet was fantastic, cooked to perfection. the broccoli was delicious and not overcooked and the staff was friendly and attentive. I highly recommend Eddie Merlot's.

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RyanH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Good food but very overpriced. I order a $50 steak and it wasn’t even cooked properly. Disappointed in my $180 meal.

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vipMoette
Richmond
77 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and outstanding service.

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DJOD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service by Carla and Jessica was superb! That alone would have us returning, but the steaks were cooked perfectly as well..

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vipKarenH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dave was our server and he did an awesome job!! Rob and Cassie have also been incredible servers this past month for us.

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Eatit
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and cooked perfectly every time. Enjoyed cocktails and wine too. Service was spot on

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on patio and was very nice

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vipNukelady
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

While menu is a bit limited during these times, quality was excellent as usual! Management is doing the best they can do given staffing and COVID issues and we will continue to support them and be understanding. It’s so nice to go sit in a restaurant again and I’m thankful of the great service and food!

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vipMattB
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time and service during an unique time.

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vipwillyh
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. Food is delicious and well prepared. Service is impeccable. We loved eating here. They made us feel welcome and took real good care of us. Heartily recommended. Three cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night... food was amazing and service spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
46 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice time, our waiter was awesome as usual, we’ll be back soon

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vipLori
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to be eating out again and what a wonderful reentry into restaurant dining. Our first time at Eddie Merlot but we will be back. We felt very distanced and safe on the patio with plenty of room between tables and a thick, logo'd mask on all service staff. Food was excellent and the price was reasonable for an upscale dining experience. A new favorite! Thank you, Eddie Merlot!

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vipkayceeintulsa
London
419 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first nice dinner since everything was shutdown due to COVID and it was wonderful. Eddie's was very welcoming and made us feel safe and comfortable in new environment. Our server was excellent as well as all the staff there. Even surprised us with a nice creme brûlée as a thank you for returning. Very nice gesture and we appreciated it.

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John
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From food to the service, everything was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our food/server

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RachelMarie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hubby and I went for an Anniversary Appetizer and Cocktail. The service was great considering the Covid-19 circumstances. All the staff was so helpful, accommodating and hard working. Highly recommend going here, especially if its a beautiful day out. Their porch is amazing.

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viprltreview
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eddie Merlot’s in Ashburn has come back with social distanced outdoor seating and they are doing it very well! The food was perfectly cooked and they are exercising appropriate precautions when serving.

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vipCarloC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! Molly and everyone else did great.

Picked up where they left off before the stay at home order. Can't wait to go back.

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Jack
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was greater than great, especially given the current problems.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

We went for the steak and it was so disappointing. I got a $50 ribeye that tasted like char and had absolutely no flavor. My husband got the bbq salmon and said the spinach and potatoes that accompanied his salmon were bland and flavorless.

I took my steak home and reheated it the next day and added a lot of salt and pepper which did nothing for the flavor. I wound up throwing it away because it was inedible.

The service was good and the ambiance was ok. We won’t be returning. The meal was definitely not worth $150.

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Bluesky
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We thoroughly enjoy coming to Eddie Merlot and always enjoy the ambience and the food. Last night was no different with a few exceptions. A group of four, we found the filet, the plank salmon, the halibut delicious and cooked to perfection. The exception was the prime rib which despite ordering medium rare and emphasizing the rare aspect, the steak was unfortunately overcooked. We don’t know if that was the fault of the chef or the server who might not have accurately passed on the order. The appetizers were delicious....the shrimp cocktail and the calamari! Another exception to perfection were the Parmesan Truffle Fries which were soggy, not crisp. Unfortunate because we have had them perfectly cooked in the past...just not lately the last several times.
Service was quite slow; the server was new but she was trying hard and honest about her inexperience and that makes up for a lot. Noise level grew uncomfortable as time passed.
But all in all we like Eddie Merlot very much and will be back.

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vipleafer
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thank you Dave - great service.

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Chocoholic
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was our fourth time visiting the restaurant, and our past experiences were always excellent, however this time was very lackluster & disappointing. We were sat in the room next to the bar, and the bar noise carried through and it was very loud, which made our conversation at our table difficult. While we understood that the waitress was new and in training, The whole meal experience was very very slow and we were not served at the same time so that we could enjoy our meal together. There was a lot of confusion on our order And we felt like we were interrupted way too many times during the course of being served.My soup was barely warm and the steak was almost rare when it should’ve been medium well. We will come back again and hope the experience is on par with the price point of the restaurant.

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EMelD
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First time there for our anniversary. So many friends had raved about EM so we thought we'd give it a try. Asparagus was over cooked and soggy rather than having some crunch to it. Our steak was cooked perfectly medium on the inside but a little tough on the outside. My husband and I were a bit confused about the decor, wasn't sure what kind of theme it was going for. We will be going back to Ruth Chris or trying other steak house restaurants. Another thing that bothered us is that the GM that night said "Hello, how's everything?" as he walked by our table. Not bothering to stop and converse or even get any kind of answer from us. And no, the night was not busy at all.

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RushD
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Asked for a medium rare ribeye, got a black well done rib eye. Have had better sautéed spinach at restaurants for half the price. Ahi Tuna was as good as anywhere else though.

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RayL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Laura did an excellent job. The food was very good. Not rushed at all.

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JosephD
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipMichaelC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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alexa
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.

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DennisB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Only downside was in that our food came out very fast

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vipJanet
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!!!

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RobG
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.

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vipDavidM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. Good atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
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

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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 4.5 stars by 981 OpenTable diners.

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