Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Ashburn

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816 reviews
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  • 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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M
Richmond
73 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
Richmond
375 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
73 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
5 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!

M
Richmond
73 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious steak and outstanding service. Thanks to Taya who always take care of us

JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris our waiter was the best. All of the food tasted great the service was great and we will go back. I recommend the Ribeye!!!!!!!

JL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Service was extremely friendly, but a bit slow for being not very crowded. Food was alright. The filet potstickers were not bad, but on the bland side. The grilled shrimp was good. The coffee season beef had potential but was extremely over cooked (ordered rare/med rare and came out medium well at best). Because our server was MIA, we just decided to make the best of it. Although, he apologized when we did see him and did what he could to make it right. I would consider giving this place another shot (because I’ve heard good things)- I’m hoping this was just an off night.

DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife to this amazing place for her birthday and we loved it! We both had 3-course meals with mixed drinks and could not believe the chef menu deals. We will definitely go back and refer others to go. Thank you for a wonderful birthday celebration for my wife.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Never a problem at Eddie Merlot’s!

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GK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had the Wagyu Filet and it was worth every penny! Side dishes are all great and the wine list is very impressive. We added the King Crab Legs onto our meal and they were slightly over cooked but still tasted good. They have a great Happy Hour food/drink menu that's hard to find in this area.

JR
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, our waiter was very friendly and courteous to our needs. If you want good food with great service, go to Eddie Merlot’s!

LS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris was a great server. I had a wonderful birthday dinner!

MA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meg our server was absolutely wonderful

M
Richmond
73 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with outstanding service. Taya our bartender/ server always take an outstanding care of us. Delicious Ahi tuna and Beefcappacio as the appetizers. Bison filet and New York strip were perfectly cooked. Can’t wait to go back

c
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, great food, great service, just a bit on the expensive side.

k
Richmond
376 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed a nice evening at the bar with drinks and snacks. Had the filet mignon lettuce wraps to start. They were excellent and could have easily had a dozen instead of sharing 3! Then we had the wonderful wedge salad. All were very nice along with hand crafted cocktails.

NS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I each had a filet and I'm pretty sure we would have been able to cut them with a fork. They were tender and delicious! We've already reserved another dinner there in a couple of weeks.

D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We eat here often, hubby suggested I order the wagyu beef because it was my birthday. I usually order the filet mignon, and I was disappointed as there was no difference in texture or taste from the wagyu and the filet. I should have just ordered the filet and saved the $69.95 I paid for the 5 oz wagyu cut. I mentioned something to our waiter, and all he said was, "well now you know you've tried wagyu and how it tastes." :o0 Really??

RG
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Server was efficient and attentive. My group had Wagyu ribeyes and I had sea bass. They were all cooked to perfection. We ordered 3 sides and 2 would have been plenty for 4 of us to share.

OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience! Great chef, service and management.

MT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is absolutely the best in the area. Hats off to Carla, Molly, and the service team. Attention to detail unequaled anywhere is the Ashburn area. Great time, wholeheartedly endorse Eddie Merlot''s for a fine dining experience.

W
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Noise level was high, given the crying baby during the meal. Could not hear our waiter speak and he was slow on the service side. My steak was ordered medium rare and came out medium. I asked the waiter and he stated "yes that is more medium not medium rare". He did ask if I wanted another steak , but that would have made me miss my meal with my guests so I declined. Will give this place another try, maybe just an off night

DJ
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh was a wonderful server. He helped make our celebration memorable. Definitely will visit again.

KE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Eddie Merlot for the first time for our 20th anniversary. The food was excellent & the service was outstanding.

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