About Eddie Merlot's - Pittsburgh
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Pittsburgh: Eddie Merlot's Prime-aged Beef and Seafood starts with U.S.D.A. Prime Beef and the freshest seafood. Eddie Merlot's has created one of the hottest concepts today; the wine bar provides more than 75 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.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please park in the 3 Gateway Building Parking Garage and we will validate your parking.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
Eddie Merlot's - Pittsburgh Ratings and Reviews
The food was fine. Not the best high end steakhouse food but definitely not the worst. It just wasn't memorable. The time for appetizers, food and desserts to be served was exceedingly long. The presentation of desserts was a truly a show but the dessert itself was bland. The specialty drink menu lackluster as well. Svedka is not a vodka to brag about using. Nor is Cruzan rum.
Upon arrival we were seated at a nice table in the corner as requested. The maitre d was very informative of the special
pre fixe they were offering that evening. From there it went down hill. The waitress never came around to get a drink order. She arrived at the table about 8-10 minutes after we sat down. It was later in the evening and not very busy at this point.
Drink orders and dinner orders were taken at the same time. Everything from this point on took forever to come out. It was at least 20 minutes between our salad and entree course. At the end we had to ask for our check twice and I still had to go and find her. The food was ok. Nothing was hot like it should have been. At this price point there is no excuse for cold food and bad service.
Favorite restaurant in the Burgh. Love to go here before a Pirates game (though that wasn't why we were here tonight.) Food and service consistently excellent. If you are lucky enough to get Pat as your server (or Tiffany as your bartender) the service will be better than excellent.
I think if the food was hot I would of given a better review. My husband and I both sent back our food due to it being cold....and then when it came back out it was still cold. Prime rib at a high end restaurant I would expect perfection in taste and in quality and neither was true on Father's day. However, I will say without asking they deducted $20.00 off the bill. Still over $100 for 2 is a lot of money and I just wish it would of been better experience.
The only way I would go back is if someone gave us a gift card other than that I will stick with my favorite Hyde Park.
Just a disappointing dining experience for our 45 th anniversary.
Food was average went their for the lobster. They only had 6 oz available but when served liked more like a 4 oz potion, we paid a higher amount vs the menu price for 8 oz. Waiter could not figure out what the big deal was. Just not friendly seemed like we where taking up his valuable time. Did comp a dessert we did not really want,would have liked to order what we liked and some low end after dinner drink. We dine out every week not a once or twice a year experience. We laughed as the management staff went to table to table asking how their food etc was and then pretended that we did not exist. Was going to call Ruth's to see they had a reservation available. Just not impressed food/service you should go with the other steakhouse's in the city. I know I will on our next outing for steak and lobster.
We were in town for a couple of days. This was a recommendation to us. Can't say enough to good things about it. The food was wonderful, the service exceptional, there was no rush, they paid attention to us and also gave us privacy. Hated to leave.
We went here for our 39th anniversary with great expectations but it wasn't all we had hoped.
Service was slow from the start and when we finally got water my wife ask for a dish of lemons as always and she says the response is a good predictor of service to come. So when we had to ask twice we were immediatly concerned. We each had a cocktail and finished them before the server returned to take our order. When our warm bread was delivered without butter, the server said he would be right back with it but we had to remind him later and the bread was not so warm anymore. On to dinner, we ordered a shrimp cocktail, trio of medallions and lobster tail all to share. The shrimp was not that fresh and the cocktail sauce was like tomato sauce with no bite. The server then informed us that the 8-10 oz. tail was not available and would be substituted with 2 5-6 oz tails. The server returned later to say they were not offering the 2 smaller tails for same price but for $50. We decided to take the scallops with raspberry sauce. After finally getting our meal, the first two scallops were amazing but the others were not all fully cooked. The medallions were very enjoyable especially the one with Oscar topping.
The server brought a nice piece of chocolate cake for our anniversary. If I were ever to go back, and don't plan to, I would only go for the steak and hope the service was better. As far as the service went, we couldn't blame the server as much as the restaurant because at a high end place such as this there should be enough servers to not have so many tables they couldn't provide the kind of service one would expect for a $185 meal.
Server, Eddie, was very responsive, but too many kitchen errors is concerning. Dining for four at 6 pm on a Saturday, there should be no entrée shortages, but Eddie came back & apologized that the porterhouse special was not available because of a chef error in cutting the steak. Then, when the replacement entrees were delivered, the cauliflower side dish was not. After having almost finishing eating the entrees, the cauliflower finally arrived, but was slightly undercooked. The more than $200 tab, with tip, did not include a charge for the side dish. No drinks were ordered. So Eddie Merlot's is on the expensive side, and the kitchen errors are not what is expected for the cost, but the entrees were delicious, the location is very convenient & we will consider it for very special occasions in the future.
Eddie Merlot's is a good restaurant to go to if you are seeing a show in downtown. It's a short walk to Heinz Hall and the Benedum, plus it's easy to get a reservation on short notice. The food was very good but a bit pricy. Our appetizer, bacon and figs, was very good. I had the salmon which was also very good. My husband had the steak and salmon pre fixe dinner and thought the steak was tender but didn't have a lot of flavor. The decor is very appealing and our service was excellent.
The food was outstanding. We had a variety from the bison, to tomahawk to the surf and turf. Food literally melted in your mouth! The service (John) was superb. He was super polite and exceptional. We do not live near the location but may have found our anniversary dinner spot! Thank you so much!
we went there for dinner before going to the Heinz Hall for a show. We were running late because of traffic and only had an hour. Our waiter was great and we never felt rushed but yet we were out in more than enough time to get to the theatre. We had the garlic shrimp appetizer which was delicious. our waiter brought out the most delightful bread that was warm and had a nice crust on the outside with soft bread on the inside :) my sister and I shared the beet salad which the kitchen split and the presentation was lovely. We also shared the Ahi tuna and same thing they split it in the kitchen and presentation was beautiful and both the salad and tuna were amazing!!! my mom who does not eat very much had the lobster bisque and was very happy with her meal!!! Thank you for the wonderful dining experience!!!
We love the artwork and the stained glass. The waiters and waitresses are excellent and the food is great and the selection wide. We had the special and the desserts were a bit weak but overall it is a great dining experience. We haven't had a waiter crumb the table in quite a while so that was excellent. Great place to celebrate with that special one or great place for a group as well.
Food was delicious, service was great! We were there to celebrate a special occasion. Our server asked if there was a special occasion that evening, we told her yes. They went above and beyond to recognize the event. Every course they stopped at our table to make sure we were pleased with our food. Nice atmosphere, nicely decorated. Definitely on the repeat list!
Eddie Merlot's is one of Pittsburgh's best steakhouses. We love the glitzy decor & the food is consistently good. We always ask for Pat to be our server. He will take excellent care of you. Michael the bartender will do the same for you if you sit at the bar.
It was out first time trying this place.
Food was delicious and creative at the same time, specially, appetizers. ...
Fresh , high quality ingredients...
And well constructed and just the right portion size.
All of the staffs have shown courtesy and the service was just superb.
We moved from NYC to Pittsburgh 13 yrs ago and couldn't really find good restaurant as i ur go to place. I think we finally found one.
Though they reimbursed the parking fee after the meal, it was not specified on their web page. But they do. So use the parking garage and have it redeemed before you leave the restaurant.
I would definitely be back many more time.
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