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.
Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Eddie Merlot's - Pittsburgh Ratings and Reviews
The evening started out great -- through ...
The evening started out great -- through apps. Had issues with delivery of food but was quickly triaged by the manager and Chef which was much appreciated. Food itself was well prepared and the value was there with the three course dinner selections for the summer.
Reiterate, most impressive was that they had a couple problems and quickly and effectively dealt with them such that we would consider returning as it was our first visit there--been a Capital Grille family. I liked the ambiance better, a little more relaxed.
Nice ambiance and tasty food. Great crea ...
Nice ambiance and tasty food. Great creamed spinach and beet salad. Both steaks came out very rare when ordered medium rare and medium. Always wonder about a steak house that doesn't get the temperature correct. I understand that mistakes can be made, but both steaks severely undercooked? Just wonder who is cooking the steaks since it's a steak house. Seems like they want to make sure they don't overcook them, so they purposely bring them out raw to rare. Not a really big deal, but then of course, your sides have to go back as well. The only other problem was that we were originally asked to sit at a table next to a large party of 20 or so people when the restaurant was practically empty on a Wednesday night. The hostess had to return to the hostess stand and then returned only to seat us at another table in close proximity to this loud group. I asked to be as far from the group as possible, so she again returned to the hostess stand before escorting us to a satisfactory table. During this process, a manager commiserated with us, twice, about being seated next to a large group in an almost empty restaurant, but did not say anything to the hostess or the others at the restaurant's entrance. Seems to be a policy thing. But overall, we enjoyed our meal.
The service was top notch, David U at th ...
The service was top notch, David U at the Pittsburgh location was the best server we could have had. The food was amazing and the place looked great! My husband and I will be going back, we recommend Eddie merlot's to a couple of people already. Keep up the good work guys!
We visit here a few times a year. This v ...
We visit here a few times a year. This visit wasn't particularly great though, our service was below par for the price of this meal. In the waiters defense, the computers were down and there was a concert that night with a lot of concert goes pre partying. Our drinks and food took exceptionally long. We knew the problems they were having, but other customers who were seated after us, we're getting served before us. Food was excellent though. To cap it off we were billed incorrectly also. Spoke to the manager the next day, he was very understanding and resolved our issues. Will be back soon and hope to have a better experience.
- waited 30 minutes beyond reservation t ...
- waited 30 minutes beyond reservation time
- food was overpriced for its quality and taste
- wait staff lacked knowledge regarding beer selections
- floor under table was covered in food
- food was not hot upon receiving it at table
- decent experience but would not dine again
This was my first dining experience in P ...
This was my first dining experience in Pittsburgh, and it was to celebrate my father's birthday, and it was amazing. From the appetizers (smoking shrimp cocktail, carpaccio) to the perfectly prepared steaks, everything was outstanding.
I'm going to go out on a limb here - I've been to higher end chain steakhouses, and I've been to legendary single-offering steakhouses around the country and the filet mignon my son got was probably the best steak I've ever had.
Would return in an instant.
Very good meal as usual. The BBQ shrimp ...
Very good meal as usual. The BBQ shrimp appetizer was great. the sides were certainly big enough for two or three. The seafood and steaks were great and prepared to perfection. They have an outstanding wine list with economical wines as well as top shelf wines for special occasions. Would recommend to Pittsburghers and out of town visitors.
The food at Eddie Merlot's was actually ...
The food at Eddie Merlot's was actually excellent; however, I found a hair in my salad. This ruined the rest of the experience as I was checking everything else that came to the table. This restaurant is very expensive, and I expected quality control to do a better job. I am very torn as to whether I would return to this restaurant or not. If not for the hair, I would have enjoyed my meal very much, but as that was the first food set in front of me, I was turned off. Both the waiter and management apologized profusely, removed the salad from our bill and treated us to 3 different desserts on the house. I would venture to say, this was probably an isolated incident. But I am on the fence with this one.
We won't be back. My wife and I were sea ...
We won't be back. My wife and I were seated in the lobby/bar area, even with reservations. We ordered French Onion Soup / Caesar Salad to begin. My soup was sloppy, having been spilled all over its saucer and my wife's salad was wilted from an over-abundance of dressing. I ordered a Ribeye - Medium and it was delivered well done, to which the server exclaimed "You know, it was probably left in the window and dried as it sat." Wow. We had theatre tickets and were unable to wait for a replacement. The manager was kind to comp. the steak, which even dry, had decent flavor. To their credit, they also provided an additional 25.00 gift card for the error. They said they wanted us to come back, but everything about our experience, with the noticeable gift card exception, said they didn't really care if we did. There are more than a handful of steakhouses in this price range and of the others I have frequented (Andrew's, Hyde Park, Capital Grille, Morton's, etc...) each seems to operate with a guest-driven sense of urgency, wanting to ensure you return. They do this with their attitudes, how they manage their teams, product and service quality control. It seemed the employees at Eddies were just going through the motions. No one smiled, looked be enjoying themselves, or conveyed to the patrons that anyone cared they were there. This experience resulted in chain quality food at gourmet prices and with less than chain quality polish. I was looking forward to this visit and left wishing we'd gone somewhere else.
This is a restaurant that I've heard a l ...
This is a restaurant that I've heard a lot about --primarily good-- so I wanted to see for myself. The staff is really outstanding. They accommodated our schedule when I called, since we were running late with traffic which was wonderful. Often, if I have to call to make a modification, I'm made to feel like it's a monumental irritation to whoever is on the phone. Let's keep in mind, this is a meal, not open heart surgery. This part was great, as was the service. Not at all snooty or overly pushy. Katie (or Kate --sorry if I got your name wrong!) was outstanding as our server. Jim, who cleaned the table was really personable -- very nice. Everyone is also very professional. That is the shining part of Eddie Merlot's.
The food is good; don't get me wrong, but there were 2 of us and we ordered 6 items (including 1 appetizer, 4 drinks, 1 side to split and 2 entrees) and with tip, it was $200 (or, divided equally, $33 per item). I expected 'great'. The salads were not interesting enough to order. The bbq shrimp wrapped in bacon was good. The steak and salmon entrees were good and cooked to order and the side of creamed spinach (good, but uninspired) was 'good'. The wine list is fine, but I expected more from this venue and the same could be said of the cocktail menu. I had a 'Berry White' martini which was a sweet concoction with one red raspberry, one blueberry and part of a strawberry thrown in. The mojito that was also ordered was much more interesting.
In conclusion, go there for a sure-fire meat entrée, great service and atmosphere, but bring your wallet!
We have always had great dining experien ...
We have always had great dining experiences here. It is one of the few places that always gets the meat or seafood done exactly as ordered the first time. We love the menu and wine selection. So much better than other steakhouses in town. Elegant without being snooty.
Fantastic as usual from the smokin shrim ...
Fantastic as usual from the smokin shrimp cocktail to the filet and Eddies potatoes along with a special request for sautéed spinach and the enormous tasty cheesecake! My wife's salmon was one of the best she's ever had with an excellent portion size as well as being very tender and flavorful.Service was polite,informative and not overly intrusive.Can't wait to go back!
This was by far the best restaurant in t ...
This was by far the best restaurant in the city! The steak I had was amazing! I cherished every single bite of it! Also our server rheanna was incredible! She knew the menu like it was the back of her hand! She was so professional and amazing! This place has instantly became me and my girlfriends special occasion spot!
Very pleasant dining experience. Food w ...
Very pleasant dining experience. Food was excellent. Service was very good. Only issue we had was we asked for a glass of wine with dinner and our waiter must have forgotten. By the time we were able to remind him we were almost done with our meal. We would definitely go back.
I have been there many times, but the fo ...
I have been there many times, but the food was only mediocre this visit. Also, we went to 3 different tables before we were seated. I got Steak Frittes and it was swimming in gravy, and the fries were over cooked. I had to ask for a different potato.
we were here for the first time on a rec ...
we were here for the first time on a recent trip to Pittsburgh. We had higher expectations of the evening. While our server was nice, I asked about the oysters on the menu (where they were from), she had no idea. I asked about the featured wine flights on menu, again, she said it was new and she had no idea what it was.... Really??? Saturday night at this type of restaurant... Overall our entrees were good, we both had fish. We waited quite a long while with empty plates in front of us, until our server came and removed them... commenting "I guess I'm the only one working tonight" .... Lots of staff "looking busy", but restaurant was maybe 50% full, so not sure how they could be that busy. Of course the couple behind us that complained and sent food back had the manager at their table most of the evening ... too obviously killing them with kindness, while we had a hard time getting routine service. Had a difficult time even getting our check to leave. Would be in no rush to return. Again, our server was very nice and cordial, but overall service was unnecessarily slow.
I took my wife here for our anniversary, ...
I took my wife here for our anniversary, we arrived early so we had a drink at the bar, the bartenders were perfect, outgoing and 100% on everything . When we went to our table the entire staff was phenomenal, the food was outstanding and the dessert was too!! The price was great for the service we received. We will most definitely be back again!
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