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: Sunday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 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
I've been to just about every restaurant in Pittsburgh and I got to tell you this is by far the best one. The food quality is ridiculous but, you will pay for that. I travel and eat at high end restaurants often and this is the closest thing our city of Pittsburgh has. Took my skeptical parents they're for this visit and they walked away and loving it.
We were extremely pleased with our dining experience at Eddie Merlot’s! From the hostess to the servers wishing us a happy anniversary, the two complimentary glasses of champagne and dessert, the happy anniversary card signed by staff members and a personal note from the waitress. The staff did an excellent job going over the top to make us feel welcome and special. We will absolutely be back. Great dining experience. Eddie Merlot’s knows class and customer service! Kudos and thank you! 👏🏽👏🏽
We had very bad service and I am very unhappy. Our waiter was very unaccomodating and rude. He was overheard several times making comments about patrons at other tables. I was baffled at how they allow this type of behavior in a restaurant that charges $75 for prime rib.
Great food and friendly staff. We enjoyed the flavors, from the fresh bread to the main course. Everything is pretty pricey because they give you big portions, which satisfies most people. But in my opinion, fine dining means rich, buttery food and there is no need for Cheesecake Factory portions. Also, if you are not a greedy eater, you feel wasteful. It would be nice if they offered smaller better priced items. I ate 1/4 of my $50 main course and the three of us ate 1/2 of the huge dessert dish.
Everything was great. Kate was our server, and she did an amazing job. She walked us through the recent menu changes, and did a great job of describing them. She sold us on the heirloom tomato salad as a shared plate, and it was phenomenal. She also worked hard to find a bottle of wine to all our liking. The steak was well prepared. And the dessert, the Baked Alaska, was incredible. Eddie Merlot's never disappoints.
Celebrated my fiancé's birthday here. Food was excellent. I recommend the trio of medallions. He ordered the bourbon glaze ribeye and loved it. We had the ahi tuna poke appetizer and I must say it is the best one I've ever had. They had a discounted rate for new menu items which left our bill very reasonable. Our server Cindy was exceptional and never needed to wait for anything but also did not feel bothered by her checking on us. Will definitely dine there again.
My husbands filet was good. My cut of meat was more expensive than his but half of it was inedible. It was very fatty bone in ribeye so when u cut away the fat and the bone, I had about half a piece of meat. The gin and tonics tasted like straight tonic water-they are clearly making a killing on their drinks if they charge that much for so little alcohol. The sides, salad and soup were very average.
Atmosphere and service was good, but the good isn't worth the money. Maybe the fillet, but that's about it.
When you proclaim excellence, you need to deliver. I was not blown away, but I should have been. Our server (Kate) was nice and friendly enough, so no issues there. Our reservation was for 7:30, and we were seated right away in a beautiful location. It was busy, but not excessively. It was after 9:30 before our food came out, and my steak as well as the sides I tried were barely warm. There were long stretches of time where nobody came to our table to refresh drinks or update us on why our food was taking so long. The only thing that made it passable was that our group of 8 enjoys each other's company, and good (expensive) wine was flowing. So I was not pleased that the food took so long, and when it did finally come out, at least mine was not as hot as it should have been. A manager came by all proud of the hash brown presentation, but that was lost on 8 really hungry people. He apologized in passing for the delay, but it was an aside instead of a heartfelt apology. Comping a few drinks or a couple sides would have gone a long way, especially since we spent around $1000. As far as I know, everyone enjoyed their meal. If I return to Pittsburgh, I would give them another chance, because the food was quite good, but if the same problems occur, I'll speak up, and likely not return.
Excellent steak, the ribeye was outstanding. The whole atmosphere was great. Our waiter Michael was the best! Great staff. We debated long and hard on which steak house we would visit while we were in Pittsburgh. We definitely feel like we made the right choice. You won't be disappointed.
We've always enjoyed this restaurant because of the great food, service and ambience. However, they no longer have valet parking. They validate your parking lot ticket but it's not convenient at all to park in the parking garage when there are other options (Eddie V's) with valet service AND live music. The lack of valet service will keep us away in the future.
Eddie Merlot's was a great lunchtime dining experience, and I don't doubt that evening dinners would be equally as good if not better. This was a simple birthday lunch for two. We both ordered the special (beef stuffed portobello mushroom with risotto), which was over-the-top good and probably a bit too large for lunch. That didn't stop us from eating almost the entire serving. My guest asked if she could take home the rest of the bread and the young man bussing the table immediately replied in the affirmative and said that he would get her a fresh loaf so it wouldn't be dry! Who does that?! When our regular server offered to bring a complimentary creme brulee birthday dessert and my guest indicated that she simply could not eat another bite of food, our server suggested that he could pack it up to go. The offer was gratefully accepted. To sum up: meal (fabulous!); service (even better--if that's possible). I will definitely put this on my special occasion (and even not-so-specia-occasion) list! Thank you Eddie Merlot's for helping me provide a memorable lunch for a good friends 60th birthday.
Mike and his crew gave us some of the best service we've ever experienced ... 9 on a scale of 10 only because we had to refill our own wine glasses from our bottle ourselves twice - for this style of restaurant with this many staff attending, they should've attended better to our wine glass levels. Aside from that minor "miss," the food was sterling, the staff a picture of "hospitality," and the atmosphere wonderful!
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