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.
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E
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch wait staff, responsive to every need. Great food, wonderful dessert! Very low key lunch spot.

J
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Fabulous Food, Drink and fun. Service was a bit slow, unusual for Eddie Merlot's, but still good. The Ribeye is every time .. excellent, cooked to perfection and plenty for two meals! (Dinner the next night!)

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food the staff and the overall experience was fantastic.
They have a great selection of wine and a good menu for all palettes.

M
Richmond
76 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious food with outstanding service. Thanks Taya who always give us outstanding service

JT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eddie Merlot's is one of the BEST RESTAURANTS in Virginia! The food is beyond delectable! This place is more than incredible!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and amazing food! The restaurant exceeded our expectations. The waiter was quick to correct a small issue with my order and offered me a free dessert to make up for it. Can’t wait to eat here again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We went to Eddie Merlot’s for my mother’s 90th birthday. We were almost the only people in the restaurant, which makes your dining experience feel a bit odd, but allowed for solid service and ease for a large party to converse. I suppose it was due to being a Monday night? Though all was excellent, still not sure if price point reflects the experience.

L
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service from all at the establishment. The ambiance was very good and friendly

B
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

The place was nice . The service was not as great as I thought it was going to be. Our server didn’t take out order, some other server walked up and just took our order, kind of confusing. The food was alright.

GI
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I ordered the Chateaubriand for two and asked for medium doneness. It was served more rare than the filet ordered by our friend. We asked that my wife’s portion be cooked a bit longer but when the server brought it out, it was more than well done. It was my wife’s birthday and she did not want to make an issue. Considering how expensive it was, the chef did not prepare it properly or even make an attempt to remedy the situation. We were very, very disappointed. We originally reserved at DC Prime. Regret changing based on our friends’ recommendation.

SA
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time at Eddie Merlot's and we loved it. The food was to our satisfaction and the service was great. I will recommend it because I will go there again and again.
Shakila

LT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Waiter spilled glass of wine in new sports coat. Was not attended to properly. Now will not pay for the jacket. Entire celebratory meal ruined!

BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We keep on coming back for a reason. Excellent food, attentive (but not too attentive) wait staff, and overall excellent dining experience. We'll be back again.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Very disappointed in this restaurant. It's definitely, no Eddie V's! The server didn't seem knowledgeable of the menu, and didn't seem to be able to answer our questions regarding the menu items. The Waldorf Salad left a lot to be desired. Very sparse on the pecans, apples, and blue cheese crumbles the menu promised.

It took 25 minutes for the filet trio. The oscar was the best since it had a few pieces of crab. The Cedar Plank Salmon was okay, but nothing to write home about. The Jalapeno Scalloped potatoes missed the mark. They like the asparagus and much of the other food lacked seasoning.

Overall not a great experience. The sweet and spicy shrimp was the most flavorful thing although it was soggy and all of the tempura batter fell off when we tried to pick it up with a fork.

The ambiance was the best part. I do wish it was dimmer and had candles on the table. The valet walked over to our table and said "I'm about to go home, so here are your keys. Your vehicle is parked out front". The restaurant wasn't closing for another 30 minutes. I usually go to DC Prime, but made the mistake of switching to this restaurant.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Molly our server was amazing. She knew when to come to table and never interrupted any of our conversations. Truly appreciative of her stellar smile and great service

KM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Mark was excellent. Good choice on wine and very attentive

J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Everything was great but our server was a bit flat.

P
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very expensive for just OK steak. For $100 per guest I would rather eat at Mastro’s or even Ruth’s Chris. Nothing special about this steak.

SD
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! Steaks were the best and our wait station made great wine recommendations to fit our palette.

MS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable. Server (think his name was Jeremy) was informative and friendly, never missed a beat.

We had the Chateaubriand for two, it was cooked and served with perfection. The meat was so tender and melted in your mouth.

The ambience is lovely and it was a great experience.

PM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The food wasn't worth the price we paid. However, our server Jeremy was awesome!

J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal, as usual. Could not have asked for anything more.

AO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and even better service. We truly enjoyed our night out with friends and family!

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was fabulous- did not rush us out of the restaurant

KK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

This was a nice restaurant. Definitely higher end, if you consider the prices. We were a party of 10, which can be difficult. However, some basic items which I expect from a restaurant failed miserably. Had to ask several times to have water glasses refilled. One waiter took the orders, then another waiter came a few minutes later to take orders again. Meals came out at all different times. An appetizer that was forgotten was brought out as we were ordering dessert. One person, whose dinner was delivered much later than the others, just barely started her food when the waiters came passing around dessert menus then hounded us to order dessert. One waiter would get a drink order from two people, then leave, bring those drinks, and go to another person. Just not a peaceful and enjoyable evening for how nice the restaurant was ... expected more.

JH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary, as apparently did the two adjoining tables. Everything was great! I had one of the best steaks I’ve ever had and it was perfectly done. My wife had a small filet with crab meat and shrimp and she enjoyed it thoroughly. We were not ordering any dessert, but received a complimentary one and it was perfect. We will definitely go there again!

T
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

We dined at Eddie Merlot's for a birthday celebration. While the food was good, the overall experience was not. Our server was nice but the service was extremely slow. I could understand the slow service if the restaurant was busy. However, there were very few people in the restaurant. In fact, the manager was present and was only interested in one table. I would have thought someone could have walked through to at least refill our water rather than having to ask multiple times. I had to ask for our check after waiting a long time for our server to return. Will be awhile before we return to this restaurant. There are so many great restaurants in the area that treat their customers so much better!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff!

S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Mark our server was excellent. The only thing that wasn't perfect was where our table was, very close to 2 large groups. So a little less romantic than it could have been. The food was great the company was fantastic. The waitstaff was wonderful. No room for dessert.

MK
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Staff was busy with a larger party in another room. We should of just sat in main dining room instead of a table on the bar side. Now we know.

T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service & the food was excellent. We look forward to returning!

T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jeremy was amazing!!

CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was good just the food took a little bit longer then expected, but nice atmosphere and lovely setting.

k
London
396 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner at Eddie's! Our food and service were excellent. We shared the 10 oz ribeye and it was prepared perfectly and served beautifully. Thanks to all for making it a wonderful experience from cocktails to dessert!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eddie Merlot has a wonderful atmosphere and the food is very flavorful. Do yourself a favor and order any steak. It's very good!

M
Richmond
77 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with outstanding service. Thanks to Taya who always give us outstanding service

MR
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

We ordered the meals from the special “Make a Wish Foundation” menu and the food took forever and was cold. Crab legs were awful. They did not taste good (too salty/fishy tasting) and were not split but they are on regular menu. Asked about splitting them and they said this was a special. Filet was tough too. Will never go back to this restaurant!!!

DF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Food, meh. Carla, great server!! She made it worth it.

SW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent however the food was not. Rib-eye was cooked to order however it was not tender and had a bit too much fattiness.

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