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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DM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and service. Good atmosphere.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. This was our first time dining there and we will definitely be returning often. It’s going to become one of our favs considering it is close to home. Typically we go to Tyson’s or DC. Now we have a closer option. Thank you

TL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I had a great Galentine’s Day dinner on February 14th. When we arrived, we were told that there was a 15 minute delay in being seated (which was to be expected on one of the busiest days to dine out in the year). The hosting team worked diligently to make sure the people ahead of us were getting seated as quickly as possible, and we were seated before our newly quoted timeframe.

My friend ordered the Wagyu ribeye that was cooked perfectly medium rare. She said it was the one of the best pieces of meat she has ever had, and the Béarnaise sauce on the side was a delicious pairing. I had the scallops served on top of a purée with peppers: a great creamy/spicy contrast to the naturally sweet scallops.

Dessert (crème brûlée) was more than enough for one person- it was a solid choice with a nice sugar crust that you can crack with a spoon.

My friend and I had a delightful gastronomic experience, and we are already planning for our next visit.

DS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

We ate here on Valentine's Day. We were not impressed with the quality of food. We picked the calamari for our appetizer. It was very sweet and too soggy. It was like eating sweet and sour chicken. The main entrées were bland. For the money, it was not worth it. We prefer Capital Grille for quality and value when it comes to a steak dinner.

JL
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful Valentines Dinner at Eddie Merlot’s. Robert our server was excellent. He made some excellent recommendations that we tried. We started with an excellent Waldorf salad. We also had steaks and scallops. Finishing off with a pineapple cream pie that Robert recommended. Everything was cooked to perfection! We requested to sit at a booth in OpenTable which Eddie’s provided. Wonderful experience. We will be back!

JG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

I went to Eddie Merlot for my 48th wedding anniversary on 2/12/2020. My husbanded wanted to go there because we went there once before when they first opened. We arrived about 6:15 PM. We placed our order and service seem good at first, but it went down hill from there. About 1/2 hour after we arrived, two tables of about 20 plus people came in for dinner. Two tables of 4 came in and a table of 2 came in. This was all 1/2 hour to 45 minutes after we arrived. All those tables were severed their meals before us. No explanation was given. It took at least an hour or more for dinner to be served. I ordered a 20 ounce lobster tail that cost over $70.00 and it was raw when severed. I had to send it back. Also, all the tables were served bread, which we did not receive any. The cost of the meal was well over $250.00. I did not want to make a fuss because it was my anniversary. This was just the worst experience and I would not recommend it to anyone. One other thing, the waiter was like a car salesman. He kept trying to get us to order more things than we needed or wanted. I wanted the dinner to be special, but it was not at all special. I don't know how kitchen's work, but we forgotten and were severed expensive food that was not cooked correctly.

LW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here because we liked it so much the first time. There will be a third!

KJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wayne took great care of us as we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary!

CA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite spot to celebrate special events - great cocktail and wine list, good variety of meals (all delicious), carrot cake is the best!

k
London
404 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Had an excellent dinner at Eddie's! We started with cocktails and wine and shared the wedge salad. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and we shared the cauliflower gratin which was delicious. After dinner we enjoyed dessert and coffee. All very good!

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always!

m
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great. We did the Chateaubriand for two. It had great flavor and was cooked to the temperature we specified. Service was attentive but not overbearing.

OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good time. Staff was excellent

DM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall, the experience was good due to the excellent service provided by our waitress, Meg, and the rest of the staff. The food cane out a bit less hot than we would typically prefer, which was a bit of a misstep. Also, you could see where the staff had attempted to wipe some sauce that splattered to the edge of one entree plate. The ambiance is a little different than the typical steakhouse. There is literally a big screen TV within eyeshot of every seat in the restaurant. All of that being said, we would give Eddie Merlot’s a 2nd chance, but only if we can sit in Meg’s section.

WC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

Lost our order and took 50 mins to receive food. Both entrees were cooked incorrect. One of the two recooked entrees was the wrong meal all together. The manager had no idea what was originally ordered and what was recooked.

For a restaurant that serves prime cuts of steaks, they have no clue how to cook them properly especially for the prices your paying.

LA
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great to try something new and enjoy every bite.

KL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I have to admit that I was skeptical going in. But the food was very good and the service was excellent. Great wine list too.

r
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

We chose Edie Merlot's to celebrate our 50th wedding Anniversary because we thought it would be special. It wasn't. We had a 7:15 reservation. We arrived at 7:15 and were told we would have to wait 10 minutes to be seated. Our server was sub-par. She didn't seem to have her mind on what she was doing and forgot things.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was loud but great food

TM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience3

It was our wedding anniversary, which they knew, they sat us outside the bar, not in the main dining room. Then they gave us a server that was only serving for two days, he was terrible. He actually commented on our age, which was totally inappropriate. Then the food started to come out, the salads were wilted, I had steak and shrimp but the shrimp was not edible, they appeared to be uncooked when they were supposed to be blackened. The only good thing about experience there was the manager, who comped our meal and was very apologetic. The restaurant has really gone downhill since the last time we ate there. It’s definitely not worth the price.

CB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and Cassie is the best server!

NS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

We go here often and the food is usually great, this time it was awful. Soup and salad came at the same time. The ribeyes did not look like ribeye steaks and my order was placed wrong.

J
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual! We both enjoyed the quiet ambiance as well. And the wine was fabulous.

P
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food and we'll prepared. Worth the $.

KE
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Wagyu was a tad over cooked for our liking...wanted Medium Rare and it was more Medium. We will definitely be back and know to order more on the Rare side.

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed my visit and the waitress. She was outstanding and she really took excellent care of us. The food was delicious and the service for everything was great.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience4

New Years eve

MH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The server was excellent. Not impressed with the food , Salomon was too sweet ribe eye was good no side order came with it . Other wise good.

WC
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

It was better than our last visit.

MP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

Very poor service by the server. We waited 1 hour for our desert!!!!

l
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful service and food on a very busy NYE. Keith and Carla did a wonderful job. No complaints.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I made reservations for New Years Eve dinner for my wife and me. Was seated in the bar area. Numerous people standing next to our table as the bar was full. With the level of noise, we couldn’t hear our waitress nor enjoy a conversation. My wife ordered sea bass as that is her favorite dish. The fish came out over cooked on the outside and under cooked on the inside. They did refire the dish. The second dish was cooked properly and include the soy glaze that was not delivered with the first dish. One of the mangers came by and apologized and removed the fish from the bill which was appreciated. The side dishes, brussel sprouts and cauliflower au gratin were under whelming. The brussel sprouts were boiled with little flavor and the au gratin had about a tablespoon of cheese sauce.

Overall, did not meet my expectations for the prices. Will not repeat.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food4Service1Ambience4

We came here and spent over $300 on dinner. Some points we waited over 25 mins looking for our waiter to order dinner. The experience took over 3 hours. Many items were forgotten, drinks weren’t brought out and the bill was wrong. Not sure I will be back.

K
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always good! Matt the GM goes the extra mile each and every time to make our dining experience THE BEST!

RW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Two fillets, one bone in both were raw, lobster was under cooked. When this was brought to the managers attention he made it seem like we didn’t know what we were talking about.
Steaks came back out cooked to order.
We were surprised that a complimentary dessert ,glass of wine, coffee or Apology was not offered.
I have eater there before, and even purchased gift cards. Not sure I will return.

IF
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took the family to celebrate my birthday and New Year's Eve. Eddie's made it really special. Wayne was our server and did a superb job! We started with filet potstickers and the BBQ shrimp. Excellent!! All of us decided on the filet mignon for our entrees. Super tender and flavorful. We had the potato croquettes and the cheesy cauliflower for sides and they were outstanding. Our dessert was an end of a decade knockout! See photo! So happy we celebrated at Eddie Merlot's this year!

m
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

We have dined at Eddie Merlot‘s numerous times and loved it. This, unfortunately was a horrible experience. The waitress, Jess, discouraged each of us were initially ordering. But this was only done to upsell us on a higher priced food item. Every single item we ordered, she negated by saying it wasn’t the best the restaurant had to offer, or that she didn’t personally care for it. Then she would proceed to offer a higher priced item. She also only spoke to my husband when I specifically asked her about the wine list. It took approximately 40 minutes for our entrée to arrive and not one of them was even slightly warm. The impression was that the food sat under warmers in the kitchen and was never bothered to be delivered to our table. Then, once our meals were finally delivered, Jess the waitress, came back to the table numerous times and rudely interrupted our meal by asking, among other questions, “What are you enjoying?” Really?
So disappointing especially since it was a special occasion.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

12/24. Christmas Eve family dinner. Very pleasant evening with great service and food!

GJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner. We had a wonderful time. This is our go to place in the Leesburg/Ashburn area for fine dining. Food was marvelous and our server Jessica did an excellent job! We shared a shrimp cocktail. My husband got the Duroc Pork chops. I got the 10oz filet and we shared creamed spinach side. But for the icing on the cake we shared the brownie with cognac, vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, pecans and raspberries. It was unbelievable good! It was a great evening.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner with the family

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