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Restaurant Review: Eddie Merlot’s

Full Disclosure:  I paid for this meal with my own money and I was in no way reimbursed for this blog post.  The opinions are completely my own.

The second night that we spend in Louisville, KY, we decided to go out to a nicer place to eat.  We were told that Fourth Street was a good place to look for food, so we headed down the road to see what we could find.  After passing a few restaurants that were possibilities, we landed at Eddie Merlot’s for steak.

We got in and were seated right away (which was kind of surprising for a Friday night).  The atmosphere was cozy and fancy, but not snooty.  The waitstaff knew what they were talking about but did not come across as uptight or snobby – it was kind of refreshing to go to a steakhouse with friendly servers.

I probably only eat steak (really beef in general) 3-4 times a year, and I’d say that I have pretty high standards when it comes to “good” steak.   That being said, I pretty much always get the filet which I know is not always the “best” cut of meat to order, but I really don’t know anything about meat, I just know that the filet is generally tender and not too fatty.

I started with a White Sangria which, of course, was delicious.

Eddie Merlot Sangria

We got bread and butter to start off the meal as well.  Delicious, chewy, soft, warm, bread.  My favorite.

Eddie Merlot Bread

I had a spinach salad to start my meal.  I don’t normally love plain spinach, but I was particularly excited for the fresh strawberries – fresh fruit is often something that I have a hard time finding while traveling.  It was really delicious – and large!  Although it was $7, so I suppose I should have expected it to be that big.  I actually had to force myself to stop eating it to save room for the rest of my food!!

Eddie Merlot's Spinach Salad

For my entree, I had the 6oz filet and a baked potato.

Eddie Merlot's Steak

Eddie Merlot's Potato

The baked potato was good (and it came with all of the “loaded” toppings on the side) but I probably could have done without it.  The steak, salad, and bread were definitely enough to fill me up.  The steak was delicious.  It was cooked perfectly, juicy, and flavorful.  It definitely lived up to my high expectations.

They had many delicious looking desserts that I saw being brought to other tables, but unfortunately we were definitely too full for dessert.  We did, however, enjoy some after dinner mints when out check came out.  It was so good, it melted in my mouth.

Eddie Merlot's Chocolate

The meal was a delicious ending to a day that was filled with work.  The atmosphere is like an “old school” steakhouse, but the waitstaff gives it a younger, fresh vibe.

Taste: A+, everything was delicious – from the bread to the steak.
Cost: B+, it was a little pricey, but not as bad as an ala carte steakhouse can be.  My steak was $26 which definitely isn’t the worst I’ve seen – especially for such a well cooked and delicious meal.

Would I go there again? I’m not sure.  As much as I liked it, I feel like there are other fancy restaurants that I would like to try in the area.  Although I could really go for that spinach salad again right about now….

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3 Responses

  1. Hello Kelly, I work with Eddie Merlot’s, and I wanted to let you know that we posted a link to your review on our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/merlots, and also a link to it on our blog, http://www.eddiemerlots.wordpress.com. Thank you so much for dining with us!

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