Lobster Madness!

Our annual lobster event is back!

We’ve continued to refine our menu for our lobster event. This year, we are offering two 1.25 pound lobsters for $39.95, with additional lobsters available for $19.95 each. This wonderful feast will be available on Fridays only beginning March 7 and ending April 19.

Every day in March and April, we will offer additional dishes featuring lobster. Those dishes are:

Lobster bisque $8

Individual servings of Lobster Mac & Cheese $12

Lobster with Pappardelle Pasta $26

Join us for these special selections while they last! Our lobster event is one of the best selling menus we do all year. We expect to book solid on Friday nights. Make your reservations now at the following locations:

CHICAGO AREA
Burr Ridge, 201 Bridewell Drive, 630-468-2098
Lincolnshire, 185 Milwaukee Avenue, 847-276-2000
Warrenville, 28254 Diehl Road (Cantera) at I-88 and Winfield Road, 630-393-1900

OHIO
Cincinnati, 10808 Montgomery Rd. at the I-275 interchange, 513-489-1212
Columbus, 1570 Polaris Parkway at the I-71 interchange, 614-433-7307

INDIANA
Fort Wayne, Ind. 14 and U.S. 24 at Jefferson Pointe, 260-459-2222
Indianapolis, 96th and Keystone, 317-846-8303

KENTUCKY
Louisville, 455 S. Fourth Street, Suite 102, 502-584-3266

MICHIGAN
Bloomfield Hills, 37000 Woodward Ave., 248- 712-4095

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Spring Prix Fixe menu is here

Each spring, we offer a prix fixe menu that is designed to celebrate the end of winter (please!) and offer a selection of items at price points that will appeal to a variety of diners.

The special menu is offered through April 19. Choose one item from each of three courses for only $32.95.

First course
BBQ Chicken flatbread
Caesar Salad
Cup of Lobster Bisque
Tuna Wontons

Cedar Planked Salmon

Cedar Planked Salmon

Second course
Half roasted chicken
Prime Beef Brochette
Trout Almondine
Cedar Planked Salmon

Third Course
Apple Pie Bread Pudding
Chocolate Pots de Creme
Sorbet

Pair with this meal Mohua Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand or Cono Sur Reserva Especial Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile for $10 per glass or $40 per bottle, wonderful wines at terrific prices.

It’s been a long winter. Won’t you join us in toasting to the beginning of Spring? Make your reservation now:

CHICAGO AREA
Burr Ridge, 201 Bridewell Drive, 630-468-2098
Lincolnshire, 185 Milwaukee Avenue, 847-276-2000
Warrenville, 28254 Diehl Road (Cantera) at I-88 and Winfield Road, 630-393-1900

OHIO
Cincinnati, 10808 Montgomery Rd. at the I-275 interchange, 513-489-1212
Columbus, 1570 Polaris Parkway at the I-71 interchange, 614-433-7307

INDIANA
Fort Wayne, Ind. 14 and U.S. 24 at Jefferson Pointe, 260-459-2222
Indianapolis, 96th and Keystone, 317-846-8303

KENTUCKY
Louisville, 455 S. Fourth Street, Suite 102, 502-584-3266

MICHIGAN
Bloomfield Hills, 37000 Woodward Ave., 248- 712-4095

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Join us for Cakes and Cocktails

A toast: To a great setting

A toast: To a great setting

We’re delighted to host bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and weddings at our locations. It’s among our favorite things to do. Each of our locations will be hosting gatherings in the upcoming weeks to give you a taste of what we offer for these events. If you’re getting married in 2014 – or beyond – join us for complimentary cocktails and small bite desserts.

Reservations are required. When calling to RSVP, please ask for the sales manager. You may leave an RSVP on the sales manager’s voicemail, but please leave your phone number. Hope to see you there!

Locations and dates

Fort Wayne (Jefferson Pointe): February 24, 5:30 to 7 p.m. RSVP to (260) 459-2222.

Burr Ridge (201 Bridewell Drive): February 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP to  (630) 468-2098.

Warrenville (28254 Diehl Road): February 27, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. RSVP to (630) 393-1900.

Indianapolis (96th and Keystone):  February 28, 5:30 to 7 p.m. RSVP to (317) 846-8303.

Columbus (1570 Polaris Parkway): February 28, 5:30 to 7 p.m. RSVP to (614) 433-7307.

Bloomfield Hills (37000 Woodward Ave.): March 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. RSVP to (248) 712-4095

Cincinnati (10808 Montgomery Road), March 20: 6 to 8 p.m. RSVP to (513) 489-1212

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Our Valentine’s Week menu

Valentine’s week is one of our busiest all year. We’ve prepared a special menu for those who want to celebrate with us. If you do not have your reservation for Valentine’s Day (or any time that week), you really need to do so as soon as possible. They’re already getting tight at many of our locations. Thursday (Feb. 13) and Sunday (Feb. 15) are great alternatives to Valentine’s Day, and far less hectic, if your plans are flexible.

You can read all about the special menu below:

Filet and Crab Cake - 42

7 oz. Filet Mignon with a sautéed lump and colossal crabmeat cake

Farm-raised Elk Chop - 42
Farm-raised and naturally lean elk chop seasoned with Dijon mustard accompanied with roasted and fried fennel and mushroom Cabernet sauce

Bison Ribeye Steak - 43
12 oz. naturally lean, rich in flavor topped with Maître d’Hôtel butter

Twin Lobster Tails - 68
Two broiled 10 oz. cold water Lobster Tails served with drawn butter

Surf and Turf - 93
16 oz. bone-in Filet Mignon and a 10 oz. cold-water Lobster Tail

Peanut Butter Cup – 9
Layers of rich chocolate and peanut butter 1lling topped with a peanut tuille
and caramel ice cream.

Wine Features

Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune, Burgundy
Glass: $13
Bottle $49

“A very pleasant wine. Bright, clear red color. Aromas are surprising in their intensity and fruit. On the palate, a tender, supple, graceful, round body. Very flavorful in the aftertaste, with a hint of blackberry jam. When the wine gets older, wild blackberry is the dominant aroma. After three or five years, the wine takes on a distinctive smell of truffle and undergrowth evolving towards notes of venison.”    -Véronique Drouhin-Boss

Reservations:

Guests are encouraged to make reservations online at EddieMerlots.com, or by calling Eddie Merlot’s at one of these locations:

Chicago area

  • Burr Ridge, 201 Bridewell Drive, 630-468-2098
  • Lincolnshire, 185 Milwaukee Avenue, 847-276-2000
  • Warrenville, 28254 Diehl Road (Cantera) at I-88 and Winfield Road, 630-393-1900

Ohio

  • Cincinnati, 10808 Montgomery Rd. at the I-275 interchange, 513-489-1212
  • Columbus, 1570 Polaris Parkway at the I-71 interchange, 614-433-7307

Indiana

  • Fort Wayne, Ind. 14 and U.S. 24 at Jefferson Pointe, 260-459-2222
  • Indianapolis, 96th and Keystone, 317-846-8303

Kentucky

  • Louisville, 455 S. Fourth Street, Suite 102, 502-584-3266

Michigan

  • Bloomfield Hills, 37000 Woodward Ave., 248- 712-4095
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Beef and Burgundy: Our best for winter

Veal Chop Dijonnaise

Veal Chop Dijonnaise

Eddie Merlot’s brings you our best with our Beef and Burgundy features, starting at $24 and available exclusively through February 9, 2014. Enjoy the following features at tempting prices:

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon – $24: Tender braised beef shortribs with roasted mushrooms, cippolini onions and Burgundy wine.

Winemaker’s Steak – $32: Twin Filets with a rich burgundy pan sauce enhanced with prosciutto, mushrooms and shallots.

Steak au Poivre – $39: All Natural New York Strip encrusted with peppercorns, flashed with Cognac then finished demi glace.

Steak Diane – $32: Twin Filet medallions served with a traditional Diane Sauce of mushrooms, cognac, butter, veal stock, cream, mustard, and thyme.

Veal Chop Dijonnaise – $37: Grilled chop in a Dijon mustard sauce with cippollini onions and wild mushrooms.

Add the perfect complement to your meal with a glass of Joseph Drouhin Chorey-Les-Beaune for only $13. Or, enjoy a bottle for just $49.

Guests are encouraged to make reservations online at EddieMerlots.com, or by calling Eddie Merlot’s at one of these locations:

Chicago area

  • Burr Ridge, 201 Bridewell Drive, 630-468-2098
  • Lincolnshire, 185 Milwaukee Avenue, 847-276-2000
  • Warrenville, 28254 Diehl Road (Cantera) at I-88 and Winfield Road, 630-393-1900

Ohio

  • Cincinnati, 10808 Montgomery Rd. at the I-275 interchange, 513-489-1212
  • Columbus, 1570 Polaris Parkway at the I-71 interchange, 614-433-7307

Indiana

  • Fort Wayne, Ind. 14 and U.S. 24 at Jefferson Pointe, 260-459-2222
  • Indianapolis, 96th and Keystone, 317-846-8303

Kentucky

  • Louisville, 455 S. Fourth Street, Suite 102, 502-584-3266

Michigan

  • Bloomfield Hills, 37000 Woodward Ave., 248- 712-4095
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Holiday menu available through January 2

Each December, we prepare a  holiday menu designed to last all the way through New Year’s. This year’s holiday menu has some wonderful features. Read on for an overview.

Tournedos Forestière - 36
Bacon-wrapped filet medallions topped with mushroom shallot demi-glace

Farm-raised Elk Chop - 42
Farm-raised and naturally lean elk chop seasoned with Dijon mustard accompanied with roasted and fried fennel and mushroom Cabernet sauce

Bison Ribeye Steak - 43
12 oz. naturally lean and rich in flavor, grilled then topped with Maitre D’Hotel butter.

Tableside Dover Sole - 49
Sautéed whole Dover sole presented tableside with a garlic and lemon beurre blanc

Surf and Turf - 89
16 oz. bone-in Filet Mignon and a 10-12 oz. Coldwater Lobster Tail

Crème Brulee French Toast – 9

WINE FEATURES

2012 Migration Russian River Chardonnay
$16 by the glass; $60 by the bottle

Stone fruit aromas of nectarine and peach, inviting layers of orange blossom, crème brûlée, toasted marshmallow, fennel and hints of sweet vanilla oak.  Scrumptious.

Duckhorn Merlot

Duckhorn Merlot

2011 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot
$21 by the glass; $78 by the bottle

This vintage has delivered a beautifully fragrant wine with layered aromas of blackberry, cassis, cinnamon cake, anise, cardamom, tobacco and mocha. On the palate, it is soft and smooth with blueberry and bittersweet chocolate flavors.

2010 Paraduxx Napa Valley “Z” Red Blend
$21 by the glass; $78 by the bottle
Wine Enthusiast – 90 pts.

Fusing robust flavors of California’s native Zinfandel with the grandeur of Cabernet Sauvignon, the Z Blend embraces the best of both varietals. Unique combination results in a wine with rich, full fruit flavors abundant blackberry jam, bramble and holiday spice flavors.

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Click, shop, holidays done

Eddie Merlot's cookbook

Eddie Merlot’s cookbook

Every year, we all get those gifts that leave us puzzled. We wonder what exactly compelled someone to purchase the thing that they did.

And we don’t want to be one of those people that gave a puzzling gift. No one wants to be that person who got it all wrong.

The gift of food will never disappoint, particularly for a dedicated food aficionado. We’ve got a selection of gifts that will thrill anybody. We’ve mentioned previously that we’re offering a deal on gift cards: spend $100 and get a $25 bonus card free. (You can find details on that here.)

But we’ve got a lot of other options. Here’s a quick rundown of our online store, which you can find on our web site, here.

Eddie Merlot’s Cookbook. Find almost every recipe we’ve ever done in this comprehensive and beautifully photographed cookbook. You’ll discover the secrets behind some of our most popular dishes and cooking tips. $29.95.

Steak knives. A set of four steak knives engraved with the Eddie Merlot’s logo come in a handsome gift box. You’ll love it, and anyone who loves a great steak will, too. $59.95

Our steak sauce and seasoning

Our steak sauce and seasoning

Steak sauce and seasoning. Our private label steak sauce and seasoning is available online. Pair it with the steak knives or the cookbook, if you’d like, for a nicely themed gift. $16.95

Steaks. We sell our famous steaks (uncooked) online. Cuts include Filet Mignon, New York Strip, Rib Eye and Bone-In Ribeye. Prices vary. Steaks, of course, need refrigeration until it’s time to cook.

In our restaurants, you can purchase our famous private label wine, which also makes a great gift, especially for those who have everything, or take a bottle to a holiday party.

Just a quick note about buying from us online: Orders received after 3 p.m. EST will be shipped the next business day.  Orders received after 3 p.m. EST on Friday, December 20 cannot be guaranteed to arrive before December 24. For an additional $5.00 we can overnight your gift card order for guaranteed delivery by December 25, 2013. Orders after 10 a.m. EST on December 23 cannot be guaranteed.

It’s a very short holiday season this year, so get clicking!

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