Eddie Merlot's - Warrenville Diehl Road - Warrenville
Eddie Merlot's is one of the Midwest's most prominent steakhouse chains and it blends contemporary style with classic accents. It's a brand that was founded in Ohio, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan. Each offers its own local vibe, with the main focus on prime-aged steaks and a hand-selected wine menu.
The menu is identical in each other location, offering raw bar selections, appetizers like sweet and spicy shrimp, plus a host of salads and soups. But with the focus on the steaks, the real stars at Eddie Merlot's are prime New York strip, filet mignon and a dry-aged prime Tomahawk ribeye. Diners looking to amp up their steak selections may choose from enhancements like fried eggs, sauteed crab cake or red wine demi-glace.
Chef-driven signature dishes are also big around Eddie Merlot's. The braised short rib Stroganoff, triple prime meatloaf and gluten-free Meyer lemon chicken are some of the favorites. There is also a kids' menu and gluten-free dishes to note.