Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire
Blending contemporary style with classic accents of rich leather booths and hardwood, Eddie Merlot's is one of the Midwest's most prominent steakhouse chains. It's a brand that was founded in Columbus, Ohio, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan. Each, of course, offers its own local vibe, with the main focus on prime-aged steaks and a hand-selected wine menu.
The menu is identical to the other locations, offering raw bar selections like chilled Alaskan king crab legs, appetizers like sweet and spicy shrimp, and 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.