– Eddie Merlot’s – A North Scottsdale Seafood and Steakhouse –
Last month, the newest outpost of Eddie Merlot’s opened its first location in Arizona in North Scottsdale. Most of the other locations can be found in the Midwest.
The upscale restaurant is located in the new retail development on the southwest corner of Scottsdale Road and Pinnacle Peak and is known for prime aged beef and seafood. The bar area is oriented toward the south so patrons can look over the Rawhide wash and enjoy valley and city light views.
As you enter the space, the interior is serene and in desert tones. The dining area is located ahead of you and the bar is to the right after you pass a beautiful glass wine cellar. The friendly hostesses seated us right away and service throughout the meal was attentive and helpful.
We started with the Crab Cakes, which were two generously sized crab cakes served with jalapeno corn and fried sweet potato strings. It was a great way to start off the meal.
For entrees, we had a Filet Mignon, (which is offered in two sizes as well as a bone-in option), the Trio of Filet Medallions and Sesame Ahi Tuna. All of the beef is aged for at least 21 days. The Filet was expertly prepared and the Trio of Medallions was a bit hit. The trio consisted of 3 to 4 ounce steaks and each had its own preparation, which included Oscar-style, Peppercorn and Bacon Gorgonzola. The Ahi was seared perfectly and was delicious.
There is a large selection of sides to choose from and we decided to try the Creamed Spinach and Mashed Potatoes. Both were excellent.
The wine list is deep and there were some great values on the list.
One other thing they offer is a Platinum Club Membership. It is currently priced at $25 and you get a $20 dining credit upon signing up. For every $350 spent, you get another $25 dining credit. You also get members’ only access to bonus point days, special events, birthday and anniversary discounts and more.
Eddie Merlot’s is a great addition to the North Scottsdale dining scene and we look forward to returning.
23207 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85255