Eddie Merlot’s – food

It seems that vendors always want to go to lunch in the holidays – it really does spur the economy and it’s a chance for me to try new places. The other day we stopped at Eddie Merlot’s in Warrensville, just outside of Naperville and lunched exquisitely.

I started out with their cabernet house wine, it was fruity and very drinkable and complimented the main fillet mignon nicely. The first appetizer, shrimp, was fun, but when it’s served over dry ice it has a special flair.

shrimp cocktail over dry ice -  totally cool

shrimp cocktail over dry ice – totally cool

The sesame calamari was perfectly cooked – soft and tender, one of the best I have had.

perfectly cooked and with three fine sauces

perfectly cooked and with three fine sauces

Then it was the ahi tuna on wonton chips sashimi ( raw ) but nicely seasoned

delicious tuna with a crunch

delicious tuna with a crunch

By now, we were on our second glass of wine, it was a Friday late lunch when the main course arrived, and it was very tender and tasty.

the combination worked very well, Filet Mignon, grilled shrimp, Andouille sausage, Andouille gravy, garlic mashed potatoes

the combination worked very well, Filet Mignon, grilled shrimp, Andouille sausage, Andouille gravy, garlic mashed potatoes

Then for dessert, they bill their carrot cake as “the world’s best” and it was very good. The piece was the size of a brick and we had one for the table that we all shared. This is absolutely a visit again restautant, but priced for special occassions.

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13 Comments on “Eddie Merlot’s – food”

  1. Shannon says:

    When’s the next special occasion? 🙂

  2. Lori Lipsky says:

    I always enjoy your food posts. Looks delicious.

  3. Chatty Owl says:

    Looks yummy indeed! Those prawns would land nicely in my tummy with some chilli sauce 😉

  4. susank456 says:

    It sounded like a great meal. I’m a bit jealous.

  5. That food looks excellent

  6. Resa says:

    Yummy post! Sounds like it’s going to be a great holiday season.


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