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The 300-seat steakhouse Eddie Merlot's will open April 22 at Four Gateway Center, Downtown, in the space formerly occupied by Elements.
The open dining room features accents of copper, maple and cherry wood. There are also two wine rooms, three private dining rooms and a patio.
The Platinum Restaurant Group, based in Fort Wayne, Ind., started the chain in 2001 and has expanded to Cincinnati and Columbus, both in Ohio; Louisville, Ky.; and most recently Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Named for the nickname of founder and wine connoisseur Bill Humphries, the steakhouse has carved a reputation fileting fish, cutting steaks and assembling salads tableside.
Dishes include 7- or 10-ounce prime-cut filet mignon, aged 21 days or a 14-ounce New York Strip, a 22-ounce bone-in rib-eye and a 28-ounce Wagyu Tomahawk rib-eye. Potatoes in several variations, Brussels sprouts and mac and cheese are listed among sides.
Eddie Merlot's will be open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5 to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Lunch service will begin on April 29 with weekday service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To see a full menu or to make a reservation, call 412-235-7676 or visit www.eddiemerlots.com.