Menu highlights and 9 quick things to know about Eddie V’s, the new seafood and steakhouse in Uptown

Menu highlights and 9 quick things to know about Eddie V’s, the new seafood and steakhouse in Uptown
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Eddie V’s, an upscale seafood and steakhouse chain, opens this Friday in the heart of Uptown.

The exact address is 101 S Tryon St (near Essex). Hours are 4-10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Here are 9 quick things you need to know.

(1) It’s fancy inside.

It’s clear that they sank millions into the renovations at this two-story restaurant.

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Main dining area at Eddie V’s. They also have several private dining rooms for the corporate event crowd. 

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Fancy lights hanging from the ceiling down the stairs to the bottom floor

(2) Eddie V’s does live jazz every night.

The three-piece jazz band is located to the right of the large U-shaped bar.

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(3) Their most popular cocktail is the smoked Old Fashioned, served tableside on a smoked plank.

The glass is smoking and the waiter adds the garnishes and then pours the drink at the table. It’s a pretty cool presentation, but not quite as cool as the dramatic smoked Old Fashioned presentation at Zeppelin or Dot Dot Dot.

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Eddie V’s is also know for their wine and has a wine list of 300+.

(4) If you want to go big, you can order “The Big Eddie” ($120) – Alaska king crab legs, Maine lobsters, 8 ahi tuna poke shrimp and 8 oysters. If you’re looking for something smaller, the jumbo lump crab cake ($19) is popular.

Here’s a look at the crab cake. It’s solid, but if you’re crab cake obsessed, check out Clean Catch’s DIY crab cake.

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Eddie V’s also offers oysters ($3 or $4/each or a dozen for $18/$24) and caviar ($75-165).

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Appetizer menu

(5) Darden Restaurants — a publicly traded company that also owns The Capital Grille, LongHorn Steakhouse and Olive Garden — also owns the Eddie V’s brand and its 19 restaurants.

I can verify, it does not taste like Olive Garden, not that there is anything wrong with Olive Garden. (After all, I eat their 1,520-calorie “Italian Nachos”.)

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Tartare of Pacific ahi tuna appetizer

(6) Popular steaks include the 22 oz USDA prime bone-in ribeye ($53) or the bacon-wrapped filets “Oscar” style with Alaskan king crab, grilled asparagus and Béarnaise sauce ($55).

We had the bone-in ribeye.

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Meat menu

(7) Popular seafood dishes include the parmesan sole ($32) or the Chilean sea bass ($46).

We ate the sea bass.

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Seafood menu

(8) The #1 most popular side dish is the crab fried rice with mushrooms and scallions ($14).

Very tasty.

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(9) For dessert, go with their hot chocolate Godiva cake or the “Bananas foster” butter cake flambéed tableside.

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