One Loudoun Introduces Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef And Seafood Restaurant: A Fine Dining Experience Set to Open Fall 2015

Ashburn, Virginia, February 4, 2015 One Loudoun is proud to introduce Eddie Merlot’s, a premier steakhouse known for high-end service, hand-cut prime beef, fresh seafood, and an extensive wine selection.

The addition of the popular “white tablecloth” restaurant will be the first fine-dining concept for One Loudoun and first location in the Washington, D.C. market. The Platinum Restaurant Group, based in Fort Wayne, Ind., opened Eddie Merlot’s in 2001 and has since expanded the restaurant series to Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Colorado.

Set to open fall 2015, the 11,000 square-foot restaurant has a reputation for its unique tableside service with Chateaubriand and Bananas Foster. Dish options will include a

7- or 10-ounce prime-cut filet mignon, aged 21 days, a 14-ounce Prime New York Strip, a 20-ounce bone-in Bison rib-eye, and a 32-ounce Wagyu Tomahawk rib-eye.

The renowned steakhouse is named after founder and wine connoisseur Bill Humphries’s nickname and prides itself on delivering exceptional service and an unparalleled atmosphere. The new One Loudoun location will follow suit, featuring valet parking, warm décor, and an extensive wine list.

“We’re thrilled to welcome one of America’s premier steakhouses to One Loudoun,” said Bill May, Vice President of Miller & Smith and Managing Director of One Loudoun. “Eddie Merlot’s offers one-of-a-kind service and world-class facilities that will fulfill the increasing desire for high-end restaurant options and exceptional dining experiences in Loudoun County.”

Eddie Merlot’s is joining the growing slate of new One Loudoun restaurant options including: Bryan Voltaggio’s Family Meal, Matchbox, Redskins Grille, Okada Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Pind Modern Indian Cuisine, Sense of Thai St., and the highly-anticipated 10,000 square-foot Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande, to create the best dining destination in Loudoun County.

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About One Loudoun:

One Loudoun is a premier 358-acre omni-use, masterplanned community in Loudoun County, Virginia, that will feature 1,040 homes, 702,000 square feet of retail including fine dining, upscale shopping and movie theater, a luxury hotel, nearly three million square feet of office space, a clubhouse with pool and an amphitheater – all surrounded by approximately 150 acres of public land with miles of walking trails. One Loudoun’s mixed-use Downtown district opened in spring 2013 and continues to add new tenants.

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