I had diner with 5 study mates 2 weeks ago in Merlot, we ordered the 6-course menu with wines.
Not all of the guys were accustomed to have diner at the better restaurants but they loved the place very much.
The atmosphere is modern / trendy, staff is welcoming you at the door and through the evening very friendly and professional. Because we were catching up good times they kept more to the background which was exactly the right thing without forgetting to make sure that we knew what kind of course and wine we would get.
The food was very good, presented in a perfect way. I did not give this restaurant an excellent rating because in my opinion the food is missing some times the specific finishing touch of a michelin star restaurant. But without doubt I can recommend this restaurant to everybody.
The wines were very good to even excellent.
To summarize a great place to have dinner, we had a great evening which ended after midnight.