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Merlion Restaurant
Merlion Restaurant

Merlion Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.merlionrestaurant.com
  • Email: brooke@merlionrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (281) 385-9975
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - late
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Lobeck
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine
  • Catering: We can design any kind of catering menu to fit the customers' needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two rooms in our restaurant and can provide private settings.
  • Private Party Contact: Brooke Villanueva (281) 385-9975
  • Entertainment: We have live music during our wine tastings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Meyer
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Merlion Restaurant
You'll be enchanted by this cozy haven nestled in Historic Seabrook - a quaint, yet lavishly appointed Thai destination. The menu offers a culinary tour through Thailand, carefully prepared and executed by Chef Andrew Lobeck, a second-generation virtuoso Thai chef. Expect an impressive wine selection that varies regularly, a lively lounge stocked with a full-bar, and a knowledgeable & friendly staff that will recommend the perfect pairing. The atmosphere is sultry, and an aura of understated elegance prevails. Merlion is a top choice whether you are seeking a romantic dinner for two or for a larger group for a special event.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food here is superb. Just be wary of the heat levels! They take delivery if fresh chilies and crush them complete to add to their recipes. They will warn you if that days batch are especially hot :) Excellent wine menu at reasonable prices as well."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is a great Thai restaurant tucked away in Seabrook. It's a great local restaurant and a great change from the chain restaurants in Clear Lake area. Great food, wonderful service! If going on a weekend, make a reservation! You don't want to miss out on the great restaurant."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We have been going to this restaurant and the location they had before Ike. Andrew has his father's secrets and some of his own. We have been a patron for ~15 years The wine list is extensive, the satay excellent and the Pad Thai, well, the old man hated making it, but we still insisted on ordering it. He once gave us a lecture at our table on selecting something different. It went unheeded.... Andrew is more flexible and we still order the Pad Thai"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Friendly staff, excellent food, and cozy atmosphere - all the elements of a great restaurant."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We recently discovered Merlion tucked away in our neighborhood. The outdoor setting is lovely with a courtyard and nice tables. The inside is kind of shabby chic, but we like it. The wine list is extrodinary and I have found more than one wine on their menu that I didnt know about before. The food can be very spicy or mild - they let you select. Each dish I have ordered had fresh vegatables, seafood and was cooked right. The food takes a little longer to cook so we enjoy a glass of wine while its prepared. Its worth the wait. Service is nice and attentive without being annoying. Be sure to make a reservation or you will be waiting!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Because each order is made personally for you it does take a little longer than most places but it is worth the wait!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "First time to dine at Merlion, recommended by several friends. The food and service were excellent, will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This was the second time to visit Merlion and once again we loved it! Jessica took good care of us & helped us maneuver through the menu choices. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food at Merlion has ALWAYS impressed and every time we try something new, it becomes our new "favorite." The food is always made to order so it is not a place to go if you are in a hurry, this is what makes Merlion so special to us. We can go, relax and enjoy our dining experience without feeling rushed by anyone. This is a great spot that is tucked away from the crowds, but not for long as more and more people discover them it has seen larger and larger crowds."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "You wouldn't expect really good Thai food in a little converted house in a residential neighborhood in Seabrook, but that's what you get. The place is really unique, the opposite of a chain restaurant, especially when it comes to the food, which is made to order. The food is spiced on a scale of one to five stars and my eyes were watering from just a level two, so I'd think twice before asking for four or five stars!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Great place if you like real Thai food. Best in Texas!!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is a hidden gem in the heart of the Bay Area. Took the whole family for a birthday celebration. The personalized service from the owners was heartwarming. This was without a doubt the best Thai food we ever ate. Incredibly flavorful and authentic. Best in Houston!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We have been going to Merlion for over 2 years. I am thai myself and am very picky when it comes to thai food and This by far is the next best thing to my moms cooking. The owner and staff are WONDERFUL. Merlion has become our family tradition every week! I love going to a place where they know what you want before you even walk in and that is Merlion."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The food and wine were amazing as always! We have been coming to this restaurant since it was opened by the current owner's father. We have probably spent 20 of our 23 anniversary dinners here! We love it."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Going to a restaurant with out heating when it's 40 degrees outside isn't my idea of a great dining experience. Had we realized when we walked in that everyone (even staff) was wearing their coats and scarves I'm pretty sure we would have left. The food was good but service was really slow. Lighting in the restaurant is horrible. When guest have to use their cellphones to light up the menu as the young couple seated next to us did I think it's too dark. Definitely need to make some changes before we return."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "best part about night is that we were sat instantly with our reservations...crammed into a corner in uncomfortable seating and the noise was above the normal for any restaurant... So we sat and sat and after about 10-12 minutes we finally got a server and she blamed many big parties that were there...(7:30pm)...order wine and an appetizers...45min later....appetizer comes and we are starving so it takes good...then 1 1/2 into us being there 8:50pm we finally received a plate of rice and was told our food was coming...5min later it came out..The meal was good..we love Thai food and they have lots of goo options...left immediately. I think this place has potential...just don't come hungry or on a Fri/Sat night..."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "It hard to maintain quality restaurant over the long term, but Merlions has mastered the skill. The food is always consistently excellent and the service is first rate. Remember to always get reservations!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My wife convinced me we should go. Didn't expect much when we pulled up. Man was I wrong. The food was awesome. Masamann Curry with Kobe Ribeye cooked perfectly. Nothing else needs to be said."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Great food and good wine selection. Have been a number of times and the food is always consistently good. Give yourself some time, it isn't a place to go if you are in a hurry."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Tucked away in a neighborhood with easy parking. Be sure to ask how hot the peppers are, today a 2 was pretty spicy and a 3 would of been hot. Fun bartenders, good wait staff and great food."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "All of the food was excellent. All of the spice levels were as specified. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The selection of wine and beers was excellent. We got a bottle of Champagne as a gift for my wife's birthday."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Food is very spicy. Let them know how hot you like it. Unfortunately we were seated between some fairly loud groups"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "I love this place! Great folks making wonderful thai food. The curry comes in heat ranges from 1 to 5. Stick with 2 or less unless you are an experienced pepper freak. Fish is fresh. Curry is awesome. Wine list has the right wines to pair with their food."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We have been going here for a few years now and just love it. I do not think we've ever been served a bad meal. It's fabulous for a "grown up" get away, they are more geared to adults, not children, it's nice to have a restaurant that isn't afraid to say control your kids. There's a great fire pit in the courtyard and just a boutique type feel to the old place. We love the warm friendly staff and the welcome home feeling we receive."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Things don't change here - the food is amazing, the wine list is great and always changing, the people are terrific. Tried the Tom Kha soup for the first time... the best I've ever had. I recommend Merlion to everyone I know who might like Thai food! We brought friends with us this time and they enjoyed it as much as we always do!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I ate with 2 friends and they both ordered curry and I ordered an appetizer as my entree. Their dinners came about 7 minutes before mine did and when mine arrived it was not hot anymore. The service was very slow, it took about 10 minutes for our server to come over and introduce herself. She was very nice but young and a little immature. I ordered a bottle of wine and instead of opening it for me to taste she just poured whoever was closest to her. This is one of my pet peeves...If you are going to have a wine list and serve bottles you MUST train you serving staff on the proper way to serve wine."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We've been to merlion many times, for many occasions, with parties of 2 to 20, and we've never been disappointed!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Six of us were celebrating a friends 60th. We were a little loud but it fit right in with the noise level. The food and service were great and the owner/manager gave us a bottle of champaign for the birthday boy. Nice touch. We enjoyed by the open pit fire outside after dinner. Great find Open table. Prices very reasonable."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "It was my first visit to the restaurant. I will definitely return! The entire experience was absolutely delightful."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Without reservation (but not without reservationS), I recommend this restaurant. We are repeat diners and have never had a bad experience. Impressive. From wine to appetizer to main course to the absolutely amazing mango sticky rice, it's worth it."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "If you are looking somewhere a little off the beaten path that is fantastic, Merlion is the place for you. They are willing to talk you through the menu to make sure that everything you order is the right spice level for you. Fantastic service and amazing food!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Terrific food and wait staff. However, the noise level can be very bad due to the relatively small dining rooms and low ceilings. Recommend dining outside if weather permits."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We went here with my in a weeknight with my wife, it was very quiet and intimate. Jessica, our waitress was very attentive to our request and helped us with the wine and dinner selections. The menu has a lot of options from vegetarian, fresh fish and even Kobe beef. We will definitely go back soon."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "This is our favorite special occasion restaurant. The food is awesome and the staff always attend to every detail."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "My husband and I went there for the first time for dinner and it was awesome! The food wass great and the service was impeccable! They treated us like royalty with rose petals on our table and everything. It's a little pricy but worth it and will definitely go back in the near future maybe for a special occasion."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Great dining experience! I had called the day of my reservations to let them know that it was my boyfriends birthday , and when we sat down at our table they had decorated it for us with roses and Happy Birthday confetti , and at the end of our meal brought out a cake large enough for four and had some extra! The service was outstanding as well as the food ! Excellent wine list !"
    Dined on 10/11/2013