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About 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.
Seabrook, TX 77586
Thai, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
Merlion Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We just happened upon this restaurant when looking for a place to go out late Friday night. It was booked up until 9:00 so that’s when we went. Very charming little house in Seabrook. Friendly staff, owner interacted with guests and personally served us at the bar while we waited to be seated (we arrived early). Our server Ian was extremely helpful in assisting us in choosing what to order. We had the corn cakes appetizer (to die for). Make sure to get a side of peanut sauce with them as suggested by Ian;) I had the green chicken curry and my hubby had Pad Thai with chicken. Both were outstanding, definitely worth the wait for made to order. Very fresh and extremely delicious. Will definitely be back:)
So let me preface these comments by saying that up to this point Merlion was one of my favorite restaurants in the entire Houston area. I have told several friends that they serve the best Thai food I have ever had outside Asia. Wednesday was frankly disappointing to the extent that I almost asked if they had changed the chef / owner. I understand the pressure to maximize Valentines revenues but you should protect your brand and reputation over making a few extra covers. I am now wondering if this was a one off experience or whether Merlion has truly descended from its prior quality into the abyss.
Wow. Excellent Thai dishes, large wine selection, good service and in Seabrook. I'm so happy this award winning restaurant is on my side of town. We had the Dragon Fire Dumplings, Chicken and Beef Satay, Pad Med Mammuang w/ beef (best overall), Kang Keo Waan w/ beef( green curry) Chocolate cake and strawberry cheesecake for dessert. We had a very happy Valentines day.
First of all we had to wait for 1 hour and 20 minutes for the main course to be served. Appetizers came in fast. We ordered the Kang Keo Waan with lamb. Expected the curry, the chilies, the basil and the lomongrass to give the flavour of this dish; unfortunately the coconut milk prevailed. The Pad Pak Man Mun Hoi with beef was too strong on the garlic and too mych salt. The Pad Thai was tasteless. The wine list is extensive, but the way is presented is not user friendly. Needs to be better organized. Have travelled extensively to Thailand for work, this is not Thai cuisine.
Merlion is truly a Thai specialty restaurant having a most extensive wine list "by the glass" to accompany any food. The appetizers, salads and entrees are ALL made with taste thrills you won't find in any other restaurant, assuming you can even find one matching Merlion. Go for it and enjoy a fun evening of taste thrills.
Merlion is the perfect restaurant for a special occasion. In my opinion, the best Thai food in the Houston area with some flare added to traditional Thai dishes (curry, etc.) Merlion maintains an excellent wine selection, with wine available by the glass or bottle from many price points and varietals.
My husband and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Merlion! We've been partaking of Chef Andrew's delicious Thai creations for years and have NEVER been disappointed. The staff is amazing! We've celebrated many birthdays and anniversaries at Merlion and the staff always goes above and beyond!
I had the Merlion curry with jumbo shrimp and my husband had the lump crab fried rice. My meal was perfect and my husband’s was ok. We were really looking forward to coming here for our wedding anniversary so we made a reservation as recommended. We waited 5 minutes at the bar to be greeted and seated. We then waited 25 more minutes to be greeted by our server. Our server was lovely and attempted to make up for the huge wait time. She even threw in a bottle of complimentary cheap champagne, delicious anniversary cake and a top shelf cordial! Unfortunately, it did not make up for the fact that the whole waitstaff did not acknowledge us for 25 minutes and they were not incredibly busy. We also couldn’t help but notice that a lady at a table seated nearby had a hacking cough and wasn’t covering her mouth at all. This was not a romantic dinner, but the food was pretty good. A simple hello and a glass of water would suffice next time if we recover from our experience and give it another try!
I took two friends who had never eaten Thai cuisine. They loved it! The food was fabulous!! The wine affordable. The waitress, (Laney) was knowledgeable. They were impressed and left replete and Thai cuisine believers!!! The Paanang Curry is simply delicious. Great spring rolls. Wonderful dumplings!! I've already made plans to return with another Thai loving friend.
Great experience here at Merlion. Treated us for our Anniversary with rose pedals, champagne, and delicious dessert. (Never had that before) Food was made to order, of course, and very delicious! Waiter was very informative of the menu and wine list. And you have to try the mussels, they’re very good! Definitely recommend this hidden gem in Seabrook. Hats off to the chef, waitstaff, and the manager for making this a night to remember. Will return soon!
Merlin is absolutely FABULOUS! Everything there is so fresh, tasty and unique! My husband and I love Thai and this is our new favorite spot, we cannot wait to take our family here when they come to visit and we will definitely be back many times until then! Wonderful wonderful spot!
Wish I could give them 10 stars! Wonderful food, cannot say enough about the service. Just remember this is not a fast food restaurant. It does take time to get your meal but well worth the wait. Cozy setting so plan on having a glass of wine while you visiting with your guest.
Food was fantastic as always. I had ordered the Raad Prick with the soft shell crab. The chef came out and explained that the soft shell crab did not look good and he would not serve it. He immediately offered a substitute. I really appreciated that. The waiter was very attentive and polite. Merlion has never disappointed.
We've eaten there numerous times over the last couple of years and the food is consistently superb. They have a marvelous wine selection too. It's a bit noisy but like most busy restaurants it's survivable so we look forward to the new building in the hope that it will be a little more quiet.
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