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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
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.
They made me feel so special on my birthday dinner. I usually come here once every couple months because the food is amazing and it quickly became my favorite place to eat. Then they exceeded my expectations even more when I came here to celebrate my birthday.
This was my 3rd visit in as many months. I can't get enough! This time, I brought my son and his wife and daughter (and hubby, who's been before). Everyone LOVED it! We sat outside because we had a 2 year old. It was a nice evening, great service. We started off with the mussels - DELICIOUS! - and everyone ordered their own variation of spicy curry/seafood combination....fried rice, peanut based, panang, etc. The tempura chicken that they fixed our grand was delicious as well! (our only complaint was once the food came out the FLIES descended....)
I took a friend to Merlion for her birthday as a special treat. The food was amazing. The staff was friendly. The wine was tasty. We spent almost two hours there enjoying our meal and chatting. If you're in a hurry, this isn't the place for you. But if you have time to relax and enjoy some delicious dining, give it a try. You won't regret it.
Unfortunately, our experience wasn't up to Merlion's normally excellent standard!
We arrived early for our 8.30 reservation, met our friends and had drinks outside, good so far.
We ordered appetisers which took over 1 hour to arrive!
At 8.30 we were seated at our table, ordered entrees, waited and waited, apologetic staff offered us shots and agreed to refund our appetisers. Apparently there was an extreme lack of kitchen staff.
At 10.15 we were served our long awaited entrees!
I hope Merlion can overcome their staff issues soon.
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