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Merlion Restaurant

459 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Thai, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
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Phone number
(281) 385-9975
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andrew Lobeck
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Private party facilities
We have two rooms in our restaurant and can provide private settings.
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Private party contact
Brooke Villanueva: (281) 385-9975
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We can design any kind of catering menu to fit the customers' needs.
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Cross street
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
What 459 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Once again Chef Andrew and the staff at Merlion created a wonderful evening and a great celebration of our anniversary. We chose the Chef's table, 5 courses selected by Andrew from on and off menu items (just tell him what you DON'T like). Everything tasted delicious. Sorry we missed Brook - catch you next time lady.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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:)

Jdelta (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food here is mediocre and super expensive!!! Has great potential, but when I spend $65 per person plus drinks I expect REALLY good food. It was just ok for me, not worth the money.

LarryW (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Have been going to Merlion's since it was Bay Thai. My wife would help Gabby at the original restaurant when help was needed. We have enjoyed it for many years, look forward to the new restaurant opening.

vipMarkTG (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Friends from out of town

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Food (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great place. Food and staff are amazing !!

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great experience!!!

foodntheatre (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Great dining experience in a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy great Thai flavors and fresh food experiences.

vipLATlovesdining (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Great time, great food, great establishment.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Always a great meal at Merlion. Love this place. Andrew and Brooke are great.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Never disappointed! Our favorite go to for dates❤️

Frala (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

My husband and I eat here frequently. We love the ambiance, the friendly wait staff and most of all the delicious, spicy Thai food. (They can make it mild if you need.) Merlion also has an expansive wine list which has never disappointed.

Greg (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Wonderful upscale Thai restaurant. One of my favorite restaurants in Houston.

vipBigE (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Merlion is a hidden gem in old Seabrook, Tx to many Houstonians. A great venue for Thai food, as mild or as spicy as you want. A great wine list. Atmosphere is great. Highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

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!