Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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'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.
Great Service, Great Food, Highly Recommend!! The waiter even remember the cocktail my daughter likes to order. All the dishes we order are outstanding. The ambience is always nice. It's great for special occasions or just a casual get together. Will be returning as soon as possible.
This was our second visit and again it did not disappoint. Food was very good, especially the lamb and duck. Heat levels were accurately described by our server, who was also very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our Friday night date night and will be back.
Our meal was great as usual. Multiple choices always make decisions difficult for us. The curries are flavorful. Stir fry has abundant fresh vegetables
Their wine list has varietals that allow easy pairings with whatever our food choices happen to be. Tried a new appetizer, crab and chefs rolls, they were tasty.
Reservations for 8:30 and arrived on time, ordered soups and a bottle of wine once the waitier came around. A short time later the wine arrived and we ordered our entree'. Waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. 50 minutes after arriving out soup arrived. No we weren't in a rush and we're enjoying our wine but this was ridiculous. Another 40 mins later and our main courses finally arrived. Nearly 2 hours in to finish a meal is insane. The food is spectacular and that's why we've been been to Merlion several times. It the wait stuff although friendly are seldom seen and always rushed. If the food wasn't so good I would not return.
Excellent Cocktails, Thai Curries, Appetizers, Service. Sign at Door, "Parents your children are expected to sit at the Table", there was Not One person wearing a Baseball Cap either. Just these 2 Observations will make me a regular Diner. For those of you who think I am being a snob....yes I am, and thank you.
We came to celebrate our anniversary and were not disappointed! We chose the chef's table from the menu and it was a good price ($55/each). We started with the mussels, and seriously - they were the best I have ever tasted! I could have jumped in the bowl (and slurped the broth). It was followed by a sweet and sour soup and a chicken/coconut soup. Both were great! Then we had a lump crab and apple salad which we split. It was good, but a bit salty for my taste. (but we RARELY use salt when cooking, so no surprise). Next to the entrees....the shrimp curry was FANTASTIC, and we had a fish that was panfried in panic bread crumbs. It was ok, we loved the veggies and sides with it, but found the fish a bit dry. Again, we do not eat fried food, so that could be why i'm not raving. Dessert was a chocolate chip mini-bundt cake which was delicious - but we were stuffed at this point. The waiter Ryan was fun, knowledgeable and attentive. We will DEFINITELY be back, and can't wait to try more. (oh, and they even decorated our table with roses and hearts) :) Nice touch! Oh, and the wine list was amazing - 2 pages of boutique wines! (great dry martini as well- WHEW, we had a super time) I'm craving those mussels though!
Visited for HRW menu. Food was very good, especially the lamb chop appetizer. Entree portions huge! Opt for the coconut "ice cream" & pass on the chocolate cake dessert.
Very nice wine menu wth attractive pricing.
Service was poor, maybe reflecting the laid back vibe too much.
Fun, funky, place with an eclectic clientele.
Took advantage of restaurant week to sample Merlion. Excellent food. Noise level in bar as we arrived was very high. It was better once seated. Look forward to going again and enjoying the patio when it is cooler. Had an excellent dinner and bottle of wine.
I have been to Merlion multiple times in the past couple of years. The food is always excellent and our service has likewise always been top notch. However, this past Sunday was very disappointing. We arrived on time for our reservations and were sat immediately. It took 10-15 minutes to even be brought water and menus. By the time we were presented with our dinner, an hour and a half had passed. It appeared that the same issue was affecting the other patrons on our side of the restaurant. When we inquired as to the extended waiting period, our server first told us that it was because there was a large table on the other side of the restaurant and then later told us they were short staffed. They were short staffed this night as we had to wave our server down just to refill our water glasses. The food was delicious as always but the overall experience was a disappointment.
We went with another couple on a Friday night during Houston Restaurant Weeks and it very crowded and noisy. We still managed good conversation. The service was slow because of the crowd but that suited us fine. The wine was good and all dishes tasty. Tip: the Level 1 spiciness (out of 5) was mild. If you want any heat at all, go on up to 2 or more.
This is a great restaurant! The atmosphere was great too. My wife and I were excited to celebrate our anniversary at Merlion. Our table was set with fresh roses and they treated us to a bottle of champagne. Food was amazing. Our server Kelly was also amazing. She was very help and took her time to explain to us what Merlion offered and suggested all their specialties. We will definitely be going back!
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.