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Merlion Restaurant, Seabrook, TX

Merlion Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1303 Reviews
$31 to $50
Thai
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Thai, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (281) 385-9975

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Lobeck

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Kemah / Seabrook

  • Cross street

    Bryan Ave

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Spanish Wine Dinner

    $125.00 per person

    Sep 20 - Oct 6, 2022
    Spanish Wine Dinner. $125.00 per person 7pm-10pm. Come join us for a night of amazing wine and food.

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What 1,303 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in our neck of the woods hands down. ♥️
  2. J

    James

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and the food was fantastic. We went for our anniversary and really enjoyed the resturant and the service. Will definitely be back.
  3. PA

    PATTIP

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Merlion never disappoints. It is our favorite restaurant. Same with my foodie friends. YUM!
  4. F

    Foodie33

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very tasty. Heather, Our server was very personable and gave us delicious recommendations. Would definitely like to try some other things on the menu. Would have liked more reposado tequila choices but everything else was great.
  5. FC

    FoyC

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best happy-hour or date spots around. Food is excellent, Service is outstanding.
  6. S

    Sergeant1

    Houston

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food takes a while to come out, but is good when it gets there. My biggest problem with Merlin is that the waiters make their own drinks and there isn’t an experienced bartender. Making a drink from a generic recipe is not a good practice. Also, because the waiters make their own drinks it slows the service down. This is the second visit in a row where the drinks were returned due to low quality.
  7. CJ

    CindyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best Thai food you will ever experience! Kudos to Brooke, Andrew and Bernice for making our twin birthday 🎂 memorable ❤
  8. SB

    SeanB

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Merlion is a great restaurant for a date night or special occasion. We love the food and the service is always over the top. Kathy did an awesome job taking care of us and we will be back soon.
  9. JM

    JohnM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jake was our waiter and he was very personable and attentive.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food service and staff are outstanding!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with family — was so good! Great drinks and great service. Food is a step above and so yummy
  12. KH

    KarenH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Go out of their way to celebrate special occasions.
  13. l

    luv2eatout

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    They were very busy so our server was very slow
  14. A

    Aerocab

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The unique and delicious flavors, curry's and variety of seafood and meat choices and combinations are excellent and sincerely, may be the best of anywhere. Pick your spice level from 1-to-5, but be careful, even level-2 might be too hot for many. Great values and large selections on wines and drinks, as well. The servers and staff are very accommodating and very friendly. We wish the servers would come around the table more often and that the meals would come out sooner; we've ordered appetizers and meals, finished appetizers and ordered additional appetizers to help get through the very long wait for the dinner meal to be served, can take more than an hour, last visit was two hours. So, yes, really great in every way, just don't be in a hurry; relax, order another bottle for the table...
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best happy hour drinks and food. Dinner is also amazing here! Can’t go wrong!
  16. RW

    RoyceW

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening at Merlion. The food was very good, and we enjoyed ourselves. Good service. We chose there Restaurant Week menu and were not disappointed. Plan to go again soon.
  17. AI

    AnnI

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food & waitress service was excellent. They custom make each order so be prepared for a lengthy wait between courses. Worth the wait, just plan accordingly; we were there 2.5 hrs on Saturday night
  18. AB

    AngelaB

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always fresh and delicious. It’s a fun dining experience at Merlion, not a run in and out quick meal. Spice level Is legit!!! Try the Raad Prick with the Pablo crusted red fish!
  19. R

    Redfish

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience all the way around. Everything first class and we will be a repeat customer. LH & JL Fuqua
  20. s

    shannonh

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful time. The food was amazing and our server was top notch. He was very attentive to all tables and never let our drinks get low. I always look forward to a dinner here!
  21. DG

    DarcyG

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy Merlion for our birthdays, anniversaries and enjoy sometimes just sitting at the bar for a more party atmosphere.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual
  23. K

    Kevin

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Houston Restaurant week and our first visit to Merlion. The service and ambiance was outstanding. The food delicious and portions large - in some cases for 2 or even more. My wife and I each had different dishes so we could taste some different items. They were all excellent. We will be back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Merlion is amazing. The food is spectacular, just be prepared to wait for it for a long time.
  25. KA

    KevinA

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place and would eat there everyday if I could.
  26. K

    Kelly

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had the Houston Restaurant Week menu. The shrimp bisque was nice, a little too salty for my taste which meant I couldn't finish it. Glass Noodle salad was amazing. I asked for a spice level of 5 for my curry and the chef definitely delivered! It was tasty. The coconut milk black rice pudding was also good. It would have been great if there was a vegetarian/vegan option for every course as I'm not a fan of meat/fish, but overall it was a good evening.
  27. SC

    ScottC

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and had the best meal and drinks. It was our anniversary and they made it special for us. Great date night place or happy hour spot. Thanks for a great night!
  28. SV

    SteveV

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here fairly regularly. We have never had bad service. The food is always excellent. They also have different spice levels that you can get according to taste.
  29. SP

    ScotProp

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance, best restaurant in the area, never disappoints.
  30. C

    Calpolycat

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing delicious as always!!!
  31. BE

    BigE

    Houston

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Thai style restaurant in old Seabrook. Great menu, outstanding wine list and wonderful ambiance make for a memorable dining experience.
  32. MD

    MickD

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First off, food is incredible. Everything; Appetizers, main dish, desert. Nothing was anything less than superb. Katy was a wonderful waitress. Made sure we had everything we needed, but knew it was our Anniversary dine out so left us alone as needed. Were sat at a cozy corner table looking out at the gulf. Wonderful experience.
  33. RS

    RyanS

    Exclusive

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food, service and fun here! Best Thai restaurant!
  34. LS

    LoriS

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good service! It was very loud and at my age I prefer a more quiet experience. However it was Friday night at dinner time. Maybe earlier and during the work week would be best for us. Again food was so good as was service!!
  35. DW

    DonnaW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    At my last two dining experiences at Merlion, I was seated with a friend at the table immediately inside of the double doors leading from the bar/lounge to the dining room. The noise level from the bar eliminates conversation between two diners sitting at the same table. Our waitress, Marilyn closed the door, but there is so much traffic through that door, which is constantly left open, the problem would not be eliminated. I've been enjoying this restaurant from its original location owned by Chef Andrew's parents Gil and Gabby Lobeck. I followed the business to the next location on Fourth St. and now to the current location. I've been seated at other tables for two in this restaurant, but my recent experiences have almost convinced me to frequent other Thai restaurants in my locale. I'll miss Merlion!

    Merlion RestaurantResponded on August 5, 2022We always encourage guest to let us know if they have an issue. This issue can simply be resolved by us putting in your booking notes that you would like to be seated by a window or in the gold room which isn't used as often as the blue room dining room. Which is a simple fix. If you had let us know while you were dining that you wanted to be moved, we would have accommodated your request. Let me know if you would like for us to add the request to your booking notes. Thank you

  36. CR

    CarolynR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and great service! Loved the creative cocktails!
  37. KT

    KristyT

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Jared was a very informative, witty and efficient waiter. We will definitely ask for him again the next time we return.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their restaurant week menu hits it out of the park!! Absolutely fantastic. And ask for Jason as your waiter. He was great!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely, one of our top restaurants to visit! Our waitress and bartender were very friendly and super helpful with recommendations. The food was delicious! The owner was an outstanding guy who really went out of his way to engage in conversation. We had an an amazing time celebrating two birthdays Saturday evening.
  40. DS

    DanaS

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Merlion Restaurant using the Order Online button. Merlion Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 385-9975.

Merlion Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1303 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Merlion Restaurant

1205 Main St, Seabrook, TX 77586

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bryan Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Kemah / Seabrook

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Thai, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Lobeck

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (281) 385-9975

  • 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

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