Merlion Restaurant

4.9
1150 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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $85.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Only a set menu 2/14/2021, 4 Course $85.00 per person. There is a $50.00 per person deposit when making reservation. This deposit it refundable up until 24 hours of your reservation. If cancelled less than 24 hours you will charged $50.00 per person. Menu can be found at merlionrestaurant.com or Merlion Seabrook Facebook. Come Enjoy a romantic evening with us!!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1150 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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vipSusanM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing! I have celiac and the restaurant does not have a GF menu; however, server was knowledgeable and helped me choose menu items that were safe. Go for the martinis and stay for the food, y’all!

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vipiliketoeat
Houston
77 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to find authentic Thai food in the area. It's a 40 minute drive for us but so worth it! Servers are knowledgable about the menu and happy to guide you. Long list of martinis! Wine list has something for everyone's taste and price point (not steakhouse expensive!!) Fit for foodies but a neighborhood gem. They have basic beef, pork, chicken, fish, seafood proteins and then they have a changing list of game proteins like bison, wild bork, buffalo, antelope. Plenty of vegetarian options as well. Appetizers are shareable.

DO beware of the heat level options they give you. 1 is the least hot and 5 can bend steel. We love spicey food but I only ever get level one heat. Hubs got 1.5 last night and it was more than he wanted.

We'll be back!!

DH
DanielH
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Went on a date with my wife after recently having a kid, and couldnt have picked a better place.

KS
vipKarenS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner. There were actually a few large groups near us of older people who were very loud- but that’s out of the restaurant’s control. I was slightly confused by the mark up price for a limited menu of items that are usually served at a lower cost daily. It was pretty expensive for no NYE exclusive dishes. My only real issue was that our reservation was at 8:30 and they ran out of chocolate cake. We had to eat pumpkin spice ice cream which seemed to me not super seasonally appropriate. The flavors were actually really good, but it was extremely melted and our server apologized profusely for it which was very kind- but not her responsibility to keep ice cream frozen. It just seemed strange that at a place that has such an extensive wine menu that you wouldn’t assume that most people are going choose chocolate cake especially when you’re pairing it with champagne. Chocolate cake is just sexier than melted ice cream soup. Everything else we ate was great, our bar drinks took awhile, but it didn’t ruin the vibe.

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HuiY
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My favorite local restaurant to go whenever I want to treat my best friends and visitors. However, I have to say the food qualify has been getting less impressive. Way too salty in general. And the NYE prefix value of $85 per person was finitely a rip-off. Pity. I don't think I will come back for a very long time.

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CarmenF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It is understood that the menu was a special one due to NYears but for the price we should have had more entree choices. When we reviewed it online we saw dishes that really looked good. We did not see any mention of a set menu.
The place is lovely and wait staff was terrific.

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BRGal
Puerto Vallarta
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Curry was amazing! Service was good also. The noise level was what shocked us. The bar area was insanely loud, like a college dance venue! The whole place was vibrating BOOM BOOM BOOM. It was very loud for people dining in the dining room next door. Really took away from what would have otherwise been a wonderful dinner experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful!

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Billp
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as usual, service was excellent as usual, you should come eat at this place,

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TiffanyL
Houston
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merlion always gets it right! The food and waitstaff are amazing. They have a vibrant and energetic bar (and a great happy hour!) with more intimate and family dining experiences. There is also patio seating. I love that they don’t rush you through your meal but keep a nice pace allowing you to dine, enjoying good food and company. My personal favorites are tempura shrimp, Suara’s fried rice, and my ultimate fave, the raad prick with panko crusted red snapper and scallops (Merlion Signature Dish) with avocado added. They always cook the seafood just right. The scallops melt in your mouth! So delicious! Celebrating a birthday or anniversary? You’ll get spoiled with a dessert and sent home with a bottle of sparkling.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service. Marilyn our waitress gave pefect service. Celebrated a friends birthday and merlions was perfect.

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BacliffBroad
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine list, service, and ambience. Our favorite Thai restaurant in Houston.

CW
CaseyW
Houston
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was amazing. The food, the service, the manager, the drinks, etc. This place never disappoints!

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AshleyH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem in Seabrook! Wonderful atmosphere is classy but fun, and the food is always amazing!! Service is perfectly balanced between keeping a respectful distance for intimacy and keeping touch with the table for a date night. Went previously with my daughter and the staff happily gave us extra attention to make her feel included in the experience.

Final thoughts are we never have been disappointed in anything at Merlion, from the greeting at the door to the dessert drink special!

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InkedupABN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must take a second and acknowledge the culturally diverse and delectable pallet my daughter has for being 15 years old. For her birthday dinner she chose @merlion_on_4th. I went with the New Zealand Mussels in the white wine cream sauce. She chose the seared Ahi tuna with firecracker sauce “it was an off menu special tonight”. For dinner I went with Beef Pad Med Mamuang level 3 spice. She chose the Maine Lobster Panang. I’ve never had a bad meal here but I think she might have out done me in selections. It was so delicious. They had the table decorated and also tossed in a complimentary red velvet mini Bundt cake. I wanna thank @wendyestelle23 reaching out and making sure her birthday dinner was special.

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KandyG
Houston
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great time at Merlion. Excellent food and love the atmosphere.

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LindseyA
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! Best Thai food around, and service is top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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FelixH
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always excellent service and exceptional food and the atmosphere is so inviting.

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viplive2eatanddrink
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Great birthday Celebration Meal. Brook made it even better with the table decoration and the extra good service. WE LOVE MERLIONS

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vipZakk
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always exceptional! I’ve never been disappointed with this restaurant. Our table had the dragon fire dumplings , off the menu seared tuna with fried rice, pad thai, a red curry dish and the special fried rice. What I love most is their Thai chilis are fresh and they will tell you how hot they are before you order so you don’t set your mouth on fire ! Can’t wait for another trip to the Seabrook area to dine again !

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The best Thai food and great drinks.

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CEWNW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ambiance -Upbeat.
Bar - Exceptional
Service- First class
Food - Always delicious
Best kept secret in Seabrook.

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VanessaH
Houston
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always great! A bit loud on a Saturday night, but an excellent evening was enjoyed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Pedro & Berenice are always excellent!

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vipGretchenW
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time with delicious food!

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foodntheatre
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy restaurant for a Wednesday evening, but staff was friendly and food was delicious. Haven't been inside the restaurant for a while, we have just been doing delivery. Everything's great.

TG
vipTravisG
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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Beckya
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and wine as usual!
Wine tasting was a fun event.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service

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DanL
Houston
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous recipes, great bar service and bartenders.

JE
JenniferE
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience! Everything we ordered was delicious!

PA
vipPATTIP
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant and we are foodies! Everything is made from scratch when ordered. The wine list and drink list is impressive also.

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DCDC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merlion always exceeds expectations. The food was delicious and everyone had a wonderful time

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meaganb
Houston
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love eating at Merlion. We came for ladies night for the first time and we had a blast.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the chefs table and it surely didn’t disappoint… and I am one who struggles to allow someone else to make decisions for me, but I could not have picked a better meal myself ❤️

JP
JoshuaP
Houston
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! We have taken friends and they love it too! Food is amazing and it doesn’t matter what you get!

SG
vipShariG
Houston
122 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVE this restaurant. The food is always fantastic and so is the service. Even in you live across town, it is worth the drive and it will quickly become one of your favorites. I have recently discovered their strawberry sticky rice for dessert and it is heavenly!!!

TG
vipTravisG
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun stuff

FAQs

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

Merlion Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1150 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.