- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Dragon Fire Dumplings
Chicken and vegetable dumplings served with shrimp and avocado in a ginger soy based sauce
Merlion Thai Peanut Sauce Curry
Red curry made with peanut sauce, shallots and cilantro (Chef suggest with ribeye or seafood combination of shrimp, scallop and crawfish)
Food is always spectacular. Staff is so cool and attentive !
Always outstanding, never had a single complaint. I will always be ready to come back as soon as I leave.
Amazing food and specialty drinks. Fun and friendly service. Great place to have a date night.
Most enjoyable evening meal in a very long time. Outstanding !
Great food, service and ambiance and a surprisingly good wine list!!
Overall a great restaurant for a date night. Our server was excellent. We had high expectations after reading all of the reviews. We really enjoyed the Kao pad, Dragon Fire dumplings, and the butter pecan pound cake. We were disappointed in the calamari and the pad thai- both were pretty bland. You can tell they use high quality ingredients though. The pad thai may have been better if we had ordered it at a higher spice level (we ordered level 1). We will be back to try more!
Excellent food. Only thing that keeps me from giving it 5 stars were the cocktails. They weren't bad, just kind of 'meh'. And despite all the open tables they kept seating everyone right next to each other. Seemed odd. But I can't recommend the food enough. It is excellent.
First time to Merlion. The food was awesome. The service was a little slow but it was 6:30 on a Saturday night. Overall was a great experience!
Another great meal at Merlin. I love that is is a local place with outstanding food. Don’t come here and expect your food on the table in 15 minutes. They don’t start cooking until you order, but when it arrives it will be as you ordered and fresh! Order the corn cakes as soon as you sit down, you will not be disappointed.
Great bar and restaurant! Our server, Bernice was amazing as always!
The best Thai food in the world. Excellent service and variety of food, fresh and the flavor is perfect. I would recommend that you try it even if you've never thought about eating Thai.
Our waiter helped us make great selections. The food was delicious! My martini was fabulous! My husband loved the lager beer as well. Absolutely wonderful! It was very crowded so it took longer than what we like but again, the food and drinks were magnificent!
Our server, Jake, made my sister’s birthday celebration memorable. Small touches that meant so much, from the dessert and centerpiece to the champagne. Yes the food was fantastic and the service impeccable. We plan to return next month.
Food is ALWAYS excellent at Merlion...never had anything I didn't like. Got my favorite, Pad Med Mammung with sirloin and the dragon fire dumplings...YUM!
Our server, Madison, was super attentive, friendly and helpful!
Everything was great except due to large party at restaurant it took abnormally longer to get food. But staff was honest about the delay and kept us informed which eased the wait.
Merlion is a delightful restaurant, to enjoy a Saturday evening meal.
My wife and I made our second visit hear for our 10 year anniversary dinner after eating here for the first time and loving it about a week prior. The service and food were great, and they went above and beyond to make our anniversary special. The great food and service has made loyal customers out of us!
This place is beautiful and it smells wonderful. I can’t understand why food is served that you cannot eat because of the spice level. I asked for .5 and my husband asked for one and he’s Cajun and a regular Pepper Belly. We both felt it was entirely too spicy. To be fair the waitress did warn us that the peppers were running hot but if you’re not an experience to eat or you really don’t know what that means I can’t imagine somebody eating at five and surviving. We did not sit in the bar area I did not realize it was not one big dining room so I was a little disappointed because the bar is the draw. So make note of this also the appetizers were the best things that we ate. He had the coconut shrimp and while it was spicy it was delicious but nothing out of the ordinary or extra special in my opinion. I had beef salad with the sauce on the side. It took so long for our food to come out but I didn’t dare ask them to send it back I hate it but I regretted it the next day. I would recommend going during happy hour and eating appetizers at the bar. We sat the two of us next three or four very large parties and we could not hear each other for most of the time. The decor is absolutely amazing well appointed and we couldn’t of asked for better service. It was a treat and I will definitely try it again without any spice added to my meal.
Food was excellent! Lobster & got cheese dumplings and Por Pia were great appetizers and the Suara’s Fried Rice and Raad Prick with the buffalo ribeye were amazing. To top it off they gave us a lemon raspberry bundt cake for our anniversary. Highly recommend!
Best Thai food in the U.S. Try to move out of your comfort zone and don't just order the Pad Thai or a chicken curry. Everything on the menu is delicious.
Our waitress was amazing and helped us immensely with all of the questions we had since this was our first visit. She was extremely knowledgeable and helped us make the perfect selections. I truly cannot say enough about the food. We had the Dragon Fire Dumplings, Panang, and the Raad Prick. All three were seasons impeccably. We did a level 2 on the curry dishes and it was a perfect amount of heat without overpowering the food. We will definitely be going back!
We hadn’t been there in quite a while but Brooke and Andrew remembered us and came by to see us. Wendy was an awesome server.
I’m assuming Merlion is struggling with hiring wait staff due to COVID just like every restaurant, but our service was horrific. We were in the back corner and the bartender was our waiter. Every time we needed something we had to ask the busser to find our waiter.
This restaurant makes every visit a special occasion. I usually get the thai goat cheese salad and the Tom Kha soup. Last night I added the lamp chop lollipops off the menu special and they were divine. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
We went for a birthday celebration this time. They were a bit short staffed, but it ran as smoothly as one could imagine. Everyone (bartenders, waitstaff, and owner) were pitching in for all jobs with smiles and happy to do so. Our waitress, Christina, was great and ready to communicate that the kitchen was a bit backed up and our order would be slightly delayed. We appreciated that as we all understand that it's challenging times due to recovering from the pandemic.
As always the food was outstanding!
Excellent food and pricing for the experience. It was very busy, thus a hit loud in dining area. Groups of 4 and up were seated at tables. Couples are side by side along the wall, thus a bit cozy. Overall a great place to dine.
We loved our evening out at Merlion. Our waiter, Michael, was amazing! We will definitely return.
This our go to date night spot and we love sitting at the bar! Great service and amazing happy hour specials!
Always a pleasant experience whether in the dining room or the bar.
Great as always!
Bernice was amazing!!!!! Food was unreal. We will be back!
Awesome food! Never disappoints!
Great place, servers were gracious, food was delicious. Will go back.
As good as always! Curries, apps, and fried rice on point. Unique offerings, great umami in dishes. Waitstaff helpful and personable.
Excellent food! The cocktails were so-so, but in all a great experience!
Same as always…consistent! The wine list is awesome!
Merlion never disappoints. It was a birthday night celebration for my best friend and I. From the rose petals on our bar seats to Pedro making amazing adult beverages to the food and dessert, everything was perfect. I highly suggest the Pop Rock & Drop it drink!
Took my daughter for a dinner out without her kids. Merlion did not disappoint. It was incredible as usual.
Truly gourmet Thai food with craft cocktails. Happy hour is the bomb. We are fast becoming regulars. The off the menu crab bisque is perfect. It is hard to stop ordering we always seem to take home leftovers.
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 1042 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 reservations at the moment.