Merlion Restaurant

4.8
948 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 948 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.7
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BorjeA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love this place — mussels are so good
We will go back again

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MikeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom yum soup , Thai goat cheese salad . raad prick ribeye curry OMG to die for

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BillG
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday , and we were looking for a special place with great food. This restaurant filled the bill.

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vipDunjen2
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Love celebrating our special occasions here. It was a belated birthday dinner and they made it so special! Jimmy was great! We did the chef's table. I would recommend this to anyone! Always amazing! You never know what you are going to get but it is always great! We've never had anything we didn't like at Merlion.

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Activaannie
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merlion is always good. Service is excellent and all the curry dishes are amazing (really, everything is good). We were there to celebrate a birthday and they put some confetti and rose petals on the table. Also included a piece of cake for the birthday girl. This is our favorite restaurant.

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Maddie
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food was great, service outstanding but so loud we couldn’t have a conversation. Loud mouth woman at next table made it worse. No social distancing at the bar. It was packed shoulder to shoulder.

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DestineeC
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Showed up to roses on our table. Wendy was a fantastic server. Made great recommendations on our wine selection and meals! It was a great date night!

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SusanC
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had great food and service!! Had one of the owner's red wine, awesome!

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aval
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At the end of a long, hard week, the wonderful food, great service, and relaxing ambience were much needed. Merlion's is a Seabrook treasure!

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ShaneD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was exceptional. The music playing in the dining room was not great (no isolation from other room). No complaints about the food or service.

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PhillipH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael did an excellent job as our server. He never missed a beat. The food was great, but my wife said hers was too spicy and she requested a 1. I got a 3 and it was perfect for me. But I love spicy food.

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FrankS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my first time there and I really enjoyed the ambiance and the food was excellent. It was nice to learn about their daily Happy Hour as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience - owners very friendly - Logan was great at the bar. Great happy hour specials and appetizers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Chef’s table for the first time and it was amazing!

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Ripsky
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fast becoming my fav! I love Thai and Merlion brings traditional flavors with upscale additions. The curries are awesome and the ability to add choice beef or soft shell crab give you the means to make an awesome meal. Great bar to start the meal, service that is attentive without being overbearing make for a great evening. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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PatA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Liz was great ! Sat in bar area then moved out around fire pit ! Such a beautiful place ! Loved the dumplings and pad Thai was best I’ve ever had . Wine was great but a little pricy. But we drank a lot. Will definitely be back again

PA
vipPATTIP
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Merlion is always a special occasion. We have liked everything we've tried and they have a great drink and wine list too.

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DavidS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed at Merlion. Tonight was no exception. Great job Merlion!

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Lorainne
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing as always!!! I always look forward to dinner at Merlion.

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AmyC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food & service- great place to celebrate!

DH
DinnerHound
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our date nights here!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 22 year old son’s Birthday and we had a private room with flower petals and balloon confetti. They gave him a bottle of wine and cake too! They went over and above! Michael our waiter was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best dining experience we have had in a long time. The service and food was amazing!

BD
BDAWG99
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I just don’t get it. It was our second time. Wasn’t impressed the first time, but decided to give it another try. Food is way over priced and way over hyped. It’s just not that memorable for what you pay.

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PeggyE550C
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merlion is our favorite restaurant. Food is always great.. Service is too.. And we always have food to take home..

KS
vipKellyS
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place! We have been coming to Merlion for 10 years. The staff is as wonderful as the food. Raad Prik , their special fried rice and Mango Sticky rice are my favorite!

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TravisG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible place and service. Highly recommend Logan at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and their so accommodating

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is Fantastic. From the food to the service to the ambiance.

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vipJason
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my mother birthday and they decorated the table, provided a very good birthday cake and bottle of sparkling wine for her to take home. They went above and beyond I thought to make the dinner special. Really appreciated it and so did my mother.

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WhitneyB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasantly surprised by Merlion! Everything we got was fantastic. My husband and I ordered the dragon fire dumplings, seared tuna appetizer, goat cheese thai salad, and shrimp pad thai and it was all great. The pad thai is definitely big enough to share (we had leftovers). We were also happy that they carried Singha beer. We'll definitely come back with our family!

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RobertK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brook’s pound cake is the best desert I’ve ever eaten. It should be on the menu everyday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO GOOD!!!

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JEsse
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got to our table as soon as we walked through the door, our waitress was so nice and accommodating, the food was terribly delicious, and the wine was perfect. Didn’t care about the cost because to me the experience with my beautiful date was really all that I could ask for.

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vipFishguy
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Thai place best and freshest food. Great estaurant with a real chef incredible food can’t wait to go back easily located just off 146 near Nasa one.

JM
JamesM
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice location for a quite dinner as well as a nice bar to spice things up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Thai food!

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orpheus32
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is our 2nd time to the new location. They did a great job of COVID protocols. Had tables spaced out and really made you feel like you were having a safe and protected experience. A great wine list and the Chef's Tasting is a true treat. Wonderful place to eat.

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ScotProp
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great ambiance. Great cocktails. Best Thai restaurant.

KB
KyleB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a friendly staff. Good menu choices as well as chefs specials.

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 948 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.