Always THE BEST!!
Normal night at Merlion - food was awesome, service was outstanding, and we had a good bottle of wine. No one ever hurries you out the door. Enjoyable evening.
Awesome food as always!
Our experience was so bad that I don’t even want to re-live by writing about it. I just hope that anyone who chooses to frequent this restaurant does not have the night mare we had.
Dinner was fantastic! Sauces on point and decent service it was my Mom’s birthday and she recurved something special to bring home !!
We have come to really love visiting Merlion for a wonderful dinner. My Wife and I revisited Merlion this past Friday and had our favorite dish, Pad Med Mammuang. We love the wide assortment of vegetables in this dish, and the hoison based sauce. We always love sitting on the darker side of the restaurant, with the wonderful paintings and subdued atmosphere. The waitresses on this side are also wonderful; Kirby, Kelly, and Kaitlyn. They are all friendly, polite and professional. It does sometimes take a little long to get our dinner plates, but then the restaurant was super-busy on our last visit. I was sorry to see that they sold some of the artwork that I had come to love on this side of the dining room. Hopefully they'll get some new artwork from the same artist, soon. It's the combination of aspects that makes Merlion so special to us; the atmosphere, friendly servers, excellent array of wines, and the fantastic Thai dishes. I have to admittedly say that I am getting very addicted to Thai food!
Amazing as usual! Love going here for date night!
Great ambience and service. Huge portions and good food. Great location and you don’t have to drive all the way to downtown Houston!
I always enjoy going to Merlion. The food is amazing and I love their martinis.
We have been to a Merlion before and I have to say I was disappointed in this visit. Took over an hour and 15 minutes for our food, getting a second round of drinks was challenging and the noise level was pretty high. I understand that they were busy but the notation I had called about this being a gong away celebration was completely ignored...even when I reiterated it to our waitress when we arrived. I could t actually find a manage to share this feedback with in person 😕
The food was incredible and so was the service!
We met friends for dinner. It is the Houston Restaurant Week, so we were very pleased with the menu choices and the fact that we were able to support a good cause. Wine selection was very good. I look forward to our next dinner there.
We hadn't been to Merlion for a year or so and were pleasantly pleased that the noise level was much better than last time. The food was delicious as always.
Great meal. It was our first time dining at Merlion and we enjoyed our food, service was good and the restaurant is very nice .
Really good venue and great food, will continue to visit there often.
Great food and atmosphere.
It was delicious as always
The food was delicious and the service was excellent. It was our anniversary. We were surprised with dessert and a bottle of champagne. We had a delightful evening.
Our reservations were made for my Husbands 40th Birthday. It was our first visit to the new location. Fabulous design and decor job! Love how roomy the entire establishment was. I didn’t expect any less. We arrived early and was able to sit at the bar for a bit . Bartender Colton was phenomenal at his job. We moved our seating arrangement from outdoor to inside due to the overwhelming Texas heat with no issues. They decorated our table fitted for the 40th occasion. I’m not sure of our waiters name. He was kind but not attentive as we’ve had at Merlion’s in the past. His conversation skills could improve. Overall I give it 2 thumbs up for food & ambiance.
Cons- There was a group seated directly in the middle of the far right closed room where we were seated. The group was obviously seated at a table that didn’t accommodate their party comfortably. The problem was because they were seated directly in the center of the room with a nice group of at least 8 guests.. All three tables dining next to us approached us annoyed with conversation on how inconsiderate that party was to everyone else with a dining party of less than 4 each. I couldn’t have a quiet evening conversing with my husband because I could hear every word that party was saying and laughing about. Understandable friends like to dine together in groups but there’s other places more suitable for that exhaustingly loud type of group. The staff never asked any of them to at lest time it down. Besides that, waiting in line to utilize either of the restrooms was a shock for such a huge establishment it only accommodates two at a time per gender.
Loved it and will be back!
Locks date night - great place !
Was five star all the way except it gets a little loud (it’s a bar also it was our first time there ) but food was awesome we did the chef table and everything we ate was amazing we will be be back soon exploring other options on the menu
Delicious food as always! This was my first time back since moved to a new location and I thought it was so nice!! Service was excellent as well.
Merlion was delicious and the ambiance was modern, warm & welcoming.
You can tell that the chef uses all fresh ingredients in each dish. Will definitely be returning.
Merlion is one of our favorite restaurants! The food, and service are fantastic, and the owners are great people too!
Would have given 5* but the mussel appetizer was very bland and tough otherwise our meal was outstanding we both chose snapper with red curry sauce 2 variations..very good. Fresh spring rolls outstanding. Great wine selection!
This was our first time dining here and it was outstanding! Can not wait to go back
Outstanding start to finish. What an unexpected hidden gem "at the end of the road". Great food and service. They have 5 levels of spice. Be cautious, level 1 was a scorcher, at least for this meal.
We dined at Merlion this past Saturday night, and everything was just wonderful. Two of us had the Pad Med Mammuong; one with chicken, and mine with seafood. My Daughter had Pad Thai with chicken. Everything was just impeccable, from the food, the atmosphere, and the service. Our waitress, Kirby, took very good care of us throughout our entire meal. She also makes perfect Martinis. The grey room is our favorite, and has just the perfect subdued lighting for a romantic meal. Oh, and don't forget to try the appetizers and deserts; we love the shrimp and calamari tempura, and the chicken satay. My girls absolutely love the mango and sticky rice desert, as well. Merlion also has a very varied wine list, with plenty of choices to suit any palate and price range.
We were seated, got our beverages, and got comfortable, then the management had the nerve to come over and re-seat us; apparently they were more important than us. They were loud, so between them and the wall speaker above our table (the speaker pointed onto the deck, we were indoors, so the only thing that penetrated the wall was the deep thumping bass), we couldn't carry on a conversation. I want to know why my money/patronage is second fiddle to others???
The hostess took you guys to the table and she showed you to the 2 top on your left and you guys sat to the right at a 4 top which she didn't see when she walked off. One of owners came and explained that we had a 4 top table that had reserved where you guys had sat and apologized and offered you an other 2 top table in the restaurant. You guys chose the original 2 top the hostess thought you sat at. It was a complete misunderstanding it wasn't to be malicious. Just a misunderstanding.
Merloin has an eclectic decor that allows for casual to business casual. The menu is Thai fusion that has lots of flexibility (ex. 5 or 6 types of curry and then you choose a protein, menu does suggest pairings). Prices for appetizers and entrees are reasonable. Wine selection was good and there is a full bar. Service was good but not excellent - staff was friendly and punctual. Our waitress was not familiar enough with the menu and couldn’t inform choices.
This has been our favorite restaurant for awhile We ate there for the last time, because we are moving......I want to cry.
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience! The ambiance of the restaurant was exactly what I wanted to experience with my family! Our server was so friendly, thank you!! :)
Amazing food and atmosphere. It’s loud so be ready for noise. The seating is very close together as well, but the food and wine make up for it.
The food is always delicious and ample quantity. My first time guests enjoyed their meal too. Conversation was very important to us, so we were satisfied with the noise level.
This is only my second time to experience Thai food and it was out of this world!!! The wait staff was very knowledgeable and polite. My wife and I definitely be coming back here!
Repeat customer. Chef Andrew is always on top form. His cuisine is delicious, the new location lovely and the staff always welcoming.
Food is excellent but service was slow. Thankfully the ambiance is great and we enjoyed our time together, so it was a very pleasant evening.
Awesome food and service!! Spent the night on the patio and it was a wonderful experience not to mention the AMAZING old fashioned!
My wife and I have been going to Merlion for several years and the food has always been outstanding. We've always gotten really good service even during periods when they were very busy. Having reservations ahead of time is a good idea so you don't have to wait. It can get really noisy but then it seems most restaurants are that way these days.