Elephant Walk, The - Boston
Elephant Walk, The - Boston

Elephant Walk, The - Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.elephantwalk.com/
  • Phone: 6172471500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday 11:30 - 3:00
    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Cambodian, French
  • Executive Chef: Nadsa DeMonteiro
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Whether it's for an informal buffet for 20 in your home or a tented wedding for 100, our award-winning cuisine and personal, attentive service will make for an event to remember. Our standard of excellence allows you to relax with confidence and celebrate with your guests, while our incomparable cuisine elevates the entire experience.

    As a full-service hospitality resource for planning, executing and managing your custom-tailored event, we will help you create for your guests - and yourself - a uniquely delicious, genuinely satisfying and memorable occasion.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Accessible by the Saint Mary's T-stop on the Green Line "C" Branch
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Lunch customers self park in small private lot behind restaurant which is serviced by a valet at dinner.
A word from Elephant Walk, The - Boston
The Elephant Walk serves Award-Winning Cambodian and French cuisine. We also feature strong VEGETARIAN and GLUTEN-FREE menus! With so much depth and breadth to our menus, both exotic and familiar, we have something for just about everyone. Cambodian cooking is beautiful and delicious, but still rare in America. Less hot and sweet than Thai, richer and more complex than Vietnamese, the complex spice pastes that are the foundation of many Cambodian dishes reflect Cambodia’s Indian ancestry. Our Cambodian menu features both traditional Cambodian dishes and originals created by our Chef/Owners Longteine and Nadsa de Monteiro, a Cambodian mother-daughter team born and raised in Phnom Penh. Why French too? Cambodia was a French colony for a century, ending in the 1950s. Consequently, our chef-owners were French-educated and grew up speaking French and enjoying French cuisine too. In other words, our Cambodian-and-French theme is an authentic reflection of…us!
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Elephant Walk, The - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (55)neighborhood gem (44)special occasion (32)good for groups (32)great for lunch (23)romantic (15)notable wine list (13)kid-friendly (11)great for brunch (8)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great food! Ok service
    Dave
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The food as usual was amazing! We only had typical cambodian food, because we came for that. We didn't want to go for the French food, although I'm sure it is as excellent as the cambodian food. The waitress gave us a good service, but was not super enthusiast. We were excepting more of an enthusiast person I guess. Maybe it was a long day. Other than that, the ambiance was amazing, and they even sell a recipe book, which we wanted to buy, but forgot to buy in the end. Amazing restaurant to go to! Loved it, both times I went.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite upscale restaurant
    jeffr1j
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    We've been here a number of times and always have a good experience - even when using a discount coupon. The food and service are both excellent and, if you go early, the noise level is moderate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good lunch spot
    BrooklinerVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Prix fixe for $16 is good value, and food is presented nicely -- sadly, it looked a little better than it tasted (the salmon entree). But a nice spot to meet a friend and linger over conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Walk to the Elephant!
    Out4LunchVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Always a great meal at Elephant Walk - the food is fresh and flavorful and the service is spot-on.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A hidden gem on Beacon near BU
    ipa4meVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Another wonderful meal at Elephant Walk. Our party enjoyed the cabbage salad and mussels as starters. The mussels were superb - flavorful and served in a delicious broth. The cabbage salad was flavorful (and not dominated by the dressing). The Quinoa lasagna was excellent - very filling and surrounded by a tangy red sauce. The Cambodian noodle special was a large portion with an array of delicious flavors from the vegetables. The sweet tangy chicken and rice had a nice complement of flavors from the basil, pineapple and lemongrass. A wonderful meal for which we plan to return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An overall very good experience
    DJKB2007
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    My friends, partner and I took my 17 year old sister out as a belated birthday gift, and we loved the food. We just went for entrees because we had already decided to go elsewhere for dessert. Lighting was a bit dark, but I knew it was just for ambiance. The menu was simple enough to understand. Server was helpful with pronouncing some of the dishes as some of its origins are Cambodian/Khmer. She was also courteous to give us time to think about our choices. Food was a great twist to some traditional Cambodian/Khmer dishes. Overall, a good experience by all of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good first experience
    JenM
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Good food, service was a little slow but better than being rushed, food was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu has French and Cambodian
    MickyMVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    The menu has French and Cambodian sections and deciding among all the delicious options was difficult. The waiter helped decide as they knew the menu very well. Very good fusion restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • loved it!!
    Favabean
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    this is our second time at elephant walk, and we are never disappointed. the food is always good, service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was fantastic. It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The food was fantastic. It is nice to have something that tastes great but isn't like every other restaurant. I highly recommend the mussels appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely
    Mereplaid19
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    I had heard good things about Elephant Walk but had yet to go, so I booked it for a party of 6 for a birthday. I found it to be spacious, cozy and private. We were well attended to by both the waitstaff and the hosts. The prix fixe menu is a steal-I had the Nataing and the Tuna-both were excellent. Recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great as usual but
    KittyVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Food was great as usual but waiter very inattentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice suprise
    Tony
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Godd foos ,the crepe duck was delicous. sevice was slow ,but the food madre up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food!
    manypuddles
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    the food was amazing; we were using a gift certificate and splurged a little and sampled a lot. definitely recommend the mussels as an appetizer--cooked perfectly and the broth was amazingly light and full of flavor (good enough that my husband and I each ate almost 1/2 loaf of bread soaking up the remaining broth). the short rib entree was melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and the noodle dish was fantastic. we did only order from the "Cambodian" entrees, but the French side looked great, too. Wine and martini's were good. the coffee dessert hit the spot after a great meal. service was friendly, but a bit on the slow side...wasn't a problem as we were in no rush.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unparalleled Service
    Mangiamo
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We had a wonderful experience at the Elephant Walk. My wife has a gluten allergy as well as a couple of more food allergies and The Elephant Walk was incredibly accomodating. The food was simply marvelous. We both went with the Fixed Menu as there were plenty of options for gluten free items. The flavors were spectacular in all of the dishes. But what we found to be absolutely superior about the Elephant Walk was the service. Our waitress could not have been friendlier and more engaged in our concerns about the food. She double checked on everything with the kitchen and even told my wife what on my plate she could not eat. This was one of the best dining experiences we have had in while
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • reliably wonderful
    neilk
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    We eat at Elephant Walk every month or six weeks, often with friends and family, and are never disappointed. The mix of French and Cambodian choices is always interesting, unfailingly well prepared, and served by competent and pleasant waitstaff. They are also superb about responding to food-allergy related questions. What's not to like?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner before the game
    susieq
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    My husband and I went for an early dinner before going to the Red Sox clinching game six. Our waitress was fabulous, both in recommending how the food should come and in getting us out on time. We ordered four dishes, three appetizers and the noodle salad. She served the mussels and spring rolls first. Both were delicious and plenty big enough to split. Then came the duck crepe and noodle salad. Both big hits. Left for the game feeling satisfied but not like a blob. They also validated parking at a lot up the street which was a big bonus on game night.Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    JoanneVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    We got seated and it seems to take a et someone to come ask us what we want to drink. But after the waiter came, the rest is quite fast;the food is good and interesting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for the Adventurous
    HLSStudent
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    This place had great ambience and was really fun. Though I was a little nervous to try some of the dishes since I had no idea whether I would like them. But I ended up going with the beef stew like item and loved it. I think this would be a great restaurant for vegetarians or vegans because there were lots of those options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant memories
    pauly
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    I last ate here 20 years ago when I lived in Brookline and was most impressed by the experience. I now live abroad and was passing through Boston so I decided to try the restaurant again. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the quality of food, service, and ambience was undiminished. It is rare to find a restaurant that can live up to its previous high reputation 20 years later despite turnovers of chefs. Outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Meggin
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    I am a student living in Boston and Elephant Walk is somewhere I love to take family when they visit. The food is extremely good and extremely vegetarian/vegan friendly. While I take family members for a nice dinner, Elephant Walk would certainly be a great choice for professional dinners or for couples. Highly recommend the spring rolls (I had the vegan version) and dessert is an absolute must (I get the chocolate caramel tart every time!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was terrible.
    DineOftenVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    The service was terrible. It took forever to get our drink order. We sat for a long time waiting to place our order and receive anything to eat or drink.
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  • Favorite
    YUMMY
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    My favorite restaurant in the South Campus (of BU) area. Been here for dinner as well as lunch, and am always pleased with the combination of flavors as well as the staff. Not too pricy, great for a lunch with an old friend or even a nice celebratory dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cambodian dishes were excelptional.
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Cambodian dishes were excelptional. Flavor popping! Very good value for such good food too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing bad but nothing good
    turi
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    It is a restaurant with medium plates. None of them are to say "this is really good". The service was the same. The most nice person is the valet parking guy. For the same price you could eat in a better restaurant.
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  • Consistent food quality and service
    Marina
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    This is the place in Boston to get French Cambodian food. I have been here many times before for dinner, but this is my first lunch. Lunch reservations on a weekday were not difficult to get, and the food was excellent. I especially recommend the Cambodian salad, with cabbage, shredded chicken, and vegetables in a lime vinaigrette. Not a salad you will find elsewhere, but also healthy if watching calories. The service is excellent--always there when you need them, never hovering when you don't. And if there is no Sox game, then one can also use the parking lot behind the restaurant (although I found street parking.) Lunch also has a 20 dollar prix fixe menu, so I may come back for a longer meal at a great price with my husband.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The cod with ginger was tooooo
    ValerieVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    The cod with ginger was tooooo gingery The shrimp dishes and beef bourgingoiine were quite good as was the cold avocado soup.
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  • good food!
    samm
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    the food here is great. the seared tuna is my favorite dish in boston. my girlfriend loves the cubed beef. they also have that citrus avacado soup that is incredible. the service is always a bit slow here, they are nice and know the menu but they always seem short staffed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We both had the fixed price
    brooklinediners
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    We both had the fixed price menu and enjoyed our selections.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    Carol
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We've frequented Elephant Walk in Boston a handful of times and have always enjoyed our experience. Our waiter was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious as usual. The restaurant offers a three & four course meal which is very reasonable - just make sure to leave room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleased
    UMparentVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    After having been there two weeks prior (a very good experience) a friend suggested we go. We didn't realize it was restaurant week, but did end up ordering from the menu, once I realized the trout was absent from the new menu. The peach salad was just okay; peaches weren't flavorful; but the mussels were extraordinary; the broth was fabulous. I thoroughly enjoyed the cod in a fragrant broth. We shared the passion fruit mousse which was amazing. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    JS37VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    Last few times we've eaten here the food has really gone downhill. Not as flavorful. Unevenly cooked- some items hot others cool. Food seemed reheated.
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  • Lovely atmosphere and wide selectio
    Julieson10
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    Perfect for dining with dietary restrictions / vegetarian / vegan. Great, light, romantic atmosphere with fairly attentive but hands-off service -- good for conversation and a lengthy meal. We went during restaurant week and sampled some delicious items including a few fish dishes for the main entree, yummy desserts, and delicious spring rolls as an appetizer. The wine selection was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised
    SnK84040
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    We just moved into town. Yelp helped us find this place. It is officially one of our top 5 in Boston now. Loved the food, expereince, healthy style options, so many meat and veggie options, and a pallet perfectly designed during a 4 course during Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Varied Menu
    Jenn
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    A nice selection for vegetarian / vegan diets and an entire section for gluten free dining. Definitely options for all. Portions are plenty, I was stuffed after a shared appetizer one piece of bread and my entree. There are three locations in greater Boston / Cambridge. I ate at the downtown Boston location. Nice atmosphere, main dining room and a cozy front section which is brighter and one is able to look out onto the street.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like this restaurant a lot.
    Lovegreatfood
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Like this restaurant a lot. Appetizers were great. Pork Tenderloin was great as wewre the mussels.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A favorite in Boston
    AVAustx
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    I have been a fan of Elephant Walk since dining there while my daughter attended college in Boston. Still very good 13 years later!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been going for years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Went during restaurant week with out of town family. Poor service and food was not notable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ate there for restaurant week.
    Rabbit524
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Ate there for restaurant week. Terrific menu and value. Will definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great. Service subpar
    bunny
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Food was great. Service subpar and table location was irritating and distracting at best
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    I would recommend this to a friend.