Elephant Walk, The - Boston
900 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215Neighborhood:
CambodianPrice: $30 and under
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.
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!Continued
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Elephant Walk, The - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since May 5, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (63)neighborhood gem (54)special occasion (39)good for groups (36)great for lunch (27)romantic (21)notable wine list (15)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (7)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
- Zesty Fresh FlavorOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/27/2014My wife and I enjoyed an anniversary dinner at the Elephant Walk. We had often driven past the restaurant and were always curious as to the typed of food they served. The ambience is very nice, and the service was great. We enjoyed several dishes and enjoyed sharing and sampling each other's food. The Cambodian fare was very nice. I particularly enjoyed the rice garlic soup. For appetizers, the endives with a peanut based sauce was delicious. I had a beef dish and my wife has shrimp. The sauces were very nice, fresh with the right combination of sweet and savory.Special Features:
- Yummy!ChrisCDined on 8/27/2014Delicious! Portions were perfect for me, though may be on the smaller size in comparison to other restaurants. The fusion aspect is creative, and service was A+! The restaurant itself is very lovely as well.Special Features:
- Dine-Out BostonTom58Dined on 8/21/2014We did the $15 lunch for Dine-Out Boston. We had a choice of two courses. We each ordered our own entree and one starter and one dessert which we split. The Rouleaux (two pork spring rolls with side greens & dipping sauce) was very good. The Crevettes Kep Ser Mer (Shrimp & Vegtables in coconut milk) also very good. The Filet de Cabillaud au Gingembre et Haicots de Soja (Cod with ginger) was a little heavy on the soy which overpowered the well prepared cod and soaked the rice. The Mousse aux Fruits de Passion (passion fruit mousse with fresh pineapple) was excellent. All dishes were beautifully arranged and presented. The service was excellent. The value was outstanding.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice for special occasionkelvinDined on 8/19/2014It is restaurant week. Nice scene especially when you sit beside the window. Music warm and low-level enough. You can whisper to your lover. Romantic light and candle-although it is electronic. A group of six sat beside us without making a lot of noises. Waitress beautiful and warm hearted.Special Features:
- Different foodYoungjiDined on 8/19/2014Food was not REALLY TASTY but it was just very different types of food. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for something other than what we normally eat.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good foodgreenDined on 8/18/2014My only negative is that they initially seated our party of three at a two-top, even though we had a reservation and there were plenty of tables. We asked to be moved and we were seated at a four-top with a bench on one side. The food was good and while the menu is tight, there are options that will probably please various tastes. I would definitely go again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DinnerJohnVIPDined on 8/3/2014My dining partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our first dinner. The wine list was great, and the prixe fix was wonderful, many flavors, and nice presentation. Wish I lived in boston as I would go to this dining place a lot. The mousse dessert was incredible as were the rouleaux.Special Features:
- Unusual and deliciousFoodie100VIPDined on 8/1/2014We lived in Boston 20 years ago and the elephant walk was one of our favorite restaurants. When we visited Boston last week, we went back to try it again. It was just as good as we remember. Excellent, fresh and tasty food. Our teenagers even enjoyed it and our youngest ordered off the children's menu. Our favorite dishes were the lac loc and the chicken citronella. Yum!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fine food, helpful staffCelebratingoutDined on 7/27/2014We dined with friends, and were only challenged because the menu had so many offerings that fit out dietary restrictions. One of us complained that her food was too salty. The manager left the dish on the table, but soon returned with a much-improved version. Then he took away the first dish. That was outstanding service! We are so sorry to hear this location will be closing at the end of October, but moving to the South End. That's a bit less convenient for us, but we'll follow the Elephant, for sure!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Elephant Walk is a neighborhood gemMiriamDined on 7/19/2014We were seated quickly. The good arrived in good time. The waiter was polite and helpful. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious. We were allowed to dawdle beyond our meal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Saturday night!NyneveVIPDined on 7/5/2014My boyfriend and I went to Elephant Walk on Saturday night and loved it! We had the mussels for the appetizer and the broth that they were sitting in was delicious. The bread was okay, not the freshest, but tasted amazing when dipped in the broth. My boyfriend got the grilled flat iron steak and I got the crevettes amrita. Both were wonderful, but I was a little jealous of his steak. The mushroom sauce was delightful. After that, we had the creme brulee for dessert. It wasn't the best one I've ever had, but definitely topped off the evening nicely.Special Features:
- Tasty but expensive dinnersausagedogDined on 7/5/2014We started with two specials-- an avocado soup and a brown rice/microgreen/cacao nib salad. It is a disservice to call that salad a "salad," it was so full of flavor and texture I wanted to eat a vat of it. Soup was alright-- extremely sour. We lingered over our appetizers and the bread basket for quite a while, as our server kept going to the table next to ours to chat, instead of coming back to get our entree & wine orders. For entrees, the tofu amrita (veganized from shrimp) had the most delicious sauce, but had more onions than tofu or peppers. The noodle dish my companion got (also a special) was awesome-- sour and salty, with strips of omelette. Neither was that much better than a less-fancy Cambodian joint, though, for the price.Special Features:
- Loved our dinnerCelebratingoutDined on 7/2/2014We were given an Open Table Gift Card. We had to select one restaurant to which we'd want to return a number of times, since the value was so large and you must choose only one restaurant at which to use the full amount. As we were enjoying our meal, we realized we had chosen well. There were many choices, even though we have limited diets. The food was delicious. The host was friendly. Our server was a bit overwhelmed, but no worries, she came through with each request.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Asian/French FusionTheMinnesotaMsVIPDined on 6/30/2014Elephant Walk was recommended to us from A friend who operates a food truck in Minneapolis - it was an excellent recommendation, the combination of flavors are awesome!Special Features:
- enjoyed before Billy Joel concertOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/26/2014Enjoyed the tuna avacado salad and shrimp dishes. My wife especially enjoyed the cambodian dessert sampler. They were different and enjoyable.
- Love cilantroCharlottesville29Dined on 6/19/2014The restaurant begins with a delicious smell of rice. Choices are French and Cambodian, and we went for latter. A citrus and avocado chilled soup was delicious and textured. The main dishes had somewhat similar Thai-related flavors but were simple/elegant to see, a pleasure to eat as the sauce is absorbed into the rice. Service unobtrusive and well timed. Wine choices somewhat expensive, but altogether this is a special but not formal restaurant in an interesting location, well worth it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Love it!DanTheVeganDined on 6/11/2014Great food... great service... great time! I would recommend this restaurant, especially to vegans.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 6/11/2014The food was as usual very good and our waiter was wonderfulSpecial Features:
- Consistent Great Food and Service!NTD217VIPDined on 6/8/2014The team at the Boston location of Elephant Walk is fantastic. They are courteous, responsive and consistently turn out some of the most delicious fare in the city. We have been coming to this location for years and thoroughly have enjoyed every meal. Thank you to a great team. Yum!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 6/6/2014Food was terrific and a great selection. Server treated us as we were a burden. If the server had possessed some social skills it would have been an outstanding experience.Special Features:
- A disappointmentbrooklinegalDined on 6/1/2014Used to love brunch here but hadn't been in awhile. Menu has changed for the worse. Not enough wait staff. On my way! let's were tasteless. No bread or rolls as part if meal. I will not return
- French + Asian = deliciousAMunchieDined on 5/24/2014I've been to three of the Elephant Walk restaurants, and the one on Beacon is my favorite. I usually get the tasting menu and did so again this time. The food was delicious, service was ok, but not fantastic, and it was surprisingly quiet for a Saturday night at 8pm. The combo of French and "Cambodian" makes for a tasty treat and it's hard to go wrong with any of the food options, especially if you are willing to be adventurous and trust in the chef and menu. Some get squeamish when reason of squid ink or whatnot in their food. My advice is to go there, don't stress about the ingredients and savor with an open mind. Foodies will like this place, and need no other intro except I've found quality varies by location.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A special treatBostonboosterDined on 5/19/2014I do not live in Boston, but have two kids in college there. My daughter first went to the restaurant as part of a class she took at Boston College. She took us there the next time we visited, and we have gone there each time we visit ever since. The food is very different, and always delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pretty good but not outstandingAJBBBDined on 5/16/2014The service was superb and the atmosphere festive; the food, however, was a bit underwhelming. The spring roll appetizer with pork was a tasty start. The lamb entree was a bit bland and the pork tenderloin pretty conventional. I would try this restaurant one or two more times but so far it seems overrated.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- TreeVIPDined on 5/10/2014Each and everytime I visit the elephant walk, I love the food and the experience. I come back over and over again. What an array of flavors!Special Features:
- My Favorite Boston RestaurantBerkleeMomDined on 5/10/2014I adore Elephant Walk! Whenever I visit Boston, I make a reservation at Elephant Walk, and I've never been disappointed. The wine list is great. Service is always attentive. The seasonal menus are wonderful, and they always have a few dishes for vegetarians. The summer citrus and avocado soup is outstanding.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Love it!SportsFanDined on 5/7/2014We go to The Elephant Walk often. The service is excellent and the food is outstanding.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 1189 reviews are from the Elephant Walk, The - Boston reviews archive.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 4/26/2014We have been here twice and both times it was very good. Will certainly be back. Parking is available fairly easily.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fancy but mediocre foodFoodIsGoodDined on 4/26/2014I'd heard this was among the best restaurants in town but the Cambodian shrimp was very bland as was the salmon and they were absurdly overpriced for what they were. On the other hand, the cocktails and the duck crepe appetizer were delicious and the ambiance was nice if crowded and noisy.Special Features:
- favorite place for yearsPennyVIPDined on 4/20/2014It was a treat to get to have easter brunch at Elephant Walk. The food is dependably delicious, and the staff is always professional. My out of town family enjoyed it enough to go back the next day.Special Features:
- Great BrunchBrooklineCaroleDined on 4/20/2014We loved our brunch on Sunday at The Elephant Walk...I thought all the food was really delicious, the prices very reasonable and the room very pleasant. No one hurried us and we had a great time!!!!!!Special Features:
- entertaining guest from OhiooutandaboutDined on 4/19/2014Our guests were intrigued by a restaurant that had a dual menu of Cambodian and French entrees. I have been to the Elephant Walk many times over the years and always order the Phnom Phen (?) soup; I recommended this soup to our guests and they agreed it is unique and delicious. Our waiter was helpful with questions regarding the menu and checked in routinely to make sure we had what we needed especially drinks. We were not rushed and I believe our guests took away a good dining experience that they can't get in Cleveland, Ohio.Special Features:
- Great food and flavorsStevedineDined on 4/18/2014This restaurant makes all their food from scratch. If you have any allergies or food ingredient problems they can accommodate you. The food is tasty very well spiced with interesting flavors. The service was great and the attitude of all the employees was great. I highly recommend this restaurant.Special Features:
- Wonderful as alwaysrwinkleyDined on 4/15/2014I've been a fan of Elephant Walk for 15+ years. Beautifully prepared food and great wait staff.Special Features:
- ExcellenttreeohlowDined on 4/11/2014As a vegan I was very happy with there selections of dishes. My date was impressed and we had a great time.Special Features:
- Very pleasantJF02461Dined on 4/6/2014Good food and service. Ran $300 incl tip for 5 adults incl 2 bottles of wine, each person had appetizer or salad or soup + entrée, and 2 desserts. My wife's dish, a kind of risotto, was cold, but that was taken care of quickly and politely. Staff were sensitive to our need to get from there to another occasion at a particular time. Tofu and the risotto type dish were especially good.Special Features:
- Solid local restaurantBzimmaDined on 4/5/2014The food here is almost always top notch but some dishes can occasionally be dry. The french and Cambodian dishes prepared by the Chef are original and tasty. Definitely will be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good foodBostonDined on 4/2/2014Service is a bit slow for workday lunch. But we probably could of spoke up more Food is greatSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- French Cambodian GemTedwDined on 3/30/2014Love this place ! Great food, good cocktails and lovely wine list..Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Loveliest place, amazing foodEnGPDined on 3/29/2014I took my husband here for his birthday dinner because it is one of our most favorite places in Boston. Yet again, it did not disappoint. Must try the Roulaude for an appetizer... we get it every time because we dream about them for days after! I had the steak entree this time (for the first time) and it was unbelievable. We had the tuna cievche for an appetizer as well and it was also to. die. for. There are several options for vegetarian diners as well as meat-eaters. Lots of soft candlelight, wonderfully cozy feel. Our waiter, as usual, was a fantastic help when deciding between two options on the menu. We have never tried the Elephant Walk for brunch or eaten at any other location, but this one for dinner is outstanding!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.