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

Elephant Walk, The - Boston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.elephantwalk.com
  • Phone: (617) 247-1500
  • 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: Cambodian, French, Fusion / Eclectic
  • 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!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We 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!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We 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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My 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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We 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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We 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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Elephant 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!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Enjoyed the tuna avacado salad and shrimp dishes. My wife especially enjoyed the cambodian dessert sampler. They were different and enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The 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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great food... great service... great time! I would recommend this restaurant, especially to vegans."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food was as usual very good and our waiter was wonderful"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The 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!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Food 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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Used 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"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I'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. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I 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."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The 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. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Each 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!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I 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. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We go to The Elephant Walk often. The service is excellent and the food is outstanding."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I'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. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "It 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."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We 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!!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Our 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."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This 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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I've been a fan of Elephant Walk for 15+ years. Beautifully prepared food and great wait staff."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "As a vegan I was very happy with there selections of dishes. My date was impressed and we had a great time."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Good 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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The 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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Service is a bit slow for workday lunch. But we probably could of spoke up more Food is great"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Love this place ! Great food, good cocktails and lovely wine list.."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I 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!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We took our adult kids out to a lovely dinner at The Elephant Walk. First, table ready when we arrived, second: waitress very helpful and Attentive! Third: Spring rolls for an appetizer were delicious and our waitress told us how to eat them with the accompaniments on the platter which was very helpful :-) Salads fresh and tasty. Main dishes came hot, well presented, flavorful and delicious . Food prices were reasonable. We were very satisfied and would Go back again!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Elephant Walk was DELICIOUS. I went with friends for Dine Out Boston and everyone enjoyed their meal. Between us all, we almost ate everything on their Dine Out Boston menu. Definitely plan on going back!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Extremely flavorful, unique, and not too heavy. Everything was wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "If you have friends who are gluten free this is a great place for everyone. No one looses here. Very eclectic menu. Loved it"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I was recommend this place from my coworkers so I decided to go for restaurant week. The food and service was amazing. Now that I found this place I will become a regular."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and the service was great! It wasn't too crowded since we went for lunch and the ambiance was great. Get the loc lac, you won't be sorry."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The Franco-Cambodian menu is a big part of the fun of this restaurant -- intriguing dishes you won't see much of anywhere else. My experience is that the food has always been at least good, and often excellent. The location just outside Kenmore near the St. Mary's stop on the Green Line is convenient and I enjoy the upscale, casual atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I was there with a friend of mine during dine-out boston. we shared everything and got an appetizer, salad, two entrees and two desserts. the aromas from the appetizer and the entrees were amazing and the combinations between the ingredients pretty innovative. we didn't think that the cabbage paired well with the pork and its sauce, but we loved the sauce on the entrees. the wine list, especially the classification between unusual reds and whites, was a nice surprise. the desserts were indifferent, nothing you would remember or look forward to ordering again. the service was ok, probably the waiter was tired or had a bad day (not impolite, but kept forgetting things and seemed in a hurry to close the tab)."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I came in with two friends for the Boston Restaurant Week special, and I was not disappointed. The staff was very friendly about two adjustments to the size of my party, which I definitely appreciated. Once seated, I was impressed by the ambiance we enjoyed all around us. The food, shifting course by course from Cambodian to French and back again, was delicious. I would heartily recommend this restaurant to all comers, and I will be sure to return someday in the near future! Thank you management and staff for a great experience."
    Dined on 3/19/2014