Elephant Bar Restaurant - Albuquerque

4.3
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153 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
Beginning July 13th, 2020 Elephant Bar will be open for patio seating and To-Go orders (Grub-Hub, Uber Eats, Door Dash and call in orders). We look forward to seeing you! Reservations are encouraged.

Elephant Bar Restaurant is a scratch-kitchen specializing in globally-inspired dishes and traditional, American fare. Our food is all made from scratch using the best, locally-sourced ingredients available. All of our cocktails are made fresh when you order, handcrafted in-house by our mixologists.

We’ve kept the same, great Elephant Bar Restaurant exclusives you’ve come to love…but made them better, using only made-from- scratch methods and high-quality ingredients. Better menu items, new craft cocktails, new wine list, and new brunch cocktails. We’ve completely evolved. We can't wait to see you soon!
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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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TomC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a delightful evening at the Elephant Bar. We had an early reservation (5:30) and almost had the place to ourselves. Once we navigated the online menu, the order was taken and food promptly served. Food done to perfection.

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Jlperalta1833
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was happy with the service, drinks and atmosphere but was not happy with limited menu.

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vipSMAt
New Mexico
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with the times, Elephant Bar was delightful. And, I love that they continue to treat you like family, in addition to delicious food... Thank you...

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken lettuce wraps were excellent! My out-of-town guests really enjoyed their meal and the ambiance as well.

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RandyB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Fish was greasy and overdone. Chicken sandwich was soggy. Dissatisfied.

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DavidBW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service for dinner. He was attentive without hovering and was always available for a question or help. Gave great advice for our selections.

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LorraineS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service and ambiance were great but the food was substandard. I had the crab salad. Greens were fresh very little crab that tasted more like tuna. Martini was excellent. I suggest going for small bites if you’re planning a get together because you will be able to talk with each other.

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vipTopCat
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Steak was delicious. Turkey burger was meh. They never brought our appetizers. The waiter made it seem like he was doing us a big favour by not charging for the appetizers that never arrived. He said he’d try to get our dessert comped, because he forgot the appetizers, but made sure we only ordered one dessert for the two of us to share.

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BradM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Waited for 25 minutes for cocktails with some ridiculous excuse that they couldn’t find a martini glass (?!?)
Food was average at best. Ambiance was nice and the restaurant was warm and not too loud.
Overall experience was summed up by the apologies from the manager saying they were sorry that our service had been so poor.
I will not be returning to this establishment anytime soon.

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ENIYAVARMAN
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You Guys Rocks!!! Food was Great. The Chicken and Shrimp Jumbalaya was Mouth Watering!!!!

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We were out celebrating daughters 21st birthday! Food was very good, we had a bad waiter, no refiles on drinks. we waited about 15 minutes after meal was complete for waiter to go to our table. We were going to order desert but waiter was really slow never offered desert, we just decided to ask for bill and called it an end to dinner.

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InaB
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I used to really enjoy the Elephant Grill. At this visit I though the food was not very good, and it was overpriced. My friend got a vegetable stir fry, and two thirds of the plate was covered with wonton strips. There was a fairly small strip in the middle of the plate that was the stir fry and rice. That was priced at $13.99. I ordered the salmon tempura roll, which used to be delicious. It was okay, but nearly as fresh and flavorful as it used to be. The atmosphere in the restaurant is pleasant, and the servers were good, but they need to improve food quality and price.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Have to say the appetizer platter was awful! Service was the same. We didn’t even finish our meal and was given the check. Waiter was reminded 3 times I actually came in for the dessert. He laughed and said I’ll get your desert. After 15 minutes he brought it packaged up and it was frozen solid. Nothing like the picture of the mud pie. We did even say the meal was bad and desert was frozen. After paying they had to credit the desert. Very unfortunate it was a bad experience we’re not from here and tried it and was disappointed.

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MarkE
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very nice Thanksgiving meal. The restaurant is lovely and inviting.

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Midnitesun
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first year here for our Thanksgiving meal, not our last by far. Both the traditional Thanksgiving meal and the Turkey Sandwich were AH-MAY-ZING. Even reheated a couple of days later, the food tasted very good. Excellent service and excellent meal, we will return.

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Tsch
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Turkey dinner was first rate! Service was the best!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our Waitress was a bit overwhelmed, but overall it was good.

JM
JannetM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service! The food was great! Party of 12 Every one was happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met my friends that I have known since 4th grade. We got together in Albuquerque when I was visiting. Great happy hour prices. Fun times laughing about old memories.

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KarynL
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizer was slow to come out & manager came over to apologize & when it arrived after my entrée, she took it off the bill. It was excellent customer service & the food was great also. Will certainly go back next time I travel to ABQ.

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DavidC
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Skimpy portions. Expensive.

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Elephant Bar for years. We decided to check out the "New" Happy Hour. The $6 bites are a rip off! I ordered coconut chicken and got five little shrimp the size of my pinky. My husband ordered shrimp tempura roll, again, 5 little slices. I did like my $2 gin and tonic but my husband was disappointed that margaritas aren't on happy hour anymore. There's other places to go that offer a much better happy hour.

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WayneC
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just popped in for a bite and had a great time

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TonN
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Soba noodles were not so fresh looking. Presentation was minimal. The vegetables were dried. Portion was a good amount. I’ll would come back and try other dishes on the menu.

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BradG
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety on the menu. Good prices. Really enjoyed the "uptown" atmosphere.

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EllenD
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my son's birthday and the wait staff was wonderful, giving both him and his 5-year-old son a complementary dessert! Great service and tasty food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We sat at the table for 15 minutes before ever seeing a server. Service was very slow throughout the whole evening.

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Okay
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was not good they switched servers first server didn’t listen to orders and brought out whatever for drinks and then took forever to get drinks forgot appetizer portions were all over the place when people ordered same thing.

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vipDemetris
New Mexico
37 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service. Another birthday celebration with my friends was so special, thanks to them and every team member who had anything to do with our meals. I used my free birthday dessert and a $10 Elephant Bar Reward for this meal and made the Brunch even more special (not gonna lie!) I love your Shrimp and Chicken Jambalaya 💖💖💖

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noble was great, as were the rest of the staff that we had interaction with

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Carla
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

It was great because they were able to seat and serve a large group for Mothers Day. The table was ready and we were able to get right in. The seating was a little tight and we had young children as well as a stroller for a handicapped child so that was a little hare. The waitress was good but it took a little while before the food came and the kids got a little antsy. The portions were pretty small especially the pancake plate and the description was a little off. I realize they don't usually do breakfast so maybe that was the reason. I have been in there for other meals and it has been much better.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I made a reservation for 6 adults. The hostess working were NOT helpful. I were sat at a booth that was uncomfortable for 6 adults, very little arm room, and I was sitting literally on the edge. I asked to move to a table, and the hostess said that was saved for a party of 7. Made no sense that a party of 7 was given appropriate space, while my party of 6 was squished. I later asked my server (Tony I believe is her name), and she got a table cleaned after we ordered 3 appetizers, allowing us to enjoy our meal comfortably. My server was amazing and quite accommodating. The 3 hostess working need some more training. After it was all said and done, that table saved for 7 NEVER showed up and was used for a new party of 4.

This was a big night for me, my parents were meeting my fiancée’s parents for the first time. I picked Elephant Bar for this momentous occasion because we like the food and drinks, but this experience put a sour taste in my mouth based on the unaccommodating hostess staff.

Will not be going back.

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JieruY
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall1food5service2ambience1

Super slow service, mistake on bill. Pizza taste horrible

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f8thinchrist
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Will go there again!

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DougT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Our table was right next to the kitchen. I thought I was at Denny’s.

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vipDemetris
New Mexico
37 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived at 1025am for Brunch so we were the 2nd guests dining for the day. Tempura Sushi was great! Steak perfectly prepared. Jambalaya was delish. Server was friendly and always checked up on our small group of 3. Will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Upon our arrival they were extremely confused about us using open table for reservations for our special event outing. They said they only check the open table reservations in the morning, so if I schedule in the afternoon they don’t know I’m coming. The hostesses went in for several minutes about this and it started to embarrass us in front of our company who we were treating to dinner. Finally they said they could seat us. The waiter was awesome and happened to be trading a young girl who did not smile until the end when we generously tipped them both. The food was delicious, the main waiter was awesome. Unfortunately, we sat at a table where the sun was beating in and even though the blinds were down the rays were making it uncomfortable to have a conversation with our guests. But overall, I would go back. I’m sure management will take into consideration reviews and help train staff to improve customer service.

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vipSupportyourlocalchef
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a welcoming place with a diverse menu that has something for everyone. Good food at reasonable prices with good service. Doesn't feel like a chain restaurant.

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JillM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

This restaurant keeps changing their food and liquor menu and not for the better. The wines are poor quality and bitter, the food is nothing extraordinary and has gone way downhill. The best things that they make are no longer on the menu. Overall we will never be going there again. Not worth it at all.

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Elephant Bar Restaurant - Albuquerque does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Elephant Bar Restaurant - Albuquerque is rated 4.3 stars by 153 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.