Elephant Bar Restaurant - Arden

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$30 and under
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Global, International
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.

Brunch is offered on weekends 10am-3pm with brunch cocktails, patio dining, and delicious specialty brunch entrees.
Karaoke with Happy Hour Prices - Every Monday 7-9 PM!
Live Event Trivia - Every Tuesday 7-8:15 in the bar with all day Happy Hour!

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!
What 178 People Are Saying
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CH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE had an excellent waiter and service was outstanding. Food was exceptional.

C
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of seven. Had a reservation but had to wait for them to set up a table. Food great. Server great!. Especially appreciated the large menu items available at lunch. No one left hungry.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fun had a good date waiter was friendly had a great time always do when I go there

GP
Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was super nice

N
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Server Steve was very helpful and patient. The appetizers happy hour prices not bad.

DS
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was awesome. Only issue we had was our meals came out before our appetizers but they kept them in back until we were ready. Place was very quiet.

JP
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Had an early reservation before an event at cal-expo. I believe I must have confused staff with the number in my party and the time of the reservation because I was repeatedly asked how many of us. We took a scenic tour of an empty restaurant to find the correct booth. Service was slow, and the food was average at best. A request for normal lemonade resulted in a lemon drop. I think this is a great place for happy hour, as their drinks were the best part. However there was no consistency with the alcohol or flavor of the drinks ordered. If your looking to spend money on restaurant roulette this is your place!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was closed. They ruined my date. Never back again here.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They were closed due to electric problems. Thus it was hard to write a review.

PS
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my goddaughters birthday

All good ✅

S
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service! Very friendly staff.

C
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the lamb shanks they serve. It's difficult to find lamb shanks and elephant bar makes the best ever. I highly recommend.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from out of town visiting and working
The food and the service was amazing
The mashed potatoes need some work but everything else was awesome

CM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We were seated next to a large party .. it was very loud. Food was not that great...

JM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

According to our server, THEY ARE CLOSING THIS RESTAURANT!! Just when we discover a GREAT FAMILY restaurant, close to home, with a varied menu ! EVERY TYPE OF FOOD IS THERE ! Everyone can choose just EXACTLY what they want to eat....From Pasta to Pizza, Steak, Sea Food, light salads, hearty soups ! The desserts are FABULOUS! Please don’t close this place, it’s soo hard to find a restaurant like this...it’s why we don’t eat out a lot ! We will be eating there twice a week, until they close, as it’s too hot to cook...

RP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Our server was excellent! We will definitely return very soon.

T
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

If it wasn’t for our waiter we would have left! We ordered their top sirloin and it was all fat and chewy and couldn’t even cut it!!

B
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The lamb shanks, I was told was very good. The chicken citrus salad could have had the dressing on the whole salad and pistachios were hard to find! The chicken was not flavorful at all and had a strange texture. I love this place, but they need to get consistent food quality!

JW
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Kitchen was backed so all our meals didn't come out at the same time, but other that was a good experience, server was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food could be more creative. Not really anything special. Got order wrong.

RM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Everything was wonderful. Great food and service. We will be coming back soon.

BL
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and great happy hour bar.

DN
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The server was fantastic. The food was so delicious, too. I had chicken parmeson.
I was on a business trip, had never been to this chain, but I would go again.

B
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I don’t understand why this restaurant is still open, it is not worth the time or money spent here. Food quality sucks and the restaurant itself is so filthy.

DS
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We made reservations, but they didn’t honor them. We ended up eating at the bar counter, not the best for Mother’s Day. But the food was pretty good and the bar tender was very attentive.

S
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, but when we arrived, they had no record of our reservation. They blamed Open Table, and thankfully they were able to seat the three of us (including my elderly mother) right away for Mother’s Day brunch.

The reservation mess up is unacceptable.

SS
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Our servers were very friendly but they forgot our orders for soup and bought out the main dinner before the soups.

EG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Arrived there, they didnt have our reservation, I showed them email girl was rude. food was terrible had to send back steak 3 times. Never go there again!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Our experience was awful. Waiter never refilled our waters (the only drink for some of us), food was subpar, the steak was so tough it couldn’t be eaten. He barely checked on us. Forgot to bring lettuce for our lettuce wrap appetizer. Dessert oooey gooey butter cake was so dry we couldn’t eat it. Spoke with manager and all we got was he could give us a coupon off our next meal, and 25% off. We will never be back! It’s no wonder so many have closed

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Brandon, was very attentive.. The food was wonderful as well. This was for my bridal dress shopping luncheon... and the experience was perfect!! 😍

JG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I’ve been a fan of Elephant Bar for years. The quality of the food was surprisingly poor. Very disappointing experiene

MG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

15 mins. after ordering a cocktail, waiter returned to table to say he had forgotten what cocktail I wanted.
10 mins, later, I walked to the bar to get my own drink, and let the waiter know what I was doing as I passed him. 10 mins. after that, he brought the cocktail I had ordered to the table! Over an hour passed after ordering our dinners, when he brought one of the 4 meals to the table, at which time we asked him to box all dinners up, so we could get to our seminar! It was awful!!!

CC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Although we were seating quickly, it was well over 15 minutes before someone came to our table checking on us or taking a drink order. After we ordered our drinks another 15-20 minutes passed before another server noticed us looking around and went and got our drinks that had been sitting at the bar. Our server came and took our order. He was polite and friendly, but clearly flustered with so many tables being seated all at once. Our food didn't take too long to come out (maybe another 15+ minutes), unfortunately my burger was rare (ordered medium well). Our server took it back to the kitchen. It was quite a long time before a new burger reappeared and unfortunately it was rare as well. At this point, my husband finished his dinner, we finished our drinks, no one offered us more, and we had been there over 1.5 hours. I walked my burger to the kitchen area and asked for our check, minus the burger. The manager on duty was very kind, apologized, and "comp'd" our entire meal. The feedback I gave them was that their hostesses were killing their servers and the service. They kept seating people without helping getting drinks, or without any regard to timing. Customers all around us were very frustrated of the lack of service, and it really was the fault of the hostesses just bombarding the servers. My undercooked burger was the kitchen's fault, but that was actually the least of the issues that we noticed. This location could use a little more attention to cleaning. I noticed as we were taken to our seat, the floors were in need of vacuuming (it was 4:45pm) and our table was sticky. Again, the hostesses could have been doing more than just seating people. Very nice servers. Bad service doesn't always mean bad servers. Remember that and be patient with them.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was perfect he checked on us just enough without interrupting the flow of our conversation. He was very polite and the food was excellent. I was very happy and more importantly so was my date

S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent! The service was a bit slow, but there were several large parties near us so I am sure that had something to do with the speed.

GD
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I reserved for 8 and they squished us in a booth that would accompany 6. Wait staff was great as was most of our food with exception of my hubby’s crab Louie salad. He said it didn’t taste very fresh.

TS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was good .. The Alcohol drinks were sort of expensive to be soo “wartered down “ But I enjoyed the dinner...But my fiancé got upset when she saw a “Nat” crawling on the wall next to her then it flew over her plate!!

OT
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

BFF’s birthday. Hostess was rude, gave her reservation info and she didn’t even mark anything off. Waitress was very rushed. We tried to order appetizers, then drinks, then dessert. We barely got an appetizer then were not able to order other drinks. Never were asked about dessert so we chose to go somewhere else.

HU
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

I had an reservation at 615 and I got there at 6 and didn’t get seated till 640

PB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

First, they had trouble finding my reservations. Although I have visited many times, this is the first time I didn't complete enjoy the food. My wife's lobster was undercooked. I ordered chicken marsala WITHOUT parmesan cheese, but still came with the cheese to which I'm allergic. Big disappointment!

However, I will probably visit again as I have enjoyed Elephant Bar many times.

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