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Permanently Closed - Elephant Walk, The - Cambridge

4.0
1459 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - The Elephant Walk serves Award-Winning Cambodian and French cuisine. We also feature extensive VEGETARIAN and GLUTEN-FREE dishes on our 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. Our menu features both traditional and original Cambodian dishes the originals created by our Chef/Owners Longteine and Nadsa de Monteiro, a Cambodian mother-daughter team born and raised in Phnom Penh. Our Chef/Owner Gerard Lopez, at our Cambridge restaurant who was born and raised in the south of France, also creates original dishes. Why French too? Cambodia was a French colony for a century, ending in the 1950s. In other words, our Cambodian-and-French theme is an authentic reflection of…us!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Cambodian
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Hours of operation


LUNCH: Monday-Friday 11:30am-4:00pm ---
DINNER: Monday-Friday 4:00pm-10:00pm; Saturday-Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 492-6900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gérard Lopez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Russell St., Hadley St.
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Parking details
We have 15 marked spots behind the restaurant for business hours. After 5pm and on weekends, the whole lot is free!
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Public transit
Porter Square on the Red Line
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.1
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3.8
service
3.8
ambience
3.9
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 1, 2017

Appetizers were good, main courses were kind of a downer. Would only eat appetizers next time.

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5.0  Dined on January 1, 2017

Have always loved this restaurant but it appears after calling for another reservation on the day following recent visit that they have "closed indefinitely?" I hope not...

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02138 (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Elephant Walk was informal and delicious, the perfect place for a get-together with an old friend.

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phil (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 18, 2016

disappointed, the vegan menu was poor, the beof bourginon was tough, , the french cider much too sweet,the avocado appetizer was very good

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

Delicious food and great service on a very busy day. Wait staff very personable and thoughtful. Well done!

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vipMaria (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2016

We've been here many times -- love their vegetarian and seafood dishes. The restaurant is in the beautifully restored redbrick Henderson Carriage Building, which dates from 1892. The main dining room has high ceilings, golden light, comfortable seating, elegant decor, quiet ambiance. The Cambodian-French cuisine is light, flavorful, and varied. The service is friendly and prompt. Good wine list; also beer, cider, and cocktails. The menu has something for everyone.

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vipNoName (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 4, 2016

The food and service was very good, as always. We'll always keep coming back!

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vipMary (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

The appetizers are awesome. Service was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2016

Delicious meal with a great atmosphere. Also very affordable!

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Gerry (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2016

Great food. Downstairs has a low ceiling and is unusually noisy.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2016

This is my favorite place to take out of town guests on their first trip to the Boston area. The food is consistent and flavorful, the service is dependable, and it did not disappoint on this occasion.

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vipjennkay (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2016

One of our favorite restaurants. Always good.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

After a disappointing meal here quite a few years ago, I forgot about Elephant Walk. Thanks to a gift certificate, I returned and had a very good meal. I appreciated seeing familiar favorites on the menu as well as some new items and specials. I always like the option to go for a Southeast Asian flavor or for French cuisine. I'll look forward to returning.

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vipbbmath (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

We really enjoy eating at the Elephant Walk. Lots of choices for those who eat gluten free.
We shared a Cambodgienne salad as an appetizer everyone enjoyed it. Those who could enjoyed the vegetarian rouleaux.
For entrees it was hard to tell who was happiest, but there was a pear crispy triangle served with the tuna that wa totally worthy of being its own appetizer.
We loved desserts trying the passion fruit mousse and the ille flottante.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2016

Wonderful Cambodian food. An unusual cuisine but in a good way. New flavors for us. The pork shoulder with mushrooms was fantastic. The classic Cambodian chicken soup very good, especially if you like lemongrass. Only negative was slow inattentive servers. Standing around while water glasses sat unfilled for much too long. Overall worth it for the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Very disappointing. I've been wanting to go here for years and finally had a chance. Let me just say that the service and staff were great. Friendly, helpful, attentive and quick. The atmosphere was clean and nice. Four of us did the Prix Fixe which was a good value. Two of us got the egg rolls . They were great! One of us got the crisy rice with ground meat - also great. Then we all got the duck crepes. Delicious. But the entrees were really, really, really disappointing. Two of us had a Beef bourguignon - it looked overcooked and tasted blah. We gave it a 3.5/10. Two of us had the shrimp with lemongrass and veggies. The sauce was ok, but overall the dish was really bland. NOT at all what we were hoping for. Chocolate cake for dessert was very good, but the portion was extremely small. Probably won't go back.

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vipAuthentic (New England)
3.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

First time visiting the Elephant Walk restaurant. Tom our waitstaff was very attentive to our diet needs and requests. He made the choosing of dishes comfortable for us. The restaurant says to be a fusion of French and Cambodian cuisine, however, I found the descriptions of different dishes to be in line with the Cambodian cuisine not French. The food is full of flavor
and spices, great for anyone whom enjoys a fair amount of seasoning. The space has many large windows facing the street. The restaurant accommodates small and large groups of people. It is on two levels. A big party can easily be have there.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

Great experience with helpful and attentive waitstaff. The food was very tasty and I am definitely planning to return.

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Doctorj (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

Elephant Walk has wonder food which is unusual and very tasty. The atmosphere is great and the noise level is such that you can easily carry on a conversation with friends.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2016

My wife and I came here to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary. We recently spent 2 weeks in Cambodia so we wanted to come here and relive the tastes of Khmer food. This place did not disappoint and the food is fantastic!!!

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