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Elephant Bar & Restaurant

1600 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1504
650-259-9585
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Ranked #17 of 148 restaurants in Burlingame
Cuisines: American, Chinese, Italian
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Huntington Beach, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have eaten here numerous times. I find that the food is excellent, many different flavours and always fresh. The service is not nearly it's equivalent. Tonight our service was very slow, and the waitress was flat out rude and frustrated with our business group requiring separate checks. As an establishment that sees a lot of business travelers I can... More

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Hayward, California, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We did things a little different and went for the weekend "late" happy hour (9-closing). Strait in when others were waiting. Discounts on beer and selected drinks. Discounts to the appetizers of the full sized menue and the already cheaper bar/happy hour menue. Tried a number of tasty items. Loved the fusion style snacks and good beer. I even found... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent view of the runway and the bay that entertained us during our meal. The service was very good even though it was very busy. The sandwiches were tasty, but the fresh strawberry shortcake that we shared for dessert was absolutely delicious. It's very easy to get to and from the airport. We'd definitely go back.

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Krum, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

After waiting an hour for a table they finally seated us and there we waited for 20 more minutes for someone to notice we were there. The service was terrible, no silverware, no tea refills, slow, slow, slow. The atomsphere was super loud. It took another hour to get our food and then approximately 20 more minutes to get the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Party of 12, reservations, business colleagues, 6.30 Monday. Staff friendly but food took a long time. Check didn't come for a very long time, after asking. Food reviews of course depend on expectations. Food was good for the price, given location. Max and Erma level, maybe slightly better.

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Parker, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We ate at the Elephant Bar as it is a favorite with an aunt and uncle. We were right at dinner time and had a wait. FInally got seated in the "kids section" (without kids) and there were several large groups with young, noisy children. Food was fine and it was much more pleasant when the cildren left!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch prior to heading to the airport. Sat along the windows and it was a great view of the SFO runway. Started with an order of sweet potato fries that were very well prepared. Enjoyed a Asian chicken salad entree that was very fresh and very delicious. Prices were reasonable and the service was very good. I realize this... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stopped by on the recommendation of the rental car guy at the SF airport, and we were glad we did! It was not too busy at late lunch hour, and we were able to sit by the windows, overlooking the water with a view of the airport. The waiter was friendly and service was fine. I had peach bbq... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Great happy hour and reverse happy hour pricing on food and drinks. We stayed at the Bay Landing hotel next door, which made it very convenient. Two minute walk.Great views of SFO and the bay.

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Silicon Valley, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Full parking lot with cars driving around hoping for a space. Had to walk 3 blocks to a city street. Popular on a weekend. Just like other Elephant Bar Restaurants excejpt for a view over the bay to the takeoff and landings at SFO.

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