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Elephant Bar & Restaurant

1600 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1504
650-259-9585
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Ranked #18 of 149 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
Round Rock, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The menu seemed exciting but the food really was not that good. We tried several dishes but we were not impressed, it was not worth the prices being charged. Take a cab to San Francisco for a good restaurant.

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Scotland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Large bar restaurant where the popularity shows how good it is. Great setting on the bay,fantastic menu styles and choices, very good food and excellent service and prices. Be prepared to wait because of the popularity but it is worth a short wait at the bar.

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Wembley, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
466 helpful votes 466 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very busy restaurant with long wait-times. I would recommend you phone for a reservation if you want to dine here, especially if you are staying in a nearby airport hotel. Service was a little chaotic and slow, but drinks/cocktails are well-priced and the food was tasty. Good views of the bay. Sign up for their online "club" and you will... More

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Wide ranging menu includes some light options. Food we had was average and fairly bland. Service was quick and efficient.

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Hamburg, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Elephant Bar is a well Visiten Bar directly at the Bay facing the Final Approach for SFO Airport. The Bar is very well frequented after work so a reservation is recommended. The food is ok with average Price. The staff is very Mixed from annoying to very helpful and dedicated. It Takes quite long until food or Drinks are... More

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Burlingame, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Healthy if you order right. The view is nice but the booth seats can be quite saggy so check before you settle in.

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Sacramento, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We ate here before our flight and upon our return, as it was very easy walking distance from our hotel. We ate in the bar to avoid waiting for a table. Good service the first visit, less so the second. There are two happy hour times: mainly avoid 7-9pm if you want happy hour options. The bartender makes an excellent... More

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Springfield, IL
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We thought the food was good, not great, but good. However the Calamari appetizer was excellent. If you sign up for their online "club" you can get a coupon for a free appetizer, which was quite nice.

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Newark, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Tasty food with very generous portions and yummy cocktails. Views of the bay/airplanes landing at SFO. Pretty nice atmosphere. The wait can be quite long, so try to make reservations and be on time for them.

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Coromandel, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Returned in evening for a meal, service from our waitress a little slow as we watched our drinks sitting for a long period at the bar before being deilvered to our table. Dinner choices excellent. Nice evening spent here.

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