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Elephant Bar & Restaurant

73833 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4005
760-340-0456
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Ranked #81 of 234 restaurants in Palm Desert
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I have previously lived in the desert, when I come back to visit, I make sure I always visit the Elephant Bar. I'm a creature of habit and always get the chicken tenders, but the chocolate cake is to die for! You must try it!!

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Walnut, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Just like a typical Elephant Bar with good selection of food at pretty reasonable prices, this place stands out for business and social lunch. Without a doubt, it is worth my recommendation.

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Pasadena, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Another late night location for a quiet town after 10pm. Late night Happy hour appetizers was a treat. Our server was the bartender and he was very polite and accommodating. It made our visit more enjoyable. Good food at great prices.

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Hull, UK
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

I often visit Palm Desert on holiday and this bar is within walking distance of where I stay. I love sitting in the outside area and eating and there is a wide choice of food on offer. I love some of the salads..far more creative than those we have in England. Service is always prompt and efficient. There is a... More

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Chula Vista, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The name doesn't truly describe the place. There is a bar, true, but there is a darn good restaurant inside, too. In fact, the restaurant is the "jewel"of this place. The menu is quite varied -- from oriental stylings to comfort food --there is something for everyone. Sometimes the hostesses may seem bored to tears (even when the place is... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Calamari was squishy and not crunchy like it should be. Overall, everything was burnt. The noodles were over-cooked, and the crispy "teriyaki chicken" didn't taste like teriyaki at all. The medium well steak was hard to chew (way too burnt), but it was nicely done on the inside. A decently priced place, but I stand by my overall rating.

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glendale, california
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151 reviews 151 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Food was great, prices low, service good! Eclectic menu was very creative. Macau shrimp soup was awesome!

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Pahrump, Nevada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had a terrible experience in January and the Area Manager sent us a gift card so 4 of us went for a late lunch. We all had different burgers. Our server, Valeria, was great. All were served perfectly. We really enjoyed everything this time and will be back again.

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Long Beach, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This place gets very crowded after 6 p.m. for dinner. The reason for this is that families can get just decent food without spending an arm and a leg. Hence, it is packed with the elderly and families with young children. They accommodated us with a stroller and were very cordial. The menu has a great variety which is an... More

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Bonita, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The food was delicious and well priced compared to other restaurants in the area. We even got a free appetizer by registering online. We had a nice, private booth. Our waiter, Juan Carlo, was AMAZING. It was like he was reading our minds, bringing us everything we needed without us even having to ask and he was very attentive and... More

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