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The Green Elephant

608 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-347-3111
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Ranked #6 of 532 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Thai, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.
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Portland, Maine
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

In Portland this has to be the top spot for super tasting veggie food. Our food was, well, like eating in a regular restaurant. Nice presentation, great color, nicely spiced, great taste, completely healthful, and reasonably priced. Got to love it. Our server was attentive, and since the tables are closely arranged, it sounded like all the servers were helpful... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I took a day-trip to Portland with some friends and we had dinner at The Green Elephant based on a local's recommendation. We are so glad we found this place as the food was delicious! I had the Garlic & Ginger Tofu (without mushrooms) and the blueberry soda. Both were excellent. I wish a location would open in Massachusetts!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

As someone who eats meat at every meal, it is quite a compliment to say that I did not even miss it. My meal was perfectly seasoned and whatever meat substitute they used was identical in taste and texture to chicken. Everyone in my party loved the food.

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Miami, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Green Elephant really hit the spot! I can't wait to go back. It's conveniently located downtown within walking distance from many hotels. The decor is really beautiful. It's a small place, but they did a really nice job decorating. The ambience is nice, with a pretty eclectic mix of guests. The service was very friendly, and my food came... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had lunch and enjoyed as much as the first time we ate here We appreciate that we can choose how spicy we would like our dish. This time we had dessert ..the chocolate orange tart is fantastic. I asked if I could have the recipe and the server very kindly produced a cookbook of Portland chefs and there it... More

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was a great spot that my vegetarian self and non-vegetarian spouse could both enjoy. I was particularly struck by dessert, which I often find to be a weak spot for vegetarian places. Not here: the chocolate orange cake was rich and delightful. There were so many types of options that you would only be unsatisfied if you were anti-vegetarian... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Small and very friendly restaurant with delicious vegetarian food and reasonably priced. Had pineapple fried rice and Tikke Marsla curry which were both excellent. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. If staying longer would have returned here.

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I'm vegan, and this is the best vegan-vegetarian restaurant I've ever found, but even if I ate meat, The Green Elephant would be a destination restaurant for me. I started with a mushroom tempura that was crisp, light, and bursting with mushroom flavor. I ended with a vegan chocolate mousse pie that tasted as good as, or better than, my... More

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Concord, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The food here is so rich with flavor that juicy delicious meat would probably only detract from the dishes. Not that you could get meat there anyways- it is strictly vegetarian. I never fathomed being capable of being a vegetarian until I ate the delicious food here. I still probably never will be- but if I could have have all... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I are not vegetarians, but with vegetarian food this good all the time, we could consider joining the team! The food has great flavor and you can get it very spicy if you want (I like that). I had not had tempeh before, but I definitely will again! The staff is very nice and the decor is... More

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Additional Information about The Green Elephant

Address: 608 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: +1 207-347-3111
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Thai, Vegetarian

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