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The Green Elephant

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608 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-347-3111
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.

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  • 210
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great prices.

This quaint restaurant has an excellent selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes. Each of the dishes that we ordered were delicious. The service was superior and the place was clean and neat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
bigbear65
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Portland, Maine, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

When The Green Elephant opened friends were eager to tell me about the wonderful new vegetarian restaurant that was now near my office. I've now eaten there and can confirm that it is convenient. Sadly, the food was good but nothing special.

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Sarasota, Florida
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This quaint restaurant has an excellent selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes. Each of the dishes that we ordered were delicious. The service was superior and the place was clean and neat.

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Richmond, Vermont
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We consider ourselves 'meat-eating vegetarians' so often look out for restaurants with interesting vegetarian food when we are on vacation. Green Elephant met that standard and more. The food was very fresh tasting and very reasonable in price. Service was pleasant but not overbearing. Atmosphere is comfortable and not fussy. Gets busy even during the week, though, so go early... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food, service, decor!!! Parking is slightly tricky, like any city, however not that big a deal. Went with meat eaters and they loved it, also. Go.

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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Yet another stellar dinner at Green Elephant. Broccoli starter and fresh rolls with gfree dipping sauce oh my word could just eat plates of these two items and be happy! Pad Thai no egg made vegan and peanut curry vegan and GF, fabulous . They ask you your desired heat level as well. Service is spot on, friendly helpful unobtrusive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Vegan deliciousness. Stopped here on our way to Acadia and got some delicious tempeh. The portions were big - my girlfriend and I split an appetizer and a meal and were both plenty full. We'll stop again next time we go through Portland for sure!

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Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Popular restaurant with tasty vegetarian Asian menu. Very nice hot tea, which is from a local source. Friendly staff, made for a nice dinner. Would have liked a bit more chilli in the hot dishes that's the only minor thing, else a great restaurant

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Bright, tasty vegetarian food in an Asian-style bistro setting. They do not take reservations but we had no problem getting a table for dinner. The service is attentive and there are lots of options on the menu, including some that are vegan. I would definitely eat here again. Near the Portland Museum of Art and about a ten-minute walk from... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Green Elephant offered excellent choices, including several which were gluten free for the Celiac disease sufferer in our party. We particularly enjoyed the assorted steamed vegetables with delicious peanut sauce and their green curry.

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Scarborough, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This Thai inspired veg/vegan restaurant serves excellent food, creatively prepared and pleasantly served. Arrive early, or be prepared to wait (although the restaurant provides remote "buzzers," so you can stroll along Portland's colorful Congress Street until your table is ready.) A nice place to meet a date or host visitors from out of town. A rare quiet venue in Portland's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 608 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-347-3111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?