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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
Hours:
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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Montreal
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
1 review
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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Sebago Lake, Maine
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I are not vegetarian - we just like really good food. We dropped in to this restaurant this week for lunch because we had heard good things about it on the web. We were not disappointed - it lived up to the positive reviews and then some. My wife ordered spring rolls and the Brussels sprout appetizer.... More

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Portland, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This vegitarian restuarant is lauded by some but for the life of me I don't know why. While the food was good and the atmosphere unpretentious nothing really was terribly creative. Perhaps the limitations were because we visited at the later side of Winter but still with all the noise made about it we expected more. The dishes simply were... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Went with my boyfriend, being vegetarian and from a small town this was an amazing experience to have more then two options to chose from. Had the fried Brussels sprouts and fake chicken skewers to start and both were delicious. Our server was a very nice woman with a laid back vibe and was great. Had the tofu tiki masala... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went here as a family after a beautiful day of sightseeing. Every single dish we ordered was so good!! The sauces were great, the ingredients were fresh, and as a gluten free eater for health reasons, I still had many choices. My husband is not normally in to vegetarian dishes or protein options, but he absolutely loved the food.... 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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