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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: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.

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  • 192
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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 veggie restaurant!

We loved this restaurant. We eat only vegetarian and consequently we've sampled many restaurants in many cities. Some places tend to the weird others seem like so many others. This place was intimate but not too tiny and the food was delicious without being either typical or weird. Can't wait to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We loved this restaurant. We eat only vegetarian and consequently we've sampled many restaurants in many cities. Some places tend to the weird others seem like so many others. This place was intimate but not too tiny and the food was delicious without being either typical or weird. Can't wait to return when we next visit.

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Sarasota, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a healthy and lite lunch and we found it here. The staff is very efficient and pleasant. The food is exceptional. The restaurant is pretty. I highly recommend it.

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Rockland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Vegetarian never tasted so good. Conveniently located to the Museum of Art and other downtown locations, this place is a good pick for eating healthy.

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Centerville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

My entire dining experience at the Green Elephant was nothing but positives. I took my two sons here for dinner while visiting Portland. The moment we walked in, my one-year-old started acting up...which he continued to do the entire meal. My server was so incredibly patient and kind - not only to me, but to both my kids. He never... More 

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Essex, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

All around excellent. Four of us from out of town in for lunch because of other's reviews. Two of us vegetarians and two of us omnivores, all still raving the day after. Excellent, high quality healthy food, with very nice servers. We all wish we could afford to eat like this every day. Even meat eaters should check this joint... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I really like this place [except for the no reservations policy...I don't like to wait for ANYTHING]. The Brussell sprouts were yummy.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

As non vegetarians we occasionally drop into vegetarian restaurants because they usually excel at good cooking and well sourced ingredients. This was no exception and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals her which were well prepared, carefully presented and delicious. Very generous helping prevented us from eating everything but the gracious and professional staff made us feel OK about leaving our... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

full disclosure: I am an unapologetic, diehard carnivore. Meat is my first love. That's how I know that my Green Elephant experience was exceptional. I ended up at Green Elephant after walking around and shopping for a while in Old Port, on a half fun, half business trip. The space has an inviting atmosphere (which was strangely important to me,... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here and we could not have been more pleased with the food & service. We each had the Pad Thai dish (hers w/no spice, mine w/light spice). One of the very best Pad Thai dishes we've ever had. Also had hot green tea (excellent) and chocolate orange mousse pie for dessert (great). All this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We just reached there at lunch time driving from Boston, and were well rewarded. The restaurant ambience and service was good. The curries we ordered came with rice and very tasty, bill was also light. We would definitely visit here again.

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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: Asian, Thai, Vegetarian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, 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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