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The Elephant Walk

900 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215-3033
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Ranked #161 of 2,818 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $50
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Cambodian, French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Accessible by the Saint Mary's T-stop on the Green Line "C" Branch
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194 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Arlington, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

OK, I was giving this restaurant another chance, it seemed pricy in the past. I ordered the sliced tenderloin as part of the Restaurant Week menu along with the mussels as an appetizer. I shared the appetizer with my wife, who usually likes items infused with garlic, but they were overpowering, even for her. The tenderloin was tough, and frankly... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has a sentimental value for me. The Elephant Walk is my favorite restaurant, over the years, I leaned to appreciate this restaurant. This last time I had Saumon Rôti aux Saveurs d'Automne. Yes, this is my new favorite dish! I am planning to celebrate my birthday here and enjoy this superb dish! It's a pan-seared Faroe‏ salmon on... More

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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We loved this restaurant - upscale without being fussy - service was very friendly and food was delicious - they offered to make almost any dish without nuts and made us feel welcome.

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A short stay in Boston meant we spent several days walking past this subdued restaurant without realising that is what it was: a restaurant. When you enter, the interior is spacious, simply but tastefully furnished, and offers a wide range of wines with interesting menu choices. A traditional Cambodian entree with turmeric, noodles and coriander along with other Asian ingredients... More

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Edison, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been to this restaurant twice and was extremely pleased with the food and the service. They serve Cambodian and French food. They will adjust to your dietary needs. They have a very nice wine list and if you are not sure they will offer a taste if they have a bottle open. The spring rolls are a must... More

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North Shore, MA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I’ve been a repeat visitor to Elephant Walk for many years. The French side of the somewhat unusual menu suits my husband’s tastes and the Cambodian side is perfect for mine. On our most recent visit to the Beacon Street location, I was somewhat disappointed. The rouleaux (spring rolls) to start were as crispy and flavorful as ever. I finished... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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140 reviews 140 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I was here for a business meal with a large group of people. There was a pre-selected menu, and they definitely had something for everyone - from meat to fish to vegan. The portions were large, and the food was well-prepared and tasty.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were walking along after my son's graduation, seeking a place to eat and were intrigued by the concept of a combination French/Southeast Asian restaurant. It more than met our hopes. Service was very good. I had a cold avocado soup that was as good as I've ever tasted and a boeuf bourguignon that was quite tasty and incredibly tender.... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We've been going to Elephant Walk for years and our latest visit did not disappoint. We had a diverse group with dietary issues and there were so many options that we were thrilled. Start with the spring roll appetizer, as well as any of the salads. All of the fish dishes are great. Even dessert was a treat!

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Portland, Maine
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Elephant Walk is in a great neighborhood location on Beacon St., out past Fenway. It's easy to get to by T if you're in town, one block from the St. Mary stop on the Green Line. This place serves a wonderful combination Far East/Cambodian with French influences. The dishes are pretty unique because of that combination. We went during Boston... More

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