My spouse and I attempted to dine at L'Elephant in late February 2013, but they would not even let us sit down for a few minutes to enjoy a drink because they were expecting guests over an hour later; however, the restaurant was COMPLETELY EMPTY when we were turned away, which made us feel totally unwelcome. As a result, we did not attempt to eat at L'Elephant again during our time in Luang Prabang. The restaurant is attractive with many outdoor patio tables adjacent to the sidewalk but separated by a row of lovely potted plants, many indoor tables, and a large bar. The restaurant is located in a block between busy Sisavangvong Road and the river. Even if all of the tables were reserved at L’Elephant, we wonder why they did not offer us a place to sit at the bar to enjoy a quick refreshment instead of turning us away? (Later in the week, we dined at sister restaurant, Coconut Garden, where we were given a warm welcome.)
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