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“The best restaurant in Luang Prabang”

L'Elephant Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 227 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $45
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located in a building from the 60s, near the banks from the Mekong, the Restaurant “L'Elephant” offers an essentially "falang" (French) Menu with a small selection of Lao Dishes since 2000. From the home-made charcuterie to the duck breast roasted with “Mak Toum” or the Burgundy snails, L'Eléphant offers you original French family style cuisine. L'Eléphant restaurant cooks typical Lao dishes for you; dried meats and river weed as an aperitif, soups, grills or fish wrapped in banana leaves… Home-made breads and pastries, wines, spirits, ciders and a selection of beers complete the offer of this old-fashioned restaurant, chic, classy yet simple with its wooden floors and local wooden furniture. Relaxed atmosphere; casual attire! Open daily for lunch and dinner! Home made pastries and drinks all the day long ! You can choose from the à la Carte, our set menus or opt for the daily menu (110 000 kips for 3 dishes)! We are looking forward to welcome you!
Reviewed January 11, 2013

We had the most wonderful evening at this restaurant. Being 'foodies' we found it to be excellent and the service was great as well. The menu was a nice mix of French and local cuisine..the snails were fantastic! It was by far the best meal we had while we stayed in Luang Prabang and worth every cent. I accidentally made a mistake with the bill and left a very, very large tip. The waiter followed us down the street to inform us of our mistake and return our money..not too many places would do that!

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

After visiting with my family early January 2013, I understand and concur with the high rating of L'Elephant restaurant. Great ingredients, skilled chef (even by my French standards), extremely attentive service, large size portions, the best recipe for a wonderful evening away from home!

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

When you've had enough rice and noodles for a while, try this place; great service and solid French food with other treats for the western taste such as big salads and much more. Briliant wine list. And all for significantly less than you'd pay at home.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

I dined here recently with friends and had a nice meal of pumpkin and coconut soup with a buffalo steak. Good wine list and atmosphere. Easily the nicest restaurant in Luang Prabang, they make a decent martini too!

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We dined at L'Elephant Vert, next door to L'Elephant. It is Excellent! I've tried almost every raw food restaurant in southern CA and this place meets or exceeds them. It is french/asian cuisine. The french influence makes it a gourment meal. They offer a set menu that varies each day. Even if you're not a vegetarian, don't hesitate to try it. My non-vegetarain companion loved it too. Also, they have a good wine list. One of our favorite meals in Luang Prabang. Based on this meal, I purchased the cookbook and am looking forward to trying out some recipes.

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