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“Worth every penny!”

L'Elephant Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 220 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed March 28, 2014

this restaurant came recommended to us by friends back home in the states. we are two girls traveling together in our mid 20's and are always trying to save a buck! but we decided to splurge on this meal and it was worth every penny. and i hate to say this, but one of our highlights was the refilling of free water!!! when traveling in SEA free water is always an added bonus. the food was delicious. the french flare was present in every dish, but had amazing Lao flavor. we had a appetizer from the specials which was almost like a pastry puff with chicken, sausage, and mushrooms with an incredible sauce. this may have been one of the most amazing things we ate in all of southeast asia. the meat was incredible as well. my friend had the beef stew and i believe i had the pork chop. cooked to perfection. i also recommend the mashed potatoes. we had a craving and it definitely fulfilled it and more!

Thank Caroline R
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

One of the best meals that we've had, certainly in this part of the world.
It was recommended to us by our tour guide, its not cheap(by Lao standards) but it is good.
We had dishes from the French menu, both really enjoyed it, me French onion soup followed by pork fillet, my wife had pumpkin soup followed by lamb chops.
Service was impeccable, real nice atmosphere.
We'd recommend this place to anyone

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Thank cascboss
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

This restaurant can make you forget you're in Laos. The ambiance is lovely. The staff all speak fluent English. And the menu is full of irresistible choices. All priced pretty close to the norm for high end LP restaurants.
We had pan fried Mekong River perch, duck breast, buffalo steak and veggie lasagna. Service was prompt. Everything was delicious.
This restaurant shouldn't be missed.

Thank boundary
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

I was very reluctant when entering this restaurant as our party of 4 followed a couple of very large parties fresh off a bus. We were however very quickly seated and shown a very extensive menu. We weren't overly hungry so we just ordered mains; buffalo steak and frites, duck, vegetarian lasagna and pan fried fish. All but the lasagna came with a small mixed greens salad. All plates were artfully prepared. We ordered a couple of lovely desserts, again from a rather offering, and devoured them.

The service was very professional in all respects.

I ordered a gin martini and it was as good as I've had.

1 cocktail, 4 mains and 3 desserts.....$95USD.

Lovely setting, attentive service, delicious food and a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

Thank John G
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

The place was very busy and we had not booked but with a little persuasion we were offered a table. We chose the set meal which included the Duck with orange sauce. We chose a nice bottle of red wine to accompany the meal. The whole experience was great, not what I expected in Laos.

Thank BroadieJ
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