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“A lovely place for a special night out”
Review of The Elephant Walk - CLOSED

The Elephant Walk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Porter Square on the Red Line
Description: The Elephant Walk serves Award-Winning Cambodian and French cuisine. We also feature strong VEGETARIAN and GLUTEN-FREE menus! With so much depth and breadth to our menus, both exotic and familiar, we have something for just about everyone. Cambodian cooking is beautiful and delicious, but still rare in America. Less hot and sweet than Thai, richer and more complex than Vietnamese, the complex spice pastes that are the foundation of many Cambodian dishes reflect Cambodia’s Indian ancestry. Our Cambodian menu features both traditional Cambodian dishes and originals created by our Chef/Owners Longteine and Nadsa de Monteiro, a Cambodian mother-daughter team born and raised in Phnom Penh. Why French too? Cambodia was a French colony for a century, ending in the 1950s. Consequently, our chef-owners were French-educated and grew up speaking French and enjoying French cuisine too. In other words, our Cambodian-and-French theme is an authentic reflection of…us!
Reviewed June 10, 2014

We came here with friends for our 30th college reunion, at the recommendation of another friend. We were not disappointed. This was creative and memorable food--NOT the sort of place I would have eaten at in college, but that is what we were looking for. The tuna was particularly notable. Attractively presented in a two color sauce, and unbelievably good. The service was great. The decor tasteful. All in all, a great meal.

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Thank CWR01
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

I had walked past this restaurant many times as it is just 3 blocks from Porter Square.
Finally went and wish we had eaten here earlier. Glad too that we made online reservations for a saturday night. Food and wine menu is eclectic combination of French and Cambodian Decor pleasant, noise level was moderate, and service was very efficient. We ordered Salmon and a shrimp dish. Both delicious. Only suggestion might be to add more beets to your beet salad. Ample parking out back which is nice to find in Cambridge.

Look forward to returning.

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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

The Elephant Walk is one of the few authentic high end French/Cambodian restaurants around. I have not been able to find one like this in the DC area despite a large Cambodian community. Our party of seven ordered several dishes, all delicious: the typically Cambodian Amok Royal, Crevettes Sur Mer (with tofu instead of shrimp), Crevettes Amrita with shrimp, and the Tofu with grilled veggies curried with a ginger sauce (our favorite). Excellent wine and the creme brûlée for dessert was delicious too. We didn't try any of the French dishes. Would gladly go back.

Thank APalan
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We had dinner here on the recommendation of a friend last week. What a treat! The dining room was interesting, calming and attractive. The service was attentive. They start you off with a half of a perfect French baguette. So many of the menu items sounded wonderful that it was hard to choose. Many of them can be made vegan and/or gluten free. I had a wonderful shrimp dish in a light satay sauce with button mushrooms, scallions and onions, accompanied by jasmine rice. It was excellent. My wife had pan seared organic tofu with grilled vegetables and a green ginger curry, which she also thought was excellent. Would go back in a minute next time we're in the area.

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Thank JGSK
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

I've eaten at the Elephant Walk many times and have always enjoyed it. The food is wonderfully prepared, and often unusual. Nothing I would cook at home. The atmosphere at the Cambridge restaurant is relaxing, and the service has been great every time I went. Highly recommend this place.

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Thank 99Rena
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