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The Elephant Walk South End

) #312 of 2,406 Restaurants in Boston $$ - $$$ French, , Vegetarian Friendly
1415 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
+1 617-247-1500
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“spring rolls” (25 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Cambodian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1415 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
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1 - 10 of 265 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Very disappointing customer service experience tonight. The Elephant Walk Cambridge sold a very large gift card to my elderly aunt on December 1 and then closed the doors in January. She gave me the gift certificate for Christmas and we waited until this week to...More

Thank Jennine T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Little Cambodian French spot. Staff was friendly and joked with me all night. Enjoyed a few local beers and tried a couple apps and a couple entrees. Flavors were all balanced, everything cooked properly and with care. There was an appetizer that I can't remember...More

Thank BenZarro
Reviewed 3 May 2017

i just had drinks here in the early afternoon on a Friday. But the restaurant was very pretty. The bartender was super nice. He offered a local beer sample without asking. The prices for the alcohol were pretty standard for the area.

Thank iliketypeo
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great food. But pricey and so so service. Loved loc lak and rolls. But portions are small and waiter made several mistakes in our order Still worth it.

Thank pepelevoo
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I had a surprise b-day party here and it was a disaster from the beginning. They use a group called eventplicity to handle their events and the person (Jesse) who helped plan my event was disorganized and clueless. Some of the highlights were 1) them...More

Thank MikeSmith43
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Went there because the website said there was a extensive vegetarian menu, however when we got there the selection was pretty limited. The dishes we got were decent but nothing special, don't think that we would go back.

Thank DSKG84
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Having recently found out that the Elephant Walk in Cambridge MA has been "closed for renovation" which I since learned is actually a permanent closing, I took my wife to the south end restaurant of the same name for her birthday. We were early for...More

1  Thank riklin52
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We had dinner. The food is delicious. Great service and atmosphere. Friedly staff. One of the best Cambodian/French restaurant in Boston.

Thank Biagioca
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Nice set but service was terrible and with some chippy attitude. Waited 45 mins for more than one starter to come out and the order was wrong. Food was okay but the dumplings are vile. Not idea what people are going on about. All in...More

Thank copperbottom
Reviewed 5 December 2016

A wonderful spot for Cambodian Food. The staff are very nice and the food and drinks are very good. Prices are good too. Something different and well worth the visit

Thank Paul R
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South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets
while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings
from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are
scattered around this neighborhood. There are many
gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and
restaurants. It is also home to art galleries,
interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open
market during the summer months. The South End is a
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peggy f
Didn't Che restaurant move out of the Beacon do address??
12 November 2016|
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Response from SylvainBoston | Property representative |
After 20 years, the restaurant lost the lease and closed its doors at 900 Beacon Street. A new location was open on 1415 Washington Street in the South End. However, it is now a different ownership from the Cambridge... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1415 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
  • Public Transportation: Accessible by the Saint Mary's T-stop on the Green Line "C" Branch
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-247-1500
  • E-mail
Description
The Elephant Walk serves Award-Winning Cambodian and French cuisine with extensive vegetarian and gluten-free selections. 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 (but use fresh rather than dried spices). Our Cambodian and French selections encompass both traditional and original dishes created by our Chef Nadsa de Monteiro, who was raised in Phnom Penh speaking both Cambodian and French and subsequently lived in France for many years. Our Cambodian-and-French theme is an authentic reflection of our roots!
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