Where can you find an eclectic mix of BBQ pork ribs, Vietnamese spring rolls, New York cheesecake, an indoor waterfall and leopard-print carpeting? ... More
Elephant Bar Restaurant
Where can you find an eclectic mix of BBQ pork ribs, Vietnamese spring rolls, New York cheesecake, an indoor waterfall and leopard-print carpeting? Only at the Elephant Bar does this peculiar combination of sights, tastes and sounds make sense. Embark on a culinary safari with "elephant-sized" portions and a friendly staff. Be sure to try the Oriental Chicken Salad or the massive Steamer Trunk Super Sampler. But leave room for the dessert too! The chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich is delicious.
Elephant bar is a little unique when it comes to food and appearance making this a good choice for the occassional night out when you want predictable food. The fact that it is on the water looking at the airport runway is a big plus.
I have been to Elephant Bars in many places. This particular one was my first experience. The locations change drastically, but the food stays the same. It is consistently excellent, and I am never disappointed. I have tried many things on the menu over time. Occassionally I am slightly disappointed with a particular item, but that is more for my expectations of what it should be rather than the quality of the food. The menus in every Elephant Bar can be almost daunting. The number of items on them is amazing and with a wide variety of everything from stir-fry to good old fashion hamburgers. The one item I keep coming back for though is the Jumbalaya. It is the best item on the menu by far. All I have to do is think about it and I know where I will go for lunch. With the obligatory cheese bread, every last drop of the sauce is mopped up so none is wasted. The hard part is deciding whether to go with the dinner portion, or the lunch portion so I can save room for the Creme Brulee. And the Creme Brulee is incredible. Melt in your mouth even. Some days are better than others, but its kinda like the old saying about the worst day of vacation is better than the best day of work - even the worst Creme Brulee is better than the best bowl of corn flakes. The only thing that keeps me from going there more often is the price. For lunch a group of 5 will run about $80 including a reasonable tip. A little more than I want to spend on a casual lunch experience, but like I said, the Jumbalaya is worth it. It is definitely more reasonably priced as a semi-casual dinner experience than a casual lunch. The service is always excellent and the staff friendly and helpful. Check out any of the Elephant Bars across the country. You won't be disappointed.
this place is when you want just a little something different. I think everytime ive gone ive ordered something different, and its always been good. However their customer service sucks. On my birthday (not a busy night at all) there was 5 of us we waited 45 minutes before being seated and they sat us at a booth for 4 people placed a chair in the main walkway and told my dad to sit there. So rude!
I've been to several of these restaurants and this is on the bottom of the pile. My spinach was cold and portion was smaller than the other Elephant Bars I have visited. My water glass was not refilled. Staff enjoyed a nice chat in a corner while I tapped my fingers on the table.
WARNING!!! With our lunch we ordered their high end margaritas which were terrible; full of ice, margarita mix, and some other mix with so little tequilla we thought we were drinking juice. When we brought this to the attention of our waitress she suggested that she would add more tequilla. When we got our bill, there was an additional charge of $7.50 for the drink, she said that was for the extra tequilla. So my margarita cost $16.00. Unbelievable. What a rip off place. What makes it even worse is that the drink was still terrible.
I will never patronoage this place again; Beware of their devious business practices.
The business lunch we had today was most pleasant as some of our group were from out of town. The terrific view and splendid meal was off set by the blaring music from the speakers over our table in the south corner of the place. A bit too noisy, so next time I will ensure that I sit away from the speaker system.
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