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The Elephant Walk

1415 Washington St. (Pelham St.) Send to Phone
The Elephant Walk successfully intermingles --- but does not fuse --- French and Cambodian cuisines.
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Lunch Thurs.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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  • Dress code: Business casual

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The Elephant Walk, Boston, MA

The Elephant Walk Restaurant Review

: Though The Elephant Walk likes to bill itself as French-Cambodian, the hyphen probably should be replaced by an explanation. This restaurant actually offers not fusion cuisine but two wholly different menus, both more nuanced than most expect. The environs are surprisingly upscale, too. Well-informed waitstaff negotiate handsome interiors with slyly exotic touches. Begin with a Cambodian Mule made with house-infused lime vodka, and nosh traditional nataing, a sweet yet spicy combination of ground pork simmered in coconut milk with peanuts, garlic and chili pods, served atop crispy rice. It’s always fun to mix and match appetizers and entrées, especially when it comes to Khmer-style fare. We recommend sticking to the Cambodian menu for starters like the crispy pork spring rolls, then selecting a French main such as the pan-seared tuna loin or grilled lemongrass-encrusted double pork chops. On the Cambodian side, you can’t go wrong with the spicy beef tenderloin stir-fry or the grilled rainbow trout with a kicked-up jalapeño-lime marinade. Chocolate caramel genoise topped with crème anglaise and rich chocolate ganache will leave you dreaming of Paris.

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