Elephant Bar Restaurant

★★★★☆
37.5995 -122.367
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650-259-9585

1600 Bayshore Hwy

Burlingame, CA

94010

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About Elephant Bar Restaurant

Hours
Dining Room: Sun - Thu, 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat, 11am - 11pm. Bar: Sun - Thu, 11am - 11pm; Fri - Sat, 11am - midnight

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Don't even bother trying to wait for a table on a Friday or Saturday night. It'll take you at least an hour if you don't have reservations. But the food is good and restaurant is cute, right by the bay.

PROS: Location, food, drinks, service is nice
CONS: Long waits on busy nights, can be slow serving big parties

4
★★★★☆

Don't even bother trying to wait for a table on a Friday or Saturday night. It'll take you at least an hour if you don't have reservations. But the food is good and restaurant is cute, right by the bay.

PROS: Location, food, drinks, service is nice
CONS: Long waits on busy nights, can be slow serving big parties

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I loved the view right by the bay. My daughter loved to watch the planes come in while we were waiting for our food. The salads were great. I loved the staff and location. The food was awsome.

5
★★★★★

I loved the view right by the bay. My daughter loved to watch the planes come in while we were waiting for our food. The salads were great. I loved the staff and location. The food was awsome.

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Everybody kept recommending this place to me, so I finally decided to go and try it. Guess what? They were right, and the food was so delicious. I loved their quesadillas. SO fresh and warm and wholesome! I also love the decor they have (sort of like Rainforest Cafe). It's a great place to go with friends and/or family. The staff will treat you good. I also didn't have to wait in any long lines - I was served right away! Definitely going back!

4
★★★★☆

Everybody kept recommending this place to me, so I finally decided to go and try it. Guess what? They were right, and the food was so delicious. I loved their quesadillas. SO fresh and warm and wholesome! I also love the decor they have (sort of like Rainforest Cafe). It's a great place to go with friends and/or family. The staff will treat you good. I also didn't have to wait in any long lines - I was served right away! Definitely going back!

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i usually order the samplers here. the chicken tastes really good and crispy. potato wedges are really good. good deserts as well. nice service and friendly people.

4
★★★★☆

i usually order the samplers here. the chicken tastes really good and crispy. potato wedges are really good. good deserts as well. nice service and friendly people.

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the food here is great. for a chain place, it's not so bad. has a lot of options, the deserts are the best and the ribs are to die for. great people, good service.

4
★★★★☆

the food here is great. for a chain place, it's not so bad. has a lot of options, the deserts are the best and the ribs are to die for. great people, good service.

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We stopped by here on the way back from dropping a friend off at the airport. You walk into a nice airconditioned restaurant with a jungle theme. On one wall is a decorative waterfall with water running down the wall. We waited and waited and waited. The place didnt really look that busy. After 35 mins we finally were given a seat and our menus and then waited another 20 mins there empty booths around us but we still waited unnecesarily to have our order taken the food then took another 20 mins to appear mine was cold. The waitstaff were no where to be seen. I ate what was edible and left the stuff that was cold. I didnt want to wait another 30 mins while they reheated the food or did worse.

The servers were usless so i left $0 tip and left disgusted and never willing to go back there again.

2
★★☆☆☆

We stopped by here on the way back from dropping a friend off at the airport. You walk into a nice airconditioned restaurant with a jungle theme. On one wall is a decorative waterfall with water running down the wall. We waited and waited and waited. The place didnt really look that busy. After 35 mins we finally were given a seat and our menus and then waited another 20 mins there empty booths around us but we still waited unnecesarily to have our order taken the food then took another 20 mins to appear mine was cold. The waitstaff were no where to be seen. I ate what was edible and left the stuff that was cold. I didnt want to wait another 30 mins while they reheated the food or did worse.

The servers were usless so i left $0 tip and left disgusted and never willing to go back there again.

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the food here is good. the deserts are the best. i enjoyed the ribs here. the steak is really dry, so don't get that. the salads are really good! nice place.

4
★★★★☆

the food here is good. the deserts are the best. i enjoyed the ribs here. the steak is really dry, so don't get that. the salads are really good! nice place.

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They think that they've got the best food, but they don't. This place lacked in the taste in their food. The server was extremely rude and didn't even bother to ask what we wanted to drink. She took FOREVER and didn't even bother coming back to check up on us. The utensils were extremly dirty and disgusting. It was a friends birthday and all they did was give us a free ice cream with no singing or anything (as they're supposed to do). The food was poor, the service was poor, the utensils were unclean AND they RAN AFTER US requiring TIP. uh. okay.

PROS: nice look to the restaurant.
CONS: bad food, bad service, unclean utensils, and TIP REQUIRED?

3
★★★☆☆

They think that they've got the best food, but they don't. This place lacked in the taste in their food. The server was extremely rude and didn't even bother to ask what we wanted to drink. She took FOREVER and didn't even bother coming back to check up on us. The utensils were extremly dirty and disgusting. It was a friends birthday and all they did was give us a free ice cream with no singing or anything (as they're supposed to do). The food was poor, the service was poor, the utensils were unclean AND they RAN AFTER US requiring TIP. uh. okay.

PROS: nice look to the restaurant.
CONS: bad food, bad service, unclean utensils, and TIP REQUIRED?

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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This restaurant has one of the most appetizing menus out there. The atmosphere of this restaurant is a great change from normal boring restaurants. It feels like you are eating inside the amazon jungle. They also have very good original drinks that quench your thirst. The menu ranges from good ole american cuisine to pan asian dishes.

4
★★★★☆

This restaurant has one of the most appetizing menus out there. The atmosphere of this restaurant is a great change from normal boring restaurants. It feels like you are eating inside the amazon jungle. They also have very good original drinks that quench your thirst. The menu ranges from good ole american cuisine to pan asian dishes.

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I went here with a close friend for dinner. The atmosphere was fantastic as you could clearly see the bay from the large windows. The food was just okay. Not anything different than your average Chinese buffet. The worst part was that I left the table for about 10 minutes, realized I had left my expensive Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, rushed back to the table to see that the table had been cleared and the sunglasses were GONE. Over the next few days I repeatedly inquired about them only to get an "I'm sorry". I was like "Do you realize one of your staff STOLE your customer's property?" The manager said he'd post a note on the bulletin board. Not a very good reflection of the establishment at all. I won't be going back. Food was just way too average, wait was too long, and I don't feel like getting robbed (literally) again.

3
★★★☆☆

I went here with a close friend for dinner. The atmosphere was fantastic as you could clearly see the bay from the large windows. The food was just okay. Not anything different than your average Chinese buffet. The worst part was that I left the table for about 10 minutes, realized I had left my expensive Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, rushed back to the table to see that the table had been cleared and the sunglasses were GONE. Over the next few days I repeatedly inquired about them only to get an "I'm sorry". I was like "Do you realize one of your staff STOLE your customer's property?" The manager said he'd post a note on the bulletin board. Not a very good reflection of the establishment at all. I won't be going back. Food was just way too average, wait was too long, and I don't feel like getting robbed (literally) again.

Pros: Beautful view.

Cons: Long wait for seating. Food barely average. Staff will steal your property if you're not careful.

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I'm often amused by reviews that complain about long waits and sub-par take-out. Long waits generally mean either a great restaurant or 7pm dining.... and what food IS 100% after 1/2 hour in styrofoam!?!? I like E-Bar because you set the price!!! At lunch I often have one of 5 or 6 specials (stirfry/jambalaya/ BLT/Burrito/Cobb) and ice tea or soda for under $10!!! (you can hardly get that at Subway anymore). Yes it starts to add up with an App ($6-8) cktl ($6) Dessert ($4-6)... etc. But bottom line... if you want to splurge to can, if you are on a tight budget, you can meet that too!! New Daly City location doesn't have the view but it is closer to shopping (Serremonte Center by Mervyns).

5
★★★★★

I'm often amused by reviews that complain about long waits and sub-par take-out. Long waits generally mean either a great restaurant or 7pm dining.... and what food IS 100% after 1/2 hour in styrofoam!?!? I like E-Bar because you set the price!!! At lunch I often have one of 5 or 6 specials (stirfry/jambalaya/ BLT/Burrito/Cobb) and ice tea or soda for under $10!!! (you can hardly get that at Subway anymore). Yes it starts to add up with an App ($6-8) cktl ($6) Dessert ($4-6)... etc. But bottom line... if you want to splurge to can, if you are on a tight budget, you can meet that too!! New Daly City location doesn't have the view but it is closer to shopping (Serremonte Center by Mervyns).

Pros: Great Food, Great Value, MMM Lamb Shank!!!

Cons: Very Popular, Parking

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The food quality we brought home fell way below the value, $48.63, needless to say it was disappointing. The restaurant, we understand is busy, is not trained to handle take out orders. We ordered the lettuce and chicken wrap, kona bbq ribs, jambalaya, cobbler, and fudge brownie. First off, the server (not the hostess, she was pleasant and nice) forgot to include the desserts. So when I alerted her to it, there was no apology and no explanation. The dessert quantity was really piddly because they were in such a hurry to get it together. Mind you they said the food would be ready at 7:20 PM, I got there at 7:30 PM. The kona bbq ribs was supposed to include apple cinnamons, but did not. The jambalaya's rice was dry and clumpy while the chicken was tough and dry.

2
★★☆☆☆

The food quality we brought home fell way below the value, $48.63, needless to say it was disappointing. The restaurant, we understand is busy, is not trained to handle take out orders. We ordered the lettuce and chicken wrap, kona bbq ribs, jambalaya, cobbler, and fudge brownie. First off, the server (not the hostess, she was pleasant and nice) forgot to include the desserts. So when I alerted her to it, there was no apology and no explanation. The dessert quantity was really piddly because they were in such a hurry to get it together. Mind you they said the food would be ready at 7:20 PM, I got there at 7:30 PM. The kona bbq ribs was supposed to include apple cinnamons, but did not. The jambalaya's rice was dry and clumpy while the chicken was tough and dry.

Pros: Yummy Fudge Brownie

Cons: Expensive, No parking, Long Wait

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O.K....so everybody knows that you have to wait to get a table in this place. Since you have to wait anyway, I strongly recommend requesting a window table, as the wait is about the same. The atmosphere is lively, light and fun. I would not recommend taking impatient children, seniors or trying to have a "quiet"romantic dinner here. I think the food, which is always served, fresh, hot , tasty and plentiful deserves way more credit than the reviews here give it. Order someting fresh from the grill (i.e. burgers or freshly grilled seafood) and you will not be disappointed. The view is beyond compare, and I now know the manager by first name, who was/is always accomodating to our needs (probably for not a huge salary, either). My only complaint is the noise. This is a party place, so come in a party mood...you'll love it!!!

5
★★★★★

O.K....so everybody knows that you have to wait to get a table in this place. Since you have to wait anyway, I strongly recommend requesting a window table, as the wait is about the same. The atmosphere is lively, light and fun. I would not recommend taking impatient children, seniors or trying to have a "quiet"romantic dinner here. I think the food, which is always served, fresh, hot , tasty and plentiful deserves way more credit than the reviews here give it. Order someting fresh from the grill (i.e. burgers or freshly grilled seafood) and you will not be disappointed. The view is beyond compare, and I now know the manager by first name, who was/is always accomodating to our needs (probably for not a huge salary, either). My only complaint is the noise. This is a party place, so come in a party mood...you'll love it!!!

Pros: View, Good Fresh Food, Cool Decor

Cons: Noisy, Noisy, Sometimes wait

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We chose the Elephant because most restaurants in Burlingame close after 9PM. Decor is certainly fun with a lively younger crowd. The circular bar's neat but after the bartender mixed some weak margaritas, he seemed to ignore me when I wanted to pay up so I could get to our table. Food is OK, definitely not as pretty as the pictures on the menu. My lamb shanks were a very good value but undercooked and chewy-I took the second shank home, braised it another 2 hours the following night and it was much better. My girlfriends teriyaki chicken was dry and minced too small, looked nothing like the plump pieces in the pictures. Ditto for the seafood combo platter. I dont want to totally rip on the place because the prices are almost comparable to Dennys for dinner so its not a bad alternative for a little variety and atmosphere.

3
★★★☆☆

We chose the Elephant because most restaurants in Burlingame close after 9PM. Decor is certainly fun with a lively younger crowd. The circular bar's neat but after the bartender mixed some weak margaritas, he seemed to ignore me when I wanted to pay up so I could get to our table. Food is OK, definitely not as pretty as the pictures on the menu. My lamb shanks were a very good value but undercooked and chewy-I took the second shank home, braised it another 2 hours the following night and it was much better. My girlfriends teriyaki chicken was dry and minced too small, looked nothing like the plump pieces in the pictures. Ditto for the seafood combo platter. I dont want to totally rip on the place because the prices are almost comparable to Dennys for dinner so its not a bad alternative for a little variety and atmosphere.

Pros: Fun atmosphere, Variety, Open late

Cons: Average food, Spotty service

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I just wanted to add that the reason for the long wait is that the view is spectacular. You are looking right at the water located behind SFO Airport.

5
★★★★★

I just wanted to add that the reason for the long wait is that the view is spectacular. You are looking right at the water located behind SFO Airport.

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The menu does have a variety of entrees, but the portions turn out to be average and the food just decent. The pretty decor of the place heightens your expectations a little, but the food definitely doesn't live up to them. I agree with the TGI Fridays comparison. A friend of mine says that this place has lost its lustre. If you want a nice & unique setting with good food, try the Rainforest Cafe instead.

3
★★★☆☆

The menu does have a variety of entrees, but the portions turn out to be average and the food just decent. The pretty decor of the place heightens your expectations a little, but the food definitely doesn't live up to them. I agree with the TGI Fridays comparison. A friend of mine says that this place has lost its lustre. If you want a nice & unique setting with good food, try the Rainforest Cafe instead.

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The food here is good but nothing exciting. But it's priced fairly so you get what you pay for. They do make some good drinks and the atmosphere is nice. The only real negative is the horrendous wait to get in. It is usually an hour wait, which is not worth it in my opinion. If there is no wait it is worth dining here but don't waste an hour of your life for this food. It's the same calibre of food as TGI Friday.

4
★★★★☆

The food here is good but nothing exciting. But it's priced fairly so you get what you pay for. They do make some good drinks and the atmosphere is nice. The only real negative is the horrendous wait to get in. It is usually an hour wait, which is not worth it in my opinion. If there is no wait it is worth dining here but don't waste an hour of your life for this food. It's the same calibre of food as TGI Friday.

Pros: Good Prices, Good Drinks, Atmosphere

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This is a great place to get a full belly. Portions are large, so if you are on a diet, stay away. The atmosphere is cozy and kids are welcome. Let this place be in a parents top 10.

5
★★★★★

This is a great place to get a full belly. Portions are large, so if you are on a diet, stay away. The atmosphere is cozy and kids are welcome. Let this place be in a parents top 10.

Pros: Great food, Good service, Great atmosphere

Cons: Long wait, Little expensive, no dieters allowed!

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The Elephant Bar is a great place for lunch, as they have some great lunch deals (under $6-7). The service is above par, and the theme adds something a bit different to the whole experience.

4
★★★★☆

The Elephant Bar is a great place for lunch, as they have some great lunch deals (under $6-7). The service is above par, and the theme adds something a bit different to the whole experience.

Pros: Inexpensive, Easy Parking, Nice View

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Plenty to choose from off the menu but the wait is up to 1.5 hours on a weekend which is too long considering the mediocre food.

4
★★★★☆

Plenty to choose from off the menu but the wait is up to 1.5 hours on a weekend which is too long considering the mediocre food.

Pros: Vast selection, Cool drinks

Cons: Horrendous wait

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Take Out, Happy Hour and an extensive selection of entrees and drinks.

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The Elephant Bar is a casual dining establishment that infuses Asian, European and American flavors to create unique and tasty dishes. Although the pr...

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