1600 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010
Fax: (650) 259-9588
Elephant Bar Restaurant
Elephant Bar Restaurant - Burlingame
Cuisines: Asian, American, Healthy
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
04/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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.
05/20/2006Provided by Citysearch -
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).
01/29/2006Provided by Citysearch -
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.
12/06/2005Provided by Citysearch -
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!!!
11/09/2005Provided by Citysearch -
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.
03/13/2005Provided by Citysearch -
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.
06/24/2004Provided by Citysearch -
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.