The Elephant - Closed

58 E. 1st St.
New York, NY 10003


  • Sun-Thu 5:30pm-12am, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-1am
  • $$
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Step inside and you might as well be on the beaches of Phuket, Thailand's party-friendly oceanside tourist magnet. The first thing you notice is the explosion of color provided by an abundance of tropical flowers, complemented by bright blue walls and twirling ceiling fans. Don't expect the usual noodles and curries; instead you'll find upscale dishes like tilapia steamed in banana leaves, duck confit, mussels in curry sauce and grilled pork chops. Yes, The Elephant does serve pad Thai, although here it's topped with aged tofu and tiger shrimp. There is a full bar, of course, serving up specialty tropical-themed cocktails, sangria and more. The restaurant is host to lots of big parties, so be prepared for a loud, festive atmosphere. Thrifty diners can take advantage of numerous discount offers, including a 20 percent discount for couples with bills over $100.—Keith Wagstaff


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