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The Elephant on 1st- Thai/ French

ChowDiva Jul 19, 2006 07:07 PM

I'v been meaning to post about this place. Went for an early Sunday dinner at random and was pleasently surprised. The service was ok, not the best, but we were out for a leisurely meal. The drinks were fun and very tasty and they used fresh squeezed juices for their margaritas. We started off with the dumplings which were very nice and I had the sticky rice which was amazing...it had a delightful mix of spices and the pork was tender and juicy. My friend had the sea bass which he said was very fresh. The bill was around $90 (we had a few drinks each). I would certainly go back.

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    Daniel76 RE: ChowDiva Jul 19, 2006 07:20 PM

    I have not been here in some time, but the drinks always stood out..

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      jeanki RE: ChowDiva Jul 20, 2006 12:43 AM

      I went a few years ago and found the food to be rather ordinary Asian fusion and not that exciting. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.

      1. Peter Cuce RE: ChowDiva Jul 20, 2006 12:44 AM

        I'm glad you had a good time. I loved that place when it first opened, but then it took a nosedive. Maybe I'll check it out again -- I haven't been for years and years.

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          Gordognyc RE: ChowDiva Jul 20, 2006 03:19 AM

          I went a few times. Thought the food was very tasty and liked the vibe. Then one night while I was there with my wife and another couple a roach ran up the wall right past me.

          Nuff said.

          Plenty of clean asian restaurants in Manhattan

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            Peter Cuce RE: Gordognyc Jul 20, 2006 03:41 AM

            Roaches are pretty much a fact of life in any restaurant.

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            JulesEV RE: ChowDiva Jul 20, 2006 11:05 AM

            Gordo, did we go the same night? I'm betting not, so maybe my roach sighting there represents a pattern...

            Sure, they're a fact of life, but I still don't love seeing them. And the fact that it's such a busy, crowded (with people) place and a roach would still venture out makes me wonder how many of them there are.

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