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The Elephant

58 E. 1st St., New York, NY 10003 40.723649 -73.989233
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-505-7739 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Bistro, French, Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10


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Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Singles Scene
  • Take-Out
  • Catering


  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

While the Elephant presents itself as a French-Thai bistro, it's not quite the brilliant fusion of two of the world's great cuisines you might expect. The food is elegant but pacified Thai, while the scene is French: dark, loud, crowded, spilling out onto the sidewalk, and usually pretty fun, in a sleazy, chaotic, Lower East Side kind of way. Unless you're the sort of diner who, say, likes attentive service, you'll probably find yourself table-hopping with a glass of Pattaya sangria in one hand and a cone of curly fries in the other, in no time.