Is It Any Good?

A Global Grill (snicker)…in Burbank.

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Sometimes when I’m full of venom, I realize it’s not the best time to write a review.

Yet, here I am doing it anyway.

The Elephant Bar and Restaurant is one of those mystery restaurants. It’s a place that proves the Real Estate maxim: location, location, location really works. Like Russell’s, Don Cuco’s and Mo’s before it, it’s a triumph of…

Well, I’m not going to say mediocrity. That’s been used too much.

Let’s just say I’ve had one too many “meh” meals there.

What’s truly sad about this place is that it’s really pretty inside. They’re going for the whole Rudyard Kipling thing, and for the most part it works. But there is a feeling you get at a good or a great restaurant, when the meal is put in front of you and you’re just so happy to be there. You’re glad of what you’re order (strangely proud even), and life just couldn’t get any better.

That almost happens at the Elephant Bar…

…and then you take your first bite.

Instead of feeling high and happy, you’re struggling to remember why you came here. Or worse, you remember exactly why you don’t come here after all.

It’s food. It’ll fill you up. The waiters and waitresses aren’t going to be mean to you or anything. They do their best to make sure you have a good time, but there’s only so much they can do, you know?


WHAT SHOULD I GET?: Up the street to Granville or India’s Tandoori, over to Mama Hong’s.

Seriously, I re-looked over the menu, and nothingrepeat nothing is grabbing me.


IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: At this point, I’ve done all I can do. If you’re still coming here, it’s on you.


PARKING: Pretty good. There are two large Parking structures in sight of the Restaurant. Both are usually pretty full up, but if you can get in there, you’re golden. Plus they’re both free, which could explain why they’re crowded all the time. But you have other options in Burbank. Consult out Burbank Parking Map for a complete list.


Elephant Bar (Burbank)
110 N. First Street
Burbank, CA 91502

Tel: (818) 842-1334