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New Elephant Bar Restaurant, Orlando

starbucksbrew | Jun 21, 2008 12:31 PM

DH and I tried Elephant Bar last night. It's in front of Millenia Mall, on the Bloomingdale's end. There's also one in Altamonte Springs.

It was okay, worth trying once, but not stellar. Atmosphere is cool, like a cross between a toned-down Rainforest Cafe and Houston's. Menu is extensive, lots of pub foods plus Pacific Rim selections.

I started with the wedge salad, which has bacon, egg, and your choice of blue cheese or 1000 island dressing. It was a typical wedge salad, but very fresh. My husband started with the Jamaican mojo salad. He said the dressing tasted more like miso than mojo.

I thought about getting the char sui bbq ribs, but decided on the macadamia and panko crusted fish and chips. The fish was mahi, which isn't my favorite, but if you like mahi, they're pretty good. I did love the two sauces it came with - an orange pineapple chili and a cilantro tamarind macadamia sauce. My husband had two huge pork chops in a sweet Hawaiian/Asian sauce with garlic mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. It was fine, the mashed potatoes being the best of his meal. They also had a braised lamb shank that looked good and your typical chicken fettuccine alfredo, variety of burgers, etc.

The drink menu looked interesting, but I'm pregnant so I didn't get to try anything. When I can, I want to go back and try the cherry pina colada. They also had a sake lemon drop and a raspberry mojito.

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