For restaurant week summer edition, the girlfriends dined at The Elephant, a new American restaurant in one of our favorite neighborhoods Mount Vernon. The Elephant was unexpected to say the least, even after rolling in late the staff was super accommodating (They even had a place to put my drenched umbrella)! The building was rich with history. The brass and wood detailing made us feel as if we were in the 1920’s. Of course, we ordered from the restaurant week prefix menu. The first course we tried was the heirloom tomato salad which was perfectly seasoned, a play on the panzella salad with the croutons was a great touch. We also tried the BL”T” slider that included bacon, lettuce, watermelon, and basil pesto. The watermelon was so refreshing a perfect complement to the saltiness of the bacon. For the second course, the chilled Asian noodles is a must have! The sesame dressing was everything. The short rib was super tender my only complaint is that there wasn’t more. The jerk chicken pizza was done just right, the jerk chicken was not overly spicy, and the mango sealed the authentic tropical taste. For dessert, we had the cinnamon roll and the chocolate peanut butter tart. After dinner we explored the upstairs lounge recommended by the owner Steven. We were immediately mesmerized by the white marble bar. We got lucky going on a Thursday night, picture this enjoying a live jazz band under a gold chandelier and a candle lit atmosphere (major speak easy vibes). It was an amazing night we will be back and not just because I forgot my umbrella!
Visit the Elephant for a tranquil dining experience and be sure to follow them @theelephantbaltimore on Instagram.
Keep it Classy!
The Girlfriends ❤