We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Elephant Trail

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
85 E Main St, Avon, CT 06001-3805
+1 860-677-0065
11:30 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 118: English reviews
Level Contributor
220 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here on a rainy afternoon and were promptly and pleasantly seated. (As a side note, I used the ladies' room and it was extremely clean.) Drinks were a Clean Slate Riesling ($7) and sake. Appetizers were Thai summer rolls ($5.95) and pumpkin curry puffs ($7). Entrees were Seafood Pad Thai ($11.95) and the Pineapple Fried Rice House Special... More 

1 Thank radiowitch
Canton, Connecticut
Level Contributor
166 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We ended up here after stopping by several places we typically go and found them all busy. We were glad we did. Classic Pad Thai was excellent. My wife tried a shrimp and scallops combo that was good. I think the traffic is light because of location. It's along a busy road, but not in a plaza with any other... More 

Thank Booha
West Simsbury, Connecticut
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This THAI resturant started off with a bang....however they progressed too quickly. Parking lot and access on rt 44... horrendous .. Service terrible...waited..waited..waited..then bammm aweful & cold... Send it back...same thing.had out of town guests.. What an embarrassment. Spoke to manager.. No apologies..just a blank stare. I have lived here a long time. We'll hang the banner that u are... More 

Thank lfmorris
Avon, Connecticut
Level Contributor
271 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you are into Thai food then this is your restaurant!! The food is outstanding...it is a family owned restaurant that makes you feel like you are special. The menu is varied and every thing is flavorful and mouth watering good. The food is authentic so be ready for a treat.

Thank Noodlebee
Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

If you want good Thai food, this is the last place to go to. Suggest going to Thai Basil in West Hartford, Sweet Chilli Thai in WH or East West Grille also in WH (fusion of Thai and Laotian). The Elephant Trail - went there with my family, appetizers we asked for which is on the menu, they don't cook... More 

Thank DIlip1915
Avon, Connecticut
Level Contributor
55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Elephant Trail has excellent Thai food. I have spent a lot of time in Thailand so if you are looking for authentic food, go to NYC. However, ET has excellent food, as good as you can get anywhere in CT.

2 Thank jstaines72
Avon, Connecticut
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The food is absolutely wonderful! We had Thai spring rolls which are my favorite! fried wantons, pineapple fried Thai rice with beef, chicken with ginger, all very delicious! Service is excellent, may need some Plants to soften the look and create barriers but other wise exceptionally clean even the rest rooms and comforting

Thank Bekanico
Avon, CT
Level Contributor
322 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great service and great food. It is a good choice for lunch in the area with a wide variety of items on the lunch menu. Prompt service will get you in and out during your lunch hour.

Thank biztrav123
Durham, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Passing through Avon we found this oasis at the foot of Avon Mountain. A warm, spacious, colorfully lit restaurant greets you the moment you enter. A semi-formal / in the country vibe complete with an outdoor patio makes this a unique culinary find. The dishes were full of warm, spicy flavor balanced and tossed to perfection. The soups were deep... More 

Thank Prentiss P
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Started going to this wonderful restaurant when they were tiny...the family are delightful and are dedicated to good food. They are always willing to explain all the food choices. You will not be sorry if you eat here.

2 Thank sunjoyous

Been to The Elephant Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 E Main St, Avon, CT 06001-3805
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: +1 860-677-0065

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Elephant Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?