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Transcontinental Thai-French flavors seep into the pages of The Elephant's menu, leaving it spicy, yet legible. Treat your tongue to a starter such as salmon tartare served with a hot chili sauce ($9.75) or the charcoal-grilled eggplant salad garnished with cilantro and drizzled in sweet and sour dressing ($8.75). Double pork chops with sautéed Asian veggies ($19.75) and mussels steamed in a light curry sauce with French baguette ($17.75 for a full order) are oddball pairs that pair more perfectly than shoes and socks. Vegetarian options include non-duck duck breast in a sweet soy sauce with red pepper and scallions ($14) and aged tofu pad Thai loaded with rice noodles, crushed peanuts, and bean sprouts ($14). Pull a colorful seat up to the bar and banish low spirits with spirits from The Elephant's drink menu, or hang back, shrouded by hanging beads, and soak up the scene.