A Modern Italian Restaurant with a California Vibe
Élephante is a modern Italian restaurant located in Santa Monica, California. It’s been open since 2016, and it’s known for its fresh, seasonal Italian cuisine, its extensive wine list, and its vibrant atmosphere.
Élephante was founded by two friends, David Rabin and Jason Neroni. Rabin is a former investment banker, and Neroni is a former chef. The two met while working at the same restaurant, and they decided to open their own restaurant together.
The name “Élephante” comes from the Italian word for “elephant,” which is “elefante.” The name is a reference to the restaurant’s large, open space and its vibrant atmosphere.
What makes Élephante unique?
There are a few things that make Élephante unique. First, the cuisine is modern Italian, which means that it’s fresh, seasonal, and creative. The menu changes seasonally, and the chefs use local, sustainable ingredients.
Second, the wine list is extensive. There are over 1,000 wines on the list, and the sommeliers are happy to help you find the perfect wine to pair with your meal.
Third, the atmosphere is vibrant. The restaurant is large and open, and there’s a large bar area. The restaurant is also known for its live music, which is often featured on weekends.
Happy hour and brunch specials
Élephante offers a happy hour from 4pm to 7pm, Monday through Friday. During happy hour, you can get $5 glasses of wine, $6 beers, and $7 cocktails. The restaurant also offers a brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. The brunch menu features dishes like avocado toast, huevos rancheros, and pancakes.
More Happy Hour and Brunch information below.
1332 2nd St Santa Monica, CA 90401
* For groups of 8-12, Élephante requirew a price-fixed menu
Brunch ( every day ’til 3pm):
|Brunch Menu – Food|
| BANANA BREAD|
( whipped butter, grey salt )
|WARM ENGLISH MUFFIN|
( jam, butter )
| CHIA & GRANOLA BOWL|
( raspberry compote, fresh berries )
( heirloom radish, lemon, herbs )
( eggs, prosciutto, arugula, fontina cheese toast )
|GREEN EGGS ( gluten free )|
( soft scramble, zucchini, avocado, parmesan, salsa verde )
|SMOKED SALMON MEZZE|
( english muffin, celery & onion, chive mascapone )
( nutella, banana, honeycomb butter, maple syrup )
|SOFT POLENTA ( gluten free )|
( crab, sweet corn, soft egg, herbs )
( egg, guanciale, parmesan, provolone, cream )
( scrambled egg, prosciutto cotto, hash brown provolone cheese, truffle aioli )
|Monday||10:00 am – 12:00 am|
|Tuesday||10:00 am – 12:00 am|
|Wednesday||10:00 am – 12:00 am|
|Thursday||10:00 am – 12:00 am|
|Friday||9:00 am – 1:00 am|
|Saturday||9:00 am – 1:00 am|
|Sunday||9:00 am – 12:00 am|