Best of Boston

2007 Best Fusion Restaurant, West

The Elephant Walk

The French-Cambodian fare at the Elephant Walk’s third and newest location is every bit as memorable as the stuff that established its Boston and Cambridge sister restaurants as foodie favorites. Poulet à la citronelle showcases three of the cuisine’s signature flavors—lemongrass, kaffir lime, and galangal—while rouleaux with pork or vegetables puts a South Asian twist on the fried spring roll. The French side of the menu accommodates the more traditional palate with dishes like steak in a red wine-shallot reduction and a chilled avocado-citrus soup with lime and orange juices, garlic, and button mushrooms.

663 Main St., Waltham, 781-899-2244,