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Element Bistro

275 River Rd, Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 998-7045
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English first
Salinas, California, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We live down the street from this fine local eatery and enjoy the food, ambience, price point and neighborhood feel. It also features a nice (if modest) wine list and (if you don't like what's on the list) has the best corking fee of any restaurant we've encountered; especially nice given the fact that River Road is now a wine... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

The food and service awesome. Give it a try. Love to eat there the atmosphere is family oriented. And I love their Bread Pudding prices reasonable

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I both enjoyed our meals here (we ate there twice) and so did our grandchildren (9- & 11-year old girls)

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Cape San Blas, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Food was awesome. Steak done just right. Daughter loved the Mac and cheese. Great wine, great service. Super place!

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Salinas, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

When one generous reviewer writes that "locals like it too" I wonder "local to where?". Perhaps there was a drastic change in menu and its execution before my family and I went. The staff were fantastic on my two visits there. But the food?!? Low-quality ingredients that were poorly prepared for our dishes. The interior smelled musty in a not-very-appealing... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The staff here is very nice, and they have a good wine selection. But I have eaten food from here three times, and each time varied from underwhelming to poor. The first time, I ate at the restaurant and the food was ok. Nothing special. However, it is less than 5 minutes from my parents' house, so they ordered takeout... More

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SFBAY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Element Bistro made a great pizza and is very handy to the Vision Quest Ranch. We appreciated the comfortable atmosphere and very friendly service. We even got a special birthday sundae. If we are back in the area, we'll return.

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Benicia, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very quaint restaurant that serves Italian fare with a great basic hearty steak too. Very friendly staff. Beer and wine, locals like it too.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Enjoyed the meal, Loved the coconut bread pudding. Glad to see them busy. Stopped in one way and they were totally booked up so we had to go elsewhere. Like the atmosphere also.

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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The restaurant was completely packed when we were there. I was nervous given other reviews about service & friendliness. However, the staff was AMAZING. They were super friendly & our waitress was absolutely on top of everything, despite the fact that the restaurant was filled with huge groups of people celebrating Xmas. The waitress even brought us a basket of... More

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Additional Information about Element Bistro

Address: 275 River Rd, Salinas, CA 93908
Phone Number: (831) 998-7045
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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