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206 S Royal Ave, First Floor, Front Royal, VA 22630-3206
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Linden, Virginia
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first and long overdue visit. It just recently relocated and was closed for weeks of renovation. Upon arrival we were immediately greeted by a very cheerful hostess who sat us immediately. Our waiter arrived promptly and took our order. He also was very attentive throughout the meal. The food quality was the best we've found in Front... More 

Thank Roy K
Linden, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dined for the first time tonight and I can't wait to go back. Pleasant thoughtful service by Brandon (his dessert recommendation was over the top, Pavlova with caramelized bacon) Entrees were cooked and seasoned to perfection, we shared Scallops and Quail. The restaurant was clean, well lit, the music was fun. Much more than I expected in Front Royal but... More 

Thank hospitlaityguru101
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the Element for dinner last week for our anniversary. The atmosphere was great and the way it was decorated was very welcoming. We were a bit disappointed that the dinner menu only had about 6 or 7 entrees on it and they were a bit pricey. We each ordered the corn chowder as an appetizer. Our total... More 

Thank Serenity7191
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was delicious, especially tomato crab soup and desserts! Beware, buffalo wings are really spicy. Service was great.

Thank Serge C
Front Royal, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The New location on Main St. is Great, with plenty of room, very nice décor, nice separate Bar area and Great Food !!! A Must is the Crab Dill Soup, some of the best if not the very best soup I have ever had...

Thank Rick K
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We had one night in Front Royal and went to the Element for dinner. It has recently been renovated. The food was very good and we would recommend it if visiting Front Royal.

Thank Lisa G
Browntown, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We ate at element twice about 6 years ago, and it was delicious, so we were excited for their new larger location on Main Street. But we were very disappointed. I mean, how can you ruin a Caesar salad? Old tired romaine with too much (tasteless) dressing. Service was so-so. One of our party had the quail and liked it,... More 

Thank Carole T
Fairfax, Virginia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

The new location on Main Street is beautiful and well decorated. Lovely, Background sounds were not loud and conversation was possible. Bathrooms were clean. Our party of 5 each ordered differently from the lunch menu. The chowder seemed to be the hit of of the served dishes. The other dishes were great disappointments. I selected fish & chips - the... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

The coconut encrusted snapper was awesome. The waitress was a bit rough around the edges but the food made up for her lack of attention.

Thank Guinnevere
Front Royal, Virginia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Having recently moved from Delaware where we ate at some wonderful, unusual restaurants, we didn't expect to find anything comparable here. The Element took us by surprise. We had no reservation for a Saturday evening, but still had a very short wait. None, actually. Since there were no empty tables in the main area, we sat in the bar section... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 S Royal Ave, First Floor, Front Royal, VA 22630-3206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Front Royal
  • Phone Number: 15406369293
The endless creativity of Chef-Owners David and Stacy Gedney has produced an excellent bistro alternative to the commitment of fine dining restaurants and to the ennui of the countless chain restaurants. Element offers a variety of sapid dishes for lunch and dinner in a relaxed and modern atmosphere, augmented by a full bar, beers on draft and an elegant wine list. We adjust the menu regularly to keep our ingredients fresh and our choices interesting.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?