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Element

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206 S Royal Ave, First Floor, Front Royal, VA 22630-3206
+1 540-636-9293
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lisle
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I reviewed all the restaurants between Luray and Strasburg and found Elements the most appealing. And it did not disappoint! We started off with a nacho appetizer that was delicious. Creatively displayed, it was a large plate that could feed 4. We then were given fresh bread with a mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar to dip. Our entrees... More 

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Thank Danageld R
Edgartown, Massachusetts
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our lunch at Element in quaint downtown Front Royal, Virginia. Our experience was a fine prelude to a Fall drive on nearby Skyline Drive. Our server Brandon provided fine service, promptly delivering our delicious sandwiches, salads and drinks. The ambiance is just right, lovely decor and quiet sorroundings.

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Thank 1101Traveler
Front Royal, Virginia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Element has always served good food, but in the old location it was hard to park and the dining room was cramped. The new location is anything but, the dining room and bar are spacious and pleasantly decorated. The menu has something for everyone and prices are very reasonable, the food delicious. Went there the first time with some friends... More 

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Thank TheHeyseed
Linden, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We went with friends for dinner and the environment, service a food was superb. The lettuce wrap appetizers were exceptional as were the seared scallops. A must go back again place.

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Thank SteveInLinden
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

The food was excellent, but the layout of the restaurant was sort of strange since you have to walk through the dining room to get over to the bar.

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Thank CariRodFL
Sanford, Maine
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We were on vacation and looking for a god place to eat. Several places were recommended by the hotel staff, but we weren't too excited about any of the places. We decided to drive to one of the recommendations, but walk around to see if anyplace else looked promising. We discovered Element. We had seen it online, but menus weren't... More 

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florence KY
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Visiting Virginia as I do yearly to get wine. We prefer to eat in non chain restaurants or the hotel We were staying in Front Royal and went into town and came upon this restaurant which I found out later had just recently opened. It was excellent, nice decor, good wine, excellent service and GREAT food. We ate there twice... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We spent the night in Front Royal and happened on Element by chance. It was an attractive space, and we were pleased to have found it. It had innovative cocktails, a nice wine list, and a great menu. We settled on a Caesar salad--the croutons were little cubes of fried polenta--fun! We had filets, which were delicious, with garlic smashed... More 

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Thank Carol R
Front Royal, Virginia
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We took friends to the Element for dinner. We shared the special appetizer which was more than enough for the four of us...and perfectly flavored. Brandon was a fine waiter and Deborah talked to us for a while and talked about some of the events they host. 2 had the seared scallops, perfectly prepared and presented. 1 had the quail... More 

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Thank Lee R
Pacific, Missouri
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We ate here thinking there was not much Front Royal had to offer, and were we Pleasantly Surprised! An innovative menu that offered a range of dishes and styles. The quail was not your standard preparation and done quite well, my wife had scallops and although prefers them very well done despite chef's wishes they came out just as she... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 540-636-9293
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?