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“Stands Out in Front Royal” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Element

Element
Ranked #8 of 87 Restaurants in Front Royal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Upperville, Virginia
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13 reviews
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“Stands Out in Front Royal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

Had most enjoyable lunches at this small cafe. The food is always fresh and to my surprise they had a most reasonable wine list and prices to match.

Visited September 2012
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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“Excellent cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a lovely place, run along the lines of a quality European bistro. It's tiny. The food is exquisite, the best we had during our 3 weeks touring the USA. Exceptional and highly recommended.

Visited October 2012
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Veksoe, Denmark
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“Best meal on this trip so far”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

If you happen to spend the night in Front Royal, do not hesitate to visit Elements for supper. The restaurant serves superb food in a very friendly environment, service is excellent and best of all, you don't get ripped off! Try it!

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Virginia
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“The absolute best in Front Royal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

Don't go anywhere else until you have gone to Element. The food is outstanding and the owners have really made it into a great restaurant. The roasted chicken is incredible and so are the mignonettes with blue cheese.

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Columbia, Maryland
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“Dinner at Element 10/18/12”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Six of us had dinner at Element in Front Royal, VA on a rainy night in mid-October. Because the lower level was packed, we were seated upstairs in their reservation-only space 'Apartment 2G'.
Service was somewhat slow, but only because they were so busy downstairs. We were in no hurry.
All of our dinners were very good or better. The roast chicken with mashed potatoes was delicious as was my wife's shrimp and pasta. One couple had the scallops, and they were also outstanding.
We all thought their prices were quite reasonable for the quality of food, service, and wine that they provide. We would not hesitate to recommend Element to anyone visiting Front Royal. They will accept reservations for Saturday nights at the upstairs space only for groups of four or more with a week's advance notice.

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