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317 E. Main Street, Front Royal, VA 22630
+1 540-636-1695
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
317 E. Main Street, Front Royal, VA 22630
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband & I went to Elements for dinner and really enjoyed it. We had the calamari for an appetizer - delicious - light breading and yummy dipping sauce. For dinner, I had the mussels appetizer and my husband had a chicken pasta dish (can't...More

Thank Jackie E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner there last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had the chicken rustico and it was so delicious...the sauce was divine...very flavorful...and the veggies and chicken were perfect. My husband really enjoyed the shrimp and udon noodles. Our waiter, Jim,...More

Thank Jjeason
Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel to VA every year and stay in Front Royal . I love this place as it is close to Holiday Inn, and has great food, atmosphere and decent wine list.

Thank bothenjs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, we had an amazing cheese board and good quality wine. The main courses looked amazing but we were just looking for a light snack which we were able to have here

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are here for Mother's Day and it was my second visit to this restaurant. It was a prebooking/prepaid event so not something you could have decided to do that day. The pictures are of the main courses but there were also other courses. Everything...More

Thank 727alishas
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Had the rustica chicken and it was marvelous. Service was excellent without being obtrusive. Highly recommend.

Thank KirstenThor
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Element is one of our home-town, go-to restaurants. We probably visit about once a month. I almost always have the scallops and have never been disappointed in how perfectly they are cooked...their scallops have become the standard by which I judge seafood restaurants in Massachusetts!...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 7 August 2017

They've done an amazing transformation of the space. I grew up in Front Royal with Frank's as a women's clothing store, so it's great to see it remade into such an excellent restaurant. The food was extremely good and appropriately priced. And the hostess and...More

Thank Roberta L
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

After leaving the Front Royal Visitors Center, we explored the restaurant that was highly recommended: ELEMENT. Not only were we pleasantly surprised by the sleek industrial interior, but also at the amazing "wall of wine" upon entering. And to my liking, they had several different...More

Thank Carmelle N
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We needed to find a place for lunch before going along the Skyline Drive. Element was an interesting, local restaurant option in the heart of Front Royal. We were most pleasantly surprised by both the excellent service we received and the Marrakech tacos. We both...More

Thank UwchlanJohn
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Taylor B
21 October 2016|
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Response from Lee R | Reviewed this property |
Taylor, Also, J's Gourmet is a hangover from previous owner. There was a great gourmet and wine shop as part of the establishment back then. When the Gedney's took over they converted the building to dining establishment... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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: 317 E. Main Street, Front Royal, VA 22630
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Front Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 540-636-1695
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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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