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317 E Main St, First Floor, Front Royal, VA 22630-3206
+1 540-636-1695
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (19 reviews)
“scallops” (17 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
317 E Main St, First Floor, Front Royal, VA 22630-3206
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Reviewed yesterday

Element was recommended to us by someone in the Visitor Centre across the street. It was good enough for a quick lunch passing through, but I wouldn't come here for an occasion. The interior was dim and a bit soulless, even though several tables were...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The positive reviews led us to stop here for lunch as we were passing through town. We were not impressed. My wife’s quesadilla was “floppy” unlike others we have had. In my tomato crab dill soup, the tomato taste was so strong that I could...More

Thank mjrunderwater
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate lunch at Elements and will definitely return. my wife's Sala Nicois was first rate. The music playing in the background was pleasant and made Elements inviting.

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my wife after having a fantastic experience here a couple months ago. I ordered the nachos again which came out with large pieces of unseasoned dry pork. The chips barely had any cheese which was a let down. My stomach was...More

Thank maschipps
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Outstanding food in an atmosphere worthy of a special occasion. We ordered the scallops and the pan fried chicken. Yum!!

Thank amyelizabeth20170
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The four of us decided to drop in for lunch as we cruised thru Front Royal. It was about 1:30 during the week, so it was rather slow. Our waitress was well informed on the menu and made us feel comfortable. We started with the...More

1  Thank douglasa455
Reviewed 2 March 2018

An exceptional find in Front Royal Virginia, Element, located at 317 E. Main Street! We have been fortunate to enjoy both lunch and dinner and on both occasions a pleasant experience. The menus present a good selection of appetizers, main courses and desserts, with a...More

Thank rfdrewniak
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We stopped in for a late lunch on our way to Luray based on curbside appeal. We were so happy we did! The server was friendly from the start, offering to accommodate my kids with chicken tenders or pasta even though there is no kid's...More

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here for lunch twice this month and we don’t usually eat out often. The sandwiches are tremendous! Soooo delicious and huge! The tomato and crab soup with dill is just beyond expectations! The staff is super friendly. The restaurant is...More

Thank Shawna W
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on our way to SNP, and were delighted with the atmosphere, wine selection, and fresh food selections at Element. The dining room is spacious yet intimate and the lighting and decor made me want to stay all day. Nice to find...More

Thank Marilyn052_12
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Taylor B
20 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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 E Main St, First Floor, Front Royal, VA 22630-3206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Front Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 540-636-1695
  • E-mail
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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