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206 S Royal Ave, First Floor, Front Royal, VA 22630-3206
+1 540-636-9293
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Front Royal, Virginia
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

New location is wonderful. Lots of room yet cozy. Staff very friendly. Curry chicken salad is excellent and I would recommend it.

Thank pecks1
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this lovely restaurant whilst looking for a late lunch with colleagues when passing through the town. The lunch menu was an original, eclectic mix of options that should cater for most tastes and incredibly reasonable given the quality of the foods served. Five of us ate and unanimously agreed this was a stand out meal. Highly recommend... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I have eaten at Element twice now. The first time the "jerk" veggie dish was nothing like jerk, it was oddly sweet. The waitress took the uneaten dish without saying a word. I didnt complain but had hoped she would see that I didnt eat it and ask about it. My companions meal was so so . Service was slow... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 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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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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.

Thank 1101Traveler
Front Royal, Virginia
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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 

Thank TheHeyseed
Linden, Virginia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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.

Thank SteveInLinden
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 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.

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 29 September 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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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?