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206 S Royal Ave, First Floor, Front Royal, VA 22630-3206
+1 540-636-9293
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had Mussels seem under cooked and soft it reminds me of raw oysters but had a good taste . I'm wondering is I'll get sick. Also had the wedge salad which that was good. The calamari was good. I'll have to come back and give it another try.

Thank Parrot C
Quinton, Virginia
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Element is, by far, the very best restaurant in Front Royal. They must have some very talented and well-trained chefs working there as the food is absolutely terrific. They have an extensive wine selection as well. The wait staff are thorough, friendly, prompt and well-informed about the menu and all the variations. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and think... More 

Thank Ted E
Front Royal, Virginia
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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 

Thank GC1515
Guangzhou, China
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 

Thank Danageld R
Edgartown, Massachusetts
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 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
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
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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

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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?