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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%
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“quail” (13 reviews)
“tomato crab” (8 reviews)
“soup” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
317 E Main St, First Floor, Front Royal, VA 22630-3206
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank amyelizabeth20170
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank douglasa455
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 17 December 2017

I have had two lunches there and enjoyed both times. A perfect spot to relax after window shopping. A more formal atmosphere, the service was good. I would reccomend it.

Thank Chap W
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Fresh food but they will charge you for bread and butter - either item together or separately (yes, they charge for butter!).

Thank Josephina217
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Large serving of fish with hand cut fresh fries and water. My boyfriend liked his meal, too. I was very thirsty, and the waiter attentively refilled my water and provided more lemon. Everyone in the restaurant was happy. If I ever pass through again, I...More

Thank Mariah S
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Exceptional wine list and amazing food. Great atmosphere and staff. Excellent location as well. Take a stroll around Main St or the gazebo on your way out. Charm is everywhere.

Thank Poland79
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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
USD 10 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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