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) #9 of 60 Restaurants in Front Royal $$ - $$$ American, International,
317 E. Main Street, Front Royal, VA 22630
+1 540-636-1695
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
317 E. Main Street, Front Royal, VA 22630
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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,...More

Thank 1101Traveler
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...More

Thank TheHeyseed
Reviewed 18 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
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
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank kckmk
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank bothenjs
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We spent the night in Front Royal and happened on Element by chance. It was an attractive space, and we were pleased to have found it. It had innovative cocktails, a nice wine list, and a great menu. We settled on a Caesar salad--the croutons...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We took friends to the Element for dinner. We shared the special appetizer which was more than enough for the four of us...and perfectly flavored. Brandon was a fine waiter and Deborah talked to us for a while and talked about some of the events...More

Thank Lee R
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We ate here thinking there was not much Front Royal had to offer, and were we Pleasantly Surprised! An innovative menu that offered a range of dishes and styles. The quail was not your standard preparation and done quite well, my wife had scallops and...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was our first and long overdue visit. It just recently relocated and was closed for weeks of renovation. Upon arrival we were immediately greeted by a very cheerful hostess who sat us immediately. Our waiter arrived promptly and took our order. He also was...More

Thank Roy K
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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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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: 317 E. Main Street, Front Royal, VA 22630
  • 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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