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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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“quail” (12 reviews)
“tomato crab” (7 reviews)
“soup” (16 reviews)
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American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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317 E. Main Street, Front Royal, VA 22630
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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

On our way home and found this place on Tripadvisor. So glad we stopped. Excellent food! Cute place, good wine selection, and great food! The tomato crab dill soup was amazing!

Thank RobynD804
Reviewed 20 August 2015

My husband and I were visiting Front Royal and asked locals about good restaurants in the area. They named quite a few, but with this one, they said the restaurant had a"real" chef, and they even went into detail about some of the menu items....More

Thank Dottie F
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Stopped for lunch as did everyone else in town it seemed so the one waiter couldn't begin to keep up. Too bad because the meal was excellent. I had the Caeser Salad with the best roast chicken topping ever. Needed more dressing as did my...More

Thank Wayne N
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I heard about this restaurant by looking the experiences of other customers. It is was a good choice. The chief is a great one. A good association of flavor and textures. The service was great. I had a lot of question and in each case...More

Thank damien m
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Delicious, laid back, and a surprise! I had scallops and husband had quail. Both were delicious. Wine was great. Don't miss this cute little restaurant!

Thank vatraveler109
Reviewed 1 August 2015

I love The Element when I want a lunch in a calm setting where I can talk with my wife. It is small a small room with great friendly service and an interesting selections, including a soup of the day. Everything is freshly prepared. I...More

Thank 882Traveler
Reviewed 31 July 2015

We ordered their steak, scallops, and pan-seared chicken dinner entrees and found them all to be bland-tasting. The staff was very kind and attentive, however. I would skip this place and find somewhere else to eat.

Thank TravelingShoesBeck
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Small restaurant with tasteful, artsy decor. The dishes are creative and delicious. Very friendly and helpful service. Also has an extensive wine collection and wine specials.

Thank Epicurus444
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We enjoyed a delicious dinner and great service. The menu is eclectic with foods freshly prepared. When visiting Front Royal, don't miss this opportunity to enjoy great food and dine with the friendly locals. When we are visiting Front Royal, we will return.

Thank Ed H
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We were recommended by some local people to try this place, this was lucky as it is not as prominent as some other eateries and we may well have passed it by. The menu was very impressive and we saw other diners food passing by...More

Thank PeterFindon
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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
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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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