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) #8 of 60 Restaurants in Front Royal €€ - €€€ American, International,
206 S Royal Ave, First Floor, Front Royal, VA 22630-3206
+1 540-636-9293
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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206 S Royal Ave, First Floor, Front Royal, VA 22630-3206
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I lived in the DC Metro area for the past decade, moving to Front Royal to avoid the "cons" of city living. One of the "pros" of a large metro area, especially one with ethnic diversity, is the availability of very good restaurants. Element compares...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Several of our friends have been singing the praises of Element so we (3) decided to give it a try last night! We started with appetizers of mussels and calamari; the calamari were--without a doubt--the best we have had anywhere. We ate about three-fourths of...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 25 April 2017 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...More

Thank Parrot C
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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...More

Thank Ted E
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
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....More

Thank GC1515
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...More

6  Thank Anni S
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...More

Thank Danageld R
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,...More

Thank 1101Traveler
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...More

Thank TheHeyseed
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Taylor B
What is the difference between Element, Apartment 2G and J's Gourmet? They appear to be owned by the same people, the Gedneys. So who does it all work? Who, what, where, when and how?
20 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 206 S Royal Ave, First Floor, Front Royal, VA 22630-3206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Front Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 540-636-9293
  • 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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