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Element Gastropub, Raleigh, NC

Element Gastropub

4.4
4.4
307 Reviews
$31 to $50
Vegetarian / Vegan
Element: the simplest principal of a subject. Here at Element, we believe that sharing quality food and drink is the simplest and best way to create memories and cultivate friendships. Nestled in the great City of Oaks, Element is here to showcase that a plant-based meal can be delicious to both omnivores and vegan foodies alike. Executive Chef Lelia Kidd.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian / Vegan, Gastro Pub, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 11:00 am–8:30 pm Bar Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 703-6538

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Lelia Kidd

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Cross street

    City Plaza

  • Parking details

    There is street parking as well as 3 different parking decks located around the City Plaza area.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 307 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Healthy

  • Raleigh

    Healthy

  • Raleigh

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. GF

    GaryF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant period!!! Everything from the time you enter restaurant is top notch and the food is amazing!!!
  2. MG

    MarkG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the view was perfect. My spouse and I really enjoyed ourselves
  3. ET

    EllenT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had vegan food before and honestly went in expecting to not like it. I was completely blown away by how good the food was. I had the pulled pork sandwich and it was phenomenal. Definitely going back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    When we choose to go out we make a conscious effort to support local. It’s a double bonus if it’s vegan or has a few alternatives. Element Gastropub checks both of those boxes! As usual the food was great (it can be tough to find good vegan pub food). And as usual the service was lack luster. What should have been a 90 minute, at most, experience was a 145 minute patience test. The restaurant wasn’t overly busy. The server didn’t have too many tables, just a lack of attention. From now on I’ll order take out & be in control of my own timing for a meal.
  5. AW

    AnnaW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great!!!! Food is amazing
  6. TF

    TiffanyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious vegan options. The cucumber salad as well as the fried chick’n sandwich were so delicious.
  7. MM

    MichelleM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You would never know that is vegan food! It is absolutely delicious.
  8. MM

    MattM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eat Vegan food in town! I could eat the whole menu!
  9. IT

    IanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choices of vegan meals. Friendly wait staff
  10. CP

    ChiffonP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I really didnt need reservations, there were plenty of tables available indoors and out. Service was great and so was food. Great portion size.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The food was subpar, not the best. The menu is limited to only brunch on Sunday's which was a disappointment. Will not be returning.

    Element GastropubResponded on July 24, 2022You're upset because we serve brunch on Sunday? Yet we serve a full menu Tuesday - Saturday? Ok. Makes sense, not.

  12. B

    Bar7

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the home fries which were terrific and a waffle.
  13. l

    lawrence

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Excellent very personable and helpful waiter.
  14. C

    Customer

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Rude service. They tried to make us pay and tip as soon as food was served. They refused to give us the guest wifi password. The server first agreed to give me mayo and then refused. They give unwrapped straws and the restaurant isn't quite clean. I would have left if I didn't have a reservation.
  15. e

    etturner24

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good and great portions. Crispy chicken sandwich was delish and the peanut butter pie was to die!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Banging, the food is great and now animals were harmed in any way. Honestly you can’t tell the difference.
  17. DK

    DanaK

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing! Love this place so much! Would eat here every day if I could!
  18. n

    nishag68

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The host was less than accommodating. We reserved an outdoor table and there were three available when we arrived. One was not yet cleaned and we asked for the only other one available other than the one we were seated at. The host told us all the tables were reserved for 630pm which was the same time our reservation. It didn’t make sense to me. And sadly during our time at the restaurant no one sat at those other outdoor tables. Other than that minor disappointment our server John was informative and shared his preferences from the menu when asked. He was attentive and very thoughtful. Would definitely eat at element again and hopefully request John as our server. Thank you.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience4
    Love all plant based restaurants but I wish they had more fresh options…the potatoes could’ve been so great if not fried…keep things fresh and simple
  20. D

    Diab

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    They were sold out of my friend's first 2 choices 30 minutes after they opened??? The sangria was not good. They were also out of the beer I wanted after I sent back the sangria that I paid for. The food was subpar at best. The "brisket" was so spicy, it was inedible, and I like spicy food. It rained the evening we were there and the restaurant leaked with puddles of water on the floor. No bueno!!!
  21. PD

    PDangash

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice place, decent food. The staff needs to show more enthusiasm and energy to serve the customers.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Outdoor seating was nice, good atmosphere Food was pretty good, but had to make a second choice. As they were out of my first choice. Turned out fine. I can appreciate the mission of the restaurant, to serve only plant based food. Service was a bit spotty but they brought us some cookies to make up for it. They’re trying!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Food was fabulous, but service poor.
  24. MN

    MichelleN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious!! I want to try everything on the menu! A must see!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very delicious. Took a party of meat-eaters here and everyone had rave things to say. I had the Bahn-chi and it was incredibly spicy - delicious but any hotter and it would have been inedible. My dad had the chik’n sandwich and it was the best sandwich on the table next to the smash burger! Fries overall were better than the tots, in my opinion (less grease). My brother had a feature brisket sandwich which didn’t clarify any level of spiciness (other than the inclusion of jalapeños) and after four bites it was offensively hot. This was completely inedible and we were very disappointed that it wasn’t listed as a very spicy item. It was tasted by everyone at the table and we agreed the flavor was incredible, but it was such a shame it went to waste because it was so spicy. Overall, I would come back!
  26. L

    Luvgoodfood

    Miami

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Will definitely go back!!
  27. RK

    RichardK

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The special cocktail and sandwich menu for Animazement were must-try, and I’m so glad we did! The tomago “egg” salad & tonkatsu fried “pork” sandwiches were so good! As were the Dragon Ball Z and Hatsune Miko cocktails. Amazing as always.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  29. p

    pb123

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great. Had the Carolina Smash Burger. Salad was fresh. Bring an appetite, lots of food.
  30. KB

    KerriB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent vegan place to eat it would be nice to have better directions to parking. I suggest park in the parking garage next to the convention center at street parking was not available at all
  31. j

    jbart999

    Raleigh

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    this is a unique place, with all vegan or non-meat offerings. They use tofu and seitan and seasonings to mimic meat. Very good home fries or tots. Not clear that there is only a brunch menu on Sunday from the website menus required to view. Service was okay but not really that engaged. Well worth a visit and food is very tasty.
  32. JN

    JessicaN

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Elevated pub food, 100% vegan, seasonal, innovative, delicious.
  33. EE

    EmEs

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The sangria was really bad. It was a clear liquid in a tall wine glass so we assumed they had used white wine (not what we were expecting). But I’m actually not sure there was any wine in it at all. We could taste the peach schnapps but that was about it. The fruit included one pineapple chunk and one grape (I think). My wife is petite but drank the entire glass with no hint of a pleasant euphoria. Usually half a glass is more than enough for her. The cucumber salad was room-temperature. The tofu with kimchi was marginal. My burger was good and we enjoyed the tater tot appetizer. It was a good size for us, but it wasn’t what I would call a generous portion. It was an expensive meal so we expected higher quality and attention to detail. We did enjoy the outdoor seating and our waiter provided good service. I was not impressed by the cleanliness of the bathrooms. Since they have a great vegan menu I would tell friends about it but would also mention our experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best vegan burger I’ve ever had! Worth the drive from Chapel Hill.
  35. W

    Wendyg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Interesting and unique fries. Outdoor seating was very pleasant.
  36. CB

    ChadB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was really good. The staff was great, friendly and attentive. The noise level was a bit much though...
  37. EN

    ENILSEN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I had brunch last Sunday at Element, and it was delicious. I'm plant-based, so I may be biased, but the food is seriously amazing!! Try the plant chicken...you are welcome ;-)
  38. SF

    StevenF

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding from hostess friendliness to the greatest waitress and food quality. Drinks could be stronger.
  39. KS

    KellieS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The temperature of my barbecue sandwich was luke warm. And there was a lack of flavors in the barbecue sauce. Barbecue you shld be able to taste the spices. This did take away frm the enjoyment of the sandwich. Also my drink was brought with fruit on the rim of the glass. I saw the server’s hand “on the fruit” Whn he bought it to the table. This was very unsanitary to me. He had no glove on either. Also I understand the restaurant is small on the inside. However the 4 person tables are tooo small for 4 people!! Thrs no way 4 people can have water,drinks,staters then entrees at those tables! Table is no big enough. We only had 3 and the table was too small for our drinks & food! I still like the restaurant and the options. I will return.
  40. JR

    JeremyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We are new to the area and it is tough sometimes to find a good vegan restaurant. We are definitely going back for more, food was great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Element Gastropub using the Order Online button. Element Gastropub also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Element Gastropub is rated 4.4 stars by 307 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Element Gastropub

421 Fayetteville St Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    City Plaza

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 11:00 am–8:30 pm Bar Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian / Vegan, Gastro Pub, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is street parking as well as 3 different parking decks located around the City Plaza area.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Lelia Kidd

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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