The food was excellent, the serivce courteous and plentiful. The only reason I can think of why it was almost completey empty on a Saturday evening is that the location is out of the way, in a hotel off Sunrise Valley. Definitely recommend it for the food. The crab cakes were stuffed full of crab - hardly and bread - and came with a delicious mustard sauce that was flavorful without having too much of a bite. The asparagus was crisp and perfectly cooked; the filet tender and flavorful.
The steaks were delicious and big!
Both the food and service at Elements on Level One were very good to excellent. We tried this restaurant on a Friday evening for our first time there, and were very satisfied with our meals. Being a Friday night in a Hotel that probably caters mostly to business travelers - the restaurant was probably around half-full, and low key. Our waiter provided excellent service - he was attentive, he provided recommendations, and he didn't come on too strong. The food was very good with the right combinations of seasoning and flavors, and the portions were generous. My wife had the lamb chops, which were more like a rack of lamb, and I had the roast chicken. As a restaurant within a hotel, Elements exceeded our expectations.
Elements at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel have the absolute best crab cakes (little bread filing, more crab meats) that I've tasted anywhere in the NoVA area! Request Michael as your Waiter - he is exceptional!
Food was great and the restaurant was quiet -- we were there on Monday night, so not many people were around -- good service and quick. The chocolate mashed potato cake, was actually very good!
Very mellow for an early weekend dinner... practically had the place to ourselves. Waiter was attentive but not overbearing, and gave us some great recommendations (Calimari and Crab Cakes).
We had an early reservation (6:30) and there were only 2 other tables occupied. Food was excellent, large portions which was great for my 20-somethings. Calamari was lightly battered and not overcooked, tuna was cooked to perfection, nice "crust" and rare on the inside, veggies were al dente, crab cakes were full of crab and nicely seasoned. Now for the location: it's remote, in a hotel, and hard to get to. They need to bring in some entertainment and offer a happy hour with heavy hors doeuvres to get folks to come in.
Restaurant is in the Hyatt Dulles hotel. It is a more-or-less open area off of the lobby. On Friday night it was very quiet, but probably would not be during the week. The food was good. I ordered Lamb Chops and they brought me what I would call a rack of lamb, so there was plenty. My wife had a chicken dish that was slightly overdone. The service was good, but there seemed to be some confusion amongst the staff as to what person was doing what job (i.e., hostess, server, etc.) All-in-all it was a pleasant evening and everything was better than average.
We were there for their Thanksgiving buffet for the second time. The buffet was great, esp loved the chicken and bacon salad. The turkey and all of the sides were wonderful and you could tell all were made from fresh ingredients. Husband loved the prime rib. They had two, one rare and one medium to well done. Wine list was small but very good; prices were reasonable esp for a hotel restaurant.
Delicious cuisine and outstanding service. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and at home. I highly recommend this most excellent restaurant.
A little pricey, per my date, but absolutely nice.
Waitress was very attentive, and pleasant. We had the filet mignon and penne pasta dishes, both were rather bland. Very expensive for this area.
Nowhere on the Open Table website did it say this restaurant is in the lobby of a Hyatt, where there was a convention and a wedding swelling that lobby. The service, even getting our water, was extremely slow, and there were only 4 tables taken in the whole restaurant. He forgot the salad which was pretty dull when it finally arrived. While the lamb was very good, and the crab cakes excellent, the seafood paella was tasteless except for lots of salt and extremely fishy. There was no subtlety, no layers of flavor. The recommended wine was very good with the paella. Desserts were acceptable. But the waiter forgot to return our credit card.
The food and wine were excellent. Crab cakes, scallops, veal ossobuco, pork loin were all perfectly executed. The famous chocolate mashed potato cake was nice, but not outstanding.
The ambiance was probably the least positive aspect of the restaurant. The hotel is pretty but the restaurant is just too empty, tucked in a corner. The other negative was the fact that the waiter brought ugly take-away boxes to our table and made us pack. It just didn't look very elegant :)
We had a wonderful time. The waiters were friendly, the food was great (especially the Ribeye...wow!), and we got the private booth we requested - it was a great experience.
The food was great and the servers were very friendly.
It was a great experience. Food was outstanding. Service was attentive. Excellent for families - especially young children. We all had a good time. We felt that you really wanted us there. And we'll be back!
The Mothers' Day brunch is wonderful. We try to go every year.
Went for lunch. Food was good, service very attentive. No complaints.
Food was excellent, a little too dark. I didn't like that they don't honor Opentable's cheque policy of refunding if not all spent on your meal.
The food was overpriced. The salad was too vinegary and the pork was dry. The service we received was excellent.
We went on a very quiet Friday night- hardly anyone there. My wife had the salmon, which she enjoyed. I ordered the ribeye and it was really bad. Overcooked and a skinny piece of meat. I was told afterwards by our server that the chef was not there so the food was being prepared by less experienced cooks. It obviously showed. They took mine off the check and bought us a drink at the bar. I'd probably give it another try but call first to make sure there was an actual chef on hand.
The name is a bit deceiving as this restaurant is in a Hyatt Hotel. The wait staff was superb and bent over backward to make the meal enjoyable - sadly they could not overcome the kitchen; crab cakes littered with shell, pasta starchy and stuck together. The ambiance was dreary, although the nearby barroom seemed to be fun and lively.
Quiet on Saturday evening, kid friendly on menu and service. Hard to find.
Typical hotel restaurant which in my experience isn't a good thing. Just off the lobby with an open bar nearby which makes it very crowded and noisy. Claims to be a wine place but the wine list was pretty limited and the wines we had were mediocre.
Elements (On Level One) is conveniently located and has great food - very impressive actual. Great selection with many locally-sourced ingredients. Definitely would recommend the salmon (their menu changes, but most of what you see is a similar variation to what they usual have.) Will return!
Located in the Hyatt Hotel in Dulles, this restaurant is ideal if you're interested in someplace for a nice dinner and quite conversation. There weren't many people when we were there at 7:00 p.m. on Valentine's Day. Several folks appeared to be hotel guests. Our food was very good -- crab cakes, tuna. The vegetables -- asparagus -- were cooked perfectly to our liking. The calamari was fine, nothing special. The wine choices by the glass were adequate. The service was prompt and out waitress was very pleasant. The tables are far enough apart that you're not intruding on other's conversations. The bar adjoins the lobby, so it is convenient if anyone is interested in an after dinner drink and continued conversation.
Wonderful customer service and our order came very quickly. We went during breakfast.
There were very few other diners as most of the activity was in nearby private party rooms. This may have been the reason for the devoted attention and quiet. The result was a great experience and the best tip I have given in recent memory. The wait staff was much more professional than I would expect at a hotel venue.
Limited menu which actually makes the decision much easier so I find no fault with that. Located in the Hyatt,Dulles Airport. Small and fairly divided off as opposed to one big open room (which we also liked) Food was excellent, prices were as expected. Wait staff did not bug us to death. I gave it an 8-9 out of 10.
Huge portions for entrees. Crabcakes are excellent-- enough to share.
I am very underwhelmed the food should not have been $30.00 a plate for what was served!
I like going there for new employee lunches. Food was very good. Service was attentive and efficient. Atmosphere is classy.
I think once they have finished renovating it will be much nicer. Although the menu was limited the food overall was pretty good.
My husband thought his food was excellent - fish appetizer and entree. I am a vegetarian and was looking forward to the home made pasta that I saw mentioned in reviews. My dish was very disappointing, just a few vegetables thrown on packaged pasta and a big lump of goats cheese on top drowned in a ton of beans.
Since the Elements on Level One is in a hotel (Hyatt at Dulles)we were our expectation were low. The choices were very basic but had a selection of local products. We had the chicken and it was very tasty. It was not dry and had a lot of flavor. This is not a destination location but the food and service was very good.
Elements at Level One was great- the server was very attentive and friendly and the food was delicious! Surprisingly, it was pretty empty for a Thursday night. I will definitely dine here again.
Fantastic Mother's Day Brunch. Jazz band was great. Henry was our server and he was very attentive, polite, and provided excellent service.
Pleasant and good service; a very good and impressive array of food, from oysters to chicken and black bean salad; pleasant and relaxed atmosphere that was also posh enough to impress; a very well done event.
Easter brunch was great! Plan on going for Mother's Day