Elements

4.8
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1490 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fusion / Eclectic
OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thanksgiving Prix Fixed Menu & Limited Dinner Menu Available
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SUSHI NIGHTS- Thursday, Friday & Saturdays starting at 5 pm.

From the moment you walk in to the last delicious morsel you will taste, we promise to deliver a unique and exquisite dining experience. Our cuisine combines classical as well as modern Asian and European cooking techniques to enhance the flavors of local and sustainable ingredients. Our menu changes often to capitalize on the freshest and most seasonal fare. We believe George Barnard Shaw said it best when he said. There is no love sincerer than the love of food." We couldn't agree more. From fork to mouth, we wish you good eats.

Chef Michael and the Elements Team
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OT
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

All was great, EXCEPT the waitress started clearing the table before we were all finished with our dinner!

D
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We ordered a dish to be gluten free but was delivered with spring rolls containing gluten. I ordered the special, black grouper, and after a few minutes was told the item was no longer available. After selecting a different item I was told they had the black grouper. Other than that we had a great dinner.

CY
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It would be difficult to find a nicer place. Our experience is with several visits at lunch for both family and business events. We give our enthusiastic review

M
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Asian fusion menu, we enjoyed a wonderful birthday lunch with friends.

s
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our visit here with friends visiting from out of town. Terrific, unusual menu and flawless service.

B
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time with family visiting from out of town for Thanksgiving!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not so good if you want a fancy restaurant, but good for not-so-formal dining. The price is a bit high, the sushi is good, the Thanksgiving menu is so so, and it is a little noisy.

GS
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Walnut Shrimp is fabulous and everything else is at least wonderful.

J
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Elements!! I can’t think of a better place to go out to dinner !! Great menu and always with great specials and the service is amazing !

A
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were extremely fortunate to enjoy Thanksgiving lunch at Elements. The service was impeccable and the meal, while traditional Thanksgiving fare, was expertly prepared and the best I have ever eaten. The servers were extremely pleasant and made us feel welcome. We hope to return often - and definitely for another holiday meal.

AC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our overall experience at Elements. The food was beautifully prepared and tasted great! The service was warm and hospitable. The servers were knowledgeable and the timing of each course was well executed. The price was a bit higher than expected.

BC
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional as usual. One of our favorite restaurants.

NC
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Four of us enjoyed a birthday evening at Elementals where it waiter was very much available and accommodating to some odd requests and made our bday gurl feel special. Dirty martinis and Manhattans made just right! We indulged in the specials and crabmeat noodles. Do not miss the coconut cake with dolce de Lethe. Atmosphere is very plain. Not modern- plain. !

VA
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was OK but nothing special. I dined there a few times in the past, my biggest complaint is that their menu is not changing for years, so everything is too predictable.

NB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We dined at Elements Nov. 21st. I order the double boned pork chop which I had had in the past and thoroughly enjoyed it. Recommended it to my guest and he ordered it as well. The chop arrived with only one bone and not nearly as tender as I have in the past.
My wife ordered a sushi dish which included a tuna sushi but to her surprise the tuna sushi was sparingly dressed with tuna. No repeat on that dish.
Please do not get me wrong, we love Elements, it is a go-to restaurant for us. This is the only somewhat negative experience we have ever had there and we will certainly return.

OT
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service was exceptional. We will be back soooon!

s
Raleigh
35 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

consistently excellent; particularly the sushi. Service excellent. Can't go wrong.

MG
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding Food and our waiter was fabulous.

d
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Elements is always good in our experiences, this time it was exceptionally good! The entire meal and experience were outstanding.

JF
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Elements although we were very familiar with the Chef from 'an. Every item we had was absolutely delicious and we were so happy to see that the walnut prawns from 'an had been retained on the menu. The wine list is also one of the best we have seen.

SL
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elements continues to please every time we go. With a constantly changing menu and wonderful daily specials you will never be disappointed.

j
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a refreshing dining experience. A wonderful visit with great staff, food and ambience.
The pumpkin soup was a hit, not too sweet. The prawn dish was A+++.
Will visit again.

RO
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Eclectic environment. Superb service. Highly recommend.

NE
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Intriguing and eclectic menu. We will be going back!

EL
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back! Happy, festive ambience, friendly staff & very delicious tastings, wonderful wine selection!
Bravo!!

C
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elements consistently serves fresh, flavorful, beautifully presented food. I highly recommend!

R
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is always excellent and very creative.

CY
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, attractive food presentation,attentive service, enjoyable meal.

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RL
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great find. First time to Chapel Hill. Food and service exceeded our expectations. Try it. You will be glad you did!

C
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Two couples on a Tuesday night - arrived to a gracious welcome and seated promptly. We ordered two starters to share: Calamari (VERY tender, interesting seasonings) and charred broccoli (unique, delicious). Moved on to the Waygu steak, crab stuffed flounder special, ahi tuna tacos, a starter but perfect for someone with a small appetiite. Lovely, delish. Can't rembember the 4th entree right now.

Very professional but not intrusive service, just there when we needed him. Plates cleared promptly, silverware replaced frequently. The words "no problem" were never uttered. (My pet peeve! We are guests of the restaurants and it's not a problem to serve us? Pleezz!)

Relaxed intervals without any pestering. Ordered two shared desserts, coconut cake and bread pudding. Also delish!

We've been dining out around CH for a very long time and this is one of the top meals ever. We've visited Elements before (nice) but this night was very different. Exceeded expectations. When we left three hours later, we were still in a state of awe. Congrats to the staff.

JC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu! The food was creative, yet authentic! The recommendations were right on! I would return!

RH
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great find! Staying at the Aloft, we decided to try Elements out and boy were we pleased. The food was wonderful (best described as Asia-fusion) and the wait staff outstanding. Our first there we were served by Matt and more recently by James - both extremely attentive. We would highly recommend it!

SG
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great meal and service, as it always is, elements keeps getting better --- and the drinks, fabulous. could not have been better

B
Savannah
58 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite place to dine in Chapel Hill. Food and service are always outstanding.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. Love going here! My only complaint would be that the lighting is a bit too bright in the dining room. Lower light would give off a more elegant dining experience.

CD
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill. The food is great, especially the tuna tacos and the beet salad, and the service is excellent. It is a bit loud, which could be a problem for someone who has hearing problems, as I do, but I asked for and received the corner seat that opened up, and it was not a problem there. I have been there half a dozen times, and everything I have tried there was great.

LP
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First dining experience at Elements. Cocktails were creative and wonderful. Food was also creative, beautifully presented and wonderful flavors. Four of us dined, each having something different and we all loved (AND SHARED) what we had. We will be back.

LH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just amazing food and great service. one of the best restaurants I have ever been to!

JG
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was terrific. This is a local restaurant and we go there relatively frequently for dinner or lunch. This was one of the best meals we’ve had there. Tuna three ways, sushi, asparagus and scallops all very well cooked. My only reservation ins that we had a group of 6 seated near us featuring two women with braying laughs which contributed to a fairly high noise level but not much Elements can do about that. All in all a very enjoyable meal.

a
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server was so sweet and helpful! She took the time to thoroughly explain all the vegetarian options for me and the best fish and sushi options for my partner. Everything was fresh, healthy and delicious. There’s plenty of wine options and creative cocktails. Dessert was a bonus we didn’t need but so worth it. The ambiance is perfect for date night and the restaurant is both comfortable and classy. I highly recommend it and we will be coming back whenever we are in town.