Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.17mi
  2. Distance: 0.52mi
  3. Distance: 1.21mi
  4. Distance: 1.41mi
  1. Distance: 0.17mi
  2. Distance: 0.52mi
  3. Distance: 1.21mi
  4. Distance: 1.41mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.17mi
  2. Distance: 0.52mi
  3. Distance: 1.21mi
  4. Distance: 1.41mi
  1. Distance: 0.17mi
  2. Distance: 0.52mi
  3. Distance: 1.21mi
  4. Distance: 1.41mi

About Elements

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

2110 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Global, International, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Dinner
Monday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

CLOSED Sundays

Cross Street:
Raleigh Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 537-8780

Website:
http://www.elementsofchapelhill.com/

Catering:
Executive Chef Michael Chuong and team will design a custom tantalizing menu that you and your guests will be sure to enjoy.

Parking Details:
Parking is available within the East 54 plaza, 1st floor of the parking deck and behind East 54 on Preswick Road near Carter Finley Golf Course.

Public Transit:
Accessible via the Chapel Hill Transit on east 54.

Executive Chef:
Michael Chuong

Private Party Facilities:
Elements Offers 2 Private Dining Spaces for groups 8 up to 30 guests. We are available for Restaurant Buyouts for larger groups for Corporate Events, Weddings, and other Special Occasions.

Private Party Contact:
Van Chuong: (855) 409-5328

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Elements promises to deliver our guests an exquisite and unique dining experience. Birthdays, anniversaries, corporate dinners, rehearsal dinners, and special occasions will have Chef customized menus featuring the most fresh and seasonal products on the market, paired with unique wines, and complimented by an exquisite wait staff. Contact Van Chuong, ourprivate events coordinator for your next special event. van@elementsofchapelhill.com

Elements Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (48)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Special Occasion (42)
See All
Good for a Date (36)
Authentic (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Worth the Drive (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Romantic (19)
Business Meals (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Fun (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Healthy (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Spicy (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Casual (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Tapas (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Organic (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Seasonal (6)
Cozy (5)
Vegan (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
People Watching (1)
Waterfront (1)
Sort by
S
993 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Our group of five is always looking for a new place to celebrate our birthdays and decided to return to Elements for a second time because the experience was so positive the first time. Our waiter, Matthew Scott, was also our waiter the first time and he was as perfect as on our initial visit. We were not disappointed on any level and look forward to another visit soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Not as good as previous meals, more crowded and noisier than usual. Food and wine very good.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
·Dined on January 13, 2018

Really excellent service and creative, very well presented dishes made this an excellent dining experience. Very good advice on the wine. Quality scotch and bourbon selections available but not a lengthy selection. The dining environment was very comfortable with fresh flowers on the table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was outstanding in a comfortable atmosphere. Dishes were flavorful and sized well- not too heavy but plenty. Creative combinations of Asian fusion. Presentation was extremely well done. Service was outstanding and food arrived quickly. Trust their wine recommendations! Looking forward to returning. Worth the drive from Raleigh and easy parking.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Lovely meal tasting menu.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have enjoyed meals at Elements a number of times in the past, but New Years Eve dinner was disappointing. Oysters just covered in a cheese sauce, lobster salad was good, seafood and beef entree over cooked and dry. We waited over 20 minutes for a "hot" chocolate molten pudding only to receive a room temperature over cooked cake with powered sugar on top. I had the wine pairing and the wines were poorly selected and matched. Over all a real let down for a $180 dinner (plus tax and tip).

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The wait for our reservation was over 30 mins. Way too long. Then it was another 45 mins. Before our drink order was taken. Our waitperson was very nice but had too many tables to take care of. Once our orders were placed, the food came reasonably quickly and was very good. They seemed to be unprepared for a New Year’s Eve crowd.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve dinner was 4 courses with wine pairings. Simply outstanding from poached oysters to a lobster salad to choice of Beef Wellington or Salmon to a wonderful chocolate dessert . Everything was cooked to perfection and excellent presentation. The wine pairing were spot on. Their regular menu is exceptional as well...

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in NC! Fantastic service and a creative menu, with sushi served on the weekends. One of the top spots for sushi in the state. If you visit the area, Elements should be on your dining list.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was overall ok, but Korean menus are over priced, sushi and nigiri were fine.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always have a great meal, never a bad plate. Mostly go on sushi nights!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Elements is one of our favorite restaurants for fine dining, and this evening was no exception. The blend of Asian flavors into, this time, a huge pork chop was superb. Service was attentive and pleasant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Best crispy fried oysters I have ever had. The salmon "emperor" was also excellent and innovative.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My wife Judy and I had walnut prawns and they were real good.
The other couple we took out for dinner had hot pot, and salmon wellington.
They were giving us raves about them.

Thanks for a wonderful evening at your restaurant.

Best,
Claude Stout
Pittsboro, NC

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Spicy, Cozy, Romantic, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

SLOW but good, but slow!! Was Christmas Eve so I will give them some slack. Waitress made a big deal about bringing bread, then brought 3 small pieces for 4 people, which seemed silly.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent, unique food, great (very friendly) service, great location. Good for special occasions (we went on Christmas Eve), but also good for "everyday" nice meals.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Spicy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Elements menu continues to evolve, making it a delight to visit often. The grilled cauliflower and quinoa side was artfully seasoned, making it a hearty side. The sushi was fresh and vibrant; I enjoyed the Budda roll.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We requested a quiet table and were pleasantly surprised to be seated in a quiet alcove off the main dining room of the restaurant. Our guests had a couple of special requests due to dietary restrictions, and these requests were accommodated graciously. Food was well presented and arrived as described on the menu. The miso soup, which was an accompaniment to two of the entees was lack luster and lukewarm. However, my husband’s pho with beef tenderloin was particularly flavorful and deliciously aromatic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent food delivered in a nice presentation. Service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food is average with good portion as a fine dining.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Bar service was extremely slow (at the bar) while waiting for our table. Our waitress was trying her best, but the bar service later at the table was a disappointment. Food was great.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Enjoyed it very much! Great go-to neighborhood restaurant which I highly recommend.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Food was delicious, but the noise level was way too loud which made it
very hard to hear. Restaurant was crowded and the service was slow and
not very attentive.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great spot for a business meeting. Food is tasty, unique and does not leave you fwelding light and able to complete the remaining part of your day.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Organic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Vegan, Romantic, Good for Groups, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our second time at Elements for a special dinner. It is a truly splendid place to dine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Wonderful creative food that never disapoints. A range of dishes for all palets.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Had a great birthday celebration. One of my favorite restaurants

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Fun, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Organic, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Spicy, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

Tables could be a little larger. Food and presentation and service excellent

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

superlative service, imaginative menu but execution was disappointing. Salmon in pastry was over cooked and looked a little lost on the large plate without accompaniments. Bread rolls are beautiful to look at but much too sweet. the seafood dish looked messy and all I could taste was soy sauce, altogether disappointing as we had heard rave reviews and it was a special occasion.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 21, 2017

As always the food at Elements did not disappoint. From the fried calamari and summer rolls appetizers to the many different dinner dishes we tried to the wonderful desserts we finished with. Worth the drive from Apex or Raleigh every time!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Currently my favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill. Creative menu, fitting for the season. Roasted cauliflower with quinoa and cranberries is absolutely fantastic as are their lamb chops. Wine list is excellent (also decent selection of open wines if you just want a glass). If you are a sushi fan, make sure you come on a sushi night (sushi not available all nights to guarantee freshness). Menu is very creative whether you decide to have a main or several small plates. Super friendly and helpful waitstaff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great . Good food, great service, and friendly. We plan to return soon with more friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Elements was excellent overall as I organized a meeting of 7 people to discuss a Symposia at Duke University OLLI. Everything was perfect from the food to service to value for the meals.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 14, 2017

As always, Elements is our favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill. It is excellent for every day dining or special events like anniversaries.

Your staff is always friendly and really knows and explains the different courses that are available.

As always, thank you, Rick Every

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

this is one of my favorite restaurants, the food never disappoints, the ambiance and service are great. I love Elements, just wish they would offer the pate more often which I love.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious sushi, and fabulous Cesar salad!
We’ll defo be back for sushi night soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious, simple fusion cuisine. Fresh food with interesting flavors and the meals are unique and different.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Lovely experience from beginning to end. We loved our beet salad which was both tasty and well balanced. I had the lamb chops which were amazing. Perfectly seasoned and cooked! The dessert was so satisfying too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was awesome and the service was top-drawer. Any entree on the menu can be adapted to meet the wishes of the customers. On the down side, the noise level was high and there was little structure to absorb sound. Otherwise the decor was comfortably modern and easy on the eyes.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Elements is always a favorite. The cuisine is superb, flavorable and interesting. The price is reasonable, and staff terrific. Every meal is excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.