Elements

4.8
1132 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Global, International, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Dinner
Monday - Saturday 5:00 pm - Closing

CLOSED Sundays
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Phone number
(919) 537-8780
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Chuong
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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.
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Private party contact
Van Chuong: (855) 409-5328
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Catering
Executive Chef Michael Chuong and team will design a custom tantalizing menu that you and your guests will be sure to enjoy.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Raleigh Road
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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.
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Public transit
Accessible via the Chapel Hill Transit on east 54.
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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, our private events coordinator for your next special event. van@elementsofchapelhill.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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LP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A genuinely enjoyable spot with a menu that's always intriguing. We were three adults on a quiet evening mid-week. We were greeted at once and our seating requests were honored. We found the wine room rather dark and too cool so we were re-seated outside without undue fuss. We shared a series of small plates, all delicious especially the mussels. One main dish was scallops (5 stars!). The other two mains were the noodles bowls, one with steak, the other vegetarian. Holy smokes, the steak bowl was terrific, as was the vegetarian (delightfully light fried tofu squares). Both were great and the vegetarian option was filled to overflowing with bright fresh vegetables, so many that we passed it around and still couldn't finish it. We'll be back soon.

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KK
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Never disappointed in Elements. Took a friend to lunch there her first time and she enjoyed it. Very good service from Matt as usual. Food great. Would always recommend Elements to anyone. My favorite restaurant.

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f
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

delicious, as always! Will be dining there again. The dishes are always so creative.

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DC
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and service were very good however this was another very, very noisy restaurant. Just not possible to carry on a reasonable across the table with my date. Maybe lunch time would have been better

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C
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently flavorful food and excellent service.

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HN
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Elements several times and never had a bad meal and have left completely happy with the experiences. The service is fast and the wait staff is constantly available and attentive.

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CH
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Surprised that the poke was " deconstructed". it was unusual and flavorful.

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GM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service. Food presentation and taste were excellent.

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FB
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second trip to Elements did not disappoint. Shared the mussels and fresh roll small plates - both delicious. Broth on mussels was amazing. Had the shrimp and salmon entrees which were both excellent. The atmosphere is lively, a bit noisy for our table conversation, but certainly not a deterrent to our returning.

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AS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat in Chapel Hill. The fantastic dishes, great service, and pleasant atmosphere make for a super dining experience. I highly recommend this restaurant, and actually do all the time.

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VB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance were outstanding, but the food was not remarkable given the prices. And it was annoying that inexpensive sides such as bread and extra rice carried charges.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants on the east coast. Never a bad meal here.

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SC
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and presented beautifully. Service was excellent as well. The main dining area is a little noisy, especially for a larger group to hear one another, but overall it was a wonderful dinner and we would return.

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W
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was uniformly good and the patio dining was wonderful, although a bit more traffic noise from Raleigh Road than I would like. I especially liked the grilled cauliflower.

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GD
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Wonderful meal. Great food & service BUT be sure to request seating in main dining room which has attractive decor (as you enter) look right. We were seated in fairly unattractive section,

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p
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and the presentation was outstanding. They had some great tuna specials that weren't on the menu. The sushi was a bargain as an appetizer. I would highly recommend the scallop entree! The wine menu was large and the waiter made nice pairing recommendations.

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S
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was extremely good. The yellowfin tuna special was among the best tuna dishes I have ever had. The walnut prawns are always delicious. Service was prompt and courteous.

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ZZ
Raleigh
43 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Elements is one of our favorite restaurants. We go there for special occasions as well as lunches
s well as their wine tastings and special menus.

We are never disappointed.

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m
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

With the exception of the noise level, everything about this restaurant was excellent. When the tables are fully or mostly occupied, it is difficult to hear a table companion with out raising your voice level, at least in the main dining room.

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PO
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Elements is a wonderful restaurant for amazing tastes, quality food and tasteful drinks. Everything that comes out of the kitchen is exceptional.

If it is seeking opportunities to improve, It is noisy.... They would do well to install some noise dampers like soft sheeting on the walls. Aside from the elements is terrific.

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G
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Also very good value.

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CL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New to the area and think Elements is quite a find. Outstanding food, beautiful presentation, original combinations and friendly staff. Will definitely be back and recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

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f
Charlotte
51 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food; amazing setting... spectacular service! Could not have been better!

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t
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Elements has been consistent and has not yet disappointed. It is one of our "go to" restaurants, when we feel like going out, and it is close to home. I would describe as Asian Fusion. Their sushi is very good as a starter, or primary. The specials are generally really creative and good. My wife has the Chilian sea bass special on this trip, which was outstanding. The service is competent and not overly intrusive. The food presentation is also noteworthy.

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P
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. We all started with the beet salad with feta cheese as our appetizers. Followed by cedar plank salmon, 2xouter banks scallops with succotash and saigon noodles with beef filet. One order of coconut cake for dessert. Everybody loved everything. It was my wife’s and mine third visit in two weeks.

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SP
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great business lunch location! Our server, Shane, did an outstanding job. Food was well-prepared!

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MP
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and the food was delicious. Would definitely go again.

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OT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took an elderly friend there for Mother’s Day and it was terrific.

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HM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attractive interior. Fast, friendly, attentive service. Received my food quickly and was delicious. My only complaint was finding a parking space.

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h
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been to Elements many times, one of our favorites in Chapel Hill. This was our first time for brunch, Mother's Day, and it was a great meal with terrific service.

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OT
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All aspects were very positive! Definitely will return!

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k
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent. The food served exquisitely and so delicious. An excellent Mother’s Day experience.

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T
Chicago
348 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the special Mother's Day brunch at Elements. The fresh food, outstanding service and ambiance could not have been better. They went out of their way to provide outstanding Gluten free options, especially the Soft Shell Crabs. It was a memorable dining experience I would highly recommend Elements to anyone looking for fresh, well prepared, food and outstanding service.

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TH
Raleigh
62 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our family's favorite restaurant for special occasions. Our Mother's Day lunch yesterday was absolutely delicious, with attentive and helpful service in a comfortable quiet environment. Highly recommend.

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CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service. I will definitely return.delicious!

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OT
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met with two other girlfriends for our quarterly get-together. What a wonderful neighborhood treat to find! Our meals were all very good, "fit for foodies", but the very pricey :( We all got two apps and a nice drink to sip on - It was perfect -

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AD
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service and service were excellent. My friend and I had a relaxing experience.

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A
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was unimpressed with the quality of our food. Had a lunch “special” that I didn’t really care for. The monkfish was tough, the vegetables were mostly that small corn and a lot of celery and the black bean cakes were also not great. Service was generous and people nice, just not an impressive menu or presentation (long “bento” box type dish made cutting food difficult).

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LJ
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very flavorful and the staff was very outgoing and provided great service!

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SP
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing! My husband and I went for a date night and got the calamari, dumplings, Caesar salad and scallops and it was all incredible. I highly recommend.

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