Element Gastropub

4.8
87 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 87 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food comes quickly after ordering. The fries are amazing, and the "Hunny Mustard" should be served with a straw.

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HillaryG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A new vegan restaurant in Raleigh, this is definitely worth visiting. We were visiting family and wanted to have a new and different eating experience. This pub hit the mark!!. Everything was excellent, including our chat with the owners. They were busy on a Saturday night but we didn't have to wait on our outdoor table. Located in the downtown area, it's near hotels and the convention center. Our party was mixed ( omnivores and vegetarians) and no one left disappointed. We'll be back

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and loved the food! Very delicious vegan food.

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GrantS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vegan bar food is a great restaurant concept, and the food was quite good. Service was excellent too. I definitely recommend this spot!

(Though just one heads-up: The cucumber salad is much more like a pickle salad.)

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PassionateVeganFoodie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic affordable pub food for vegans and those interested in plant-based food options. Tater Tots and buffalo wing appetizers were excellent. Been missing wings since going vegan a year ago, and theirs with vegan blue cheese dip definitely hit the spot! Chick'n sandwiches were a hit, too. I had the Fobster Roll - very good for those with a craving! Everything was great. Cool, lively environment, helpful staff, great cocktails and solid beer list. Highly recommend.

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ShellyL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a non-vegan and non-vegetarian, I was hesitant about trying Element. However, their food is amazing! The totachos are spicy and delicious! I had the chipotle "chicken" sandwich which had some nice heat on the "chicken" tempered by some delicious guacamole. All in all, HIGHLY recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and the spicy pineapple margarita was delicious!! It was busy, but we received good service (even the owner was involved!). Will 100% come back and have been recommending it to friends left and right.

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Chiknnugget
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend who is vegetarian here for her birthday and she was delighted! The tots and the Smash burger were excellent!

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MelissaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside area, awesome food and fantastic service!

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KWsquared
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, the food was great. Wings were tasty but the portion seemed small for the price.
The music was a bit too loud to be able to easily have a conversation.

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Substavegan
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS FANTASTIC! Awesome vegan food and great cocktails/beers on draft! Would love to see a future takeout option 💚

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Mariabm
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time eating here and such a great experience! The Atmosphere, food and service was awesome!

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CathyM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second visit to Element Gastropub. I am SO HAPPY there is a 100% plant-based restaurant available! The food is delicious (even if you are not vegan, you'll love it)!
The restaurant is nicely decorated. It would be nice if the great music they play inside is available for outdoor diners but there could be an ordinance against this. Great services, great food. Go! You won't be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We didn’t get the best table (we were sat at a bar attached to the wall) even though we had a reservation. Overall I loved the food and drinks. It’s definitely my first pick for going out. The food is worth the price but be prepared to spend more than $50 for a meal and drink. I plan on going back soon!

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ZulaiS
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant! Would love to see some burger sliders as appetizers and some happy hour specials in the future.

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated graduation by having dinner at The Element and had the best time! The food was outstanding, and the service was excellent. The location is awesome and the place is beautifully decorated. The staff was so friendly and welcoming. They made us feel so special. I highly recommend this restaurant!!!!

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Cass
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I can’t wait to go back! The food exceeded my expectations and the staff was super friendly.

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DanielR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our second trip and will not be our last.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was really friendly and food was delicious. Would definitely recommend making reservations on the weekends!

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DawnT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressive and great atmosphere. Beautiful location and incredibly friendly staff. Food was very good and the portions were rather large. LOVE LOVE LOVE plant based eating. Will definitely be back.

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Creg
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The drinks really need some recipe changes, they were all just ok and we had almost all of them. The food was the same. The bbq nachos were the best thing we had from the 9 things we ordered. Just some small tweaks to the menu and drink items and they could crush it.

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TaraC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. BBQ nachos were great, and filling. Nashville spicy chicken sandwich was amazing. Beer battered fries were so good. It’s so hard to find an all vegan restaurant, and this one is one of the best I’ve ever been to. Staff was friendly and attentive. Owner chatted with us and talked about some of the food. Great experience.

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MaxB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome vegan food. Our server John was super friendly, helpful, and welcoming. We sat outside and loved it. Good beer and great food.

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vipFoodie
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! You'd never know that many of the dishes are plant based.

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MichaelR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new vegan location in downtown Raleigh. Opened on May 4th with limited menu, however food and service was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent experience! We had a reservation and were promptly seated. The restaurant has a super cool vibe and I loved the decor. Our waiter was great and service was excellent. Our food was hot and came out quickly! The owner came around to every table to check on guests. My boyfriend ordered the crispy chik’n sandwich and mentioned to the owner that the piece of chik’n seemed a little thin. The owner said that it was definitely too thin and gave us two hot and juicy chik’n tenders on the house! We really appreciated the kindness and generosity! Definitely get the chik’n in any form, you can’t tell the difference between that and real chicken! We also ordered the totchos which were super flavorful and the Carolina bbq sandwich which tasted just like a class BBQ sandwich. I highly recommend Element for plant based and meat eaters alike! We will be back to try even more delicious plant based meals!

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JoeH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the crispy "chicken" sandwich and it was great. Very good bun and the breading was tasty. The potato tots had a seasoning that was a little spicy for my taste but I have a low tolerance to "hot" spices. We also had the pulled barbacue sandwich was very good.

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Momtero
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service but it was raining and they need better coverage for outdoor dining.

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memel
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and delicious food! I had the ‘lobster’ roll- super tasty and the bread was toasted perfectly. Salt and vinegar fries delicious too. Loved the cucumber salad though the portion was too large for how vinegary it was (I had to share with others). Great selection of items on tap, including hard seltzer. We were outdoors and it’s so nice to not sit by a parking lot or busy street - their patio is well set back from Fayetteville St.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing and relaxing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, cocktails and service. Love having a new vegan restaurant in Raleigh.

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Kelsey
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. Great drinks too. Will definitely go back.

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VganRey
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I took my friend who's never had plant based foods, and she was impressed of how good the food was. I'm definitely be coming back soon.

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TJSC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a big fan of plant based however couldn't tell the difference everything was so good. Made me a believer. Service was awesome not rushed very good paced.
Look forward to going back

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SylviW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We both had the element "Hamburger" which was both new to us and really matched the taste of a real meat burger. The french fries are absolutely fabulous, don't leave without having them! Service by Malcolm was excellent. The restaurant is right on the plaza so it almost has a european ambience. Recommend it highly. Sylvia & Ned

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Leighamh7
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably the best plant based food I’ve ever had. It tasted all homemade and fresh and was delicious!!! I am definitely going back. Prices were really good for quality vegan food and the restaurant is great for nice dates or just casual get togethers! Loved it!

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Parker
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent attentive service, owner dropped by to check in. Very quick service, delicious food.

Element Gastropub
Responded on May 23, 2021

Our pleasure :)

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MaddieS
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and wonderful food. So excited to have a great new plant based restaurant in downtown Raleigh!

Element Gastropub
Responded on May 23, 2021

We're excited to share with you! Thank you!

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BethB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, great outdoor space and good food. What more could you want ?

Element Gastropub
Responded on May 23, 2021

Great people like you make it work!

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So thrilled to welcome a new vegan dining option to the downtown Raleigh scene! Element offers a great atmosphere with indoor/outdoor seating, attentive service, and delicious plant-based pub food.

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Element Gastropub is rated 4.8 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.