Element Gastropub

4.6
178 Reviews
$31 to $50
Vegetarian / Vegan

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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. Executive Chef Lelia Kidd.

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Alex
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This new 100% vegan restaurant in downtown Raleigh is dope

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Mike
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Beautiful environment! One of the top vegan restaurants in Raleigh! !!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Went for lunch the other day - service was prompt and friendly, food was amazing! We had the chick'n tenders app, which could have been a meal with the huge portion! The chick'n tenders were crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside and were served with hot, crispy fries. For our main meal, I had the Monster Reuben Sandwich, my hubby had the Philly cheesesteak hoagie - both were fantastic! I also enjoyed a couple of Butterfly Effect cocktails - delicious, light and refreshing! Everything was great - always happy to see more veg/vegan restaurants popping up. Will definitely be visiting again!

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Vatsan
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great vegan restaurant with a widespread menu. Slightly slow service on a not so busy night.

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vipJoeH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I both tried new items to the menu, the Ruben and the Caprese sandwiches. Both were excellent. Service was very good and wait time was very reasonable from the time we ordered until we were served.

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Sever
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Our server was great and got us whatever we needed. Gave us time to look over the menu and was prompt with refill/bringing us napkins. The drink I got, the fall sangria with white wine was very good and I got a second one. I took a risk (out of the norm for me, but I have had one before and enjoyed it) and ordered the Reuben and they put far too much sauerkraut on it making it almost inedible. I also think the sauerkraut had a strange flavor. I just ate the meat out of it. Got the tots as a side and I’m not sure if they use a seasoning or the fry oil was bad because they had a strange flavor. Not really burnt, almost paprika like, kinda smoky. My girlfriend got the burger which I thought tasted good but she didn’t like that the bun had poppyseeds on it. Her tots also had the same odd flavor. Honestly though I would come back here! They had a decent menu and I love that it’s all vegan obviously. I feel like anything else on the menu I would have enjoyed more so I would be willing to try it again!

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BrandonW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Had a snafu w our waiter(he disappeared) and our food took forever,(another snafu) but it happens. The manager was very professional and understanding and made it right. Food and drinks were outstanding. My gfriend is vegetarian and I am not and she loved her rueben, nachos and I my Brunswick stew. Definitely be back again!

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simone
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The menu items were great but the wait for my food was long and it was cold when it arrived. Cold tots and a cold burger patty made it less enjoyable but the flavors were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and special for my sons birthday!

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PattyW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great! Service was good. Tables were a little close together and sitting by the open door was a bit uncomfortable but otherwise, atmosphere was good. Definitely will go again.

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VeggieDog
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here 3 times. 2 times have been AMAZING!! Would recommend the Philly sandwich. fries are really good.

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JasonT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great to have a delicious all vegan Gastro pub downtown Raleigh. Helps to make up for Remedy closing.

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AliceC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to take friends who aren’t necessarily vegan. There is something for everyone’s taste. Had the BBQ sandwich and I defy you to tell that it’s not meat! Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing vegan brunch and had a lot of options to choose from. The staff was very friendly.

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NetaM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday celebration for a friend and this was the place she chose as she eats primarily vegetables . My husband and I are more meat and potatoes. We did however enjoy the food we got. My husband ordered chili cheese fries and said they were good. The staff was very friendly the only downside is given the size of the restaurant when all of the tables are full it can get loud. We would go back here again

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Tisha
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The nachos were amazing!!! The smash burger was overcooked (burned) and dry😩. There was only one waiter that seemed to be overwhelmed.

Element Gastropub
Responded on November 9, 2021

Hey, thank you for the review. We were running very skinny this weekend as 3 of our servers called out feeling sick. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review, we're usually fully staffed but of course.. when it rains it pours :) Hope to see you back. We're launching new items this week :P

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NCMom
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went on a Friday night and it was bustling. Food is mostly sandwiches with "Chick'n" or "Pork" or Impossible meat. However, they had two other items - one with tofu and the other with mushroom, and that's what we opted for. They were fantastic!!! Finished dinner with an Almond Orange cake that was top notch. Service was very friendly, prompt and helpful. Will definitely go again.

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vipFranD
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your vegan, a vegetarian, or a meat/fish eater who wants to experience an enjoyable, well-crafted vegan, meal, this is the place!

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ronke
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible. Everyone who worked there was extremely nice and welcoming. I highly recommend this location for plant-based folks and non plant-based folks alike!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous vegan restaurant!

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Keaton
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming from a meat eater I was very impressed with the burgers. We ordered them with cheese and the special sauce and it was delicious. Their tots have a seasoning on it that most loved but I am a baby with spicy so j thought it was a bit too much but their fries were amazing. Listened to all requests and great service even tho we sat outside and it was sort of raining. The over hang kept us dry enough but there was also plenty of room inside if we chose to move. Prices were totally reasonable $15 -$18 a burger with a side per usual downtown. Good option for people who do not eat meat or people who do and are open to something different for sure.

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Reese
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Overall, nice experience. The host rubbed us the wrong way.... I was the first customer to arrive (hence my 11 AM reservation) and was sat at a high top in a dark corner. The host was cold, no smile or warm greeting. He didn't even allow me the opportunity to ask for different seating.. he merely sat us and walked away. The waiter, Noah was amazing!
He was very nice and helpful! The chicken and waffles are an absolute must try; however, the biscuits and gravy were very disappointing. The gravy lacked the flavor and consistency that was anticipated. The nachos were great as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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jennifers
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had the pretzel and brauts and wish both of these things would become a permanent fixture on your menu!!!

Also ate brunch there, it was so good. Would love to see some sort of breakfast plate w/ just egg scramble. Most of the breakfast dishes are very carb heavy; a breakfast plate would be awesome or even avocado toast or something. Or even a quiche dish with just egg.

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EwaA
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a mix of items at our table of 5 during our Sunday Brunch visit, everything was great!!

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Glenna
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Our server was Noah, he was fantastic! The food was just okay, it was more like bar food. I was kind of surprised by that because the ambiance, decor, location etc made me think it was going to be slightly more upscale food wise. The fries were the best part of my meal, they’re dusted in malt vinegar powder, yum. The thing that absolutely drove me nuts was that we could hear the kitchen music blasting and that mixed with dining room music was not fun to my ears. I honestly preferred the kitchen music, it was much better haha most likely won’t be returning but it was interesting to try.

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vipStephenB
Raleigh
38 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food is prepared well and each dish was tasty. Service was attentive and prompt. Will go back

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RebeccaB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

It was our first time at the Gastropub so I was excited to have another plant based option. Our waiter was inattentive at best, and kept reaching across one of to set something down or pick something up - we were 4 people at a 100% accessible four top table. The cashew cheese sauce was not at temperature when it was served, and there was not much of it on the nachos and totchos. The hot chik'n was over fried, to the point that it had started to turn brown. The fries and tots were really good, and the smash burger had a great flavor, but was mostly bun.

Element Gastropub
Responded on October 17, 2021

Rebecca, I'm so sorry you had a bad experience. I actually addressed the cheese sauce yesterday, this must of been after you had dined in, you are right.. it was not to temp. I hate you had a bad experience and I would like to make it up to you. My wife and I had a baby this weekend, so we were unable to look over our operation like we usually do. Could you please send us an email with your name and information so I can take care of this for you?

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Mark
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Did not have the food or drink advertised in email campaign.

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DanaK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was excellent! Would like to know if the brunch menu is always only menu on Sunday. It does not say that on the menu, but we encountered that. Otherwise it was beyond great!

Element Gastropub
Responded on October 14, 2021

Yes the brunch is every Sunday!

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vipWesD
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Went for the first time and tried their brunch. We had reservations but were a little short on time with tickets to an afternoon show. We were seated right away upon arrival, but no server attended to our table for 10 minutes after we were seated. Fortunately, that server did take our order right away. Also, the manager stopped by to check on us. He went to the kitchen and got our food very quickly once he came by, which was appreciated. But the food was OK at best. We ordered the chicken & waffles and the biscuits & gravy. The biscuits & gravy was very bland. The chicken & waffles was better, but way over breaded. We may give them another shot with a lunch or dinner in hopes it's a better overall experience.

Element Gastropub
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hey Wes, I do believe you came during Artsplosure which was insane for the entire Fayetteville street area. We apologize for the wait and hope to see you back soon.

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool staff, and outstanding cruelty-free fare as always. Some rainfall rolled through downtown Raleigh towards the end, but of course can't blame anyone for that. Luck of the draw. Always love eating at Element!

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ManaarB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to eat out and not having to worry about which options are plant based/vegan. This was a great option and I will definitely return. It’s in a great place with live music on the weekends. Noah was an excellent server and very knowledgeable and energetic!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. The food, service and atmosphere keep us coming back, even though it’s a two hour drive from home.

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CourtneyB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. They have the best vegetarian food I’ve ever had

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JohnD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

When there is a music event happening on Fayetteville Street there can be the back of a stage very near the outdoor seating which can make it impossible to have a conversation. Most (all?) of the outdoor tables EXCEPT the high-top table we were seated at have umbrellas. Without one, the early evening sun made it miserable for those sitting on the side of the table facing the sun. The food was excellent as usual (my fourth visit) though the serving size of the tots seemed to be much smaller than on all previous visits. It was consistently small for all at the table. It really would have been nice to have gotten a water refill sometime during the last half hour of my glass being empty but without the waiter in sight.

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AlineBean
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Element never disappoints! Food is always amazing and comes out at lightening speed! The cocktail the peperita is a must try! Severs are always friendly and available! I love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our first visit to Element Gastropub. We dined here before the Guns N Roses concert. My boyfriend prefers eating vegan fare and I chose this for our Pre-concert dinner.

We loved Chik’N Tenders (Buffalo Sauce and Plain). The Voodoo Chili Fries were fantastic!

Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome lunch spot. Delicious food that doesn’t taste vegan at all, and a friendly staff.

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vipFranD
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cary and his crew do a great all-around job at Element. My wife and I love the food as she is a vegan and I am a vegetarian. But, I've brought friends there who are meat-eaters, and they discovered they also love the food. Great burgers, tots, fries, everything!

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