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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 10 times today


533 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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Welcome to Element restaurant and lounge. We offer seasonal, local American food and our menu changes often. Our dining room is located on the second floor of the power plant building in historic Lafayette Square neighborhood. Our lounge is located on the 3rd floor. Enjoy the beautiful St. Louis skyline on our outdoor terrace when weather permits.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm Tuesday - Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am Friday - Saturday

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday - Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday-Saturday

Special times available for parties/events/corporate lunches. Contact for further inquiries.

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Phone number
(314) 241-1674
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tudor Seserman
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Private party facilities
We have a private dining room capable of seating 8 people.
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Private party contact
Restaurant Manager: (314) 348-3242
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Cross street
Dillon Street
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Parking details
Public parking available anytime.
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Gift Card
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 533 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Loved the food and the staff was very accommodating.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was excellent and presentation was beautiful.
Staff was very friendly and service was exceptional.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went to the Valentine's Day special 5 course prix fixe menu. Food was excellent and unique.

tengutoo (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Went for an early Valentine's date. The food was great, the staff was attentive. Afterward we went to the lounge upstairs where we sat at the bar and enjoyed the view and cocktails

vipL5PGuy (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We booked a table for five based on a recommendation from a friend and were hoping for a good meal. By the end of the evening, we were enthralled by the experience. The service the staff provided was extraordinary. From providing information about the menu to offering samples of wines for suggested meals, they contributed highly to the overall experience. The food was a wonderful meld of flavors that complimented each dish. The starters set the tone and the main dishes raised the bar. Be sure to try the buns - by far our favorite shareable item. The next day everyone in our party was evangelizing the experience with our peers. It's that good. Can't wait to go back. Ask for Justin and Jack.

vipPleaser (St. Louis)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a 7 pm reservation and the kitchen was out of half of the entries. Also the special was not longer available. The server was very rushed and made us feel rushed. After dinner we went up to the bar for a drink and no bartender was in sight room. We waited for 5 mins and no one showed up.
This was the second time I tried this restaurant and I will not go back again. When I told friends I was going they were supersized as well, stated the restaurant had not changed for the better.

vipsuzie (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

As usual, the service and food were absolutely great. I do love Element. I have NEVER had a bad meal. And the gentlemen who serve us are absolutely always kind, respectful and very, very kind.

adomer (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a very enjoyable meal here with some dear friends. We all tried the Chef's Choice Tasting menu (everyone at the table has to agree to it). At $50/person I thought it was very affordable as there were 9-10 dishes ranging from appetizers through desserts. This isn't normally something I would do as I am not a super-adventurous eater. While I enjoy trying new things, I prefer to choose what I'm going to eat vs. be surprised. However, I was pleasantly suprised. Each dish was delicious and after all the plates came out, we were all stuffed. (I hate paying for a pricey meal and still leaving hungry!) The dishes were mostly served family style, which for our party of 6 worked just fine. Some of the dishes we enjoyed were: lentil arrancini, curried fingerling potatoes, kale salad with squash, butternut squash ravioli, seared and sous vide beef tenderloin with broccolini, sturgeon, quail, and an apple tarte tatin (there were more, but I can't remember them all!) I would definitely go back.

SueOB (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

We had a wonderful meal with some delicious appetizers. We were the last table to be served and the staff was attentive and did not rush us at all. Food was fantastic! I had the gnocchi and my husband had the short ribs which were quite tasty! It was our second visit and we will definitely be back.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Although we were the last seating of the night, we were greeted warmly and never rushed. Justin, our server, was very helpful and super nice. It was our first time there and he was patient while we made our selections. We ate vegetarian with the exception of the sturgeon and everything was amazing! My friend and I had cocktails and we really enjoyed those, as well. We will be back!

Anonymous (New England)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The New Year’s Eve menu food tasted awful and was very expensive. It tasted like the chef had a passion for fancy cooking but no training on what actually tastes good together. The cold scallops served as a second course were especially noteworthy as that was the point I lost my appetite and I love scallops. There was no warning in the menu that they would be served cold so I was pretty surprised by the unusual preparation. I am not a picky eater so this type of review is out of the norm for me and I do not provide it lightly. I usually do not provide criticism or praise unless something is exceptionally bad or good and my dinner at the element was exceptionally bad.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Always love coming here. The food is AMAZING and the open kitchen is such a treat

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food amd drink. Our whole group enjoyed it.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We visited Element for our 10 year anniversary. It's a small place that focuses on each diner's experience and delivers well crafted, seasonal dishes. I'm glad we made reservations, only three other tables were seated the entire time we were there, however there were a few unused tables. The dining are is clean and modern and prefect for conversation. The space is opening to the kitchen which allows you to watch, smell and hear the food cooking. Our waiter took time to make recommendations and answer all our questions. The food was delicious and we left feeling satisfied and whatever eager to go back again.

vipLandscaping2Table (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful creative menu. It should be in the St. Louis list of top 10 restaurants.