Elements On Level One

3.7
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178 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Hyatt Regency Dulles has two engaging eateries within our contemporary hotel. Enjoy sumptuous cuisine in the modern elegance at Elements on Level One. Savor a familiar Senate white bean soup, or try something new like our Earth dessert; chocolate mousse with chocolate cookie crumbles. Swing by the Lobby Bar, and enjoy signature cocktails, drinks, snacks and a daily happy hour. Ask about our private dining room, which features its own menu and expertly paired wines. Stop in for a quick coffee break and pastries almost any time of day at Express-O’s. Choose from fresh seafood dishes, like shrimp and grit fritters and sustainable salmon, a southern comfort egg and sausage dish, fire roasted half chicken or a margherita flatbread. All our food is thoughtfully sourced and carefully served for the health of our guests.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 793-6830
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Rick Koplau
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Private Party Facilities
Elements offers a private dining room adjacent to the restaurant for groups ranging in size from 10-50 people. The room has the ability to provide a wide variety of seating options for your event. We can accommodate private dining for all meal periods. Please contact us for menu options and pricing.
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Private Party Contact
Sarah Dierks: (703) 793-6835
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Catering
We offer off-site catering options to groups from 20 to 100 people in the Herndon/Reston area. Please contact our Catering Department at 703-793-6880 and let us make your next event a successful one!
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Rt.28 & Dulles Toll Road
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Parking Details
No charge for parking.
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Entertainment
Only for Special Occasions / Holidays
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 178 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.7based on all time ratings
3.8
Food
3.9
Service
3.4
Ambience
3.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had the BEST cheeseburger I have ever eaten. Delicious! I'm always leery of burgers out but, this was cooked perfectly and very tasty (even the bun was delicious). Our waitress was also great - her name started with a Z. Zuliema perhaps? In any event, if you want a quiet location to dine, with very good food and fast service, Elements at the Dulles Hyatt is the place!

J
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Breakfast was very nice. Service can be spotty. Buffet has waffles, any kind of eggs, croissants, pastries and more.

J
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Quiet restaurant with a good selection for breakfast. The buffet is very good and varied.

J
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Breakfast buffet was great. Lox & bagels, omelettes, waffles made to order. The staff could bring coffee and water around more often though.

BR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice courteous staff and good food !

JR
Houston
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Was closed when I arrived at my scheduled reservation time.

g
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

My review pertains to dinner. We ordered the "beet salad" which was supposed to come with gold and red beets for $11. We got a plate of curly kale, with 4 small pieces of a red beet, that may or may not have added up to one whole beet. I reported this to the waiter who just said, "I guess they ran out of yellow beets," and did not offer to adjust our bill or provide an alternative. $11 is a lot for a plate of curly kale. I also asked for a side order of bread but was told they don't have any bread in the restaurant. I told him I wanted the lamb pink in the middle, not red, and he told me that was medium rare. (I always specify color instead of a term like this since different people have different interpretations of doneness terms.) The lamb I was given was red. To his credit, he did take it back and it came out pink. But again there was not a lot of lamb on that plate for the price, the sweet potatoes were mushy. I can't remember the vegetables.

On the positive side, I have to compliment the waiter we had for breakfast. He was attentive and accommodating, even thanked us by name after we signed out bill. The buffet is a little pricey at $20, and the bread products are of mediocre quality, but the omelettes were good. Fruit selection can be improved, it's mostly melon.

MD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2017
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Considering there are no other options for a nice dinner in the hotel, dinner was good. Each member of the party was able to easily select something that fit their dietary preferences.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent dining experience. We had 8 people and were served efficiently and well. Excellent food and wine.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Was great ,it was quit but the food was great in the restaurant many option on gluten free
The service was great we had good care from praumout server
Thanks you

H
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Not many people dining yet service was slow

RH
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Cool place located in a calm area

M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Waiter was very accommodating and very nice. We needed to eat fast and he was able to rush our food. Bread was great. The beet salad was very good with nice balance of flavors. The flounder was good, but not amazing. The salmon was extremely dry and super salty (and I love salt). My water was empty for 10-15 min before it was refilled. Even if we were staying at the hotel, I'm not sure we would eat here again.

m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was fantastic and good was delicious! I was exhausted after a long day, so opted to eat at the hotel. I was pleasantly surprised with how good everything was!

TK
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great for a business lunch-service was quick and efficient, and the food surprisingly good. I have the tomato soup which had a nice little kick to it, and the grilled fish sandwich which was actually very delicious. Good location, quick in and out parking lot of the hotel.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was surprised to be the only ones sitting down in the restaurant... Even more so after dining there. The service was excellent, the food was utterly delicious, and the meal - while slightly pricey - was not unjustly priced. We got the shrimp and grit fritters, the lamb shanks, the day boat scallops, and for dessert, 'Fire' which was a small but decadent chocolate lava cake topped with various things that just added to the overall flavor. I would visit this place again

RS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2016
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went for our weekly date night. Very quiet that evening, but to our advantage. The bean soup was great and my filet was cooked perfectly. My wife's meal was equally good. Not close to home, but will return again.

RH
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2016
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience2

Nice place, surprisingly good dog

ZB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2016
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

This was a mediocre experience. The staff were very friendly and attentive, but the place clearly is having management issues. My lamb was undercooked, so I sent it back. When it came back, it tasted rancid, and was far too fatty.
The chef did a great job of making the steak I ordered instead, but the point was to get a good meal and go to bed.
Overall, the menu is passable, the wine list basic, the location uninspiring.

n
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2016
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Food was satisfying -- except for the lackluster caesar salad -- and a little spendy. The drinks strong Wine list is UNINSPIRED, the usual corporate wine list suspects. No finds, no values, nothing interesting whatsoever. Jaime, our bartender, is easygoing and friendly. No hurries, no worries (on his part). Seating is limited to a dozen seats at the bar and some haphazardly arranged high-stool tables in the lobby/atrium. No booths, no sense of a dining space at all. Your view is the door to the business center.

If you're stuck out here in the exurbs and don't want to commute to your next meal, this will do the trick.

m
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2016
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Was not crowded yet wait staff was not attentive, and overall food was just okay nothing great

WW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2016
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food in a quiet setting while we waited for a friend to depart the airport. Exactly what you want in a good hotel restaurant.

SS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I have been coming to Elements on Level One for many years for Thanksgiving. They have a terrific buffet and wonderful wait staff.

OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have used Elements several times for business lunches. It's easy-in, easy-out, fast service, great food, polite and professional staff, and reasonable prices; perfect for mid to high level clients.

BL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2015
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Best hotel bar and restaurant in the area. Service was a bit on the slow side, but not so much that it was a problem. Consistently good food, they could definitely use a refresh of beer selection; a few local craft beers on tap would be awesome. Manager bent over backwards to try and help us use an open table gift card, which I found out the next day isn't something this place even accepts.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2015
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good place for a business lunch. Good beer choices. Fun mixed drinks. A menu with something for every mood.

N
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

Food was very good (Lamb/Seafood polenta). Portion size was small.

Restaurant was open to hotel lobby and bar. It was not too busy, so not overall very noisy, but not amenable to romantic dining or other.

Definitely recommend if staying in Hyatt or another surrounding hotel.

LE
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2015
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

We came during lunch with three kids and we didn't get served for 45 And the server kept on complaining about how busy he is.. It's inside a hotel so if you're looking for good food this is probably not the best place service is poor too

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I needed a place last minute for Valentine's day. Saw on opentable that this place has an opening. I ordered the burger and it was perfect! I had stayed in the hotel previously for a function my church had. But never ate at the resturant......not sure why I didnt? But I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Thank you opentable for this service you provide it is wonderful!!

RG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2014
Overall5Food4Service2Ambience4

A friend and I decided to go out for Thanksgiving dinner at the last minute. Elements is nearby and had availability at 5 PM, their last seating. Elements is located inside the Dulles Hyatt, and is a nice hotel restaurant. It was not crowded, and a mix of quiet families and couples. Relaxing atmosphere. The buffet, which included turkey and appropriate Thanksgiving fixings, prime rib, pork, fish, salads, sides, soup, and desserts, was supposed to be the only offering. I asked the server if we could order from the menu, and he was kind enough to consult with the chef. Because it was the the last seating, the chef was agreeable to our ordering not only from the regular menu, but the bar menu as we'll. Although we did decide on the buffet, it was nice that Elements was so accommodating. Turkey was moist; prime rib was just right- no overcooking. Service was excellent. Although I wouldn't have thought of Elemnts right off the bat, I was pleased with our experience.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2014
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Most of the food was good but the selection of foods was sparse for a Thanksgiving buffet.The turkey, stuffing, and mac & cheese were very good. The fish was not good. The shrimp were soggy. Only one of the desserts, the pecan pie, was very good.. The waiter was very nice and available. There were only about 4 or 5 tables of guests when we were there. I would not return there for another meal.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2014
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The buffet you served on Thanksgiving was wonderful. We expected delicious turkey with all the trimmings, but to have the choice of prime rib, pork, or fish was very much appreciated for those of us who like options. The salads, sides, & desserts were all excellent, and the service was great. Our waitress's name was Lina, and she was delightful! She was very friendly, sweet, & attentive to our needs. This was the first time we dined out for Thanksgiving, because we usually gather our very large family together in one of our homes. That was not an option this year, so I really appreciated having a nice place to go with just our small group of three.

We would definitely recommend Elements to our friends.

D
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2014
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

I wanted to check out this restaurant for a while to see how good it was. The food was good but I wasnt too impressed. The restaurant is in the Hyatt. There really isnt a separation between the bar sitting area and the restaurant..... They should consider a glass partition or something. Maybe there was more to the restaurant that we didnt see? The host stand wasnt manned but we didnt have to wait long. I ordered the filet mignon med rare, It was medium. stuffed portebello mushroom was good. I didnt realize it was fried as menu didnt mention it. I should have asked. I'm not sure i'd return.

P
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2014
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The service was incredibly poor. I felt like we were being rushed out of there. The waiter kept bringing the bill when we wanted to order desert and coffee. The meal was poor quality. When I asked to get a dish without a sauce I was told no exceptions were ever made. I could not even get salad dressing on the side!
I would never return or recommend this place.

M
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2014
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Our waiter Ivan went above and beyond in making our St Valentin's dinner enjoyable. Nice guy willing to please us. Food was very good and the ambiance very relaxed and quiet.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2014
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Wifey and I don't normally go out for Valentines day. This year we did. Went here, and basically, there's nothing special about this normal hotel restaurant and bar. I especially don't think the $100 that we spent was worth it. I could go to Outback and spend $60 on better food.

j
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2014
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

I had the seafood paella and my wife had the mushroom ravioli. The food was absolutely fantastic.

FT
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2013
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had brunch here following a wedding at the hotel. We expected blah hotel food and were pleasantly startled by the made-to-order eggs, wide selection of breakfast meats, lox bar and pastry selections. The fresh squeezed orange juice was another stunner. The service was attentive and friendly. Everyone was dedicated to helping us enjoy our meal.

c
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2013
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was very good. Would have been outstanding, but the prime rib was overcooked and tough, but I guess it was turkey time. Also, we had to ask for whip cream for the pumpkin pie. The service was outstanding. Overall, a very nice experience and we would do it again.

JV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2013
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

With exception of one particular item, we were pleased with the quality of the food and the attentiveness of the server and staff.