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“Tried twice; very disappointed”
Review of Element Bistro

Element Bistro
Ranked #72 of 600 Restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Element Bistro is the perfect way to start your sunset. We offer elevated casual fare in an amazing space. Our rooftop has unforgettable views of the sunset on the mountains. Come if for some Colorado comfort, local craft beer and food sourced locally prepared by our local team. Delight yourself with one of our desserts baked in-house by our own Pastry Chef. Conveniently located near Hwy 119 and 63rd Street we are perfect for large groups and meetings. We have full banquet facilities as well. Come in and discover the elements of Colorado.
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Description: Element Bistro is the perfect way to start your sunset. We offer elevated casual fare in an amazing space. Our rooftop has unforgettable views of the sunset on the mountains. Come if for some Colorado comfort, local craft beer and food sourced locally prepared by our local team. Delight yourself with one of our desserts baked in-house by our own Pastry Chef. Conveniently located near Hwy 119 and 63rd Street we are perfect for large groups and meetings. We have full banquet facilities as well. Come in and discover the elements of Colorado.
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our first visit was shortly after they had opened so we wrote off our bad experience then to beginners’ problems. This time that won’t work. I asked for a sample of a red wine on the menu and it was so warm I could feel the warmth through the glass. Room temperature doesn’t work when the room is outdoors in July. My wife asked for a glass of ice to help chill her rose’; that never came. When the meals were delivered I asked for ketchup and Hot sauce; those never came. My Elk tacos were lukewarm and served with stale tortillas. My wife’s Lobster and “jumbo” shrimp meal actually featured what looked more like small salad shrimp for $22! The waitperson/bartender brought our check when we weren’t halfway through the meal. All in all a $60 tab for very mediocre food and less than mediocre service. The rooftop bar has nice views and you can get fairly cheap beer for happy hour. I’d recommend sticking with that if you go there.

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Eric L, General Manager at Element Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi! It looks like we didn't meet your expectations and I'd like to hear more from you on what we need to do to improve to get it right and if we're fortunate enough, you come back and visit us. Feel free to call me at the Bistro...303-530-5400. Eric Lee ~ Managing Partner

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t recommend this place to anybody and I’d be careful eating here, they are putting bacon in the shrimp and lobster tacos and not listing it on the menu. I’ve been a pescatarian for the last six months and feel extremely violated. And after I notified the manager about the bacon and my diet he replied “well did it taste good?” The level of disrespect is mind blowing. And to top it off, all they did to correct the mistake is take four dollars off the bill. Please don’t send your friends or family here.

Thank zumbilewis
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Eric L, Manager at Element Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Please accept our genuine apology for your experience as we do take great care in helping customers adhere to their dietary needs and commitments. Had our server known of your needs prior to placing your order, we could have avoided this situation. Once you brought your needs to our attention, we feel we gave our best effort to resolve the situation by compensating several of your tacos and a round of beverage as well. We will certainly be more mindful of this in the future and have already removed bacon from the recipe of our lobster and shrimp tacos.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

A primo place for small bites and lunch, fine dinners along with a classy bar and two patios to enjoy. A nice selection of good wines and tap beers also along with a pleasing staff that is there to serve and provide a nice experience. Check out the deck up top for sunset, often live music and cool drinks and food that will surely please the palate.

Cheers to Eric and staff for a sweet spot in our area that compliments the views and always delivers tasty food and smiles that make for good times and that good glass of wine.

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Thank rockymtngator
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Eric L, General Manager at Element Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Wow! What a great in-depth review. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the Trip Advisor community. It's been a lot of hard work from our team over the last two years and we know there is more work to do, but it's great to hear we are getting it right with reviews such as this. See you soon. Cheers!

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Prime rib special at $22 with vegetables and baked potato was delicious. Order 2 special and get 5 gumbo shrimp free. Order the works for your baked potato for a $1 extra. We want to keep coming back.

Thank BigJimGunbarrel
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Eric L, General Manager at Element Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Big Jim, we're happy to hear you enjoyed our Friday Night Prime Rib special and the works to go with it. Let us know if there is anything we can improve on. See you soon. Cheers!

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Element Bistro is right off the Diagonal Hwy. and 63rd St. in Boulder County. Great roof top setting with a view of the mountains. Food is flavorful and tasty, especially moist ribs and a variety of items for your tastebuds. American cuisine with your usual burgers and , mac n cheese, and salads. Bars in the front and on the rooftop to quench your thirst! Visit and enjoy the hospitality!

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Eric L, General Manager at Element Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and going into such detail. The rooftop is great when the weather is nice and when not so much, come on in and enjoy our modern dining area and bar. Oh, and the ribs:) Cheers!

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