***Update: business closed***

I read somewhere that Alex Stratta was involved with Elements since new ownership took over. But, according to our server he doesn’t have anything to do with the place. That’s a smart move on his part because our meal was a disaster. We dined here on New Years Eve. A prix fixe menu was available as was their regular menu — changed and pared down greatly from the previous regime according to others who’ve dined here before.

The calimari was undercooked with the breading limp and chewy. The short rib wasn’t bad — easily the highlight of the meal — but the reduction had a slightly sweet taste that muddled what would have been a solid savory profile. The penne a la vodka was incredibly bland with very little chicken, no basil, and a sauce no better than that from a can. It was so bad that my wife took one or two bites and pushed it away. We told our server how bad it was and he was gracious enough to take it off our bill. The meal was such a disappointment that we called another restaurant to order takeout while we waited for our bill. It was an unfortunate end to an otherwise great year of dining out.

2 Stars

4950 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 750-2991

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