Elements in St. Johnsbury scheduled to close
The newspaper today ran an article stating that Elements restaurant in St. Johnsbury, Vermont is scheduled to close on January 1, 2012 unless a purchaser can be found. It has been listed for sale for a very long time, so I'm not holding my breath.
I can't say that I am surprised. While the restaurant has gotten good reviews on this forum, it is my opinion that the locals have believed for quite some time that the food is very inconsistent. I was hoping that the new chef would turn things around, but alas when my wife and I just ate there we had one hit and one miss.
Nonetheless, this is sad. It's a gorgeous facility, it's a nice restaurant in a town not known for its selection of nice restaurants, and the owners are all wonderful people.
I have mostly had lunch at Dylan's. It's always been good, although the service can be slow. The couple of times I have had dinner have been very good. The real problem with Dylan's is that the space itself is not nearly as nice as Elements. It's not terrible, just not as nice. On the positive side, it's very close to the two movie theaters in town. No need to get into the car after dinner.