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From its inviting corner location at 12th and Pine streets in charming downtown Paso Robles, Artisan captures the essence of the Paso Robles wine country on every plate. Showcasing locally grown produce and handcrafted foods, Executive Chef Chris Kobayashi finds much of the inspiration for his dishes through regular trips to the farmer’s market; he combines regional American flavors in new and innovative ways. Artisan’s menu features local and organic produce, and proteins that are wild caught or sustainably farmed with no growth hormones or antibiotics. Chef Kobayashi’s insistence on freshness and quality complements his style which allows each ingredient to shine, but not overwhelm. Designed to complement its contemporary American cuisine, Artisan’s wine list offers a balanced selection of varietals that includes many wines from California regions in small or limited distribution. The staff of Artisan kindly look forward to serving you in the near future.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Hours of Operation:
Afternoon menu: 3:00pm - 5:15pm - Online reservations not available at this time.
Afternoon Menu:Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am - 2:00pm - Online reservations not available at this time.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
12th and Pine
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Contact:
Shandi Kobayashi: (805) 237-8084
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Artisan Ratings and Reviews
We had dinner and our choices were outstanding. The ingredients were very fresh and local. The service was responsive and timely. I would avoid the bread. It is not complimentary and it's not worth the cost. The crust was too hard and it wasn't complemented by a softer inside. The bread was tasteless.
Our waitress immediately forgot about giving us good service as soon as two larger parties arrived and were seated in her section. Our food was served 15 minutes after our friends' food was served, and was outrageously salty. Additionally, despite our displeasure and complaints to the waitress, the manager never came over.
We had a great experience at this restaurant in December, but have since learned that there are new owners. Bad experience, will never go back.
We were seated by Garrett who spent time conversing with us throughout the evening. He was very knowledgeable about the wineries in the area and shared some of his recommendations. We shared several small plates for dinner - the mushroom toast, the meatballs, and the lamb ragu - all nicely presented and very good. Our servers were very friendly and attentive. We had not been back to Artisan for several years and were glad we got back there on this trip to Paso Robles. We'll be back on future visits.
We had a reservation for dinner but decided to eat earlier. We cancelled our 6:45 and ate at the Happy Hour. We ordered everything on the happy hour menu and loved it all! The Troublemaker red wine at a crazy good price was delish and the ambiance and food couldn't have been more of a treat. We would recommend eating at Artisan for Happy hour or dinner for sure. They made us feel welcome from the moment we walked in. I love this place.
We have been to Artisan several times over the years & are always disappointed in the service. This time, our waiter, Martin, was exceptional. However, this was overshadowed by the fact that we waited 15 minutes in the foyer to be acknowledged by anyone. Several waiters & servers looked at us, but nobody asked if we needed assistance. Our guess was that it wasn't their job & this made us feel unwelcome. The menu is sparse & for a restaurant in the middle of the Central Coast wine country, their wine list is miniscule.
I was traveling with 3 friends, tasting wine and golfing and stopped at Artisan for dinner last Saturday evening.
The food was excellent and the service matched it. The owner (Jennifer), was also in attendance and made sure to drop by and make sure we were happy customers. Our server was brilliant.
All had all three courses and they were sublime. I will be back
Loved our experience at Artisan. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. We started with an appetizer to share, which included a pate with a vietnamese take to it and grilled baguette. It was excellent. Then my friend had the Burrata Oven Pizza and I had the Wild boar. Both were excellent flavors, presentation was good and there was plenty of food. Decent wine selection, I would have liked to see more choices of wine by the glass. Desert was an amaretto basque cake with a homemade spumoni ice cream which was excellent (and I am not a dessert person, but I could not get enough of that dessert!). Overall a wonderful evening.
We've never had a bad meal at Grasings. The ambiance is friendly and warm. The food is pretty straight forward without a lot of "fru-fru" preparation although the presentation is always quite nice. Primarily American fare with a flair. A definite "must" if you're looking to dine in Carmel
Went there due to the fact that in Paso restaurants can have access to farm fresh or specially farmed meats for them and Artisan delivered in a big way. I tried the soup of the day, mushroom toast, cauliflower and pineapple/chorizo pizza and all items over delivered with attention to detail on flavors, creativity, presentation and amazing taste. I would highly recommend dining at Artisan
This was our 2nd visit - the first was a year ago. Food is ok though very pricey. I had the fish and found the fish cooked perfectly but without much interest. $35 was a bit high for an ok main. Service, both times I was there, was slow bordering on negligent. Overall ok but I can't recommend.
Very noisy and crowded on Saturday night at 8:30. Food worth it; innovative and complex, with wonderful local wines on tap. Just don't go for intimacy or a quiet talk. Our foursome sat down at 8:35 and had to shout to converse until 9:30 when it mellowed some. The tables are quite close together, also.
Try the cheese fondue with their homemade sausage. Really different, as was the special, rainbow trout tartare. Everything was a Yum.
We enjoyed our dinner at Artisan. Easy location and parking in Paso Robles. It's naturally a bit noisy, but that adds to the vibe. The restaurant took it's food seriously, while having a relaxed atmosphere. We're a carnivore/vegetarian couple, and found good options for us both. I loved the whole roasted cauliflower with goat cheese and paprika, and the antebellum grits. Husband had the hangar steak with bone marrow jus that he found delicious and perfectly prepared. The service was attentive. This would be a fun place to have a group dinner, with lots of small plates to share. I recommend!
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