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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
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!
This is a restaurant where a Chef's pride comes through loud and clear. We were staying in the area for two nights and after reading the menu, we were intrigued. After our first visit we were proven right...we returned for more the second night and wish we could have been back again to sample more dishes. Loved the charcuterie selection and the homemade bread, the pizzas we enjoyed the first night, the wild mushroom toast on wonderful brioche bread with the perfectly poached egg on top, the ravioli - delicate little pillows resting on the most delicious lamb ragù and poppini mushrooms. I cannot end this review without mentioning the outstanding and friendly service. This is a restaurant that pleases all your senses.
Have been to this restaurant multiple times and never disappoints. The mushroom toast is always a must and the pizzas are to die for! Our hostess, Georgia, was amazing. The only recommendation I would make is to spread the two top tables apart a little more. You kinda feel like you are having dinner with the people next to you. The ones next to us were actually awesome, but if you are looking for privacy, I suggest requesting a booth. Love the bar too! Well done.
Seated promptly, friendly and professional wait staff.
Easy to share plates. Delicious food.
Octopus appetizer great. Fish with risotto, lamb shank umm good
Do not miss the butterscotch,sea salt pudding desert. We returned the second night just for desert, because the next night restaurant's deserts sounded boring.
If in Paso, try this place.
We travel to Paso Robles from Southern California a couple time each year. We always reserve a night for a fabulous meal at Artisan. Staff is always friendly and attentive, The food is very creative and perfectly cooked. Hope to see you again soon, Craig and Denise
Food was not as good as it used to be. New owner seemed to be very involved and trying to make everyone happy to be there - but the food was subpar really. Colder than appropriate when served, SO not worth it. All entrees were over $32, and none were remotely worth it. Service was GREAT - but that doesn't help. Too bad - they've got such a great bar and location.
This was our 3rd time. We have recommended to others in past, however we would not anymore.
Sat in corner of bar next it window - Extremely noisy - Extreme difficulty reading menu (suggest you TYPE IN BOLD - food was fair
Our first time was A+++ across the board
Our 2nd time was B+
This time was an D-
The service stood out the most - helpful, but not pushy. Enthusiastic, but not annoying. Friendly, but not fake. The food was delicious and unique without being intimidating. Everything arrived with a comfortable pace and nothing felt "phoned in" or careless. Went back two days later, after our initial three-course dinner, for happy hour. The bar staff was just as warm and attentive. A+
Awful server/service. Disappointing main courses. I made a request while ordering (that my meat be prepared well-done) and the waitress laughed and told me the chef would never do prepare it that way. I said,"that's disappointing. If he refuses, please bring me a pizza." She responded with me," he won't agree to it so I will bring you a pizza." The pizza was one of the most disappointing pizzas I have ever had. Not what one needs to hear, especially when there are so many great restaurant options. I definitely would not recommend Artisan.
We went here while we were in town. We arrive two hours early for our reservation on a Friday night and asked to be bumped up. They managed to get us in 45 minutes earlier, which was great. As for the food we had the mushroom toast... delicious. A lot of people got the cauliflower, but we skipped it. I heard that was great, too, from another couple at our BNB. I had the venison and my husband had the sea bass. Both were incredibly excellent. For the special occasion dessert we had sorbet, which was okay. We also ordered apple crisp with the cheddar ice cream which was tasty. The food, definitely impressive and excellent.
The service... meh. Our water wasn't filled promptly. The food itself took about forty minutes to deliver after we ordered, except for the appetizer which came out about 15 later. The waiter was okay but didn't seem very engaged with us. Maybe she was just tired.
Anyway, would go again if we're in the area. Delicious!!
Our meal was totally delicious. Started with mushroom toast. Oh My! ThenI had a small plate - meatballs with gnocchi. Just yummy. My husband had a roast chicken dish with delicious potatoes and mushrooms. We finished with butterscotch pudding which I would put on my list for my final meal!
We have eaten at several restaurants in the Paso Robles area and Artisan is at the top of the list for food and service. The food was delicious and our server was excellent!!!! We highly recommend this restaurant for excellent food in a casual setting. Our server was friendly and very professional!!
Well I was surprised that there were not many vegetarian options and almost no vegan options on the menu. Even some salmon would have been nice.
The waitress was very nice but not overly helpful. Not overly friendly either.. I made reservations for my wife, daughter and myself as it was our daughter's birthday and the waitress (or anyone else) never even acknowledged her birthday which I felt was a fail..
Overall the experience was not great. We probably won't go back...
My third time in Artisan was massively disappointing. Over the 3 years, the restaurant got considerably worse. The wine selection is weak and the food is bellow par. The first glass was oxidized (open too long). My venison was prepared med. rare, but the barley was undercooked and the reduction sauce was 'old? I became violently sick returning to my hotel room. This was positively my last visit here.
Food was only surpassed by Georgia, our waitress, and Garrett, the co-owner, who stopped by to check on our dining experience.
The venison was scrumptious, cauliflower awesome, meatballs tender and flavorful.
Be sure to make reservations or hope for a table in the bar.
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