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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
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!
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-
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