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About Artisanal Restaurant
Contemporary American Fine Dining in a rustic yet elegant environment. Innovative and progressive thinking in a farm to table approach, only working with the highest quality ingredients. This warm environment offers the best food and wine with excellent service. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Private dining room adjacent to the wine cellar available for events.
Artisanal Restaurant is closed seasonally from November - April.
Banner Elk, NC 28604
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - close
May Through October
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Entertainment may be available on occasions
Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room is located adjacent to the wine cellar. For events, 32 or less, the cellar is the best option. For larger parties, a restaurant buy-out is an option. Minimums are required for events. Fixed menus are planned with the chef to accommodate guest preferences.
Private Party Contact:
Anita Greene: (828) 898-5395
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Artisanal Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We are 11 years old and it is a tradition for us to come here. This is our third year coming and we really love it. While our parents talk we like to play by the water. The chef changes the menu occasionally and what they substitute for that used to be on the menu is just as good. Artisinal definitely deserves five stars.
The best restaurant I've ever been to! We've been here twice and the food, service and atmosphere do not disappoint. Blue crab balls were delicious and the squid ink spaghetti was out of this world! Sitting by the stream is my favorite thing here. Highly recommend!
Wonderful experience! We were celebrating our anniversary. Liza, our server, greeted us with "happy anniversary." She was delightful, helpful, and professional. All the staff were courteous and accommodating. The food is outstanding. We had the oysters, which we so good that we placed a second order for them. Before we ordered dessert, Liza brought us glasses of champagne. It was a lovely night!
Lovely. The staff is wonderfully attentive. The food fabulous.....crab fritters divine, mozzarella on salad best ever, octopus charred perfectly, and on and on. We dined out on the porch by the creek. Could not have been a better evening. They do all things with excellence.
The Open Table system didn't allow adding two persons to the original dining party. When called by the restaurant to confirm our reservation, we noted the change and they made it. During the call they also mentioned a birthday + anniversary occasion, but NOTHING was done once we reached Artisanal.
We enjoy fine dining but at somewhat reasonable prices and not just ambiance. Two glasses of Pino Noir were $18 each...checked when we got home only to learn an entire BOTTLE retails for $14.
We have a grandson who is a chef, a culinary institute graduate, so we know a tad about what fine dining should be and the related cost. Artisanal falls short in several areas.
Artisanal is a real Jewel! The Food is Excellently prepared. The Menu reflects creativity has good balance and diversity of main courses and Apps and starters ,yet not so lengthy that it becomes awkward. The Staff is always professional and Hospitable. Atmosphere is unique and very comfortable. I always enjoy my visits there.
The menu at Artisnal is the thing! Very creative and innovative, but my experience shows that it will all be excellent. The cioppino was the best I have ever had. The duck was another outstanding entrée the night we were there. But it is very hard to choose what to order. I hope to be back soon and try other parts of the menu.
Experience was great from arrival to departure. Our first time here and will definitely go back. Food was outstanding and creative, our waiter was attentive but not pushy, all courses were timed to arrive perfectly and it was just a wonderful evening
I had a cousin in town who I hadn't seen in a year, so we wanted to celebrate being together and Artisanal was a perfect place to do that! The food was terrific, the drinks were delicious, the views were impressive, and the service was impeccable. I will definitely be back!
Phenomenal experience. I would classify this as one of my Top Ten dining experiences in my life. The food was incredible and the beautiful setting added to its charm. I will go back every time I visit that area. It is not to be missed.
Artisanal was a real treat... we decided to go on a Thursday as they close for the season and the weekend was booked, and what a decision it was. Kim was a fantastic waitress... a real pro who we will certainly request when we return in the spring. We did the tasting menu with the wine pairing, and while not cheap by any means, it was absolutely worth it. The duck breast was, I think, the best I've ever had. Years ago there was a restaurant in Maine that came close to this... alas, they have fallen so far off that I will not return. Artisanal was everything t his other place aspired to, and then some. And while great food is always a pleasure, great service makes it that much moreso, and from the hostess, to the Sommelier, to Kim, we had a fantastic evening, and I couldn't recommend this place any more strongly. Go. Enjoy. Slainte Mhe!
Artisanal was a pleasant surprise while visiting Banner Elk. Superlatives: food, service, and ambience. Negatives: too far from home to enjoy routinely. Mega rich arrive by chopper but, alas, not an option for me. Creative and tasty creations from locally sourced suppliers as much as possible.
Artisinal is truly an epicurean delight! Entrees were flavorful, choices were great for every palate. Several delightful selections for the first course including octopus and squid. Second course included Alaskan Halibut, Duck and a special cut of ribeye. Several side dishes for sharing, including pomme frites. Finally, desserts were outstanding !
We wanted to see the leaves and my wife shopped at Dandelion. This was our first trip to Banner Elk, and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The restaurant, the food and cocktails, the chef, and the wait staff were all exceptional. We told all our friends about our wonderful experience. We look forward to our next visit in the spring. . . Chuck and Shirley Miller
My wife and I went here for a date night. We had heard about Artisinal, but always missed their seasonal hours. We were not disappointed.
The service is impeccable. The ambiance is nice, and made for a romantic dinner. The food was beyond our expectations. Very creative, lovely presentation, and simply delicious. We opted out of the tasting menu, but may do that next time.
The prices are on the high end. However, I recommend those who love good food to not miss Artisinal.
My only complaint is we never received our leftovers, which we were told would be loaded by the valet. We discovered this half-way home. Despite this, we will definitely be back next year.
Artisanal is a very classy place to celebrate a special occasion. We sat on the terrace overlooking a babbling brook this time around. There were outdoor heaters mounted high enough to not be uncomfortably warm. The service was superb. One of the waiters remembered our party from previous visits and recommended some excellent wine. The decor is an elegant barn/country theme. The wine cellar is a must see as well well.
Love Artisinal! Wish it were open all year but, like the springtime, it makes it all worthwhile to be forced to wait. Creative cuisine, knowledgable staff, ambiance is soothing and wonderful. Looking forward to the opening of the "season" soon.
Compliments to the chef! We ordered four different dishes, and each was excellently prepared. The beet salad was delicious, as was dessert! The wine list is exhaustive and high quality. Plan to pay for it, but it is fully worth it! We look forward to returning.
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