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.
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. The capacity is 32 guests. We do welcome parties on the terrace for up to 40 guests and can accommodate more for an event in the main dining room. We do not charge booking fees but do have minimums.
Private Party Contact:
Anita Greene: 8288985395x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Artisanal Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Absolutely flawless! Amazing flavors sto ...
Absolutely flawless! Amazing flavors stood out in every bite. The steak was one of the best I've ever had, and made all the more delicious by the tarragon lemon sauce. Drew's pork chop was also delicious, as were the wonderful sides. His calamari appetizer was tender and flavorful. My scallops were the best. Serving sizes quite generous. A beautiful setting and gorgeous decor, lent an air of effortless class and comfort. I almost hate that we came here, because now all else will pale in comparison. And that's saying quite a bit.
Great place to celebrate our anniversary ...
Great place to celebrate our anniversary! Great service and tasty food. Exclusive feel that's well hidden from open view. Will definitely recommend to family and friends
Artisanal is the finest restaurant in th ...
Artisanal is the finest restaurant in the high country, period. I have been a foody for many years, experiencing the best in dining around the world. Artisanal's ambiance, exceptional service, and of course, great food, make it a great dining experience. I highly recommend it. Mountain Mike.
This was our first time to Artisinals an ...
This was our first time to Artisinals and it will NOT be our last! The waitstaff were all very professional and attentive. We have several dietary requirements, which were all carefully met. The food was superb and beautifully presented. And the ambiance was quiet. It was a perfect experience!
We had an awesome meal and the waitstaff ...
We had an awesome meal and the waitstaff was equally good. I enjoyed seeing into the kitchen, also. The desserts were to die for! We will definitely be going back.
Absolutely perfect dinners tonight. Enjo ...
Absolutely perfect dinners tonight. Enjoyed sitting on the porch and hearing the water flow in the stream. Our service was very good and all of us were happy with our dinner choices.
A gem in Banner Elk, NC
I had heard great things about Artisanal since buying our cabin in Banner Elk, but never made plans to dine there until last week. Even two weeks in advance, reservations were gone for Friday and Saturday nights, June 10 and 11, and we had to settle for Thursday June 9. It does not matter what night you choose as our meals were without doubt the best we have had in years. Being from Charlotte we have many choices for fine dining. Artisanal is the top of the list in delicious food and setting. We ate our dinner on the covered porch by a mountain stream. The ambiance is rustic, yet modern. Tables are well spaced to allow for a quiet dining experience. On our next visit we will make reservations for a table at the rail on the porch so we can enjoy the stream as well as our food.
Excellent good find superb presentation
Excellent good find superb presentation
Always a special treat
Artisanal is our go-to date-night place whether for special occasions or meeting friends. Service is impeccable and food is outstanding.
Amazing food at a beautiful setting
It was our 1st visit to Artisanal based on a recommendation from our hotel in Linville (Eseeola). We were so impressed with the food, wine and service. The setting is beautiful. Will plan to eat on the porch next time. Truly a wonderful dining experience.
Sitting outside is a must! The stream is ...
Sitting outside is a must! The stream is so pretty and the overall atmosphere here is incredible. I had the salmon and it was a large piece cooked to perfection I highly recommend
Our favorite restaurant in the mountain region! They offer spectacular service, gorgeous views, and the most delicious food. Highly recommend for a special occasion!
This was our first visit to Artisanal. W ...
This was our first visit to Artisanal. We were visiting friends in Banner Elk from NJ. We were very pleased to find a high quality restaurant in the mountains so far from Princeton. We enjoyed cocktails on the back porch next to the babbling brook. We all enjoyed our first courses . We had the octopus, burrata and beet salad. All were beautifully plated and delicious. My husband who is gluten free was accommodated. We all ordered the Butter Steak and happy that we did! Service was wonderful from beginning to end!
Wonderful venue, outstanding staff & foo ...
Wonderful venue, outstanding staff & food! Interior is to see. Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this dining experience!!
UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE & FOOD!!!! I wou ...
UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE & FOOD!!!! I would highly recommend it if you can get reservations.
My girlfriend and I went to Artisanal on ...
My girlfriend and I went to Artisanal on a Tuesday evening. It was my first time there. To my disappointment, the tasting menu that was on their website was not being offered. We shared the burrata salad to start, which was good. I had the Wagyu sirloin, my girlfriend had the halibut. My steak was cooked perfectly, but it didn't taste any different than a normal sirloin. The best part were all the vegetables that came with it. Simply prepared, but absolutely delicious. I did not try the halibut, but my girlfriend really enjoyed it. Food prices at this restaurant are very fair! It was nice to see a place that was not way overcharging for their food. The service was good. Not fantastic, but far from poor. If I have any complaint at all, it was that I felt some pressure to purchase a bottle of wine. We each had a cocktail before dinner/with our appetizer and bread. And we each had a glass of wine with dinner. That was enough for us. We also ordered our wine about 5 minutes before our entrees came out, but did not get it until 10 minutes after we got our entrees. That was frustrating, as I wanted to enjoy the wine and steak together. We had the pudding for dessert. It was not pudding, but more like a cake/bread pudding. This was also very delicious! I would like to go back on a weekend evening sometime soon.
We set our May trip up to coincide with ...
We set our May trip up to coincide with Artisanal opening. This year is more different with gres
Beautiful setting and the food and servi ...
Beautiful setting and the food and service were excellent!
Bill Greene is incredible
Always pleased and amazed with this place which is never boring and the food and service are outstanding. It is a must go place!
Once again artisanal restaurant provided a memorable evening in every way. Food was delectable; staff and service , attentive and exacting and the setting is magnificent! HIGHLY recommend!
Top 10 restaurant in North Carolina
This is probably the 10th time I have dined at Artisanal since they opened. It is one of the finest venues, as well as one of the finest dining experiences in all of North Carolina. The ambience is elegant, the staff are attentive and welcoming, and the food and drinks are simply exceptional . I thought the calamari appetizer was among the best I've ever had. The pan seared halibut was done to perfection, and the wine pairings recommended for our dinner was spot on! I look forward to my next meal in the very near future !
Artisinal delivers exceptional food, service and environment with every visit. Bill and Anita are perfect hosts. This is a must do while in the mountains.
The food. And the service. Did I mention ...
The food. And the service. Did I mention the food?
Amazing food in a beautiful setting. Wor ...
Amazing food in a beautiful setting. Worth every penny! Went with a group of six and we all loved the food and thoroughly enjoyed our evening and experience there.
Simply amazing. Best dining experience in NC. We make the trip every year and it exceeds our expectations every time.
Exceptional find in Beech Mountain
We were lucky to find this hidden gem out in the middle of nowhere near Beech Mountain. The service was top notch, and the menu while not overly large did include several tempting choices. As were refer to ourselves as "semi-vegetarians" the non-meal entrees were too limited, but overall we were pleased with the options. The wine choices were extensive, and the beer menu, while more limited, had some winners. The best part of the dinner was the exceptional service by the staff. The decor is relaxed and innovative. Overall a great evening.
This restaurant was in the middle of a ranch and was an oasis in the dessert. Food was well executed by an obviously well trained chief. The wine list was ridiculously high end with bottle up to the $5000 range. Romantic ambience and one of the best restaurants I have been to in a long time. Would highly recommend.
Very nice but salty
We had heard great things about this restaurant and we were not disappointed. It is upper-level dining from the valet through to the kitchen. The outdoor seating and bar and finally pit for the specially nice. The menu choices were interesting and varied and delicious. My only criticism regards the excess amount of salt in the entrées.
Sustained culinary artistry
This team continues to amaze. Everything they present is a culinary work of art. Service was terrific. If you are in the High Country, do not miss it (open May-October).
Excellent ambience and service. The food ...
Excellent ambience and service. The food, especially the proteins were outstanding. Great experience in a hugh end mountain setting.
Always a great dining experience. Jamie ...
Always a great dining experience. Jamie is an outstanding waiter
First Experience at Artisanal
We reserved table through open table, which apparently does not distinguish between indoor and outdoor seating. Received call week of reservation and learned our reservation was currently outdoors, which was going to be too cold. As alternate accommodations, we ended up being seated in the cellar at a large table with another party at the other end of the table. Not the best situation, as the cellar already had two very loud and boisterous 8-person parties. However, we felt that management did as best as possible to accommodate us considering the situation, but the reservation issues need to be addressed. Other than the seating issue, food was excellent, especially the calamari small plate. Our entrees were well prepared and generous portions. Service was excellent as expected; server was attentive and helpful. Overall, a great addition to the high country. Will be revisiting.
Surprise to find restaurant of the calib ...
Surprise to find restaurant of the caliber in Banner Elk. Very interesting menu, expertly prepared, with exceptional presentation. Would definitely return.
Superior food and service
The food and service at Artisanal was superior..... the best food in North Carolina! This was our second visit to this restaurant and from beginning to end the experience was a joy. Words cannot express the pleasure we had dining in this restaurant! We cannot wait to go back in the spring!
Girls night out
5 of us dined at Artisinal and enjoyed everything about it! Our server John was exceptionally attentive! We were a group of childhood friends looking for something special and we found it. Will definitely go back!!
Wonderful experience once again
This is our second visit to this wonderful restaurant and we are already looking forward to next time. Warm reception, professional and friendly service (Nick is the best) and food that you would normally only find in a major city.
Artisnal is outstanding in every way. Our server was knowledable ( we asked many questions about the menu), food was better than expected, just great, relaxing and beautiful surroundings, excellent wine by the glass--we could not have been happier.
High end restaurant that delivers
This is a big restaurant secluded back in the hills. New building, lots of wood, high ceilings all very striking and yet still human. Menu a bit limited and rather expensive. The food was very good. Both my entree and my wife's were a bit too spicy, as if the chef had a cold that night. This tended to crowd out the flavor. Service attentive but a little slow on the night we were there and it was not crowded. There are only a very few top of the line dinning places in the area so this is worth a go.
Great Family Night Dinner
My wife and I had our sons and their wives, giving us an opportunity to celebrate my wife's 60th b-day. The location was perfect, the atmosphere very cozy and warm, the service was right on the money all evening, and the food top shelf. A great combination for a highly rated evening.
The best restaurant experience that keeps me coming back,
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