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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Artisanal Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I went here for a date night ...
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 cele ...
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.
Compliments to the chef! We ordered fo ...
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.
We were unable to go on our honeymoon th ...
We were unable to go on our honeymoon thanks to Hurricane Matthew so some friends let us use their house on Sugar Mountain for a few days. Our meal at Artisanal was the highlight of the trip. My mom is a chef and my husband and I both value/enjoy good food so I can honestly say this was one of the best meals of our lives. Everything from the ambiance, the wine, the food, to the service was amazing! We were impressed the open kitchen was quiet and nothing felt chaotic, even though the restaurant and outdoor tables were full.
We started with Tuna Tartare and Calamari first courses--holy yum!!! My husband got the pork chop for his entree and said it was the most tender pork chop he's ever had (and he LOVES pork chops). I got the butter steak--it was a great size portion and was super tender. The sauce/jus on the plate with the steak was so delicious we got extra rolls to sop it up after we were done eating. If we could have licked our plates, we would have. For dessert, we got the sticky toffee pudding and again, were not disappointed. I'm not a big caramel fan but this was delicious.
Bottom line, if you have the opportunity to go, DO IT! You'll be glad you did.
Artisanal was recommended by our Linvill ...
Artisanal was recommended by our Linville cottage hosts as a restaurant designed in the same format as The Barn at Blackberry Farm. The dinner at Artisanal was the highlight of our girls' trip to Linville, NC. We were thrilled to be seated on the back porch just steps from the beautiful tree line. We each ordered two courses and loved all the food we ordered. We shared two desserts. The menu selections were creative and ridiculously fresh. Our server gave us great advice and couldn't have been more accommodating while giving us plenty of time to enjoy each other's company. Since the menu changes often, I hate to tempt you with descriptions of entrees you may not be offered; however, I will say that if you have the opportunity to try the doughnuts with lemon curd, you should not hesitate to do so. We also loved the brussels sprouts salad and butter steak. We could not have enjoyed our dinner more and are so glad we included Artisanal in our week in the beauatiful town of Linville.
Artisanal continues to live up to its re ...
Artisanal continues to live up to its reputation. We had the tasting menu this time, and the food was excellent -- creative and well-thought-out rather than "innovative" combinations that are just weird. While on the pricier side, the quality is first rate. We are so glad that excellent restaurants like Artisanal and Rowland's are part of our local dining options!
Incredible experience! From arrival to l ...
Incredible experience! From arrival to leaving it is first class. The restaurant is gorgeous, just what you would hope for in the middle of the Appalachians. Service was outstanding while not being pretentious. The food is some of the best that we've had, including NYC, San Francisco and Napa! You will not be disappointed!
Always incredible!!! Artisanal is our fa ...
Always incredible!!! Artisanal is our families FAVORITE restaurant. We compare every restaurant to this restaurant...."is it Artisanal good?" I can't say enough good things about this place. Atmosphere is upscale but casual at the same time. I wish I didn't live so far away!!
Artisinal is simply the best restaurant ...
Artisinal is simply the best restaurant that we've found anywhere within 20 miles. It is meant to look like an old barn but in fact was built to be a restaurant. The owners are outstanding, friendly and run a wonderful oeration.
The food is excellent with something for almost everyone on the menu. The flavor combinations are wonderful and innovative.
There is a charming balcony where one can ear overlooking a wonerful mountain stream, weather permitting.
Needless to say we like it a lot!
I had my doubts that a restaurant in Ban ...
I had my doubts that a restaurant in Banner Elk could really be one of the best in the country, but my experience there erased all doubts. It is every bit as good as the hype. I had the bone-in pork chop, which was without a doubt the best I've ever eaten. I'm not a huge brussel sprouts fan, but I was that night. Staff was friendly and attentive while also casual. Wine list was pricey but amazing. Overall, one of the best dining experiences I've ever had, and that is saying a lot.
Amazing!!!!! Best restaurant we have be ...
Amazing!!!!! Best restaurant we have been to in years. Great wine, service was top notch, and the food was genious!!! Did I mention the view? We had an
Amazing view of sunset from our table. My only complaint if you can call it one is it was almost to efficient. I wanted the evening to last longer!!!@@
The Artisanal is one of favorite restaur ...
The Artisanal is one of favorite restaurants anywhere. The service is very good and the food selection and preparation is excellent. The atmosphere is truly unique and quite attractive. The prices are not inexpensive but well worth the experience.
As always the food and staff were perfec ...
As always the food and staff were perfection personified. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the world. It is truly beautiful whether dining table inside or out on the lovely porch listening to the stream tumbling down the mountain. It is very hard to get a reservation so make sure you plan months in advance especially over holiday weekends and peak color season in the mountains.
This was the finest restaurant in the ar ...
This was the finest restaurant in the area that we ate at. Everything was perfect from the minute we entered the restaurant. It reminded us of restaurants that we ate in in Napa Valley.
There was nothing lacking from the perfect service to the most elegant presentation of courses.
The flavors were distinct.
Will always go here every time we go to this area.
This was the hit of our Mountain get-awa ...
This was the hit of our Mountain get-away. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was artfully displayed and prepared. Setting is lovely - whether inside or outside. Attention to details is what really makes it work. We can't wait to return!!!
The food, atmosphere and service were ve ...
The food, atmosphere and service were very good. I ordered a beer from the list which contained mostly names unknown to me (mostly artisinal brews from Asheville) and was shocked when the bill came and I found I had paid $ 22.00 for one beer.
From driving up (a secluded mountain bar ...
From driving up (a secluded mountain barn) to entering the luxurious, understated interior designers dream, we were excited from the start! We sat on the terrace, which was capped perfectly with a babbling brook and temperate mountain climate. Our waiter, Keith, was phenomenal. He was approachable, fun and low key. The portions were kind but not over the top. The cuisine was divine and balanced. For oenophiles; the list is fantastic. Our meal was paced perfectly. We will absolutely be back!
We celebrated our anniversary at Artisin ...
We celebrated our anniversary at Artisinal and our dinner was fantastic! We chose the sampling menu...appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. Every morsel was delicious and beautifully presented. I also had the wine pairings. Again, they were excellent. We dined on the terrace and the ambiance was so romantic. We will most definitely return.
Seriously, I was blown away from the mom ...
Seriously, I was blown away from the moment I approached the restaurant. Located in an isolated rural/farm section in Banner Elk, NC the overall experience was exceptional. This has got to rank as one of the top five star restaurants in the US. I only wish I lived closer so I could visit often.
From the Valet to the Hostess to the wai ...
From the Valet to the Hostess to the waiter (Tanner) to the General Manager, and especially to the quality of the food--couldn't have been better!
A bit pricey, but worth it!
Kind of cool when a group of 8 or so members of the Miami Heat showed up for dinner---
Dress up a bit -- gents are preferred in jackets, but not required--
We'll be back--
Artisanal has a notable reputation to li ...
Artisanal has a notable reputation to live up to; nothing disappointed. The mountain surrounding is stunning. The service from driving up to drive away was outstanding. Our server (Liza) answered a multitude of questions with acumen. While the wine list is extensive, the craft cocktail menu was delightful. The piping petite hot yeast rolls started the meal with smiles. Appetizer - the tuna tartare - perfect. Both appetizers were spot on: the butter steak - the exterior "crust" divine & cooked perfectly & the seafood bolognese featured homemade pasta, fresh lobster, shrimp...
Artisanal stands up with restaurants anywhere! Make reservations WELL in advance.
We will go back to this High Country gem.
This is a great destination eating estab ...
This is a great destination eating establishment. The entire staff is gracious, professional and the food is EXCELLENTLY prepared and presented as you would expect a fine dining experience to be. The restaurant is spacious, the ambiance is great and the acoustics are very excellent for a large dining area. The outside dining, even though we ate inside that night due somewhat inclement weather, is very nice with the mountain stream flowing nearby the eating area. Jamie, the Wine Sommelier, is excellent at pairing a wine to complement your dinner. I would highly recommend Artisanal Restaurant for a very pleasurable dining experience.
Artisanal is now my new "favorite" resta ...
Artisanal is now my new "favorite" restaurant!!! This was my first visit there and the occasion was my birthday. My husband and I were seated at a lovely table on the terrace - the wooded view with the stream running close by was perfect for me. Our server, Liza, was awesome and had great menu suggestions. All who serviced our table were attentive, but not overbearing. The "Strawberry Fields" cocktail was so refreshing and the rolls hot out of the oven were delicious. We also had the calamari appetizer - with an Asian flare, also delicious!! My husband had the butter steak, which he devoured and the chef accommodated an entree-size portion of the duck breast for me and I loved it (the duck breast is an item from the tasting menu). We also shared the handmade potato chips with blue cheese powder....I've wanted more of those every day since!!! My husband loves corn bread so we ordered that to share as well; however, he is not a fan of peppers at all and the corn bread has peppers in it (but the menu doesn't express that), so he was disappointed with the corn bread - but if you like peppers, I'm sure the corn bread is as delicious as everything else on the sumptuous menu. Don't hesitate to visit Artisanal for a fabulous dining experience - I can't wait to go back again!!!
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