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Artisan House
Artisan House

Artisan House Details

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.artisanhouse.net
  • Phone: (213) 622-6333
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30 am - 3 pm;
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 3 pm;
    Dinner: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Californian, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Francesco Velasco
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Francesco Velasco (213) 622-6334
  • Entertainment: Live Music

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Artisan House
Artisan House: A New Urban Lifestyle

Artisan House is a gathering place—a restaurant and market where quality and community are infused in every detail and where all are welcome.

Artisan House is passionate about the planet, about food and service, about our customers and about having a good time. It is our deep belief that one should be able to find quality food, grown sustainably by local farmers, prepared by gifted masters, and presented by wait staff schooled in the finer arts of service, all in an inviting atmosphere that is comfortable and close by.

That place is Artisan House.

Break bread. Share wine. Feed the soul.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed a fun pre-theater early dinner. The burrata squash blossom pizza was very good, and the people watching was great. The newly installed restaurant is in an old brick and wood space with large windows and lots of light and has a lot of character. It's very comfortable."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Very well done. Fresh and sometimes inventive versions of classics, with a very nice wine list. I didn't have a cocktail, but the list looked well put together by a talented mixologist, but not too extreme. Delicious truffle beet and feta salad, among the plates we had. Great place if you want to bring your dog and sit outside."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great food and ambience . Beautifully decorated with wood and exposed brick. Large wine selection. Good size portions reasonably priced. Loved the mix of dining and bar scene. Always thought it was great to the neighborhood change from ghost town to a bustling area with lots of people walking around and more business open at night, also lots of parking if coming from out of town."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Wonderful mussels! Very helpful staff and a great atmosphere! And after dinner, I went to the "store" area and will go back and get salads doe a party next week! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great ambiance: restored interior in a historic building in Downtown LA, high ceilings and lots of vintage touches, yet very contemporary. Friendly service and a pretty extensive, mainly American, menu. Salmon was very flavorful and moist, and the pasta was perfect."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The brick building with loads of windows and outside seating is very welcoming with a little shop that would look at home in an upscale neighborhood in NYC or Paris! The lovely dark hardwood floors, exposed brick and comfy tables just really fit with the theme they were going for an artisan store/restaurant with a casual upscale bohemian feel. I grabbed a burger with regular fries and she the turkey club with parmesan (I think some sort of white hard cheese). The waiter was very nice and handsome (score one for us .. eye candy) and they have a good menu that appeals to any american bistro mood you might be in. Well I have to say as watched them make a pasta dish in a giant wheel of cheese to a bit of food envy! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Hands down the food was well prepared and delicious. I had the grass fed burger with fires. Burger was tasty and prepared perfect to my order. The siracha aioli that accompanied the fries was fantastic! My friend ordered the club sandwich. It was HUGE and looked quite tasty! Note that happy hour prices on well drinks is till 7pm . Score! Lots of bad smack on here about the service made me worried. Ahmanson season ticket holders who like to try new places without worrying or rushing to make curtain. My worries were unfounded primarily due to the attentive service of Vidal. He was friendly and pretty efficient but needs to check in with his tables a bit more frequently. It was hard grabbing his attention. Def return in store!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Found Artisan House on Open Table and decided to take the risk of going for brunch on Mother's Day. What a wonderful surprise !!! The ambience was hip, music was cool and food was delicious. I am already planning to return for brunch next week ! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I first dined at Artisan House in January during DineLA week this year. Ever since I've been eager to return. The return visit did not disappoint. The Doctor of Mixology makes a mean Negroni, so I had to have two. I highly recommend the Baby Arugula and Beet Salad: sweet and lightly dressed, nearly a meal in itself. The Linguine con Vongole tasted better than it presented; if I have to choose between the two, that's the way I prefer. I'll be back."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This use to be an empty space, from time to time it would be used for art exhibitions it's great to see that it's now a restaurant and a high end market. The decor is lovely, the patio seating is great! The music was too loud for the space! They need to work on more speakers, the poor waitress couldn't hear us upon orderig. We had to repeat ourselfs several times. Overall we'll be back! "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I've been to quite a few places for brunch (my favorite meal of the day) and Artisan has to be one of my favorites. When you order Bottomless, they make damn sure ya glass stays bottomless. Great staff, good food, and even a brunch buffet....Brillz! Love love love!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Food was great, loved the menu, it was hard to choose what to order because everything looked great. The beet salad and a side of Brussels sprouts were awesome! Wine was great, even the happy hour offering. Service excellent. I will go here again."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "This restaurant is in my apartment building, yet I almost never eat there because it's so inconsistent. However, the grill on the patio smelled so amazing we decided to give it a try and made reservations for later that day. We had to wait 30 min even though we had a res, the hostess was clearly overwhelmed - but pleasant once we got her attention. Our waiter disappeared for long periods of time, and we had to enlist the bus boy to get us water, drinks, etc. The food was very good - it was a buffet (thank goodness!) so we didn't have to wait for that. Overall I would give Artisan House another try if properly motivated, but it won't be a regular destination for me. There's too much competition in DTLA to settle for just an okay experience. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Nice bunch menu- something for everyone and gluten free pizzas!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Refreshing cocktail went perfect with happy hour crispy fish 'n' chips and skinny fries. Tuna crostini was flavorful. Chicken sausage roll was spicy, delicious and so much fun to eat, because of the snap biting into the casing. Sat outside and listened to the urban-scape that added to the atmosphere. Get desert from the counter - try and the delicious macaroons."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Good food,service needs work and the neighborhood needs more work"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I stumbled across this restaurant several weeks ago when downtown traffic conspired to keep me from going somewhere else. It was exactly what I needed. The menu has a selection that would satisfy anyone including vegetarian and gluten free options along with meat and seafood. Their bar also serves an interesting variety of spirits and tasty specialty cocktails. On top of good food, the atmosphere is quiet enough to hear your companions' conversation. I enjoyed it so much I came back two weeks later with a friend I hadn't seen in ages because we both love good food and drinks but wanted to go somewhere where we could hear each other."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the food and drinks. Service was a little slow but not bad at all and they were busy."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We loved this restaurant. Food and Ambience were terrific. We'll definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Fabulous $5 choices...calamari, flatbread, fries...super fun!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Limited menu options, very slow service. We weren't offered water until halfway through our meal. I had a Caprese sandwich and it was good. Nothing to write home about."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Have been to Artisan House in the past and have to say this visit was not on par with the others. Maybe it was training night for the staff, but they didn't seem on their game and had to be asked multiple times for simple requests. As for the food, it was only "meh" where it had been really good previously."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The incredibly fresh salads and gluten-free options throughout the menu make this place an absolute keeper for lunch and dinner. The service is off the charts good and the place is large and light with a small market chock full of goodies next to the dessert case. Great experience; cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This is a great find in downtown LA. The decor is wonderful -- open, spacious, yet welcoming and warm. The food was excellent, the drinks were memorable, and the service was superb. We went there before a Disney Hall concert and had no problem getting served in time for our show. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Excellent. Erin was our waiter and she was great. Good place for vegetarians and gluten free. Very accomodating kitchen for special needs."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I had lunch with office mates this week at Artisan House. I had been wanting to dine there for a while and I was not dissapointed. The decor takes you back to DTLA's heyday in the 1920's. Good work AH!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Not our first time at Artisan House- it was first time reserving through Open Table. Have eaten there several times and always enjoyable until last Sat. night when we were greeted with "you're 9 minutes late." (Charming)-we never knew a table can be reserved and the table we always sat at was reserved- diners arrived late and we learned that there is a table #.(Who knew)? Service was deplorable- we don't know what happened. One soup was served without a spoon. I ordered a salad and then soup- it came at the same time- it was turned back- for the first time the dining experience there was uncomfortable-"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "They sat us well before our reservation time, which I appreciated. We were greeted about 10 minutes after we sat down. Appetizers took 45-50 minutes to come out and entrees at least another 20 after that. Both were decent in taste. Dessert was a little more prompt, but I didn't even eat my gluten free chocolate cake because it was so dry. The last time I went to dinner here it was equally as slow and they even got our orders wrong (bringing salads with meat on them to the vegetarians who made their dietary restrictions very clear) We also ordered a bottle of red wine for the table that was hot to the touch when it came out. I really wanted this time to be better, but alas, I don't think I will go back or recommend it. At least for dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were a little rushed because we were holding tickets to a concert at the (reasonably proximate) Walt Disney Concert Hall), and our expectations were modest due to lack of prior visits to the establishment, but the experience was remarkably satisfying in every respect."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "All four of us enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere . . . but I was probably most impressed because the Organic Chicken was one of the best dishes I've ever had. Great wine list and desserts too."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Artisan had a really good crab salad with arugula and roasted corn, delicious! It was very fresh! The scallops were cooked perfect, not too raw or over cooked. Service was great too."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We sampled a variety of items during LA's food week and thoroughly enjoyed them all. The sea scallops were my faveorite."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We have a Sunday afternoon subscription to Disney Concert Hall and are always looking for new places to dine after the concert. Many of the restaurants in the Disney area are closed on Sunday so this to us will be a real keeper. Food, service ambience were all great. We discovered the restauarnt on the LA Restaurant week and will definitely be back again."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Four of us took advantage of the prix-fixe dinner and had a wonderful meal. We each had a different one of the artisan cocktails and, of course, sampled from one another's. Hard to pick a winner, yet I will have to return for my own Bond! First course: two of us went for the crab salad, and two for the carrot souffle. The souffle got the honors for most imaginative and tasty. Second course: one scallops and three short ribs. Samplings drew oohs & aahs all around. I can't declare a clear winner, yet I'm glad I didn't have to share my short ribs with more than one person! Two of us had the wine pairings with both courses and enjoyed them immensely. Service was attentive and pleasant throughout the meal. Already looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Went to Artisan House for a drink after a concert downtown and liked it so much I went for dinner the very next night after the LA Art Fair at the Convention Center. Very friendly and attentive service and Exec. Chef Velasco's menu is up to date but diner friendly. Let's hear it for Downtown LA's very happening scene!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "food and service was lovely.....A little pricey such as 4.25 for a machiato but the freshness of the food is lovely."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "This is the nicest establishment in the area, but the food is sub-par. The steak salad was largely inedible because of fatty meat, and beyond that it lacked a savory dressing."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Back to LA on business after living here for a long time. This is fantastic!! Brings so much to the urban character of downtown LA. Great food....eat healthfully, if you want or not if you don't. Ambience....fantastic. I came back two days in a row and if I had more time out here this trip I would go again. On my list for each trip out here. A great plus and add to Los Angeles!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Fabulous restaurant in downtown. Perfect for brunch before a play or for dinner. Fabulous bar !!! Great neighborhood vibe !!!"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Was the first time, won't be the last ! Excellent service, nice vibe and delicious food. What else could you ask for in a restaraunt ? nothing. Looking to explore more of the menu."
    Dined on 11/20/2013