Artisan House
Artisan House

Artisan House

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.artisanhouse.net/
  • Phone: 2136226333x
  • 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: Californian, Mediterranean, 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 2136226334x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Artisan House reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)fit for foodies (16)great for lunch (15)good for groups (15)great for outdoor dining (13)great for brunch (11)vibrant bar scene (11)notable wine list (10)hot spot (8)late-night find (6)special occasion (6)romantic (6)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great little place
    Calursus
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The wine list was substantial as was their bar. They got a friends order incorrect on how her steak was prepared. They fixed it immediatley. Aside from that the service was fine and the food tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Was looking for a restaurant near an art gallery opening downtown & picked it through Trip Advisor. The food, ambiance, and service are all excellent. The beet and feta appetizer was large enough for four to share. I had the shrimp with risotto and asparagus and it was amazing. What also surprised me was how delicious the house cabernet is! We started with one bottle and ordered more. If you are downtown and want a yummy, fun dining experience, try Artisan House. I know you'll enjoy it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit & Miss
    TbabyVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Some items are the menu are good, others are just BLAH.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    FoodieK
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We are repeat visitors to Artisan House. We came with a large party (approx. 16) for brunch and everyone loved it !!!! Our only complaint was that our mimosas were not replenished without repeated requests. Otherwise, all was good !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I was a bit disappointed as friends had raved about the food at Artisan House. On the upside, the stuffed Jalapeno tempura and spicy edamame were good and actually spicy. On the downside was the fish and chips. Only two pieces of soggy fried fish arrived on top of the fries.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good
    downtowninlaVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I have had Sunday brunch at Artisan House several times this summer and found the place to be consistently good. Everyone enjoyed their food, service was good and it was easy to relax and chat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to be a Solid Choice
    mhquantumVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have been to Artisan House twice now. We go for pre-theater dinner and it hasn't failed to please as an overall good choice. The service has always been first rate and the food is mostly both interesting and wonderfully flavorful. However, on Friday night the Scallops were a disappointment. The were tough, somewhat dry, and lacked the robust flavor profile we've come to expect from Artisan's kitchen. The rest of the meal was a hit. We especially enjoyed the Burrata and Apricot appetizer. Still one of our favorite downtown restaurants. We will return, but maybe not for the Scallops.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Add to My Repeat List
    plannerkhill
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Artisan House has a fantastic food and cocktails. I love a good ceasar with anchovie and the salad at Artisan House was the best I ever had along with the seared scallops. My friend had the short-ribs and both of our plates were empty. The wait staff was very attentive and patient as we lingered over cocktails before placing our order. We had early dinner reservations and as the evening went on the place filled with a good looking vibrant crowd. Ask for a window seat so you can enjoy people watching.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I totally enjoyed the Artisan House. My recent visit was my second time and I am sure I will go back may more times. It is also a nice place to take out-of-town visitors to Los Angeles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location to eat B4 Ahmanson!
    Riosbest
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We went to Artisan before going to the Music Center/Ahmanson and really had one of our best meals ever downtown! The Dine LA 3-Course Meal was delicious and the atmosphere was terrific. The Deli/wine/beer connected to the restaurant is really nice, but they should allow you to purchase the wine/beer at the store and drink it for dinner or lunch with no corkage fee! We had a wonderful time! Larry and Julie Blivas
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine LA menu NOT GOOD
    MelissaLAVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The options on the Dine LA menu are not even on the regular menu. Nothing was good, presentation was terrible, they forgot the cookie in the dessert, the whole experience was not a good one. The had a cool bar. I would only go back there for happy hour after work if they offered discounts on their specialty cocktails.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hits and misses
    BlackLabelVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The indoor space was very pleasant -- a small market on one side, a pretty bar with regular and family style tables on the restaurant side, and what appeared to be a nice patio (which is where we opted to sit). Our server was…disinterested (no eye contact, no pleasantries, mostly monosyllabic). The food (roasted brussell sprouts, the quinoa and steak salads) were fresh, flavorful, and exactly what we'd hoped. The wine was lackluster -- a surprise, given the venue looked like a wine bar. I think one of the biggest issues we had were the constant and occasionally aggressive interruptions to the meal by local group of homeless men who would walk up to the patio to request money, demand food, and generally busk. Yeah…skip the patio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'm sure it's better at night
    foodieme
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Came here for lunch and tried their DineLA menu. Best thing was the starter...crab salad...which both my friend and I had. The steak frites I had was bland. My friend's paella was undercooked. Then there was dessert. I had the peach sorbeto which was too sweet for me. The ice cream sandwich my friend had was terrible. The fig ice cream it came with was nonexistent. She said the cookie was good but had only ordered it for the fig ice cream. Worse of all was when we brought it to the waitress's attention she just brushed it off. And that pretty much is how the service was all lunch...poor. The place seems pretty cool with its industrial vibe. May be good at night for drinks. But probably won't be coming back.
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  • Dine LA
    kitty22
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I had always heard such good things about Artisan House so I was excited to try it during Dine LA week. The prix fixe 3-course menu was very nice and I ended up choosing the Crab Salad, Vegetarian Paella, and Sorbeto with Berries. All were good, but didn't really live up to the "hype" that I'd heard about this restaurant. Maybe going for the prix fixe Dine LA menu wasn't a smart way to go. Still, the thing that ruined our experience was the wait staff. The dining room was about 25% full and yet we could not get anyone to bring us extra condiments. We asked three people, four times, and we finally got the condiments at the end of our meal - literally as they were clearing the dishes from our table. Absolutely unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, poor service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My experience at Artisian House on 7/12/14 was mixed. Upon arrival, the parking situation was poor. there was no valet service as indicated in a review I had read. Ended up using the Valet service of a hotel down the street. The food was good - pizza margherita, rack of lamb, and sea bass, however our main courses came to the table very slow - approximately 40 minutes after ordering - and the place was not even busy. Afterwards, my guest and I ordered lattes to complete the meal. Several minutes later the server returned to tell us that it would "be a while because the deli side is very busy". We cancelled the lattes. As we left the restaurant we observed that there was no one at all on the deli side.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Gluten-Free Date Spot!
    cour10e22
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My partner and I made a last-minute date and found this spot via OpenTable. I have Celiac Disease, so I always keep an eye out for gluten-free offerings. This place had an incredible selection of artisan pizzas and pasta dishes with gluten-free alternatives! The building and ambiance were outstanding and the food was delicious. Great selection of wine & beer as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Downtown Oasis
    Shari
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    A group of 3 of us decided to give this place a try to start our Downtown LA Art Walk experience. It was so great that we decided our day was already a success even if we couldn't find any art galleries. The food was to die for. The pizzas are delicious, especially the bur rata and zucchini blossoms one. The truffle oil fries were great. We had great veggies too, including the arugula carciofi salad and the brussel sprouts. We had so much food, we couldn't finish it all, but we kept trying. Great service and great location too. This is a real find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Urban find
    FweddieVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 152 reviews are from the Artisan House reviews archive.
  • PSmithVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise near jewelry dist
    LuisVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Urban Grill
    LuvDiningOutVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paris in DTLA
    cherryVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mother's Day Discovery
    FoodieK
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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 !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't always believe reviews!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Visit
    kculling
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden gem
    Imafoodie
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hello Brunch
    CJayLyfe
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening Out
    Shawn
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's Convenient...
    DTLAgirl
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for brunch!
    Emmyk
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Nice bunch menu- something for everyone and gluten free pizzas!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat Drink and be Merry
    Townie
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great atmosphere!
    RebeccaSVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost there
    JoycdVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Good food,service needs work and the neighborhood needs more work
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food very good; Bloody Mary great
    UpscalehealthynaturalVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Really enjoyed the food and drinks. Service was a little slow but not bad at all and they were busy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Debra
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We loved this restaurant. Food and Ambience were terrific. We'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Happy Hour!
    DinerLuvVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Fabulous $5 choices...calamari, flatbread, fries...super fun!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    Sacks
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so good this time around.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doesn't Get Much Better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet