Mothers dayLovely lunch. So often special occasion prix fixe menus can just be overpriced and not worth it. While expensive, this meal was worth the price. Delicious food, wonderful service, beautiful space. Truly a lovely meal.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food and great serviceMy husband took me to Artisan for a kid-free Mother's Day dinner. Our server was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. We loved every bite of this menu. For an appetizer we had the roasted oysters and tuna crudo, both amazing and like nothing I've ever tasted. Our entrees (goat-cheese gnocchi with lamb bolognese and sea scallops with bacon gastrique) were impressive and the scallops paired well with the wine recommended by our server. We rounded out the meal with the warm chocolate hazelnut cake and toasted coconut ice cream...delish! We will be going back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food!We dined at Artisan with another couple and had a great meal. The wine list is extensive. I started with the beet salad and had the halibut for my entree, and both were fabulous. They had run out of my top 2 dessert choices, so we opted for choice #3, the cheesecake, and it was just okay. The only thing that keeps me from giving Artisan 5 stars is the service. It was very slow, and my water glass was refilled only once. Our server was responsible for far too many tables, and that is unacceptable at a high-end restaurant.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious meal had by allAs a group of 8, we all agreed that our meal was divine. Apps to main course into dessert that no one shared with the other because it was just too good!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI moved from Manhattan intoI moved from Manhattan into a a part time house in Southport on 4/6/13.--had lunch there that day and have been bank for diner three times , once at the bar and twice in the dining room. The above ratings are a statement regarding my experiences at Artisan.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMan amazing menu, spot andan amazing menu, spot and fabulous staff! they accommodated my elderly mother and my 7month old daughter. a wonderful birthday dinner with delicious food.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLast week I moved from ManhattanLast week I moved from Manhattan into a weekend/vacation home in Southport. While exploring downtown with a friend, which takes about five minutes, we spied Artisan which is in an attractive relatively new but appropriately colonial development with hotel, apartment and office building. We stopped for lunch and were more than pleasantly surprised by the ambience, food and service. I have returned twice for dinner during the week since my first visit-once on my own for dinner at the bar and then with my adult son to celebrate his birthday. Both visits have matched the first, and I'm plan to return soon to what I anticipate will become my Southport hangout.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Red Shrimp and Tuna TartareThe Red Shrimp and Tuna Tartare appetizers were excellent. The tomato soup and grilled cheese was mediocre. The scallops, pork chop and risotto were solid. Great cheese. The room is fun, tasteful and energetic.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA local gemOnce again they aim to please and hit a bullseye. Food was fantastic and service outstanding. We were seated immediatly upon arrival and they had just poured our water when our lovely server from our last visit on Christmas, who was working another section, came over and said hi and that it was nice to see us and much to our delite said she would be our server again. Crusty on the outside soft on the inside yummy bread started us and once gone was hastily refilled. All 3 of us got differant apps. and all were great. We all got the leg of lamb as our main and it was scrumptous, followed by 3 great desserts each sweet and tasty but not overdone. We have vowed that all our holiday meals will be with them.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our third trip forThis was our third trip for brunch and we weren't disappointed. This is a must for brunch. There is a great deal on a limited price fixed menu which includes a mimosa or bloody Mary and an main dish for $19. The food is outstanding and the service superb. What are you waiting for?!2/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIf for no other reason, thisIf for no other reason, this place earned a lot of respect from me for somehow coping with our incredible tardiness caused by some very snarled traffic. Yes, I called, but they handled our situation like real pros.
Because time was limited, we could not experience the menu as much as we would have liked. There were plenty of temptations -- and rewards. A very enjoyable meal. I was sorry that it was rushed because this seems like a nice place to while away a couple of hours enjoying nice food.12/7/2012 12:00:00 AMlove this restaurantwe were there this time on a monday night so it was pretty quiet for our romantic dinner for two...and it was my husbands birthday. On fri and saturdays it is bustling and i do love that vibe too. Just love this restaurant.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM