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Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro & Wine Bar
Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro & Wine Bar

Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro & Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.artisanalbistro.com
  • Phone: (212) 725-8585
  • Hours of Operation: LUNCH:
    Monday - Friday
    Dining Room: 11:45 am - 2:45 pm
    Wine Bar: 11:45 am - 5:00

    BRUNCH: Sunday, 10:30am - 3:45pm
    BRUNCH: Saturday 11:00am - 3:45pm

    DINNER:
    Monday - Wednesday, 5pm - 9:45pm
    Thursday - Saturday, 5pm - 10:45 pm
    Sunday, 5pm - 8:45 pm

    WINE BAR:
    Monday - Wednesday, till 11:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday, till midnight
    Sunday, till 10:00pm

    FROMAGERIE:
    Monday - Friday, 11:45 am - 11:00pm
    Saturday, 11:00 am - 11:00pm
    Sunday, 10:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Fondue
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: With Artisanal’s Event Planning, Consultation and Catering Services you'll surprise your guests with an Artisanal experience at home, the office or in our very own dining room; food and beverage consultants will help you with menu planning, cheese and pairing selections; catering and staffing. Please call (212)725-8585 or email our Event Planner at rsvp@artisanalbistro.com for more information.
  • Entertainment:




  • Special Events & Promotions:
    Surprise your guests with an Artisanal experience at home, the office or here on premise; food and beverage consultants will help you with menu planning, cheese and pairing selections; catering & staffing(212)725-8585 Email rsvp@artisanalbistro.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 32nd Street between Park and Madison
  • Public Transit: 6, N, Q, W, R Trains to 34th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is possible after 6pm -ALSO- indoor parking is available at Icon Parking 475 Park Avenue South ( 32nd btwn. Park and Lexington Avenues) Tel (212)684-8352
A word from Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro & Wine Bar
Artisanal Fromagerie, Bistro and Wine Bar showcases the formidable creativity and passion of Chef-Proprietor Terrance Brennan who adds playful twists to classic French bistro dishes. Selecting only premium ingredients, Brennan’s commitment to the use of artisanal, sustainable and organic products is evident in the quality of each dish. Recalling a bustling Parisian bistro, Artisanal’s handsome Art Deco interior offers the sophisticated French specialties one might expect in Paris. As the name implies, Artisanal features a scrumptious selection of 250 hand-crafted cheeses from around the world. In the back of the dining room is the cheese cave, a temperature and humidity controlled room, where a number of the world’s finest artisanally-made cheeses are aged to optimum ripeness and peak flavor. Adjacent to the dining room is the wine bar, which boosts 75 wines by the glass.Continued
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was of good quality and pleasant flavors. Had to ask for bread and butter. Drink pricing was outrageous, and the pours were not very generous. I enjoy the place better for lunch. We sat at the end of a bench near the front and the manager just opened the door to the street without even a "would you mind", the nioce atmosphere was suddenly erased by the noise of passing trucks on 32nd St. Maybe just an off night in the summer"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I have never written a review like this one....but I really expect something better when a restaurant is this expensive. My husband's beef was dry. The risotto unexciting. My brother's fish was way too salty. They did not bring bread to the table, I had to ask. The cocktails were not very good and small for the $$$. Olives and a twist were not given with the Martini as requested. We had to call the waiter over and ask for them...then add them ourself. POOR. The beet salad had no flavor. Find another place with more bang for your buck. Blahhh. Never again."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Always great, however for the first time the food was not. Chicken under a brick-skin was not cooked right. Undercooked and fatty around the edges. The chicken meat was tasty. Our other entree-steak au poivre, was a lump of beef properly cooked but tasted more like a Madagascar sauce than au poivre that we usually get in a bistro. The pepper sauce caught your throat. Accompaniments were perfect. An outstanding has to be given to the dessert, chocolate tart with caramel ice cream."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Was greeted and seated quickly. Service was spot on, Knowledgeable and professional staff. Impressive High Ceilings, great decor and spacious seating. Was attending a concert at Madison Sq. Garden and this was absolutely perfect but plan on going back for brunch and dinner to relive the moment."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Have eaten at Artisanal before. The food is good, typical NYC bistro. The service on this occasion is very poor. Had to get up and get menus as an example. There are better, but it's generally dependable."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I was recommended to come to the restaurant for their great cheese and wine selection so we really kept to this closely. We entered the restaurant to a friendly hostess and were seated from our reservation. We had a waiter that took our drink order but didn't see him back for a long time and had to actually get up and tell the hostess and she actually mentioned she apologized and that they only had 2 servers for the entire restaurant tonight so they were under staffed but still the manager didn't do anything. It wasn't the servers fault, he really redeemed himself by helping and surprising us with an amazing cheese selection in our cheese plate we ordered which was delicious!! I would recommend adding in honey to it which I always do."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our waitress André was wounderrful, make out experience even better! Risota was One of a kind."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "A very relaxing Sunday brunch! Food was excellent. I had Sauteed Skate Wing which was outstanding. Don't pass up the Creme Brulee. Server was attentive but not intrusive."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had the delicious gougers and the fondue of the day with the apples, sausage and potatoes. We also had the chacouterie and cheese plate. It was a lot of food for three people, but we finished it all! Loved it!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My NY favorite! A great place for a romantic dinner or to celebrate a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Freshest seafood followed by the cheese and charteuriere tray always a favorite. The servers very knowledgable about the menu and recommendations. Artisanal always takes me back to Paris with the decor. My only complaint: the restrooms have zero air conditioning."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Service and food seemed to be forgotten in this once great bistro -"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I loved this resaurant, food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had dinner at Artisinal last Wednesday. Obviously the air conditioning was not working. It was uncormortably hot and humid in the space. We skipped desert because we were so sweaty and felt gross. We will absolutely not return without being told the AC has been fixed and working. Food was very good but the atmosphere was terrible."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Having been a big fan of the chef for decades we were extremely disappointed with our experience. No complaints with the food, but too many service blunders to mention. Unfortunately, the great food was all but ruined by service that was mispaced, disjointed and lacking any kind of professionalism one would expect from a top tier chef. Oh well."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I've come here for years and I've had great experiences. I ordered the bouillabaisse this past time and unfortunately, the lobster was overcooked and rather chewy. Its not the priciest meal, but do expect that dishes like this are done to perfection."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We are 3 childhood friends meeting for a catch-up. Well-seated in the back as requested. Our waiter was a bit TOO attentive initially, but ultimately picked up our slow meal vibe! I had the pork belly hash and poached egg minus the chipotle sauce and it was perfectly seasoned and prepared. My friends were also happy with their choices of cold cauliflower soup, 1/2 grilled cheese sandwich and salad. Quiet reigned despite many tables being filled. One criticism: we split the bill three ways, and they list 3 possible tip choices, normally a helpful addition, BUT after I left I realized that the tip listed on each of our checks was for the total check! Leaving in a hurry, we missed the logic of the excessive tip suggestion. Careful!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great neighborhood place. Nice ambience and solidly good bistro fare. Worst service ever had in a restaurant of this level. Been there many times and it's always the same thing. Very strange considering how good it is in every other way. Waiters are either impossible to find and off the floor for very long periods of time, or they're bizarre and overly familiar and say inappropriate things. Wonder where they find them as they never seem to behave like normal NYC waitstaff. Will still go there though for the food and atmosphere and this area is a wasteland for restaurants."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I have not been there in a year and this used to be a favorite of mine...My main dish, skate was overcooked and dry. The lunch special is no longer available and prices are up...The desserts were good and the service fine. There is nothing special about it anymore..."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "One of my "go to" restaurants for many years, but this time several things indicated that it has seen better days, although the food (and the cheese!) remain great. Here's my experience this time: they had my reservation for the wrong time, claiming someone had moved the reservation time (p.s. I had not changed anything); it was an unusually warm and sticky day and the air conditioning was BARELY on (they have better AC in France these days!); the staff was harried and seemed like they were 2d or 3rd string (clearly have cut back on what is being spent on the waitstaff); the banquette was lumpy with a patched up cover. I hope the owners wake up before they destroy what good will they've managed to build over the years."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Took a chance with a first date and it didn't fail. Food and service were excellent. Will return again."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Food never disappoints. But the service, though friendly, was spotty. Hard to get our waiters' attention, and then items came very late or out of synch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Artisanal has been a favorite for family get-togethers in New York,and when we returned this Father's Day, everything was just as good, if not better than we remembered. Great fondue, delicious entree choices. Happy occasion."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Always consistently delicious and a fun place to dine."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Came here on a friends recommendation but not thrilled! Service was confusing...5 different people coming to table but yet was not effecient! Food was fair. Wine prices extremely high compared to other NY restaurants( and I dont mind paying for a good bottleof wine). Will not return here."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food at Artisanal is always lovely, and the atmosphere is very comfortable. We went for my birthday, and enjoyed mussels and fries, asparagus dripping with cheesy butter and a big pot of creamy fondue. It was a great night, and I plan to go back soon."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times when we visit New York and it never disappoints."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant for a date or for a group pf friends. Very good food and a very nice wine list. Great atmosphere- bistro like..."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My friends and I visited Artisanal for dinner, and it was outstanding. The Monday Special, Dorade Royale, was perfection, as were the fish soup and the outrageously good spinach gratin and mac and cheese sides we shared. The staff was friendly and helpful. I was only sorry we were too stuffed to eat cheese or dessert, because it looked terrific."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "On my recent trip to NY, I ate at Artisanal Fromagerie twice. I loved the mussels ... probably the best I've ever had!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Wonderful food, great atmosphere, superb service. Defintely a must go! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The unique fondues - both cheese and chocolate - and the authentic Parisian bistro vibe keep us coming back time after time."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The best choice of cheeses. Warm environemnt and excellent service. Nice Bistro"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I met friends from Toronto in NYC and took them to Artisanal for their first fondue. It was a hit despite a hair that made an appearance in the fondue (staff took the bowl away and returned with a new one). Waitstaff was attentive in a relaxed way, i.e. they didn't rush us which was nice. The restaurant was good busy with approx 2/3 of the table occupied and the noise level did not inhibit conversation. Artisanal has always been a be-back when I'm in the city. This was my third visit to it. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My husband and I selected this restaurant because it was a convenient location. It turned out to be a great find. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "good wine list - great food and great service ! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Prices for an ordinary melted cheese sandwhich and a "Campble's" tomato soup were extraordinary! High! Portions - small. It is supposed to be noted for cheese and bivalve sea creatures. I didn't order the later. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We arrived and were graciously told that the air conditioner was not working on a warm night; we were excited for the food so we stayed as we were seated near an open door. The restaurant was not full perhaps because a Tuesday, or perhaps because it was hot. The food was very good as always. the gentleman who provided water was very nice but his English was not strong so we expected the server to follow up consistently; on that point we were disappointed. The server was dismissive, seemed annoyed at our questions, and did not follow up when we needed things (like another bottle of sparkling water). Good thing i have been here many times so i know this is not the norm. Perhaps he was annoyed we were there on a warm night without air . . ."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Have been here many times! This time was not the same ordered steak and frites the meat was like a rolled flank steak could hardly cut it no Bernaisse sauce for the frites!! Very very disappointing evening!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Recently I had an opportunity to have dinner at Artisinal, it was perfect as always! Food that couldn't be beat, just the right amount of service, and a very positive overall dining experience that consistently makes this place special! To be fair, it's one of my favorites, and I get to eat out often in Manhattan. This place NEVER disappoints, and they make you feel special every time you eat here, and I've been coming for many years. Don't miss their amazing cheese bar, and take home a couple of great cheeses to enjoy!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014