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Artisanal Restaurant
Artisanal Restaurant

Artisanal Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.artisanalnc.com
  • Email: artisanalrest@aol.com
  • Phone: (828) 898-5395
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bill Greene
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • 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 (828) 898-5395
  • Entertainment: Entertainment may be available on occasions

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 184
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking
A word from 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My husband took me to this restaurant as a Christmas present. The restaurant is beautiful on the inside with a large open kitchen, mountain-rustic decor, overlooking a quaint pasture. We ordered the calamari as an appetizer; the calamari was the best we've ever had. I ordered the flat iron steak with kale and sweet potato puree, and it was simply amazing. The steak was cooked perfectly and the kale was delicious. My husband ordered the monkfish which was also very tasty. The service was impeccable; our waitress, Harriett, was friendly and attentive, and there were numerous food runners available for any other requests. Anyone looking for a special night in Banner Elk has to go here."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "This is a beautiful dining venue and service is impeccable. The food prices are somewhat high, but presentation and food quality are very notable, as is the table setting and amenities. I would recommend this as a wonderful dining place to celebrate a special occasion."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We were given a gift certificate for Artisanal, and though we live in the area, had not been aware of it. We had a very nice evening there, and will definitely go there again, We are telling our friends about it, and so far, none have heard of it before we told them."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We have been trying to make it to the Artisanal for over a year now and it was definitely worth the wait! The drinks were perfectly prepared and the service was above expectations. The dishes speak for themselves - will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "THEY NEED TO HAVE SOME LESS EXPENSIVE BOTTLES OF WINE ."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We discovered Artisanal last summer and have been anticipating our next visit. Wonderful menu of fresh locally inspired ingredients expertly prepared in a beautiful atmosphere. It has it all: great wine list, beautiful mountain setting and a well trained, attentive staff. It is high on my list of worlds best dining experiences."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "A true mountain gem and worth the travel to experience. Excellent food, service and atmosphere."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "My husband and I just celebrated our 20th anniversary in Banner Elk - and had an exquisite dinner at Artisanal - it was SUPERB!! Though it was very pricey - we loved it - and would absolutely go back for another special occasion."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "This is as good as any restaurant anywhere but it's hidden away in Banner Elk, NC."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "While each of the dishes delivered to our table was far above average, the chef seems to be overly fond of sweetened sauces. It pays to ask the wait staff for fuller and better particulars of each dish before ordering."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "This restaurant was highly rated, so our expectations were set at a pretty high level. Without exception, the dining experience far exceeded our expectations. From the signature calimari and grilled octopus appetizers, to the sea bass and flounder entrees, to the amazing desserts, each dish prompted "best ever". And the service was also exceptional, from the valet parking to the attentive wait staff. The chef ran his open kitchen like a General, and the ambience of the restaurant itself was high horsepower too. From now on, no trip to the High Country will be complete without a revisit to the Artisanal Restaurant."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "We can't wait to take our guests to Artisanal It is a gem set in a rural setting, but sophisticated We always enjoy our dinners there"
    Dined on 8/18/2013
  • "We always surprise our houseguests and friends With dinner at Artisanal. It is a gem for fine Dining"
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "We did not expect to find such a magnificent restaurant in this area of the western mountains of North Carolina, but Artisanal is a must-go place and its worth driving a long distance to get there. The setting is beautiful and the room is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen. The food is extraordinary, exquisitely presented, and the service is up to the standards of a top New York City restaurant. I cannot recommend it highly enough because it is simply outstanding in every way. I hope to be able to make a return visit next time we are in this area."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "A big surprise in this remote location. A gem we surprise our guests with when visiting The "high country""
    Dined on 7/13/2013