Great eclectic food restaurantGreat eclectic food restaurant in the N. C. Mountains. It's a bit hard to find, so print out a map ahead of time or be sure of your GPS.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant, worth a detour.Very good food in an outstanding location with friendly, efficient service of the highest quality. As good as any in the mountain region. Not to be missed.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA beautiful restaurantThis was a wonderful dining experience--good food and exceptional ambiance. My only complaint would be the tiny serving of wine for $13. I had the filet that was cooked perfectly and the other people in my party had the halibut. Entrees had great presentation.
The decor was beautiful, and the location of the restaurant was divine--right next to a stream. A perfect place for a special occasion or a romantic dinner.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant in North CarolinaWhile I have not eaten in every restaurant in NC I've never been to one that had superb food with an extraordinary wine list and service with a view and ambiance that is unmatched. Farrington House comes close and so do others like The Lantern in Chapel Hill but nowhere do they have the entire package .6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMArtisanal Wife's Birthday.Went for wife's birthday. Great for this type of special occasion. Outstanding service and food. Wife had a great filet and I had great butter fish. Pricey but worth it.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceIt was our first time dining since they have moved into the new space. Incredible! As far as dining in the High Country they definitely have the nicest restaurant. The food is very well prepared. Great flavors, great variety, and top notch ingredients. Thanks for a great dining experience!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA True ExperienceWe had a memorable experience yet again. My husband and I continue to be impressed with the attention to detail that we see towards the preparation and presentation of the food. The chef's passion for food comes through in every dish. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and professional. We will continue to go back every opportunity that we have.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMagical experience!I dined at Artisinal on Saturday evening to celebrate my birthday. My family could not have picked a better spot! Everything - I mean everyTHING - was orchestrated beautifully from the moment we stepped out of our car to the last bite of delicious dessert. The attention to detail instantly presented through the impeccable decor is just the icing on the cake. The service was delightful. I could not sing higher praises of Artisinal. I cannot wait to find another reason to get up to Banner Elk to dine there again!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely one of the bestDefinitely one of the best in North Carolina....everything is always perfect .5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of the bestArtisanal is a rare and wonderful dining experience situated in the NC high country. It's located outside the town of Banner Elk in Diamond Creek community. The space is rustic and elegant at the same time. Despite the country club setting, artisanal's staff is incredibly warm and knowledgable. Enough blah blah. This place is foodie heaven! The chef and his amazing staff know how to delight their patrons. This restaurant may NC's best kept secret!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food! Excellent ambience!Fabulous food! Excellent ambience! Favorite restaurant in town!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM