Delicious and reliableYou can count on Artisanal to give you delicious food with excellent service every time. They have discovered their formula for success. The menu is extensive, well executed and consistently excellent food. The service is attentive, professional and creates a special dining experience.
It's a cheerful, welcoming restaurant that makes you think feel, for a moment, as if you've gone to Paris for a bite, until you realize that the staff is way too pleasant for Paris. You can not go wrong with this choice every time.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, but noise.Be prepared to scream. Otherwise your companions will not hear you. A pity, because the food and service were excellent.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for any size partyThis is a hot spot, and great for a party of one or groups. Timing is everything for dinner. Wait too late in the evening, and the wait staff is less attentive. Dont take it personally, the place gets super busy. Overall the food and service are great.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for Mother's Day withPerfect for Mother's Day with my family. The food and service were superb. The chocolate fondue was amazing!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treatFood is great, service is attentive, and menu is creative. Plus the cheese selection (and fondues) are unbeatable. We went for Mother's Day and they were also very accommodating for our 3-year old.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timeThis was my first time at Artisanal and was really impressed with the service and the food. The cheese counter is excellent and we brought a selection home to sample afterwards - and we liked them!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOh yeahArtisinal has always been reliable. This mother's day the food was exceptional. Everything was top notch. The lamb rack, beef ribs and rizzotto were memorable. The wine, Mercury, was perfect. After the meal, dessert was a little bit of a let down but still good. If you've not been there for a while, a revisit is called for.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial PlaceMenu choices were varied and serving sizes were satisfying and well presented. Service was attentive and immediately responsive to requests or questions. Bought several cheeses from the retail shop to bring home. Don't miss their grilled cheese sandwiches with onion soup-- ou-la-la!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good foodI've been eating at Artisnal for quite a while now and the food continue to be very good with good service. The brunch is superb!!! You can bring your own wine (they charge you a fee) which is great to pair with the food. Their wine list is also very good. I will keep coming!!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent BistroAs I have said in the past Artisanal is the best Bistro in NYC. We went early on a Sunday evening so the restaurant was quiet when we arrived. A perfect time to dine. I had the soup special which was a gazpacho and for the main the Sunday special of beef short ribs. Both dishes were extremely good. The soup had the right amount of spice and beef could not have been prepared better. My wife skipped the appetizer and had the chicken under the brick. This dish always great and she enjoyed it. We shared the profiteroles for dessert. Everything about Artisanal makes you want to return. The food, the excellent service, and the very pleasant ambiance. Very highly recommended.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNever fails to amazeI have eaten at Artisanal on several occasions... This time was to take my aunt for an amazing lunch while she was visiting NYC to celebrate her birthday. As expected, in true Artisanal fashion, they blew her away! We selected a bottle of wine that suited everyone's taste and the frommagier provided a selection of five amazing cheeses to accompany it... We could have made a meal just from that, but we ordered entrees and sides that impressed equally well (don't miss their mac and cheese... but be warned: it will spoil you from enjoying any other).5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA Real WinnerAuthentic French bistro serving high quality cuisine in a comfortable setting. Impeccable staff delivers an outstanding experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunchI had been to Artisanal before but this was the first time for lunch. They have a great lunch menu and the staff is attentive so you can get out in a reasonable amount of time, in case the office beckons.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways reliableReliable makes something sound boring - old - always the same. Well in this case NOTHING is boring about Artisanal. And being reliable is one of this restaurants wonderful traits! Everything is fresh and delicious! We tried the fondue special with truffles and it was amazing! My mussels entree was truly one of the better versions I have ever eaten. The noise level gets way in this place but somehow adds to the overall atmosphere. After all these years this place still holds up a true New York treasure. Fuggedabout the cheese! Just go!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcelent ServiceWe were attended by Giorgio who made excelent recomendation on the wine - based on our budget - as well as on our food selections. Great to have a waiter who can clearly describe what is in the menu.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCheese and so much moreI've been to Artisanal several times and it never disappoints. Met a long time friend for dinner and we just wanted to sit and catch up - shared a cheese/charcuterie board, had a couple of salads and a couple glasses of wine and it was perfect. The wait staff was attentive but not overbearing, had great suggestions, and then just let us be. Cheese selections (we let them pick) were varied and came with just the right amount of "things to eat it with," salads were delicious and wine list was extensive and varied.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great lunch with familyHad a great lunch with family and friends. Food was well prepared and presented beautifully! I want to go back and try the macaroni and cheese!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMArtisanal - Always A Favorite!We always enjoy meals at Artisanal, whether brunch/lunch or dinner. This time we went for dinner and the food was wonderful as we've come to expect. The service is also top-notch and though the place has an energetic feel to it, diners aren't rushed. Whether ordering from the regular menu or choosing 'featured' courses, we're never disappointed. A seasonal favorite this time was the rhubarb-strawberry mousse (the chocolate fondue is always dynamite). Our party enjoyed the duck a l'orange, salmon, chicken-under-a-brick and steak. One member ordered the pate appetizer, commenting that it was excellent. Also, Artisanal offers the discriminating diner the opportunity to sample from its extensive collection of gourmet cheeses.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely one of my favoriteAbsolutely one of my favorite places to visit in New York City. The food is excellent and the service is extraordinary without being stuffy. Great cheese and food selections.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been dining at ArtisanalI have been dining at Artisanal for many years and of all the options NYC has to offer I always come back to Artisanal. Never disappointed.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA delicious meal and a serverA delicious meal and a server who did a great job sharing highlights of the menu. We hadn't been there in a few years and will definitely be back.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointingHalf of the time I visit New York City for a meal, I find myself at Artisinal. It never disappoints.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was friendly, knowledgeabThe staff was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, but didn't hover. Food was delicious brunch fare and met the needs of a wide variety of appetites. Noisy but comfortable.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding! I came to eatOutstanding! I came to eat at Artisinal with my brother for Saturday brunch, and it was one of my favorite dining experiences ever. I had the pork belly hash which was absolutely delicious, like all of the other items we ordered, and the service was impeccable. Everyone is so sweet and personable. I would definitely recommend Artisanal to a friend. Looking forward to coming back for the dinner service!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding - onion soup isOutstanding - onion soup is the best. Grilled cheese supberb! Lovely experience4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place to go for NationalBest place to go for National Grilled Cheese Sandwich day! And I was not disappointed.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service and food wereThe service and food were excellent. The "cheese flight" ordered had a decent quantity of cheese for the price. The hanger steak was cook perfectly to my order and the mushroom soup of the day was yummy. Will defintely go back when I visit New York again.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place, great cheese,great place, great cheese, great food, great wine!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, the cheese drawsAs always, the cheese draws us back and never disappoints....4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMService is terrific! MultipleService is terrific! Multiple waitstaff went out of their way to see to it that we were well-tended. My colleague commented that she was "definitely coming back."4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI came for the cheese and stayed.I have been dining at artisanal for more than 10 years, usually for lunch. This fine bistro is wonderful consistently and, sometimes magnificent especially if you pay close attention to the specials. The cheese selection is first rate in quality and selection, a serviceable wine list, important fondue and wonderful service that is knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Here is a secret for lunch, the cheese burger! I have NEVER been disappointed.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome lunch and great bottleawesome lunch and great bottle of Gigondas with our cheese.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMexcelente restaurant, theyexcelente restaurant, they should do their best to keep i that way.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMCheese Lovers ParadiseI love this place. If you like cheese you MUST pay a visit to Artisanal.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to go back!Wonderful Easter dinner. Good service in a packed house with many kids and special needs family members. If you can plan ahead, book
"The Cave" - a table in the walk in cheese cooler. Nice also to take home a bit of special cheese choices from the cheese counter.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways convenient and greatAlways convenient and great food in my work neighborhood!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFit for Fromage Fans!As a huge fromage fan, the selection and quality is amazing. How can you go wrong with 4 triple cremes (Epoisses, Brillat Savarin, Robbiola, Camambert?) and Taleggio accompanied by fig cake? Nice touch to have one if the Fromagers bring it to the table. The mussels were very good as was the fillet mignon. The only negative was the waiter so obviously trying to push the $90 chateaubriand 3 times.. No thanks. Love this place, will be back soon!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been there before andI've been there before and the food is consistently delicious and the service is attentive.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent choice for theAn excellent choice for the cheese and wine lover - outstanding selection of cheeses and a helpful and knowledgable staff.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile all the food is greatWhile all the food is great here, you definitely have to order the fondue. Next time I go back, I plan on sharing the fondue as an entree, not simply as an appetizer. It is that good. Also amazing, their home made fries with truffle mayo-and I don't even like mayo.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI first ate ate ArtisanalI first ate ate Artisanal for a holiday lunch with my team. They're cheesemongers and had the time of their lives. My best friend's birthday was coming, and knowing she is a cheesemonger, well, it made the job easy. I put a note in the brunch reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and lo, when the dessert came out, they had a candle and a a greeting in chocolate on the plate! We didn't even have to say anything when we got there! Very attentive with great attention to detail.
The food, I mean, need I say.. was DIVINE. We had the Stout and Gouda fondue to kick things off (yes at brunch) and we could not stop eating it. We definitely want to come back and try the other entrees because they all look decadently good.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came here to celebrateWe came here to celebrate two birthdays...a 21st and 50th (daughter and mom)...very pleasant atmosphere and great fondue! We had the Prosecco with our meal...
Would certainly go again..3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was all very good butFood was all very good but portions are small (especially for the price).3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the place to 'getThis is the place to 'get your cheese on'... The word "Bistro" doesn't do justice to this restaurant. If so, it might be the best bistro in America,3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat return visitAs a long-time customer of the online Artisanal Cheese store, I was excited to eat again in the restaurant. I did not disappoint with attentive staff, good quality food and excellent atmosphere. And of course... lovely cheese!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went after nine so noiseWe went after nine so noise not a problem. It often is.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly RecommendedWe had a party of 8. All hands were aware we were coming and all hands greeted the entire group and checked on the party throughout the meal experience. Food and service were exceptional. The restaurant included some gratis items for us to try...which were very much appreciated.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI don't know if we love thisI don't know if we love this restaurant more because of the incredible cheese fondue, the service or the great menu. We have never been disappointed with anything.2/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe lucked out and got a tableWe lucked out and got a table in the cheese cave. I don't know if you can request this with your reservation, but if you can, do it. the smells of cheese everywhere. We came for Fondue Month, and we planned our visit for the night they had the cheese served at the President's Inauguration brunch. We're socialists like that, you know. Fondue was awesome. Wish it came with a bit more cheese, but they provided a bunch more foods to dip gratis, which was nice. We ordered the beef tips which were good, but they also brought the chicken, which I liked better. Also did the mac n cheese, which is always great there. This is my fourth meal there, and I always love it.2/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent. Food, service,Always excellent. Food, service, and ambiance always excellent. We have been to Artisanal many times and it always comes through. It is the best bistro in NYC. Highly recommended.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AM