Artisans Restaurant
Artisans Restaurant

Artisans Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://artisansrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7135299111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:00AM-2:00PM
    Dinner: Mon-Thurs 6:00PM-10:00PM, Fri-Sat 6:00PM-11:00PM
    Cocktail Hour 5:00PM Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, Fusion / Eclectic, French
  • Executive Chef: Jacques Fox
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Features up to four rooms that can be made completely private. The first is the beautiful Salon that is AV equipped and seats up to 80 people. Second is our Medieval Room that can seat one large party of up to 24 or can be divided to seat two parties of 12 each. The next is the Wine Room with a view of our Cellar and Fleur de Lis decor.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stuart
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking
    Garage connected to building for self parking
A word from Artisans Restaurant
Fine Cuisine, Artistic Talent, and Breathtaking Decor, if you enjoy these luxuries, make Artisans your next dining destination.

The owners of Artisans Restaurant have created a place unlike any other. The vast working kitchen is in the middle of the restaurant, with views from every seat in the building. The culinary team works like an orchestra, where their composer is the owner/executive chef and they work in unison to create art for their audience consistently while paying attention to every detail.
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Artisans Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (120)fit for foodies (98)romantic (88)notable wine list (61)neighborhood gem (45)great for lunch (40)hot spot (32)good for groups (26)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (11)great for brunch (10)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • a treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    It's my second visit and what a treat. I love the atmosphere and the food. I enjoy fish more than meat and other restaurants tend to have limited fish options. I like it when pricier restaurant offer Lunch express menu, it allows people like me to go eat and not break the bank. Excellent food, the plates are always very eclectic, our green salad came in a boat shaped plate, nice and different. Hot bread- Love it... and don't get me talking about the creme brulee. My pan seared trout was cooked to perfection served on a mushroom risotto to melt in your mouth. I wish I could go one a week at Artisans and try all their dishes. The food melts in your mouth and the combinations of veggies on your entree are different and very appealing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Dinner with the family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our dinner Saturday night was spectacular. Thanks to Chef Fox for the delicious Ris de Veau. What a treat! We all enjoyed the evening immensely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Wonderful
    JimmyB
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our dinner on Saturday night was great - the appetizers like the lamb tartare and escargot were wonderful, and our fish entrees also delicious and paired with very well thought out pairings - I had cobia which was paired with a cornmeal-chorizo cake that was spicy and delicious! Desserts were also spectacular - really great service, fun, and can't wait to be back in Houston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go Here
    Jersey44
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    New York Strip was prepared exactly as I ordered. the Foie Gras appetizer was superb, wine selection very extensive ..... what's not to like about this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diamondgirl
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    a delicious dinner in France in HTown..Thank you Chef Jacques and Randy..
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food... fun restaurant
    ChantelleVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food...... service can be a challenge on busy nights but worth the occasional frustration
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    Struisvogel
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I do not understand what the hype is all about. Slow service, not enough personnel and quite frankly average food for a lot of money. This is not the best french restaurant in town! Had been looking forward to it for a while because of the great reviews but I am disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 4th time
    jdob
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I've been here four times and it always meets the mark. Great flavors, great visuals and I like the selective but not extensive wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divine dining
    Sallysav
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent meal, great vibe. Sat at the counter overlooking the kitchen which was a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and a show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It's where to go for a dinner and a show. They have an open kitchen so you can watch their creations come to life. Their waitstaff is very knowledgeable of the menu and the food is delicious. If you come as a couple you will get a front row seat at the food bar and if you come as a group you'll sit looking down on the kitchen. Their seafood/fish dishes are the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pistacho
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were seated promptly. The service was very attentive and helpful. We chose the Houston weeks menu. The portions were right and the food prepared to perfection. Overall, the experience was very satisfying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    cargra
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Top notch stuff! The food is some of the best in town. Great environment and solid service. Jacques Fox is a genius. Love this place! Escargot is delicious. Great steaks and fish. Even the sides are exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-priced, poor preparation
    BarryPatChuckSydney
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our party of four picked the escargot appetizer; excellent. The Howard Thermidor was a red pasty dish with over-cooked lobster almost rubbery and little flavor. served atop a potato bed.. The trout was passable at best. The choux pastry with ice cream and chocolate sauce were almost like thick tough bread crusts. After her second bite of the clafoutis, my wife shoved her plate back and said it was neither light, nor tasty. We were really disappointed to spend nearly $400 on this less than satisfactory visit. We're all aged 65 or up, well travelled, and have been exposed to food around the world. We don't understand, based on this visit, how this restaurant has survived.
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  • Houstonfoodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was superb! The scallops were cooked perfectly and the wine pairings exceptional. This by far is one of the best places to eat in Houston! Try the foie gras, scallops and profiteroles!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My New Fave
    MoodyFoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was outstanding, service was a little slow, but everyone was definitely hustling. We had reservations at 8:45 and apparently it was one of the busiest services they have had to-date, and it definitely looked it. We did receive everything the way it was expected and over expectations, we did not have any cold food or anything like that quality was utmost. I highly recommend the Chef's 5 course tasting with wine pairing, we got to speak to the chef, and he does everything to try and please his customers! GREAT Place I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs work
    Tastinggiant
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    While some of the menu items were alright they lacked consistency. Service needed a lot of work as the overall they lacked organization.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost Great
    ManLovesFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    First visit, first impressions: incredibly expensive, quality is uneven, service is almost great. Details: Appetizers are $15-25 each. Entrees $30-50. Soup and Salads $10-20. Mixed drinks $15. Ouch! Seldom have we paid more, and when we have it has been an exceptional experience. Not so much here. Some of these dishes are truly great, some were served lukewarm, some (escargot, fish) were boring. Service was excellent until the second course didn't come out for 30 minutes ("there's a large group in the back"). Interior is clever and cool, semi-circle w/ raised chairs on outside, bar-side inside, all observing open kitchen. Final verdict: Too uneven to risk this kind of money. Too many other better places at better prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointing
    Winelover
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Expected the food to be phenomenal but I was not a fan of my lobster thermidor or even my profiteroles as dessert. The "filet mignon" was actually pork, but, that aside, it was better than my dish.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overall excellent
    walam
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went there for restaruant week, and it was a great experience. The open kitchen concept was well executed, and the general ambiance was fun. My wife had the trout, which was some of the finest she had ever tasted, and my pork was perfect. The only drawback was the escargot. I know this dish always has a lot of butter, but ours was drowing in grease to the point of being inedible. Again, this was a minor setback in an otherwise memorable experience. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    Deziner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I came in for a pre theatre dinner. We arrived at 6, ordered a drink and before we finished our cocktail, the first course was served. We ordered wine and it took forever, we were in the middle of second course. We asked our waiter to slow down a little, and he told us that our table would be turned several times so they had to move fast. He said for restaurant weeks the food is prepped ahead of time so that it does come put fast. Spending that much for dinner, and they want you out in 30 minutes! Soup was lukewarm, trout was excellent, filet was ok. Profiteroles we're not great, mine are much better! Speaker was over our table, very loud. I am just not sure about coming back as this was our first impression.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall is a very nice place
    apickyfoody
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The pork dish was outstanding, and the chocolate mousse cake was very mouth watering. However, the escargot was smothered with salty butter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was delicious, and the service was great. Plan to dine here again in the future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch at Artisans HRW
    trevnoc2
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Location: Very good location Reception: Very good Ambiance; cosmopolitan Food: Entrée “The Truite Meuniere” the fish has already past his time, the sauce for the Poulet Catalan was not reduced, close to stock, very liquid. Dessert: “We will not have a good memory of the profiteroles, the clafoutis of bluberry was OK. Service: Excellent Price: OK. It was a deception for me, the month HRW is the occasion for restaurants to promote the food, it was a not a success at the Artisan, I am not sure if I will be back.
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  • Overrated
    JTTaylor
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Overpriced, overrated, no flavour, no French, boring food. Wouldn't pay that much only to see a lot of rich looking people
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  • great experience
    superfoodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The service was impeccable, attentive but not hovering. Food was very good, much better than many of the establishments we frequented during restaurants weeks.We plan to return soon, and often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprised im many ways
    nibblesVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    such good reviews, amazing! however out of four courses only two good-the lobster dish was odd and speaking of dishes who on earth designed the plates-your cutlery falls into the plate when you put it down-servers dropped cutlery twice clearing the table-- you have to fish it out of sauce as each plate is a quasi bowl.wine is a ridiculous 15 a glass-very good looking place but rather uncomfortable with tall tables and long bar--have heard from others has slipped. Service was just adequate-bread very good, gazpacho s'amuse bouche good; mousse delicious-lobster unfortunate-those who got profiteroles remarked on lack of filling and chocolate and they left some rather thick soggy pastry on the odd plate, served with a fork no spoon.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful overall experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We dined at the chef's table and absolutely enjoyed the entire experience. Met the chef- a very friendly, warm man. The food was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ruined the Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went to celebrate my bday. The waiter asked if we would like to order but we were all getting acquainted and chatting so we weren't quite ready however because we were delayed I asked the waiter if they normally bring out bread to the table, he said he would be bring some out. Why didn't he bring it out in the first place? When we ordered it was mentioned it was my bday and if they do anything for the dessert. He said he would take care of it. Very delayed between courses. Finally dessert arrived, two of us ordered profiteroles (w/ice cream) and one tart. No silverware for a while. Had to ask for it. When it finally arrived - forks for the ice cream?? And no candle :-(. Terrible service ruined what should have been a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Artisan's is a busy place on weekends. We were seated promptly and our server, Randy was very attentive for the overall level of activity on a Saturday evening. The tables were pushed very close together, forcing diners on either side of us to apologize if they needed to excuse themselves. The food was superb and well presented. Th staff at Artisan's definitely cares about their diner's experience as we observed the head chef doing everything from directing the kitchen staff to running a sweeper over the floor. We will definitely return for another evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Artisans Restaurand
    Ishouldvebeenafoodcritic
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We fully enjoyed our dinner, the lamb was amazing. We had a group of six so were lucky to be seated in the wine room which was quieter than the open dining room. However, there is also an option to sit along a long bar to watch the open kitchen if that is an interest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dining experience
    NYCTransplantVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had planned to go to this restaurant a couple of months ago and it was only with Restaurant Month I was finally able to make it. Run, do not walk to this amazing gem. From the time you walk in to the last scrape of chocolate mousse off the plate, this was a wonderful dining experience. The wait staff was knowledgeable about the wine pairings- excellent domestic wines from Oregon - and offered sage advice on the entrees. The pork was succulent and do not pass go without tasting the blinis. Delicious adventure! I will be revisiting soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Chef's Table Experience"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food! Attentive, friendly staff. The "Chef's Table" is the large, communal dining experience surrounding the open, working kitchen. Interesting concept that showcases the mechanics of a fine French Kitchen. This is not the juke and jive of a Hibachi, but a precision ballet. Table seating away from the action is also available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Menu for Restaurant Week
    MaryP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had a great meal at a new place. Pork filet was amazing and the trout was well prepared. Can't wait to try the regular menu after Restaurant Weeks is over. Service was OK but the bread was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More balanced seating choices?
    Zoobeefoo
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    To my mind, only two things keep this restaurant from being absolutely perfect in every way: (1) a better balance between bar-style seating and comfortable booth seating, and 2) toasted gluten free bread upon request. Spectacular food and service from the valet to the exit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Artisans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went to Artisans for restaurant week. Great menu, lobster casserole was fabulous! Service was slow. Runner served our food, waiter never came to explain what was being served. We had to remind him that we ordered dessert in the beginning when we ordered restaurant week menu. I really enjoy the ambience and food. I may try again, maybe it was a fluke.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    Cjandcj
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We are definitely not "foodies", but this was surprisingly delicious. I don't like French food, but every dish was superbly done. We went for HRW but ended up ordering off the menu. The price tag was hefty $300 for 2, but we wanted to try things we wouldn't normally get: caviar ($90) and foie gras. The atmosphere was classy and fun. Service professional. Food was tasty, worth the price. Would def come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once of the best lunches in Houston
    DuhDanhMan
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The servers were very nice. The food was delicious. I enjoyed my lunch at this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinner for two
    swifty04
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The ambiance was perfect for a romantic dinner. My boyfriend and I went for Houston Restaurant Weeks and we genuinely enjoyed our time there. We sat on the stools facing the kitchen so we were entertained by all the action, and we even had enough elbow room to comfortably enjoy our dinner. Our favorite dishes were the escargot for appetizer, roasted pork filet mignon for the entre, and dessert was a tie; but I will say that you must like chocolate if you opt for the chocolate mousse. They also have a notable wine list. Service was exemplary and Executive Chef Jacques Fox was going from table to table making sure everything was great. Overall, we had a wonderful time. We would love to go again, even if just to enjoy a glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid food but not that French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Both the food and wine is good here, but it isn't that hard core french cuisine. Several dishes feels way too Texan. A nice place for dinner, but nothing that will amaze your taste buds. Service was ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious. Traditional. Excellent.
    houstonalle
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoyed the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu. I chose very traditional options: the escargot—tender, not tough or chewy—swimming in garlicky, buttery deliciousness; the thermador (I usually don't order Lobster this far from the Northeast coast)—rich and delicious with a nice tender appropriate amount of the rich tail; and, profiterole—the puff soaked up the rich chocolate sauce: divine! My partner had the escargot, a pork dish (pork two ways) and chocolate mousse. He pronounced everything delicious also. We enjoyed between us an Adami prosecco, a Sancerre and two Coated du Rhone, all very satisfying. If you enjoy traditional French favorites well prepared, you will enjoy Artisans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic