love this restaurant
we were there this time on a monday night so it was pretty quiet for our romantic dinner for two...and it was my husbands birthday. On fri and saturdays it is bustling and i do love that vibe too. Just love this restaurant.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
A local gem
Once again they aim to please and hit a bullseye. Food was fantastic and service outstanding. We were seated immediatly upon arrival and they had just poured our water when our lovely server from our last visit on Christmas, who was working another section, came over and said hi and that it was nice to see us and much to our delite said she would be our server again. Crusty on the outside soft on the inside yummy bread started us and once gone was hastily refilled. All 3 of us got differant apps. and all were great. We all got the leg of lamb as our main and it was scrumptous, followed by 3 great desserts each sweet and tasty but not overdone. We have vowed that all our holiday meals will be with them.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Red Shrimp and Tuna Tartare
The Red Shrimp and Tuna Tartare appetizers were excellent. The tomato soup and grilled cheese was mediocre. The scallops, pork chop and risotto were solid. Great cheese. The room is fun, tasteful and energetic.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Last week I moved from Manhattan
Last week I moved from Manhattan into a weekend/vacation home in Southport. While exploring downtown with a friend, which takes about five minutes, we spied Artisan which is in an attractive relatively new but appropriately colonial development with hotel, apartment and office building. We stopped for lunch and were more than pleasantly surprised by the ambience, food and service. I have returned twice for dinner during the week since my first visit-once on my own for dinner at the bar and then with my adult son to celebrate his birthday. Both visits have matched the first, and I'm plan to return soon to what I anticipate will become my Southport hangout.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
an amazing menu, spot and
an amazing menu, spot and fabulous staff! they accommodated my elderly mother and my 7month old daughter. a wonderful birthday dinner with delicious food.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I moved from Manhattan into
I moved from Manhattan into a a part time house in Southport on 4/6/13.--had lunch there that day and have been bank for diner three times , once at the bar and twice in the dining room. The above ratings are a statement regarding my experiences at Artisan.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious meal had by all
As a group of 8, we all agreed that our meal was divine. Apps to main course into dessert that no one shared with the other because it was just too good!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dined at Artisan with another couple and had a great meal. The wine list is extensive. I started with the beet salad and had the halibut for my entree, and both were fabulous. They had run out of my top 2 dessert choices, so we opted for choice #3, the cheesecake, and it was just okay. The only thing that keeps me from giving Artisan 5 stars is the service. It was very slow, and my water glass was refilled only once. Our server was responsible for far too many tables, and that is unacceptable at a high-end restaurant.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food and great service
My husband took me to Artisan for a kid-free Mother's Day dinner. Our server was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. We loved every bite of this menu. For an appetizer we had the roasted oysters and tuna crudo, both amazing and like nothing I've ever tasted. Our entrees (goat-cheese gnocchi with lamb bolognese and sea scallops with bacon gastrique) were impressive and the scallops paired well with the wine recommended by our server. We rounded out the meal with the warm chocolate hazelnut cake and toasted coconut ice cream...delish! We will be going back.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely lunch. So often special occasion prix fixe menus can just be overpriced and not worth it. While expensive, this meal was worth the price. Delicious food, wonderful service, beautiful space. Truly a lovely meal.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, quiet and professional. Wonderful location and great food in the heart of Southport.
5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and ambiance was great.
Food and ambiance was great. Service was very good, but I reduced by one star as the waiter took too long after dessert and coffee to check on us and give us our bill.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second lunch experience at this restaurant. Fantastic! Shrimp cocktail is delicious--not your typical shrimp cocktail. Beet salad, chicken paillard, roast beef sandwich au jus,, and fish of the day (large grilled shrimp with julienne vegetables) were all raved about at the table. Ice cream sampler for dessert--fantastic flavored, creamy and delicious.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found Artisan on OpenTable for my birthday dinner and what a dinner it was! The food was delicious, I especially loved the shrimp cocktail. It is like nothing you've ever had! The server is attentive but not overbearing, but could be a bit slow. Overall, I cannot wait to go back!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
All about the waiter
We had the pleasure of having ED as our server - HE makes the evening great.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely first rate all
Definitely first rate all the way! Great service, food, and ambiance
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hamptons in Westport?
It's fun to get dressed up and not feel out of place sometimes and Artisan is definitely a great fit for that... great for date night or a group.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were pleasantly surprised
We were pleasantly surprised and found it outstanding in every way. We wish we lived nearer!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Where is Ed?.
We LOVE Artisan and are regulars. The food and atmosphere are exceptional. One of the best things about being a "regular " at any restaurant is the staff acknowledging that you are a fixture in their restaurant and getting to know eachother. We had "our waiter" Ed who took extra care with us , knew what we liked, knew that my Husband is a vegetarian, knew our drink is Gin & Tonic with lemon AND lime. He took very special care of my elderly mother on Mother's Day which is just priceless. We miss him and having that feel of "our waiter, our pal". While there is always a reason why someone's employment ends, I just wanted to let management know that whatever happened behind the scenes, we truly miss Ed and wish him well.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll be back!
Your staff has always been attentive ,knowledgeable and affable.The food never disappoints.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Artisan OK !
Great food, interesting menu, very good service, but, if you are eating outside, it can get a bit noisy, largely because of the outside bar being directly adjacent to the outside eating area. So, if intimate conversations are on your menu, try eating inside.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
What an enjoyable evening!
We dined under the stars and twinkling lights in the courtyard and it was fabulous! Very relaxing and we felt like we were really getting out of the house for a change. The food was exceptional and our waiter was a lot of fun, informative and attentive.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for 2. Varied our apps and entrees. Shared a dessert. Everything was spectacular, food and service!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu, wonderful service, beautiful dining room. Could use an umbrella for when we had to wait for our car to be delivered by valet.
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sophisication in Southport
Artisan is a very lovely restaurant whose menu features local specialties prepared in an eclectic style. Food is always fresh and seasonal and artfully prepared. My guests were very pleased and delighted with their selections. The lovely dining room has a casual formality to it and the noise level is low enough for everyone to enjoy dinner conversation.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived at the Hotel Delamar tired and hungry on Friday night. We went downstairs to the Artisan and was greeted by a lovely lady who sat us down right away. The waiter was great and when he realized we were hungry he asked the kitchen to speed up our appetizers. The food was fantastic as was the service. And it was so nice to be in a restaurant whee you can hear yourself talk!!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is very elegant at the boutique hotel Delamar, food was very good although they ran out of food early in the evening. Staff is very friendly, was a little noisy to my taste but over all was a great experience.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met with friends. Well taken care of by Christian. He was very knowledgeable and took care of us. Apps and entrees were all good. This was about our third time there and we will return. Only MAJOR annoyance if the valet parking. There is ZERO need for this and just complicates matters. The lot is 25' away from the restaurant. This makes no sense. I have a special car that I do not release to anyone. Nothing against the guys but again, it is UNECESSARY.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
went to an early dinner with
went to an early dinner with a 3 month old. service was curteous and prompt, we seleced from the special restaurant week pre fixe menu. the entrees and deserts were great. wine list is a bit on the expensive side. a bottle of Kim Crawford savingoun blanc was $42.
the decor is traditinal with a comtemporary flair. definitely will go back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful, and delicious, too
We had our choice of outdoor, torch lit; bar room; or elegant dining room. We chose the latter and opted for the Fairfield Restaurant week menu. The dishes were beautifully prepared.the escargot and mushroom ragu over polenta with Cabernet reduction was awesome, as was the Swiss chard minestrone with crispy egg. Entrees of pasta with venison bolognese was very good, as was the chicken roulade with parsnip purée, although the accompaniment of roasted butternut squash was too blackened for my taste. We would definitely return for dining or even just cocktails and appetizers outside or in the bar.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived early for our Saturday night 8:30 pm reservation and were seated right away at an outdoor table. The dining room, bar and outdoor area are warm, cozy and very relaxed. The wine list is easy to navigate-organized very well and not overwhelming. I had a nice Malbec for 9.00 which is comparable for this area. The menu is varied and has something to please any palate-steak, pasta, pork, venison and fish. The menu stated the skate wing came with "OBB" which my date nor I could decipher so we had to ask-our waitperson's reply was "Orange Brown Butter sauce, everyone has to ask." We thought if everyone has to ask then maybe it shouldn't be abbreviated, but that's an easy fix. Food was hot and delicious, service excellent.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
In the summer, it is a hot spot, place to be seen at, with excellent outdoor space and bar. Anytime, the restaurant inside is consistent: very good food (not super innovative, but delicious nonetheless), great scene. The only negative is regardless of when your reservation is for, your wait is at least 20 minutes... I guess the "we're cool" stigma... Service is good, but not great.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for meeting up. Bar
Great for meeting up. Bar has lots of seated nooks and warm ambiance. Service was friendly and never was left waiting for anything. Received a complementary appetizer from our waiter because it was his last night serving. Food was great, lots of wines to select from. Good atmosphere for friends or romance.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gorgeous, professional, delicious!
It's one of those very rare these days restaurants; beautifully appointed, tables spaced far enough apart that one can actually carry on conversation easily with her dining partner; excellent food, American, trending toward French; terrific wine list. The staff was utterly friendly without being 'chummy'l
This was my 4th visit. I'm taking a large group to Artisan soon.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
New Winter Menu
Really good stuff - the food was excellent (The Fluke was outstanding as was the simple chicken). Service was professional and attentive. Just a great meal.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My 4th visit to Artisan. I made a reservation with a special birthday person in the party. The hostess assured me they would take care of it and they totally blew it off. No specials to offer, need some further variety in the menu--not a lot of changes. Artisan coffee never disappoints!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service and wonderful meal. First class restaurant.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was really surprised how excellent artisan was. Service was attentive and intuitive. Food was fresh, perfectly prepared and innovative. The patio area is charming during summer and fall. The bar/lounge was vibrant and the dining room was full but did not feel busy. This is a perfectly oiled machine from hostess stand to check.
The beat salad, seafood chowder and chicken are recommended. I also have a friend who swears by their burgers.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good value but not outstanding, medium-rare prime rib was really medium, crab cake was not lump crab so a bit mushy.
We ate in the tavern - the choice of draft beer for a "tavern" was very poor and the bartender clearly did not know how to pour Guinness. Dessert was outstanding
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM