Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro & Wine Bar
Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro & Wine Bar

Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.artisanalbistro.com/
  • Phone: 2127258585x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH:
    Monday - Friday
    Dining Room: 11:45 am - 2:45 pm
    Wine Bar: 11:45 am - 5:00

    BRUNCH: Sunday, 10:30am - 3:45pm
    BRUNCH: Saturday 11:00am - 3:45pm

    DINNER:
    Monday - Wednesday, 5pm - 9:45pm
    Thursday - Saturday, 5pm - 10:45 pm
    Sunday, 5pm - 8:45 pm

    WINE BAR:
    Monday - Wednesday, till 11:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday, till midnight
    Sunday, till 10:00pm

    FROMAGERIE:
    Monday - Friday, 11:45 am - 11:00pm
    Saturday, 11:00 am - 11:00pm
    Sunday, 10:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, French
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: With Artisanal’s Event Planning, Consultation and Catering Services you'll surprise your guests with an Artisanal experience at home, the office or in our very own dining room; food and beverage consultants will help you with menu planning, cheese and pairing selections; catering and staffing. Please call (212)725-8585 or email our Event Planner at rsvp@artisanalbistro.com for more information.
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  • Special Events:
    Surprise your guests with an Artisanal experience at home, the office or here on premise; food and beverage consultants will help you with menu planning, cheese and pairing selections; catering & staffing(212)725-8585 Email rsvp@artisanalbistro.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 32nd Street between Park and Madison
  • Public Transit: 6, N, Q, W, R Trains to 34th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is possible after 6pm -ALSO- indoor parking is available at Icon Parking 475 Park Avenue South ( 32nd btwn. Park and Lexington Avenues) Tel (212)684-8352
A word from Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro & Wine Bar
Artisanal Fromagerie, Bistro and Wine Bar showcases the formidable creativity and passion of Chef-Proprietor Terrance Brennan who adds playful twists to classic French bistro dishes. Selecting only premium ingredients, Brennan’s commitment to the use of artisanal, sustainable and organic products is evident in the quality of each dish. Recalling a bustling Parisian bistro, Artisanal’s handsome Art Deco interior offers the sophisticated French specialties one might expect in Paris. As the name implies, Artisanal features a scrumptious selection of 250 hand-crafted cheeses from around the world. In the back of the dining room is the cheese cave, a temperature and humidity controlled room, where a number of the world’s finest artisanally-made cheeses are aged to optimum ripeness and peak flavor. Adjacent to the dining room is the wine bar, which boosts 75 wines by the glass.
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Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
284 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (128)great for lunch (84)special occasion (80)neighborhood gem (76)notable wine list (71)great for brunch (62)good for groups (56)romantic (52)late-night find (17)hot spot (16)kid-friendly (13)vibrant bar scene (9)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Eaten there many times, always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/14/2008
    Eaten there many times, always impressed by the food and service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You have to like and appreciate
    LuckySuerte
    Dined on 1/14/2008
    You have to like and appreciate cheese; but, if you do, it's great. Very noisy, however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The waiter really pushed us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 1/14/2008
    The waiter really pushed us to order - more and more - as though we weren't ordering enough. As a result, we had a lunch that was far too much food for three of us. This was the first time any of us had eaten there, and it was a special occasion (birthday). It was also the last time any of us would eat there. An expensive disappointment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our most enjoyable
    Foodlover14
    Dined on 12/23/2007
    One of our most enjoyable bistros. We love the cheeses and onions soup. The wines and delicious breads with the cheeses make us feel like we are back in France at the Paris bistros. The escargots are delicious. A favorite is the crispy chicken. Chocolate dessert was our sinful ending to a tasty dinner in a lively, fun, Frenchy setting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shocked at the experience
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2007
    Shocked at the experience based on reviews. Slow, uneven service, cramped space and ok food at best.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • My birthday brunch was great...and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/28/2007
    My birthday brunch was great...and a special treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you love cheese like I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/23/2007
    If you love cheese like I do, you will love Artisinal! Was not a big fan of the fondue, but the cheese boards and overwhelming selections of cheese are delish! Entrees are good, not too pricey 50pp - will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was extremely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/1/2007
    The restaurant was extremely loud. I could hardly hear those at my own table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went as a group of four
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/23/2007
    We went as a group of four for fondue and wine. As a French bistro, Artisanal is fun and interactive. The numerous cheeses and wines also make for good conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fairly prices, but the cheeses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2007
    Fairly prices, but the cheeses are wonderful, and a sampling of three cheeses and salad makes a nice lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Vibrant atmosphere. Very french.
    Rfortuno
    Dined on 7/23/2007
    Vibrant atmosphere. Very french. If you can request to be seated in the area where they age the cheeses. Off course order a cheese plate after your meal, let the waiter select each of them.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The fondue was inauthentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 6/3/2007
    The fondue was inauthentic and not tasty. Very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorite NYC restaurants!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/20/2007
    One of my favorite NYC restaurants! If you love cheese (and who doesn't), you will love Artisanal. Give the charcuterie a try. In addition to the cheeses you select, you receive a delectable selection of delicacies to complement the cheese. The entrees at Artisanal are also outstanding. I have loved everything I have tried. They do a perfectly prepared hanger steak with a fabulous demi-glace. I am getting hungary just writing about it! !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had very high hopes for Artisinal,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/6/2007
    Had very high hopes for Artisinal, but was a little disappointed. I thought the food was just so-so. I expected a better cheese selection on the menu, but was let down. All in all it was good, but really over priced. I'm sure there is better french cuisine to be had in NYC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's a great place if you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/21/2007
    It's a great place if you love cheese fondue. The place is a bit loud, but the food is good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is our favorite french
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/3/2007
    This is our favorite french brasserie in the city. The cheese is incredible (speaking as a cheese neophyte).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For cheese lovers , a must.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/19/2006
    For cheese lovers , a must. Outstanding service, a truly great experience. a must to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for the cheese and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/24/2006
    We went for the cheese and weren't disappointed! It's very French-bistro feeling, but that's not one of my personal favorites for a dining experience - it lacks warmth. The wait staff was fairly attentive, but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been to this restaurant
    janehoo
    Dined on 10/27/2006
    We have been to this restaurant several times while visiting NY. The food is always delicious. You should NEVER go without ordering a cheese flight. Definitely not recommended for a romantic evening as it is a VERY loud restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truely a second rate experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/11/2006
    Truely a second rate experience. Loud with bland food. For cheese lovers? You must be joking.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unfortunately I caught salmonella
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/10/2006
    Unfortunately I caught salmonella from eating here and was hospitalised. I would recommend being careful with the cold cheese and meats and stick to the fondues which are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud and fun. This is a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2006
    Loud and fun. This is a great French style bistro in NYC that really delivers on the food front. It was crowded and a bit noisy but worth it for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eh. Much better, more exciting,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/21/2005
    Eh. Much better, more exciting, options exist in New York. This is something that you can miss.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No air conditioning; not a
    MarlenedcVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2005
    No air conditioning; not a good place for a hot summer experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • always reliable and will always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/5/2005
    always reliable and will always return - but not always sure why.. Consistent I suppose.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Used to be on of my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2005
    Used to be on of my favorite places until I had enough with their snotty welcoming....I always made reservations & dined there many times regardless. July 24th, 2008 (lunch time) I walked in (w/out res) w my husband & another couple. The couple had never dined there b 4 & I was very excited to introduce Artisanal to them. The restaurant was 3/4 empty. They didn't want to seat us stating that it's restaurant week & it will soon b filling up w diners. They didn't say they r fully booked or something close to that....My Q is: what we were "Chopped liver"? If u have no res u don't count? needless to say I had enough. My foot is not going to set step in this establishment & neither my-totally shocked-friends.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food here is excellent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2004
    The food here is excellent, but the ambiance is more casual and suffers a bit by the cavernous layout. My girlfriends are all amused by the cheese menu that sounds like Match.com dating profiles "Rich with a firm finish," "Sweet and mild," etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommend any of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/18/2004
    Highly recommend any of the fondue apps and cheese platters. I always enjoy the skate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic