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About Artisan

From its inviting corner location at 12th and Pine streets in charming downtown Paso Robles, Artisan captures the essence of the Paso Robles wine country on every plate. Showcasing locally grown produce and handcrafted foods, Executive Chef Kyle Baca finds much of the inspiration for his dishes through regular trips to the farmer’s market; he combines regional American flavors in new and innovative ways. Artisan’s menu features local and organic produce, and proteins that are wild caught or sustainably farmed with no growth hormones or antibiotics. Chef Baca's insistence on freshness and quality complements his style which allows each ingredient to shine, but not overwhelm. Designed to complement its contemporary American cuisine, Artisan’s wine list offers a balanced selection of varietals that includes many wines from California regions in small or limited distribution. The staff of Artisan kindly look forward to serving you in the near future.

843 12th Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Afternoon Menu
Daily 4:30 pm–5:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
12th and Pine

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 237-8084

Website:
http://www.artisanpasorobles.com/

Executive Chef:
Kyle Baca

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Artisan Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (24)
Creative Cuisine (18)
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Local Ingredients (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Casual (13)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Healthy (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Seasonal (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Business Meals (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Organic (6)
People Watching (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Tapas (5)
Romantic (5)
Cozy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service and food were wonderful, we will return next time in town.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Organic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Second time coming to this restaurant and it did not disappoint. Great suggestions for wine pairings and the food was really incredible - just the right amount of spicing (like a hint of fresh ginger with the wild boar) was really masterful. Alex just nailed it. Perfect portion sizes and friendly waitstaff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We enjoyed the boar tenderloin at the bar with a great bartender.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nous avons tous aimés notre repas.
Nous recommandons!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went here for New Year’s Eve and while this place was a bit more casual than the New Years dinner I had envisioned, the food was great, our server was lovely and the service was very good. Didn’t much care for the ambiance of some of the other diners. Get the Brussels sprouts!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were not as impressed with Artisan this year. We came for the first time last New Years and LOVED IT so came back this year. The menu had changed, different owners and different chef. Not as good as last year. Waitress wasn’t happy, food was ok but really expensive for what we got. Probably won’t come back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our second time eating at Artisan and it did not disappoint. The chicken was moist and delicious - and the cherries gave it such a distinct flavor - the gnocchi and meatballs were superb, the smoked pork like butter. You can't go wrong at this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Still love this place! We only visit Paso once a year, but this restaurant is always a must. I crave the small plates (this time we chose the fondue with bread, sausage and broccoli for dipping), the potatoes and the beyond-amazing brussel sprouts. The men-folk had the meat dishes (one phenomenal hangar steak and one smoked pork dish) and the women split a Portobello mushroom pizza, which was heavenly. The wine list is full of goodies and Paso treats! We brought one wine in from our own stash, and bought one from the wine list, so corkage was waived. Our server was so engaging that we didn't want to leave, as she even held the front door open for us on the way out. Just wish we lived closer.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

It was great. The food is fantastic. Can’t wait to return

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food. My salad was excellent and had the wild boar which was a treat.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The boar was out of this world. Mushroom pizza was unreal as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We were disappointed. Menu was uninspiring, our meal was of very average quality. The kitchen appeared to be well staffed. We expected more.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had been wine tasting and nibbling all day so we chose to keep it lighter and shareable. This restaurants was perfect for that. Waitress helped with recommendations. Mushroom pizza, pickled beets/goat cheese/truffle oil and meatballs were all delicious. Since we were wined-out, we choose cocktails....cant remember which but do remember we liked them!! Finished off with the yummy butterscotch pudding. Really enjoyed the whole experience. Would definitely go back on our next visit to Paso. Highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Where or where is the option for the best reason to recommend this restaurant:

GOOD FOOD!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We wanted a nice light late meal and ordered the pickled beets/ arugula salad and the small plate meatball- gnocci dish, yum! A glass of Daou cab was perfect accompaniment.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I was very disappointed coming back a year later to this restaurant, after my first experience here in 2016 was glorious. New owners, lots of changes. They still have the same menu from a year ago on the website so I was really excited, but the actual food and wines have completely changed. Quality of both has dropped. Service was pleasant but unconcerned. A year ago this would have been my top recommendation in the area. Now it’s a solid grade C.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great place for drinks and dinner! The pickle plate was excellent as well as the salads and pizza! Great spot in Paso Robles! Wonderful place for casual or special occasion dining! Thanks!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Quality, specialness of the food has gone way downhill since they moved.
Used to be world class.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Fabulous small dishes all prepared with local ingredients. Liver pate’ was wonderful. The Wild Boar entree was amazing. Excellent service!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious food and an attentive staff made our brunch there a nice experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This place is awesome!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

this is the fourth time we have been here. Sometimes for brunch, sometimes for a pizza and beer at the bar and sometimes for a more formal dining. We had a nice dinner, with small bites as we were not too hungry. We had some wine on tip that was good and reasonably prices and we had a martini which was excellenty made. Our favorite was the mushroom toast which was over the top decilius. Alhtough it was crowded at the beginning (reservations at 8:15) we were seated right away and very attentive wait staff.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We waited 40 min. before our dinner was served.

My Alaskan Halibut was tasteless,

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We were running a little late and I'd had trouble changing our reservation from two people to four on the open table app. They were very accommodating and we were seated immediately. Our server was wonderful. She helped with suggestions, was very attentive yet didn't hover. The ambiance was very nice although the background music seemed a little loud for comfortable conversation although that could have been just the seats we were in. The food choices were diverse and each of us felt that the food was exceptional. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was good. Small portions for a lot of money. No appetizers and no bread. And wow a $25 corkage for local wines. Ouch!!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a really nice evening. The food was good and our waitress was great. It was noisy but over all it was very enjoyable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Management changed so quality of food was different

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Server was nice and attentive but very slow to get drinks, so I think the holdup is in the bar. this has been a consistent problem over the four times I've dined here. The cheese plate is tiny for $15 - 3 little slices, 4 pieces of bread, and 2 cornichons (cut in 1/2 - really?) 1 Tbl of honey, and 3 olives. It sets a bad tone for the rest of the meal, which was good but not great.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 29, 2017

May wife and I visit the Artisan whenever we are in the Paso Robles area and we had dinner on Saturday night with a life-long friend. Unfortunately, the food just wasn't up to the quality of the Artisan on previous visits and we were all disappointed with the entrees. The service was very good, the noise level wasn't bad, but the food didn't measure up to past visits.

Since we live in Northern California, we don't know if ownership has changed or if there's a different chef. I don't enjoy writing a negative review; however, based on this past visit, the Artisan has gone downhill. That's really too bad because our prior visits for breakfast and dinner were all quite good.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Their system went down which is understandable, but we didn’t have food until and an hour and a half after our reservation and we were the only new table coming in. Their online menu was out of date missing items that we came in specifically for. We had a dietary issue and were told that “the chef doesn’t allow modifications.” The staff was very friendly and I had no compliants about them personally. You can tell the management is completely out of touch and the employees are the ones who have to suffer. There are plenty of places to eat in Paso Robles so take this one off your list if you are considering it. The cost of the meal way outweighs your experience. I recommend the Hatch, Buona Tavola or Fish Gaucho.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Unfortunately our experience here did not live up to the reviews. It appeared the menu was comprised of leftovers. My pork was ham cubes on sweet potatoes. The appetizer was mushroom soup on toast. Lightbulbs missing in chandelier. Computer system down.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The menu featured unique options, very much a farm to table restaurant. Very limited vegetarian options. The wait for our entrees was exceptionally long even though the restaurant was not busy on a Tuesday night. The server acknowledged the long wait and apologized, even though it was not her fault.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We have been dining at Artisan for many years, and we’ve never been disappointed. The food is wonderful, as is the ambiance. They always have a very creative menu using local products. Great local wine.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent restaurant in Paso Robles. Running a little late on our reservation time, but seated us at bar with drinks. Friendly servers and great food :)

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Sorry, didn't like it. Took forever to even get bread to our table and the food was underwhelming.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was horrible. Food was served cold. Pizza was as hard as a rock.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Liked our meal overall. Two large groups added to the noise level. Good selection of entrees with tapas options. My flatbread pizza and salad combo was wonderful. My wife loved her veggie entree. The couple with us had no complaints except for the noise level at times.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The pork dinner was phenomenal! Great service in a nice relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was very well thought out and well presented, however we noticed a lack of seasoning on all of our dishes. We had the mushroom toast, the beet salad and the wild boar tenderloin. All good, but with a dose of salt and pepper were VERY good. The biggest drawback was the service. It was very slow. Our first glass of wine was half gone before we were able to place our first food order. And our second glass of wine didn't arrive until halfway into our main course dish. We had to ask twice for salt and pepper.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Lunch after some wine tastings. Good food with okay to good service. Would eat again but only after trying other places in town.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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