Could have been worse, at least the food was tasty. We were visiting the town and didn't know too many places. This was rated highly but the service was not the greatest. The staff were pleasant and polite, they just don't provide what one would call service. Our waitress didn't know the menu; we weren't offered a wine list so we assumed they only served wines on the menu; it was quite sad. When we booked, we stated it was our anniversary. They could have made it more enjoyable (and earned another $50-75) if we had been able to order a bottle of wine and if the staff were actually trained to know how to work in a restaurant. Not the best option in the region as we learned with wonderful food and service elsewhere.
We have had many excellent meals at Artisan, but our last two have been disappointing. The brunch menu in November was weird and unappealing. This Thursday 8/10 the oysters were somewhat too briny, and the avocado soup was tasteless. (The server didn't charge us for it.) The meatballs were very good and the butterscotch pudding excellent.
Our dishes were brought not in the order we requested. My wine flight went to the wrong table and didn't come back. After our server realized what had happened, she spent a very long time (until after my main dish was served) before bringing a replacement, spending quite a while chatting with other tables.
Been coming here since they opened the doors and it's always been incredible. New chef this time and it still was incredible. Menu was slimmed down a bit but everything was great.
We had an 8:15 reservation, seated at 8:30 and had our drink order taken at 9:15. Th flavor of the food was good, but my wife's hanger steak was served cold
Food was out of sight good. Service extremely slow. But we will be back, it might have just been an aberration.
We had a completely unacceptable visit to Artisan that ended with the server bringing us the wrong dish after which we left. Any one of the problems might have been acceptable by themselves (the hostess who never returned after going to check on our table, the 10 minute wait for someone to take our drink order, the lame table, the interminable wait for the entrees, the entrée that got burnt) but the combination was more than we could bear. The only good thing about our visit was that we ended up having a fantastic dinner across the street that we never would have had otherwise.
Artisan used to be much better before they relocated. We heard there had been a change in ownership since the last time we came and the source actually recommended other places to go but we decided to keep our reservation. The atmosphere is colder and there seemed to be fewer choices on the menu. It was very quiet the night we went because of the fair they said. We were there to celebrate a birthday. Service was ok, a bit slow considering there was only one other table in the whole place at 8pm.
We had the mushroom toast and that was good, for some reason the chef sent out an extra poached egg because they didn't think the first on was runny enough, so that was nice.
DO NOT order the Foie Gras though, it's not listed on Open Table but it is not worth half of the $19 they charge for a tiny piece that's MAYBE the size of a 50 cent piece and less that 1/4 Inch thick, not enough for the brioche toast they give with it and the garnish was "pickled" rhubarb, which was terrible, and some wilted, dry arugula.
We had Hanger steaks for dinner, which were very good and a side of grilled asparagus.
We brought a cake for a birthday and they warned us of the cake cutting fee if we wanted them to plate in but since there were only 4 of us we decided to do it ourselves.
Not sure we'll go back, we were disappointed especially since we brought people who had never been.
We were disappointed in our hangar steak which was cooked (?) way too rare - twice!! We like to share an app and an entree so shared the abalone which was good, but they brought our medium rare steak absolutely raw in the middle. It was already cut in slices and we could only eat one end piece. We sent it back, thinking they would maybe cook a new piece for us, but it was the original piece and yet it was served again still blood rare. My husband got pretty mad - I couldn't eat it but he was very hungry, so ate it. They took off the charge for my glass of wine, which was nice but didn't quite make up for my birthday dinner, which I had researched quite a bit with hopes of enjoying the best restaurant in Paso. I would try again, but would not yet recommend it to others.
Wonderful staff and the food will knock your socks off. Fresh and flavorful!
Good food and service. Wine flight was very good,. A bit pricey.
Since our last visit a year ago, the prices have gone up and the quality has gone down - which is too bad, since the concept is still attractive and refreshingly innovative. The "torchon" of foie gras measures in milligrams, costs $19 and, aside from some leaves of arugula, is devoid of any enhancing condiments. Also, the restaurant's baker needs to be quality-checked.
I am so confused about the hype here - we saved our best meal on our trip to Paso Robles for what we thought would be the best restaurant, but it was really nothing to talk of. It's nothing personal against anyone at the restaurant and I know every place is someone's labour of love so it breaks my heart to say it but honestly this was the least memorable meal I've eaten in so long. There was nothing wrong with anything but it was just so ordinary and lacklustre. Disappointed that we wasted our time.
We made reservations for Fathers Day dinner. We sat outside because we had our dog and we though the outside area is narrow it did work for us. The food was good; we started with the garden greens which was tasted fresh and it was good. My husband had the hangar steak and I had the slow smoked pork. B oath entrées were very well prepared and tasty as well. The win selection is good and you don't pay over the top prices so I do appreciate that.
This was my second trip to Paso and second visit to Artisan. After enjoying the free summer concert in the city park across the square, we arrived early for our reservation and were seated right away. Four of us sat at a table in the bar area and our server was great, very knowledgeable about the wines offered and with overall tips about Paso wineries to visit. Food and wine were great. As always. Artisan is a favorite with a nice vibe, good wine selection, and yummy food.
Wonderful spot for dinner on this lovely town square. Food was delicious and service spectacular. Great menu!
We had dinner and our choices were outstanding. The ingredients were very fresh and local. The service was responsive and timely. I would avoid the bread. It is not complimentary and it's not worth the cost. The crust was too hard and it wasn't complemented by a softer inside. The bread was tasteless.
Our waitress immediately forgot about giving us good service as soon as two larger parties arrived and were seated in her section. Our food was served 15 minutes after our friends' food was served, and was outrageously salty. Additionally, despite our displeasure and complaints to the waitress, the manager never came over.
We had a great experience at this restaurant in December, but have since learned that there are new owners. Bad experience, will never go back.
Artisan is a must eat at spot. The mushroom toast was so good it keeps me up at night.
Food was good. Way too noisy. Took 10 min to get waitstaff to pick up payment
We were seated by Garrett who spent time conversing with us throughout the evening. He was very knowledgeable about the wineries in the area and shared some of his recommendations. We shared several small plates for dinner - the mushroom toast, the meatballs, and the lamb ragu - all nicely presented and very good. Our servers were very friendly and attentive. We had not been back to Artisan for several years and were glad we got back there on this trip to Paso Robles. We'll be back on future visits.
Service was slow, the waitress did not check back on us, it took forever to get drinks, coffee was only ok, food was decent but not worth the price.
The food was a bit uneven, but the grilled cauliflower was one of the best things I had to eat in all of Paso Robles. May not be a great restaurant, but he food was solid and the wine list was affordable with lots of local options.
We had a reservation for dinner but decided to eat earlier. We cancelled our 6:45 and ate at the Happy Hour. We ordered everything on the happy hour menu and loved it all! The Troublemaker red wine at a crazy good price was delish and the ambiance and food couldn't have been more of a treat. We would recommend eating at Artisan for Happy hour or dinner for sure. They made us feel welcome from the moment we walked in. I love this place.
We have been to Artisan several times over the years & are always disappointed in the service. This time, our waiter, Martin, was exceptional. However, this was overshadowed by the fact that we waited 15 minutes in the foyer to be acknowledged by anyone. Several waiters & servers looked at us, but nobody asked if we needed assistance. Our guess was that it wasn't their job & this made us feel unwelcome. The menu is sparse & for a restaurant in the middle of the Central Coast wine country, their wine list is miniscule.
I was traveling with 3 friends, tasting wine and golfing and stopped at Artisan for dinner last Saturday evening.
The food was excellent and the service matched it. The owner (Jennifer), was also in attendance and made sure to drop by and make sure we were happy customers. Our server was brilliant.
All had all three courses and they were sublime. I will be back
We had an awesome dinner on Easter night. Everything was perfect!
Loved our experience at Artisan. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. We started with an appetizer to share, which included a pate with a vietnamese take to it and grilled baguette. It was excellent. Then my friend had the Burrata Oven Pizza and I had the Wild boar. Both were excellent flavors, presentation was good and there was plenty of food. Decent wine selection, I would have liked to see more choices of wine by the glass. Desert was an amaretto basque cake with a homemade spumoni ice cream which was excellent (and I am not a dessert person, but I could not get enough of that dessert!). Overall a wonderful evening.
We've never had a bad meal at Grasings. The ambiance is friendly and warm. The food is pretty straight forward without a lot of "fru-fru" preparation although the presentation is always quite nice. Primarily American fare with a flair. A definite "must" if you're looking to dine in Carmel
We found Artisan after a day winetasting in the Paso area. We ate early so it was very quiet. The staff were very nice and attentive. The risotto with halibut was absolutely perfect. I would definitely go back.
Awesome food & service!!!
Amazing food and superb service. Have been there before and would go back again.
Christian was a very good waiter! The food was nothing short of amazing!
We had a very nice evening!
Delicious over all.
Octopus , chicken confit, halibit and even skirt steak all cooked to perfection.
Too full for dessert.
Good wine flights 🌞
New owner, small menu selection and very small servings. Very disapointing.
My husband and I ate at Artisan for brunch during a weekend getaway. There were many tasty options to choose from- the items we selected were great. Additionally, the service was attentive.
Great place to eat in Paso Robles, I had the Salmon, which was exceptional. My date had the Steak, she loved it!
Nice place but in a town full of good restaurants it didn't stand out like we expected with the hype. Not a great value for the cost. Spent $160 on a meal that wasn't memorable. Enjoyable yes, but not close to our best meal in Paso Robles.
Visiting the Paso Robles, this was the second night in a row eating at Artisan. Loved it again.