Artisanal Restaurant

4.9
868 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Contemporary American Fine Dining in a rustic yet elegant environment. Innovative and progressive thinking in a farm to table approach, only working with the highest quality ingredients. This warm environment offers the best food and wine with excellent service. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Private dining room adjacent to the wine cellar available for events.
Artisanal Restaurant is closed seasonally from November - April.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(828) 898-5395
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bill Greene
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Private party facilities
Our private dining room is located adjacent to the wine cellar. For events, 32 or less, the cellar is the best option. For larger parties, a restaurant buy-out is an option. Minimums are required for events. Fixed menus are planned with the chef to accommodate guest preferences.
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Private party contact
Anita Greene: (828) 898-5395
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 184
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Parking details
Valet Parking
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Entertainment
Entertainment may be available on occasions
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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SL
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every way!

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GG
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service topped with outstanding entrees.

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MB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great building, great service great wine list, great food. We make several visits a year. It doesn't get much better.....

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S
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Artisanal is my #1 restaurant in the area. It's in a beautiful setting, the service is very good, the restaurant is quiet and, they leave plenty of space between the tables so that you don't feel like you're on top of someone else. The inside is beautiful mountain decor. The outside seating looks over the woods and has heating above for chilly evenings. The food is always good however I personally prefer the summer menu. The restaurant is only open seasonally so I can't wait until spring!

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FL
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The finest dinner I have ever had. The staff and food are amazing!

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GD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner with friends, great martini. Love to come to dinner at artisanal but most of all love the architecture!!

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f
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have always found this restaurant to be excellent. Tasting menu selection has been fantastic. The building is very unique and this service is great. Always sad when they close for the winter season

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant continues to exceed expectations! Food is amazing and staff is great!

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r
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the valet service to the amazing presentations of appetizers, entrée and desserts the marvelous ambiance at Artisanal leaves nothing to wonder about. The wine listing is worthy of a 5-star restaurant. But what makes this restaurant is the quality of the food and the attention to detail of the staff. Pat & I look to dining at the new restaurant in Charlotte but this one in Banner Elk will be a hard act to follow.

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c
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really beautiful dinner find in the mountains. Perfect for special occasions. Enjoyed a quaint dinner in the wine cellar with my wife for her birthday. Honestly, one of the most enjoyable dining experiences that will be remembered. Artisinal will become our fine dining standard for years to come.

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second wonderful experience here celebrating our anniversary! A special place we look forward to year after year!

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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LW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my 2nd time to visit Artisanal. The last time was about 3 years ago and I really enjoyed it. This time I took 4 friends that had not been there before and we were all very impressed with the dinner and will come back as soon as we can.

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JH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular Experience! The male sommelier was short on being cordial. He was all business.

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MR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never had a bad meal here. Food, service and ambiance are exceptional. Little pricey but definitely worth it. We go every time we are in Linville.

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N
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service excellent food all around can’t wait to come back

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KA
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! My favorite restaurant. Wish it was open year round!

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GH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Ben & Anita provide the most delicious, perfectly prepared food in the most beautiful setting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant, best in the Southeast

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DM
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful- as always!😊

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first experience at the Artisanal restaurant and it was outstanding. The food was amazing and the service was superb. We tried the tasting menu and the food was out of this world. I can’t put into wordse how delicious it was. We will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience. Food quality and artistic presentation second to none. Our server Miranda was both knowledgeable and pleasant.

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JA
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the most enjoyable dining experience we have ever had. I would recommend to everyone. Wow! Is really all we can say.

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TR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Beautiful farm to table restaurant. Impeccable service.

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RT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food anywhere. Already made reservations for next month. Ribeye was tender and cooked perfectly. Service was exceptional.

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C
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Great service, delicious food!

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c
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the tasting menu so much! We added the wine pairings and we were delighted. The food was impeccable and our reservation for our next visit is already on the books. Artisanal is a must for those who enjoy amazing food and wine.

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AC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent birthday dinner! This place is absolutely exquisite and a rare gem. Could not choose a better place!

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G
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service second to none in the Carolinas!!

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LL
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening my husband and I had here! Everything was fabulous, the service, the waiters and waitress, the food! We will definitely come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing! A very special dining experience. The owners are "hands on" and are there to make sure you are enjoying the ambience, food, view and entire evening. The entire staff is professional and caring. The presentation of the food is as exquisite as the taste of the food! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
Sue & Dan Tauriello
Beech Mountain, NC
Delray Beach, Fl

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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I travel the world for business and leisure and I'm always searching for a gem resturant with beautiful interiors, ambiance, great food, service and setting.... never would I expect to find a resturant of such class and perfection in Banner Elk, NC. ARTISNAL is truly a dining experience in all aspects.
If ever in the area, please take advantage of this award winning restaurant, it is worth the drive.

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R
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just do it!! You will remember!

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GW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was superb for our early evening, outdoor table reservation. Menu was creative and our app/entree selections fabulous! (prawn/lamb/ribeye). Extensive wine list and knowledgeable, helpful, friendly server. We will definitely return.

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FM
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an enjoyable visit to Artisnal to celebrate a birthday. We sat outside and enjoyed listening to sounds from the creek. Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious. Recommend the scallops.

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S
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Artisanal certainly met our expectations in every way. Exceptional service, setting and delicious food presented artistically.

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l
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first dining experience at Artisanal and it was absolutely amazing. I went here with my girlfriend for our anniversary and not only was the food amazing but the service was impeccable. I recommend this atmosphere for anyone.

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B
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautiful atmosphere, good service. All in all this place has it totally together. Only down side is the average person will feel like a Walmart Greeter here. The snobbery at this place is epic. Between the management and the clientele it is difficult to get ones nose high enough to feel comfortable. Be interesting to see how this level of crust will play out in a more competitive market when they open their South Point store in Charlotte.

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S
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place and great food! Our orders included steak, flounder, salmon and crab cakes and everyone was happy.

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PB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive, but definitely worth it

A top end restaurant located in an elegantly restored barn, surrounded by farms outside Banner Elk, and about a mile off the highway to Blowing Rock. Artisanal Restaurant is our new standard for fine dining in a non-urban location. Since we hate big cities, it's our new standard for fine dining, period. There are two modes of ordering: the sampler plates, or the dinners consisting of three optional courses. We ordered a first course and a main course, followed by a shared desert. The menu varies daily, but suffice it to say that everything was fresh, vine ripened, perfectly cooked. Tomatoes tasted home grown, as did peaches. Amazing beef short ribs was expertly prepared (sous vide to medium rare, and quickly grilled for a thin brown crust). Portion size was generous, service was exemplary. Can't wait to go back.

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