Artisanal Restaurant

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905 reviews
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American
Artisanal Restaurant is closed seasonally from November - April.
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.
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere. One of the best restaurants in North Carolina.

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful post and beam, rustic interior and nice mountain views outside. Extremely high quality food, perfectly prepared and high end service standards. Great wine selection as well. Looking forward to going back soon.

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Charleston
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Our favorite place.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredible experience. The food was outstanding with over the top service. The ambiance likewise was incredible. A quite special location and dining experience.

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, wonderful creative culinary selections topped off by superior service. One of my favorite restaurants in the US.

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. The waiter was very knowledgeable about all of the foods and the way he described the foods was exactly how they tasted. And don’t even get me started on the food, it was incredible from the bread and butter at the beginning to the dessert at the end everything was to die for. If I could, I would give this place a billion stars! 🤤😍🍽

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Some of the best food any of our party ever had and maybe just the best!

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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the chef’s tasting menu!! It was delicious. Every aspect from wine to herbs in each dish was superb. The staff was on point Kershell our water gal and Miranda our waiter. They knew what we needed before we did! Miranda took the time to explain each course and was friendly but professional. A BEAUTIFUL setting. A staff beyond the norm. Now, just try to get a reservation..

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Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt lucky to get a reservation for this great restaurant. We enjoyed the entire evening very much. We each had appetizers, the Charcoal Grilled NC Shrimp and the Blue Crab Beignets with a horseradish and dill sauce and one second course of the Cheshire Pork Belly. The pork belly is the standard to which all others should be judged! Our entrees were the Smoked Duck Breast and the Eden Farms Pork Chop. Beautiful presentations and delicious meats served at the perfect temperatures. These were paired with a Cabernet Savignon and a Pinot Noir. And I have to mention the rolls! Mini yeast rolls were delivered with butter and were just delicious. Too bad we didn't have room for dessert. The service was attentive but not hovering. Our waiter, Antonio, was wonderful. He even delivered our leftovers to the valet, who put them in our car. The food and wine prices were reasonable and the food was beautifully prepared and delicious. What more could a diner want? Another trip to this great place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible!

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Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful restaurant with excellent service and food in Banner Elk NC

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JB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular experience from start to finish! The staff was incredibly knowledgeable, decor fantastic and food was melt in your mouth good.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Our waitress was very knowledgeable. Perfectly timed between the courses. Can’t wait to go back!

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BL
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience in beautiful area! Top quality service with a fantastic meal cooked to perfection. Possibly one of best meals I've ever had

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a real treat!! Exquisite food and service in a pastoral setting!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an awesome meal as always. It never disappoints. Got to spend some time with the owner and he personally helped us pick the wine and entrees.

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Raleigh
39 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just outstanding from the moment you arrive and moment you leave.

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Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robert called and said a table came open on the terrace. It was amazing. Beautiful stream, very tranquil. I was surpassed to get the call. How thoughtful!

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Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is some of the best we’ve ever eaten...complex, artfully presented service is top notch. It’s fun and special. GO!!!

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JH
Naples
56 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was like all our others at Artisanal, simply put, it doesn’t get any better. It is the best restaurant in NC.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Compliments to the Chef and staff...service as if you were at Downton Abbey...every course perfect and wait staff spot on. Hats Off to Jesus and to the Sommelier! Perfect parking for the Lamborghini.

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SL
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect as always!

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully calm midweek, just before summer crowds arrive. Sat on the porch overlooking the stream.

Started with Sleepy Sereine cocktail: beefeater, apricot-chamomile honey, grapefruit, Chablis. Blue crab beignets, beet salad, perfectly cooked halibut. The desserts delivered subtle creamy rich flavors yet we didn’t feel the weight of having eaten a sofa! Never resist the salted-buttered rolls! A delightful evening with a friend who just retired!

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MK
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding evening! Everything was to perfection.

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SM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us had a perfect meal at Artisanal! Highlights were the blue crab beignets, the octopus, the seafood curry stew, the salmon, the halibut, the chocolate mint dessert! On another occasion the grilled shrimp, caponata was also a new favorite! We’ve never been disappointed!

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great to go to this phenomenal restaurant

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner for my husband but we will be back often!!

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Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this fabulous restaurant hidden in the hills of Banner Elk. Everything from the valet to the final farewell was perfection. We enjoy the outdoor seating when it’s available, but the inside dining is spectacular as well. If you have yet to try it and wonder if it’s worth the price—YES!! Go!! You will never forget it.

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AC
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another exceptional meat at Artisanal! The staff and service was phenomenal..... Jesus was a wonderful server and took great care of us!

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Wilmington
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best restaurant in our area. Always delivers outstanding results.

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Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well worth the price. Superb service and great food. Only way to improve would be to have a better beer selection in today's world of excellent micro breweries.

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New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Never disappoints! From the moment you drive up until you leave this is orchestrated perfection!

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal and experience. The service and food was beyond outstanding. Every dish was a great portion and balanced well. I look forward to dining there again. We already made reservations for our next trip to the mountains.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Artisanal was a culinary delight. Who would have thought you could find such a wonderful meal in Banner elk N. C.

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SL
Greensboro
5 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 25, 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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Tampa
25 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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Raleigh
31 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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