Artisanal Restaurant

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$50 and over
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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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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable.

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RR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! The staff was very knowledgeable and professional. The food was superb and so was the ambiance. We had outdoor seating and the heating lights kept it nice and cozy. We will be back next year!

b
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as usual

RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five star restaurant service was fantastic atmosphere was lovely my only disappointment was they forgot to offer me cracked black pepper when my meal came. Other than that everything was perfection!

LM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Food - The pork chops were too tough to eat. Ruined the experience. My Girlfriend enjoyed her short ribs though.

Ambiance - The restaurant decor was nice, however the bench row sitting placed us on top of two couple which made everyone’s dinner conversations awkward.

L
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a lovely time from beginning, cocktails in the bar, to a wonderful dessert. We dine out often, but this was an excellent experience.

RS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant, great food, excellent service.

ST
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the experience of dining at the Artisanal was over the top. We look forward to it every time. Our waitress this last visit was amazing. Best ever. the food was beautifully prepared and so delicious. I love the presentation of each dish and how well it is timed for perfect dining.

CS
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite dinner

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CS
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at this restaurant I absolutely perfect. From the valet, who is right on hand, to take your car, walk you into restaurant...to the magnificent reclaimed wood interior is a treat! Entrees are delightful well thought out. The menu is varied. There are seafood dishes to beef and lamb entrees. Food is prepared and presented expertly. Large selection of wines are available in addition to other alcoholic beverages. Desserts are many and very tasty.. you must be prepared for a larger expense than for other fine dining establishments. If you are unable to finish your meal, it is whisked away and packed in your automobile, which is waiting at the front door.

ER
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here several times and the experience gets better and better. Our server was efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Perfect temperature. Desserts were creative and so tasty. Great wine and liquor selection. Our takeaway was given directly to the valet and was waiting for us in our car. I love the equestrian themed atmosphere. It was a perfect five star experience.

S
Mississippi
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, such a memorable meal from start to finish. Impeccable food and service in a beautiful setting.

h
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A meal at Artisanal is always fantastic, but this meal was above and beyond expectations. The artistry, quality, service and ambiance are all top notch. Do not hesitate to make a reservation when in the High Country!

SB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, as always. The best restaurant around.

NT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Hope to return soon. It was a bit difficult to get a reservation, but I eventually did.

ES
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant, great food, great location, great service

H
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding food and service. We sat outside next to the mountain stream but the entire place is cool and the wine cellar is killer. We did the tasting menu with wine pairings which ranks right up there with the best meals we have had including the French Laundry or Patrick Guilbauds in Dublin.

LK
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Artisanal is an exceptional dining experience. Wonderful food and attentive service.

OT
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best. Especially the back porch!!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

CT
Greensboro
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad a friend recommended Artisanal. Two couples went and we all thought it was FABULOUS. The ambience is outstanding and the food and service were exceptional. It is expensive but well worth it. We will definitely go back.

RM
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening we had at Artisanal. It began with the lovely setting and decor, the friendly greeting, and our most delightful, efficient, and patient server Jordan. Four of us were seated in a comfortable banquette near the kitchen and it proved to be a fun spot. Watching all the staff work was akin to enjoying a well choreographed dance. Despite the activity, and adding to the ambiance, was the overall calmness and quietness of the room, allowing for easy conversation, a rarity in many other restaurants now.

The food and drink were outstanding. From our perfectly made cocktails to the amazingly delicious chefs tasting menu, with wine pairings, we oohed and ahed with each bite and sip. There were also complimentary mini yeast rolls served so warm and soft they melted in our mouths. And we couldn’t resist made to order pimento cheese scones, fluffy little triangles of deliciousness served with pepper jelly and sorghum butter.

All four of us cannot wait to return! And there’s talk of moving to the mountains just to be able to dine at Artisanal more often.

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and easily accommodated our dietary needs

AC
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here last year for my fiancée birthday and we're delighted to return again this year! The restaurant is spectacular and well worth every penny. Coming from Raleigh and being big foodies, it's some of the best food we've ever had and we have been so happy to find such a fine dining gem during our time in the mountains!

GD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, very nice place, especially the outside deck!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual- we love it and the food is always absolutely amazing!

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The N.C. answer to NY’s Blue Hill at Stone Barn or Manhattan location. Perhaps better.

UM
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb place to visit and an outstanding menu.

PS
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from beginning to end....lots of atmosphere and service and food exceeded expectations....

RR
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We were expecting a wonderful dinner and experience for our anniversary. The restaurant did not deliver. They have a very snooty attitude about themselves and we're not very accommodating to us. I have a food allergy and told them about it when making our reservation. They indicated it wouldn't be a problem and that they would be more than happy to adjust heir menu. Upon arrival that was not the case. The waitress seemed very put out about needing to do anything beyond presenting the menu. Only after being fairly assertive with a manager was I able to get something to meet my needs. Unfortunately neither of our entrees were very good. The dessert at least was wonderful. In my opinion this restaurant thinks it is a four star establishment but it really isn't. They really need to come off their high horse and concentrate on improving both their service and quality of food. Very expensive for what you get.

Artisanal Restaurant
Responded on September 7, 2019

We truly apologize. Our reservationist did not hear mention of your interest in the tasting menu. In flavorful cooking, accompaniments are prepped with garlic. We were able to serve you the oyster dish with a special prep with no garlic (kind kitchen sous). Also, you had the duck dish with no garlic. You said and appeared to enjoy both dishes & dessert. We are always complimented on how kind and hospitable our staff is. We could be arrogant but have never chosen to operated that way.

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Artisanal deserves all its accolades as a special dining spot. Just visited for the first time and from start to finish — the food, service and surroundings - were worth every penny we spent and every mile we drove. I’m already planning another visit as I want to try everything. Only 1 negative that must be mentioned — loud and inappropriate music that seems to have become an unwelcome dining feature everywhere. And this on the outdoor terrace overlooking a mountain stream! The music level was eventually lowered with more appropriate music, but this is a jarring lapse for such a place. All I can say is, Stop. It.

C
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful as usual...staff so knowledgeable and attentive...food superb.

b
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Listen up foodies everywhere. Artisanal has taken the culinary A game to another level. Flavors, artistic plating, impeccable detailed service, charismatic and refined venue finds a way to improve yet again. This is a must visit and revisit experience. Of course, extensive wine list.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Artisenal never disappoints! The food is always fabulous! I love the atmosphere!

S
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The setting was beautiful. If the music was a little quieter you could enjoy the bubbling brook right next to the restaurant . Staff was friendly and professional and took care of us all night. I didn’t enjoy my food at all ... I was excited for exceptional flavors at this price point and it fell very flat.

L
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is well worth the hour and a half drive. Beautiful location and restaurant. Food is exceptional and I look forward to going again.

m
Raleigh
75 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The premier restaurant in the "High Country". The approach, the valet parking, a warm greeting by Anita, then escorted to our oversized banquet, it promised to be the exceptional evening for my wife and me and our two friends we had come to expect at Artisanal. Our server, a recent graduate from App State was personable and professional. She had clearly mastered the nuances of the menu as she described ingredients and preparations of the various dished off the top of her head. We started with a generous pour of wines by the glass and moved on to starters - gem lettuces in just the correct dressing for us, heirloom tomatoes for our friends - both salads split in the dining room for a small charge. My wife had the halibut with chanterelles - "best she ever tasted", and I savored a delicious pork chop with faro with some to take home for a light next day lunch. Our friends enjoyed the "pastrami short ribs". Desserts of spiced peaches with ice cream, and a decadent chocolate concoction fished off the meal. All lived up to our expectations. The only disappointment - as the weather had cleared, I was sorry that I didn't request a table outside on the deck. Bill is mostly in Charlotte at the next Artisanal - but we can attest that his well trained staff have not skipped a beat.

m
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Great

FM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outside temperature was 80° which was perfect for a terrace table. The tasting menu gave an excellent sampling of the well prepared food. Jordan our waitress was extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. While we drove two hours to the Artisanal, it was well worth the drive. The wine was paired perfectly with the food. It made for a memorable 60th birthday for my wife. Thank you for the wonderful experience. Great facility, grounds, and dining conversations.

N
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the very best tastings both my husband and I ever ate. We've traveled around the world and this is definitely one of the best meals we've had!

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