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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.
Family style to-go dinners available.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Amazing ambiance and food! We LOVED it. They deserve a Michelin Star.
Perfect in every way! We're going back tonight! I love dining on the veranda.
Excellent food and service. Great atmosphere. Try for a reservation outside and enjoy the creek. Perfect special occasion spot!
We had the divan four course meal with the wine pairings. Best ever. My wife is a meat and potatoes girl. She did not think she would like it but she was very pleased.
Perfect! Amazing open land entrance. Outstanding service. Exquisite food.
Wonderfully beautiful thank you
Best restaurant in the high country
Service was good (meaning they were nice people) but clearly wanted to turn the table. Came back again and again before we were even served drinks. Then repeated pushing as first course was served but we were not finished with our drinks. Two mains completely inedible! Awful food, fish (salmon) was like eating off the bottom of an ocean. The short rib was so fatty and salty it was one bite and done. The sides with the short rib were horrible. We will never go back.
Always a very special evening. Superb! Thank you so much!
Incredible. One of a kind in NC.
Fabulous and staff were wonderful. Food is incredible
Everything about the meal was delightful from beginning to end. Excellent menu options exquisitely prepared.
The service was first rate, the staff anticipate your every need.
My second visit and I’ll be back and bring friends.
Everything was fabulous!!
always a pleasant experience to dine at Artisanal. the menu changes frequently and has seasonal fresh ingredients presented in a creative way.
Artisanal was spectacular from our creative and delicious cocktails to the decadent desserts. I highly recommend “Dancing in the Streets”- so yummy!
Our appetizers and main courses were perfect, as was our evening. Thank you!!
Rustic yet elegant dining!! Five star mountain dining with amazing service. Great food & wine. 🥗🥩🍷
Perfect service and setting (on the patio) and food and wine!
Top shelf everything, staff, food, experience. Will be going again and again.
Best restaurant in the area by far! Only complaint - Requested outside dining with my online reservation but was not accommodated. Suggested by hostess to call for specific requests, not rely on online option.
The entire experience at this restaurant was phenomenal! Even after they packed up our leftovers they had them delivered to our car… And the car was brought out front. We did not have to wait for valet! Every appointment was superb. The dining room is beautiful. The grounds are beautiful. The staff was accommodating.
Excellent for everything. Great attention to detail, insuring all service needs met and food fantastic.
Artisanal is one of the finest restaurants we have ever gone to, both here at home, and in Europe and Japan. This was our second visit, since the restaurant is open only seasonally, and has been closed because of Covid. We were fortunate enough to be seated outside near to the lovely creek, with wonderful sounds of nature. We had a delightful wine, an interesting Pinot Gris that is blended with the skins,imparting a pinkish tinge. It is delicious and the wine steward was quite knowledgeable. Our appetizers were delicious and beautifully presented. Our entrees included scallops with mushroom veloute and salmon prepared with lobster in a sauce. The desserts were incredible: the fresh strawberry sorbet, topped with roasted strawberries was unreal! The strawberry rhubarb crumble was unique and delicious! It was a wonderful meal, in a beautiful place with expert waiters and other staff. It was 2.5 hrs gloriously spent. I can’t wait till we return.
A world class restaurant that is not to be missed if you are in the area.
Wonderful return visit after 10 years. Outside covered dining can’t be beat. Our waitress, Katherine, was outstanding as was the entire serving staff! We won’t let 10 years slip by again before revisiting and look forward to checking out the Charlotte restaurant soon.
Amazing as always....
I booked this reservation some time ago and requested outdoor seating. I didn’t get a call or anything prior to coming. I was told upon arrival that we could not be seated outdoors and requests for outdoor seating on Open Table are not honored. I was disappointed. After we were seated, we asked to order appetizers while we were looking at the menu for entrees and to enjoy our drink. We were told the entire meal must be ordered at once. For a fine restaurant, that is very surprising to me. Last, one of of our entrees came out and was wrong. It took about 10 minutes for that to be corrected. They did bring us another entree of short rib and lobster to make up for that but it was just overall not a great experience. The food was delicious and our server was nice. It just feels that the required structure takes away from what would be a lovely dining experience. For the price of the meal, it seems the diner would be able to make a few more choices on how they would like their experience to be.
Every bite is perfect! Somalia was amazing and picked the absolute perfect wine for our meals in our price point. While some may consider slightly pricey. It is a great value considering the quality of the food and service. I have never tried ANYTHING at this place that isn't 5 stars! Amazing view, space and service.
Food and presentation of food are great. Service is spectacular! If they had this restaurant in South Florida, it would be my weekly go to place. Don’t miss a chance to dine here if you are in the Banner Elk, NC area.
Great food and atmosphere !
Great service and outstanding food.
Although it was my birthday we don’t need a special occasion to go to Artisinal. It’s just fabulous and we try to go every time we are in the mountains. They were very considerate and helpful during these challenging times.
Truly the best meal I’ve ever had. Fabulous!!
We eat out a lot, all over the world. One of my top 10 favorites
One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had.
Sitting on the porch overlooking the creek feels spa-like and renewing. An amazingly gorgeous setting for a hands-down delightful meal - curry seafood stew, pimento cheese scones, halibut and finally chocolate-pineapple dessert. Portion size seemed more generous than in years’ past. They excelled at every opportunity for flavor and presentation, down to the edible mini violets sprinkled on dessert. Service is flawless, even taking care to put my bag of leftovers in my car with valet.
With COVID restrictions, they require masks unless sitting at tables, which have always been spaced graciously apart but are now more so. Parking is down a hill, and with rain showers so frequent, we valeted the car. I hadn’t really thought through whether that was smart move for my personal protection, but, oh well.
Every inch of Artisinal has been so thoughtfully designed, I always try to arrive early to enjoy a drink in the mountain-sleek bar. Cocktails often interesting, but a wine list that leaves you wanting more time and capacity to try a selection for each course. There is usually a chef-menu with pairings, too.
The only burden of dinner here is that reservations are required weeks, if not months, in advance, particularly for weekends or peak dinner times.
Food and service was excellent. It is a fantastic place for an upscale date, pricey but worth it and the experience I will be returning.
Excellent food and service. Very good wine list but quite pricey (no personal wine/corkage fee allowed). Has been the best restaurant in the area for years.
Our favorite restaurant! Never disappoints! Love love this restaurant!
Artisanal Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1105 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.