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Artisanal Restaurant

4.9
4.9
1321 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Artisanal Restaurant is open seasonally from May-October end. 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. The only available menu is a pre-fix style, with 2-3 choices per course, $95/ guest. We do not offer a kids menu however kids prepared to order off our pre-fix menu are welcome. Our Dress Code is Business Casual. Collared shirts are required, jackets are preferred but not required for men. No shorts, distressed jeans, hoodies, hats, or sandals/flip flops. Please dress comfortably for the weather for outside seating. For our Allergy policy and menu choices, please go to artisanalnc.com

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 898-5395

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bill Greene

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining room is located adjacent to the wine cellar. For smaller events, 16 or less, the cellar is the best option. For larger parties, up to 65 guests, a restaurant buy-out is an option. Minimums are required for events. Fixed menus are planned with the chef to accommodate guest preferences.

  • Private party contact

    Anita Greene: (828) 898-5395

  • Neighborhood

    Banner Elk

  • Cross street

    Hwy 184

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment may be available on occasions

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,321 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Notable Wine List

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

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  1. JP

    JohnP

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Still Required Eating, but skip dessert! After a long hiatus, my dinning guest and I looked forward to shaking off the pandemic and returning to our ole favorite. We loved our evening, but there were some problems, especially pacing. In fairness to our great wait staff (shout out to Jordan and Kevin), we should NOT have ordered our food along with our cocktails -- suddenly dishes came FLYING OUT OF THE KITCHEN - Lesson learned -- linger over drinks even if you know what you want. Found a great new wine GR174, but the first glass was bad (bottle had corked), sending it back caused some back-n-forth (REALLY?) My guest had the brussels sprouts as starter and then the sea bass, both very good. I got a taste of both but both for me too salty, especially the topping on the sea bass, my guest had the Austrian Gruerner. I ordered the lobster in puff pastry, which was heaven along with a glass of the Cremant. I had the 'duck two ways' another home run with the GR174. Since I was driving, my guest skipped dessert and had PORTO. I ordered the pastachio bar, which was a TINY little crumble with some dots of cherry compote around it ... With each bite, it was saltier and saltier (noticing a trend?) - it was like the taste of salt around the margarita drink (a cheap one at that). I sent it back, and got the fig tart. I expected a slice of fig tart; I got a hard little crust that had the worlds smallest scoop to ice cream and the world's smallest 3 slices of figs. The little crust with these microscopic yummies was SO HARD that when I tried to cut it with my spoon (all that was left, maybe I should have had a steak knife) the whole thing skidded across the plate and had to catch with my hand. For $100 prix fixe in the middle of the NC mtns, everything must be perfect. Art has no natural competitors in that region for Michelain level food and I still love it. BUT will skip dessert next time. IDEA: hire the locales to make their one killer dessert, works great in NYC!
  2. SP

    SusannahP

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most incredible time at Artisanal celebrating my fiancés birthday! Honestly one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Truly so special!
  3. D

    Daren

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Catherine was a talented and bright addition to what is always a perfect dinning experience w my family! Daren Thomas Washington, DC
  4. SA

    SteveA

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. Top of the line dining experience in an incredible setting. Service excellent, food exquisite and knowledgeable staff.
  5. FE

    FredE

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always great!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was top notch. Food was spectacular
  7. J

    Jack

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been eating there for years. Last night was the very best food and service. We had a great experience.
  8. BH

    BobH

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonder such a well trained and personable staff and wonderful culinary experience
  9. LG

    LauraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Artisinal. Even with the menu being prix fixe, there were a lot of choices for every palate. I can’t say that we’ve ever had a bad meal here, or even a mediocre one. The bar is also well stocked, and choices for cocktails always seem well thought out. Service, always excellent.
  10. BB

    BBMTTOP

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every respect…
  11. BB

    BB60

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is creatively prepared, beautifully presented, and totally unique in taste. The wait staff is very well trained, attentive, not at all intrusive, and answered all of our questions quickly, with accurate detail. A dinner at Artisanal is perfect for special occasions and provides great memories.
  12. KR

    KatieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Artisanal is a beautiful restaurant in a lovely tranquil setting. The staff is professional, knowledgable and unimposing. The food is creative and delicious with a variety of options. The pimento cheese scones are a must! The wine list has all anyone could ask for. Our favorite restaurant in the Boone/Banner Elk area because it is a culinary delight! Highly recommend it!
  13. LW

    LaurieW

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Everything was great- as usual except one major issue- we felt so rushed by our server - it really changes the tempo of the evening out when you feel just rushed and hovered over.
  14. SH

    ShellyH

    Louisville

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at Artisanal. We loved everything. Service and ambiance was exceptional. Worth the drive for the experience.
  15. CS

    CaseyS

    Fort Lauderdale

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in town. Already planning to come back next summer!
  16. VW

    VinceW

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High-end dining in Banner Elk or almost anywhere!
  17. EW

    ElliotW

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very special restaurant and very upscale so it is for special occasions. The menu is limited as its prix fix, there are several fish and meat options. The staff is always courteous and professional. The food is excellent.
  18. TT

    TheTotalExperience

    Greensboro

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening. Attentive service. Peaceful atmosphere. Creative food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place we have eaten in the high country.
  20. MP

    MaryP

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way. Catherine our wait person was very knowledgeable regarding the food selections and appropriate wine pairing. Thank you. Even my very picky friend loved every minute.
  21. S

    Sherry

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a great experience. We WILL be back. Thank you.
  22. CR

    ConnyR

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was top notch at Artisanal….there is something for everyone’s taste. One wish we do have is to bring back the chef’s tasting menu!
  23. C

    Chuckie

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful rustic setting. Outstanding service. Wonderful meal! Cannot wait to return.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Annual dinner with family.
  25. L

    Luvtoeat

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We have been to Artesenal several times. They have changed to a pre fixed menu 3 course $95 each which is fine but we went last night and they have now added supplemental charges to some of the items. I do not not eat seafood or game meat. I enjoy a steak which is what I normally get. They now want you to pay $40 more dollars on top of 95. That is truly outrageous. I'm sorry to say I doubt we will go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere and excellent service but food was lacking for the price.
  27. KJ

    KayJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience!! Been there several times and doesn't every disappoint!!!
  28. D

    Dick

    Jacksonville

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All employees were very professional and the food was exceptional!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every visit to Artisanal reminds us how special the restaurant is. The food is a culinary delight for both the palate and the eyes. The service is attentive yet not intrusive. My wife and I travel extensively and have dined at a number of very special places. Artisanal is our favorite.
  30. SG

    StuartG

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent.
  31. f

    foodie

    Western NC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New menu tonight and was fantastic!! Depth of flavors! Fabulous service!! Definitely a great experience every time!!!
  32. O

    Ohjtud

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening sitting on the terrace listening to the creek enjoying amazing food.
  33. WR

    WayneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service. Antonio was our server. He is a very friendly, professional young man. Highly recommend!!!
  34. L

    Lovefoodlucy

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is consistently good in every aspect. It is the perfect experience and we dream of replicating it every time we go put for dinner!! But….it rarely happens.
  35. JM

    JohnM

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Artisanal always delivers the finest dining experience in the area. This was a highlight of our week in the NC mountains. We loved the food, service and ambiance. It receives our highest recommendation and Katherin was delightful.
  36. SB

    SharonB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    I have been to Artisanal restaurant several times and always loved the experience. This visit was a major disappointment. The restaurant has switched to a prix fixe menu at $95 per person exclusive of drinks, wine and a couple of bread options. There are several choices per course, however the portions are small compared to previous menu offerings. My companion's main course of sea bass was too salty to eat. The desserts, which here to fore had been delicious, were micro offerings with little taste. I hope ownership and management reconsider this approach and go back to the original business plan. We won't be back as long as there is a prix fixe menu. Really too bad for such a unique restaurant. Bring back the wonderful pork chops, filets and mixed berry cobblers!
  37. S

    Sammy

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My wife and I had a very wonderful experience last night. The Pommes Fries, and the warm Brussels sprout salad were delicious. The sea bass was the best fish I have ever had. The broth was a little salty thou. The service was impeccable. No other restaurant that I have ever experience compares to the service at Artisanal. Thank you so much to the whole staff for a pleasurable evening.
  38. CL

    CLTdiner123

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had one of the best dining experiences in recent memory. The food, service and setting were all superb.
  40. R

    Randy

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Artesnal as always was a pleasure. The food and service was outstanding. We are already looking forward to our next trip.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Artisanal Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1321 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Artisanal Restaurant

1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hwy 184

  • Neighborhood

    Banner Elk

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bill Greene

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment may be available on occasions

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 898-5395

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining room is located adjacent to the wine cellar. For smaller events, 16 or less, the cellar is the best option. For larger parties, up to 65 guests, a restaurant buy-out is an option. Minimums are required for events. Fixed menus are planned with the chef to accommodate guest preferences.

  • Private party contact

    Anita Greene: (828) 898-5395

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