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Artisanal Restaurant

4.9
4.9
1344 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

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

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 1,344 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Service

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Notable Wine List

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Special Occasion

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    American

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  1. R

    Ronald

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely a wonderful dinning experience! Food was outstanding and the restaurant is spectacular!
  2. HN

    HighgroveNC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every aspect of the evening was simply divine...from superb food, wait staff and ambiance...a 10+!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow what an amazing place. Dining perfection, all aspects! Tuna Tartare was unbelievable!
  4. B

    Barbara

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Artisanal. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service and atmosphere were stellar. It’s a great choice for special occasions.
  5. b

    billr

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best overall restaurant in the state!! Special occasion place you don't want to miss.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Had to ask for my wine glass to be refilled once, otherwise would have been a 10 out of 10
  7. KH

    KatieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! It is our second visit and was not disappointed. Great spot for a special experience when you are visiting the mountains!
  8. RD

    RDandK

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb across all dimensions
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible. Everything was perfect.
  10. R

    Randy

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal- better than ever!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and environment!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we are in Banner Elk we make sure to dine at the Artisinal. It has great ambience with is excellent service and delicious food.
  13. FB

    FrancescaB

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Honestly, very surprisingly, it was average at best. We've been here a few times, and if this was our 1st time we probably wouldn't return. The venue is wonderful, as is the service and wine list; but the cuisine was just, "ok". Specifically, the filets were almost tasteless and of poor texture. I guess we should have ordered something a bit more imaginative, and let the chef do his thing. We informed the server and she brought over a dessert for the table. Though appreciated, since we had already received dessert with our meal...
  14. S

    Spath

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant! Great food and service. The location is very quaint.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Artisinal is amazing! Incredible food and service and such a lovely experience.
  16. C

    Cowgirlatheart

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently outstanding!!!!!!
  17. b

    bobina

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional, memorable, and delicious in every way. Extraordinary dining experience!
  18. KA

    KarenA

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’d heard wonderful things about The Artisanal so we decided to combine a trip to the North Carolina mountains with what we hoped would be a unique dining experience for our anniversary - it did not disappoint. The setting itself is amazingly beautiful. The restaurant is elegant but in an understated, comfortable, not-stuffy way. The food, both taste and presentation, was out of this world. Our wait person, Gracie, was so pleasant and accommodating - she really went out of her way to be sure our every want and need was met without hovering. And we were served a complimentary glass of champagne with which to celebrate our anniversary. One thing that made the evening so extremely enjoyable was the easy pace - we took our time savoring every minute and never did we feel as though we were being rushed. The attention to detail is unsurpassed.
  19. JE

    JoshE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hype is real! We had a wonderful night. Thank you, staff at Artisanal, for a wonderful birthday experience for my wife!
  20. A

    Annie

    Western NC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening was memorable in every way. Our group enjoyed a variety of first course choices, especially liking the warm broccoli salad. All entrees were delicious, but the beef short ribs got the highest acclaim. Could barely eat the special desserts, but we did. Service was excellent! We can't wait to go back
  21. JH

    JaniceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place!! We enjoyed our evening! The food was excellent and the service was great!! We will return in 2 weeks. Disappointed it will be closed for 6 months. Looking forward to reopening in May 2023.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely wonderful dining experience
  23. O

    Ocalas

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisitely selected food cooked and spiced to perfection in a lovely and quiet setting, expertly served by a great crew of waiters. Worth every penny!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. We will definitely be back.
  25. JP

    JohnP

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    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!
  26. SP

    SusannahP

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    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!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed!
  28. D

    Daren

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Catherine was a talented and bright addition to what is always a perfect dinning experience w my family! Daren Thomas Washington, DC
  29. 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.
  30. FE

    FredE

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always great!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was top notch. Food was spectacular
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. BB

    BBMTTOP

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every respect…
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. LW

    LaurieW

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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!

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 1344 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

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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