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Artisanal Restaurant

4.9
4.9
1179 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. Please see the menu tab on artisanalnc.com

Our Dress Code-For men: Collared shirts are required. Jackets are preferred but not required. No shorts, distressed jeans, hoodies, hats, or open toed shoes. For women: Dresses and Business Casual attire are acceptable. No distressed jeans, hoodies, hats, sandals or flip flops, or excessively revealing clothing. Please dress comfortably for the weather for outside seating.

For our Allergy policy, please go to artisanalnc.com

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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

Popular dishes

Menu

Participation for the entire table: Fifty-Eight Dollars Wine Pairing Additional Thirty Dollars

1st Course

  • Kaffir Lime Roasted Pear

    Johnston County Prosciutto, Soft Burrata Spiced Pepper Relish, Grape Must, Arugula; Wine Paring: Vincent Girardin Cuvee Saint-Vincent Meursault 2011

    2nd Course

    • Georges Bank Scallop

      House-Made Spacatelle Pasta, Caramelized Mushroom Herbs, Lemon, Greek Olive Oil; Wine Paring: Failla Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012

      3rd Course

      • Joyce Farm Pheasant Roulade

        Westhill Farm Chestnut, Bacon Flavored Brussels Local Candy Onions, Chanterelle Gastrique; Wine Paring: Saint Cosme Cote Du Rhone 2013

        4th Course

        • Fig Financier

          Petite Cake, Butterscotch Sauce Almond Crumble, White Chocolate Ice Cream; Wine Paring: Villefranche Sauternes 2011

          Last updated: February 3, 2022

          What 1,179 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
          • 4.9Food
          • 4.9Service
          • 4.9Ambience
          • 4.5Value

          NoiseModerate

          Loved For

          • Boone / Banner Elk

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          1. LB

            LauraB

            Charlotte

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined 1 day ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Every detail was fantastic. The team here is exceptional in every way, the food and wine perfect. We enjoyed every moment!

          2. DY

            DebbieY

            Charlotte

            2 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined 1 day ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            So delighted that staff worked to bring our foursome inside on a chilly, windy, rainy night. Our dining experience was lovely.

          3. MR

            MariaR

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined 2 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            This is the most amazing restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable. I can not recommend this place enough.

          4. TF

            TerryF

            Charlotte

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined 2 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            I have never been disappointed. It is fine dining unparalleled in North Carolina. I understand the change to the prix fixe menu do to supply chain issues, but I do miss the old ala carte menu, particularly with the Calamari appetizer. That being said, it was still a tough decision on which entree to order; they all looked so wonderful.

          5. SM

            SusanM

            Atlanta

            17 reviews

            5.0

            17 reviews

            Dined 2 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            I started to say special occasion because every meal at Artisanal feels like a special occasion! Everyone was so warm and welcoming, and great service, delicious food! We had a wonderful evening! Thanks so much to all of the staff!

          6. A

            Artisanal

            Hawaii

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined 2 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Oh, you simply must try this restaurant. A fine dining experience like none other for 100 miles. We took an outdoor table, creekside. Simply magical!

          7. g

            goodfoodie

            Charleston

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined 3 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            It was perfect for our 36th anniversary. Thanks

          8. BH

            BobH

            New York Area

            11 reviews

            5.0

            11 reviews

            Dined 3 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Always a wonderful evening with great service and food have plans to enjoy many more times this season

          9. JS

            JanetS

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined 6 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Artisanal never disappoints. The food and service are amazing. The portions are large so even big eaters will be pleased. The service is truly second to none.

          10. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Charlotte

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined 7 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Excellent experience! Outdoor seating is incredible.

          11. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Tampa

            5 reviews

            5.0

            5 reviews

            Dined on May 19, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Artisinal is a top restaurant. Service, food and ambience all wonderful. It is.our favorite place in Banner Elk

          12. v

            vinum45

            New Orleans

            37 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            37 reviews

            Dined on May 18, 2022

            overall5food5service4ambience5

            On point, every small detail.. well executed. From the valet to the chef. Great experience.

          13. GW

            GailW

            Raleigh

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on May 18, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Absolutely amazing as always. Get your reservation now..

          14. AT

            AlexisT

            Exclusive

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 18, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Overall fantastic. Set on a beautiful property, the restaurant is so warm and welcoming. The food was every bit delicious (cannot recommend the gnudi enough), the service was impeccable. It’s expensive but so worth it!

          15. d

            dogmom

            1 review

            3.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 17, 2022

            overall3food2service4ambience5

            We have always loved Artisinal but last night were so disappointed with the food quality and taste. We had four at our table and all were in agreement. Hoping next time will be great as remember from all the other visits.

          16. n

            ncnative

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 17, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Artisanal is a one of a kind experience. I booked the reservation for my fiance's birthday and we were both blown away. The food is so respectfully and thoughtfully sourced and prepared, and the ambiance and aesthetic is incredible. We are looking forward to going again next year.

          17. F

            Foodlover1

            Charleston

            5 reviews

            1.0

            5 reviews

            Dined on May 14, 2022

            overall1food3service4ambience5

            We’ve been going to Artisanal’s for several years now and it’s always been our favorite restaurant in a hundred mile radius. We were there Saturday evening with my son and daughter in law to celebrate their anniversary and it was our first disappointment. The octopus appetizer had changed, no longer the butter garlic wine sauce but had a bold tomato sauce. My son ordered sea bass ( $10 upcharge) and the taste was overwhelmed by a sweet, maple? And topped with a brown sauce! Very disappointing to say the least. I’d have sent it back and ordered something else. The lamb dish was excellent, service was good but it just wasn’t up to par overall. At this time I’d hesitate to recommend it.

          18. KR

            KatieR

            E. Tennessee

            5 reviews

            5.0

            5 reviews

            Dined on May 13, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience3

            The Artisanal is exceptional every time. The staff are well trained and knowledgeable about the dishes! Everything was superb!

          19. JP

            JoeP

            San Francisco

            4 reviews

            5.0

            4 reviews

            Dined on May 13, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Outstanding Service, Hope is very knowledgeable and professional. Everyone works well together - great teamwork! Food and presentation was excellent! Well done!

          20. CV

            ColinV

            Raleigh

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 13, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience4

            Excellent service. Nice atmosphere. Very good presentation. Good selection and very tasty!

          21. KH

            KristiH

            New York Area

            6 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            6 reviews

            Dined on May 13, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Excellent food. Excellent service. Beautiful restaurant. Always have a great meal/time here.

          22. MA

            MichaelA

            Tampa

            6 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            6 reviews

            Dined on May 12, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            This is an outstanding destination for a special occasion dinner.

          23. OM

            OwenM

            Raleigh

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 12, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Had our Wedding Anniversary dinner there and it was a first visit for us .Greeted us with complimentary champagne and from arrival to departure everything was first class

          24. K

            Knowgoodfood

            Atlanta

            6 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            6 reviews

            Dined on May 12, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Great food and staff!

          25. B

            Burr

            Charlotte

            3 reviews

            4.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on May 11, 2022

            overall4food4service5ambience5

            We had a lovely evening. Beautiful as always with wonderful service. The food was quite good but I was not crazy about the new prix fix format

          26. IS

            IngridS

            Wilmington

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 11, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Food, service, ambiance; all wonderful. Highly recommend.

          27. C

            Charles

            Greensboro

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 10, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            We have been going to Artisanal for twenty years in two locations. The excellent service and food has always been and continues to be exceptional. We now live one hundred miles from Banner Elk but return as many times as possible yearly to enjoy Artisanal.

          28. V

            Vhammer

            Nashville

            16 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            16 reviews

            Dined on May 10, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            One of the prettiest restaurants! Service was outstanding and the food was superb! If you love food, don’t miss this one!

          29. DS

            DeborahS

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 10, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            We enjoyed an evening that surpassed our expectations! We look forward to a future reservation. The accommodating staff were a delight.

          30. f

            foodie

            Western NC

            32 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            32 reviews

            Dined on May 7, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Great Service! Great Food! Great Restaurant!!! Never disappoints…

          31. m

            markm

            Houston

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 7, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Great service and food - always exceeds expectations!

          32. JP

            JoeP

            San Francisco

            5 reviews

            5.0

            5 reviews

            Dined on May 6, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Service was outstanding! Food quality, delivery, and presentation was very good! Staff worked as a team to ensure customer satisfaction.

          33. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Fort Lauderdale

            37 reviews

            5.0

            37 reviews

            Dined on May 5, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Wonderful as always. Even with a Price Fixed Menu, the choices were plentiful, and the portions were good. Sea Bass Amazing Salmon Delicious Tuna App soooo good! All 4 Desserts to die for.

          34. LK

            LKT3

            Western NC

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on August 11, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Always a superb dining experience. Spectacular food, great ambiance, highly attentive service. Worth every penny. We never fail to enjoy our visits to this wonderful restaurant.

          35. D

            Dadi

            New York Area

            4 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            4 reviews

            Dined on August 4, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Excellent food and service

          36. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            New York Area

            2 reviews

            vip
            4.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on July 29, 2021

            overall4food4service4ambience5

            This is my favorite restaurant in NC. We go multiple times a year if we are lucky…. I was a little underwhelmed this time. The bar might be set pretty high though from previous experiences. I missed the tasting menu option. My dinner wasn’t as extraordinary as I usually find it. I found the vinegar in the quinoa overpowered the salmon. And I felt the prices had gone up and service not quite as great as usual. Will I go back… yes. This year, probably not. Hope the issues are due to COVID shortages.

          37. LM

            LMCSoccermom

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on July 29, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            What a wonderful experience, so serene and quiet with superb food! Almost impossible to get in with wait so long on reservation but worth it. Staff was extremely nice and service was great!

          38. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Hawaii

            11 reviews

            5.0

            11 reviews

            Dined on July 27, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Wonderful experience.

          39. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Western NC

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on July 27, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Excellent all around. Very difficult to get reservations but it's definitely worth the wait.

          40. RM

            RhondaM

            Charlotte

            10 reviews

            5.0

            10 reviews

            Dined on July 21, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            The setting inside & out is architecturally beautiful & pastorally tranquil. Big kudos for the excellent acoustics. Food (incredible beet salads, snapper, halibut & desserts) & drink (cocktail & wines) were outstanding as always. Service was excellent, from valets to hostess to manager & assistants, but especially from our professional & friendly server Jordan. Already look forward to our return next month with friends.

          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 1179 OpenTable diners.

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

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          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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