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Artisanal Restaurant

710 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Special Occasion (1072)
  • Fit for Foodies (894)
  • Notable Wine List (880)

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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.
Artisanal Restaurant is closed seasonally from November - April.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - close
May Through October
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Phone number
(828) 898-5395
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bill Greene
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Private party facilities
Our private dining room is located adjacent to the wine cellar. For events, 32 or less, the cellar is the best option. For larger parties, a restaurant buy-out is an option. Minimums are required for events. Fixed menus are planned with the chef to accommodate guest preferences.
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Private party contact
Anita Greene: (828) 898-5395
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Cross street
Hwy 184
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Parking details
Valet Parking
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Entertainment may be available on occasions
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipArtie (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

Restaurant is beautiful. Service was good. Don't order the beet salad. Three small pieces of beets on a large plate. Seriously ridiculous.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Absolutely an outstanding restaurant in every way! The food never disappoints and such amazing choices! We love it!!

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Not a better dining experience anywhere. Incredible food and atmosphere! Must book a long time in advance! It’s a big favorite

vipHighlandmike (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2017

Fantastic experience all the way around! Excellent staff, gorgeous venue, great food, interesting wine list. We hadn’t been here before but will definitely return. I’d highly recommend this restaurant to any of my friends and family! Chef Bill and wife, Anita have created a jewel!

Their wine cellar room is spectacular and couldn’t be a more perfect place for any special event!

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

This is by far our most favorite special occasion restaurant. It doesn't matter what you order it will be amazing. The best you can get!!!

OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

Superb in every aspect, as always.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

Artisanal is a beautiful restaurant inside and out. The indoor space is elegant with a nice bar and the outdoor porch overlooks a forest and stream. We love sitting outside when the weather is nice and they also have heaters for early spring or late fall. They have wonderful craft cocktails and an extensive wine list with a wide price range. The staff are very knowledgable and can help you to choose a wine in your price range. The chef is very creative and chooses interesting sides. We enjoyed the acorn squash bisque first. I had flounder with jerusalem artichokes and small potatoes. It was delicious. My husband enjoyed the duck. Our friends both had the halibut, which was equally delicious. The desserts were wonderful. Chocolate mousse bomb and a pear tart with cheese. I have never been disappointed in the food, ambiance or service. Worth the drive from Blowing Rock!

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

My husband and I come to Banner Elk week 40 every year. We eat at Artisinal at least twice while we are here that week. The service, hospitality, professionalism and food quality and presentation are second to none! The duck is my favorite dish on the menu - the chef prepared it to perfection this week. The baby bib salad is delicious and a good value. The beet salad is very good - just very little of it. This trip, we were finally able to enjoy the outside dining experience this week - it was absolutely perfect! It was warm outside but with a gentle cool breeze while hearing the creek flowing beside the covered dining balcony. Anita is wonderful there - she took very good care of us finding us a perfect seat outside! THANK YOU for this wonderful, beautiful restaurant!!!

vipNeuroblade (Key West)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

Definitely one of the best restaurants in USA. atmosphere is wonderful. Food is on par with Gary Denko’s in San Fran. We live in West Jefferson. So, about an hour trek. Well worth it. 10/10.

vipEasytoPlease (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined on October 5, 2017

Everything at Artisanal was excellent. We have had some great meals and some great dining experiences, but Artisanal bested them all. Unique and enjoyable from start to finish.