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Artisan, Southport, CT

Artisan

4.7
4.7
1617 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Artisan serves New England inspired farm to table cuisine. Located adjacent to the new Delamar Southport hotel, Artisan sets itself apart by offering a menu and an environment that is both refined and relaxed.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (203) 307-4222
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Frederic Kieffer
  • Catering
    Let us assist in planning your affair. Artisan thrives in making every occasion wonderful and memorable. Weddings, rehearsals, showers, birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs from 10 to 175, we will work with you to create the perfect event.<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Artisan has two areas of its restaurant, one of which is the Main Dining Room and the other being the Tavern, complete with a wood burning stove and lounge. Artisan also has a private dining room called the Copper Room. This space can accommodate up to 10 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Ashley D. Douglass, Sales Mana: (203) 307-4220
  • Neighborhood
    Southport
  • Cross street
    Rennell Drive
  • Parking details
    Artisan offers Valet parking for all dining guests. There is an above ground parking lot beside the restaurant patio and there is a large underground parking lot off of Rennell drive in Southport. Guests may also choose to park on the sides of Rennel Drive or walk in from the center of Southport village.
  • Public transit
    Located within walking distance from the Southport Metro-North train station, right off of Route #1 (Boston Post Road)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Château Lynch-Bages Wine Tasting

    $250.00 per person

    May 23, 2024 only
    Château Lynch-Bages Wine Dinner Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 We are thrilled to extend a special invitation to you for an unforgettable evening of wine tasting and fine dining. Join us for a celebration of the exceptional estate heralded by Jean-Michel Cazes, now stewarded by Kinou Cazes-Hachemian. Among the wines being featured are: Lynch Bages Blanc 2022 Ormes de Pez 2009 Haut Batailley 2018 Lynch Bages 2009 & 2016 We look forward to hosting you for what should be a very memorable evening. This exclusive event offers a unique opportunity to savor a six-course dinner created by our chef Frederic Kieffer.
    Château Lynch-Bages Wine Tasting Photo

What 1,617 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fairfield

    Contemporary American

1,617 Reviews
  1. hakki

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and courteous people ,great service,warm atmosphere , well put together menu!!

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  2. CarlosA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing from the appetizers to the dessert at the end of dinner. The service was outstanding Vicente took great care of our table being attentive and knowledgeable.

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  3. Foodlover123

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch! Food was delicious, ambiance was perfect and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunch , with very good desserts , and a splendid service

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  5. MichaelK

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had lunch with family…great experience and enjoyed by all.

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  6. JordanB

    Palm Springs

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch spot - quite beautiful setting. Food was delicious. Loved the white table cloths at lunch!

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  7. DuncanL

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was well above average, A really nice surprise!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the service, the ambience, and the food of course, was exquisite. They were some of the best scallops I’ve ever had. Our server Doug made the experience top notch, with his attention to detail, and above and beyond service. It was really top tier, and look forward to returning in the future!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent and friendly service! Food was delicious. Will be back! And soon!!!

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  10. danielr

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    lunch was subpar salad was tasteless . thisplace is either very good or not. no in between

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Munich

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a great location. The service is phenomenal.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The best restaurant in Fairfield. Very high standards in the kitchen and presentation.

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  13. elliottz

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Another delicious meal at Artisan. It's our "go to" destination when we want a special celebratory meal. The food, service and ambiance are all excellent. Highly recommend Artisan!

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  14. MaryA

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu offerings were exceptionally good, first rate service and ambiance as well. My guest was celebrating a birthday, which they acknowledged with a candle and serenade when they presented the dessert we’d ordered.

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  15. eater

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time. Everything was terrific. We are going back again.

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  16. Queenie

    New York City

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful space. Delish food. Wonderful service. Prices a bit steep.

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  17. Auntiemia

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovelyafternoon at Artisan! And a great server as well - could not have been better!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter has some pull in the back, and the ricotta donuts are fantastic.

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  19. Francis

    New York City

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Artisan is one of the best. the service is always amazing and the food is. always Greatest . the staff is. wonderful !!! ThankYou .

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  20. MrTee

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and ambience was fantastic. My wife’s Salmon and my daughter’s Scallops were delicious. My Crispy Duck Leg Confit was surprisingly bad. It was hard, not crispy and the meat very dry and overcooked.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Branzino and Hanger steak top notch. Pistachio profiterols to die for. Well made martinis

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some ambient soft music would be nice. Very pleasant and attentive staff. Beautiful decor, creative and delicious dishes. Thoughtful complimentary chocolate cake loaf for our special birthday occasion.

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  23. VirginiaG

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place to have lunch anytime of year! Winter time is cozy and quiet and Spring and Summer the garden outside dinning is terrific!

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  24. Robert

    New York City

    83 reviews

    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    4 of us on Saturday night early at 6pm. Service was good, at times a bit slow. Prices are higher than usual. Food,quality is,good although all sides are ala carte.

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  25. Mike

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our waiter, Doug, was fabulous. food and drinks were great.

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  26. LauraG

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal with exceptional service! Celebrated a birthday dinner and made to feel so special

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  27. CTFoodCritic

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience all around. One of my favorites.

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  28. Francis

    New York City

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We. Spend the. weekend at the.Delmar for my birthday with my family and had dinner both nights February 17-18 at the Artisan and it was wonderful and amazing . The staff was impeccable , especially. Olivia and our server Doug. Thank you for great experience , see you soon . Francis Whalen.

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  29. Francis

    New York City

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. food. Is amazing. Staff is. Wonderful.

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  30. JaneM

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambiance with most courteous people working in all facets of this restaurant. The food is delicious. The service is perfect! And as old dear friends who meet on a monthly basis we absolutely appreciate that there is never a rush. It’s been several years of wonderful dining, comfortable surroundings, courteous staff and manager!

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  31. JoanP

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and fun experience. Service was attentive and friendly.

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  32. HowardR

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    high quality, great service, wonderful food, attentive staff. we've always had an excellent experience.

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  33. Katman1453

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I shared mushroom soup and then she had Branzino while I had veal filet mignon. Everything was cooked to perfection and was excellent. We shared a chocolate and hazelnut torte which was ok, but we would have preferred to have an option to choose a fruit-based dessert such as a Tarte Tatin, but none were offered. Our server, Brandon, was the absolute best and he was backed up by a team who were very attentive and helpful. Overall, the experience was first rate. We go to this restaurant 2 or 3 times a year and every time we have a great experience.

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  34. JoeM

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pumpkin Ravioli was just ok… sauce could have been more flavorful. All desserts contained cream. Should have at least one non dairy. The chocolate pound cake we were given to take home was stale

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  35. SusieR

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was cozy but empty, and yet we were seated on the brick "patio" (in February) which was also empty and hot from the head down due to the heaters overhead, and yet cold from the feet up. Myself and my niece were there to have a private conversation, so I did not ask to be moved inside, but soon a table of 8 women was seated directly next to us. So we lost the quiet and privacy in order to have our conversation and had to endure the cold/hot. The seafood chowder was incredible, but the $26 crab cake was bad. Thin and tasteless and on a bed of something like hummus but red and also tasteless.

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  36. erac3rx

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very good dinner this last time we ate at Artisan. It was unfortunate that the hostess sat us at a table right by the kitchen entrance, despite us having a reservation at 5:30 and essentially none of the other (better) tables being occupied the entire time we ate. When we arrived she first tried seating us in the bar / louder side despite our reservation being for the standard / quiet side and both of us dressed up clearly looking for a quiet meal. I could be mistaken, but given that when I booked Bar seating was unavailable while Standard was, I don’t think I am. Food was good, waitstaff was very nice, but the hostess needs to be friendier. Recommend if you visit that you insist upon a table that you like when seated, because in our experience (having dined there half a dozen times) the strategy often seems to be to offer the worst table you’ll accept, even with a reservation. Hopeful we have a better experience next time because we will be back. It’s a great spot and we live nearby.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Always busy with great food. Server was sweet and accomodating

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  38. Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I made a reservation and was seated in the market place/tavern section instead of the main restaurant which was a disappointment. Our server was also very awkward and service timing was very off.

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  39. PeterA

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Let’s start with the drinks. We ordered two Manhattans. One was full and one was not. Someone had obviously spilled nearly half of the second one but they brought it to our table anyway. The Hanger Steak and Fries were bad. The steak was very tough and grizzly. I had to spit out my first bite. I did not even finish one piece. All of the fries were oily and soggy and not edible at all. It was obvious I didn’t eat anything on my plate and mentioned it to the waitstaff when they cleared our table. But, nobody seemed to care. We left feeling invisible and not appreciated. I sent an email to the Restaurant that same night and never received a reply.

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  40. Foodmad

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, however we were not offered the option to dine in the formal dining room despite the couple before us being offered. Service was smothering as the waiter hovered and although didn’t interrupt our conversation his presence was such we stopped several times to see why he was waiting. Super nice guy but meal felt rushed and interrupted. Food was fantastic as always.

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FAQs

Artisan is rated 4.7 stars by 1617 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Artisan

275 Old Post Road, Southport, CT 06890

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Rennell Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Southport
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Artisan offers Valet parking for all dining guests. There is an above ground parking lot beside the restaurant patio and there is a large underground parking lot off of Rennell drive in Southport. Guests may also choose to park on the sides of Rennel Drive or walk in from the center of Southport village.
  • Public transit
    Located within walking distance from the Southport Metro-North train station, right off of Route #1 (Boston Post Road)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Frederic Kieffer
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (203) 307-4222
  • Catering
    Let us assist in planning your affair. Artisan thrives in making every occasion wonderful and memorable. Weddings, rehearsals, showers, birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs from 10 to 175, we will work with you to create the perfect event.<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Artisan has two areas of its restaurant, one of which is the Main Dining Room and the other being the Tavern, complete with a wood burning stove and lounge. Artisan also has a private dining room called the Copper Room. This space can accommodate up to 10 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Ashley D. Douglass, Sales Mana: (203) 307-4220
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