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Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Artisan.
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Booked 23 times today


547 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(203) 307-4222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Frederic Kieffer
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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 Garden Room. This space can accommodate up to 10 guests.
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Private party contact
Ashley D. Douglass, Sales Mana: (203) 307-4220
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Cross street
Rennell Drive
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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.
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Public transit
Located within walking distance from the Southport Metro-North train station, right off of Route #1 (Boston Post Road.
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 547 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Friends had recommended Artisan as a possible location for a large luncheon party. I wanted to see it and try the food, service, etc. before I made any reservations. I was so delighted with lunch, ambience, service . . . that I made the reservations. The menu is varied enough to satisfy most tastes.

OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I have been to artisan once before. It is a beautiful restaurant with exceptional food, and attentive staff. But since it’s a little pricey, we waited for a special night to go back. We celebrated Valentine’s Day (a few days late). If I could dine at Artisan every week, I would! The ambiance is romantic, the noise level is low.... perfect for a date night, and the food is better than delicious!

HeatherLyn (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Such a fabulous dinner!!! Everything was delicious and fresh. The octopus was so so good and the dessert selection is👍🏻 A little pricey but it is in line with the area.

docmarcia (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Excellent food, relaxed atmosphere.

IreneR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Consistently delicious, classic ambience, excellent service - Artisan never disappoints!

Nello (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Very comfortable room with good spacing between tables and a wonderfully low noise lever. Service very congenial and good but I think our server was a bit stretched. There was a long period between our saying we needed a little more time before ordering an her return. Oyster and clam appetizer was superb but best eaten without the accompanying condiments which were over powering. Scallop entire was very good but the lobster linguini was over cooked and a bit rubbery and the other ingredients overpowered the lobster. Deserts were good.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I am here every Sunday afternoon for brunch. The best. ❤️

SuzanneG (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very nice atmosphere. Service from bar to dining room was great! Delicious food and wine! Sommelier made perfect recommendation for a bottle of red Zinfandel blend.

AnneW (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great place for lunch. The food is tasty, and nicely sized portions. The service is great, attentive, but no overdone. The only thing you can fault Artisan on, is that it is need of a good update. The banquet seat has cigarette burns ? The casual seating area by the fire has chairs that are downright grubby, stained, and not nice to sit in. The table tops are heat marked and need to be refinished. If they would spend some time and money on some much needed housekeeping, this would be a straight five star venue.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent food wonderful service.

vipRhodyroman (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

My boyfriend and I came for dinner on a Saturday evening. 8:15 reservation. Didn’t wait to long to be seated in main dining room. It’s definitely an older crowd at this location compared to sister hotel/restaurant, Lescale in Greenwich. However the food is 10x better at this place! Highly recommend the chicken liver mouse appetizer, the Scottish Salmon and the best dish we’ve had in a while, the Berkshire Pork Chip. That and a beer and glass of wine came to $100. Not too bad.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was way too rushed. I felt like we were being pushed out from the moment we arrived. I find it extremely rude when servers keep returning to clear plates when members of the dining party are still eating. Perhaps reservations should be more spaced out.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was outstanding and generous portions. The sauces were amazing and allowed you to enjoy the taste of the food. Crab cakes were expensive at$18 each but were full of crab no fillers. Would go back for special occasion.

Discerningtaste (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

If you want a leisure and relaxing lunch were you can actually hear each other conversation, this time is the place to dine. The staff is very friendly and extremely attentive without feeling being rushed. The lunch menu has a nice selection. I always enjoy thei soups and sandwiches. And of course, their desserts are a must!

vipLizaE (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Ambiance and food is an asset to this restaurant.
Everything we ate was delicious and the decor had an elegant and inviting vibe.
The waiter was very nice however, wish he was was more attentive to us.
He seemed to be preoccupied by chatting with his fellow workers and when we needed him, he wasn't available.
Overall, we would definitely go back with the hopes service will improve!

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We’ve been here a number of times, but only for special occasions. It is hard to believe that each time the food and service get better and better. Halfway through our meal, we were planning our next special occasion back.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Atmosphere is wonderfully cozy! Perfect mood lighting for a romantic evening with your loved one. Food is always excellent! We had the Lamb Chops special tonight, which was cooked to a perfect medium-rare. Very tender and absolutely delicious! Makes you want the whole lamb! The side of creamy polenta is amazing - think of mashed potatoes that are more dense and melt in your mouth. This combo mixed with the side of chopped brussel sprouts was fantastic!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

As always everything was great at Artisan. Food was delicious and our waiter was awesome! Our only complaint is we got there for a 2:30 reservation. The host sat us and said “The kitchen closes at 2:30 but I told the Chef to wait because you were coming.” My husband and I both were dumb founded as to why he said this. Why take a 2:30 reservation if the kitchen closes at 2:30? This comment by the man who sat us was not necessary. It took our experience from 5 stars to 4.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Artisan is consistently one of the best restaurants we eat at. The food is always fresh and delicious, the atmosphere is cozy and the service top notch. A great place for a night out in the dining room or a quick lunch in the bar.

vipThegoodlife (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was, as usual, creative and delicious. Had the $39 meal, which was 3 courses and a good value.