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About Artisan

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.

275 Old Post Road
Southport, CT 06890
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Rennell Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 307-4222

Website:
http://www.artisansouthport.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Frederic Kieffer

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.

Private Party Contact:
Ashley D. Douglass, Sales Mana: (203) 307-4220

Additional:
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

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Artisan Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (21)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Romantic (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Business Meals (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Cozy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Casual (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fun (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, relaxed atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent food wonderful service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 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.

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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·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.

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 (New England)·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!

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Love the Artisian, however, bar area for dinner was much TOO loud. One of the reasons I bring people there is because you can talk......this nite what was terribly loud and would stop me for returning

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I appreciate the price fix menu. The food was fabulous and variety was superb. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

So good..service excellent... Lamb was so big lol but so good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was delicious, ambiance lovely, service exceptional and excellent value!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Three of us requested the chicken dish, which was pounded thin and topped with a salad. All of us felt that the taste was very dry and needed some type of sauce.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Artisan is one of my favorite restaurants in the Westport/Fairfield area. I often meet clients or friends here for lunch as there is a terrific price fixed menu, elegant table settings (white table cloths), great service & you never feel pressured to leave the table. Also a great dinner spot with valet parking ~ so much easier than looking for a spot in downtown Westport. Love this restaurant and will be back in the future!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Although food and service was great, my request for a birthday oriented dessert to share was ignored/overlooked by the staff. I'm wondering if this is a restaurant or Open Table shortcoming. Why do you add special requests to the Open Table Reservation when they are not acknowledged? Overall, love Open Table concept, but falling short on the special request arena.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Super!!! Love everything here! Food ambiance and service ‘

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent selections, consistent quality, great for small group gatherings.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Artisan is our local "go to" spot for a casual lunch in the tavern or a special occasion. The rooms are beautiful, the service always courteous. The menu is seasonal and local, the food is perfectly executed. There's something for everyone--gorgeous salads with the most pristine greens, comfort food like fish and chips or omelettes, and probably the best burger you'll ever eat on a homemade English muffin. The fries are freshly made, thin and crispy. I'm addicted to the chicken liver mousse, serviced alongside a frisee salad with dried cherries and garlic toast. The $19 lunch prix fixe is a really good deal--first and main courses plus coffee or tea. $4 more for a glass of wine or dessert. I adore this place and we're lucky it's in our neighborhood.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The best restaurant in the area when it comes to celebrating a special occasion

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Service is very attentive. Food never impresses for the price level you would expect more.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Ten of us went to celebrate the birthday of one. The restaurant exudes gracious, sophisticated dining in a relaxed and artistic atmosphere. Their prix fixe lunch menu is truly a wonderful value.

We had brought our own birthday cupcakes which our server, Grayson, presented ceremoniously to the table with candles lit on individual plates which he had beautifully garnished.

Everyone left exhilarated from the experience and looking forward to returning. A memorable dining experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a great meal as always, Grayson our server was outstanding. It would be great if they served a salad with your meal. We have been there many times and never disappointed with the quality of food of service.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Enjoyed Artisan so much! Super friendly staff, wonderful atmosphere, and lunch was delicious!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service, food and ambience all terrific - very smooth and professional and food such as the tuna tartare and scallops with hen of mushrooms wonderfully tasty.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Sometimes the service is way better then other times. Food is pretty good. Sandrine is always helpful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing service at every point of the meal. Perfect dry martini. And best part, when we arrived we wanted a cocktail at the bar. They let us stay as long as we wanted because, "our table would be ready when we are". Excellent experience!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

My wife and I went for our anniversary and had a very positive experience. Atmosphere in the main restaurant is very nice. Food was solid as was the service and we felt that the price was appropriate for the value we got. Also, the bartender overheard that it was our anniversary, must have told the Manager and he brought us each a glass of Champagne in the house. Very nice touch! 👍

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Outstanding food, service, and setting. The tuna crudo was bursting with flavors and pleasant surprises in every bite. The squash ravioli melted in your mouth, rich in flavor without being heavy. Delightful rose by the glass (and some killer french fries) topped off a delicious meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The Artisan in the Delamar is a wonderful restaurant for parties, dinners, lunches and brunch. I had my 50th amniversary dinner at the Delamar. The food, service, ambience were all wonderful. What a great memory!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I had taken my girlfriend here for her birthday and was blown away with how beautiful and cozy this restaurant is. The Waiter and staff were wonderful and very polite. We had clams as an appetizer and they were on par with some of the best I’ve had. (New England has some great clams) and out entree’s were beautifully prepared as well as well cooked. Would 100% come here again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good food, good ambiance, but unhappy with the service experience. The bartender was rude. Didn’t greet us. Then told an inappropriate joke. Our dinner waiter was fine, but our dessert order was lost. Water glasses were not refilled. At a high end restaurant, top notch service is expected.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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