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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
Good for a Date (33)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Romantic (23)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Business Meals (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Cozy (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Authentic (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Seasonal (8)
People Watching (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Scenic View (6)
Casual (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 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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food3
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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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food5
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·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 7, 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 4, 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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·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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·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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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Simply put, fabulous meal. We dined during restaurant week and were impressed with th quality and presentation. Service was beyond expectations.

Tags: Romantic, Organic, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The menu selections were pricey, but we enjoyed the price fixed menu which was very reasonably priced with good portions and delicious. We brought friends visiting from out of town and they were impressed with Artisan & with the hotel.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent as usual. Great service and excellent food. The flat iron steak was deliciouse

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Enjoyed the restaurant week dinner; beef carpaccio as a starter and skirt steak with fries as
the main course were great, the steak perfectly charred and tender, with bearnaise sauce. Dessert of profiteroles was very tasty. Sat inside, lots of tables busy outside on a warm evening. Service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The Artisan has such a great vibe. I went there for a night out with a girlfriend and I loved it! The chowder is AMAZING!! The presentation of the food exceptional. It is a little pricey, but worth it for s special night out.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always enjoy Artisan and recommend it. Perfect for any occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Artisan is a really nice restaurant and have been here several times for different occasions. The food has always been really good, but this time around we were really disappointed in the service. When the "manager" comes over to take your drink/dinner order you know there is a problem and we felt it. Disappointing given the "price point" of this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Artisan is consistently great restaurant in Southport, CT. I am always pleased with the cuisin and the service. I don't know why Americans have to be so loud, sometimes too loud.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food and amazing outdoor seating but service is not on par. Waiters need to pay attention and training.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Wonderful ambience. Staff was very attentive. Loved all the twinkly lights. Menu was very creative and the food delicious. Personalized our dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Artisan has probably the best outdoor seating in the area, and in my opinion that's the reason to go. The food is creative and well-executed, but never quite hits the mark for me given the prices.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Best restaurant in CT! Also, best cheese cake I've ever had. Great ambience and service as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

SUPERB! as always the food was amazing! as was the service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The dinning experience exceeded our expectations. Fabulous food, attentive service, and geat ambience. Expensive but worth almost every penny.. dollar.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Wedding Anniversary

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food, great service, beautiful patio.
Friendly atmosphere !!! Highly recommend

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We have been to Artisans quite a few times. We enjoy the atmosphere and the great food. However, the service is just about always poor. It takes quite a while to get service, and then things come in pieces (1)butter for 4 people, more butter when pancakes were finished, have to ask for water etc. It's one of the few restaurants we continue to go to in spite of the service. The wait staff needs to be re-trained.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent service and ambiance. The menu has a good selection The only disappointment was portion size of the scallops only three for an entrée that was over $20

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Fabulous lunch with a girlfriend ! Amazing ambience and delightful service and the best part is the food is divine
Will return again soon !!!

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 (London)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We had an exceptional dinner for my son-in-law's 40TH Birthday. They even remembered to bring him a decorated dessert. Great place.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great food and ambiance. A bit expensive, but honestly cheaper than most places of the same caliber within town. Great for dates, and also great patio bar for brunch and/or drinks. Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Wonderful meal in a the lovely main dining room. Our sever was excellent - knowledgeable and very helpful with our selections

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Service was impeccable; menu choices special and interesting - great for foodies; Birthday recognition - low key and elegant - perfect for my friend

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Phenomenal atmosphere, great service, great wine selection

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·Dined on July 24, 2017

I had an excellent meal at Artisan with family including an elderly relative who has hearing loss. We greatly appreciated the quiet atmosphere. Staff were highly respectful, attentive, and knowledgeable. Last but absolutely not least, the food was delicious and locally sourced. This restaurant was designed by experts, is run by experts, and clearly wants to impress.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We showed up at 11am - no one to greet us. After walking around looking for someone we were told everyone was "in a meeting" and were asked to go wait in the lounge. Restaurant was empty. So we waited. And waited. Finally someone else came in and someone came out and seated them - completely forgetting about us. So yes, service not great. We ordered prix fixe brunches which included mimosas. I don't drink so I ordered plain orange juice - you know, a mimosa without the alcohol in it. Surprised to see at the end that they charged for the orange juice (5 bucks!) - thought it must be a mistake and was told that no - only the orange juice with the alcohol is free, not without. Insert eye roll here. Food mediocre, sausage undercooked. Won't return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Always return to Artisan for special occasions or just to have a drink and chowder. Top notch service, food, setting, and decor.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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