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Artisan - Traverse City, Traverse City, MI

Artisan - Traverse City

4.8
4.8
959 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Artisan Waterfront Restaurant & Tavern offers a unique and innovative dining experience with magnificent views of Lake Michigan. Our Great Lakes-inspired, New American cuisine has an emphasis on farm-fresh fare from local and regional farms, celebrating the theme of craftsmanship and sustainability.
With booking a table in Artisan please advise your table will be reserved for 2 hours starting at the time of your reservation.
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUTSIDE TABLES ARE RESERVED UPON REQUEST BUT CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.
If you have requested a table outdoors, please be advised that in the case of inclement weather, we will do our best to accommodate your party inside at the same reservation time, however we cannot guarantee a table inside at the same exact time and may need to adjust the reservation time accordingly.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (231) 421-2150
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Traverse City
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Cozy Cabanas

    Nov 10, 2023 - Apr 30, 2024
    Cozy Cabanas - Step out of the snow and into one of our newly built Cozy Cabanas, set alongside our steamy, 93-degree outdoor pool. Order a bite and your favorite beverage from our specially curated winter menu, as you cozy up and enjoy the most magical time of year. And don’t forget your swimsuits; Cozy Cabana rentals include access to our outdoor heated pool! Cozy Cabanas are a fun winter activity for friends or family! Our Cozy Cabanas are available for 2-hour reservations from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Daily Each Cabana comfortably seats up to 6 guests. Check in at the Artisan Host Stand. General Public • Reservations are required • Mon–Thurs: $15/person rental fee + $50 F&B Min • Fri - Sun: $30/person rental fee + $100 F&B Min
    Cozy Cabanas Photo

What 959 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Innovative

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Hot spot

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for scenic views

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Good for special occasions

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Lively

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan

    Innovative

  • Northern Michigan

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan

    Hot spot

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for scenic views

  • Northern Michigan

    Good for special occasions

  • Northern Michigan

    Lively

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

959 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Staff were amazing. Every person working made us feel like a top priority. I knew it was $15 to reserve. Did not realize it was $15/person. Threw me off when I got the bill.

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  2. LisaH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had my daughter’s 8th birthday party there with a rented cabana and it was A-MAZING!! Highly recommend this place hands down. Service was so great!!

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  3. JulieB

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great night. Service was great, food and drinks delicious.

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  4. JasonM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best customer service we have had at a restaurant in a long time. Server was amazing. Had an issue with salmon being under cooked and problem was fixed quickly without having to sayor ask for anything. We would for sure come back again.

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  5. MannyK

    Detroit

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, our dinner at Artisan was incredible. A little hiccup on dessert but they fixed that immediately. We would come back in a heartbeat. Alex was friendly.

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  6. RyanH

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and service was friendly and superb.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So much fun until all of the 3rd grade bratty kids took over the pool. Service was top notch!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal with excellent service, nicely decorated space

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  9. MannyK

    Detroit

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cabanas were an amazing perk! We loved being able to swim outside in the winter. However, our cabana door never latched properly and kept swinging open. I wouldn't necessarily consider it warm enough to sit inside with just a bathingsuit on. Needless to say we made the best of it. Our food was delicious but unfortunately our burger was not medium well whatsoever, to the point where we couldn't finish it. Abdul was phenomenal!

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  10. Jane

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been pleasantly surprised by Artisan. We never expected a hotel restaurant to have such an interesting and delightful menu and feel.

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  11. MLouise

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience and service were delightful! Food was mediocre. There were 3 in our party and we all agreed that the food (appetizers and entrees) didn't provide a flavorful experience.

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  12. BradW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The live music in the lounge while we waiting for our table was wonderful. We were seated next to the fireplace which added to this dining room ambiance. Our meals were lovely (scallops and pork).

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  13. Jilla

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic, Service was great, but it took 3 hours to have a meal. Long wait time. Yes, it was busy, but still it was too long to sit there. I would still recommend if you are looking for a fancy restaurant with a nice atmosphere.

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  14. Veedub

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service. Lovely place to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The filet mignon was delicious. The cocktails were wonderfully crafted, and the chocolate mousse was rich and decadent.

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  15. HDunlap

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Artisan was such a nice place for my wife's birthday dinner. The bread is a must get! Also, the Scallops and Cheesecake were some of the best we've had in Traverse City. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a very nice dinner.

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  16. AmandaH

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks, service and ambience were 10/10! All around fantastic! 😃

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  17. judyd

    Northern MI

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, nice ambiance, food delicious although a bit overpriced IMO

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  18. LenMiller

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and services were fantastic as always but the night was kind of ruined by another dinner who was extremely loud and using profanity. Love the Artisan just not that customer.

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  19. ShariHutch

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kicked off my husband's birthday month with some time in their Cozy Cabanas! Enjoyed a few hours of cocktails, appetizers, swimming in the warm pool, and relaxing in the sauna. Abdul provided us TOP NOTCH service and made us feel right at home! He made the experience truly memorable. Only negative feedback would be to limit children under 16 to daytime hours only, and reserve after dark hours for adults only. The kid's splashing and squealing got in the way of a completely relaxing evening by the pool.

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  20. Stef

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Celebrated a birthday - great ambiance at a table by the fireplace. Food was exquisite, service attentive…everything felt very special! Highly recommend!

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  21. TroyD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex was great!! The cozy cabana was a great experience with the family!

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  22. KimberlyP

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was great. We waited a long time for our drinks, for our appetizers and for our main meals. Our server was very apologetic. The bread basket and the roasted cauliflower appetizer were very good. Our main meals were just ok. We had the salmon and the mushroom pasta dish. They were both "meh". Portion sizes were good, but overall we found the meal over priced. We would not recommed.

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  23. rkridner2

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and we had a great time. Service is definitely a focus and they were top notch. Food was excellent. Food came out a little slowly, but otherwise it was a great experience. Food is a little overpriced, but your paying for the location.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Abdul was wonderful and very attentive. Everything from the food, ambience and service was top notch and we really enjoyed our experience in the cozy cabanas. Don’t miss the fun cocktail, the Red Dragon!

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  25. CarolR

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dirty martini was great, halibut was great, fluffy cheesecake was great but the vegetable servings were way too skimpy, especially the cauliflower. Seriously, that was a big disappointment.

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  26. DaveA

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food. (We had appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert) Great service (servers very attentive). Cozy table near fireplace. Will definitely return.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very comfortable yet very special. Local’s special was amazing.

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  28. NLawson

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love to eat, whether we cook or dine out, and Artisan is always a lovely experience. This year for our daughter’s 9th birthday, we treated her and our son to a fancy night out and Artisan made it her “best birthday ever!” From a tasty mocktail, delicious food and a surprise dessert- it was truly a magical evening for her and all of us.

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  29. NYfoodie

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this restaurant! Truly a special dining experience with artfully created food and excellent service. Very elevated experience and cuisine.

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  30. SarahK

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, the food was good but not exceptional. We did the 5 course with wine pairing. Some courses were great, others were average.

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  31. KyleS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and the service was great.

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  32. Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Halibut overdone and not flavorful. Broccoli not received timely. Scallops good. Restaurant busy. Dinner received after first rounds of wine gone. Should have offered complimentary refills.

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  33. JefferyS

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef tasting menu was perfect. Wonderful tastes and perfect portion sizes.

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  34. AaronT

    Detroit

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great as always, thank you! Will definitely be back.

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  35. EricD

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant. The food was very tasteful and the wine pairing well thought out. Very good service. I would definitely recommend it.

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  36. AndreaL

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went on NYE for dinner. We were also celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary. Our server was very nice and helpful and the food was amazing. It was definitely a great experience :)

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  37. kaye

    Grand Rapids

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Beautiful setting and great wait staff. The food was okay but not great. 3 scallops for $50 was overpriced but cooked well. $60 rack of lamb (3) didn’t taste like lamb. Bland. Disappointed when family with toddlers were seated next to us on NYE.

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  38. AdamE

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the 28 dry aged Wagyu NY Strip was 🔥

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  39. Dawn

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in TC, the food was fabulous and the service was spot on!

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  40. LonniS

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. We were all there for a special Christmas dinner. It was very special. Classy. Excellent food. High priced for sure but worth it every so often. 👍

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Artisan - Traverse City is rated 4.8 stars by 959 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Artisan - Traverse City

615 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2617

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Traverse City
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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