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Artisan - Traverse City, Traverse City, MI

Artisan - Traverse City

4.6
4.6
378 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 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 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

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What 378 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Hot Spot

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for Lunch

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Outdoor Dining

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    American

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northern Michigan

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan

    Hot Spot

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for Lunch

  • Northern Michigan

    Outdoor Dining

  • Northern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Northern Michigan

    American

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. MM

    MarcusM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Some of the best service I ever had! They treated my wife and I like royalty. I will definitely be back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service
  3. AB

    AnnaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a FANTASTIC night! I marked that we were there for a special occasion (mini moon following wedding) and we got champagne and dessert as a wonderful treat! View was great, pasta and cod were delicious, drinks were excellent! Our night was truly perfect!
  4. PR

    PeterR

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It appeared that they were short staffed. The soup was very good but the entree’s were a little off. Two in our group ordered scallops and they turned out to be very very salty. My pork chop was good but it could’ve really used a cherry or apricot chutney. It didn’t come with a vegetable other than a purée that tasted like broccoli that was swirled on the plate. The desert was extremely small for the price. We’ll give it one more try.
  5. GI

    GayleI

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The view was beautiful and we had a great waitperson. I thought the food was good, not great.
  6. BD

    BilD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our anniversary dinner was wonderful. This was our first time at Artisan and the setting was perfect We sat outside with the bay as our view. The wine and chowder were excellent. We anticipated more local fish offerings for main course but they were off the menu Sunday night. We had the salmon and cod. The fish was done perfect but the accompaying flavors were uneventful. We expected something different and unique from other top restaurants in area. I would keep one local fish on the menu if you take walleye off like fresh whitefish or trout. Overall, worth the value and was a memorable 40th celebration.
  7. L

    Looking

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful space, good service. Brunch menu was limited. Food good but not outstanding. Due to this the value was moderate only.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, creative menu, delicious meal - winning combo.
  9. MS

    MelissaS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I thought our service was amazing and the food was very good. It is a high end restaurant and can always reach for more
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, wonderful view and the food was excellent.
  11. DM

    DavidM

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful but limited menu. Natural, local ingredients, plated beautifully and paired well.
  12. S

    Steve

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was excellent, and the atmosphere is elegant, but we waited a good 25 minutes for a waitress and that set the tone for the rest of the experience. Water was spilled on my wife along with hot soup when it was poured into her bowl. Waitress knew things weren't going smoothly and kept apologizing but didn't really make an effort to correct things until the very end as she said that dessert was going to be on the house. Interestingly, there was a manager making the rounds but he avoided our table. We really expected a better experience as this is a fairly expensive restaurant.
  13. f

    foodie

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the evening. Our waiter Roshane was outstanding: please ask for him!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was top notch as usual! The strawberry shallot mignonette with the fresh oysters was especially lovely. The cod was delicately delicious. The soffrito pasta was a mosaic of freshness. The hearty cauliflower steak was devoured like a prime rib-eye. 😉 The panna cotta was divine. This place outdoes itself on each visit—-been here five times now. Service from Jaqueline tonight was superb. Hoping not too many people find out about this place. Still haven’t eaten on the deck—that’s next!
  15. B

    Bourguignon

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Professional service, well sourced and prepared food, delightful ambiance.
  16. AI

    AnnI

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We were seated on the patio which is lovely. Our table had an umbrella which could be adjusted, as needed. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive to just the right degree. Salmon and walleye dishes were very good. The pasta dish was ok-could have used more burrata and snap peas. We missed the sundae that used to be on the menu. The almond cake was fine but nothing special.
  17. J

    Jossea

    St. Louis

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional dining venue with well executed cuisine and a great beverage program. Attentive and accommodating service staff. Highly recommended.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We were in a mother/daughter trip to TC. We made a reservation, but our table wasn’t ready right away. We sat outside for awhile enjoying the beautiful evening. A short time later we were called into our table. We ordered drinks right away, but service was very, very slow. I’ve never had to wait that long for a glass of wine before. Food was brought out more quickly and everything was delicious. Our server didn’t check back on us until we were finished. Despite the slow service, I would recommend this restaurant for special occasions.
  19. CD

    CliffD

    Essex

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This restaurant is in a beautiful location on Lake Michigan near traverse city. The service was excellent. The food was nicely prepared although the menus was a limited. Overall a very nice experience for a special occasion
  20. BF

    BethF

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was very good. The restaurant was very loud.
  21. RE

    RobE

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a reservation for two at 6:30 arrived at 6:20 and we were seated immediately. We each had the Great Lakes Chowder is was very good and the serving was quite large. I had the scallops my wife had the Strozzapreti ala soffrito. The Scallops were the best I’ve ever had. She really enjoyed her dish. Atmosphere was great, a little noisy as there wasn’t any open table. Overall a great dining experience. Definitely one of the top 5 in the area.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was top notch
  23. n

    nightowl

    Cleveland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our fourth time to Artisan. Once again the food was creative, fresh, and delicious. This restaurant is such a beautiful place without being stuffy. The views are gorgeous even on a cloudy windy day. Our server, Gio, did a fantastic job. He is knowledgeable about the menu and attentive. Can’t wait to go back again when we visit in the fall.
  24. KP

    KimberlyP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was and food were great
  25. L

    Laura

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    While Artisan is a pretty venue for summer outdoor dining, the menu prices are overblown. Too bad.
  26. JJ

    JimJ

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall wonderful experience! Great food, service, ambiance & view! Best in TC by far!
  27. RS

    RussellS

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic farm to table dining. Giovanni was extremely attentive and knowledgeable without being obtrusive. Great view of the water during sunset to top it off! Couldn’t get better!
  28. BG

    BrianG

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were not familiar with Artisan until we stumbled across it on OpenTable - and we are glad we did. Everything we ordered was excellent and our server did a great job as well!
  29. JR

    JaceR

    Northern MI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    2 hours for the food to arrive is not something we look forward to paying top dollar for. Now we know.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely upscale ambiance overlooking the bay. Excellent service for 90% of the time, but fell apart toward the end as we waited too long for dessert and the check. Main courses, Walleye and veal chop were delicious - best ever. Almond cake dessert was decadent. Cheesecake was “deconstructed” and shouldn’t have been called a cheesecake. Tasty but we were disappointed. Regardless, overall we thoroughly enjoyed our evening, the meal and friendly service. And will definitely go again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was excellent.
  32. BM

    BMSChi

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The restaurant itself is good. However, they sat a large group of drunk men behind who was loud and profane, ruining our evening. Unfortunately, the manager on duty seemed to want to join in rather than quiet them down. The low point was when they crudely rated four women’s physiques as they walked by on their way back to the adjoining hotel. They ruined several diners' evenings and yet the manager was joining in on some of the jokes. We will not be back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and great ambiance!!! Best date night
  34. LM

    LauraM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The ambience was beautiful, the food was good and it had a very nice outdoor patio
  35. BM

    BonnieM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Artisan outside on the patio overlooking Grand Traverse Bay. Our cocktails were perfection and the wine was delicious. I’m still thinking about my scrumptious heirloom tomato carpaccio and the best walleye I’ve had in some time. Rick, our waiter, couldn’t have been any better.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Really really good food… apps to entrees to desserts. Outdoor patio and water views made it an overall top notch experience.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, knowledgeable staff that were very friendly and accommodating with our family of 6. The food was delicious!
  38. E

    Eric

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Reasonable wine list. Good menu. Great food and service as good as you could expect with help shortage. Wonderful view with both inside and outside tables. Good vegetarian options.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It is a lovely place with great views. The food was good but rather expensive. Nevertheless, we had a great time.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the most amazing time at Artisan for my birthday! I can’t wait to visit again!

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 4.6 stars by 378 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 44 times today
Google Map for Artisan - Traverse City

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Traverse City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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