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Artisan - Traverse City, Traverse City, MI
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Artisan - Traverse City

4.8
4.8
579 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Cozy Cabanas

    Dec 15, 2022 - Apr 2, 2023
    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 - 7:00 pm, seven days per week. Each Cabana seats up to 6 guests. Please Check in at the Artisan Host Stand. General Public • Reservations are required • Sun–Thurs: $100 F&B Min • Fri & Sat: $20/person rental fee + $100 F&B Min

Popular dishes

What 579 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Innovative

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Good for special occasions

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Lively

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    American

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Innovative

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northern Michigan

    Good for special occasions

  • Northern Michigan

    Lively

  • Northern Michigan

    American

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the “cozy cabana” and it was so much fun! We ordered the charcuterie tray ahead of time and it was there ready and waiting when we arrived to the cabana. Our server was timely and great and also gave us our space to enjoy the 93 degree pool and time to relax. We both got the burgers and the jam is delicious! Can’t wait to be back!
  2. KS

    KurtS

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine. Intimate, but cozy. All staff, and I mean everyone is looking out to make sure your dining experience is outstanding.
  3. K

    Kriket

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Artisan salad was terrific. Lobster roll was a big disappointment. Kitchen seemed to be having a problem as the wait between the salad and the main course was very long. They tried to make up by supplying a huge amount of French fries with the lobster roll. The wait staff was very friendly and the ambiance is great. I won’t write Artisan off, just won’t ever order the lobster roll again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Overall we had a lot of fun and we’d recommend. My only complaint is that the food choices are slim and quality is so-so.
  6. GG

    GGBF

    Northern MI

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb from hostess to service. Fantastic cocktails and fresh unique dishes. Lovely can’t wait to return!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner before the theater. Everyone from the hostess to the waiter was very polite, attentive and hospitable. The food was spectacular. Setting modern and and upscale but comfortable. Will definitely be dining at The Artisan again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner! Giovanni hosted us and was exceptional explaining the menu expertly and attending to all of our needs. The seasonal cocktails were amazing and all of our food was delicious. I would highly recommend the halibut but was also impressed by the scallops with risotto and the daily special of curry vegetables. Thanks again for an excellent experience
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Amazing service, great food and drink options and a wonderful experience!
  10. TM

    TimM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time we've been to Artisan in as many months. It is a beautiful setting and the food is outstanding. We really love this restaurant; it is a great addition to the Traverse City culinary scene.
  11. AV

    AnthonyV

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and attentive service. Highly recommend for a date night!
  12. MP

    MelissaP

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We cannot recommend this restaurant enough. World class service whether you are dining indoors, outdoors by the water, or renting a cozy cabana by the pool. A TC gem. Staff is amazing.
  13. AL

    AndreaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate dinner in one of the cozy cabanas and it was so nice! Food and drinks were great, our server was very sweet, and the heated pool was amazing. Such a good experience!
  14. WB

    3WilsonBs

    Jackson Hole

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious surprise in TVC! Service was outstanding and the food amazing. Glad we found a reservation here. I only wish we there when it was light because I am sure the view is stunning.
  15. AT

    AaronT

    Detroit

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent!
  16. JB

    JillB

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dorin and the Artisan crew have done it again! Another delicious meal with personalized and impeccable service!
  17. I

    Imfromhere

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always have a great time here, friendly staff, good food, and beautiful space. We love the winter cabanas.
  18. LH

    LisaH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with amazing food. Highly recommend!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I ate here for NYE. Was a La Carte menu for this evening and choices were great. Had good evening out for dinner before late night NYE party. Would go back, maybe stay at hotel as well.
  20. BA

    BobA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant & excellent service. Artisan is a "must do" while in the TC area!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Delamar is our favorite place to getaway close to home, the quality of the seasonal food selections & craft cocktails are always delicious and inventive. This was our second New Year’s Eve at the Artisan and it did not disappoint. We had the filet and it was tender enough to cut with a fork. Alex, our server was attentive and made our experience a little more special. We always choose to dine in the lounge area, it’s more intimate and a little bit quieter. We had brunch on the next day and enjoyed every bite, the Eggs Benny is phenomenal. We enjoy trying the new craft cocktails that change seasonally. James takes amazing care of us and elevates our experience with his charm and humor. He has been there since day one and we always look forward to an evening at the bar. We do miss the former mixologist John, he was a delight and really seemed to enjoy making us something new to try.
  22. J

    Joni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful dinner with my parents . The food was absolutely perfect.. fresh, tasty and perfectly prepared. To top it out, we had an amazing, professional waitress , Victoria along with all of the other staff. Very nice way to spend New Year’s Eve! Thank you Artisan!
  23. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to the Artisan and we were incredibly pleased. The service was on point, our server knew the menu in and out and was able to quickly offer us recommendations on the drinks, meals and local activities. Would recommend trying this place out- we will definitely be back.
  24. JS

    JenniS

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lamb ragu was amazing as was the chef’s taste! Love the views at this place too!
  25. CF

    CathyF

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot say enough about the amazing experience we had celebrating my husband’s birthday. The service and attention to detail was amazing. And the food was incredible!
  26. MG

    MatthewG

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant with good food and service and cozy atmosphere. A bit pricey and not a lot of options on the menu but overall good.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over all wonderful food and service
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience! Can’t wait to go again and try something new.
  29. j

    jcaestecker

    Orange County

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our holiday dinner with family just after Christmas was likely the best we've ever had in Northern Michigan. Our appetizers were tasty and inventive, while our seafood and meat entrees were outstanding. Our server, Joanna, was cheerful and charming as well as highly knowledgeable about every single item on the menu. We've been in her care twice now and have been highly impressed each time. This restaurant is superb in every way.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great drinks as always. We stop here every time we vacation in TC.
  31. MG

    MarkG

    Northern MI

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service is very professional and timely. Atmosphere is great. Food is very good, high quality and just a touch pricey (but what isn’t?) Management is always present and approachable. One of the top tables in our area. Great for special occasions but you don’t need one to go. Have been here a number of times and it’s always been very good.
  32. t

    tjdj

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Awesome service and food. Just extremely expensive for even Traverse City!
  33. JB

    JillB

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing every time!
  34. BM

    BigMamaSpud

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family had a 3-course Christmas evening dinner at Artisan, our first time there. The food was delicious, there were vegetarian options, more than one delightful surprise, and festive cocktail and beverage options. I'd say the only disappointment was the after dinner coffee was not as tasty as the rest of the meal, but otherwise Artisan gets an "A" from us for food and service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Artisan has a wonderful ambiance, friendly staff and delicious food!
  36. M

    Michele

    Northern MI

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Nice atmosphere. Food was very good but expensive, so we went for a special holiday dinner The dress code on our reservation said business casual, so we didn't expect people there wearing old jeans, logo tshirts and backwards baseball caps.
  37. MF

    MikeF

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    It was a lovely venue for Christmas dinner, we appreciated those who had to work. The staff was friendly, albeit a bit absent towards the end of the meal. Although tasty, all three of our meals were only lukewarm. For the price ($380 @ three meals), it should have been spot-on.
  38. e

    elizabethf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I thought the days of good food and service were loooong gone! Not here! Exceptional Everything! Especially our waitress! Appeared at the right time, didn't interrupt our conversation, was polite, and efficient! Food came out hot and SO good!! Yes i would recommend Artisan!
  39. MP

    MikeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our three course Christmas Eve dinner was perfect. The rack of lamb and the pistachio walleye were excellent.
  40. j

    judyd

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meals and service at the Artisan always stellar!

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 579 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 27 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

    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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