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Artisan - Traverse City, Traverse City, MI

Artisan - Traverse City

4.7
4.7
518 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

11:00 PM


Booked 18 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 518 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 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

    Scenic View

  • 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

    Scenic View

  • Northern Michigan

    American

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. M

    Meboro

    Naples

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, ambiance and service A+++
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambience and meal for our anniversary dinner!
  3. JJ

    JimJ

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An overall wonderful evening…. Food, service, ambience outstanding!
  4. SB

    SBlady

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and very efficient, pleasant service.
  5. LC

    LeeC

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and the service was attentive without being overbearing. Would have preferred a lower volume on the music but it was not overly loud.
  6. FJ

    FrankJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was attentive without being obtrusive. Waiter was assisted, when necessary, by other members of the staff who were pleasant and helpful. Food was tasty and there was no undue wait between courses. The manager stopped to ask about our experience and was genuinely concerned to find out our opinion, not just making an obligatory stop as is often the case. We were there on Thanksgiving, which is a difficult time for restaurants to get everything right and done timely. Artisan did.
  7. L

    Love

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, service was great, food and beverages delicious.
  8. WW

    WesW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner out. Every part of the evening was first class.
  9. h

    healthnut

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and the service was outstanding!
  10. d

    debbied

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Artisan was a wonderful place to celebrate my birthday. Thank you...I had a great time
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were impeccable! The perfect place to celebrate our early family Thanksgiving.
  12. JF

    JamesF

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening! Food amazing with good service and ambiance. Can't wait ro go back!
  13. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service a d attention to detail! Food was outstanding!
  14. LM

    LindaM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, extremely friendly staff and excellent service. The food was delicious. Unique cocktails and a nice wine list.
  15. BB

    BradBickle

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is wonderful with amazing staff - always an elegant but not to fussy dining experience - every time
  16. JM

    JessicaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, cocktails, and food - HIGHLY recommended!
  17. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed being seated in the'tavern'....upscale but casual. Wait staff were attentive, polite, friendly. Artisan Burger is a nice take on a standard and the trout dish want delicious and inventive.
  18. u

    uscbam21

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable dinner experience and will return next time in TC. The wagyu was delicious and so were the wife’s scallops.
  19. TM

    TimM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Kim is outstanding. Kind, knowledgeable, no pressure. Very nice night out. The restaurant is a little loud though
  20. TH

    TalbotH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was not overwrought or precious; good choices, true local ingredients, well-prepared. Excellent value - and the staff were all exceedingly polite, professional and cool. Recommended for people who care - and are willing to pay for - good locavore food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience all around. The staff was attentive and thoughtful throughout the meal. Food was great, ambiance was great, staff was great! Would come again.
  22. B

    Bread

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Delicious food. We will for sure be back!
  23. KB

    KennethB

    Grand Rapids

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Sadly, in a restaurant that wasn’t that full we were seated at a small 2 top, next to some guys animatedly discussing business. Why we had to crowd in by them when in our over two hours there other tables didn’t fill up I don’t know. Service stared strong,but we got forgotten for 20 plus minutes after the appetizer and before we received our soup. People who came in and ordered after us were leaving when we received our entrees. For a $200.00 dinner for two, with only two glasses of wine. Seating could have been better, the table wobbled (we didn’t mention it but the staff came over and put a wedge under one of the legs, which didn’t stay) , and the service pace got out of wack and never recovered.
  24. f

    foodie2013

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, upscale dinner. We enjoyed the live music from the bar.
  25. L

    Lizzie01

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends recommended Artisan and we agree, it’s fantastic! We were headed to an event at the City Opera House and we were assured we’d get there on time. We had a thorough review of the menu by our very competent server and were delighted with the results. Lovely, fresh oysters to start, Hanger Steak (perfectly prepared) and a wonderful Lamb Ragout with pasta. Good wine selection. The room is very warm and inviting. We’ll definitely be back. If I could give the server additional stars, I would! 😘
  26. VG

    VickiG

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a perfect experience at Artisan on October 29. After being greeted by the friendly hostess, we were seated at a lovely table in front of the fireplace. Our server, Victoria, came promptly to the table and took our drink order. She told us that there were three orders of scallops left in the kitchen, and that if we wanted one, she would reserve it. I appreciated this because that is the entree I wanted. A pet peeve of mine when dining out is to choose something from the menu, attempt to order it, only to have the server say “ we’re out of that!” My husband and I each had the acorn squash bisque, which was delicious served with chopped apples and almonds. He had the duck breast and I had the aforementioned scallops with pumpkin risotto. We each thought our meals were outstanding. This was our second visit to Artisan. On our last visit, we waited a very long time between the appetizers and entrees. The service has greatly improved so all in all I can say that the atmosphere, service, and food have now made Artisan one of our favorite restaurants in Traverse City. We are finding that some of the long established restaurants in the area are resting on their laurels, not updating menus ( which Artisan does every month) and are content with average to poor service and mediocre food. I highly recommend Artisan and hope that after this glowing review I will be able to get a table for our next visit!
  27. A

    Alin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice, quiet restaurant at Delamar hotel. Very nice selection of drinks and exceptional food. This was our second time here, and we will be back next time in Traverse City. I highly recommend making a reservation as the restaurant is busy.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience, food, and service was outstanding! Very personable and tailed services for all occasions!
  29. GN

    GNC54

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a business lunch meeting. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Food quality and presentation excellent.
  30. J

    Joher

    Naples

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Giovanni, was very knowledgeable about the menu and was very good about giving us the time we needed before ordering to catch up with our friends. Everything from the appetizers to the main courses was great! The ambiance was very conducive to chatting with friends and taking our time on a great dinner! We will definitely be back!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely setting, meal, cocktails. Service was impeccable—server, bartender clearly love their job, love the food they produce and is proud to be part of artisan team.
  32. LS

    LauraS

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great choice for our anniversary celebration! Our server, Victoria, was attentive, personable and very knowledgeable about the menu. The atmosphere was relaxed. We enjoyed all courses and didn’t feel rushed. Food was delicious! We will definitely go back.
  33. T

    Traveler

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It is good but I expected something more refined and original
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service was terrific, the food very good, although a bit salty. The service and attention to guests is outstanding, without being intrusive.
  35. L

    Lisa

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food!!!! Highly recommend!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. My wife and I were celebrating our marriage and this place was perfect. Very professional.
  37. KM

    KarenM

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good wine list and excellent service. Four good friends celebrating a birthday dinner. Giovanni was a terrific waiter and the entire staff was helpful and friendly. This was my second visit and my friends first. We will definitely be e!
  38. RN

    RichardN

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful dinner. Family all liked their meals
  39. NC

    NC2TC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Service, Delicious Food and Wonderful Atmosphere. Thank you for being open on Sunday and we loved the music!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Great atmosphere and food, server not so much. He seems bothered by most requests and acted as he knew everything in a put off kinda way. Hard to get a drink refill too. Would like to go back I. The future but pups pass on the server.

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 4.7 stars by 518 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 18 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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