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Artisan - Traverse City, Traverse City, MI

Artisan - Traverse City

4.8
4.8
672 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 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm 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

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What 672 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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Ambiance

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Good for business meals

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Innovative

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Hot spot

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Romantic

  • 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

    Best Ambiance

  • Northern Michigan

    Good for business meals

  • Northern Michigan

    Innovative

  • Northern Michigan

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan

    Hot spot

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan

    Good for special occasions

  • Northern Michigan

    Lively

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. RobertP

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining experience at Artisan in Traverse City was a pleasant surprise. Chef Sarah Bobier is an amazing Chef. Our dinner was something we would expect in NYC not Traverse City. Every course was just spectacular! We will be back often!
  2. FoodFace

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have loved every morsel of food I've ever eaten here. As a frequent visitor to Traverse City, I always make sure to visit Artisan. The servers, bartenders, and hosts create such a welcoming atmosphere that the decadent decor and menu never seem overwhelming or pretentious. If you are able to sit on the patio and catch a sunset, I highly recommend taking the opportunity.
  3. Jmarie

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traverse City local that wanted a special dinner and was not disappointed. Amazing evening down to every detail.
  4. Jason

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Decent food with a great view. Nice for a special occasion dining experience.
  5. Francie

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Artisan has been my favorite restaurant for the last couple of years. The service is still excellent, the views are incredible, a comfortable and quiet atmosphere but the food was a huge disappointment this time around. We expect to pay more for this amazing location but it was worth it when the food was also amazing. Now it's expensive with mediocre food. :-(
  6. Chuck

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was over the top with the server checking in with us every 55 to 10 mins. The food was excellent with wonderful spices. The presentations were also excellent. We especially liked the zucchini and summer squash served like melon balls and seasoned to perfection.
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Mediocre at best. Has great potential, but lacks quality in too many areas.
  8. Wheatgerm

    Northern MI

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still savoring the tomato bisque with skewered grill cheese and the lamb burger.
  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 10 year’s Anniversary. They took to the patio table which was kind of their private beach and the view was amazing. In addition they served free deserts for three of us. I liked the cheese cake very much! We will definitely go back there!
  10. JonathanM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great time on the water. Great food. Great service. Would return
  11. JeanneI

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is very fresh and everything I've ever ordered is cooked to perfection.
  12. ShanaA

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service! Delicious and fresh food. Loved the chowder and salmon.
  13. VickiG

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another great experience at Artisan on May 20. Food and service were perfect and the view of the bay is beautiful. Our request for seating is always honored and reservations are well managed. This has become one of our favorite restaurants in Traverse City, and with a menu that changes monthly, there is always something new to try. Highly recommended.
  14. Garett

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Great service! The use of as much local produce possible is a major plus. Cocktails are top notch.
  15. JamieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dining experience! Just what we needed on our weekend away. We will be back!
  16. Steve

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Seems to keep getting better. Fantastic menu for Mother’s Day dinner. One of the best in town for ambiance. Service was great.
  17. TobemanFL

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another great meal at Artisan - don't be fooled that since it's in a hotel that it's not a top-quality restaurant, because it is! We went on Mother's Day dinner and it was obvious they had been busy for lunch because it was "all-hands-on-deck" during dinner service. Despite that, the staff was professional and friendly, and it was clear everyone was chipping in to make the experience perfect. The meal was exceptional, with specific shout-outs for the Salmon entree with zucchini and the fluffy cheesecake. While the room can get a little busy and like most good restaurants these days it is a little pricey, the outside deck should open shortly and the view is amazing. Enjoy your time in TC and definitely put the Artisan on your dinner plans.
  18. DebbieG

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was quite good overall except the crab corn soup was a bit disappointing in flavor. It would have been nice to have a view of the water from the restaurant itself, but the lounge area has a nice view. The cane chairs were uncomfortable but most of the seating had cushions. The service was great.
  19. Lillyjo

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We should have known better than to book dinner on Mothers' Day. The limited price fixed menu was a red flag as was the slower than normal service. The food was very good although the pricing was very, very high. The wine pairing was disappointing because the serving size was very small. We've been to The Artisan twice before and really enjoyed it but I'm not sure we'll return the next time we're in Traverse City.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great Mothers Day menu. Highly recommend for special occasions.
  21. AnnaL

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to Artisan’s Mother’s Day dinner with two other women who no longer had their mothers and whose children were not in the area. We were seated at a table with a beautiful view of the bay. Felicia was our primary waitstaff and she did an incredible job of getting our food out at exactly the right time; we never felt rushed nor did we feel like we were waiting for anything. Our food was delicious and the presentation was appealing. The restaurant manager inquired about our experience a couple of times and presented each of us with a beautiful red rose toward the end of our meal. We all agreed it was a wonderful experience and we will return.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    Veneto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Mother’s Day. We were greeted with kindness that continued throughout the entire day visit. There was a prefixed menu with lots of this delicious options, including wine pairings; everything we had was cooked to perfection. I keep telling everyone how generous the portion of lobster was on my lobster Benedict. I was also impressed by the respect that the servers and staff gave to my young daughter. My mother-in-law has not been there since the renovation and was floored by how elegant everything is now the whole day was topped off by each mother at the tables, getting a beautiful rose. It was a great experience, and we will return. 
  23. Renae

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, excellent and professional service in a beautiful setting.
  24. SherylS

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience is very tasteful and the view of the bay is spectacular! The food is delicious and plated beautifully. We always enjoy our dinner experience at The Artisan. We will definitely be back.
  25. ScaryJim

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Artisan prepares food at a level above the vast majority of restaurants, even other supposedly fine dining establishments. The chef knows what he is doing. My wife and I have gone twice in seven days and every bite of every item ordered is unassailable in terms of flavor and execution.
  26. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every aspect of the experience was exceptional. Wagu streak entree was perfectly done. Service was prompt and professional.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner was wonderful. Food and service was amazing. Definitely will be back
  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The anniversary dinner was delightful. Outstanding food as always. Have been there many times. View of the bay at sunse made it special
  29. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had Tegan serve us in a cabana for my birthday. It was lovely. Thank you so much!
  30. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is always friendly, attentive and accommodating. The food is delicious!
  31. WindyCity

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner and our server Alex did a fantastic job. He made it an excellent dining experience. We will definitely be back.
  32. KentW

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great job by all!! Great staff!! Thanks Alex and Kim.
  33. AprilS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Great servers, food was delicious, a little pricy for our taste but i will definitely come again for 50% off wine night.
  34. Nancyanne

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice variety with menu. Everyone was pleased with their meal. Amazing views. Blake Eliot us a fabulous performer.
  35. chelseah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience; our server at the cabana was outstanding and made us feel very welcome. The rental was a blast and we can't wait to do this again next winter!
  36. LauraH

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anna was fantastic! Kate is amazing! Overall a wonderful staff! It was beautiful all the way around
  37. JaniceN

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter; was a terrific experience. We felt like VIP’s.
  38. CharlotteA

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quickly becoming a favorite spot in TC. Food and service has always been excellent. Love the patio.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter lunch was absolutely amazing! Geo was excellent and knowledgeable of the menu
  40. CaroleB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I must admit, I was surprised at the cost! $85. for a 3-course meal is a lot of money. The food was delicious and our server was very nice, and efficient. But, I can't figure out why it was worth $85.!!

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 672 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 31 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

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 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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