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Artisan - Traverse City, Traverse City, MI

Artisan - Traverse City

4.8
4.8
1004 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 23 times today

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
  • Executive chef
    Sarah Bobier
  • Neighborhood
    Traverse City
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,004 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 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 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 Ambiance

  • Northern Michigan

    Good for business meals

  • 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

1,004 Reviews
  1. ThomasJ

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommended. Food and service was phenomenal

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re in the area you don’t want to miss this opportunity. Excellent in every way.

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  3. RickD

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great environment, excellent food. Will return in the future.

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  4. Foodie

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambience, service and cuisine. Whitefish chowder was delicious and walleye and chicken kefir both had incredible blend of spices.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service , nice atmosphere, two top table was way too small and made things slightly uncomfortable.

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  6. GNC54

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best omlette and eggs Benedict . Coupled with great attention from servers.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I cannot say enough about the customer service we received before and during our dining experience at The Artisan. We had reservations at The Delamar for my daughter’s 10th birthday. We wanted to eat at The Artisan, but I didn’t see many kid friendly options on the menu so I reached out via e-mail to inquire. The general manager called me and left me a voicemail explaining that they had some kid friendly options. He followed up with an e-mail and told me to let him know if she had any special requests. All of the staff went above and beyond to make her feel special for her birthday dinner. From the balloons at the table, a custom birthday entree, and dessert. The filet was absolutely delicious as well. You don’t come across customer service like this often - we were blown away! We will definitely be back.

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  8. BigTenPam

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was their first Sunday brunch service and the nailed it! Handled our large party of 10 very well. Excellent, well-paced service and great food.

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  9. JoanS

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the last time for the Thursday two course and a glass of wine special. I wish there were one more choice . They were both really heavy. I loved the wine.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Call ahead to see if you can reserve a table with a view of the lake. The restaurant looked empty when we arrived, and we were showed to a booth in the back of the restaurant, with no view. When I asked if we could get anything closer, I was told in order to get a table with a view, I needed to make my reservation at an earlier date.

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  11. RobertC

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service. Beautiful setting. Excellent food. Already planning for the next time.

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  12. David

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been there 3 times in the last 3 months. EVERYTHING we have eaten has been EXCEPTIONAL! It’s little more $ than we normally spend on a night out, but keep trying to think of things to celebrate to go there! Definitely our favorite place in TC. The staff is trained to make you feel special! A delightful experience every time!!!!

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  13. sarah

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was great but a few hiccups with ordering…no one said “burger night” or that burgers didn’t come w fries so some colleagues were disappointed

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  14. TCMama

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place will knock your socks off! The food has been outstanding every time we've come and the service is top-notch. This past visit was for my husband's birthday and they took such nice care of us and made it a special night. I might even venture to say it's better than The Boathouse on its best night.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a fantastic dinner at Artisan. This may have been my best meal in T.C. The halibut was excellent as were the scsllops.

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  16. JRA1

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, delicious food that was very well plated & presented and superb service.

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  17. JulieG

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very attentive staff. Good food. Rushed service. Would have liked more time between courses. Felt rushed.

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  18. NMD24

    Grand Rapids

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We rented a cabana, pool side for dinner. Everything was perfect! The hot cocoa bar was fun! The only thing that could have made the night better was being able to order off the entire Artisan menu. I wanted the filet mignon but that was not on the menu that is specific to the cabana rentals. Giovanni was awesome. He was on top of bringing us drinks while we relaxed in the pool. He made the experience better with his attentiveness and friendliness. We already can’t want to go back!

    1 person found this helpful

  19. Jeannie

    Greater Boston

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are regulars at the Artisan and have been going there for a very long time. We usually really like it but the food this time was less than good. Each of us had halibut found it dry sauce we put on it had a funny taste. One of us ordered the short rib Ragu, and said it was short on meat and the sauce was liquidy. The service was impeccable, as always, which is why we gave it a four and one of us got the. Steak and really liked it. We are hoping it was an off night and willing to give it another try

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  20. GailF

    Northern MI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I rented a cabana next to the heated pool for 4 of us. The pool was great after a group of kids left. We kept getting a football thrown at our cabana. The cabanas could use some improvement.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. KarenN

    Northern MI

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So impressed with the whole experience at Atisan. Food is always spot on. Service is impeccable.

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  22. JakeV

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Giovanni was awesome. We make sure we stop here everytime we are in Traverse City. My daughter ordered a burger and it was rare (ordered medium well), didn't have to say anything. Our server saw it and ran it back to the kitchen to refire it and took it off the bill. Couldn't ask for anything more regarding food and service.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jennifer was a wonderful server, and our food and drinks were the highlight of our stay.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m a local and was unsure, but was blown away especially by the service. Food and view is amazing, will totally go back.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The cabana was adorable and we had great service. The hotel front desk made it sound as though the cabana service came with our hotel room but I ended up being charged $90 dollars for it. Never would have made a reservation had I known that.

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  26. NorthvilleSusan

    Northern MI

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the extra touches...served food at once by two servers, complimentary bite to start us off, described food when served, replaced silverware, etc. Extra friendly and great food.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Chef Sara is very talented.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was delicious. The service was very slow. Wait staff very professional so we’re assuming there was a problem in the kitchen getting the orders out. Lon wait between courses.

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  29. AmyE

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous restaurant week menu! Food and service were wonderful. Beautiful touches like fried capers in the Caesar salad. Sauces were all excellent. I had the duck confit and my husband had the salmon - both beautifully prepared. The chef stopped at our table and she is a delight!

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  30. kcmaster

    Kansas City

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for restaurant week, the food was excellent, each of our courses were good sized, the sauces and ingredients were a little unique giving the food a little different flair. The service was great, attentive but never pushy. A great experience overall.

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  31. ToniS

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and atmosphere. Cozy dining setting, with fireplace.

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  32. Brook23

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Seated in bar instead of main dining area which likely would have improved rating.

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  33. lauraf

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our visit was spurred by Restaurant Week- We WILL be back! Our server, Kate, 10 stars out of 5!

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  34. MrsT

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was lovely! First stop at restaurant week was great. I got the cocktail shrimp (delicious although wish I had some cocktail sauce), short rib was extremely flavorful, and cheese cake was excellent. The prisoner wine was enjoyable as well.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Artisan. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We will return.

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  36. MarshaA

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and exceptionally personable staff. Always a wonderful dining experience.

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  37. Dave

    Northern MI

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    TCRW PEI oysters were excellent. Ceasar salad was great. I had salmon and it was properly cooked and very mild in flavor for salmon (non-salmony). Wife had short ribs which she liked, I thought the meat was a little dry and the rootbeer sweetness too much. Wife liked the salt-caramel on the cheese cake. Caramel was too much sweetness for me but I liked the cheesecake. The pineapple cake was a nice bite.

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  38. DawnW

    Northern MI

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant week menu was good but we didn’t know that would be the menu when we made the reservation . There were some other options, however. Maitake dish was disappointing but short rib, duck & salmon were all great .

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  39. Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noise level was bad. Could not hear others speak. Food was excellent except salmon was quite overdone for one of our party. Disappointing, but Giovanni, our server, was outstanding and made evening experience quite nice.

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  40. AlexR

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had so much fun in the cabana. James and his crew were attentive and provided great service. The only downside was the number of kids initially - lots of noise and the pool was crowded until after 9pm when it started quieting down a bit.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Artisan - Traverse City is rated 4.8 stars by 1004 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 23 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
    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
  • Executive chef
    Sarah Bobier
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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