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Artisan - Traverse City, Traverse City, MI

Artisan - Traverse City

4.6
4.6
461 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 19 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 461 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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

    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

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional dining experience all the way around! Impressive team — management, servers, greeters, etc. Delicious appetizers, entrees and adult beverages perfectly prepared and presented. Formal dining room with relaxed atmosphere and fabulous twilight view of West Bay accented by silhouettes of sailboats coming into dock for the night. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Thank you! We will be back again soon!
  2. RD

    RueduDome

    Salt Lake City

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great setting, wonderful service. Can be a a bit loud if full.
  3. J

    Janice

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely room, wonderful food, outstanding service, highly recommend.
  4. CH

    CHARLES

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience. The food was spectacular and the service the same.
  5. JH

    JasonH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambiance and service! Highly recommend.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and atmosphere were outstanding. We can’t wait to visit again!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we were greeted until we walked out the door everything was top notch from both a service standpoint as well as food.
  8. KL

    KateL

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Hostess did not honor our reservation. Had to sit and wait for 15 minutes despite the fact there were numerous open tables.
  9. KN

    KathleenN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot!!! Can’t wait for next summer to enjoy the outdoor area!!!
  10. S

    Sandman

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another very enjoyable dining experience with Artisan. Fast becoming the go to high end spot in town. Ate outside on one of the last warm nights!
  11. MH

    MarieH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Quality of food was less than expected. The host was so friendly! Great welcome. Waterfront outdoors was best part.
  12. MA

    MARYS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was good but very limited menu with sides that a lot of people would not like, should have optional sides such as a potato or rice?
  13. JK

    JohnKirk

    Northern MI

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We spent our 41st Anniversary there with some friends. Food and service were very good. Great view.
  14. J

    Jennie

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've eaten here several times and never been disappointed.
  15. DL

    DLOR

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic views of the Bay! Exceptional service and the best Wagyu Hanger Steak I've ever had!
  16. JG

    JeffG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. Our entres took longer than usual because a large party came in before us, but I honestly didn't notice since the bread and appetizer was so good. The manager ended up comping our dessert since we had to wait a bit, which was more than generous in my opinion. Food and drink was the best I've had yet in TC.
  17. ER

    EdReview

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful time. The kitchen was a little overextended due to the packed house but our waiter handled it great. The staff was great.
  18. JM

    JM19

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Read many good reviews so we thought we’d try it. The ambiance is hard to beat. We enjoyed outdoor seating with a view of the bay and live music in the background. The service was impeccable. Our waitress JoAnn was awesome. Ordered the crudite for an appetizer & it was very good. The hanger steak was perfect but the salmon was a little bland. Would definitely return.
  19. Z

    Zimm

    Palm Springs

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent overall. Food was interesting and delicious. Trout appetizer, oysters, and a trout entree, plus a pear and greens salad and a pork belly dish, all very good. Portions are on the smaller side, so plan accordingly. Lovely setting by the bay and live music at the adjacent bar added to the ambiance. Our server (lady - can’t recall her name) was unfailingly smiling, warm, courteous, knowledgeable and professional - bravo! Artisan is expensive but worth it for the cuisine and experience. Bonus is EV charging in the hotel parking lot!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely anniversary dinner. Both the service and food was excellent. The staff went above and beyond to make our dinner feel like a special occasion. We will certainly return for future celebrations!
  21. PG

    PeggyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, exceptional ambiance. A little pricey, but worth it.
  22. M

    Mim66

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was happy we could make a reservation because we were celebrating my birthday. Very elegant dining area with a gorgeous view. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed our cocktails, main course and then dessert . We will definitely be back.
  23. 0

    01seafoodlover

    Phoenix

    192 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    192 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely new restaurant on the Bay in downtown Traverse City inside Del Mar Hotel. Delicious food, great attentive service. We will be back soon!!!
  24. C

    Chilis

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful brunch with exceptional service and breathtaking views.
  25. FN

    FabulousNightlifer

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was impeccable, the service was top, largest complaint is we were celebrating a special birthday and no one made an effort to make it special. It was in the reservation, we told the hostess, we told our server and aside from Happy Birthday there was nothing the staff did for our friend. We wanted to change our table since we were in a high traffic area but were told those tables were reserved. The lack of warmth was very disheartening. They were there to flip tables and charge your card. All in all if you’re there only for the meal with without any special experience go for it.
  26. RC

    RickC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, very knowledgeable wait staff, great venue. Will be back soon!
  27. SM

    SteveM

    Northern MI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The patio was outstanding on a Friday evening with beautiful weather. The service was very good. The food, while tasty, was very much on the skimpy side. One of our diners ordered the Duck Breast and the two small pieces were a joke for the price. It was really more of an appetizer than a meal. The sides for all of the dinners were very small and left us all wanting more. This is the second visit to The Artisan. Our first last winter was very enjoyable. This last visit, not so much.
  28. J

    Jill

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location. Beautiful view! Excellent food and service! Romantic!
  29. j

    jgirl

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent dinner. Patio dining was great with tablecloths.
  30. MJ

    MelissaJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing and Alex was so helpful in giving us recommendations on local wineries to visit the next day! Highly recommend.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    awesome dinner at a nice location! great food, very friendly staff!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Chairs are too low for the tables. Service is excellent The food is good.
  33. DM

    DavidM

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was good but service was a little slow but expected. Was seated outside without an option and was just too windy to enjoy.
  34. j

    jeffj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience beautiful view. Wonderful overall experience
  35. R

    Reyno344

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. Our server was attentive and kind. Overall a great experience. I highly recommend for a flavorful meal.
  36. AH

    AlfredH

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with very friendly and attentive staff. Food and drinks were great. If possible, I would try to dress nice. It’s a classy place.
  37. PE

    PrettyEyes

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Pork Belly! Steak was amazing and tender! Fries hot & crispy! I highly recommend
  38. H

    Hotdog

    Naples

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Food not up to usual standards Whitefish only average Chicken dry Waiter messed up order
  39. MR

    MichaelR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    We did enjoy the excellent food and service, but the noise level was loud and annoying, not "energetic". The background music was way too loud and added little to our experience. Perhaps better acoustics could have reduced the conversation noise. We were barely three feet across from each other at our table and had to almost shout in order to carry on a conversation. I don't think we would go back there again if we could find a comparable, but much quieter place.
  40. NS

    NancyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    We were seated in an are that had no water view, tables seemed close together. The service was good, food was very good to excellent.prices were about average for what would be considered fine dining. I might consider going again if I reserved a seat by the water or outside.

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 461 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 19 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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