Artisan - West Hartford

4.6
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554 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
ARTISAN celebrates the theme of craftsmanship, combining 18th Century classic Scandinavian design with New England-inspired farm-to-table seasonal cuisine, artfully prepared by Executive Chef and Partner Frederic Kieffer.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OUTSIDE IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASED ON THE RESERVATION TIME.

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4.6
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4.5
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LindaG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasure to dine out for lunch on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio at night is absolutely gorgeous and charming! Definitely recommend the outdoor seating for summer

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MelissaF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great. Would be awesome with some heaters outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time. The outside is absolutely beautiful. The drinks were the best I’ve had in forever and the lobster roll was very fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday lunch for my wife! They do an excellent job during the pandemic to ensure safety.

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vipMrMeowMeow
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The outdoor space was fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally get out and have a proper cocktail celebration

KR
vipKaylanR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

PB
vipPaulB
Tulsa
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine outdoors. Gourmet with excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, beautiful outdoor patio

NJ
NinaJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely setting Artisan has created on the expanded patio. Well done considering the new normal.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both enjoyed our service and the quality of the food that was served. We were celebrating our anniversary and our server brought our an assortment of sorbets with a sparkler !! We will definitely return soon !!

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vipttom
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner and drinks. Our server Michele was great. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We will definitely be back soon.

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MatthewE
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great and attentive service. Nice outside setting although the “newer” section on dirt is a little lacking - but understandable.

Food was wonderfully tasteful and exquisitely presented. Would only add more color of vegetables as the only con.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Artisan was our first date night meal after outdoor dining reopened and it was great! They were organized and clean with prompt and friendly service. I saw the hostess wiping down tables and chairs in between customers and it was beautiful in the garden!

JT
vipJanetT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great outdoor space. Very enjoyable evening.

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Amazing
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor atmosphere around!

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YogiFoodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, service, and ambiance. This is a classy place with beautiful outdoor seating in West Hartford Center.

JM
JenniferM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was literally the best meal I have had in the longest time! I ordered the salmon and my boyfriend had the hanger steak. My salmon was incredible however his steak was amazing - literally the tastiest steak, and I am a picky steak eater;)

I live closer to the Artisan in Southport so I was going to take my mom for dinner on Saturday night JUST for the hanger steak, but unfortunately, it was not on the menu. Maybe look into getting that dish in Southport, as I would be visiting very frequently!

Thanks again for a wonderful evening:)
Best, Jennifer

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Latasha
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had the most wonderful date night on the most beautiful outdoor space in West Hartford. Our experience from start to finish was perfect. Our server was friendly and offered great suggestions and our anniversary was commemorated with a special dessert. We felt confident in the safety efforts made. Can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service excellent and their patio is beautifully designed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day! I was so happy to celebrate our first day back at restaurants with artisan, and they are handling the new restrictions with grace and class. Their garden dining is so ideal

Artisan - West Hartford
Responded on May 22, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, we thrive on making our guests safe in the ideal setting, hope to see you soon al fresco!

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vipIvymoose2
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all we are so happy that restaurants with outdoor seating are open again. Everything was great from start to finish. Michele took care of us. She is very nice and was very attentive. We were all trying to figure out how to wear the masks and eat,drink and talk to the staff. It is a beautiful place to enjoy a meal. We had spring crudités,beet tartar,super food salad and soft shell crabs. Then finished off with Meyer lemon panda cotta and cappuccino. Complements to the kitchen staff. We made a reservation for next week too.

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NApp
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant. My meal was delicious though a tad dry. Service and ambiance all super.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish! Waiter was so nice and very attentive!

J
vipJeffg
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Artisan in Southport. We happened to be in the Hartford area and decided to try Artisan's other location. It was wonderful. The food, service, and ambiance were outstanding. Will be back whenever we are in the area.

JW
JaniceW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We appreciated that the artist and it’s now one hour play house on Park Steiny partners!
We were going to meet friends but they were not well so we enjoyed our evening with the exception of the music feeling pretty loud and we had a hard time hearing one another.
Best,
Jan

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beginning to end superb

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Atmosphere was good, service was very good.
Food was good, appetizers fair.
The table for two was in the common dinning area which was pleasant but was near an opening in the wall which some patrons felt was a great shortcut to the rest rooms - that was not great for me.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal and dining experience were just about perfect. Superb and high quality food in ample portions. We had the price fixe lunch with wine. The wait staff and service was on point with the best restaurants we’ve eat at. The small touches and details from taking the order to presenting the appetizer and entree dishes and serving coffee and dessert was impeccable. The dinning room is lovely with a hand painted wall featuring Jurassic sized figs and fig leaves that projected a fresh, chic and modern vibe. This was our first time and will not be our last.

JL
JeffreyL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

If service includes LAZ Parking valet service on property, then this is my score.

They attempted to not let us leave the car until we paid in advance. Pretty awkward in subfreezing whether not intending to stand outside and underdressed for this outside occasion.

Restaurant GM reminded me that LAZ is a third party and they had no control. Hmm...
I'm more unhappy about this as opposed to kids who were not trained properly in the meaning of 'service'.

We paid later as we had no cash.

I expected more.

MB
MelissaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

To start of with, the drinks were absolutely outstanding. Unfortunately that was the only redeeming part of the night.
The server seemed to ignore us for a majority of the night, leaving us without drinks for dinner, and was often no where to be found. The food was cold. I had the lamb osso bucco, it was cool, not even room temperature. The squash was under seasoned, though the rest of my dish was tasty it was too cold to enjoy thoroughly. My husband ordered the hanger steak, it was under seasoned, the arugala salad was under dressed, and the pomme frites were over salted. His entire dish was also room temperature. I wanted to enjoy this restaurant because the drinks were phenomenal, and the restaurant is beautiful, unfortunately the service and food were subpar, making it a place I would never return to again.

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RBeeson
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, décor of the restaurant. It was nice that it was quiet. We absolutely will be return for more of your wonderful cooking. Thank you so much for the oysters (on the house) … very yummy.

JA
vipJohnA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentine Day fix menu was outstanding.

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EllaBella
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Artisan is located within the Delmar Hotel in West Hartford. We went in Feb for Valentine's Day and enjoyed a three-course menu for $75 each. The menu options were creative and plentiful and the food was prepared nicely. We both opted for the cocktail shrimp which was prepared like a fresh salad with grapefruit and avocado with a delicious dressing. Hubby had the NY strip steak which was excellently prepared and devoured I had the scallops prepared great and grits which were okay but a little bland. The vibe was festive, the indoor murals carried the garden theme and around the bar the casual side had a brick paver floor and the dining side was quieter and romantic. Parking was valet and the hotel was very busy so it took a while to get out but the lobby was beautiful with lots of major art for viewing so it was nice to take it all in. I liked it enough to be back in the summer and will try to grab an outdoor garden table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I ate lunch at the Artisan for Valentine’s Day. The lobster roll was great and the ambience was excellent!

TC
TrayC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. It’s quote pricy but if you are okay with spending money on a great meal you won’t be disappointed.

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vipTimm
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are a handful of dining experiences that I would rate perfect: Roy's Kahana Grill on Maui, Au Pied de Cochon in Montreal, any Daniel Boulud establishment, and Artisan, in of all places, West Hartford, CT. My youngest son, who lives just a few blocks away, wanted to treat me for my birthday and made the selection. We were dressed down a bit and decided to sit in the bar area near the wood-burning fireplace. It was not noisy and the extra heat felt good on a cold February night. Mark, our server, was attentive, friendly and helpful with suggestions. I started with the seafood chowder, which was full of flavor and piping hot. We both ordered the lobster fra diavolo over house-made fettucine, which was superb, with just enough of a spicy bite. We also ate every slice of the warm, freshly-baked bread. My son wanted to order another tray of it, but I asked him to hold off for dessert. That was a good move. He enjoyed two scoops of chocolate gelato while I indulged in a contemporary take on a banana split, placed in a waffle basket, the bananas done foster-style and topped with the requisite sauces and house-made marshmallows. He told them it was my birthday, so it came out with a sparkler and the dish decorated with "Happy Birthday." My dessert was on the house. No wine or drinks because he had an early flight and I had a long drive back to New York. If I have to nitpick one thing, the cappuccino (which Americans usually serve way too hot) could have been slightly warmer. In other words, it really was a perfect meal. We will come back for a bigger family affair when our travel schedules align. Kudos to all who work at Artisan for creating a memorable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Food was great but service was horrible..

JW
JeffW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A gift card made our visit possible but the food was absolutely amazing. If money is not an issue, I highly recommend a visit.

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Artisan - West Hartford offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 937-2525.

Artisan - West Hartford is rated 4.6 stars by 554 OpenTable diners.

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