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Artisanal Restaurant

1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
+1 828-898-5395
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good7%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was disappointed. Their signature dish ever since I remember was their CALAMARI. My mouth was watering for this. Guess what was no longer on the menu, Calamari. The atmosphere and service was good. Their portions are so small you have to run thru a...More

1  Thank Jake0318
Anita G, Manager at Artisanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are also disappointed we did not meet your expectation. The calamari that is available is a very inferior product, which would not make those served it happy. Chef and staff are very concerned about proper sourcing. We are always happy to bring second bread...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best restaurant in the Banner Elk/Boone/Blowing Rock area. Wonderful service, incredible food, outstanding wine list.

Thank Kristine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing accidental find. The food and service were incomparable (Sara and David, thank you) and the setting was magical. The sommelier introduced us to a wonderful new wine and our evening was absolutely perfect in every way. If you're looking for a...More

Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience. I highly recommend it if you are looking for something special. It is as good as it gets, and not really any more expensive than several steps down. We had a wonderful dinner here.....great food, great service, and all around...More

Thank Brenda P
Anita G, Owner at Artisanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Brenda, thank you for the kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food here is so incredible! The property is so cool, go early to walk around the grounds. You can eat outside on the porch with very cool fir pits. Wine list is extensive. We will go there every time we visit!

Thank freddiecat7
Anita G, Owner at Artisanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing next visit!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

From the drive up the manicured lawn with horse statues made of wood strips, to the tour of the wine vault and streamside seating, then being waited on by very well trained staff for delivery of exquisite dishes, the Artisinal is definitely a dining establishment...More

Thank beechblogger
Anita G, Owner at Artisanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review. We take pride in creating a special experience by our very special staff. We look forward to having you all again!

Reviewed 19 May 2017

My wife and I have been coming to Banner Elk for many years and this restaurant we had never been to. It's was my wife's birthday so we made reservations even after being told it was on the pricey side. Without a doubt this is...More

Thank flyfisher2744
Reviewed 12 May 2017

iF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN TO THIS RESTAURANT YOU SHOULD MAKE PLANS TO GO. This is my idea of a perfect evening. Banner Elk is beautiful and the Artisanal is nestled in among the trees and pasture like fields... The decor and the lighting are...More

Thank Smrutherfordton
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful dining experience! One person in our party wore shorts and a golf shirt. We were told that we couldn't sit in the main dining room but they allowed us to sit in the lounge next to the bar! Best table in the...More

Thank AMP2011
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Exceptional food, service and decor. We save this spot for special occasions. From the moment you arrive until the time you leave, you feel satiated in so many ways. But don't save it, go in and have a glass of wine just for the experience!...More

Thank rdisunno
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What are your hours of operation for Christmas weekend 2016?
4 December 2016|
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Response from KiKiBug | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately they are closed until May 2017. i believe they are closed from Nov. - April
Can you bring your own wine?
11 August 2016|
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Response from Blackhawk-Hardware | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. I would call them and ask to be certain.
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9 September 2015|
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Response from Lola122 | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I went last month.....we had the four course tasting menu with wine pairings (3 oz pours) but no cocktails, and cappuccino with dessert. The food and wines were top notch and enough to sate us, plus there was... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
    (Hwy 184)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-5395
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