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Artisanal Restaurant

1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
+1 828-898-5395
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good8%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (18 reviews)
“yeast rolls” (5 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The crab fritters were tasty but the rolls were the star of the start of this meal! The bite size yeast rolls were to die for!!! The salad was straight from the garden fresh with a perfect dressing. We had the ribeye cap steak with...More

Thank Becky M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Everything about this place exceeded our expectations. The food, the decor, the staff were superb! If you are in the area make a reservation and treat yourself to a special evening.

Thank Janelle T
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We have dinner there a number of times during the season and find the food to be excellent and the service outstanding. The setting for Artisanal in spectacular and you should get there a little early for a drink at the bar or outside by...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This is our second time here, and we can not rave enough. We had the Duck and Halibut. Both were done to perfection with a beautiful display of vegetables.

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Sat outside by the brook. Beautiful setting. The best vegetarian plate ever. Extremely helpful staff.. A truly memorable dinner.

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We have eaten in outstanding restaurants all over the world and this ranks in our top 5. The Ambience especially on the porch by the stream is fabulous. All the servers were excellent. They seem to have a "type", early 20's, tall and very clean...More

1  Thank asmith6688
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I have eaten here several times before and always enjoyed it to some degree, though I think it is overrated. This last time was a disappointment. Yes, the atmosphere is beautiful, the service is very good and the bread is absolutely the best. My biggest...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

We visited the area to escape the Florida summer heat. I was not expecting this quality of dining experience in such a small town. This restaurant is spectacularly beautiful and that beauty is joined with professional service and interesting, creative, delicious food. Yes, it is...More

Thank alspat
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is the hidden gem of the mountains. From the appetizer to the desert you will experience true fresh gourmet food with service unparalleled in most fine restaurants. Go out of your way to experience the finest this area has to offer.

1  Thank TMVoight
Reviewed 22 June 2017

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

2  Thank Jake0318
Anita G, Manager at Artisanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

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

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24 September 2017|
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Response from Julsky18 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure..you can always call.on a night you want to go..bet they can squeeze you in
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
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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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