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Artisan Bistro

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French, Californian
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1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901 (Mt. Diablo Blvd.)
Close to the Lafayette Bart Station.
925-962-0882
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Today
9:30 pm - 11:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:30 pm - 11:30 am
Thu - Fri 10:00 pm - 10:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delightful Restaurant

The service and food were excellent. The restaurant is a bit on the noisy side, but we were fortunate in that we were seated to the side, and it was quieter where we were sitting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
GreatBearCaifornia
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Caifornia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Caifornia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The service and food were excellent. The restaurant is a bit on the noisy side, but we were fortunate in that we were seated to the side, and it was quieter where we were sitting.

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This place is way too expensive for the food and service provided. The food was average, but they made a big fuss about everything without delivering the quality in service and food needed to justify it. When a glass of red wine was accidentally spilled, they did not offer to replace it, which I would have expected considering how expensive... More 

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Albany, California, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is all high quality and presented beautifully. The dishes were light without traditional heavy sauces. Service was very attentive and friendly. We had a martini that was exceptional. It has a wine country feel to it.

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Lafayette, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I haven't dined at Artisan for quite awhile. My experience then was only ok (both food and service). I happened to have the day off and stopped for lunch on a whim. I didn't have reservations but they were very accommodating. My server was attentive and I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. I started with a cocktail and had their burger... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have not eaten at Artisan Bistro in a while because we moved. Friends suggested we try it and we're delighted we did. All 4 of us ordered something different, duck, lamb, beef. Everything was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. We shared a chocolate desert which was outstanding The wine and cocktails were also excellent We will definitely return

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Lafayette, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had a call from a friend today asking for a restaurant recommendation for his birthday dinner. He wanted something in the general Lafayette/Walnut Creek vicinity. Without hesitation, I told him to make a reservation immediately for Aristan Bistro. Artisan Bistro is, in my opinion, the best fine dining restaurant in the area. I've been here for brunch (wonderful! try... More 

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Lafayette, California
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

From the minute you walk through the doors you are treated as a houseguest until you depart, the atmosphere is "casual elegance". Your visit will be a meorable experience. Enjoying fantastic food and wine, along with the staff's genuine friendliness and attention to detail, makes a trip to Artisan Bistro a definite must. The quality of the food is really... More 

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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Artisan Bistro is a very good restaurant which prepares a very nice menu. Unfortunately, the night that I had dinner with some colleagues from Europe, the service was extremely slow in between courses. If it had not been for the speed of service, I would rate them "excellent"

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Pleasant Hill, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I "needed" to celebrate some good news and Artisan Bistro was certainly the place to do it! This was our first visit and we are already making plans to return to celebrate our anniversary. The setting is charming, more like a dining room in a cozy old house than a plain old restaurant. Though roomy, the place... More 

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Orinda
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141 reviews 141 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Every meal I have had at artisan has been delicious. From the appetizers to the desserts you will enjoy it all. The service is good, the decor is ok. I find the wooden seats a bit rough but the food over rides the comfort. There is some outdoor seating as well though the seats are not that comfortable either. All... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901
    (Mt. Diablo Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Close to the Lafayette Bart Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 925-962-0882

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 pm - 11:30 am
Tuesday
9:30 pm - 11:30 am
Wednesday
9:30 pm - 11:30 am
Thursday
10:00 pm - 10:00 am
Friday
10:00 pm - 10:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?