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Artisan Bistro

1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901
925-962-0882
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Ranked #1 of 63 Restaurants in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:30 pm - 11:30 am
Thu - Fri 10:00 pm - 10:00 am
Cuisines: French, Californian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Transit: Close to the Lafayette Bart Station.
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English first
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A gem of a great restaurant experience in the foodie haven of Lafayette, CA! No real "bar scene" but plenty of excellent drinks and wines are available. Up and down the menu from cocktails to desserts, starters, salads and entrees, you'll find great variety, high quality and tasty food!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Went for dinner. Don't remember what I ordered. If I don't remember then it was not amazing. Service was good. The drinks were good too. I remember that.

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Highland, CA.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visited based on a recommendation from our hotel staff. Didn't have a reservation but were seated promptly despite the restaurant being busy on a Friday night. Organic, fresh ingredients from local vendors. Will definitely return!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Creative seasonal menu and locally sourced food keeps the selection fresh. I had the pan seared Dory that was caught that morning--excellent flavor and presentation. My wife had the delicious day boat scallops that I sampled were were cooked perfectly--not under or over cooked. I mentioned to the waiter that the dish reminded me of the scallops I had at... More 

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Oakland California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Dinner here is a special occasion even if one is not officially on your calendar. The three of us had dinner here two nights ago and wow. I found this small house on a side street incredible. One walks to the side and come in from the back through an empty outdoor patio set up for dining during the usual... More 

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Lafayette, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

The Farro with vegetables cooked al dente was very good, as was the scallops. The stuffed zucchini blossom was tasty but very rich and oily. The interior decoration was a little odd with some strange paintings and prints. I am not sure what the decorator was trying to convey. But I like that this was once a private residence. I... More 

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Lafayette, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Over the years, this building has housed one restaurant after another, that failed and closed its doors. Finally a creative chef and staff have made a dining experience that has deservedly been here for over five years. I will certainly go again and again. When I asked whether my menu choices were always available, I was sad to learn they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great seasonal food excellently prepared. Service was terrific. This all came at a reasonable price.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Inside it is quiet and lovely. The outside dining is in a very pretty courtyard. Excellent service on two lunch dates. Lobster Salad and the burger were very good.

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Walnut Creek, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Small, cozy, very friendly restaurant. A great all around restaurant that supports the community by using local ingredients.

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Additional Information about Artisan Bistro

Address: 1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901
Phone Number: 925-962-0882
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: French, Californian

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