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Artisan Bistro

1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901
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Ranked #1 of 62 restaurants in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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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95% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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
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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This restaurant was excellent. Slow service at first. 15 minute wait to get our drinks (at least) but smooth sailing after that. The duck breast was juicy, thick and cooked to perfection. Lamb was good and again, cooked exactly as requested. The octopus appetizer was yummy and the beet salad was delicious. Quaint atmosphere and as long as there's not... More

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Berkeley, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ate there on a Wednesday. It was not busy, so conversation was easy; it was not noisy, as it often is. The service was excellent, albeit a little slow for a slow night. We were really pleased with our choices: sea bass and scallops. Very nice presentation. Overall a successful dinner. Would go back again.

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Moraga, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant is one of the finest I have experienced. It is a smaller, quaint facility but its cuisine is top of the line with delicious, well presented, and unique dishes. I do not hesitate to go at every opportunity.

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Carmel, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Unless you know about it and where it is, you wouldn't know it was there....a lovely outside eating area....inside of the restaurant is small....waitress was terrific....explained everything about the menu and then each of our courses as they arrived...not inexpensive, but a very nice meal in a very nice atmosphere.....would return anytime....

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Southlake, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The food was great and they also had a great wine list, but they put us in the back area which is so tight that you hear everything being said around you. Better lunch place than dinner place. I had been once before with friends and it was ok for that, but on a date, I feel it is a... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Each month we get together with friends to explore a new restaurant. It was my turn to select. I researched Zagat and other web sites for ideas. Artisan Bistro seemed like a good choice. Artisan Bistro is on a small side street in Lafayette, CA. You have to be purposely looking for it to find it. Otherwise you'll miss it.... More

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Lafayette, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Good food, good place to get good food in Lafayette. Clearly a higher end place to eat. Been happy with the food each time.

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