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Artisan Bistro

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1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901 (Mt. Diablo Blvd.)
Close to the Lafayette Bart Station.
19259620882
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: From the time you are warmly greeted until the moment you depart, Artisan...
From the time you are warmly greeted until the moment you depart, Artisan Bistro's "casual elegance" will make your experience memorable. Enjoying fantastic food and wine, along with their staff's genuine friendliness and attention to detail, makes a journey to Artisan Bistro a must. At Artisan Bistro we take pride in offering you contemporary California French Cuisine that is wholesome and innovative... The seasonal menu is prepared fresh daily with locally grown, sustainable ingredients. From earth to table, we strive to deliver an intimate, delicious and unforgettable experience, offering top quality dining at affordable prices. Our aim is to give you a truly memorable experience each time you visit Artisan Bistro.
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful brunch

A delightful gem in Lafayette, California. A wonderful menu and guaranteed excellent dishes. Cosy, comfortable, pleasant outdoor seating as well. We often drive a considerable distance to come here every Sunday for brunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Nikolaus H
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Burlingame, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Burlingame, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A delightful gem in Lafayette, California. A wonderful menu and guaranteed excellent dishes. Cosy, comfortable, pleasant outdoor seating as well. We often drive a considerable distance to come here every Sunday for brunch.

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I've had brunch here about 5 times and they have always been wonderful experiences. As long as the weather permits it, we love to have brunch on the patio along with some sangria. I can whole heartily recommend the Corn Soup, Mixed Berries French Toast and the Dungeness Crab Benedict. To top it off, the service has always been excellent.

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Walnut, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

perfect service and food! beautiful garden setting. brought a dear friend for her birthday, printed menu mentioned her special occasion & was presented to her rolled & tied with a ribbon and a flower at tne end of our lunch. A wonderful and magical experience.

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Benicia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I took my husband here for his birthday last weekend. We were warmly greeted, immediately seated, and waited on for all of our needs. While I realize this is a top-rated restaurant in Lafayette, for me, it was a bit over the top. Yes, the food was quite delicious, but when compared to other places I have dined, I can... More 

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Benicia,CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had no idea what this restaurant would be like it sounded good but I had a hard time with website and reviews. So glad I reserved with credit card, as required. Everything was very good. Great menu can. I had the rib eye which was the best j have had in a long time. My son agreed. The duck... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Every dish served is a work of art. Every bite taken is a taste to savor. Staff is attentive and engaging. Shaded outdoor seating completes the European feel of this home-turned-restaurant. Perfect place for a special occasion or when you want top San Francisco quality without top San Francisco pricing.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had dinner here because it was near our hotel and had good reviews. The experience was even better than anticipated. We had the Chef's Tasting Menu, and were very happy with this. We asked for a wine pairing and the selections were all excellent. The servers were attentive, and our only minor complaint was an overly-exuberant group which was... More 

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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have dined at Artisan Bistro over twenty times in the years since it has opened for casual dining, special occasions and brunches. Most recently, for my birthday dinner, my wife and I enjoyed special cocktails (Manhattan for me), and a glass of fine wine with a dinner entree of "Duo of Pork Tenderloin& Sous-Vide Belly", which was delicious. Dessert... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our experience started out perfectly. We sat at the bar to have a drink and the bartender was so friendly we decided to eat our meal at the bar. We began with the special appetizer of the night, soft shell blue crab which was perfectly deep fried and accompanied by delightful smashed peas, pepper slices and a drizzle of sweet... More 

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Concord, NH
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wanted a romantic dinner with unique food selections? This is a hit. Grilled octopus for our appetizer, and the waiter talked with us about the preparation/technique utilized. I had a fabulous salmon dish in puff pastry, done to perfection. Service was spot on, and we never felt rushed. I loved overhearing the manager answer the phone "wish you were here... 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: 19259620882

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

From the time you are warmly greeted until the moment you depart, Artisan Bistro's "casual elegance" will make your experience memorable. Enjoying fantastic food and wine, along with their staff's genuine friendliness and attention to detail, makes a journey to Artisan Bistro a must. At Artisan Bistro we take pride in offering you contemporary California French Cuisine that is wholesome and innovative... The seasonal menu is prepared fresh daily with locally grown, sustainable ingredients. From earth to table, we strive to deliver an intimate, delicious and unforgettable experience, offering top quality dining at affordable prices. Our aim is to give you a truly memorable experience each time you visit Artisan Bistro.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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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?