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Artisan Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:30 pm - 11:30 am
Thu - Fri 10:00 pm - 10:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Neighborhood Gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
nricks
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Orinda
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Orinda
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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San Ramon, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I attended a dinner party for 10 in a semi-private room. The food was great and the staff was very professional. I would definitely go back!!

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Lafayette, Ca
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a small place in Lafayette. It is very quaint. The food presentation and the quality are outstanding. The deserts are home made and were amazing. I highly recommend this place.

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful dining experience at this bistro. Owner and staff were very accommodating when unexpectedly, our group increased in size from 4 to 7. Menu is changed ever day and the fabulous Chef Lapating creates masterpieces on each plate. We tried the pepper crusted duck breast with forbidden black rice, day boat scallops, poached steelhead trout just to mention a few... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Three of us had a terrific meal here, the food was excellent and the service friendly and efficient. My daughter is a chef and was intrigued by the sous vide style of cooking which I had not been aware of before this visit. Low heat, sealed pouch cooking in water or steam.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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?