We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Artisan Bistro

1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 62 Restaurants in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Reserve with OpenTable
Artisan Bistro is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Wed 9:30 pm - 11:30 am
Thu - Fri 10:00 pm - 10:00 am
Cuisines: French, Californian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

83 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lafayette, California
2 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Berkeley, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carmel, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southlake, Texas
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Artisan Bistro also viewed

Lafayette, CA
Lafayette, CA

Been to Artisan Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Artisan Bistro, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing