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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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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 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, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for: Special occasions
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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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 4
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Subtle elegance and fine food combined

This is not a stuffy restaurant, but somehow you feel like getting on appropriate attire for fine dining. It is a combination of the ambiance, the staff, the location and the food that demands your respect. Be prepared to enjoy a very fine meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Tom A
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Walnut Creek, California
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Walnut Creek, California
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

This is not a stuffy restaurant, but somehow you feel like getting on appropriate attire for fine dining. It is a combination of the ambiance, the staff, the location and the food that demands your respect. Be prepared to enjoy a very fine meal.

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Thank Tom A
Danville, California
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Over any years of living in this area, I have always enjoyed coming here, going back to Kaffee Barbara. It's wonderful in warm weather when you can sit out on the patio, but also delightful in cold. Service is always professional and friendly and the food is always outstanding. I doubt you could go wrong. We had the prawn salad... More 

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Thank marjorie v
Lafayette, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We like this place for lunch. The lamb sandwich is exceptional. Wait staff is always friendly. A little pricey at dinner time but still not bad.

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Thank msfrazer
Orinda, California
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233 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Enjoyed the evening with a very good waiter and staff. Although we thought the food was a little over priced. I travel a lot and haven't found many martinis that cost $16.50 plus tax - plus tip. We all had fish and it was very good but not out-of-this-world for the high price. Maybe other residents in our area feel... More 

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Thank billanddoyle
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118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Artisan Bistro is housed in a cute craftsman building off the main drag of Lafayette. My daughter and I had lunch and enjoyed outstanding food, service and atmosphere. This is on my date night dinner list and I can't wait to return.

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1 Thank notloy
San Francisco, California
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109 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

First of all the food is fabulous and beautiful! The service was wonderful and attentive. A consistently good restaurant.

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1 Thank Kat E
Lafayette, California
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299 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is another of those restaurants that everyone seems to love - but that just didn't work for my wife and I. The service was excellent and we enjoyed our waitress - but the food was only good not great - and it felt that the restaurant was trying way to hard to be trendy with their menu. I had... More 

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Thank LightFighter
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten here twice in the last two months. Once for lunch with friends and once for a romantic evening. Both times we were very pleased with the food, service and ambience. There is seating inside and outside. I especially like the inside seating . It is a small restaurant decorated with interesting art. The artistic... More 

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1 Thank Jennifer H
Burlingame, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Nikolaus H
Menlo Park, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Lawrence B

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?