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Artisanal Restaurant

1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
828-898-5395
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Ranked #1 of 41 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $50 - $50
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Hwy 184
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English first
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is by far my favorite restaurant in the Banner Elk, Boone and Blowing Rock area. Food quality, presentation and service are first class, which of course you have to pay for. We dined with two other couples and all were very pleased with our meals. We stay in the Banner Elk area every year for a couple of months... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

May have to make your reservation in advance, you will not be disappointed. We were lucky to get a last-minute reservation on a Thursday night at 8:30. Spectacular building, especially inside. Upon arriving we were greeted by two very nice valets (only choice for parking). Hostess (one of the owners) could not have been nicer. We arrived early and were... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Some restaurants offer excellent glassware, some offer extraordinary ingredients, some employ elite chefs. Artisnal is the best of these worlds in a calming mountain setting. We were seated outside, with a burbling stream 20 feet away. First class furnishings, glassware, and a well trained bartender started it off. We had an appetizer each and an entree each with one dessert... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We went to Artisanal to celebrate my wife's birthday. We dined outside overlooking a very tranquil stream. Sandi, our waitress, was charming and totally knowledgeable about the menu, as well as the history of the restaurant. We shared an appetizer, 2 entrees and 1 side, which was more than enough. Each dish was delicious and exceeded our expectations. I highly... More

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Linville, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The food and drink was delicious, but after spending hundreds of dollars, we were rudely asked to immediately vacate since they "needed our table", the minute after we paid the hefty bill. Lots of vacant tables around us. We will never ever go back to that place.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a restaurant you should experience at least once. It will set the standard to measure all others. The setting is tranquil and restaurant warm and inviting. The staff is extremely professional and friendly. From the menu I chose the Cowboy ribeye which was superb as was my wives duck. Treat yourself to a Steve McQueen Manhattan. If this... More

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Sleepy Hollow, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and we picked the perfect place. One of the best meals I have ever had, this restaurant is amazing. Food was outstanding and service was excellent. Truly farm fresh to table!

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Beaufort, SC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This unexpected excellence in a small NC mountain town is a rare find. Food, wine, service and ambiance deserve national recognition. An extensive wine list with a very fair mark up over retail is available to complement any dish you choose. We ordered the pork chop and the breast of duck and both were cooked to perfection. We split two... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place is just a MUST visit. I have been to few restaurants equal to this. The food is always incredible, and the setting, location, etc. are off the charts. Make the effort to get a reservation and have a truly great meal at Artisanal

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Charlotte, NC
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84 reviews 84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The best experience I've ever had. A coworker suggested Artisanal, and we made a special trip from Charlotte just to eat there. We stayed in Blowing Rock, and the 30 minute drive to the restaurant and back in the dark and the rain and the fog was totally worth it. First of all, the place is beautiful. I loved the... More

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