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Artisanal Restaurant

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1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798 (Hwy 184)
828-898-5395
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 100
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    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always a great place

Although expensive, the food and service have always been great. Is perfect for a special occasion. Extensive wine list.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
FD360
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Although expensive, the food and service have always been great. Is perfect for a special occasion. Extensive wine list.

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Dallas, Texas
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153 reviews 153 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

First let me say that we love the food and ambience at this restaurant. We consider ourselves loyal, regualr customers who deserve to be treated as such. We have attended wine dinners and have taken out of town guest there several times. Anita the manager is always welcoming and gracious. Our last visit this year was for a special anniversary.... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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140 reviews 140 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a find. In the middle of small mountain town, a five star restaurant! The prices are high and well worth every penny! The drinks were not small....typical of high end restaurants! The service impeccable without being over bearing. The atmosphere and location are amazing...so beautiful. The food was good to great. Some were not outstanding, but the whole... More 

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you want a 5 star dinner for a special occasion, or to have an elegant business dinner, this is where you will find it. The kitchen will modify or create new dishes that you request, (my vegetarian friends were astonished). I found their seafood dish to be excellent, but I always rate on the quality of their filet. I... More 

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Raleigh
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My dad took my husband and I to Artisnal for our anniversary/ birthday. I was completely blown away. The building is reminiscent of an old farm house and the decor actually remains of the barn at Blackberry Farms. The setting could not have been more beautiful overlooking a stream in the middle of the mountains. We sat inside because it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

There are many pluses for Artisanal. The staff is absolutely superb, the atmosphere very pleasant and the wine list excellent. The building itself is worth a trip. Relatively informal but architecturally unique. Why did I just give it 3 stars? We were a party of ten but the highly acclaimed food was a no show. The steaks were probably the... More 

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We came to Artisanal due to my having forgotten a jacket that was required at Eseeola Lodge. What a good accident it was. My wife and I spent the first night here looking into the kitchen from a nearby table and saw a carefully run, well orchestrated service - a good sign. We had Sweetbreads and calamari for appetizers, both... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a unique and wonderful place. One of the best restaurants in NC and in the area. A must place to go if you are in the area.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Referred by a friend, we set off for an adventure and what a beautiful evening! The grounds and facility are stunning, the wine cellar spectacular, service amazing and saving the best for last...the food was off the charts. Our fine dining experience began with calamari, I don't usually order this and it was different than I have ever had; delicious... More 

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North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Walk into a sublime and beautiful space, be seated creekside on the terrace and prepare for a beautifully prepared and delicious gourmet meal without the pretentiousness of some restaurants. This is a gem meant for those who want that special occasion and want to see what fine dining is all about.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
    (Hwy 184)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: 828-898-5395

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?