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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
Price range: $50 - $50
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
north carolina
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have been to Artisanal before, but we all agreed that this time was the best for food and service. The decor mimics an old barn, but is warm and cosy despite the soaring sealing and all the wood. From the valet to hostess to wait staff, everything was done in a very professional and attentive way, but far from... More

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We heard there were changes in mgment and kitchen staff recently and were a little worried things would not be as good as before. I am happy to report that Artisanal is as good as ever. Our server was knowledgeable and professional. Our food was great and we were quite pleased with the entire experience. We were happy when Anita... More

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Dined here recently with friends. About an hours drive from our cabin and glad we made the trip. Facility is attractive and inviting dining space. Service from valet arrival to attentive waitress and other staff was top notch. Food was interesting, well prepared and included lots of local produce. Great wine list. All around good experience but not off the... More

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Boone, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Several years ago, this restaurant was superb in all respects. Atmosphere, presentation are still top rated. Staff service is professional but, in general, the waiters are not as knowledgable and experienced as in the past. They are young, willing and friendly, but the depth of knowledge and ability to communicate core knowlege and requested opinions appears to be less polished... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The mountainous setting, if a bit remote, was great, as was the food and impeccable service. And the dining room decor, very inviting. But...kind of pricey. Was it worth it? I'd say yes, but the kind of place you'd want to take that someone special to celebrate an event and not necessarily an outing with "the kids." The appetizers were... More

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Matthews, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We enjoyed a great evening at Artisnal recently in celebration of a birthday. The ambience is best described as rustic elegance. I don't think there is a bad seat in the whole restaurant and outdoor seating is available. This was our first visit so I cannot comment on menu changes except to say that while the menu wouldn't be described... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had an anniversary dinner there and it was fabulous. The service and atmosphere were the best, the food incredible. Having said that I have not gone back because it was ridiculously expensive but worth at least one visit.

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Boone, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We have been going to this restaurant for a few years and always loved it. Our last visit we were not impressed with the menu changes. My husband ordered the 8 oz filet mignon ($44). Our entrees were always served with potatoes & vegetables and the presentation was flawless. Creams sauces were always swirled around the plate etc. For a... More

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Blowing Rock, Nc
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Beautiful setting, unique and beautiful building, first-class service, and simply awesome food. Sophisticated without being stuffy or snooty. Had grouper and wife had halibut. Both were perfectly cooked with a couple of flavor twists -- nothing overwhelming but enough to be different. Appetizer of pimento cheese and crab with bacon jam was to die for. Nice wine selections but a... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Love this restaurant and all that it offers. Beautiful environment great bar. Food menu changes and the food was poor. The waiter was pushy about the sides. The menu before had sides in their entrees now the dishes have no sides and are now making more of an unpleasant and pushy experience when ordering your meal. And by no means... More

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