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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
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Vero Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We ate at Artisanal Restaurant on August 26th and were blown away with the food, service and ambience. We could not have asked for a better experience. We started with a cocktail (I had the Dusty Barn Martini) which was perfect with a hint of jalapeno. My husband had the Grilled Corn Salad and I had the Heirloom Tomato Salad.... More

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North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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