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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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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 127
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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 3
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Exceptional Experience

Everything was just right - appetizers were creative and could easily be shared among all at the table, and each entree was exceptional. There is nothing to criticize, although the prices are not for the faint of heart.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Banner Elk, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Everything was just right - appetizers were creative and could easily be shared among all at the table, and each entree was exceptional. There is nothing to criticize, although the prices are not for the faint of heart.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is really good, service and food were excellent. The wine list is as good as you will see anywhere. Reservations are a must! Their website states jackets are required for men but that is not true. If you are in the Banner Elk area this is a must stop. Have your credit card up to date, this place... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Best restaurant in North Carolina? Perhaps! Stunning atmosphere. Serving the high country for more than ten years. Open seasonally. Only two slips when we were there last: I saw a diner get up and drop his napkin on the floor and a server walked right past it without picking it up. And, salmon was too salty. About $70 per person,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food is amazing, I've never had better. Indoor and outdoor atmosphere/decor is also wonderful. (Have a drink outside by the creek or on the patio by the fire pit and then come inside for your dinner. -- The best of both worlds!) Be forewarned, this is not a place if you are on a budget!

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This restaurant is the gold standard by which all others are measured. You are greeted cordially by valet service and hostess. From the moment you arrive, you know you are in good hands. The rustic, elegant atmosphere is relaxing but breathtaking. The wait staff moves with precision, efficiency, yet careful to anticipate your every desire. They listen, they watch, they... More 

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Melbourne, florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have been going to Artisinal since their opening. This spot would be a standout in any city of the world!! It is precision from start to finish. Sitting on the outside patio on a cool North Carolina summer night is heaven. From start to finish they never miss. Thank you Anita and bill!!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Hands down one of the best meals I have ever had! The food was amazing and the setting was beautiful. Make your reservation early and sit on the porch outside. There is a stream that runs behind the restaurant and a fun area to sit by a fire if you wish. The waitress was fabulous and her suggestions were perfect.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Although I gave this restaurant a negative review last year it was mostly because of the extremely rude hostess. She tried to seat us in the most undesirable table in the bar and then treated us badly when we pushed back. It was for a special occasion and they had confirmed the main dining room. This year was much better.... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Very nice, classy restaurant! We loved the location and the beautiful, romantic atmosphere. The staff was most attentive and did I mention the delicious food and the wonderful presentation!

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Davie, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great service, from valet to table. Beautiful setting and facility. Terrific menu-food and wine, full bar too. Wonderful food pairings and choices. Wort at least a one time visit but I'll be back. Love that it's more than jeans too. Great date night or family noght. Prices are notable.

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?