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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

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    Very good
  • 7
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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
We love treating ourselves to fabulous food!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
John D
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Southport, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Southport, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Cape Coral, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Artisinal boasts a beautiful atmosphere, great wine list and decent service. My dishes were very heavy and sweet with no seasoning to be found. Ingredients were clearly fresh but not utilized properly. I will not be returning to this establishment.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Have been here several times in the past and it has never met my expectations. Atmosphere in a serene setting by stream and dining outside is pleasant…inside stuffy and cold but nice architectural building view. The appetizers are always good especially the beet salad, tomato dishes, and soups. Never had an entree meet my expectation here and they are always... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

5 star experience again. I love this restaurant. Introduced my husband to it tonight during our weekend stay at Blowing Rock. Worth the 35 minute drive for sure. The space is really beautiful. Wasn't lucky enough for an outdoor table on the patio, fingers crossed for next time. Since they were kind enough to squeeze us in for same day... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was our second visit to Banner Elk and the Artisanal Restaurant. We loved the food, service, libations, and the ambiance so much that we had to share it with our family this year...and they were even kid friendly towards our grandchildren! The terrace is our preference for dining. First class service and food...memorable experience!!!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Hands down, Artisanal is the best restaurant in the Carolina mountains. Adjacent to the exclusive Diamond Creek Golf Club in picturesque Banner Elk, it's a hidden gem. The impressive, yet understated, decor compliments the impeccable service and exquisite food. We recommend cocktails at the bar or creekside by the fire pit, and then a tour of the wine cellar before... More 

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Parkland, Florida
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is the best restaurant in the area. The location is tucked away a short drive along a small winding path off the main road - a gorgeous view as you approach. The building is amazing - beautiful wooden structure with high ceilings gives it a very relaxed but elegant atmosphere. Make sure you have reservations - this place is... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is truly a a fabulous dining experience. If Ralph Lauren designed restaurants and had an unlimited budget, it probably would look like this. From the moment one pulls up front, the 1st impression is that of perfection in mountain architecture, outside and in. Then the service is the wonderful balance of periodic observance so that one wants for nothing,... More 

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderful menu selection, preparation, atmosphere, service. From appetizers to main dish and finally dessert, you will want to go hungry because you are going to need to order from every section of the menu. This restaurant has it all.

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Additional Information about Artisanal Restaurant

Address: 1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
Phone Number: 828-898-5395
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk
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
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
Cuisine: American

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, 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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