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“Vacation in the Mountains” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Artisanal Restaurant

Artisanal Restaurant
1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
828-898-5395
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Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Hwy 184
Marblehead, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Vacation in the Mountains”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Beautiful venue-unlike anything I have ever seen. Rustic, elegant feel. Service, atmosphere , food - fabulous! Wine cellar in the basement very impressive- but that being said- the wine pour was embarrassingly miserly...didn't fill a quarter of the glass. At $10 a glass-seems like gouging. This is the only criticism that I have- and one easily fixed. Otherwise, a mixed drink is the way to go or order a bottle of wine, which I would have if others were having wine.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A true destination”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is my favorite in the state of North Carolina. In my opinion, it is the only true rival of Ben and Karen Barker's now closed (and greatly missed) Magnolia Grill. Incredible menu with excellent follow through; quiet but attentive service, and a beautiful ambience. Their wine list extensive and superb with a broad price point. My only reservation about writing this is that it will probably make getting a reservation more difficult; good to know I can eat in the bar.,excellent too, but limited menu.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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banner elk nc
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A fabulous restaurant in a beautiful location. The restaurant is designed to look like
a barn, but what a barn! There is outdoor seating, an open kitchen and a
wonderful wine cellar. The menu changes often, always a nice variety of
fish and meat and an extensive wine list.
I eat here regularly and have never been disappointed.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“5 Star Dining in delighful Timber Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A truly wonderful dining experience with very comprehensive wine Cellar. Food and service exceptional.

Visited August 2013
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Perfect Birthday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Took my wife to Artisanal for her birthday; just us. The setting and the view were incredible (ate on the terrace). Food and service were impeccable. Couldn't have been a better evening and my wife really enjoyed our time there.

Visited July 2014
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