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Artisan Bistro

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1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901 (Mt. Diablo Blvd.)
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Martinez, California
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We love what they have done to the outdoor patio! This is one of my favorite restaurants for celebrations. The food is spectacular and the service is wonderful all the time. I love the care to attention and detail that the staff makes for celebrating special events. Never a bad meal. All good!

Thank Dawn R
Moraga, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I really do like this place a lot. We visit here a handful of times a year at a minimum. Recently we had dinner and when I opened the wine list I was in shock. All I needed to see was Rombauer Chardonnay on the list for $79.00/bottle. I just visited Jackson's Liquor earlier in the day and realized they... More 

Thank Rusty R
orinda, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Wow very disappointing... The usual number (too many) of self absorbed customers who either ignore their screeching kids or who sit at their table zoned out on their iPhones at the highest volume without headphones, making the ambiance in the restaurant hideous. Maybe can't blame the management for that.. And the food is decent, we've had worse. What we couldn't... More 

Thank Mark S
Lafayette, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Artisan Bistro is a small place, but has really good food. The Yellow Corn soup is absolutely delicious and one of my favorites. The service is always great. My friends and I went for a birthday lunch and the menu for that day even had her name printed on it - nice touch. On a nice day, the patio is... More 

Thank Kristina M
Concord, Calif.
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

A small but wonderful restaurant on a quiet side-street. Creative menu and a very nice (small) wine list. The food is not exotic but well prepared and tasty. A very nice patio that is quiet and a nice place to sit for a long time and talk. The wait staff was very perceptive and only as attentive as we wanted.... More 

Thank lswallow
Concord, California
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235 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

Artisan is one of our favorite restaurants, and once again it did not fail to provide a great dining experience. This visit was for Father’s day brunch. The entrees, including Dungeness Crab benedicts and the veggie scramble were flavorful and delicious. The server, Rebecca, was efficient, friendly, and accommodating. Food was a little slow coming out of the kitchen, but... More 

Thank dragonrees
Danville, California, United States
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Cute little restaurant with good food and service. Sitting on the patio on a warm night is very nice too. Have been here for lunch and dinner and both are great.

Thank Mary Ann D
Martinez, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

On Sunday's & sometimes on Wednesdays Artisan has a three course dinner with wine pairings. You can also choose this dinner without wine for $10 less. Both times I went I chose the New York steak with wine pairings dinner. The dinner & wine were wonderful. The New York steak was the best I've ever had.

Thank Fussybuds
Lafayette, California
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

Always something new and unique. Upscale California cuisine in a great little house & courtyard. Fresh ingredients prepared perfectly. It is pricey but well worth it. They have always graciously accommodated any variations to a dish I have requested. I have not been to one of their wine pairings, but 2 neighbors are regulars at those and say they should... More 

Thank j0hnnywinter
Walnut Creek, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Artisan Bistro a number of times and have always loved my meals. Fresh ingredients that are creatively prepared resulting in delicious food. If this restaurant was on the west side of the Oakland hills it would be a top 100 pick. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions.

Thank Adam S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901
    (Mt. Diablo Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Close to the Lafayette Bart Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 19259620882
From the time you are warmly greeted until the moment you depart, Artisan Bistro's "casual elegance" will make your experience memorable. Enjoying fantastic food and wine, along with their staff's genuine friendliness and attention to detail, makes a journey to Artisan Bistro a must. At Artisan Bistro we take pride in offering you contemporary California French Cuisine that is wholesome and innovative... The seasonal menu is prepared fresh daily with locally grown, sustainable ingredients. From earth to table, we strive to deliver an intimate, delicious and unforgettable experience, offering top quality dining at affordable prices. Our aim is to give you a truly memorable experience each time you visit Artisan Bistro.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?