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Artisan Bistro

1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901
+1 925-962-0882
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“octopus” (7 reviews)
“soup” (8 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901
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Reviewed August 4, 2015

I've had brunch here about 5 times and they have always been wonderful experiences. As long as the weather permits it, we love to have brunch on the patio along with some sangria. I can whole heartily recommend the Corn Soup, Mixed Berries French Toast...More

Thank Lawrence B
Reviewed August 1, 2015

perfect service and food! beautiful garden setting. brought a dear friend for her birthday, printed menu mentioned her special occasion & was presented to her rolled & tied with a ribbon and a flower at tne end of our lunch. A wonderful and magical experience.

1  Thank Barbara U
Reviewed July 23, 2015

I took my husband here for his birthday last weekend. We were warmly greeted, immediately seated, and waited on for all of our needs. While I realize this is a top-rated restaurant in Lafayette, for me, it was a bit over the top. Yes, the...More

Thank hutchss
Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

I had no idea what this restaurant would be like it sounded good but I had a hard time with website and reviews. So glad I reserved with credit card, as required. Everything was very good. Great menu can. I had the rib eye which...More

2  Thank Candice S
Reviewed July 7, 2015

Every dish served is a work of art. Every bite taken is a taste to savor. Staff is attentive and engaging. Shaded outdoor seating completes the European feel of this home-turned-restaurant. Perfect place for a special occasion or when you want top San Francisco quality...More

1  Thank Margaret B
Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had dinner here because it was near our hotel and had good reviews. The experience was even better than anticipated. We had the Chef's Tasting Menu, and were very happy with this. We asked for a wine pairing and the selections were all excellent....More

2  Thank Phil R
Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have dined at Artisan Bistro over twenty times in the years since it has opened for casual dining, special occasions and brunches. Most recently, for my birthday dinner, my wife and I enjoyed special cocktails (Manhattan for me), and a glass of fine wine...More

2  Thank Richard A
Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our experience started out perfectly. We sat at the bar to have a drink and the bartender was so friendly we decided to eat our meal at the bar. We began with the special appetizer of the night, soft shell blue crab which was perfectly...More

1  Thank legsbell
Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wanted a romantic dinner with unique food selections? This is a hit. Grilled octopus for our appetizer, and the waiter talked with us about the preparation/technique utilized. I had a fabulous salmon dish in puff pastry, done to perfection. Service was spot on, and we...More

3  Thank LuvingNH
Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting in the area, and a quick search of reviews brought us here. My wife started with their blood orange cosmo, which she thoroughly enjoyed. I had a nice glass of pinot. We shared the sous vide octopus - very tender and nicely...More

1  Thank Walter Z
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do you hav gluten free options?
October 5, 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Meatchef | Property representative |
We currently do, but if there's something you don't like or want we can make it gluten free.
Is it Kid (5 & 8 years age) friendly at dinner.....Thanks
March 1, 2016|
Response from Guillermo L | Property representative |
We certainly welcome guests of all ages, however we do not have a special children menu, but the kitchen will be able to offer a few items. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to serving you.
Do you have gift certificates?
November 10, 2015|
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Response from Guillermo L | Property representative |
We do. Visit our website and download a form to purchase a gift card. For more information please call 925-962-0882. Thank you for your interest in Artisan and have a wonderful Holidays.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
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
Special occasions, Romantic
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: +1 925-962-0882
  • E-mail
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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