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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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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Earlysville, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our 41st Anniversary came up last week, and my wife and I went with friends to Blowing Rock, NC where we stayed at the Gideon Ridge Inn. For a special dinner, we traveled to Banner Elk, which was about 40 minutes away. At first we couldn't find the restaurant because GPS was a little sketchy on the back roads, but... More 

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Thank Bo R
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had read the reviews and were immediately impressed- the setting is idyllic- we wisely opted for a table on the covered terrace overlooking the babbling brook watching the woods change colors as the sun set- the interior is vast and nicely decorated - the best part was the food- we have eaten in Michelin Star places and this was... More 

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Thank Robert K
Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently had an excellent dinner at Artisanal while vacationing in Linville. The entire experience was first class. Our servers were uniformly excellent, the menu was interesting, and the facility is very attractive. The wine list and Sommelier service are quite good, too. If you're in the Banner Elk area when the weather is nice, consider asking to sit on... More 

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Moneta, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Artisanal Restaurant is an excellent dining establishment. We were greeted by the owner and seated promptly. What an exquisite dining experience starting with the valet service, the owner greeting us and the food and service were outstanding. Our server Rose, has been trained very well and professionally. My wife and I could not have asked for more excellent and professional... More 

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Thank KiKiBug
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First rate, every course, every bite ! Service, professional yet personal, to the tune of a cascading stream. We hit all the big names around Blowing Rock. This is the Gold Medalist. Congratulations to Rose our server and Jamie our wine steward for their excellence, and for making our evening so special!

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Thank Mike R
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is a great facility in a wonderful setting. The service is superb. The food was a little disappointing. I had Hog Snapper. It wasn't hogfish, which is delicious, or Snapper. It tasted and had the consistency of sea bass - just ordinary, and was dry. The sauce was good however. I was surprised that my tomato basil soup... More 

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Thank John C
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food, beautiful building, you will never be disappointed here. Farm to table. Everything is wonderful....wait staff knows the food and will make intuitive recommendations.

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Thank Amie H
Chapel Hill, Nc
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. The drive up and decor upon entering are beautiful. The staff are always friendly. I generally sit at the bar and they always have the funniest friendly folks waiting. The food is amazing. They take great care catering to their guests. Their wine list and sommelier are on par. They even had a Yadkin Valley Rosé... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was treated to a special dinner here by my nephew and his wife, who own a home in the area. Thought the restaurant was exceptional from start to finish. The food was great, the service was exceptional. Great wine list. Not a dinner for the faint-of-wallet but a special treat I would do again!

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Destin, United States
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service is exceptional. Elegant country atmosphere. Beautiful setting. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
    (Hwy 184)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: 828-898-5395

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?