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Artisanal Restaurant

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1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798 (Hwy 184)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbus, Georgia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My absolute favorite restaurant. Love the service, the food, the atmosphere & the friendly staff! Certainly a restaurant that's worth the trip!!

Thank Carol D
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me just start by saying that the setting and the actual building in which Artisanal is located are absolutely breathtaking. Set off on a less traveled country road by a creek, you can't get more beautiful in this area of NC. We arrived on a very rainy day due to the hurricane sweeping by the coast and were thankfully... More 

Thank Sheri W
Durham, North Carolina
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were beyond pleased with the quality of this restaurant. The service was stellar and the food was some of the best we have ever had. If you have extra room in your budget for a great meal, visit here.

Thank melbyt
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food & service were outstanding. And the building is absolutely stunning. We had the Chef's Tasting Menu (entire table needs to participate) along with their recommended wine selections for each course. WOW! The pasta, chicken & choc. molten souffle courses were all delicious as were the wines. The appetizers & entree selections on the main menu looked wonderful too... More 

Thank CTtraveler263
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been planning to visit this restaurant for the past several visits to Banner Elk. Finally made reservations and made the visit. We have heard from several people that it was a "little pricy" or "over priced". Neither of these proved true as this was without question a "dining experience" of a life time. You can eat and dine... More 

Thank Harvy T
Chapel Hill
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Artisanal is a beatiful restaurant in a lovely setting. Food is fresh and locally sourced. We had a party of 7 and they handled us with superb efficiency. Salads were amazing, entrees complex and perfectly prepared, somalie was extremely helpful. We especially enjoyed the seafood Bolognese, grilled cauliflower, and the butter steak. This is one of the best restaurants in... More 

Thank donaldf492
New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

What a pleasant surprise to come upon this beautiful "barn"! The surroundings, building, interior design, and artwork were all breathtaking. We had a wonderful dining experience and great service. Enjoyed our cocktails before dinner - I think it was the Steve Mc Queen Manhattan. The Calamari appetizer was the best I've ever had. Steaks were cooked to perfection. And they... More 

Thank kewhite9
Grant-Valkaria, Florida
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Valet parking, beautiful restaurant,very pricy. The calami is the delicious as their appetizer. The drinks range around $15.00 each. The food is delicious but not big portions. Their little rolls melt in your mouth and there are no refills on soda.

Thank Jake0318
Earlysville, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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 

Thank Bo R
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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138 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 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 

Thank Robert K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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?