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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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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 139
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Excellent cuisine in beautiful mountain setting

So many places that we visit in the rural America do not have great food. Banner Elk is a very beautiful area that has a attracted many wealthy residents and many upscale activities have followed including some great dining! Artisanal is just that wonderful add on to a beautiful mountain area that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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272 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So many places that we visit in the rural America do not have great food. Banner Elk is a very beautiful area that has a attracted many wealthy residents and many upscale activities have followed including some great dining! Artisanal is just that wonderful add on to a beautiful mountain area that my wife and I had hoped for. The... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at a nice looking place resembling an old barn. Inside sort of blah. Service was good. Food Good. Noisy open atmosphere. Very pricey.$$$ Probably a place to only go on special occasions.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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361 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I have reviewed Artisanal before and all but once gave them stellar reviews. This is a beautiful restaurant in every way. It is in a wonderful barn which is so special. White tablecloths, beautiful decor and good service are what you will find here. One of our favorites is the calamari which I do not think is on the menu.... More 

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North Carolina
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127 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

First time there, wonderful food. I was with a group of 5 friends for dinner. For the appetizer I ordered the baby lettuce salad with goat cheese and whipped buttermilk dressing. I ordered the NC Flounder plate for my entree. There were two nice pieces of pan fried fish with an assortment of delicious vegetables. They offered many desserts, but... More 

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Odessa, Florida
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168 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Our group generally enjoyed this restaurant. We were seated in the cellar and had a view of their wonderful wine cellar. The décor was pleasant and the accommodations comfortable. I had the Prime Rib, which was, in my opinion, way too expensive for the quality, and it was overcooked to medium well when I requested medium. My fiancé had the... More 

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

NOT inexpensive......... but when you pay the "big bucks" here, you are getting what you pay for! The food, the service, the ambience, the wine........ all exquisite!!! Be sure and GO FOR IT here........ try everything from appetizers to dessert! We started out with two appetizers: pork belly and tuna sashimi - OMG, excellent! I had a filet and by... More 

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S.W. Florida
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

I am unsure - that I will EVER understand what just occurred ..... It was that incomprehensible & flew in the face of the fine dining & waitstaff experience we were in midst of having of an Epic Anniversary Dinner.......no words.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Party of 6 and all had a great meal . Food and service were great . Wine list was extensive . We started of with calamari for an appetizer then a mix of seafood and steaks for dinner. Atmosphere is fantastic . Just can't say enough.

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here for our anniversary. Simply amazing! From ambiance, to service, to the food, all top notch. The setting is gorgeous - like being in a horse barn, next to a creek/waterfalls. You must sit outside if the weather allows. Service was amazing - very attentive without hovering. Friendly. And the food. Wow. Appetizer pasta is a must. I... More 

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Thank CandJF
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Full disclosure I have reviewed this wonderful establishment before. I say this because I think it goes to the quality and loyalty great food, service , staff build. From the valet who I trust with my baby to the service staff, waiters, manager constantly checking with customers this is my gold standard. I have never had anything here that didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
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

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