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Artisanal Restaurant

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1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798 (Hwy 184)
+1 828-898-5395
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

A wonderful restaurant tucked away on a beautiful country road in Banner elk. The ambiance is elegant but not fussy. The food is creative and delicious. The service is impeccable. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening! Our son lives in Nashville and is always taking us to amazing restaurants. We told him that we had one to take him to!

Thank scrapgator
Franklin, Tennessee
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Beautiful location. Wonderful cuisine. Expert, attentive service. Ranked as on of the 50 best in the nation for a reason. Freshest fish I have tasted so far from the sea. Beautiful presentation and great wine list.

Thank Dave M
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

There's a reason this is a "Top 100" restaurant! Fantastic atmosphere! This 'barn' is one incredible structure nestled in a very picturesque setting akin to a Robert Wood painting. There is great lighting, interesting, yet understated, art and plenty of windows and I have to mention the outside dinning space that offers an expansive view into nature. The rustic sophistication... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

From the seamless soft greeting by the car valet, to the ultra competent polite hostess, to the unusual but great architecture, to the knowledgeable wait staff, to the “I want everything” menu, to the very fine food and wine, there were no shortcomings. The five star praise by most TripAdvisor reviewers is well-deserved because this place is The Perfect First... More 

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Anita G, Owner at Artisanal Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for experiencing with us. Thank you for the nice review. We have relaxed the dress over the last few years to jacket "preferred" and dressy jeans. Most guests understand appropriate nice dining attire. We apologize for less dressed and response from staff. More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Be prepared to an incredible dining experience. The ambience, service and creative food will exceed all of your expectations.

Thank Bill C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Have enjoyed many amazing restaurants. There isn't even another establishment in the same category as Artisanal. A class of its own.

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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

From the setting, valet parking, ambiance, owners gracious hospitality, most delectable food I have ever had, first class wait staff, and excellent choices of wine. I love this place more than any restaurant I have ever been too. I had halibut, my daughter had the filet, and my parents had soft shell crabs. All of it was so tasty, just... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

I had heard great things about Artisanal since buying our cabin in Banner Elk, but never made plans to dine there until last week. Even two weeks in advance, reservations were gone for Friday and Saturday nights, June 10 and 11, and we had to settle for Thursday June 9. It does not matter what night you choose as our... More 

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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Every facet of this restaurant is 1st class! Valet parking was prompt & friendly. Ambiance is wonderful! Staff knowledge, friendly & efficient! Food & drinks were excellent. Overall was excellent!!

Thank David G
Mint Hill
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162 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

My wife and I are in the mountains celebrating our birthdays and decided to share an evening meal at the Artisanal. From the valet parking to the personal attention while waiting for our table through to paying the bill, everything was an ultimate dining experience. We enjoyed the scallops and the duck, both were excellent and topped it off with... More 

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, 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: +1 828-898-5395

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