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“Luscious and innovative”
Review of Artisan

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Ranked #17 of 211 Restaurants in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $36
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 12th and Pine
Description: Artisan is open everyday for lunch & dinner! And on Sundays we serve Brunch. * PLEASE NOTE: We only accept reservations for dinner. During the day we offer a more casual counter-style service with no reservations. * Artisan supports local, sustainable and organic practices.
Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our recommendation for ordering at Artisan is to have a bunch of small plates to share and then share a main course. The food is so unique that to confine oneself to a single dish meal, or the traditional starter and main, would be a shame. We ordered and shared an exquisite starter of pig wings, perhaps the most succulent pig we have ever tasted, polenta fries that were tasty enough to make us forever forsake potato, fresh abalone with corn, and salmon tartare, the last being our least favorite because it was served on heavy brioche-like bread. For an entree, we chose the wild boar, which was the very best boar I have tasted in a lifetime of eating boar wherever it is served. The wines by the glass were complex and satisfying, and the service, enthusiastic and friendly. I'd rate this as a DO NOT MISS while in Paso Robles. It's actually worth a side trip. The room is simple in a spare, Scandinavian way, that is nicely lit and pleasing to the eye without detracting from the food experience. We also found it not expensive for the quality, artistry, and uniqueness of the cuisine.

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Reviewed August 14, 2014

Quite simply one of the best restaurants that I have eaten in. Food sublime, you could pick out each flavour, between 4 of us we made great inroads into the menu and everything was absolutley delicious. Staff brilliant, very attentive and charming. Loved it. A great spot for dinner. Thanks to other tripadvisors who recommended it, definitely a place to eat. Surprisingly busy but not enough to make you shout across the table.

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

great dinner.Super wine list, lots of by the glass options. inventive choices - - great range of fish dishes. Polenta fries absolutely to die for! Reservations required.

Thank peachesmesley
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had another memorable meal at Artisan a few days ago. The pizza was delicious, the best I have had, thin crust, nice toppings. We had a few small plates, the food is always inventive and well prepared. I love the wine list, but the wine on tap is a fabulous deal. We love really fine wine, and the wines they serve on tap are actually really good and very well priced. We have always had excellent service, and this last trip was no different. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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Thank OjaiDiane
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

Surprise Surprise.
A small bar with some street seating and a lovely soothing dinning area is a hidden gem of Paso. The staff genuinely seemed happy to receive us and seat us. The simple menu quietly declares exceptional dishes. The organic raised mushroom, leeks, sheep's milk fromage, and truffle oil pizza made in a wood fired oven for 17 bucks was a real treat. The quail also was very tasty. Couldn't fault the service. Give this place a try even if it is a bit on the expensive side.

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