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Artisanal Restaurant

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1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798 (Hwy 184)
+1 828-898-5395
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing surprise, who knew in the middle of the beautifull NC we would find this jewel. What a restaurant, deserves 5 starts, well done job, managment team! Food, app, drinks, wine menu, bartenders, valet impecable. Everytime we visit NC its a must!!

Thank lacibeles_77
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Located 2 miles outside of Banner Elk in a bucolic setting, Artisanal is considerably more than merely a gastronomic experience. It pleases ALL the senses. With valet service for those who choose not to hike up a short hill, to the cordial greetings and escort to your reserved table, to the iPad wine/beer/cocktail list, you will be treated to non-stop... More 

1 Thank David S
East Tennessee
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Artisanal is easily in the top five restaurants in all of western North Carolina. Top quality ingredients, rustic/elegant decor (love the driftwood horses and horsey touches), and attentive servers. We had the best halibut I've ever eaten (a humble fish but well prepared) and fabulous appetizers (best pork ribs I've ever eaten in a restaurant--second only to my husband's... More 

1 Thank MountainSongBird
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

From the moment we drove up to the front door, I had the feeling that we were at the right place. The venue rivals Canyon Kitchen for ambiance and style, but where CK is more casual, Artisinal is a little more formal. That being said, the food, wait staff and wine list were excellent! Probably a 35 minute drive from... More 

Thank johndennison
Suffolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Beautiful setting. I called a month ahead and there were no reservations available for time slot. Was put on a waiting list and was called on the day we wanted to dine there. There had been a cancellation and we were in! Incredibly skilled staff - take care of your every need without bothering you in any way. Well versed... More 

Thank dbrinkley59
Orlando, Florida
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I made reservations for here on a Thursday evening for our anniversary. I ordered the halibut with mashed potatoes, it was fabulous. The mashed potatoes were made fresh to order and everything looked and tasted amazing. My husband ordered the butter steak dinner and he enjoyed his choice too. The kitchen is an open view type of... More 

Thank Amio_Persio
Columbus, Georgia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 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 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 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 

1 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 9 October 2016

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 26 September 2016

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 

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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
US$50 - US$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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?