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Artisanal Restaurant

1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
+1 828-898-5395
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good7%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (17 reviews)
“yeast rolls” (5 reviews)
“bolognese” (6 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've read and heard mixed reviews about artisanal but we wanted to give it a try for ourselves. The decor inside has a rustic feel and very well decorated. Our experience started w specialty cocktails. I had The cucumber and basil drink made w vodka...More

Thank KHRJ16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Artisanal is not on the beaten path, but it is certainly worth seeking out. It was one of the best meals I have ever had. The lamb tenderloin was absolutely delicious. And the pimiento cheese scones were melt in your mouth.

Thank ChuckW65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good, but not worth $133 with tip good. Our local high end Japanese place and the Melting Pot (we live in SC and drove over two hours to try this place) is better. We'd go to those places first before returning here. That said, this...More

Thank Tara S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic venue for a very special Dinner. The atmosphere is so inviting. If you love DIY and old barns you will love to see the amazing attention to detail in every nook and cranny. Make sure to explore! The food is outstanding!...More

Thank Julsky18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The crab fritters were tasty but the rolls were the star of the start of this meal! The bite size yeast rolls were to die for!!! The salad was straight from the garden fresh with a perfect dressing. We had the ribeye cap steak with...More

Thank Becky M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Everything about this place exceeded our expectations. The food, the decor, the staff were superb! If you are in the area make a reservation and treat yourself to a special evening.

Thank Janelle T
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We have dinner there a number of times during the season and find the food to be excellent and the service outstanding. The setting for Artisanal in spectacular and you should get there a little early for a drink at the bar or outside by...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This is our second time here, and we can not rave enough. We had the Duck and Halibut. Both were done to perfection with a beautiful display of vegetables.

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Sat outside by the brook. Beautiful setting. The best vegetarian plate ever. Extremely helpful staff.. A truly memorable dinner.

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We have eaten in outstanding restaurants all over the world and this ranks in our top 5. The Ambience especially on the porch by the stream is fabulous. All the servers were excellent. They seem to have a "type", early 20's, tall and very clean...More

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5 December 2016|
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Response from KiKiBug | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately they are closed until May 2017. i believe they are closed from Nov. - April
12 August 2016|
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Response from Blackhawk-Hardware | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. I would call them and ask to be certain.
10 September 2015|
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Response from Lola122 | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I went last month.....we had the four course tasting menu with wine pairings (3 oz pours) but no cocktails, and cappuccino with dessert. The food and wines were top notch and enough to sate us, plus there was... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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