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Artisanal Restaurant

1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
+1 828-898-5395
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good8%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

I have eaten here several times before and always enjoyed it to some degree, though I think it is overrated. This last time was a disappointment. Yes, the atmosphere is beautiful, the service is very good and the bread is absolutely the best. My biggest...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

We visited the area to escape the Florida summer heat. I was not expecting this quality of dining experience in such a small town. This restaurant is spectacularly beautiful and that beauty is joined with professional service and interesting, creative, delicious food. Yes, it is...More

Thank alspat
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is the hidden gem of the mountains. From the appetizer to the desert you will experience true fresh gourmet food with service unparalleled in most fine restaurants. Go out of your way to experience the finest this area has to offer.

1  Thank TMVoight
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I was disappointed. Their signature dish ever since I remember was their CALAMARI. My mouth was watering for this. Guess what was no longer on the menu, Calamari. The atmosphere and service was good. Their portions are so small you have to run thru a...More

2  Thank Jake0318
Anita G, Manager at Artisanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

We are also disappointed we did not meet your expectation. The calamari that is available is a very inferior product, which would not make those served it happy. Chef and staff are very concerned about proper sourcing. We are always happy to bring second bread...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Best restaurant in the Banner Elk/Boone/Blowing Rock area. Wonderful service, incredible food, outstanding wine list.

Thank Kristine S
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing accidental find. The food and service were incomparable (Sara and David, thank you) and the setting was magical. The sommelier introduced us to a wonderful new wine and our evening was absolutely perfect in every way. If you're looking for a...More

Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This was a wonderful experience. I highly recommend it if you are looking for something special. It is as good as it gets, and not really any more expensive than several steps down. We had a wonderful dinner here.....great food, great service, and all around...More

Thank Brenda P
Anita G, Owner at Artisanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Brenda, thank you for the kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

The food here is so incredible! The property is so cool, go early to walk around the grounds. You can eat outside on the porch with very cool fir pits. Wine list is extensive. We will go there every time we visit!

Thank freddiecat7
Anita G, Owner at Artisanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing next visit!

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

From the drive up the manicured lawn with horse statues made of wood strips, to the tour of the wine vault and streamside seating, then being waited on by very well trained staff for delivery of exquisite dishes, the Artisinal is definitely a dining establishment...More

Thank beechblogger
Anita G, Owner at Artisanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you for the nice review. We take pride in creating a special experience by our very special staff. We look forward to having you all again!

Reviewed 20 May 2017

My wife and I have been coming to Banner Elk for many years and this restaurant we had never been to. It's was my wife's birthday so we made reservations even after being told it was on the pricey side. Without a doubt this is...More

Thank flyfisher2744
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25 September 2017|
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Response from Julsky18 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure..you can always call.on a night you want to go..bet they can squeeze you in
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.
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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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