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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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“halibut” (24 reviews)
“beet salad” (7 reviews)
“yeast rolls” (6 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

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

1  Thank Tara S
Reviewed 2 September 2017

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 1 September 2017 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

1  Thank asmith6688
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
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Questions & Answers
1 August 2018|
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Response from Jcg55 | Reviewed this property |
Tie is not required but this is a special place. Gents - wear a sport coat / jacket !
17 July 2018|
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Response from wwfrench | Reviewed this property |
They have a nice wine list
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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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