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Artisanal Restaurant, Banner Elk, NC
Artisanal Restaurant, Banner Elk, NC
Artisanal Restaurant, Banner Elk, NC
Artisanal Restaurant, Banner Elk, NC
Artisanal Restaurant, Banner Elk, NC

Artisanal Restaurant

4.9
4.9
1605 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Artisanal Restaurant is open seasonally from May-October end. Contemporary American Fine Dining in a rustic yet elegant environment. Innovative and progressive thinking in a farm to table approach, only working with the highest quality ingredients. This warm environment offers the best food and wine with excellent service. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Private dining room adjacent to the wine cellar available for events. The only available menu is a pre-fix style, with 2-3 choices per course, $95/ guest. We do not offer a kids menu however kids prepared to order off our pre-fix menu are welcome. Our Dress Code is Business Casual. Collared shirts are required, jackets are preferred but not required for men. No shorts, distressed jeans, hoodies, hats, or sandals/flip flops. Please dress comfortably for the weather for outside seating. For our Allergy policy and menu choices, please go to artisanalnc.com

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 898-5395
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Bill Greene
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining room is located adjacent to the wine cellar. For smaller events, 16 or less, the cellar is the best option. For larger parties, up to 65 guests, a restaurant buy-out is an option. Minimums are required for events. Fixed menus are planned with the chef to accommodate guest preferences.
  • Private party contact
    Anita Greene: (828) 898-5395
  • Neighbourhood
    Banner Elk
  • Cross Street
    Hwy 184
  • Parking Details
    Valet Parking
  • Entertainment
    Entertainment may be available on occasions
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,605 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Overall

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Service

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Ambience

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Innovative

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for fine wines

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for special occasions

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    American

1,605 Reviews
  1. LillianF

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals our family has had Our waitress Paige was wonderful The ambience is mountain elegance.

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  2. RollynO

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful experience. The ambiance is beautiful, the food is wonderful and the service was impeccable. Knowing it was our anniversary, they brought is complimentary champagne. It was incredible from start to finish.

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  3. Erin

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved Artisanal. From the gorgeous ambiance to the amazing food and service, it was perfect!

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  4. donna

    Charleston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each meal we select in the 3 course list was done to perfection.

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  5. BarbaraR

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, meal was outstanding and service impeccable.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was simply AMAZING! Great spot for any celebration.

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  7. DonnaK

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always make reservations in the fall for Artisanal. The food is beautifully prepared and delicious~every course. The staff go above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of. We are looking forward to our next visit in 2024.

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  8. billr

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Artisanal is the best restaurant in the state! We have been going there for the past 10 years, and we have never been disappointed with the the delicious food or the impeccable service. We refer to a meal there as a dining experience. We'll be back in the spring!

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  9. mariaprama

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful meal at Artisan--two vegetarians and a carnivore left very satisfied. Beautiful setting, amazing kitchen, worthy of any star chef, formal service. The food was extraordinary.

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  10. Hath101

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing. The halibut and sea bass were perfection.

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  11. SusanM

    Atlanta Metro

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent meal and great staff! I enjoyed my fall pear salad and boullaibasse with halibut, plus chocolate pear tart. Delicious all around!

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  12. DeniseM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in the mountains. It was our first time and we will go back next summer for sure. Excellent food, impeccable service and gorgeous place!

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  13. MikeyD

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Artisanal is always fabulous. It is such an experience and the food and service is excellent. Can’t wait until next season!

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  14. ALR6

    Miami - Dade

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience in a beautiful venue and location. Food was delicious and meticulously presented! Elegant but not stuffy! It’s ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ on every metric! Our server as well as the sommelier were personable, kind and efficient! And meeting the owner was a nice additional treat! Thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

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  15. LindaC

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was delicious. We wish you would stay open through December!

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  16. anneb

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant from the location to the architecture of the place , to the excellent service and finally to the most exquisite food.. to be highly recommended.

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  17. SusanS

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delicious dinner! Bring your wine palate to get full experience of full wine cellar. Highly recommend

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  18. MattM

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was, hands down, one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. Some people might say the menu is limited, or that it was very expensive, and they are correct. The thing is, its done that way on purpose and for good reason. The limited menu is so the chefs can concentrate on perfecting every meal, and they succeeded. It is expensive? Of course it is, its not Applebee's. This is a place for fine dining, but they pull it off in a way where you do not feel out of place if you have never been to a fine dining establishment before. The ambiance, the service, the actual dining area itself; all of it was impeccable and I can not wait for another big occasion to come around so I have excuse to go back.

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  19. KevinS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just an outstanding restaurant. The setting is amazing, the building is a work of art, as is the food. Service is impeccable. My favorite restaurant in NC!

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  20. Sparkle

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as usual! quality of food ambiance etc amazing

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  21. FLresident

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was one of the finest restaurants I’ve ever been to. The food was outstanding and our server, Eric was superb.

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  22. JulieB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was extremely delicious and lovely! We will be back on our next visit. Definitely worth your time and money - don’t miss it!

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  23. AxevilleAmy

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an outstanding experience! From valet, service, drink, food and overall vibe. Mandy was our server and she was incredible. Great personality, helpful suggestions and incredibly attentive. And we were celebrating a birthday and we picked the perfect place. This is one of the most memorable dining experiences we have ever had. So worth the splurge.

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  24. lisah

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place with amazing food and excellent service

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  25. MaleneG

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Would like to see more variety on the food choices.

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  26. ROM837

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Artisinal is one of our favorite restaurants and we’ve enjoyed food from all over the USA!! The service, food, attention to details and the ambiance is all to perfection!! We take our friends and family there when they come to visit us! Everyone loves it! It’s a very special place!!!!

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  27. TomC

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal and service. 4th time this season. Look forward to returning. Excellent evening.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique experience in the heart of the mountains, really second to none in everything you would expect in fine dining !!

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  29. ToddH

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have not been there in a few years. They’ve gone to a price fix menu which doesn’t give you any options. It’s just not the way that it used to be. Was really the best restaurant in North Carolina but now it’s just overpriced and OK. Desserts were not edible.

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  30. BrynH

    Raleigh

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptional service and a culinary delight. Definitely a must go to if in Banner Elk!

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  31. JosephT

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The remote location adds to the beauty and ambiance of this restaurant. With a full view of the kitchen, we were impressed by how calm and smoothly the kitchen was managed. The wait staff is very attentive and professional. The food is AMAZING! This restaurant is in my top 5 for overall dining experiences.

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  32. Stacy

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible. From A to Z, everything was perfection.

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  33. Martha

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect in every way. Food, staff and location are perfect.

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  34. Curt

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very creative menu that won’t disappoint the most seasoned quest. Staff was dedicated to creating the perfect experience for each quest personally. Pricing was in line with the experience.

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  35. Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time visiting Artisinal and it did not disappoint. The food was incredible, fresh and well prepared. The drinks also very good. The staff attentive (maybe a little too much) but we did not feel rushed. No doubt we will be back!

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  36. DianeM

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best service and food experience. Lovely patio seating.

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  37. foodforthought

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our best meals in North Carolina. We will definitely be back. Service was up to Michelin standards, the food was amazing. Jeff, the Sommelier made an outstanding recommendation that worked so well with the menu. Do not hesitate to ask for his help. He knows his wine list and will not steer you wrong. Might be the best restaurant in the state.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences we have ever had. Everything was amazing. Pricey, but well worth it.

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  39. MaryB

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fabulous evening at Artisanal. The service by Eric and all the wait staff was exceptional. Food and service were done to perfection. A splendid evening overall!!!

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  40. aeswes

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate on the porch. The heaters were on. It was lovely.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Artisanal Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1605 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Google Map for Artisanal Restaurant

1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Hwy 184
  • Neighbourhood
    Banner Elk
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Bill Greene
  • Entertainment
    Entertainment may be available on occasions
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (828) 898-5395
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining room is located adjacent to the wine cellar. For smaller events, 16 or less, the cellar is the best option. For larger parties, up to 65 guests, a restaurant buy-out is an option. Minimums are required for events. Fixed menus are planned with the chef to accommodate guest preferences.
  • Private party contact
    Anita Greene: (828) 898-5395
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