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Artisan Bistro - CLOSED

1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901
+1 925-962-0882
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork dish” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, American
€€ - €€€
1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Always a family favorite! Love the food and the selection of craft beers. Open seating, kid friendly, helpful staff.

Thank jamesfW3868QH
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Never have had a bad meal at the Artisan Bistro. Starters, mains, and dessert all delish! Intimate and cozy inside and out.

Thank 741lindsaym
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in Lafayette, it is small and very cozy and they always have a nice fire to sit by plus outdoor eating. I go there for special ocassions.

Thank lbbabb
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This restaurant will be missed. The owner has decided to concentrate on his new restaurant, Lima in Concord. We have only eaten there once, planning to return to try more Peruvian specialties.

Thank Jo E
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Artisan was a wonderful find!! Four of us had dinner recently on a Sunday night. The restaurant is nicely laid out and comfortable. Our waiter was very attentive, knowledgeable about the food and helped us with our wine and food choices. The brussel sprout starter...More

Thank Karen and Paul P
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Nice menu, excellent French Press coffee, excellent service, food very good Really enjoy the restaurant but too expensive.

Thank MrsBaer62
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We've gone there for years and have never had anything that was less than terrific. They are always coming up with new combinations that are creative and delicious. The dining area is not large and therefore is not noisy. It's not quiet either, but no...More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very attentive waitstaff. Very well visited Saturday night crowd. I found my halibut dry and disappointing, others were pleased With their beef entrees. Desserts were tasty, even if the portions were mini. Definitely in need of a reservation.

Reviewed 9 February 2017

This restaurant never fails - for lunch or dinner. Cozy and quiet. Small but well-done menu. Very tasty and good value. And they make AMAZING cocktails. Take the drive to Lafayette and check this place out. In good weather, their patio is really nice for...More

Thank lswallow
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I went to this restaurant on Tuesday, January 31 to celebrate my sister's birthday. There were just three of us and our reservations were for 1:00 p.m. It was wonderful. They have a prefixed menu or you can just order of the regular menu. Nathan...More

Thank BayareaKaren
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901
    (Mt. Diablo Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Close to the Lafayette Bart Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 925-962-0882
  • E-mail
From the time you are warmly greeted until the moment you depart, Artisan Bistro's "casual elegance" will make your experience memorable. Enjoying fantastic food and wine, along with their staff's genuine friendliness and attention to detail, makes a journey to Artisan Bistro a must. At Artisan Bistro we take pride in offering you contemporary California French Cuisine that is wholesome and innovative... The seasonal menu is prepared fresh daily with locally grown, sustainable ingredients. From earth to table, we strive to deliver an intimate, delicious and unforgettable experience, offering top quality dining at affordable prices. Our aim is to give you a truly memorable experience each time you visit Artisan Bistro.
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