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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great restaurant experience, like a culinary masterpiece, is more than just the sum of its parts. Each individual part is pretty darn important to getting that dish to taste just right. At Artisanal each part of the experience was top notch... and not just...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing! We drove up from Hickory (90 min) to eat here. Our server (Brit) was great. We did the Summer tasting menu. I’m allergic to fish & shellfish so they substituted duck for me. Loved it. They also brought us the pimento cheese scones,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have dined from New York to Paris, but they had nothing on the tasting menu at Artisanal. Well done, we will be back

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had another outstanding experience here. The food is delicious and sophisticated without being weird. The beautiful ambiance and food quality and presentation match, which is unusual. One of our favorite restaurants in NC. Wow, the gnocchi, the tiny buttery warm yeast rolls... I could...More

Thank anonj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice ambiance and upscale feel throughout. A nice Bar for pre-dinner libations. The dining room is very cozy and comfortable as well as there is a nice back terrace where you can eat outside. Service is outstanding and food locally sourced and presented beautifully....More

Thank RDU-Yankee
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great fine dining up in the North Carolina mountains! The setting is beautiful, barn-like on the outside, splendid decor on the inside. The food is very good and the service excellent. The wine list is as well excellent but expensive! Anita and her husband, owners,...More

Thank Carlos A
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Overall experience was excellent. Service, food and wine were great. Would highly recommend for that special occasion and go again.

Thank BlackDog1946
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The first thing is the scenic drive into the restaurant and then you are met at entrance for valet parking. At reception area very pleasant ladies to greet you. We had crab fritters for 1st course. Truly wonderful and 2nd course gnocchi ricotta absolutely wonderful....More

Thank Raymie64
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This is a dining experience you will not forget. The food, service and setting are outstanding not to mention a wine list that is truly remarkable. Easily the best restaurant in Banner Elk and among the best in the state.

Thank wvit63
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Always the best in Banner Elk, NC. A very high end restaurant, but well worth every penny. Since this was a fundraiser we had a set menu. Presentation is beautiful. I’ve had their steak, delicious. A must go if you are in the Banner Elk...More

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31 July 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 !
16 July 2018|
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Response from wwfrench | Reviewed this property |
They have a nice wine list
24 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
View, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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