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Artisanal Restaurant

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1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798 (Hwy 184)
+1 828-898-5395
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fabulous French food in Banner Elk. What an imaginative chef. Wait staff is professionally trained. Wine list is impeccable .

Thank Sara P
Boone, North Carolina
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is like finding a Michelin ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ on a two lane road in the middle of nowhere. From the friendly valet parker you meet at the beginning and end of this dining experience, you are in for a most serendipitous treat. Superb food both to the taste buds and to the eye with its creative presentation, knowledgeable servers and sommelier,... More 

Thank HundVonHimmel
Boone, North Carolina
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99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Very interesting experience . Wonderful atmosphere beautiful setting . Nice cocktail bar We will be back

Thank drpeaceman
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145 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

You're driving on bucolic country roads, past a few old farm houses, no businesses in sight, you turn off the rural, winding road onto another and come across this big modern building with valets up a small hill and along a stream. Where am I and what is this? Entering this sophisticated, gorgeous restaurant out in the middle of nowhere... More 

Thank anonj
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing surprise, who knew in the middle of the beautifull NC we would find this jewel. What a restaurant, deserves 5 starts, well done job, managment team! Food, app, drinks, wine menu, bartenders, valet impecable. Everytime we visit NC its a must!!

Thank lacibeles_77
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Located 2 miles outside of Banner Elk in a bucolic setting, Artisanal is considerably more than merely a gastronomic experience. It pleases ALL the senses. With valet service for those who choose not to hike up a short hill, to the cordial greetings and escort to your reserved table, to the iPad wine/beer/cocktail list, you will be treated to non-stop... More 

1 Thank David S
East Tennessee
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Artisanal is easily in the top five restaurants in all of western North Carolina. Top quality ingredients, rustic/elegant decor (love the driftwood horses and horsey touches), and attentive servers. We had the best halibut I've ever eaten (a humble fish but well prepared) and fabulous appetizers (best pork ribs I've ever eaten in a restaurant--second only to my husband's... More 

1 Thank MountainSongBird
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

From the moment we drove up to the front door, I had the feeling that we were at the right place. The venue rivals Canyon Kitchen for ambiance and style, but where CK is more casual, Artisinal is a little more formal. That being said, the food, wait staff and wine list were excellent! Probably a 35 minute drive from... More 

Thank johndennison
Suffolk, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Beautiful setting. I called a month ahead and there were no reservations available for time slot. Was put on a waiting list and was called on the day we wanted to dine there. There had been a cancellation and we were in! Incredibly skilled staff - take care of your every need without bothering you in any way. Well versed... More 

Thank dbrinkley59
Orlando, Florida
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I made reservations for here on a Thursday evening for our anniversary. I ordered the halibut with mashed potatoes, it was fabulous. The mashed potatoes were made fresh to order and everything looked and tasted amazing. My husband ordered the butter steak dinner and he enjoyed his choice too. The kitchen is an open view type of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?