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“Delish!”
Review of Artisan

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Ranked #5 of 195 Restaurants in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$36
Cuisines: Pizza, American, Gastropub, Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 12th and Pine
Description: Artisan serves dinner every night starting at 5:30pm. Brunch is served on Sunday from 10am-2:30pm. On weekdays, we open at 4:30pm and offer an afternoon menu until dinner service begins at 5:30pm. We offer a happy hour from 4:30pm - 6:30pm, Mon - Fri. Our full service bar is always open during business hours. Artisan supports local, sustainable and organic practices.
Long Beach, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delish!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We stopped here on the recommendation of our tasting pourer at the Justin Winery. Boy were we glad we did! We were there between dinner and lunch times and they were serving a tapas style menu. We had sausage with a goat cheese fondue, meatballs (3 kinds of meat) with light homemade gnocchi, and a mushroom, creme fraiche, poached egg dish! All were delicious and unusual. I highly recommend!

Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Enjoyable dinner”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

While we enjoyed Artisan (their food is really good) we both felt like sitting at the bar was more enjoyable. It wasn't bad (everything was perfectly cooked) but the room was a bit chilly (their air conditioning clearly works), and the acoustics were such that it was hard to hear each other over the din from adjacent tables. Again- the food and service were very good and the menu had a wide range of options. The bar offers several wines on tap in addition to numerous cocktails.

Visited May 2014
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Paso Robles, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I thought this would be great because they try to be organic. The green salad with fresh beets was excellent. The rest of the menu tends to be really salty. Not a fan. Nice atmosphere and good service.

  • Visited May 2014
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Paso Robles, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Late Night”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The bar is the best-- outdoor seating in the summer months is awesome-- the drinks are so innovative, really good, fresh ingredients. The Pizzas are amazing and the Mushroom Toast so gooood

Visited February 2014
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Paso Robles, California
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Go for the food, not the lighting”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Artisan always placed high on our list of exceptional eating establishments prior to the move to their present location. We recently visited them for two evening meals, one weekend and one midweek. Both of experiences were good but could have been better with a little forethought by the restaurant's architect - design maven. The problem is not the food which was for us as delicious as ever, beautifully presented, and professionally served. No the problem was the lighting; it is simply sub par. How do we know this? Well when you can't distinguish the print on the menu to read it you know there is a problem. This issue stems from the location of the overhead fixtures viz a vie the tables. The lighting - table locations are not in sync providing some bright spots but also some very shady locations. Woe to those in the shade unless of course you are with someone you don't want to be seen with. Our suggestion to Artisan: take out the suspended warehouse fixtures and replace them with lighting that provides each table with its own cone of comfort.

  • Visited April 2014
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