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1200 Dobbins Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7798 (Hwy 184)
+1 828-898-5395
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17:30 - 22:00
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Columbus, Georgia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My absolute favorite restaurant. Love the service, the food, the atmosphere & the friendly staff! Certainly a restaurant that's worth the trip!!

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Let me just start by saying that the setting and the actual building in which Artisanal is located are absolutely breathtaking. Set off on a less traveled country road by a creek, you can't get more beautiful in this area of NC. We arrived on a very rainy day due to the hurricane sweeping by the coast and were thankfully... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were beyond pleased with the quality of this restaurant. The service was stellar and the food was some of the best we have ever had. If you have extra room in your budget for a great meal, visit here.

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connecticut
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The food & service were outstanding. And the building is absolutely stunning. We had the Chef's Tasting Menu (entire table needs to participate) along with their recommended wine selections for each course. WOW! The pasta, chicken & choc. molten souffle courses were all delicious as were the wines. The appetizers & entree selections on the main menu looked wonderful too... More 

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Apopka, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We have been planning to visit this restaurant for the past several visits to Banner Elk. Finally made reservations and made the visit. We have heard from several people that it was a "little pricy" or "over priced". Neither of these proved true as this was without question a "dining experience" of a life time. You can eat and dine... More 

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Chapel Hill
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Artisanal is a beatiful restaurant in a lovely setting. Food is fresh and locally sourced. We had a party of 7 and they handled us with superb efficiency. Salads were amazing, entrees complex and perfectly prepared, somalie was extremely helpful. We especially enjoyed the seafood Bolognese, grilled cauliflower, and the butter steak. This is one of the best restaurants in... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

What a pleasant surprise to come upon this beautiful "barn"! The surroundings, building, interior design, and artwork were all breathtaking. We had a wonderful dining experience and great service. Enjoyed our cocktails before dinner - I think it was the Steve Mc Queen Manhattan. The Calamari appetizer was the best I've ever had. Steaks were cooked to perfection. And they... More 

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Grant-Valkaria, Florida
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Valet parking, beautiful restaurant,very pricy. The calami is the delicious as their appetizer. The drinks range around $15.00 each. The food is delicious but not big portions. Their little rolls melt in your mouth and there are no refills on soda.

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Thank Jake0318
Earlysville, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Our 41st Anniversary came up last week, and my wife and I went with friends to Blowing Rock, NC where we stayed at the Gideon Ridge Inn. For a special dinner, we traveled to Banner Elk, which was about 40 minutes away. At first we couldn't find the restaurant because GPS was a little sketchy on the back roads, but... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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147 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We had read the reviews and were immediately impressed- the setting is idyllic- we wisely opted for a table on the covered terrace overlooking the babbling brook watching the woods change colors as the sun set- the interior is vast and nicely decorated - the best part was the food- we have eaten in Michelin Star places and this was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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?