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Artisan - Traverse City, Traverse City, MI

Artisan - Traverse City

4.7
4.7
221 reviews
$31 to $50
American

Artisan Waterfront Restaurant & Tavern offers a unique and innovative dining experience with magnificent views of Lake Michigan. Our Great Lakes-inspired, New American cuisine has an emphasis on farm-fresh fare from local and regional farms, celebrating the theme of craftsmanship and sustainability.

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Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Daily 12:00 pm–4:30 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (231) 421-2150

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Romance

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Special Occasions

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Michigan

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northern Michigan

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan

    Romance

  • Northern Michigan

    Special Occasions

  • Northern Michigan

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. M

    Mrsecc

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional service and food quality, I’ve been many times but brought two guests for their first time and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Green goddess dressing was amazing!!!

  2. KT

    KathyT

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family celebration

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had a very pleasant and fun experience. Food was very good. Not the most exquisite meal ever but very delicious.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Very slow service

  6. e

    ejwoolz

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were here on Mothers Day and it was a special 3 course menu, so a different day with a more extensive menu could give different results, but the food, service, and atmosphere were all 5 star. The food was imaginative and beautifully presented, with reasonable portions...you wouldn't think so if you were an offensive tackle for Michigan, but for most of us, the portions were adequate. I must give kudos to the bartender as well, for very interesting cocktails with wild mixes of flavors that just worked. The service was impeccable. We had a window table with a view of Grand Traverse Bay. The lower third of the view is blocked by a sea wall, but that's getting picky. The atmosphere is elegant without being stuffy. All in all, very enjoyable. We will be back.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional service. Friendly staff- very welcoming. Food was amazing and we will definitely be back. Manager came up couple times to make sure everyone was satisfied. Beautiful place.

  8. JM

    JayM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I expected Mother's Day to be a brunch not a small dinner

  9. MW

    MichealW

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The meals were nicely presented by a very good wait staff. The atmosphere is pleasant but a bit noisy. The entertainment was a bit loud making conversation a challenge. As for the food the lamb was excellent. Tender, juicy and flavorful. The tortellini on the other hand was chewy and lacked full flavor. The manager to his credit did take off money from the final bill without being asked. Overall a pleasant experience and we will return on another time.

  10. DR

    DianeR

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had an excellent waiter and the food was good. The music could have been less loud and the choice of music could have been better.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely views of west bay in traverse city. Excellent food. Attentive and knowledgeable wait staff.

  12. MJ

    MarJam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing, from the greeting at the door to thank you when we left. Host was attentive, knowledgeable and very pleasant. Food is incredible and the Scotch and wine selection top notch.

  13. J

    Jhc3

    Palm Springs

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Escaping the homelessness and antifa violence of Portland, we expected that we’d have to resign ourselves to a less creative, tasty restaurant environment here in the much smaller town of Traverse City, our new home. Not so! And among the four or five world class restaurants that we’ve tried here (really, not an exaggeration), Artisan is the best. We began with two cauliflower and asparagus dishes the like of which we’ve neither never had nor never loved before. Then came the cheeseburger … I know, not unusual, but necessary periodically for those of us both needing meat and remembering good burgers from the past. My wife had the halibut, a fish notoriously cooked dry but remained moist here. So … great place to eat if you’re in Northern Michigan.

  14. S

    Sergio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing night. Food was great, the staff is fantastic, they make your experience . A lot of great restaurants in Traverse City and Artisan absolutely takes the crown! The lights, music, the attention to details were to die for, it feels like you are in New York or Chicago. Well done! Can't wait to come back!

  15. JM

    JenniferM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was very excited to see you are offering brunch. As expected, it was delicious with some creative choices! Looking forward to coming back!

  16. PS

    PamelaS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere was beautiful, the service was excellent and the food was very good. Overall a great experience!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Food, Awesome Service, Great Ambiance!

  18. JM

    JamesM

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Your going to love the food, service, and atmosphere!

  19. GN

    GNC54

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had French toast and waffle chicken. Both exceeded expectations . The service is excellent. Attentive without being too much attention. Good vibe from others in the room and the Lake Michigan view is fantastic!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service, wonderful menu!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was phenomenal. Beyond expectations. Meat and cheese board, sunchoke bisque, seafood chowder, waygu hanger steak, and halibut. Even better than the food was the service and the ambiance. My husband and I came out on a date night for the first time in a long time, and Joanna made our night beyond perfect. Thank you so much for the hospitality, we will be back. I highly recommend requesting Joanna as your server—she will elevate your entire experience.

  22. SS

    SherryS

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Very nice ambiance! And I very much enjoyed the cauliflower steak, but the salad was just okay. Good service. Loved the bread from Common Ground bakery. Great lavender cocktail too!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easter. Lovely meal, excellent service

  24. KN

    KipN

    Northern MI

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit, this was for a prix fixed Easter menu which was very nice, five options for each starter, main and dessert. The food was excellent, fresh, hot (cold), creative without being crazy, both had shrimp cocktail wit three very large shrimp that were cold and crisp, served with avocado sauce and more traditional shrimp sauce. We both had rack of lamb, four generous ribs with a delightful sauce on a bed of pea/mint puree. Dessert was included but as i am diabetic, i requested an alternate of cheese or berries; they brought both and and it was excellent. They also had a wine pairing of half pours that was perfect for $30. We will definitely go back. All servers were professional; not always the case these days as restaurants struggle to find staff and the training can be spotty. Not so here, all were excellent.

  25. LH

    LaurenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our new favorite spot! Food, drinks and ambiance are incredible!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous! Good was outstanding as was the service

  27. LS

    LibbyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful ambiance, view and food. Service was impeccable and the remodel is stunning and tasteful. Great for any occasion

  28. KN

    KandNS

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow. Everything about dining here was an outstanding experience. The food, the service, the atmosphere, all were just perfect. We couldn’t imagine a more wonderful meal.

  29. MV

    MaryV

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting. Outstanding service. Attentive manager. Delicious food. It was a very pleasant experience!

  30. GN

    GNC54

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday brunch late in the day. Was very relaxing environment and food was great!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch was delicious and the live music was just the right vibe and sound level.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our favorite place to stay and dine, perfect boutique hotel getaway close to home. Service is extraordinary and the exquisite food and mindful craft cocktails are always delicious.

  33. A

    Adventurer

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Loved this experience, food was delicious. Service was a little slow but very friendly.

  34. TR

    ToddR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Wonderful experience. Not hard to justify the price when everything was so well executed.

  35. h

    hungry

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great dinner, views of the bay, service was wonderful, the wine by the glass menu was lacking in selection, pricey, room a bit loud, but would go again for special occasion

  36. CL

    CandaceL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ambience of an art gallery. Helpful acoustics for private conversation. Irresistible Brussel sprouts. Courteous staff, non-interfering. Expensive but generous portions.

  37. MC

    MickeyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wry good meal birthday dinner for my daughter. Made special by the staff.

  38. SW

    StephenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, great service and atmosphere. Food top notch

  39. MD

    MelissaD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fantastic! It was nice to still go someplace exceptional w/o even leaving the hotel after a long day of site seeing. Food was fantastic. Service was wonderful & Alex the Food Director provided great conversation about the hotel development, the area & his knowledge of wines! Definitely would come back to both the Delamar and the Artisan on our next visit!

  40. LB

    LindaB

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A very beautiful venue with the ambiance of relaxation, quality, great vibe too. Victoria was wonderful guiding us through the menu and making reservations. We are triming down a bit in our eating so we only ordered the meat/cheese platter, but will definately go back to try more food and enjoy the company even just sitting at the bar!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Artisan - Traverse City is rated 4.7 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Artisan - Traverse City

615 E Front St Traverse City, MI 49686-2617

Additional information

  • Area

    Traverse City

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Daily 12:00 pm–4:30 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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