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  • French, Bistro, Wine Bar
  • 2 Park Ave (Entrance on E 32nd St), New York NY10016 40.746193 -73.982196
  • (At 32nd St)
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  • (212) 725-8585
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User Ratings (Based on 126 reviews)

Food 4.0 Value 3.3
Service 3.3 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 725-8585
(212) 481-5455
Visa, MC, AmEx Wine Bar Hours Daily: 10:45am-2am
Lunch Mon-Fri: 10:45am-2:45pm Dinner Mon-Sat: 5pm-1am Sun: 5pm-2am Brunch Sat: 10:45am-3:45pm Sun: 10:45am-3:45pm
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Business Dining, Group Dining, Open Late, Prix Fixe, Raw Bar, Bar Scene, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Artisanal

    Posted by Joe R on 04/01/2005

    So much more than just great cheese

    Cheese paradise indeed ? the odor was tantalizing as we walked up the street. But once inside Artisanal, we found so much more than fromages, from the joie de vivre bistro ambience to Wilson?s prompt, friendly, knowledgeable service to the food. We started with a sampling of cheeses assembled and presented by Charles, the expert cheesemonger. Somewhere along the way, we found ourselves experiencing an astonishing ?salad? of smoky octopus in a savory marinade that included chick peas, not to mention a small serving of mushroom risotto with fresh peas and tendrils. My main course was the crisp skate wing adorned with blood orange and cauliflower. My son ordered prime hanger steak frites. My wife was eating light and only had an asparagus appetizer. All excellent! The desserts (my wife soon forgot about eating light) were fabulous. We can?t wait to go back.

  • Artisanal

    Posted by Mark on 02/19/2005

    Curds and Whey

    I came down to NYC for business (food-related) and had to stop into this cheese paradise. The gentlemen behind the counter took such good care of me that I feel compelled to share my experience. I told them I was a NECI instructor in Vermont and it turns out that one of the gentlemen was from a neighboring town. We started talking shop (Cheese) about how the farmers are doing and how their cheeses are progressing. We agreed that Jasper Hill was the one to watch with many great cheese producers right on their tail. I was treated to a 12 course cheese tasting with ports and sherry's that made me remember why I love NYC: the ability to have anything you want at your fingertips, especially cheese. I recommend Artisanal if you want a unique cheese tasting experience or want to enjoy a mellow bistro menu. Memorable!

  • Artisanal

    Posted by amusebouche on 02/15/2005

    Not just fondue

    Excellent dining experience: savory trout, fresh oysters, and yes, amazing fondues. Everything was consistently good, which is rare. Great value.

  • Artisanal

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/01/2005

    Restaurant Week

    Walked in and were taken aback by the host in deep conversation with a server. Never said hello or one moment I'll be right with you. He just walked off at one point. When he came back he was slightly snooty, but I think it was an isolated case. Service was good overall. Never felt rushed. Went for the special restaurant week menu, but ended up ordering off the regular menu. So glad we did. Cheese ravioli appetizer was very good but could skip it. The crispy skate was AMAZING. Steak was OK. The risotto would have been a better choice in that case (I've heard it's fabulous). The best part is, of course, the cheese. They have "cheese flights" for 15$. You get 3 different to try and the portions are sizable. Also MUST have the cheesecake. Very light--not the typical heavy you are used to. Bottles of wine are priced from 28$ up. They have so many by the glass as well. I would certainly go back--I still have to try the amazing fondue and perhaps a few more cheese flights!

  • Artisanal

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/03/2005

    Typical bistro

    Although the cheese smell is NOT as overpowering as stated in the other reviews....it is very much around you with all the orders of fondue. The wine list is nice and not a bottle over $80. The waiters know a lot about the food and the wines which is good. Oysters to start were great and then we had a halibut special which was also good. DO NOT miss the cheesecake dessert which is the best part, the sorbet was also a good light choice.

  • Artisanal

    Posted by Ashleigh on 12/30/2004

    Comme ci Comme ca

    If you don't like smelly restaurants, stay away. The cheese smell is so overpowering; it's a little much. As for the wait staff, they were fabulous - very attentive and knew the menu well. The food and wine selections were good but I just can't get past the smell...

  • Artisanal

    Posted by Brooklyn Chick on 11/27/2004

    Lunch at Artisanal

    OK...everybody has something to say...but honestly, the food wasn't bad. It's too bad the maitre-d kept us waiting for 20 min. even though we had a reservation and didn't even offer us a drink...tisk tisk. When we were finally seated I was tired and not looking forward to lunch. But I had the sweet oysters (I forget what they're called) with some champagne....so what if it was lunch....and it wasn't soooo soooo bad. Their cheese selection is amazing, though. So, if you're ever in Murray Hill get some cheese at Artisanal.

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