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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 127 reviews)

3.5215
Food 4.0 Value 3.3
Service 3.3 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 725-8585
Fax:
fax
(212) 481-5455
Website:
www.artisanalbistro.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx Wine Bar Hours Daily: 10:45am-2am
Hours:
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
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
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 Anonymous on 04/24/2011

    Excellent! I Want More!

    Wonderful food and AMAZING cheeses!!

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    Posted by Annette on 04/18/2011

    Disappointing service; expensive food

    We went to Artisinal last night to celebrate my husband's birthday; he had seen it on the Food Network and, having never had fondue, wanted to go. The Maitre'D ignored us for a good few minutes (as we exchanged glances between us wondering how long we'd be kept waiting) before a host finally took our coats and showed us to our table. We waited a while for the waitress, and my husband had to ask her if he could order a drink to start ($14 martini that he didn't even finish - said it wasn't made well). We each ordered a salad, a few sides, and then Grande' Fondue (3 of us, for a main course). After the salads were brought, we had to ask a bus boy for silverware. The organic greens was literally only greens -- not a crouton, tomato, or anything other than mixed lettuces - and not worth the $12.50 price. My husband did rave about the beet salad, though. Except for bread chunks, the fondue dipping items are all a' la carte and rather expensive - $10.50 for a small bowl of chicken chunks). The crudite' were not what I expected - tiny pieces of broccoli & red pepper; radishes; tiny baby carrots; cornichons. The waitress never came back to ask if my husband wanted another drink or a glass of wine, and after dessert, she brought me the wrong check -- $100 too high. Sadly, the overall experience was rather disappointing. And at $260 (with tip) for 3 people, very expensive for basically cheese and bread.

  • Artisanal

    Posted by EPR on 04/08/2011

    Nice French Bistro

    I had dinner with a co-worker and we were both very pleased with overall experience. Food was great, good wine, nice ambience, service for us was appropriate and we had no complaints.

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    Posted by LC on 01/27/2011

    Delicious food and not as bad service as I expected.

    Went there for lunch during the restaurant week and was prepared to get bad service as I had read the previous reviews. Must say that was pleasantly surprised. The food was really delicious and well prepared and the service we got wasn`t any worse than in any other restaurant in NY. Ok, the front desk girl wasn`t very friendly, but our overall experience was very pleasant. Would go again.

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    Posted by B on 12/13/2010

    poor service

    The food is good and Artisanal would be a great place if it weren't for the poor service. Frankly it is surprising. My guess is they get away with it--given that most of the other patrons appeared to be from out of town.

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    Posted by Anonymous on 10/11/2010

    Poor service - not worth it

    The worst service we have ever had. If this place is trying to channel Paris, it has it all wrong. Parisian restaurateurs, while often formal and serious, would never roll their eyes the way our sorry excuse for a waitress did. We sat for over an HOUR without bread, and had to ask for it three times before she did us the favor of bringing it, while letting us know the whole time what an inconvenience it was. The food is on par with that served in other French bistros in the city, but the abysmal service will keep us away.

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    Posted by HE on 07/15/2010

    My favorite Paris-style bistro in NYC

    I happen to love cheese, especially creamy, oozy room-temperature pungent French cheeses. With that in mind I went to Artisanal to have dinner centered around cheese. I was not disappointed. My steamed mussels appetizer had an outstanding broth of white wine, garlic and parsley. Flavors were there. Despite an extensive array of main course choices (from steaks to fish to seafood) I stayed with my aim and chose cheese for a main course. I had a large platter of the following 4 cheeses: Epoisses, Pierre Robert, Brillat Savarin and Sainte-Maure. I had them served with razor-thin, lightly salted crackers (so as not to overpower the cheeses’ flavor) and a Bordeaux Grand Cru red wine. Finally for desserts, although all are delicious, I hesitated a lot between those two I consider their best: the cheesecake and the tart tatin. I went with the tart tatin and it was the best of its kind I ever had with its ultra-thin, barely visible cheddar crust tucked below thick slices of apples perfectly caramelized, not drowned in butter, sweetened just right, very delicate and melting in my mouth. It was a dessert off the charts. That dinner did really hit the spot. Last note on the service: I will readily admit that our waitress did not smile enough. That said, she was a real pro and answered very knowledgeably all questions we had on the menu and gave good recommendations and suggestions. Overall whether you opt for an all-bistro menu or a cheese-entered one I definitely and highly recommend this place.

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