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Artisanal

(Entrance on E 32nd St)
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  • French, Bistro, Wine Bar
  • 2 Park Ave, 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 124 reviews)

3.555
Food 4.0 Value 3.4
Service 3.3 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 725-8585
Fax:
fax
(212) 481-5455
Website:
www.artisanalbistro.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx Wine Bar Hours Mon-Wed: 11:45am-11pm Thu-Fri: 11:45am-12am Sat: 10:30am-12am Sun: 10:30am-10pm
Hours:
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:45am-2:45pm Dinner Mon-Wed: 5pm-9:45pm Thu-Sat: 5pm-10:45pm Sun: 5pm-8:45pm Brunch Sat: 11am-3:45pm Sun: 10:30am-3:45pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Business Dining, Group Dining, 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 Gouged on 10/02/2007

    Child size portions

    Every stereotype about French restaurants can found here. First, and to their credit, the food was good. But, they hardly give you any of it, even though they charge a bundle. My steak was just a little bigger than a lamb chop! The waitress treated us like we worked for her, and was very unresponsive. They try to cram as many people as humanly possible in there, so you will be sitting shoulder to shoulder with noisy strangers. After finally getting our waitress to grace us with an audience, she finally gave us a big bill. If they start serving adult sized meals, I will be willing to go back.

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    Posted by Dom De La Cheese on 08/16/2007

    Decent food but lousy acoustics!

    A former friend took me and another friend here for dinner. The food was pretty good but the restaurant was ridiculously noisy. It was a Saturday night, not late - maybe around 6pm when we got there. But the acoustics in this place are just shameful. It is so overwhelmingly loud, it really interferes with the enjoyment of the meal. The food was pretty good, though. I started with steak tartare, the first time I ever had it. I was looking forward to trying this and was not disappointed. It was beautifully presented and delicious. My entree was some fish dish that was good - not great, but good. We ended with a number of different cheeses. This is a very expensive place - glad my former friend flipped for the meal. For these prices, they really should do something about the noise level.

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    Posted by Anonymous on 08/07/2007

    really for a cheese lover

    On a Monday night at 8:30...the place is jammed! The smell of cheese was very strong, so you must really want to be around it to eat here. The service was great though and the waiter was very honest in what dishes were good and what he would pass on. i had the special sea bass which was good, but the portion was small and my friend who frequents the restaurant had them make a dish from the lunch menu and they did with no problem. A nice bottle of Pinot rounded out the evening.

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    Posted by VL on 07/22/2007

    Not worth it

    I went with a friend for the restaurant week prix fixe lunch, which was subpar. I had the mesclun salad appetizer, which was nothing more than average; the chicken entree which was cold, underseasoned chicken with some more unimpressive lettuce, and the berry soup which tasted overwhelmingly like cough syrup. I had heard a lot about the cheesecake so I got a piece to go (to see if I could somehow salvage the experience) but it was only the crust that was good. The other menu items might be better, but definitely don't go here for the restaurant week menu. Just terrible and SO not worth the bill.

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    Posted by JOHNNY D on 07/12/2007

    Foodgasm

    I eat out in restaurants all the time for lunch and dinnner and I must say I am not normally impressed but Artisanal is a VERY special restaurant. Although it may be a little pricey I go by the adage you get what you pay for and what you get here is a truly special meal. I went to lunch today with a friend and if you decide to go you must try the gnocchi appetizer which we split and the skate for the main. It was the best skate I ever ever tasted in my life. The service was excellent and I would highly recommend if you feel like treating yourself one day to a truly special lunch this is the place. ENJOY this special treat and you can even buy some cheese on the way out from their in restaurant cheese counter.

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    Posted by Jen NY NY on 06/14/2007

    Disappointing Lunch

    This was my first time at Artisanal and I am a regular at Les Halles so I was interested to check out the neighborhood competition. It started off good with the Swiss Cheese fondue which was tasty but it actually didnt taste at all like swiss cheese (there was definitely some sort of strong alcohol in it!). After the cheese it all went down hill. I ordered the Lamb sandwich with goats cheese - the sandwich was soggy and there was hardly any goats cheese on it - the accompanying chips were stale and the limp salad wasnt exactly appetizing. My other colleague ordered the steak which was tasty but you cant exactly go wrong with a steak at $38.00! And our guest had another soggy sandwich which she barely touched. For dessert we ordered Creme Brulee which was served cold - personally I like mine warm so was disappointed yet again. It was freezing and really noisy in the restaurant and I ordered two coffees which were also cold! For a total of $160.00 incl Tip for three people for lunch with no wine it was very expensive considering the quality of the food. I wont be revisiting this French Fare restaurant again!

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    Posted by Aleks on 05/18/2007

    Tight Seating, Truly Great Food

    I enjoyed my trip to Artisanal a lot. Granted, it was quite crowded (on a Monday of all nights!) but the food was wonderful and the service extremely good. I have a degree in hospitality management and I can honestly tell you that almost everything was done right. They had great food, the waiter was friendly and there (most of the times) when he was needed. The service recovery for a very delayed dessert was done well and the fries are heavenly! (I realize people don't generally go to a place like this for fries but that's part of amazed me about the unbelievable fries.) I would easily recommend this to a friend for dinner. Just to point out that most of the reviews are for lunch; I went for dinner and the service, food, and atmosphere were all great. We got out of there for $300 (or thereabouts) with 2-3 course dinner and wine by the glass for 4.

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