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Artisan Bistro

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1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901 (Mt. Diablo Blvd.)
+1 925-962-0882
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 14:30
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Alamo, California
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Artisan was a wonderful find!! Four of us had dinner recently on a Sunday night. The restaurant is nicely laid out and comfortable. Our waiter was very attentive, knowledgeable about the food and helped us with our wine and food choices. The brussel sprout starter was great, the french bread was fantastic. We each had the prime rib which was... More 

Thank Karen and Paul P
Tigard, Oregon
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice menu, excellent French Press coffee, excellent service, food very good Really enjoy the restaurant but too expensive.

Thank MrsBaer62
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We've gone there for years and have never had anything that was less than terrific. They are always coming up with new combinations that are creative and delicious. The dining area is not large and therefore is not noisy. It's not quiet either, but no complaints. The prices are very reasonable for top-notch food. The wait staff is always excellent... More 

Thank Brian A
Moraga, California
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very attentive waitstaff. Very well visited Saturday night crowd. I found my halibut dry and disappointing, others were pleased With their beef entrees. Desserts were tasty, even if the portions were mini. Definitely in need of a reservation.

Concord, Calif.
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This restaurant never fails - for lunch or dinner. Cozy and quiet. Small but well-done menu. Very tasty and good value. And they make AMAZING cocktails. Take the drive to Lafayette and check this place out. In good weather, their patio is really nice for lunch/brunch.

Thank lswallow
Bay Area
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I went to this restaurant on Tuesday, January 31 to celebrate my sister's birthday. There were just three of us and our reservations were for 1:00 p.m. It was wonderful. They have a prefixed menu or you can just order of the regular menu. Nathan was our server and he was GREAT!!! I'm sure we got him in trouble because... More 

Thank BayareaKaren
Castro Valley, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I don't understand the few negative reviews here. We're locals and this is our go to spot for celebration dinners. The food is always excellent as is the service. The facility too is top notch. It's in a house converted to restaurant. Tables are not close together and the sound level is quiet. I don't need warehouse level noise to... More 

1 Thank itinerant
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168 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We are long time patrons of Artisan Bistro. We've gone on our wedding anniversaries, birthdays and taken friends to introduce them to this normally excellent restaurant. So, for New Year's Eve it seemed an obvious choice. Unfortunately, it seemed the staff was not ready for prime time. Our server, Rebecca (?) was excellent, however she had at least two assistants... More 

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San Francisco, California
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I was looking forward to trying this restaurant with all the good reviews on TripAdvisor. The restaurant seemed to have been a little off step that night. With reservations, we had to wait a little for our table. I must say the host and bartender were very nice and friendly. Once seated, our waiter gave us the specials and menu.... More 

Thank CaAngie
Huntley, Illinois
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My wife and I took my sister to her favorite restaurant, Artisan Bistro. Now I know what fine dining is truly like. The wine selections were fantastic and we each ordered personal favorites. My dinner was the bacon wrapped monkfish and the garlic roasted brussel sprouts. Out of this world. And I have NEVER like brussel sprouts before. Next trip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549-3901
    (Mt. Diablo Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Close to the Lafayette Bart Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 925-962-0882
From the time you are warmly greeted until the moment you depart, Artisan Bistro's "casual elegance" will make your experience memorable. Enjoying fantastic food and wine, along with their staff's genuine friendliness and attention to detail, makes a journey to Artisan Bistro a must. At Artisan Bistro we take pride in offering you contemporary California French Cuisine that is wholesome and innovative... The seasonal menu is prepared fresh daily with locally grown, sustainable ingredients. From earth to table, we strive to deliver an intimate, delicious and unforgettable experience, offering top quality dining at affordable prices. Our aim is to give you a truly memorable experience each time you visit Artisan Bistro.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?