Go for Monday Night Supper!. Met friends for Artisan's "Monday Night Supper" this past week. Every week they are featuring a local winery along with one of their food suppliers. This night featured RN Estates & Windrose Farms. Awesome to say the least. Each course is served "family style", really shows off the talent of their Chef Chris Kobayashi. The pot roast was so tender you could cut it with your fork. There were six of us at the table, everyone loved it! The wines were paired perfectly and the service (Stacy) was first class.
Very disappointing. For our 30th anniversary and our friends 65th bday we decided to go to Artisan. We had been there before and it was quite good. This evening was very disappointing and while they may have had an off night when we brought it to their attention the owner, Michael was arrogant and not at all gracious. To start we had reservations which were honored. Our friend told the receptionist about our very special events. They proceeded to ignore that. The special that night was veal short ribs and one friend's meal was all fat. My husband ordered steak medium and it came rare. I am a vegetarian and asked about ordering off the menu and was encouraged to stick with the menu. We all made the best of the disappointing evening but when I got home I emailed the owner. He really was not interested in listening or in our business. There was absolutely no attempt to keep us as customers. He needs to take a seminar in how to deal with disappointed patrons! So now, instead of wooing us back we will frequent other restaurants. We are in Paso frequently and look forward to visiting all the new and wonderful scrumptous restaurants which have been opening!!
Cool Find. My boyfriend and I recently visited Paso Robles and it's definitely an up and coming area. The wines the area are producing are fantastic as we spent nearly two days touring wineries. When asking locals where to eat, Artisan seemed to be at the top of everyone's list. One of the wineries we visited called and made a 7:30pm reservation for us on a Saturday. When we arrived,the place was packed. We thought we would have to wait, but were seated right away. After looking through the menu, I had a lot of questions. Our server, Courtney, was awesome! She was so patient with us and answered all our questions. We ended up going with the abalone starter which was so tasty. For the main courses, my boyfriend had the lamb chops and I had the egg plant lasagna which was made with home made pasta. YUM! The portions were so plentiful that we weren't able to fit in dessert. We didn't even look at the wine list as we were wined out by the time we got there, but it looked like a lot of local wines were on the list. All and all we had a great time in Paso Robles and Artisan was one of the extreme highlights.
Fabulous Restaurant on the Central Coast.
Artisan is a fabulous restaurant on the Central Coast. I finally had the
chance to dine there this past week and was really impressed. The service
was top notch, all three courses ordered were fabulous and the dessert was
to die for. The Wild Boar was the stand out dish at our table (along with
the Scallops) and the Lilet Blanc Cheesecake was the topper. Wine list is
locally impressive with mainly Central Coast selections. In reading some of
the reviews below, amateur home-kitchen chefs that gloat about being foodies
can't be pleased. Just keep doing what you're doing Artisan and let the
novices wallow amongst themselves.
Get here or you're missing out..
My fiance and I have pretty much visited Artisan for every occasion. We've done a couple winemaker dinners, gotten wild at the bar, enjoyed quiet evenings out and stopped in for lunch. The food has always been terrific- and fresh- we've seen the chef at the farmer's market stocking up a couple times now. Their wine director is fantastic and their beer selection is always on point.
These guys- including the staff- know how to do it right and are very good at making everyone feel welcome and comfortable when they walk through the door. No matter what we always seem to unwind when we walk in this place, it's that damn good.
I strongly suggest trying the crab cake starter, farmer's market salad and scallop or boar main coarse for dinner. I think the fiance has eaten more boar the past couple months than he has his whole life! For lunch- gotta try the olive oil poached Ahi or the duck enchiladas.
Regardless it's worth a stop. Not sure what the other folks are talking about, but coming from someone that has tried out many spots in the central coast area- this one never disappoints.
Very Disappointed. Being a foodie and an amateur chef plus having a friend recommend I try this place, I made reservations on a recent trip. Service was good, food suffered from overkill on sauces, and prices were high considering the fantastic dinner I had the night before at Villa Creek, which was outstanding. Also, the restaurant manager must have been having a bad day because I questionned the waitress about a charge on the bill and the manager came over to the table, threw the bill at me and said he took it off. Not a good way to treat guests who simply asked a question. I paid the full bill and left but will never return to experience such rude behavior again.
don't know where your restaurant is?. your address is wrong...93448 is for pismo beach. Get the address right and maybe the food might be right. maybe it is just a glitch of this sight. In any case why would i want to get food with a restaurant guide that doesn't even give the right address.
Two Bishop-born brothers revolutionize fine dining in downtown Paso Robles at this big city-style bistro serving contemporary American cuisine..
The fulfillment of a childhood dream for co-owners and chef/manager Chris and Michael Kobayashi, this little eatery has become the darling of the Paso Robles dining scene. Soft hues of pale yellow and white play well off dramatic black and white photographs--and the constant parade of black-clad servers passing from the open kitchen through the buzzing dining room. The seasonally changing menu offers inventive items like smoked gouda and porter beer fondue, venison Wellington and jalapeno cornbread with lavendar honey butter.
Delicious, lively, and urban choice in Paso. This place is really a gem in quiet Paso. The interior is sleek without being overly so, and has a fun urban vibe but is still low-key. The food is great, from apps to entrees to desserts--everything is flavorful and seasonal. The service is very nice--friendly but not solicitious like in LA or NY. We've been here several times now and I feel like I'm in the city but in the best way. Of course fantastic wine selections and very reasonable corkage... which is why we love Paso!
Great time, great food. We visited Artisan after spending a day wine tasting in the region and were pleasantly surprised to find that they offer flights and exclusive tastings from vineyards in the area, thus continuing out excursion. The food was classic and flavorful and certainly helped us get through our long day. The chef has found a way to combine hearty food with a fine dining flare. Porterhouse was pretty good and Mushroom Stew KILLER. Service was good, our waitress was very polite. Overall, a great place to dine with friends and family and would recommend visiting anytime you're in the Paso area.
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