Artisan - West Hartford

4.6
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676 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
ARTISAN celebrates the theme of craftsmanship, combining 18th Century classic Scandinavian design with New England-inspired farm-to-table seasonal cuisine, artfully prepared by Executive Chef and Partner Frederic Kieffer.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OUTSIDE IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASED ON THE RESERVATION TIME.

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What 676 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JennieS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the ambiance lovely, our French waiter knowledgeable, the food delicious.

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vipBeverlyA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and pleasant atmosphere

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Restlover
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Went for the spa and then for lunch. Anniversary. Food was good but I think overpriced for a salmon salad, lobster roll and 2 slidders with 2 cocktails. Ambiance is very nice though. Very pretty. Great for outdoor dining.

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ThomG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meals, apps, service and a fantastic outdoor setting with great ambiance!

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Brian
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food in a beautiful garden setting. Host was not very welcoming but service was good.

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vipJamesn
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have the good fortune of being able to visit Artisan at least once a week and offer 2 nights a week. It is a lovely experience as staff , ambience and food are all exceptional. An oasis in Weha.

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BillC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went to Artisan for a birthday celebration for two. Milo, our server, was attentive to our every need and spot on with his entree recommendations. Would have liked to have some background music for added ambiance on the beautiful patio. Pricey, but worth it. Looking forward to future dinners.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I would have given it a 5, but their chatham cod fish wasn’t anything to write home about. Appetisers were really tasty, we had clam chowder and tune tartar. Service was outstanding, we really loved it! The outdoor atmosphere was relaxing. Sitting by ten organic garden in the middle of hustle of a downtown was a real treat

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always professional and warm service. Panna cotta superb!

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LisaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent brunch. Would certainly go again! The whipped cheesecake was the best!

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robertk
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

poor service, dishes look good, limited menu, prices high

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vipvcvc
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

airy beautiful environment; attentive staff; food delicious as always

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vipjeff
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Always wonderful with Bruce and the rest of the gang. It has become a regular dining place now and we are more picky than ever these days to go out.

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vipSuzyQ
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Bare hands on top of glasses being served ruined it for me. As we left the restaurant, I saw our waiter placing his hands over the top of martini glasses to place them on the tray for serving.

This is unsanitary in normal conditions, but during a pandemic, bare hands should have minimal contact - certainly not across the top of the glass where you would put your mouth.

As it was the waiter who had served us, I was not happy.

I was a bartender years ago and you do not serve beverages by grabbing the top of the glass. EVER.

Now for the good part.

Dinner was served on a lovely outdoor patio.

The salad that was part of the daily menu I ordered was OK. Some of the lettuce was damaged and limp.

The entree was swordfish and it was perfect. My husband had haddock and enjoyed it as well.

Dessert was nice.

I would normally have given the restaurant a higher rating but the bad serving practices and the so so salad lowered it.

This is a high end restaurant and should have higher standards.

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MitziMaplevale
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoors was exquisite made more so by the weather which was unexpectedly perfect. Our elegant waitstaff was professional, yet gracious, personable without being invasive. She paced our meal appropriately when we told her we were not in a hurry. I was curious to know by the end of the evening a bit more about the history of the restaurant and why some of the guests were picking tomatoes from the garden in the middle of the outdoor seating area! All was splendid. My dinner guest went back to dine at Artisan later that week so delighted was she by the dining experience the first night. I thought it was my company!

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Michelle
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Really good food, friendly service (if a little slow— but we are in the middle of a pandemic!), felt safe and comfortable

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NadineC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful, warm, inviting atmosphere. Food is okay. Quality of food and menu could be more improved...

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WHIrish
London
31 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Artisan has become one of our go to restaurants during the Covid crisis. Visited with friends and sat outside in the garden. Such a great and comfortable setup for a meal.

Food as usual was fantastic! Have had just about everything on the menu over our several visits - its all great.

We had a great time with wonderful food.

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LeahK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place! Eating in the garden/outside seating is so beautiful with the lighting and flowers. The food and drinks are amazing!!!!!

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Fungirl
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting for a delicious friends brunch!

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KimW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first dining experience at a restaurant since the lockdown restrictions were lifted. We greatly enjoyed our meals and the ambiance was perfect. Social distancing and mask compliance was on point. We had oysters on the half shell, which were fantastic and our first of the summer! The chopped salad was a perfect portion and I added to roast chicken for a wonderful meal. My husband had the hanger steak, which was also delicious! We didn’t experience any dessert but the wine selection was great and my husband loved the tiki tequila drink. All in all a very lovely experience and I can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining at Artisan. We were very impressed! The food was incredible and we had outstanding service. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful, delicious food. Service was perfect. It was our first restaurant meal since the pandemic hit, and it was an ideal way to get back to indoor dining. I felt safety protocols were well observed and was extremely happy with the entire meal and experience.

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vipPaulaN
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Dinner in the garden area was very nice. It’s so beautiful with the plants and candles. Ambiance is easily a 10. Because of COVID, we absolutely wanted an outdoor seat. Unfortunately, it was raining so we were dropped on from time to time. I suggest they shore up the “ceiling” area to prevent that. Other than that, it was a great dinner with good service in an upscale restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, service & food!

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vipDonnaH
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was a fabulous evening eating outside in the beautiful garden. The music was lovely, the food outstanding! Artisan is the only restaurant I will go to during this COVID pandemic. Great food, great service and hospitality, it was such a lovely evening! Thank you.

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BrieMode
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to this restaurant and it was amazing. From the staff to the ambiance just perfect. Only down side the table for two was small and neither of us are big but everything was great. The food and drinks were amazing, we left stuffed and so pleased.. They made our first time and anniversary so special. We will definitely be back.

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rogerr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

i don't understand why restaurants choose to have loud music playing in our ears while we try to socialize and eat our meals with family and friends.

we had lunch the other day - nicole was our server - 5 stars to both nicole and her helper (so sorry didn't get her name) - they were simply the best - will return if only to be waited on by nicole and helper - just wonderful - we enjoyed them both so much - as well as just the best service!

food was delicious (a little too much sauce on the steak) - go easy on that please drinks were delicious

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Rkayell
Portland
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a little gem, tucked away next door to the Delamar Hotel. I added a note in my reservation informing them the occasion was my wife's birthday, and the receptionist immediately wished her a happy birthday; nice touch. At dessert, they brought her dish, with a tiny lit sparkler.

We tend to prefer a quieter place, and this one was just right. Full disclosure, this was on a Monday. Had it been a Saturday, it might have been hopping. We'll just have to go back to find out.

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vipMesdmd
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated outside as we requested. We had a very nice meal celebrating our anniversary. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipvcvc
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good, spacious outdoor dining, attentive staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, atmosphere was great. Thank you so much for making my birthday and our anniversary special.

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Beauty99
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio perfect for covid times . Food is generally great , (although recently the menu has been a little lackluster), with focus on farm to table fresh veg and animal products (meat and cheese). Nice wine list and cocktails. Definitely the best restaurant in West Hartford .

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, our server Victoria was amazing and made the experience that much better.

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susanm
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We had a great lunch in an atmosphere that put us in the countryside. Forgot we were in WH center. Very relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was wonderful and the setting was beautiful - dining in the garden. The cocktails were very well crafted. Service was attentive, but by no means rushed. We felt very well taken care of.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was top notch and the food was excellent. Patio dining area was also great. Prices were reasonable.

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vipStaceyB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my brothers birthday with mom and husband. The food was delicious and beautiful presentation. Scallops were seasoned and prepared perfectly as well as the porkchop so moist and the fluke special was innovative and tasty. Drinks were marvelous! Beautiful gardens, attention to detail, Olivier went above and beyond to make it a memorable evening. The ambience inside and out transport you. The staff is so pleasant. Fresh ingredients. Great parking. Always have a wonderful experience here. HIGHLY recommend to all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday for lunch. The staff where absolutely wonderful and the food was very delicious. Definitely recommend : )

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING birthday dinner I went to 2 restaurants for my birthday and this one takes the cake! The waitress and waiters were so kind and the food was the best I've had since last year at hells kitchen

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Artisan - West Hartford offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 937-2525.

Artisan - West Hartford is rated 4.6 stars by 676 OpenTable diners.

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