I just returned from a disappointing dinner at Artisan. In the past,I've had a table in the small side room which is fairly quiet. Tonight there was a wedding party so we were seated in the main dining area.What a mistake! The noise level was very high,compounded by the hard surfaces of the restaurant(why they don't hang some baffling material is beyond me)and the obnoxious squeals from the wedding party. We almost left(it was THAT bad)after we were unable to hear our server give the specials of the night.
I had the black cod (meh, mushy) and the SO had veal (OK, pretty spicy but well prepared ). Service was good; the table was too wide,making holding hands difficult. Burrata w/tomato jam a tasty appetizer choice.Blueberry buckle/meyer lemon ice cream dessert was a nice combination of flavors and textures.
Certainly not the best meal I've had there. We probably won't be back soon since we have so many good options at this point.
1401 Park St., Paso Robles, CA 93446