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Been to Artisanal lately?

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I pre-purchased a special tasting at Bar Artisanal about a month ago only to learn it closed "for renovations" a couple of days ago. Now I'm told my reservation will be honored at Artisanal instead (with a different menu, of course, and no refunds).

I'm less than thrilled that I'm getting something completely different from the anticipated tapas tasting I bought. But putting that aside, I don't know anyone who's been to Artisanal in years, and I can't find any substantive comments on this board since 2007. Anybody been there lately? My sense is that it's well past its prime, but that's not really based on anything concrete -- would appreciate any feedback.

Here's the menu for the meal we'll be getting:

Amuse bouche
Charcuterie tasting
Maine Diver Sea Scallops with corn coulis, chorizo and piquillo peppers
Steak Au Poivre or Steak Frites
Cheese Plate with tableside visit from the restaurant's fromager
Cherry Clafouti, Cherry-Port Ice Cream, Port Tuille

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  1. While I haven't had dinner at Artisanal, I have had brunch within the past year, and think it's great (and definitely not past its prime). Cheese is the restaurant's specialty. Don't worry and enjoy yourself!

    1. its been about a year or so since ive been, but there was nothing wrong with it then - i didnt notice any appreciable drop from years before