In west Charlotte by the site of the old Coliseum, tucked away behind some office buildings, you’ll find Artisan Restaurant.
At Artisan, $16.95 (plus tax, tip, and beverage) will get you an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. The catch? It’s student-run.
Artisan serves as a “dining lab” for students at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Charlotte. It gives them experience in both the kitchen and dining room.
From cooking bistro-style dishes to seating and serving guests, these students do it all. The point is to get them ready for jobs in Charlotte’s culinary scene.
But don’t let that scare you away — you’ll find the same quality here as you would your “go-to” dining spot.
Don’t believe me? Check this out.
They have a variety of appetizers.
Carrot Consommé (that’s French for “soup”)
Spring Garden Plate
For your entree, you can choose from the Pan Seared Chicken, Roasted Lamb Rack, or Pan Seared Snapper ($16.95?!).
As for your sweet tooth, Artisan’s got you covered.
Order the Strawberry-Fennel or Chocolate-Raspberry (chocolate sorbet decorated with fresh raspberries and caramel sauce, topped with an edible flower… may I repeat- $16.95?!).
Located at 2110 Water Ridge Parkway, Artisan is open Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
They’ll be rolling out a new dinner service this fall.
Call 704-357-5900 to make a reservation.