Fine Dining



Artisans Restaurant

Cuisine & Savoir-Faire

A 28 seat Open Kitchen Concept and Other Intimate seating. Relax and get immerge in one of the most Extraordinary Gastronomique Experiences in Houston

Nowhere else will you find a Front row seat to an Orchestra of Detail and passion. Challenge your Gustatory Abilities in a mesmerizing theater of eclectic French Cuisine

We offers innovative French cuisine of seafood and steaks, focusing on creative dishes that use market-fresh gastronomic products and original combinations of spices and seasonings.

Our Culinary Team delivers unparalleled French cuisine championing the philosophy that "dining is a passionate art form."

The restaurant offers 4 private dining rooms designed to create memorable experiences for groups of all sizes. Medieval Room 6 to 12 or 12 to 24, La Veranda up to 14, Le Salon up to 80. Unique décor and ambiance for groups of all sizes. Small groups, business lunches and events for all occasions.

I'm Chef Jacques Fox, inviting you to Artisans Restaurant Cuisine & savoir Faire at the gateway to Houston Midtown Where Gastronomy is a passionate Art form. Make a reservation

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