Artisans

Classic French

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Overview

Artisans is an intimate restaurant serving inventive cuisine rooted in French technique. Settle in at a long, wrap-around bar, at the chef’s table or in one of the cozy booths lined with pillows along the Fleur de Lys glass wall. Popular dishes include foie gras with poached pear and baklava or Chilean sea bass with pistachio-crusted mussels.

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Accolades

  • Houston's Best French Restaurants 2015 - Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 25 out of 30

Menu for Artisans

Le Menu

Main

Appetizers

  • Le Foie Gras Pan Seared Foie Gras, Crème de Cassis Demi- Glace, Saffron Poached Pear, Baklava
    $29.00
  • Les Noix de Saint-Jacques Pan Seared Scallops, Spinach Ravioli, Beurre Blanc, Served with Lobster Cappuccino
    $25.00
  • Thon Au Poivre Noir Pepper Crusted Tuna, Fresh Pickles and Pickled Radishes, Micro Cilantro, Pea Shoots, Miso-Lime Vinaigrette
    $23.00
  • Saumon Fumé Fait Maison, Caviar Americain House Smoked Salmon, Bowfin Caviar, Shaved Shallots, Marinated Cucumbers, Asparagus, Crispy Potatoes, Boiled Quail Eggs, Fresh Chervil
    $22.00
  • Rillette de Canard Fait Artisans Duck Confit Pâté Rillette, Arugula Pesto, Toasted Hazelnuts, Candied Beets, House Crackers
    $15.00
  • Carpaccio de Chevreuil Enrobé au Café Coffee crusted Venison Carpaccio, Pickled Trumpet Mushrooms, Baby Mâche, Beets, Juniper Oil
    $22.00
  • Le Canard, La Caille Spiced Duck Breast, Quail Leg Confit, Foie Gras, Fig Gastric Reduction, Micro Arugula
    $24.00
  • Tartare D'Agneau à la Française Diced Lamb, Granny Smith Apple, Blue Cheese, Mustard, Chives, Poached Egg Yolk
    $20.00
  • Escargot à la Bourguignonne Baked Escargot, Garlic Parsley Butter, Brioche, Chervil
    $19.00
  • Le Fromage Artisanal
    $19.00
  • Complement any appetizer Caviar and Foie Gras Ice Cream
    $14.00

Soups & Salads

  • Soupe du Jour
  • Potage Crémeux de Poireaux et Pomme de Terre Creamy Potato Leek Potage, Roasted Garlic Crostini. Topped with Herb Cheese Spread
    $11.00
  • La Salade du Chef Chef Jacques' Caesar Salad, Strawberries, Roasted Corn, Avocado
    $11.00
  • La Salade Artisans Mixed Greens, Lemon Vinaigrette, Caramelized Bacon
    $10.00
  • Fromage de Chèvre et sa Tarte Tatin Goat Cheese Tarte Tatin, Seasoned Goat Cheese, Puff Pastry Tart, Roasted Beets, Micro Arugula, Vanilla Honey Vinaigrette
    $20.00

Le Caviar Osetra et Blinis

  • Le Caviar Osetra et Blinis Imported Sturgeon Caviar, Blinis, Sour Cream, Egg Salad
    $99.00
    With 2 Glasses Of Champagne $130.00

Poissons et Crustaces

  • Le Poisson du Pacifique Pistachio Crusted Chilean Sea bass, Mussels Velouté, Creamy Risotto, Sugar Snap Peas
    $40.00
  • Le Poisson du Golfe Pan Seared Gulf Snapper, Saffron Tomato Broth, Bacon Polenta Cake, Eggplant Caviar
    $39.00
  • La Bouillabaisse Marseillaise Saffron Tomato Fennel Broth, Gulf Prawns, Sea Scallops, Mussels, Catch of the Day, Garlic Rouille Croûtons
    $37.00
  • La Volaille et son Homard Roasted Frenched Chicken Breast, Lobster Tail, Armoricaine Sauce, Parmesan Risotto, Asparagus
    $37.00
  • Choucroute de la Mer et de la Terre Sauce Raifort Roasted Salmon, Seafood Sausages, Pork Belly, Fingerling Potatoes, Creamy Sauerkraut, Horseradish Cream Sauce
    $36.00
  • Poisson du Golfe du Mexique, Pudding D'Ecrevisses Sauce Fenouil/Citron Vert, Verdure de la Louisiane Pan Seared Cobia, Crawfish Bread Pudding, Morel Fennel Lime Sauce, Sautéed Swiss Chard
    $36.00
  • Mérou en Chemise de Maïs Frais Sauce au Maïs Fumée, Courge D'Hiver Choux de Bruxelles Corn Crusted Freeport Grouper, Smoked Corn Sauce, Spiced Butternut Squash, Crispy Brussels Sprouts
    $35.00
  • Flétan au Beurre Blanc Truffé Oven Roasted Halibut, Lemon Risotto, Mashed English Peas, Carrot Purée, Truffle Beurre Vermouth Velouté
    $39.00

Les Viandes

  • Côte de Veau aux Champignons, Risotto au Vin Rouge Veal Chop, Red Wine Risotto Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, Artisans' Blend Mushrooms, Creamy Madeira Demi-Glace
    $54.00
  • Cassoulet aux Lentilles Vertes Viande de Porc et de Canard Artisans Green Lentil Cassoulet, House-made Sausage, Braised Pork Belly, Duck Confit, Bone Marrow Crispy Potatoes, Herbed Carrots,Tomato Demi-Glace
    $39.00
  • L'Agneau Seared Lamb Loin Au Jus, French Mashed Potatoes, Haricots Verts, Corn Galette
    $43.00
  • Entrecôte de Boeuf Poêlée Beurre de Moutarde Prime Ribeye, Mustard Rubbed Caramelized, Crispy Potato Rounds, Glazed Carrots, Garlic Confit, Onion Jam, Foie Gras Aiol
    $42.00
  • Le Faux Filet Pan Seared New York Strip, Béarnaise, Cantal Potatoes au Gratin, Haricots Verts, Tomato Ragoût
    $39.00
  • Le Filet de Boeuf au Poivre Beef Tenderloin Black Pepper Crusted, Green Peppercorn Sauce, Fingerling Potatoes Rôties, Haricot Verts
    $39.00

Complement Any Entrée

  • Pan Seared Fois Gras
    $12.00
  • Butter Poached Lobster Tail
    $14.00

Les Desserts

Les Desserts

  • Financier, Mousse au Chocolate Blanc, Glace aux Truffes Almond Sponge Cake, White Chocolate Mousse, Truffle Ice Cream
    $12.00
  • Crème Brûlée aux Trois Parfums Cappuccino, Vanilla, Crème Brûlée du Jour
    $12.00
  • Éclair en Pâte à choux à la Mousse au Chocolate Noir et Pistache Crémeux Dark Chocolate Mousse Filled Éclair, Pistachio Crémeux
    $11.00
  • Tarte des Soeurs Tatin Apple Tart Tatin, Butter Caramelized Apples, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
    $11.00
  • Biscuit Brownies au Chocolate, Ganache Caramel, Poire Pochée Caramel Ganache Brownies, Poached Pear, Pear Sorbet
    $12.00
  • Gâteau aux Carottes Déconstruit, Fromage Blanc Acidulé Deconstructed Carrot Cake, Meringue, Cream Cheese, Ginger Jelly
    $10.00
  • Feuilleté à la Mousse de Mascarpone, Sorbet aux Framboises Mascarpone Mousse, Puff Pastry, Raspberry Sorbet
    $10.00
  • Millefeuille au Chocolate Layered Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Ice Cream, Cappuccino Foam
    $12.00
  • Le Fromage Artisanal Four Chef Selections, Baklava, Apple Jam, Toasted Bread
    $18.00

Les Vins

Wine By the Glass

Champagne & Sparkling

  • Champagne, Nicolas Feuillatte Brut
    $18.00
  • Sparkling, Marquis de la Tour
    $8.00
  • Proseco, Adami (Italy)
    $9.00
  • Champagne, Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Sublime Demi Sec
    $18.00

White

  • Viognier, Saddleback Cellars (Central Coast Ca)
    $16.00
  • Chardonnay, Chablis Domaine Long Depaquit A. Bichot (France)
    $16.00
  • Chardonnay, Starry Night (Russian River)
    $14.00
  • Sancerre, Les Rochetttes (France)
    $15.00
  • Vouvray, Domaine Pichot (France)
    $11.00
  • Chardonnay, ZD (Napa Ca)
    $18.00

Rose

  • Bandol, Domaine de Souviou ( France, Provence)
    $14.00

Red

  • Pinot Noir, Morgan "Twelve Clones" (California, Santa Lucia)
    $14.00
  • Bourgogne, Albert Bichot
    $13.00
  • Malbec, Colome "Amalaya" (Salta Argentina)
    $12.00
  • Merlot, Burgess (Napa)
    $12.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope Desert Wind Vineyard (Washington)
    $9.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Jordan Alexander Valley (Napa)
    $15.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, John Anthony Coombsville Vineyard (Napa)
    $23.00
  • Beaurouge, Beaulieu Vineyard 2009 (Napa)
    $21.00
  • Bordeaux, Clarendelle (France)
    $15.00
  • Cotes du Rhone, Guigal, (France, Rhone Valley)
    $10.00

Late Harvest & Fortified Wines

  • Jurancon Dom. Cauhape "Ballet d'Octobre" 2009 (France)
    $14.00
  • White Pineau des Charentes, Pineau Francois 1er
    $14.00
  • Croft Distinction Ruby Port (Portugal)
    $8.00
  • Fonseca Tawny 20 year (Portugal)
    $19.00

By the Half Bottle

Red

  • Chateau Coutet St-Emilion Grand Cru 2008 (Bordeaux, Fr.)
    $55.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Chimney Rock 2008 (Napa, Ca.)
    $75.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Plumpjack 2009 (Napa, Ca.)
    $120.00
  • Pinot Noir, Siduri 2011 (Russian River, Ca.)
    $36.00

White

  • Chardonnay Cakebread Cellars 2011 (Carneros, Napa, Ca.)
    $59.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc St Supery 2012 (Napa Ca.)
    $32.00

Late Harvest

  • Jurancon Domaine Cauhape "Ballet d'Octobre" 2010
    $50.00
  • Sauternes Château Armajan des Ormes 2006

Pinot Noir

Oregon

  • Pali', Alphbets'Willamette 2011
    $46.00
  • Jolete' Willamette 2011
    $68.00
  • Domaine Drouhin Willamette 2011
    $90.00
  • Beaux Freres, Beaux Freres Vineyard Willamette 2011
    $120.00

Sonoma

  • LaRue 2010
    $110.00
  • Alysian by Gary Farrell 2009
    $115.00
  • EnRoute ''Les Pommiers'' by Far Niente 2010
    $135.00
  • Red Car "Bohemian Station" 2010 Heaven and Earth Vineyard
    $175.00
  • Huge Bear 2011
    $105.00

Napa

  • Etude 2011
    $85.00
  • Abiouness, Stanly Ranch 2009
    $90.00

Burgundy

  • Domaine Bertagna, Hautes Coltes De Nuits, Les Dames Huguettes
    $120.00
  • Beaune 1er Cru, Bouchard Père et Fils 2008
    $92.00
  • Pommard "Clos des Ursuliness", Domaine du Pavillon 2010 Albert Bichot
    $130.00
  • Gevrey Chambertin, Louis Latour 2009
    $110.00
  • Chambolle Musigny, Girardin 2009
    $115.00
  • Pommard, Les Vielles Vignes, Girardin 2011
    $87.00
  • Volnay-Santenots 1er Cru, Moreau 2009
    $145.00

Merlot

  • Switchback Ridge 2010, Napa Valley
    $98.00
  • PlumpJack 2010, Napa Valley
    $170.00

Cabernet Franc

  • Cornerstone Cellars "Stepping Stone" 2009 Napa Valley
    $75.00

Zinfandel

  • Mettler Lodi Old Vines 2009 (Central Coast)
    $45.00
  • Frogs Leap, Napa Valley
    $70.00

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Unity 2010 Napa & Sonoma
    $80.00
  • Hidden Ridge 2008 Napa & Sonoma
    $90.00
  • Billhook 2010 Napa
    $70.00
  • Rombauer 2010 Napa
    $85.00
  • Del Dotto Cave Blend, 2011 Napa
    $132.00
  • Hill Family Estate, 2010 Napa
    $97.00
  • Burgess, 1998 Napa
    $157.00
  • ZD wines Napa
    $110.00
  • Vineyard 29 "CRU" 2010 Napa
    $120.00
  • Cliff Lede 2010 Napa, Stags leap District
    $125.00
  • Lamborn 2008 Napa, Howell Mountain
    $195.00
  • Arkenstone 2008 Napa
    $210.00
  • Episode 2008 Napa
    $240.00
  • Galland Clark 2009 Napa
    $110.00
  • Cedar Knoll Vineyards 2009 Napa
    $80.00
  • Knights Bridge "Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyards" 2009 Napa
    $240.00
  • Paradigm 2009 Napa
    $130.00
  • Alpha Omega ERA 2010 Napa
    $390.00
  • Synopsis, Seleccionados Curico 2010 Chile
    $42.00
  • Beaulieu Vineyard, Georges de Latour, Private Reserve Napa
    $235.00

Blends & Meritages

  • II, by Alpha Omega, Meritage Napa 2009
    $95.00
  • Symmetry Rodney Strong Meritage 2009 (Alexander, Sonoma, Ca.)
    $120.00

Syrah

  • Consilience Syrah, Rodney Shull Vineyard 2007 Santa Barbara, Ca.
    $55.00
  • Two Hands, Angels Share' McLaren Vale Australia 2011
    $78.00
  • Vins d'Orrance 2008 Syrah (South Africa)
    $96.00

Petite Sirah

  • Switchback Ridge 2011, Napa Valley
    $115.00

Petite Verdot

  • Jeff Runquist "R" Stanislaus county Central Valley 2011
    $65.00

Bordeaux France

  • Margaux, Château de la Coste 2011
    $80.00
  • Pauillac Château Haut Bages Liberal 2009
    $165.00
  • St-Julien Larose de Gruaud 2008
    $75.00
  • St-Julien Clos du Marquis 2008
    $150.00
  • St-Julien Château Ducru Beaucaillou Grand Cru 2005
    $550.00
  • Pessac-Leognan Grand Cru Château Malartic Lagraviere 2006
    $130.00
  • Pessac-Leognan Grand Cru Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2002
    $295.00
  • Pomerol Château Petrus Grand Vin, 2010
    $5300.00
  • Pomerol Clos Sainte Anne 2009
    $69.00
  • Pomerol Château L'Ecuyer 2009
    $140.00
  • St. Emillion Château Simard 2003
    $58.00

Rhone Valley France

Southern Rhone

  • Chateauneuf du Pape, Domaine Saint Siffrein 2011
    $85.00
  • Chateauneuf du Pape, Les Sinards, Perrin Family 2010
    $95.00
  • Chateauneuf du Pape, Domaine du Haut des Terres Blanches 2007
    $120.00

Northern Rhone

  • Cornas 'Les Terres Brulees' Jean Luc Colombo 2008
    $150.00
  • Cote-Rotie Château d'Ampuis E. Guigal 2002
    $210.00

Bandol France

  • Domaine de la Suffrene 'Cuvee les Lauves' 2006
    $90.00
  • Domaine De Souviou 2008
    $125.00

Italy

  • Toscana IGT Torrione Petrolo 2008
    $65.00
  • E. Pira E Figli Barolo "CANNUBI" 2007
    $155.00
  • Brunello di Montalcino Casanova Di Neri 2008
    $120.00
  • Brunello di Montalcino "Sugarille" Gaja 2007
    $320.00
  • Barbaresco, Gaja 2009
    $450.00

Spain

  • Rioja, La Montesa, Palacios Remondo, Alfaro 2009
    $49.00
  • Ribera del Douero Telmo Rodriguez 2005
    $95.00
  • Priorat Ferrer Bobet 2007 (Carignan, Garnacha)
    $105.00

Malbec

  • Colome "Amalaya" 2011 (Salta Argentina)
    $42.00
  • Dona Paulo 2008 (Mendoza, Argentina)
    $75.00

Chef's Table Menu

Amuse Bouche

  • Amuse Bouche

First Course

  • Saint-Jacques Thyme Smoked Scallops, Celery Root Puree, Olive Oil Saffron au Jus

Second Course

  • Raviolis de Joues de Porc Confites Pork Cheeks Confit Raviolis, Sage Beurre Monte, Sauteed Pioppini Mushrooms

Third Course

  • Agneau Braise Braised and Pressed Leg of Lamb, Rataouille Tart Tatin, Black Garlic Sauce

Dessert

  • Crepe Soufflee a la Pistache Pistachio Crepe Souffle, Creme Fraiche Ice Cream

Super Bowl Lunch

Appetizers

  • Chaudrée de Crabe au Maïs Crab Corn Chowder
  • Salade de Confit de Canard Salad of Duck Confit

Le Plat Principal de Votre Choix

  • Plat de Côtes de Boeuf Braisés au Porto Port Braised Short Rib, Mashed Potato, Carrots Glacée
  • Saumon du Pacifique au Crabe Bleu Pan-Seared Salmon, Jumbo Lump Crab, Spinach Pasta, Sauce Armoricaine
  • Aile de Poulet au Fromage de Chèvre Spinach Goat Cheese Chicken Breast, Sweet Onions, Yam, Asparagus, Vermouth Velouté

Le Dessert

  • Poire aux Epices et son Sabayon, Glace Expresso Spiced Pears, Sabayone Sauce, Expresso Ice Cream
  • Soufflé Glacé au Grand Marnier Frozen Soufflé, Orange Confites, Sauce au Chocolat

Super Bowl Dinner

Amuse Bouche

  • Œufs Brouillés au Caviar Americain

First Appetizers

  • Chaudrée de Crabe au Maïs Crab Corn Chowder
  • Foie Gras au Torchon Foie Gras Terrine, Grapes Acidulate, Figs Demi Reduction

Second Appetizers

  • Plat de Côtes de Boeuf Braisés au Porto Port Braised Short Rib, Goat Cheese Ravioli, Carrot Purée
  • Homard Pochée au Beurre, Mousse de Saumon, Sauce au Safran Butter Poached Lobster, Salmon Mousse, Saffron Sauce, Rice Aigre/Doux

Sorbet au Champagne

  • Sorbet au Champagne

Le Plat Principal de Votre Choix

  • Bœuf Wellington Beef en Croute, Chestnut, Potato Croquette, Carrot Purée, Raisin Demi-Glace
  • Pacifique Loup de Mer Pan-Seared Seabass, Jumbo Lump Crab, Spinach Pasta, Sauce Armoricaine, Crispy Gaufrettes
  • Feuilleté de Poulet au Foie Gras, Velouté aux Truffes Puff Pastry Pocket Stuffed Hen and Foie Gras Cranberry Compote, Yam, Asparagus, Truffles Velouté

Le Dessert

  • Poire aux Epices et son Sabayon, Glace Expresso Spiced Pears, Sabayone Sauce, Expresso Ice Cream
  • Soufflé Glacé au Grand Marnier Frozen Soufflé, Orange Confites, Sauce au Chocolat

3201 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77006

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Intimate, Refined, Romantic
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Groups, Singles, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (713) 529-9111
  • Private Dining Room: Yes