Where Artistry and Food Unite
We were told about the Lakefront Grille by a few friends, and decided to finally check it out. Alas, we we too late – two weeks to be exact. So this is a review of the new Artisan 179.
The decor was pleasant. And as I type this, the guitar player/singer has reached a bit beyond his range – not the restaurant’s fault.
Not much on the menu for a controlled carb diet. The salads had cheese and bacon as protein choices without the option of adding other protein. So I opted for a burger. I figured the signature burger would be the one to showcase what an Artisan burger should be – I was underwhelmed. The presentation was anything but artistic. An open face burger with a pile of grilled onions and the top bun sitting on two bib lettuce leaves and a tomato all next to a pile of greasy, burnt chips. The burger patty was pleasantly cooked and was made of good quality beef. The blue cheese sauce was stuck to the underside of the bun. To top it all off, the single napkin was more than plenty – unlike other chin dripping, juicy burgers I’ve had. Overall, it was good. But a far cry from unity with artistry as the tag line had promised.