Artisan's Table: Where Culinary Excellence Meets a Thriving Downtown Experience
Artisan’s Table, a downtown Orlando restaurant, has become a culinary destination known for its exceptional cuisine and vibrant atmosphere. With a recent move to West Church Street, the restaurant continues to captivate diners with its delectable offerings. Join us as we celebrate our June 2023 Business of the Month. Explore the restaurant’s humble beginnings, the passionate owners and chefs behind its success, and the diverse and innovative menu that keeps patrons coming back for more.
A Grand Opening
Artisan’s Table, founded in 2013, made its grand debut in the spring of 2014 at its previous Pine Street location. Coinciding with the opening of the prestigious Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, Artisan’s Table swiftly captured the attention of downtown professionals with its unique breakfast offerings and imaginative lunch and dinner menus. With an eclectic array of culinary delights, this restaurant has become a beloved destination for food enthusiasts seeking creative and flavorful dining experiences.
The Journey to West Church Street: A New Chapter Unfolds
In 2019, Artisan’s Table embarked on an exciting chapter by moving to its new location on West Church Street. This relocation was driven by a desire to leverage the area’s foot traffic and create synergy among neighboring restaurants. The spacious new space offers an open layout, allowing for the expansion of a larger bar and a welcoming street-side patio. With its grand opening, Artisan’s Table on West Church Street is poised to provide an even more exceptional dining experience for its patrons.
The Visionaries: Owners and Chef Guiding Artisan's Table's Success
At the heart of Artisan’s Table’s success are the visionary individuals who brought it to life. Creative Director Monica McCown and Owner/Operator Lee Kaleel form an exceptional team that has shaped the restaurant’s culinary journey. Drawing from their extensive experience in Orlando’s hospitality industry, they aimed to create a dining experience that encapsulated the best of what they had encountered. From the meticulous food preparation to the thoughtful table settings, and from the employee’s perspective to the diner’s experience, every aspect of a remarkable restaurant was carefully crafted into the concept of Artisan’s Table.
Chef and Creative Director, Monica McCown, has been instrumental in establishing Artisan’s Table’s reputation for innovative and delicious cuisine. Her culinary expertise and her love for creating new recipes and experimenting with flavors have elevated the dining experience for guests. Monica’s involvement extends beyond Artisan’s Table, as she serves as a Culinary and Operations Consultant for other Orlando restaurants and actively contributes to the Orlando Hospitality Alliance and Downtown Development Board.
With over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Lee Kaleel is the driving force behind Artisan’s Table’s success. As a hands-on owner, he brings a wealth of knowledge in restaurant operations and has been pivotal in shaping the restaurant’s direction. With his extensive background in developing successful dining concepts in Central Florida, Lee’s expertise ensures that Artisan’s Table maintains its commitment to excellence.
Exquisite Cuisine: A Journey Through Flavors and Innovation
Artisan’s Table follows a motto when it comes to its menu offerings, “Flavor is our guide”, an ode to the limitless offerings you might find on their frequently changing menu. Indulge in the renowned Japanese Breakfast Bowl, showcasing eggs, Japanese sticky rice, scallions, bacon, sweet chili sauce, and togarashi. Savor the hidden gem of their café, where each cup of coffee is meticulously crafted with handpicked beans and filtered water. From the Artisan Burger to a dinner of creative and craveable dishes, complemented by craft cocktails and wines, Artisan’s Table promises a captivating culinary adventure.
Artisan’s Table, now located on West Church Street, has firmly established itself as a culinary gem in downtown Orlando. With visionary leaders Monica McCown and Lee Kaleel at the helm, the restaurant continues to thrive and provide an exceptional dining experience. From its humble beginnings to its new chapter, Artisan’s Table captivates guests with its innovative menu and diverse flavors. Whether you visit for brunch, lunch, or dinner, Artisan’s Table promises an unforgettable culinary journey that combines passion, creativity, and a thriving downtown atmosphere.