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Arte Cafe - Upper West Side, New York, NY

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side

4.3
4.3
3365 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
*We are following proper CDC guidelines with our re-opening! Call with any questions.*

West of Strawberry Fields, Arte Cafe located in a landmark brownstone, celebrating 22 years of serving the Upper West Side. Just steps away from Central Park presents upscale pan-Italian cuisine with artisanal homemade pastas, fresh meats, fish, pizza from a brick-oven and sumptuous desserts. Private rooms are available for all events and budgets.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 501-7014

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Located near Central Park West, Arte Cafe offers catering and venue options for Birthdays, Corporate Events, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16s, and various other events. We accommodate with servers, bartenders, and paper goods if need be.

  • Private party facilities

    Near Central Park West, a spacious venue, with menu and catering options for weddings, birthdays, bridal & baby showers, christenings, confirmations, bar/bat mitzvahs, holiday parties, corporate events, luncheons, and more. Rooms accommodate small intimate parties and larger events of all budgets.

  • Private party contact

    Marc Ornetti: (844) 562-1853

  • Neighbourhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross Street

    Columbus Avenue

  • Parking Details

    Parking lots available on Amsterdam Ave. and 74th Street.

  • Public Transit

    1,2,3 Trains to 72nd Street or the B, C on 81 Street - Museum of Natural History Station.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 3,365 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. MS

    MarianaS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The whole experience was very good. The food was fine, the service friendly, the atmosphere pleasant.
  2. HB

    HeleneB

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality as usual- service great
  3. M

    Manhattanite

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Best service ever -- friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. Only issue, not much of a wine selection.
  4. H

    Happybobm

    Naples

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We took our daughter and grandson to brunch and were not disappointed. The food and service are excellent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    So nice to eat somewhere that doesn’t rush you out. Great spacious atmosphere.
  6. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always great. This time the service was exceptional!!
  7. PH

    PeterH

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere, food good and service a little amateurish but so nice
  8. AW

    AmandaW

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overall good but the service was slow. And we didn’t get bread. The backyard patio is nice.
  9. HB

    HeleneB

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impressed that all staff pitched in to meet needs of customers. Food very good consistently.
  10. m

    mktk

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food so-so. Found menu limited. Chicken parmigiana very dry. Had to ask for extra sauce. Serving utensils had to be asked for with the salad and extra sauce. Place is big and comfortable to sit in so will recommend to others but they should not order parmigiana.
  11. LD

    LanceD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for mom’s birthday dinner. Sat outside and it was good, as usual.
  12. S

    Shelly

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Really disappointed how screwed up our order was and in the end, getting inadvertently charged $20
  13. k

    kennethl

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service.
  14. AK

    ArnoldK

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each course was better than the last one. The Fritos misto was excellent, the lasagna superb, and the profiteroles for desert with a perfectly made cappuccino was to die for.
  15. NY

    NYEater

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My favorite local restaurant. Indoor tables are well-spaced and there is plenty of outdoor seating as well. Best of all, the menu is extensive in all categories from appetizers to pizza, from pasta to entrees… and a good dessert selection. A good value in a pleasant ambiance makes it a great choice.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everting was great. Space between tables, new waiter attentive, music just at a good volume, food really tasty, ambiance perfect. I could hear my dinner companions!! Will return.
  17. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I took a client here for dinner, and we had a lovely time. The cocktails were perfect, and the food was delicious. The only critique I would have would regard the appetizers. The Frito Mixto was mostly zucchini and was a bit like a soggy lump. The delicious and spectacular Tuna Tar tar came with a third of the amount of chips that would have been appropriate. Otherwise, a perfect evening.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy brunch and dinner at Arte Cafe, and am glad they’ve made it through the pandemic thus far. The outdoor dining in front is nice because it’s on a quiet side street.
  19. TB

    TravelBug

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tables spaced nicely apart - attentive servers and wait staff and the food was delicious - great place for a celebration!
  20. J

    Jessp1

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    I’ve been to Arte many times over the years and this was not one of the best experiences. There was apparently a large private party on the patio which may have caused slow service and not very good food. I had the fettuccine bolognese which should be simple to prepare. It came to the table just warm and kind of in clumps. Tasted like it was sitting and waiting for it to be brought out for a while. I had brought 3 friends who had not been there before and none will go back.
  21. P

    Passonthisplace

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love the Arte Cafe - Upper West Side restaurants. It is was of our favorite local restaurants. The menu is great, without many outstanding dishes. The service is first class. They have a full bar besides a very nice wine list.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food! Would go back again
  23. E

    Escarole

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful all around. Food was wonderful - as always, as was the service.
  24. T

    Triestoeathealthy

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arte Cafe is a go-to place on the UWS. It’s consistently good—from the food to the staff to the ambiance. The back patio is great—especially during Covid.
  25. ML

    MichaelL

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Now we live literally around the block from Arte Cafe and have been going there for years. I don't know what, if anything, has changed but Arte Cafe is always good, this night was superb. I ordered a completely unimaginative (on my part) ceasar salad and linguine with clams and what I got wasn't just good, it was spectacular! And the service - we usually are at the bar, this time we took a table- was right on point, first rate. Arte Cafè per sempre!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Quiet, good food and service
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Went for brunch and ordered salmon Benedict’s. Poached eggs were solid — center was jammy not runny. Muffin wasn’t toasted and imho English muffins are not meant to be eaten fresh; they are designed to be toasted and are a bit nasty when cold. Hash browns were soft and had their color from paprika rather than actual browning. Side salad was overdressed; a mop of soft wet greens. Iced coffee was weak. The overhead heater in the outdoor dining area was on and we had to ask three times to get it turned off. Overall a very mediocre experience. We went because brunch reservations were scarce and they had an opening. Easy to see why slots were available here.
  28. SW

    StephenW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was kind of terrible. Waiters were friendly but nobody seemed to know who was supposed to be waiting on us. We sat there for about 15 minutes before anybody came to our table. Also, had a reservation, wasn’t particularly crowded and they seated us in a fairly hectic spot near the bar without asking where we’d like to sit.
  29. J

    Jake

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful time dining at Arte Cafe. Sat outside and the heat lamps were perfect and the wine was delicious as always.
  30. LD

    LanceD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, as usual. We went there for a birthday and it was an enjoyable evening.
  31. TC

    TatianaC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Service is always terrible. I come here for the food.
  32. SG

    SarahG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I have never been to a restaurant where over the course of entire 1.5 hour meal no waiter ever came to the table. I had to stand up and bring over the manager just so that we could order food after sitting for 45 minutes with not even bread brought to the table (which was never brought). When the food did come they brought the wrong order, and my entre the bolognese was very bland and poorly cooked. My husband's steak was good, not great. None of the management apologized at any point in the meal despite the fact that we expressed extreme disatisfaction. I actually can't remember a worse dining experience in the last five years. You couldn't pay me to return to Arte Cafe.
  33. TS

    TalS

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We were very disappointed with the level of service and the food. We used to enjoy a pleasant, delicious night out at the restaurant, however, we do not plan on returning anytime soon. We understand that prices of everything have increase across the board, therefore we will continue to cook and eat at home.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Food wasn’t great. Friendly folks though and accommodated the kids.
  35. EJ

    EJK1

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice brunch. Reasonable prices for the neighborhood, but the portions were modest. I had the crispy chicken sandwich, with a very modest piece of chicken breast . The brioche bun was very good. Generous serving of salad in place of French fries.
  36. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    All was good except for our waiter. It felt like we were a bother to him. He treated the table next to us very nicely so I’m not sure what went wrong with us immediately. Waiters can ruin an evening. And right now people are stressed being as it is, no need to be unpleasant. The rest of the staff was wonderful as always. Same with the food.
  37. CF

    CindyF

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything was really good - Caesar salad is always good but the kitchen wouldn’t split it for us. Everyone liked their food - risotto with seafood, chicken parm and short ribs. Would have liked my water refilled.
  39. p

    pg0612

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food…love the vibe!!
  40. C

    Culinaria

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our local Italian "go-to" for brunch did not disappoint. Overall, it was a good meal. However, the portions did get smaller with a higher price tag. My husband and I had the avocado toast which was presented one slice of bread cut in half, with two poached eggs on top. Although it was flavorful, it lacked imagination and garnish. My son had the chocolate chip pancake and it was slightly overcooked. Service was a bit slow, check in took 5 mins (there was noone at the hostess station); and there were a few helpers circulation the restaurant looking lost.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side is rated 4.3 stars by 3365 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Arte Cafe - Upper West Side

106 W 73rd St New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Columbus Avenue

  • Neighbourhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking lots available on Amsterdam Ave. and 74th Street.

  • Public Transit

    1,2,3 Trains to 72nd Street or the B, C on 81 Street - Museum of Natural History Station.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 501-7014

  • Catering

    Located near Central Park West, Arte Cafe offers catering and venue options for Birthdays, Corporate Events, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16s, and various other events. We accommodate with servers, bartenders, and paper goods if need be.

  • Private party facilities

    Near Central Park West, a spacious venue, with menu and catering options for weddings, birthdays, bridal & baby showers, christenings, confirmations, bar/bat mitzvahs, holiday parties, corporate events, luncheons, and more. Rooms accommodate small intimate parties and larger events of all budgets.

  • Private party contact

    Marc Ornetti: (844) 562-1853

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