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Arte Cafe - Upper West Side, New York, NY

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side

4.3
4.3
3353 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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Booked 23 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Eggs & Beyond

Served with Home Fries, Spring Mixed Greens

  • 3 Eggs Any StyleUS$16.00

    Toast, Applewood Smoked Bacon

    • Omelet #1US$19.00

      Spinach & Goat Cheese

      • Omelet #2US$19.00

        Ham & Vermont Cheddar Cheese

        • Frittata PrimaveraUS$19.00

          Market Spring Vegetables

          • Classic BenedictUS$19.00

            Canadian Bacon, Hollandaise

            • Crab BenedictUS$22.00

              Sauteed Spinach, Hollandaise

              Paninis

              • Crispy Chicken SandwichUS$19.00

                Buttermilk Crispy Chicken, Lettuce, Honey Mustard, Toasted Brioche

                • CheeseburgerUS$21.00

                  Dry Aged, Lettuce, tomatoes, Toasted Brioche, Fries, Choice of Swis or Vermont Cheddar

                  Sides

                  • Applewood Smoked BaconUS$8.00

                    • Home FriesUS$5.00

                      • Truffle Parmesan FriesUS$8.00

                        • French FriesUS$6.00

                          • AvocadoUS$6.00

                            Featured Drinks

                            • Fresh Squeezed Orange JuiceUS$6.00

                              • Mimosa, BelliniUS$10.00

                                • Bloody Mary or ScrewdriverUS$10.00

                                  • Go Bottomless

                                    • 2 HoursUS$25.00

                                  Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                  What 3,353 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                  NoiseModerate

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                                  1. NY

                                    NYEater

                                    New York Area

                                    15 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    15 reviews

                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                    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.

                                  2. A

                                    Amanda

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                    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.

                                  3. TB

                                    TravelBug

                                    New York Area

                                    71 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    71 reviews

                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                  4. 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.

                                  5. GP

                                    GreatPlace

                                    New York Area

                                    69 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    69 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.

                                  6. 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

                                  7. 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.

                                  8. 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.

                                  9. 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!

                                  10. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 2, 2022

                                    overall5food4service4ambience4

                                    Quiet, good food and service

                                  11. 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.

                                  12. 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.

                                  13. J

                                    Jake

                                    Washington DC

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    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.

                                  14. LD

                                    LanceD

                                    New York Area

                                    5 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                  15. 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.

                                  16. 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.

                                  17. 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.

                                  18. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New York Area

                                    6 reviews

                                    vip
                                    2.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                    overall2food2service5ambience3

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

                                  19. 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.

                                  20. N

                                    Nick

                                    New York Area

                                    29 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    29 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.

                                  21. CF

                                    CindyF

                                    London

                                    15 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    15 reviews

                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great food and service

                                  22. 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.

                                  23. p

                                    pg0612

                                    New York Area

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on April 5, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Love the food…love the vibe!!

                                  24. C

                                    Culinaria

                                    New York Area

                                    22 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    22 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.

                                  25. P

                                    Porcopil

                                    New York Area

                                    3 reviews

                                    1.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                    We ended up not dining there due to awfully poor service. First, our table wasn’t ready at the reservation time. Then, after they took us to our Table, we waited for almost 20 minutes without even being served water or have our order taken. Nobody seemed to care and the restaurant wasn’t full, there were tables without customers. We just decided to leave and dine elsewhere in the neighborhood.

                                  26. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New York Area

                                    2 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                    overall3food4service3ambience5

                                    Food took FOREVER. We waited an hour between the end of our starter course and our main meal. People seated around and after us all ate and left. We weren’t even offered a comp coffee or anything. And continually telling us it “should be soon” is t enough. I love the place and totally get that everyone is stretched these days. But it’s also fair IMHO to point out things that could be done better. We’ll still go back. But please, do better.

                                  27. J

                                    Jr2169

                                    New York Area

                                    7 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    7 reviews

                                    Dined on March 30, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We had a delicious kale salad and braised ribs. Very good Nero D’avola wine, correctly priced. Excellent service.

                                  28. HS

                                    HSLinNYC

                                    New York Area

                                    23 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    23 reviews

                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                    A long-time favorite near Lincoln Center. Good food, room between tables and generally fast service. Unfortunate at this most recent visit there was a very large party in the back garden and service was much slower than usual. But I'll be back!

                                  29. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New York Area

                                    34 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    34 reviews

                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                    It was a crowded Sat night but we sat out on the back deck with heaters and the general manager wated on us!!! Which was great

                                  30. F

                                    Frooper

                                    Manitoba

                                    34 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    34 reviews

                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Excellent service & amazing food. Get a pizza - probably the best in the city!

                                  31. a

                                    alan

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 25, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great food and excellent service

                                  32. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 25, 2022

                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                    Great place and good food!

                                  33. C

                                    Carol

                                    New York Area

                                    32 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    32 reviews

                                    Dined on March 21, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    We sat at the bar. Mike the bartender was great! Attentive, friendly and makes great martinis

                                  34. W

                                    Walderino

                                    New York Area

                                    14 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    14 reviews

                                    Dined on March 20, 2022

                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                    Food, ambience and service top notch. Arte has been in business for many years which provides a great review itself.

                                  35. E

                                    Eatout1987

                                    New York Area

                                    3 reviews

                                    vip
                                    1.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on March 20, 2022

                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                    I thought the service was terrible. I ordered a beat salad. It came back with no beats. Different server the whole time.

                                  36. S

                                    Suzanne

                                    New York Area

                                    28 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    28 reviews

                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                    It’s a good restaurant with a full service bar. Beautiful patio.

                                  37. MM

                                    MarnieM

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    This has always been and continues to be my favorite restaurant on the UWS for comfort, delicious food, and value. I hope it will continue during these difficult times.

                                  38. a

                                    amyemily56

                                    New York Area

                                    46 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    46 reviews

                                    Dined on March 15, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Arte Cafe never disappoints! After going here for 12 years, the menu is still just as good and we always order our favorites! They have a good wine list and once again, have breadsticks at the bar!!

                                  39. SS

                                    SaraS

                                    New York Area

                                    16 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    16 reviews

                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    Our table was near the bar with sports on the TV which kind of ruined the special occasion vibe. Also prices a little high for that setting. Food was excellent. Only uninspired dish was the special of 3 different grilled fish. Serving size was generous.

                                  40. j

                                    jocko1945

                                    New York Area

                                    47 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    47 reviews

                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    From the waitstaff too the host too the food too the wine everything was excellent.

                                  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 3353 OpenTable diners.

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                                  Booked 23 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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