Arte Cafe - Chelsea

4.3
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84 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Arte Cafe's newest location in Chelsea, Manhattan, a unique eclectic ambiance. Presents an upscale Italian cuisine with artisanal homemade pastas, fresh meats, brick-oven pizzas and gourmet desserts. A spacious Main Dining Room with exposed rustic brick walls, ornate black chandeliers, and Scalamandre’s iconic zebra wallpaper creating an atmospheric motif throughout. Expanding beyond are two private event rooms, the Middle Room and Back Room. Available for special occasions at all budgets. Have a brunch, lunch or dinner sit-down, passed hors d'oeuvres, cocktail party or a buffet style event of your choice. Arte Cafe - Chelsea serves Lunch ($18 3-Course Prix-Fixe & A La Carte Menu), Happy Hour (Everyday 12PM-7PM at the Bar & Lounge Room), Dinner and Brunch ($29 Brunch Special | Bottle + Entree) during the weekends.
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J
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edison is a great server. We started with a large Caesar which we split. Also a Mozzarelli de Buffala. For dinner Spaghetti Polpette and Pork Chop Parmigiano, which was very large. All the dishes were amazing. Sicilian Pinot Grigio and Peroni's made for a wonderful evening. Thank you and we will be back

W
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was a definite disappointment. Scrawny chicken and tasteless salmon.
The appetizers were somewhat better. Dessert was the highlight.
Not sure I'd go back...

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sancerre and dessert

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e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Got there early enough for the prix fix lunch
Excellent food and reasonable portions. I would go there again. Not too noisy, which is rare these days.

AK
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at a table for 4, which is always nice to have extra space. Our main purpose was visiting after not seeing each other for quite awhile, so it was great that the noise level was very low and the tables spaced comfortably apart. The $18 prix-fixe meal is a bargain. The mussels were excellent, nicely seasoned and accompanied by garlic bread. The Fettuccine beef ragu also excellent. My friend had salad and a sandwich w/Fries fries, all nicely done and tasty. Had enough to take some home. Service was pleasant and not intrusive. Stayed almost 3 hrs without feeling pressured to leave. The only thing a tad bit annoying was the paper sheet on the table, which our arms caught on several times. Perhaps cut it a bit smaller?

L
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arte Cafe was fabulous for my husband's 75th birthday. The homemade pasta was incredible. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They were very accommodating of our large party. The servers could have been a little more attentive. This was my first time to Arte Cafe in Chelsea. I got the the UWS Arte Cafe and do take out all of the time. Both have excellent Italian food!

BR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group went for our monthly Ladies Lunch. There is an $18.00 pre-fix lunch menu that was excellent. It offered something for everyone in the group. The food was delicious and the service was great.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Attentive and friendly serving staff. Good food and drinks. Overcharged prix-fixe short rib; five dollar add-on should have made it $23, not $26. Oversight or on purpose? Not sure.
The prix-fixe & happy hour was otherwise worth the try.

GI
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was terrific: pasta perfectly prepared, lamb shank, branzino delicious and all presented extremely well.

TF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was a little slow. We got our drinks after our entree was served. Waitstaff apologized for the delay. I think they need another server on the floor on a Saturday night. Food was excellent. Nice place for friends or for a date.

BB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Si mangia bene li.

Lo chef è un bravissimo cuoco.

Grazie
Rosana

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S
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The meal was delicious. Sauce is so important with pasta, and the bolognese was delicious. My husband’s lasagne was wonderful. We will be returning. Personally I missed some scalopine style( piccata, francaise, etc.) chicken on the menu.

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh made pasta. Service is great with very friendly staff. Very reasonably priced including prix-fixe options.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

When we entered the restaurant we were the only table. Other people started coming in afterwards. It took 30 minutes at least to get drinks and forever for food, and the staff had no idea what anyone ordered. Some orders weren’t correct and some were missed.

RO
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love going to the Arte Cafe either in Chelsea or the Upper West side. Highly recommend!!

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was average. I had the gnocchi and had chicken added to it, but I barely had half a chicken breast added to it yet paid $5 for it. My mother’s chicken tasted old or cooked from earlier in the day. We honestly didn’t know who our server was. We had six different people come up and take our drink orders and food orders. The main server who checked up on us the most ended up going MIA for the last 20 minutes of our dining experience. When we asked for the check from another server, we were ignored and waited another 10 minutes until we got up and asked the manager for our check. It’s quite sad that we enjoyed our meal more at Olive Garden from the night before.

RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The quality of food is Very Good. Chicken Parm, Lamb Shank, Cascio Pepe made fresh is excellent on weekends. Service is great. The place is large but cozy and they have a pleasing wine list. Finally some good Italian food!

DS
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Great ambiance, service, food. Good value for NYC. Had 10 w us.

SE
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot! Will definitely come back. Good food, great prices, really nice environment.

VB
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

There was a group of 6. Many other tables with groups. Not enough staff and were not familiar with some traditional Italian drinks and food. The food itself was ok. There was a draft from the vents hitting 2 people - they tried to adjust to no avail. Place has some work to do. Good location.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The service was very very slow. We ended up paying in cash at the end because we didn't want to sit another 20 minutes for our card to come back. The food was also not great. My fiancé and I both had the Fettuccine Alla Bolognese. They gave us salt but never brought the pepper we requested from two different people.

J
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is beautifully decorated for the Holidays - and continues to provide a nice adult dining experience .

A
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Enjoyed more than Little Italy.

TK
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I went to Arte Cafe Chelsea for the first time, and really enjoyed it. My mista salad and gnocchi were both excellent, and the prices were very reasonable. The service was good and the dining room is both spacious and beautiful.

CG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went with a group of friends for Thanksgiving dinner. Menu, food and service were great! Will definately be back!

JB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. The value at noon was fantastic for Manhattan.

j
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great place to meet for a social with one other or more. Lovely ambiance, very good food and friendly, accommodating service

J
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patricia was a wonderful server. Started with POLPETTE AL POMODORO (meatballs), and MOZZARELLA DI BUFALA. For dinner we had 2 FETTUCCINE ALLA BOLOGNESE and a TORTELLI RICOTTA E SPINACI. Desert was a Creme Brulee which was not crusty or warm but still very good. All the food was outstanding.
As a beer drinker I was surprised that they had run out of beer as there was a big party going on. Patricia did find one Peroni for me.Pinot Grigio Purato 2017 Sicilia and Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Moda wines made for a great night. Thank you we will be back.

W
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff could not of been lovelier great night

T
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and staff was attentive. The food was quite good and a lovely selection of wines. The seating area is spacious so you don’t feel crowded in by the tables next to you.

NY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waitress was pushing us to order.

MB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a late dinner with a fiend on Saturday night. Lively atmosphere , loved the music but not too load. The food was excellent- tender Finn greasy crisp fried calamari, delicious thin crust pepperoni pizza and al dente pasta- orchietta with sausage and broccoli rabe. Chocolate mouse was rich and had extra dark chocolate shavings inside- big portion. The host - River was very friendly and helpful, with an upbeat personality. We will definitely tell our friends about this very spacious place with lovely decor and traditional Italian favorites on the menu. Looking forward to trying more items on the menu which was priced moderately.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff was attentive to our table, menus has a good selection and all the food tasted delicious. $16 pastas, but servicing size was good.

FC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The atmosphere here is very pleasant and the tables are not on top of each other. The branzino is excellent with roasted vegetables and we both enjoyed it. For dessert I had apple tart with vanilla ice cream and it was delicious. My friend really liked the tiramisu. The prices were good for a Manhattan restaurant in Chelsea. I highly recommend Arte Cafe.

TB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Could not get anyone to turn down the damn music - inappropriate for the dinner hour and thumping loud all the time!

J
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, atmosphere and service, consistently delivers a great dining experience.

GG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My 2nd visit in one week. Great after the Irish Rep or on the way home from the theater. Beet salad was delicious. Both pastas were cooked and sauced properly. The restaurant is spacious ... no banquettes. There is actually space between the tables. Edison was our waiter both times. Very solicitous service. Will return.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I KNEW ARTE CAFE FROM UPPER WESTSIDE BUT I VISITED NEW LOCATION AT ARTE CHELSEA WITH MY FRIEND AND IT WAS AMAZING. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. EVERY ONE WAS FRIENDLY AND PROFESSIONAL. WILL COME BACK SOON.!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time there. Food was delicious. Excellent service. Delightful cocktails.