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Arte Cafe - Upper West Side, New York, NY

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side

4.4
4.4
3401 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 PM


Booked 23 times today

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

  • Neighborhood

    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 3,401 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. j

    jctm

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This is the 3rd time we've dined here in the last several months and it is now off our list of places to eat. Once again the extremely limited menu did not have 2 items available and our first 3 wine selections were also not available. The service was slow and terrible. Of the 4 dishes we ordered 2 were really bad. They no longer give you bread - perhaps they ran out like the last time we ate here.
  2. NL

    NolaLove333333333

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Good price for a pre frix lunch in nyc. The place is clean and nice. The food was good but the burger was very raw when asked for medium . Also the service isn’t great for how nice the place is. The runners are great and polite. The server wasn’t as friendly or excited to be at work.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is good, food is good. Love sitting on outside patio in front. It’s a favorite neighborhood place to meet friends.
  4. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always friendly staff from hostess to bar tender to bussers to waiters. Food always great too!
  5. DS

    DarbySinel

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great food and great service! lovely outdoor set up for when the weathers nice!
  6. GC

    GregC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very professional and cordial staff, right-sized portions, and everything is delicious!
  7. ML

    MichaelL

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made this reservation on Sunday night, Open Table processed it, but when I arrived at Our Favorite Neighborhood Italian Place, they were closed. I was unable to cancel the reservation and I never received a no-show notifcation. Hope everything is OK with our beloved Arte Cafe!
  8. LI

    LIbirder

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We have eaten here many times. I made a reservation four four at 7 pm that was confirmed. Prior to leaving, I happened to check my email and noticed that the time had been changed to 6:15. I immediately called the restaurant and they changed it back to 7pm. I had requested outside seating. When we got there we were told that we had a table in the “back garden.” I had never seen this space but we agreed. I would not classify this as a garden! Basically, bare wooden floor, horrible view of the building next door, and a large party that included at least seven school age kids running around. Our waiter was very impatient, didn’t even ask if we were interested in drinks, and the kids were loud. I went up to the front and said that we were unhappy with our table. The first response was that there was no other table. After I went back to tell the others that we had to stay put, the owner (or maitre de) came over and said that there WAS a table outside in front. We immediately moved, and were much happier. Now for the food: no bread for table was offered(don’t know if that’s standard now); we shared two beet salads (very good), two of us had linguine with white clam sauce that had the smallest clams I had ever seen! The shells were normally sized but the clams inside were teeny-tiny. The dish was tasty though. The two others in our party had grilled branzino (very good)! We shared a chocolate lava cake and profiteroles and asked for four decaf cappuccinos - very hot. The desserts were very good, the coffee was lukewarm. My husband got up and asked for his to be heated, the rest of us drank it as it was. Overall, this was our least satisfying experience here, but we have had so many very good dining experiences here in the past that I will overlook this one episode.
  9. MI

    MicheleI

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night for outdoor dining. Roberto who serviced our table made excellent recommendations. Have enjoyed this little gem many times. Do try - you will love it!
  10. HC

    HateCilantro

    New York Area

    123 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had the price fixed dinner and it was a great value. The portion size was modest but ample and the food was very good.
  11. B

    Basicme4u

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I was happy to see a prize fixed lunch menu ! It was very good. Your seating outdoors much better than during the summer. Will return!
  12. AS

    AparnaS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    This restaurant was really bad. The waiter spilled glass of crushed red pepper on my foot and didn’t bother sweeping up the glass. The food lacked favor, and there were mosquitoes and flies everywhere — even though we were sitting inside. Would NOT recommend
  13. SN

    SharonNY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect table location ready for us. Pleasant and efficient service.
  14. N

    Nancy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was very good. Although it was not crowded, the waiter was very unfocused. The fourth person in our party didn’t get his entree when we did and so had to wait 10 minutes for them to prepare it. The table was missing 2 sets of sliver ware and we kept asking for it. They finally brought it out after they had brought out the food and we didn’t have utensils to eat the food. We asked for bread several times and that didn’t come until the 4th request. We asked to see the dessert menu and that never arrived. They didn’t seem all that apologetic about missing the entree for the 4th person and should have comped his drink. Eventually we gave up on trying to get dessert and had wonderful gelato on Amsterdam and 78 street.
  15. D

    Dixiechick

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It’s a neighborhood gem. Reliably very good food, great service and a quiet place to talk. We love it.
  16. M

    Marie

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, good service and nice atmosphere.
  17. NR

    NormaR

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic. Very friendly and personable. Other workers were great as well. The food is consistently good. We can always count on it.
  18. MT

    MariaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing service Great pasta dishes Beautiful ambience - cutest dinner plates ever! Highly recommend
  19. D

    Douglass

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    The food at Arte Cafe was good -- Caesar salad was outstanding -- but service was almost entirely absent. It took a very long time to get our dinners. We ordered a second glass of wine, which took so long that we had finished and still not gotten it, so we gave up on it. In the middle of dinner someone (apparently from the restaurant) came to cut the lock of a bicycle that had been left by the front entrance, where we were eating outdoors, and they didn't let anyone know or excuse themselves -- but they threw sparks all over the place and made an unpleasant smell. Pretty sure they can do better.
  20. R

    Rabs

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine, great atmosphere. Conveniently located near the Beacon Theater.
  21. i

    indianearth

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always reliable Love visiting Audrey Hepburn on the walls
  22. B

    Brooklyntransfer

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best zucchini fritti!
  23. S

    Sophia

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always top notch with good service.
  24. C

    Caren

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food and excellent service
  25. j

    jjohnzi

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I noticed they’ve cut back on their afternoon Prix Fixe. No veggie with the Pollo Picatta, hard to get bread for the table. Also, there was one big group and a few two tops but it took forever to get the check. Still a decent value in these inflated price times. I’ll go back for sure!
  26. DW

    DawnW

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Delightful dinner in a cute spot. We had a table of 5 and everyone enjoyed apps, dinner and dessert! The tables are spread out (not crowded) which helped Covid concerns. Great experience!
  27. M

    Miriam

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere, good food selection and service. Highly recommend.
  28. RM

    RM11

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience at Arte Cafe. As always, the food was consistently excellent & the staff was very friendly and attentive. We have been coming here for many years and we have not been disappointed. Highly recommended.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The noise level makes it difficult to enjoy conversation over dinner. Service was eager to clear our plates but there were no people lined up awaiting a table. The waitress lovely but difficult to get her attention
  30. J

    Js0097

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good A good experience I would recommend it highly
  31. M

    Md143

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    DELISH! As always!
  32. H

    Happybobm

    Naples

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance.
  33. R

    Robertk

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. We had a very nice and attentive waitress. Highly recommend.
  34. l

    lindas

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Terrible service! Bathrooms not clean!
  35. h

    hugzzz

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall the food was good. Nothing amazing but very nice for a quick dinner before a show or concert. Wouldn't recommend the Cacio e pepe . Peppercorns were not crushed up and had way too many peppercorns throughout the pasta.
  36. KC

    KellyC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    My friend and I arrived around 6-610 for a 615 reservation. We did not get our food til 740, and had to rush to eat as we had a show at the Beacon that we were late for. We informed the server and mgr several times we needed to get there, and were told repeatedly our food “was coming”. The mgr said they weren’t prepared for the sudden rush, but when we arrived it was relatively quiet and most people that arrived after us got their food earlier than we did. I used to dine there all the time when I lived a block away but unfortunately will not return.
  37. S

    Sophia

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and overall experience excellent. I go quite often and highly recommend the restaurant.
  38. JS

    JoanS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful evening with friends--waitstaff couldn't be nicer, so the atmosphere is homey and comfortable, the food is truly delicious (cacio e pepe and the gnocchi are always my favorites), and it's just a great place to go.
  39. s

    sunshine

    New York Area

    557 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    557 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Had been enjoying coming here again after the new management team arrived and this time came with our cousins looking forward to a delightful dinner. Sad to say, it was not up to par to the last few times. For one, the waiter was very perfunctory and abrupt and was hard to find from time to time. And then my husband ordered the branzino for $32 and we couldn't believe what a small portion it was. And then to charge $5 for broccoli instead of the included spaghetti with my eggplant parmigiana was a bit excessive and it was very peppery to boot. Needless to say, my expectations were quite deflated.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pleasant experience

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 4.4 stars by 3401 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 PM


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

  • Neighborhood

    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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