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About Arte Cafe

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.

106 W 73rd St
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; $15 Prix-Fixe: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Columbus Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 501-7014

Website:
http://www.artecafenyc.com/

Catering:
We offer catering for Corporate Parties, Weddings, Bar mitzvahs, Sweet 16s, and various other events. We accommodate with servers, bartenders, and paper goods if need be.

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

Public Transit:
1,2,3 Trains to 72nd Street.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Drama Desk Awards for 400 people.
Recipient of Ospitalita italiana Award for Authentic Italian Cuisine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Thanksgiving is for family and friends. You enjoy the holiday and we'll prepare the food.

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Private Dining

Large private and semi private rooms available.

Arte Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.8

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (61)
Casual (51)
Good for a Date (28)
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Pre/post Theatre (27)
Special Occasion (27)
Comfort Food (25)
Good for Groups (25)
Great for Brunch (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Authentic (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Bar Seating (18)
Cozy (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Business Meals (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Romantic (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Fun (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
People Watching (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Healthy (4)
Live Sports (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Our family has enjoyed dining here for many years...never disappointed...food, service and ambiance aer always good!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great go to resturant on the UWS. Always consistent in the food offerings and service is friendly and attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Nearly half the wines we asked about on the wine list were not in stock. Update the list for what’s available!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

forget the Greek Diner; go directly to this restaurant before 5:45P and have an exceptional meal with good service, good bread, very good entrees - all served on a linen tablecloth with linen napkins - and - a free and delicious Tiramisu: 3 courses for $15.95!!! can you top that? let me know!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Came into the city met family and saw a movie. Made res for 4 at 7:30 which showed available. Was quite surprised our table was ready 40 minutes before we got there, how come you ask? Because it wS the worst table in the place next to 3 kids next to the old service area. This table should not be part of the open table service, leave it for a walk-in without a res. We declined the table and waited 40 minutes for another table the bar that only has one pinot noir to offer! now we were seated right behind the wall of the hostess first table in the dining room with blasting heat from above vent. We waited at least 5 minutes before the waiter came to give us menus. We hailed the manager to shut the heat which we were glad or we would have left. The room was very noisy and full to capacity. food was just okay, average at that. I won’t rush back here.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had a concert a few blocks away, and stopped in to Arte Cafe for an early pre-concert meal. The service was very good, and the food tasty. I will be happy to return for another meal soon.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

While the service started a bit rushed; it slowed to a more leisurely enjoyable pace. While some people might come here for a fast meal, we were there for a longer, slow meal and, without having to say anything, the tempo of the service changed to reflect this. I thought that the wait staff did a great job and we felt relaxed and able to enjoy ourselves. The meal was delicious and portion-wise was plenty. You could share two apps and along with main courses and be quite satisfied. I would definitely come here again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Hadn't been in a while and we actually found it warm and inviting!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I arranged a small reunion lunch with friends. The lunch prix fixe was wonderful and very sensibly portioned. The steamed mussels were cooked to perfection, as was the calamari. We had a lovely experience, and I would definitely visit again.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was not great. we arrived for our reservation and the table was not even set it appeared they were not even ready for us despite my making a reservation days in advanced! My salmon wasn’t cooked all the way through

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The staff was so courteous, food was delicious, service was impeccable. The restaurant is beautiful and great for groups or a date.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The noise level is very high. On top pf that they blast Pop/Rock music out of speakers in the corners of the room. We had to move our table as the sound was blasting in our ears and couldn't hear each other speaking. Management should be more attuned to the vibe of the room and adjust the sound level and choice of music to fit said energy! Thank you.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Been here for dinner twice now (once during the week and once on a weekend) and while the food was good both times, the service was severely lacking on both occasions. The restaurant seemed severely understaffed as the food was always very slow to come out and the waiters seemed always in such a rush and weren't very personable or attentive. My wife ordered a pasta dish with gluten-free pasta and the dish arrived with normal pasta which she can't eat and there was no apology offered or assurance that a replacement was coming right up. We had to inform our waiter of what happened and I had finished eating by the time her replacement pasta arrived (which btw we paid a ridiculous $6 up-charge to swap out chicken for shrimp and the dish only came with ~3 shrimp). We will not be coming back to this restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Although the restaurant has a nice atmosphere, the tables in the main room were a little tight. The pizza's were almost cold and just OK. Pasta Bolognese was tasty as was the pork chop. Unfortunately the highlight of the meal was the fried zucchini appetizer. Not enough help during the dinner rush on a Saturday night.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic!
They were able to accommodate 15 people coming in at different times and didn’t make a big deal when a few were late!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

very good for outdoor dining, otherwise about a 3 or 31/2

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was okay, not great. My chicken was a bit dry, but the pork was good. I liked that bruschetta was brought to the table with the bread. Was nice to be able to hear the table conversation.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always reliable for great food, service and value. Lovely setting and convenient for all UWS activities. And worth the crosstown trip if you’re on the east side!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Not too crowded, early evening, plenty of waitstaff, but not attentive. Normally very good, but for a table of 3, everything took forever. Bread, water, drinks,appetizers, everything except for the check took a really long time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A lot of wait staff however it was difficult to get our waiters attention when needed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I come here all the time and the food is always excellent. We sat in the bar and sometimes sitting in the bar is quieter. I recommend Arte Cafe for easy and casual dining tonight. Rachel was a great server.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food choices were extensive and preparation was excellent. Early priced dinner the best value in town. Thoroughly lovely

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I've long enjoyed Arte Cafe. Great location, nice ambiance, excellent food. My friends and I were all very happy with the experience.
Service was attentive, but not too pushy, which I prefer.
It's also a great lunch bargain. I'll continue to return regularly!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was prompt and efficient. They forgot or misplaced my order and it arrived after the rest of the table was done eating. I ordered smoked salmon eggs Benedict which smelled a bit too fishy for my gustatory comfort. I returned it and they graciously changed it to something else. Overall fun, professional and efficient service. Tasty bellinis too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We decided to go back to the Arte Cafe for our wedding anniversary as they were kind enough to host our Wedding Breakfast 12 months ago. The food is fantastic and the staff are friendly, polite, and attentive. It’s a little noisy with the bar area showing sports on the screens but this actually added to the atmosphere for us, although we were sat in the separate dining area. If you like pasta then you will love the Arte Cafe. Will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have been here many times, but this time our waiter was not attentive.
Never asked if we wanted a second drink, which we did but he was to busy talking to 2 other waiters in the corner.
We had to ask for a dessert menu. We finished our coffee and 15 minutes later he came by to see if we wanted dessert.
He looked puzzled when I told him he was to late.
So the restaurant lost out on at least $40.00 in additional drinks and desserts.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The pear salad was amazing.
The tuna dish was very good.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was good, if predictable and Italian style. Service was quite sloppy. But still a decent place next to Lincoln Center for before a show.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Kitchen was overworked and service was uneven as a result. Table next to us waited 1 hour and 20 minutes for their entree. Our service was better, but we had to wait about 15 minutes for our drinks. Worst thing: When I checked our bill the next day, we were charged for a food item that we did not order! My husband was headed back to Arte today to get a refund. We are long-time fans of Arte and have been dining there since they opened. They had too many things going on at the same time. Weird thing is that the dining room and outside was not crowded. They were having 2 large private parties at the same time - I think that screwed things up.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time there, but we will be back. Two good appetizers, two good main dishes, reasonable wine list and the espresso came hot. A reliable place for before Lincoln Center events.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Early bird special is great value. Wait staff all friendly, but things always very slow.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Have been there many time over the years I'm going to the Opera.
It's a nice atmosphere and convenient. Food is good too.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Two friends and I came here for a relaxed catching-up dinner. We had a reservation for 6:00 and were seated right away. We sat outside, as it was a very mild October evening, and had a lovely outdoors dining experience—you're not right on the sidewalk, and the restaurant is on a quiet UWS sidestreet. Our server was busy, but he was quite welcoming and got the job done. Bread was a little spongey but came with very good tomato bruschetta. We each got a pasta dish, and all three were yum (especially orecchiette with broccoli rabe and sausage). After we asked for our check, the manager (or owner?) brought us three small portions of a dessert cocktail that was heavenly, on the house. I'll be back for sure.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service was very slow and the dish we ordered was spicy despite the server's promise as it's a non-spicy dish.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was delicious, the staff was friendly and accommodating, the prices were reasonable. I'd go back in a heartbeat!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Had not been to Arte Cafe for a bit as service tends to be unreliable. Visited there a week ago with friends and things seemed better so we figured we would try again. Terrible service. Not overly crowded. Had to keep looking for our server and coffee arrived at least 10 minutes after it was prepared. Didn't order iced coffee but could have.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Good food and good value BUT, we had a problem. My husband is lactose intolerant and he asked waiters to alert him against foods that contained milk or cream, which they did. When I asked, however, whether my dish (three mushroom pasta) had milk or cream they checked in the kitchen and told me no, it did not, so I gave a portion to my husband. As I was spooning the second part of the portion to him, I saw some obvious mozzarella cheese, so then I had to take the food back. It was just lucky that I spotted it. It had not been visible in the rest of the dish. Had he had a violent allergy rather than just intolerance, it could have been a disaster.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Nice place. Food is 7/10 to 9/10. Service was very good except that the bus boys were quick to clear the table. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The food here is excellent, especially for the price. The dining room is pleasant and fairly quiet. I've eaten here a few times in the past few months and the service can be a little spotty. For some reason there's never salt & pepper on the table and getting a waiter's attention is not always easy. However, the wait staff are usually very pleasant. My complaints are minor and I'll be going back soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food good service calm atmosphere good neighborhood place

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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