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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

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Private Dining

Large private and semi private rooms available.

Arte Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

3.7

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (60)
Casual (47)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
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Good for a Date (27)
Comfort Food (26)
Great for Brunch (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Special Occasion (23)
Authentic (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Cozy (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Happy Hour (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Fun (11)
Romantic (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Worth the Drive (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
People Watching (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Sat at the “high” tables opposite the bar.
Quiet and delicious. Great choices and portions.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent prix fixe weekday lunch with a friend. Very good value. Calm environment allowed us to hear each other, and plenty of time to catch-up. Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

You can't go wrong at Arte Cafe. The food is good, the ambiance pleasant, the service attentive. All in all a good value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great ambiance, service, food & value... highly recommended.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined 5 days ago

We always go to Arte Cafe when we visit New York City. It's a warm, friendly neighborhood atmosphere.
The food is delicious. I had the special which was chicken breast
stuffed with cheese & spinach.
My husband always has the lasagna which is very moist & meaty.
The prices of the food & wine are very reasonable for New York.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

never been disappointed
portions are really big with good quality and nice pressentaiton
house staff including servers is always very professional
tiramisu is fabulous!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

we asked if we could move to a quieter spot....we were 2 people on a date sandwhiched between several large parties...2 of which had little and loud children. they moved us, slightly, but not out of that room...and we were still next to loud children and large groups. But the food here never disappoints me.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

arte cafe has expanded its space to include a new room and many more tables, which is not a problem in itself -- the problem (i think) is that they have not developed their staffing to keep up with it. in any case, dinner service was loud and chaotic during our most recent visit. we had a reservation (of course) but had a long wait for a table, and another long wait to have our order taken. during these periods, we had ample opportunity to hear similar complaints from the customers around us, and to watch the staff running around in a flustered way and snapping at each other. one seemed close to tears. we live in the neighborhood and have been customers of arte cafe for many years, and we hope that the new(ish) management can work out these snags.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Warm atmosphere, good food and a lot for the money. We would definitely return and recommend Arte Cafe to our friends.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always a great experience overall. Great specials and regular menu. Level of service depends on wait staff working and can vary each time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

just think their eggplant parmigiana is the best and like that they will substitute broccoli for pasta as a side and do not charge for this service. the service is always a bit lacking and wish it would improve.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We did not know they had a price-fixed menu that at $15 was amazing...appetizer, main dish and dessert. The service was wonderful but as foodies I could say I was not satisfied...if this was the norm. However, for the price and for most people, it would be an affordable and pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Good Neighborhood Spot. Pizza great so wash the Pasta. Fair price

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food and service in a nice neighborhood restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have eaten at Arte Cafe many times....
But this time our reserved table was in the bar, rather than main dining room.
The chairs and tables were at an uncomfortable height and the noise level was very high.

We had to wait 20 minutes for a table in the dining room.
There was a perfunctory apology from the owner/manager (?), who did not wait to hear about our issue or did not offer any "extra".

The wait staff seemed overworked and understaffed.

There are many fine restaurants on the Upper West Side.
This may have been our last visit to Arte.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great menu selection but the food was barely edible across every item. Service slow. We will not go back...too many other quality restaurants in that neighborhood.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

i would give it zero stars if i could. if they can't handle a full restaurant, they should cut down on the number of tables.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My wife and I went to Arte a few weeks ago and loved it both food and service, so we booked for 6 including 4 guests. Food was great again but service was a non-stop string of negatives. Waitress was not going to tell us specials until we asked. First bottle of wine took a long time to arrive. One appetizer arrived 10 minutes after the others and only after continued prompting. Second bottle of wine didn't arrive until I grabbed the manager. We were sitting there with main dishes and empty wine glasses. Contorni never arrived so we cancelled them. One main dish arrived 10 minutes after the others. Guests on one side complained to the manager about crowding - he was essentially sitting in the aisle blocking it and my coat on the back of my chair was knocked to the floor twice. Guests on the other side gave up and left, then amusingly their dishes arrived 10 minutes later since the kitchen had no clue what had happened despite the manager's involvement. Bill came with automatic 20% tip included. One of us left a purse under the table. We called during intermission at theater and were told it was not there even after telling them the table number we had. We went back after the show and easily found the lost purse, so they obviously did not look for it. But the food was all great. My brother in law suggested they re-organize as take out and delivery to eliminate the service from the equation

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Surprise. Went for an early dinner before a show at the Beacon Theatre. The 15.00 early bird menu was perfect. The Mussels in white wine & butter were plump and perfectly done, the Fettuccine al 3 fungi still has me wanting more and trying to figure out how to make it at home. The included desert a petit tiramisu was petite perfect & delicious. I was able to find three reasonably priced enjoyable bottles of wine. What more can you ask?

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

For our thanksgiving "Arte Cafe" was a good location with a delicious food

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

For Thanksgiving Dinner 2017. The food was perfectly DISGUSTING. A prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner of 4 courses. For my our first course, I ordered the artichoke salad. It was passable. One of my guests ordered the roasted butternut squash soup. It was flavorless and arrived lukewarm. Our second course was a choice between Gnocchi Gorgonzola or Pumpkin ricotta Cannelloni. We both chose the Cannelloni. These arrived two on a plate, the size of Band-Aids and the flavor as such too. Then came the Turkey, or the remnants of one....a few tattered pieces of the bird, inedible dark meat on top of the white over a minuscule portion of whipped sweet potatoes. The equally small portion of stuffing did have flavor but the cranberry sauce was runny and astringent. Lastly, for the dessert, for which we waited more than 20 minutes, you could not have cut a smaller piece of inferior pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving dinner is about abundance, variety and flavor. This meal failed miserably on all counts.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for a leisurely holiday dinner. However the Thanksgiving meal was a true disappointment. The service was rushed with lukewarm dishes. Average Cuisine. Poor Service. High Prices. Arte Cafe is a neighborhood gem that has fallen on hard times.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food here is absolutely amazing and is worth the price, I think, but the service is terrible!!! Tons of people standing around and when you ask for something they just ask someone else and it takes super long... there was also this lady seated next to us who wouldn't stop screaming, we couldn't even have a conversation. Not the restaurants fault, but would've been helpful if they came by our table more instead of only talking with her. Again I'd go back because the food is really great, just a less than ideal atmosphere - I typically order for delivery through seamless bc of this.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The young man who bused our table was very nice, attentive and accommodating. The waiter was a bit indifferent - he had the vibe of an actor who was working to make some money that day. If it wasn't for the one who bussed the tables, I'd rate it lower on service. Example, when our salad and soup came to the table, the server asked if we wanted black pepper. I said yes. He disappeared and never came back. After about 5 minutes elapsed, I decided to ask someone else for black pepper. No one noticed that I did not start eating my salad because I was waiting for black pepper. And this was an early lunch, so the restaurant was not crowded. The young man who bused our table should be promoted.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great little place and great food despite the pre Thanksgiving crowd!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

What a horrible experience. We made reservations for 4 to eat after viewing the Thanksgiving Day balloon inflation. We were seated right away but that was the only thing that was quick. Drinks took forever. Couldn’t get anyone to make eye contact to order, for water, more bread. Appetizer was served after sitting 45 minutes. We missed out train home, despite telling our waiter. Every time we thought they were coming to us, the table before us would grab their attention with a question, they would tend to that table and leave without looking our way. I even resorted to calling out for assistance a few times but was ignored. To be fair the food was decent. I will never go back.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Lots to choose from. Helpful and attentive staff, including manager who cam over to see if we were happy. No kids menu, but will do 1/2 portion pastas for kids.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great neighborhood Italian that is perfect for a pre-theater meal if you are going to a show at the Beacon. The $15.00 three course meal (before 6:00 pm) gives you good options and is no doubt the best deal in town.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Love this restaurant, nice ambience, good bar.
The restaurant provides a nice atmosphere, nice menu, excellent cuisine, good table service. Nice happy hour of light bites and cocktails/wine.
A bit disappointing in that different wine selections were not available.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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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