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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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4.2

service

3.8

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (51)
Casual (49)
Comfort Food (30)
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Good for a Date (28)
Great for Lunch (24)
Good for Groups (24)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Cozy (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Authentic (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fun (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Business Meals (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Romantic (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great Beer (3)
Live Sports (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Hot Spot (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

A wonderful meal in this very charming restaurant. On some occasions, the restaurant has been quite crowded and a little noisy but our reservation at 6.30 insured a less crowded space
and a very relaxing atmosphere. I am a regular diner here and so happy that we on the Upper West Side have this restaurant as a neighborhood staple. (and they have a great prix-fixe menu before 6PM)

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Good food and great for conversations during the weekdays when it’s not too crowded.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great this is too long

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great atmosphere, great service ,
Food was delicious,
Cocktails great mixed drinks, taste good

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

As a convenient neighborhood restaurant, Arte is fine. It's not fine dining, and the food is satisfactory. If you're looking for a great dining experience, this probably won't be for you.
If you're looking for a restaurant that's comfortable and located nearby Arte will serve.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food, great service, great time!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Rude service before dinner at bar and during dinner at table. I should have listen to the reviews. OMG - this group in this restaurant simply does not care about its clients. It's like they belong in an amusement park and figure customer will only be there once. I think they must have a competition among the employees on who can be the rudest and less caring . The place is very nice inside but the service is hideous and everyone is rude. The upper west side has so many nice restaurants that work hard to have you as a customer - believe me you will regret stepping foot on this establishment.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Fantastic value and lots of choices for a tasty meal

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a very nice New Years Day brunch. The only hiccup was when I asked the server if they could substitute a side salad for hash browns in the steak and eggs and they said the kitchen could not do that. I brought this up to the manager who was very friendly and he fixed it immediately.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were a group of 8 on New Years Eve and were seated in the adjoining restaurant area.
Artes was very accommodating to allow some of us to order ala carte and others from the New Year s Eve prix fixe menu.
For a reasonable price of $60, the 4 course Dinner plus champagne was very tasty food and an excellent value.
Also, close to midnight, the staff handed out noise-makers, hats, lais and made it a very festive New Years Eve.
The only problem, and it was a big one, was that the manager Mark, would not lower the music in the separate dining area . He kept saying it was New Years Eve, as if that's a reason to have awful loud disco, head- banging music while you're eating. Mind you, we were not in the bar and he could've tried a different variety of music.
Nevertheless , it was a festive, tasty, happy new year celebration at Arte Cafe.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve- was fun...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very good food, plenty of room for a large group, great service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good food, fun ambiance, good service. Neighborhood favorite

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Hadn't been to Arte in a number of years, and decided to give it another whirl - very pleased that we did! The menu has been updated and there's a great variety of dishes. The lasagna was delicious! The bar area has a nice new feel to it, now with high-tables. Great ambience overall and happy with the service. Looking forward to going again soon!

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food tasty and attractive
Service exceedingly poor- a first
Beyond slow and forgetful servers

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My 2 friends and I met for lunch. Arte Cafe has a great prix fixe lunch: $15 for appetizer, main course, and dessert. Only one dessert offered, but there are many apps and mains to choose from. The food was good, but for us, the best part was the amount of time we were allowed to linger. We spent a lovely three hours there. It is really a great venue to meet friends and talk the day away.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

My family and I had a wonderful time at Arte Café. Beautiful service and the food was delicious.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Arte had been one of my go-to places for a long time. I hadn't been there for a few months and I found that the quality had really deteriorated. I had a pasta Bolognese, which I'd had there many times before, and this time and it was tasteless.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was beyond terrible, which was too bad because the food was terrific and it would have been a perfect dinner. It was XMas eve and we had the pasta with squid ink and lobster special. A little heavy on the salt, but yummy! Maybe the holiday had them short staffed?

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. Nice ambiance! Would recommend! Reasonable for NY.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The first time we dined here was better.
Service was good.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

One of the best values in NYC. food is excellent and prices are moderate. There is something for everybody and if you dine early the special menu is a steal.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

We all had the Chicken Parmigiana with Salad and pasta and it was delicious! Our whole table ordered the same thing and everyone was delighted. Waiters were very warm and friendly.
Their food seems to get better and better. Thanks Arte Cafe!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Service
We had a wonderful lunch but... We waited a very long time for our food. Not sure if they were short staffed in the kitchen but they were definitely needed more waiters. That being said the food was delicious, the waiters and busboys were courteous.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Guests raved and thanked me for finding this cafe. Service efficient and unobtrusive. All our dishes were delicious. The dining room was full and still we could converse easily.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The best thing about going to the Upper West Side is eating at Arté Café. It’s charming, the service is excellent, and the (Italian-ish) food is yummy. The early dinner prix fixe menu can’t be beat. It’s a pleasure and a great value. Shhh!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always great food and excellent service! Have recommended Arte Cafe to many friends. It's always a nice night out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Superb service, wonderful food and drink, delightful ambience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 on December 11, 2017

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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