Arte Cafe - Upper West Side

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$31 to $50
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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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vipWilm
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Street dining is cold

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy a wonderful dinner here. Would recommend to others. The octopus was perfect. The salmon was well cooked.

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vipUpperwestsider
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Favorite quick dinner great value prefix a buy for lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely! The manager or owner went above and beyond and our server was great. The food is always delicious.

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vipContessa
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arte has set up a really wonderful outdoor space .
Food & service great value .

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vipLorieR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I eat here often....consistently good food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went for weekend brunch and was told it wasn’t being offered anymore yet it’s on their site still... disappointed. Update your site

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vipSuzzy
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food . Very generous portions.

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vipKittycat
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food is great as always and moderately priced, but they were a little overwhelmed and confused orders. some of the food came out tepid, not hot. You can't beat the location sitting in an outdoor garden, not on the street.

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EthanF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Showed up expecting their brunch menu listed on opentable but we were disappointed to find out that was not an option for Saturday at 12:30. Took 30+ minutes to get our order taken and probably another 30 to get our food. When I finally got my food it was cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Disorganized service, waited over an hour for mediocre food! Tables we cleaned after guests with a dirty cloth. Had to as to clean again. They used windex.

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vipshRts
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor dining during the pandemic, but all the tables were full on a Friday evening and there were lines waiting for the next one. It's a good idea to reserve in advance. Food ix very good and the service was good too, despite the crowd. We were impressed by the prices and selection, both of which allowed us to depart well-fed and with a manageable final bill. We had never been there in the pre-pandemic era, but would like to try a meal indoors in the future when the dust has settled. We enjoyed our meal there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night and great service, with great and affordable prices for the amazing plates. Essential upper west spot!

With lockdown the Back patio is now open too and it made for a great mood with plenty of space between tables!

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vipMarcS
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

birthday Staff and food could not have been better

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vipsunshine
New York Area
507 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

they were very busy so service was a bit lackluster but the host tried to get us a good table and was very pleasant. the food and drink are always reliable.

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DavidW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Excellent outdoor ser-up on quiet street. Food was good except for mediocre pizza.

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vipChickieB
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always enjoyable, especially when with good friends that we haven’t seen in person in over 8 months!

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LezAnneE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place with pleasant ambience! Good food very relaxed atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. On-time seating, accommodated our request for a specific table, food came quickly and was delicious, servers and ambiance were great.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Other than the unwanted sidewalk musician, a great experience

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vipHappyForFinds
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were very happy to dine outside, properly distanced, in the back garden. The front would have been fine, too. The food, especially the salads, was delicious.

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vipContessa
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a great job setting up a canopy so you can enjoy dinner even if it drizzles Food great value and staff friendly and accommodating.

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vipHk140
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Arte Cafe has many tables outside now in what seems to be a good anti-Covid set-up.The staff wear masks, the silverware is wrapped, and everything seems very clean. The menu and prices continue to be good. It is a pleasant way to eat out and, yet, feel safe. And they take reservations so no wait and see.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Service could have been better. Waiter got my fiancé’s drink and appetizer order wrong

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vipCamille212
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. I love this restaurant and would recommend to friends.

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vipElliotK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service to the food everything was excellent. We had a table for 4, we sat outside. The waiter was very attentive, the food was delicious. They constantly refilled our water, it as a very humid night. It will become our new favorite spot when we come to NY again.

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vipsunshine
New York Area
508 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

it was our second time for outdoor dining and this was a very pleasant experience. they followed all of the protocols to keep us safe and it was a lovely spacious space in which to dine. and the service was better than when we dined there many times inside. the waitstaff was a bit more elegant and attentive. perhaps it will continue when times are more normal. and the food was as delicious as ever and with goodly portions too. and a decent wine list. there were plenty of choices on the sparer menu. would have been nice, however, if they had acknowledged my husband's birthday which was mentioned on the reservation and also that the manager came around and greeted the few people who were dining there.

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Maximo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, service very nice but a little slow. Hard to get it right with outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience at Arte Cafe. We reserved outdoor dining and were very pleasantly surprised about the back patio seating arrangements. Food was excellent, staff very friendly. Will be returning for another visit very soon!

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SelfieSkin
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New resident to the UWS. Great evening for outside dining. WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK.

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vipNYCMaven
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to believe, but in the move to outdoor dining Arte Cafe hasn't missed a beat! The outdoor space is beautiful and festively lit, the service is terrific, and the food (slightly more limited menu) is excellent and well-priced. You don't sit with ambulances and bus fumes and it feels very European. The staff and management are focused and convivial. Highly recommend, even during these "challenging times".

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vipRHRuggeroni
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice curb seating, quiet street, and all tables outside were occupied. Very good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food. Nice service.

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vipOwlhunter
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outdoor dining by the curb, very good service, felt very comfortable with their cleanliness and service, all employees had masks on, plenty of distance between tables. Food very good as always. Felt great to get out and this restaurant set everything up right.

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vipbigfootdir
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not meeting the same quality during Covid that we were used to prior.

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Jason
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had our wedding reception dinner here one year ago and revisited for an anniversary dinner. Due to the virus, things are different now but our dinner was such a special way to celebrate. They have an attractive outboor covered eating area and the tables are well spaced. Staff was busy but on task. The pasta, beef and seafood were great and the lemon sorbet was yummy! Definitely will be back, hopefully before our next anniversary!

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johnh
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very slow service. Waiter had his finger in the grated cheese. We said no thanks. Food was good. No bread with dinner.

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JessicaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit in 1 week - returned with girlfriends after having a great experience with my boyfriend. Yummy food, reasonable wine, and great ambiance. Sat out back in the garden the first time, and out front under the tent the second time with out group of 6. Plenty of space so we didn't feel like we were on top of other patrons. Diavola pizza was superb! Everyone in the group enjoyed themselves and said they would return in a heartbeat!

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Jess
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My partner and I haven’t been on a date since the city shut down in March. We also have two daughters and I’ve been blessed to be home with them 24/7 as I am a DOE employee. We live in East Harlem and I personally haven’t been past 86th Street. I was looking a for rooftop dining location but everything was booked and then I came across this little place on West 73rd Street through OpenTable. My partner is iffy about dining in the street, like the actual street, especially he rides his bike to work, so when I saw that Arte had its own storefront patio, I immediately jumped on the opportunity to make a reservation. It was also pretty last minute that we got the night off from the kids, so coming across this little gem was a godsend. We ordered the Lychee Martini and The Old Fashion, omg - delicious. Both drinks was awesome, but that Old Fashion was the best ones I’ve ever had. For appetizers, we ordered the calamari and rice balls - yummy. As entrees, we ordered the Spaghetti Carbonara and the Skirt Steak - very yummy. Those dishes hit the spot. We then ended the evening with cappuccinos. Overall, this place gave us, parents of two who hardly go out, everything we wanted. Also, the place is located off a main avenue, so it was quiet even though every table was full at 9:45pm. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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JessicaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My first time eating out in NYC since everything started opening again and was so pleasantly surprised to be seated in the back patio of Arte Cafe. Very spacious with a tent and nice lights and bamboo trees blowing in the breeze. Was very relieved to not feel like someone else was right on top of me like some of the new outdoor set ups. Eggplant parm was excellent. Branzino was very small portion with just a few roasted vegetables, a bit overwhelming as an entree for the price. I enjoyed the ambiance so much that I will return with 5 friends for dinner this week!

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Arte Cafe - Upper West Side does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side is rated 4.4 stars by 3030 OpenTable diners.

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