Arte Cafe - Upper West Side

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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Jess
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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vipBruceKatz
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very busy Saturday evening. The host was extremely nice and attentive and made for a nice evening for us. See u again soon! Thanks

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vipLodes
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. They have done a fantastic job with their outdoor dining set up. It’s on a nice , quiet side street. Food is good too!

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vipFAITH
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I made a reservation for the out door garden to celebrate a friends birthday. Lovely ambience. The food was fair. The orecchiette lacked real flavor and the pasta was overcooked. The chicken Parmesan was dry and the sauce was lacking. Although I made it clear when making the reservation that this was a birthday celebration, at no point were we offered cake or tiramisu. Rather disappointed.

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vipRed372
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great service., including Marco ,& Ernesto.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food

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LuciaS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Big disappointment! We used to go there regularly, and like many places, chances are the cooks have changed, and the wait staff certainly has (our waitress had trouble carrying a tray). Ordered glass of red wine, which was very warm and very sour. Wondered if the bottle had been sitting open since the restaurants closed in March. Waitress was not gracious about changing it. My daughter ordered orecchetti with anchovies and olives, and it was so salty that she couldn't eat it. She didn't send it back, after the wine experience, but it made us not want to return--ever! Also, the chairs and tables on the street in various configurations and sizes were uniformly uncomfortable. Our chairs were high and came to mid-thigh, very uncomfortable, and next to a man in a low, flimsy plastic chair leaned back and ended up on the sidewalk, hitting his head.

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vipDevo
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favorite neighborhood places - so happy to have them back open and their outdoor dining option is one of the best around while we have to remain dining outdoors.

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bustermom
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Arte Cafe has always been a favorite of the 3 of us who ate there the other night. That night was a transition to opening on the street, so it's fair to say they were still getting used to that setting, and it looked like they had a number of new staff. That said, everyone was very pleasant and worked hard and we look forward to going back--indoors or outdoors!

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NYCfoodie18
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always great food - neighborhood vibe
Attentive service
Covid compliant

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vipEugeneF
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dining outside in their Phase 3 setup was nice. Servers wore their masks and were very attentive. The food was pretty good, not great.

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vipsusan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Lovely outdoor seating that is not right on a busy street. Highly recommend for a delightful meal.

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vipLodes
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was very pleasant and nicely done.

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was just adequate. Salad was overdressed.

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LouM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Super polite managers and attentive servers.

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vipSueP
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very crowded, table by the door, late deliver of food to
2 out of 4!

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vipDavidf44
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Must be a new Chef. The Linguini Vingole rather bland tasting and few clams. The Pizza with Prosciutto & Arugula, Arugula very sparse and the dough bland too

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Bluebirdsfly
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We were offered seating in a desolate side room even though the restaurant was empty and asked for a table in the main section only to find that we had to move again halfway through the meal due to a procession of waiters knocking into us as they passed. The food was unappetising, most of what we ordered being uneaten. A pity as I have had good meals there in the past!

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JoanG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arte Cafe has been our neighborhood restaurant of choice for over 15 years. Great ambiance, friendly staff and excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tried minestrone rather than the salad- was delicious!!

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SergioE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Arte Cafe three times. The quality of the food and of the service were consistently excellent. The pasta dishes we tried were outstanding, especially the lasagna. The veal piccata is also great. It is not cheap, but prices are reasonable compared to other comparable options in the UWS. If you are up for an early dinner -- or a very very late lunch -- the prix fixe option is a bargain by NYC standards. Highly recommended.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Prices low for PRIX FIXE but non descriptive
Fair
Like a diner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Getting tired of same menu!!

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bonnie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to everyone. We were a big group for brunch celebrating my mother’s 65th. I had a 2 year old running around. Everyone was so patient and gracious.

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PatriciaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was an extensive menu with appealing choices, which were well prepared. .
The prices were extremely reasonable, so there was good value for the price, and the service was excellent..

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My appetizer was cold and entree was warm not hot. I had sirloin steak this time the size was much smaller than 2 weeks ago

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SJWD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Disappointed...restaurant wasn't busy and my Chicken Piccata was served luke warm and had obviously been sitting under the heat lamp for a while.

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vipRona
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious, drinks are affordable, service is friendly and efficient, Management Team very friendly and aims to please! This is my "go to" home away from home!

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JenniferT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Arte café. Great service and delicious food

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vipjudyb
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a lovely setting where conversation can actually take place!

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vipGregK
Sydney / NSW
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food in this restaurant was exceptional, I would recommend to all. Very Authentic.

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vipPaulS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was awesome.

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vipdiningshouldbefun
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a wonderful evening! Our server Wilson was great!

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vipAndrea
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We gave the UWS location another try after having a fantastic experience at the Chelsea location. Although we ordered the same exact dishes (Stinco d'Agnello and Tagliata al Tagliere), they were not as satisfying, somehow the execution is better at the Chelsea location.

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BigBob
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentine day

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Ckjann
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

My only complaint about the service is that it took ONE HOUR to get our food!

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vipLindaL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant with really good solid Italian food. We had the arugula salad and pasta. The arugula salad was refreshing and flavorful. It was not drowning in dressing and was topped with sweet thinly sliced pear. The gnocchi were hand made with a light fluffy texture. Overall very good.

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pm01
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Great location. Very comfortable dining room. Food is consistently excellent. Service is consistently extremely poor. We keep going back for the food and convenience. Asked multiple times for bread to no avail. While staff is plentiful they are focused on getting food and drink orders with little follow up as to any additional needs. Had to track down a waiter just to ask for a check. People at the table next to ours were practically in tears repeatedly asking for a check so they could make an appointment only to be consistently ignored.

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vipMyronK
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent value & food

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

Arte Cafe - Upper West Side is rated 4.3 stars by 2992 OpenTable diners.

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