Arte Cafe - Upper West Side

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3038 reviews
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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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKittycat
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, good service, considering we're dining outside now, it's very pleasant

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vipLizA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

One of my favorites. Great food. I highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outdoor dining spot. Well done!

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vipnycresipro
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Appetizers took an hour and were cold
Mains were all cold and waiter was overwhelmed too many tables

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vipsusan
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Tasteless food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Outside ambiance is very nice. Food is OK but the service is very poor. Waited 20 minutes for our martini order. Apps were eaten before we had our first drink.

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vipAlexisH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

service was excellent. outdoor seating space had a decent amount of room so you didn't feel on top of your neighbor. main course was delicious, appetizers were eh.

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vipPippahoney
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place for a family celebration or just a night out with friends!

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vipWilm
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Street dining is cold

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
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 on 17 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Favorite quick dinner great value prefix a buy for lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
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 on 16 September 2020
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 on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 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 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food . Very generous portions.

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vipKittycat
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 12 September 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 12 September 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 11 September 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
64 reviews
Dined on 11 September 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 9 September 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 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

birthday Staff and food could not have been better

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vipsunshine
New York Area
507 reviews
Dined on 9 September 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 7 September 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 6 September 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 6 September 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 5 September 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 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Other than the unwanted sidewalk musician, a great experience

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vipHappyForFinds
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 4 September 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 3 September 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 30 August 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 29 August 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 28 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 22 August 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
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 20 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice curb seating, quiet street, and all tables outside were occupied. Very good 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 3038 OpenTable diners.

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