Arte Cafe - Upper West Side
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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Penne alla Bolognese
Classic Tomato Braised Beef Ragu
Mashed Potatoes & Spinach (add $5)
Seasonal Roasted Vegetables, Celery Root Puree
Very busy Saturday evening. The host was extremely nice and attentive and made for a nice evening for us. See u again soon! Thanks
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!
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.
Great atmosphere. Great service., including Marco ,& Ernesto.
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.
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.
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!
Always great food - neighborhood vibe
Dining outside in their Phase 3 setup was nice. Servers wore their masks and were very attentive. The food was pretty good, not great.
Wonderful food and service. Lovely outdoor seating that is not right on a busy street. Highly recommend for a delightful meal.
Outdoor dining was very pleasant and nicely done.
Food was just adequate. Salad was overdressed.
Great food and service as always. Super polite managers and attentive servers.
Very crowded, table by the door, late deliver of food to
2 out of 4!
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
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!
Arte Cafe has been our neighborhood restaurant of choice for over 15 years. Great ambiance, friendly staff and excellent food.
Tried minestrone rather than the salad- was delicious!!
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.
Prices low for PRIX FIXE but non descriptive
Like a diner
Getting tired of same menu!!
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.
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..
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
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.
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!
We love Arte café. Great service and delicious food
Delicious food in a lovely setting where conversation can actually take place!