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.
Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Shredded Parmesan, Garlic Croutons
New York Strip
Certified Prime Striploin Angus, Mashed Potatoes, Spinach (add $5)
Steak & Eggs
Grilled Skirt Steak, Eggs Any Style, Salsa Verde, Home Fries
Wonderful outdoor setup.
Comfortable and pretty.
Food great as is service.
Recommend for a true, neighborhood fine dinning with great ambiance, great food and quality crowd around you!
Everything was fine! Comfortable outdoor table, great food, polite and efficient service, and excellent wine. Our group of four had a lovely time and will be back soon. Thanks for helping to make our get-together special. 🍷😊 Susan Stempleski
Good menu--but no more lunch specials. Same as dinner menu. Good salads, calamari.
Great! neighborhood favorite has taken amazing strides to create an ambience that is similar and as inviting as their indoor tables. Worth visiting!
The outdoor dining setup was incredible. Food and service was great as well!
Nothing don’t want to write more
Excellent food and service, you are treated like a valued customer each and every time. Staff is courteous and friendly, couldnt ask for a better dining experience.
Nice place-very quiet, good service. Be aware that the prices are substantially higher than listed on Open Table. Our table wasn't ready at the time we reserved, but the food was very good--bronzino, salad, pizza.
Arte Cafe is an outstanding choice for Italian food in a neighborhood filled with Italian restaurants. I would single out their pastas and their frito misto as particularly noteworthy.
The service here is very attentive though the restaurant can be quite busy. Food is usually very good (as it was tonight). Arte Cafe is a lovely local restaurant which treats customers kindly and provides very pleasant surroundings.
Arte Cafe nailed the outside dining experience!
Great outdoor seating!
Well-organized outdoor seating. Spacious. Safely located relative to street traffic.
We had a great meal at Arte Cafe. We dined outdoor and were very comfortable--the tables did not seem to be huddled only six feet apart. In fact, we had a table tucked into a corner. The food was excellent--especially the kale salad, fried zuchinni and Roman Style spaghetti--Cace e Pepe, which tasted like grown up macaroni and cheese with the cheese and black pepper. Just delicious and a wonderful treat.
Will definitely go back again.
Service was very slow and we got the wrong dishes, further delaying completion of the dinner. Appetizers took 45 minutes to arrive. Seating outdoors was acceptable and nicely screened-in in the vehicle side of things, but not somewhere I’d return if the food wasn’t so good.
We ate outdoors and the setup was ideal. The food, as always, was excellent. It's a terrific place. What more can I say?
one of the nicest spaces for outdoor dining whether in the front or at the rear. good touch free menu and carafe of water on the table. many menu and drink choices and good wines by the glass. server could have been a little less rushed.
The cold octopus and potato salad on arugula was okay the octopus was a bit dry and stringy, we had 2 pasta dishes that were good the carbonara was a bit dry. Overall, it was nice experience with outdoor eating, the wait staff was tentative, the food was average.
Great food, good service, considering we're dining outside now, it's very pleasant
One of my favorites. Great food. I highly recommend it.
Great outdoor dining spot. Well done!
Appetizers took an hour and were cold
Mains were all cold and waiter was overwhelmed too many tables
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.
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.
Wonderful place for a family celebration or just a night out with friends!
Street dining is cold
I enjoy a wonderful dinner here. Would recommend to others. The octopus was perfect. The salmon was well cooked.
Favorite quick dinner great value prefix a buy for lunch
So lovely! The manager or owner went above and beyond and our server was great. The food is always delicious.
Arte has set up a really wonderful outdoor space .
Food & service great value .
I eat here often....consistently good food and service.
Went for weekend brunch and was told it wasn’t being offered anymore yet it’s on their site still... disappointed. Update your site
Wonderful food . Very generous portions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arte Cafe - Upper West Side does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Arte Cafe - Upper West Side is rated 4.4 stars by 3058 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.