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21 E. 9th St., New York, NY 10003 40.73232 -73.994588
nr. University Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-473-0077 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Thu, noon-3pm and 5pm-11pm; Fri-Sat, 5pm-midnight; Sun, 5pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 8th St.-NYU



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic


  • Full Bar




Diners at Arté Restaurant are often repeat customers, some fifteen-year veterans with claims on their own tables. Twin fireplaces cozy up winter nights, and sidewalk tables and a shaded back garden make the best of pleasant weather. An older, affluent crowd seems at home in a suburbanlike setting of beige walls, white tablecloths, and elaborate potted plants. Though the trappings suggest red-sauce Italian, the cooking is much more subtle. Simple, fresh preparations rely on olive oil and Mediterranean herbs: Tender branzino comes with a lemony sauce, topped off by deep-fried clusters of rosemary and sage; and a tangy roasted tomato sauce bathes the frutta di mare pasta. Portobello alla griglia, a favorite of neighbor Ed Koch, stars meaty grilled mushroom caps in a savory brown sauce that’s been infused with the essence of white truffles. The entrée list is dominated by a half-dozen veal variations, augmented by nightly specials. True decadence is reserved for dessert and the Vesuvius, a concoction erupting with white and dark chocolate ganache, truffle bombs, and caramel, flowing over a cheesecake, brownie, and chocolate-mousse base. Not for the timid or calorie-shy.

Recommended Dishes

Portobello alla griglia, $12; penne alla vodka, $19; branzino aromatico, $27