AAA Inspection Details
Overall Score: 3.8
Trendy food skillfully presented in a remarkable setting.
Presentation, Ingredients, Preparation, Menu
Attentiveness, Knowledge, Style, Timeliness, Refinement
Style, Materials, Tables, Seating, Ambience, Comfort
Restaurants have overall ratings in the top 20% for their Diamond Rating level, plus no member complaints in the past 12 months.
Dining by the iconic Howard Chandler Christy painted wall-murals of heavenly nymphs at this famed small eatery is an sublime and charming experience.
AAA Inspector Notes
Classic Historic. The Great Recession brought down the historic original ‘Cafe des Artistes” found here, but the dining room re-emerged with a new name - and with the angelic wall murals of frolicking nymphs remaining proudly intact. Refined service in a renewed, comfortable interior brings across a menu of both updated Italian favorites and seasonal selections. One of the very most romantic small restaurants in town, the atmosphere is spirited yet sophisticated, which is no easy feat after over 100 years. Attached to a historic artist's residence building next to Central Park, the address is a favorite of Woody Allen, who has used the eatery as a location in his films. It is not uncommon to see some other familiar faces from cinema and the business or political world eating at this storied spot.
1 W 67th St 10023. Station: 66 St/Lincoln Center
Fine Dining. Dinner served. Full bar, Sunday brunch. Accessibility (Call).