6. Arte Cafe
Arte Café, a “neighborhood standby” that specializes in authentic Italian food, is housed inside a landmarked brownstone in the Upper West Side. Located between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue, right by Central Park and the Museum of Natural History, the eatery is known for its cozy atmosphere and home-style dishes, which are offered in huge portions. The brownstone itself features a modern bar, a large outdoor patio and a private skylight dining room. It’s cultivated to “make customers feel like they’ve entered a classic, vibrant, and traditional Italian home,” whether they drop by for brunch or for dinner.