The former site of Artie’s Delicatessen, an Upper West Side standby which went out business in 2017 after 18 years of serving the neighborhood, is getting prepped for a new eatery.
While we’re still waiting on an official confirmation from the restaurant, a permit-holder for the space at 2290 Broadway (between 82nd and 83rd streets) confirmed that it will be a Westville, which serves “Casual American Food” at its seven NYC locations.
Artie’s was originally opened in 1999 by the family of Arthur Cutler, a much admired figure in the New York City restaurant scene. Arthur was the founder of a wide variety of well known restaurants including Carmines, Ollie’s Noodle Shop and Grille and Docks Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill. After Mr. Cutler passed away in 1997, his family founded the eponymous Artie’s Delicatessen as a tribute to his legacy.
The restaurant was well known for its Jewish style food including Matzoh Ball Soup, Flanken in the Pot, Ruggelah and Brisket – not to mention its Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner which it served daily amidst retro tables and tile floors, all in the shadow of the iconic neon Artie’s Delicatessen sign. And, of course, its deli sandwiches.
Eventually, the Cutler family would go on to sell the delicatessen to new owners who later ran into financial issues leading the restaurant to declare bankruptcy, close and vacate the premises.
The former Artie’s space was also featured in The Marvelous Ms. Maisel, serving as the location of the Stage Deli (which opened in the 1930s and closed in 2012). The prop signage had some wondering if the UWS was getting a new diner.
It is not. But Westville is quite popular for its salads and build-your-own market plates, as well as its Smoky Mac & Cheese, Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich and more.
Westville currently has locations in Hells Kitchen, Chelsea, Hudson Square, Wall Street, the East and West Village, and Williamsburg.
We’ll provide updates as we learn more.