Sant Ambroeus - West Village
Sant Ambroeus - West Village

Sant Ambroeus - West Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.santambroeus.com/
  • Phone: 2126049254
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Mario Danieli & Marco Barbisotti
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact our Sant Ambroeus Spevial Events department. Phone: 212-207-6680 ext. 151.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact our Sant Ambroeus Spevial Events department for more information. Private events can be held at the restaurant for up to 45 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Debbie Petterson 2122076680x15

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Perry Street
  • Public Transit: A, B, C, D, E, F & V trains to West 4th Street and the 1 train to Christopher Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sant Ambroeus - West Village
Shortly after the original Sant Ambroeus opened its doors in Milan in 1936, a devoted following emerged. This celebrated pasticceria and confetteria became the meeting place for the local intelligentsia, whether beginning their day with Sant Ambroeus’s legendary cappuccino and cornetto, savoring panini at lunch, or spending their evening enjoying refined cuisine in the restaurant’s elegant dining room.
We translated these old-world sensibilities of Sant Ambroeus to modern times, and imported our rich culinary traditions to New York. Each of our restaurants remains authentic to our Milanese origins, and we continue to serve our culturally inspired delectables in a casual yet elegant environment.
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Sant Ambroeus - West Village reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (32)great for outdoor dining (25)fit for foodies (23)romantic (21)great for brunch (15)special occasion (15)great for lunch (11)notable wine list (9)hot spot (8)scenic view (7)good for groups (5)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Excellent food and service
    cats3
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food and service are top notch. Everything was excellent. The pasta dishes and the Branzino were superb. We know Italian food and this restaurant serves it extraordinarily well. Our waiter Jorge was fantastic. The ambiance is very nice too!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Homely Neighborhoody
    NYLover
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It´s not vibrant but feels very local, peacefull and homy. We went there for brunch on a sunday and got there 10:00 am according to our reservation. Althou they were already open they told us that because neighborhood regulations they could not start service until 11:00 am. We were the only ones that had made a reservation and had to take a walk to come back later. Service was good as also the food, but what we liked the best was the Street view and looking how west village started to wake up before our eyes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good for business dinner
    periwinkle
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    good stuff: the restaurant was beautiful and service was great. mediocre stuff: the food was not impressive, thought the chocolate mousse might have redeemed the restaurant a little. maybe good for a business dinner or something but i don't think necessarily worth the $70 we paid for dinner and wine pairing as part of restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Veal Milanese in the city
    MilacikVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was not the first time I dined at Sant Ambroeus West Village and not the last time. Fantastic service and food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant Week experience
    zayd22
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Solid Restaurant Week experience. I ordered the melon salad, filet mignon, and gelato. Everything was good but not amazing. The drinks, however, were delicious. I enjoyed the limonata and three martinis (with basil and muddled strawberries). Those were the real standouts. Service overall was pretty good, though the waiter forgot to bring our desserts - I had to remind him. Seating is kind of tight, but doable. I was kind of annoyed by the solo unisex bathroom - there never seemed to be a line until I got up to go! And it's right by the kitchen so the busboys and waiters are always whizzing by in the narrow hall as you're standing in line for the loo. But overall, great place for a good meal. And we sat right next to a celebrity, too :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Micha
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Went here for restuarant week on a Monday night. Ambience was cozy and welcoming. Want too crowded or loud since on a Monday. Good was delicious- had the avocado and buffalo mozz salad and then veal bolognese for dinner. The bolognese was absolutely perfect- couldn't recommend more. Staff was helpful and attentive. For future reference, if you want a table outside they will easily give you one as long as you request through open table. Overall,great dining experience. Will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were lucky to come to New York for one of our business trips during Restaurant Week and we couldn't miss Santambrous, our favored Restaurant in the City. But we kept this experience as the last of our Restaurant Week Tour, just the night before flying back to Paris. One more time, it was the best of them all. The menu gave us a lot of options and everything was delicious, trofie with pesto sauce was really special. The staff was nice and accommodating, we were seated outdoor even if we hadn't request it, the service was very attentive and friendly. Too bad I don't remember the name of our European server, but he did an excellent job. Thank you again, Santambrous team!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awful Service
    FoodieGirl
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The blonde haired man (waiter,) acted as if he had somewhere better to be, he hardly came to the table even though he was not AT ALL busy, and when I called the manager over to order food & wine because the waiter had been ignoring me -- I was greeted with a very condescending attitude and not much concern for my awful experience. The restaurant is extremely expensive and not worth the $. I was very disappointed as I love the Southampton location.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    nomnom
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Such a cute west village gem. It was a nice first date spot. Not too loud. A lot of people watching. The service was great. Loved the waiter. Gave us privacy but helpful tips as well regarding ordering.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bucketlist New York
    BucketlistNewYorkVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I came for restaurant week and was very impressed. Not only did they have great options for every type of palette, they were delicious options. Everyone at the table ordered something different, and I tried a little of everything. The pastas were delicious. The salmon carpaccio was magnificent, very fresh. I definitely recommend the artichoke salad. It's to die for! I'd recommend this place for date night or for a low key evening. It fills you up and leaves you satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Size matters
    Bobs516VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    S Ambroeus sits in a great location. The restaurant is small so reservations are a must. The menu is small so the diner must be flexible. The wait staff is small but friendly and attentive. All of these characteristics are fine except that the portions themselves are extremely small. Too bad the bill never is.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth every penny
    DanielaC215
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The pasta Genovese is a must! A friend and I went for restaurant week and it's a great deal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lewis
    Lewi
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This place is a Restaurant Week regular for us! It never disappoints and each dish is unique to this place. For example, I ordered gazpacho to start and a bowl of devine yellow liquid was presented! No it wasn't Mexican like....It was terrific, in a Mediterannean way. GO!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    MilacikVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Fantastic as always...from food to service. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakes are awsome
    PelleKildegaard
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The way they make the surface of The steake is awesome. Best steak in my 48 years. Got this place recommended from a friend - not the last advice I'll take from him
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful old school style
    Tess
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Table was ready immediately, service was attentive but not intrusive, pasta was delish. Even the coffee and complimentary cookies were fabulous. I can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • West Village Stand-out
    tagalongVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The have several of my favorite salads in town, including the Lentil Caesar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jackmoss
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Just bad food and expensive Italian what?? Source: im italian
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic dinner
    MilacikVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Our dinner was fantastic. Food full of flavors, service top notch and the patio seating on a perfect summer evening on the perfect corner of West Village completed our memorable meal. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    DASNYCVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food is delicious and service is great! Wonderful spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 206 reviews are from the Sant Ambroeus - West Village reviews archive.
  • eatswest
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Ever since I went to the Sant Ambroeus on the UES 15 years ago, I've been a huge fan. The cappuccino is the best in the business. The fare, always balanced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite cozy place in west village
    AlexaVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Love love love ! Would recommend this to anyone in the mood for an excellent and easy meal in the heart of the west village!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I ate here once before and it was very good. this time the pasta I ordered was very mediocre. Ambiance is wonderful. too bad the good is not!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Our dinner was outstanding. Great service and nice location.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    Saraht
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is a wonderfully comfortable restaurant with great food and friendly staff. I've been here so many times and never have had a bad time. We've bright many friends here and they all plan on returning on their own. I highly recommend this charming restaurant in a great location.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I've been a patron of this place for many years and it is nothing short of exceptional.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date 'spot
    kcabs
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I absolutely love this place, my girlfriend and I go every year in April to celebrate our first date. We ended up here after walking around the West Village together. The pasta is always fresh and tastes great. It is great for a romantic dinner and also great for groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy Birthday Dinner
    dine4play
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Staff all showed a personal interest in our dining experience , Food was special , definitely a place to return to . It was my wife's birthday and dessert came with a single candle , quietly and with sincere wishes . Prego !
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food in a Lively Environment
    DevotedDiner
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Delicious home made pasta and wonderful appetizers. It would have been a romantic dinner except that the noise level is pretty high. But for 2 couples out for a great meal, it was perfect. They even had a candle in the delicious chocolate mousse cake for my birthday. It couldn't have been nicer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't wait to come back
    Tjms
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The Quinoa salad was amazing. We are looking forward to coming back and eating outside!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian classic in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Nice, cosy restaurant in the village Tasty Italian food though all was not super delicious Very nice choice of wines Good atmosphere thought hey should stop the loud music Good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Two friends and I went here for Restaurant Week and it was incredible. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • House wine would be nice
    LizzieVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Since there is no house wine and the least expensive red is over $40 it makes even a simple dinner expensive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect lunch!
    GeordyVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    RW lunch. Great choices.....including vitello tonnato...very hard to find on NYC menus..as an appetizer choice! Wine pairing,,one for each course..offered for an additional $15.00. I started with the vitello, then pasta with veal Bolognese, and the Sant Ambroeus pastry for dessert! Superb! Lovely atmosphere and attentive service! Perfect break in the workday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood find
    LovetoTravelVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We ended up in the area much earlier than our reservations so we were hoping to be able to eat at the bar. The maitre d' was so accommodating, even though this was our first time, we were treated as if we were neighborhood regulars. When our daughter showed up after our entrees but before our dessert; without even a blink, they made room for her and brought her a vegetarian restaurant week appetizer and entree. Everything we eat was fantastic; the lentil salad, grilled octopus, gnocchi, and chicken. This will definitely be our go-to restaurant when we are in the West Village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious and expensive: worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    for classic Italian deliciousness..clean and simple. Always seems luxurious in a very toned down way. It is what it is and perfect for what it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable and delicious
    MilacikVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Dishes were delicious, service warm and personable. This restaurant is a true gem. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Italian
    LMB30
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    From the minute we walked in the staff of Sant Ambroeus made us feel welcome! Taking our coats and offering us drinks our waiter Dimitri was so friendly and attentive, even noticing small things like when one of us did not like our drink (which he replaced!) to bringing us a small plate of assorted cookies on the house at the end of the meal. The food was superb, with all the pasta cooked exactly right, nothing over cooked, the best of all our dishes was unanimously the fettuccine with clams. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to friends for everything from casual weekday dinners to special occasions!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely little place
    BwayMelly
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Charming. Perfect for couples. Not a scene-maker's place. Tasteful and tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood dining
    Maz714
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Great comforting food pretty restaurant great for locals
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.