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Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue

4.6
4.6
647 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–11:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 570-2211

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Juan Carlos Collado

  • Catering

    Sant Ambroeus offers a full scale catering service. If you are interested in knowing more please contact chiara.sassoli@santambroeus.com

  • Private party facilities

    Sant Ambroeus, located in the heart of the Upper East Side with its authentic and high quality Milanese menu, is the perfect setting for your next breakfast, lunch or dinner to celebrate birthday, rehearsal or graduation parties.

  • Private party contact

    Chiara Sassoli: (212) 207-6680 ext. 112

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    77th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Line 6 at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 647 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. o

    oscart

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb staff and super friendly! Love it and highly recommend it!!
  2. CF

    CharlotteF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The linguine alle vongole was delicious. However, it was a modest portion and relatively expensive. I was very full at the end of the meal, but a larger/hungrier person might have considered the main course too small.
  3. W

    Winecurmudgeon

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Always charming go-to spot for tuna tratare, artichoke salad, pastas and seafood risotto.
  4. DN

    DavidN

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely place for a special occasion. I've been twice in the past week, to make up for lost birthday celebrations. Very nice all around.
  5. n

    noname

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's pricey but gorgeous and perfect, what a lovely treat!
  6. S

    Sunbuns

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived an hour early + the well dressed man in a gorgeous 3 piece suit was so friendly + got us seated in a gorgeous spot ASAP. The spaghetti carbonara was TDF as well as the cookies. Such a beautiful and special restaurant. Thanks for making us feel welcome.
  7. L

    Lulu

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant for a delicious breakfast! I highly recommend the Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and the avocado toast. San Ambroeus was my first meal out after being vaccinated!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing was great! Very happy!
  9. AS

    AssistantSKA

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Sant Ambroeus. This is one of my go-to places
  10. RM

    RichardM

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Treated very nicely at an outdoor table with reliably good food.
  11. S

    Sivan

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure One of my favorite places for dining in the city.
  12. k

    kennethb

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Ordered prosciutto cotto and got prosciutto crudo, asked for a substitution and it was denied, cappuccino was cold and service was impersonal almost snooty!!!
  13. DS

    DariaS

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is always reliable. One of my favorites in Manhattan.
  14. MA

    MaryelizaA

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter brunch. Wonderful as always!
  15. J

    Jalba

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente!! Bello lugar. Buen servicio
  16. DO

    DiningOut

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food!
  17. Y

    Yuuuuu

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2021

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Their pancake... is it a large version of a scone? Almost. That’s not the pancake I know. Weird. Disappointed. Should have ordered something else. Thankfully, accompanied fruits were good. Lattes as well.
  18. C

    Chez

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great outdoor dining experience. safe, clean, space for out three person party. plenty of fresh air but still felt private. excellent service and great food. they do old world european cafe like no one else in nyc.
  19. V

    Virginia

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The menu was very diverse and had many good choices. The food and service were excellent. It was very pricey, however. Excellent wine list and wines.
  20. C

    Chandler

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Stuck up service inside and outside - curb your racial profiling please.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Ate breakfast outside in the enclosed huts - so lovely and cozy! Can’t wait to go back!
  22. IH

    IvanH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great UES spot!
  23. S

    Sophie

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Atmosphere in the outdoor heated cabins is among best in New York. Warm, cozy, and nice. Food is pretty good, expensive. Service fast.
  24. m

    mschoe64

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Weekend breakfast. Nice overall experience. Cold was good, as an avid tea drinker, I liked the fact that, as an Italian cafe, they served an Italian tea brand; good attention to detail. Had better value for money at higher end hotels though.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for a Sunday breakfast
  26. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely. Indoor Dining very comfortable and safe. Some loud diners nearby made it annoying.
  27. RK

    RobinK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service always! Have been coming here for decades and will continue ofc!!!
  28. VV

    VictoriaV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to be back inside Sant Ambroeus. Great measure to keep everyone safe and distanced!
  29. p

    perezmeliss

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2020

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    It took a while for us to finally get the bill. I got the eggs with shaved Parmesan and was underwhelmed especially for the cost. Otherwise, the restaurant was lovely and our server was very nice.
  30. S

    Symone

    New York Area

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service regardless of what's going on in the the world today
  31. MT

    MTGS

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy rico! Un ambiente muy agradable! debes probar los huevos revueltos con parmesano
  32. t

    tommy

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is reliably great. The avocado toast with soft-boiled eggs is to die for. The best latte/cappuccino in town. Price is not for the faint of heart, but if you like a great breakfast, S A can't be beat!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very peasant experience. Staff I very friendly. Food was very good. I was even offered there best seller desert for free for my birthday.
  34. MS

    MatthewStraub

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ordered Bellini's, Coffee, Smoked Salmon and Carbonara. Good service, tasty food.
  35. e

    eric

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the service at Madison is consistently excellent, and as good as any place we've ever dined. always unassuming and unpretentious. no one ever talks about "taking care of you tonight". they simply do it.
  36. LM

    LucianaM

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Good experience!
  37. C

    Cass

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Saint Ambroeus, especially this location. It is my favorite, even during the no indoor dining period. The staff is always so kind and courteous. The food always delicious. I do wish they would add the gnocchi special to the permanent menu. It is one of the most delicious dishes I’ve ever tasted!! T hi is will always be on my list of top NYC restaurants.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Embarrassing in front of my business clients when they insisted that there was no reservation but could accommodate us.. It made me look disorganized and unprofessional. Most upsetting.
  39. N

    Nichea

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place. As close to being in Rome as you can get. From the front of the restaurant, which has small tables, a friendly bustle, a coffee bar with the BEST coffee in NYC, plus yummy desserts and gelato, to the white tablecloth seating in the back of the restaurant w helpful, professional service and delicious menu, it doesn’t get better than this.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday at my fav spot

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue using the Order Online button. Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 570-2211.

Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue is rated 4.6 stars by 647 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    77th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–11:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Line 6 at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Carlos Collado

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 570-2211

  • Catering

    Sant Ambroeus offers a full scale catering service. If you are interested in knowing more please contact chiara.sassoli@santambroeus.com

  • Private party facilities

    Sant Ambroeus, located in the heart of the Upper East Side with its authentic and high quality Milanese menu, is the perfect setting for your next breakfast, lunch or dinner to celebrate birthday, rehearsal or graduation parties.

  • Private party contact

    Chiara Sassoli: (212) 207-6680 ext. 112

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