Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue

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576 reviews
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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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Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. This establishment serves some of the best food in NYC and possibly the best service. Highly recommend you try.
You will love it.

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MA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Salad was ok. The service was great and very attentative. Expensive salad for the output. I like their breakfast much better than lunch. Although others had very fresh pasta and looked delicious.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great avocado toast!

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P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for breakfast and dinner.
Food is great and so is the ambiance.

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D
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good enough food, but OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive. In fact, the exorbitant prices made the food disappointing because I was expecting exceptional and I got average.

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San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Súper lugar, comida deliciosa mega Recomendable,lugar super fancy .

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New York Area
212 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best Vitello Tonnato on earth...well, certainly in New York. The food and service are traditional and perfect.

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JA
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always my trips to the city include at least one stop at Sant Ambroeus...Madison Ave. This trip was no exception, Pierre and I enjoyed a delicious lunch of Melanzane ala Parmigiana, Linguine Vongole and , and the special fish of the day, Pesce del Giorno with a perfect version of puttanesca sauce....accompanied with the bread that we can't wait to have and a nice crisp Meroi Sauvignon. As difficult as it was we passed on dessert this time, although the dessert tray is always incredible. Always greeted with a smile by Florin, and the service is always consistent, helpful and friendly. Tetyana took great care of us. Looking forward to my next visit and another wonderful experience at Sant Ambroeus!

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Too over priced

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l
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sant Ambreous is one of my favorite restaurants in New York. It is beautiful, comfortable, and the food is wonderful.

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MK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

メトロポリタン見学後の遅めの昼食に

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice breakfast!

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NM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A classic with good food, just pay attention that the menu is not the same in all the restaurants in the chain; also the noise level on the soho one!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everithing was amazing!
Great service! Great food and fast kitchen! Great location!
Saint Ambroeus at Madison Avenue is one of the Best Restaurant in New York

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EN
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining, exceptionally good food, attentive staff who are amenable to giving
attention to personal menu requests. Overall a great experience.

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V
Los Angeles
285 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good and a quaint little place, albeit overpriced for a non-Michelin restaurant.

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JA
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

We have been going here, our neighborhood restaurant, for many years.

We have noticed the prices consistently going up. Unfortunately, their food no longer warrants that escalation.

I ordered pasta which was overly drenched in tomato sauce and greasy as well.

Their soup was quite good, however their salads were not. Nor do they have the salad selection they used to.

All told , I would only comment that we will not be returning anytime soon.

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy every lunch and dinner that we experience in sant Ambrose. Friendly and professional service,always seated on time,with a nice and warm attitude. Food is extremely fresh,and made custom to order.

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NS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently well executed and service is professional and welcoming. Always a great meal!

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JA
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When i am in the city I always make it a point to visit Sant Ambroeus ....this trip
my guest and I had lunch twice at SA. It was fabulous. One of my favorite NY
restaurants! John Mocker

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A meeting over coffee with a long-standing client of the restaurant. Perfect place for a private conversation in a lovely environment with impeccable service.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Spaghetti alla carbonara buoni e abbondanti, vino rosso (Chianti riserva) molto gradevole.
Conto un po’ sopra le aspettative ma nella media per essere a New York. Locale più per newyorkesi che per italiani.
Sconsiglio per il costo di prendere una bottiglia di acqua naturale ($ 9,50).
Personale gentile.
Comunque da provare!

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OT
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely way to meet friends for brunch. The food is consistently delicious and the atmosphere very neighborly.

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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always nice to come back to Sant Ambroeus

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AO
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is lovely. A piece of Europe. Some nights can be mouser than others. Three seating areas. For intimate and quiet conversation the middle station is best. If you want to see who’s who and be seen.. the main back restaurant is the place!!

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S
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

As longtime and repeat guests from Chicago, we were extraordinarily disappointed to be seated close by another table when the restaurant was empty on Easter Sunday evening. The hostess and manager, when told at the end of the meal, were less than accommodating. Basically, the hostess lied and stayed the table we desired next to us was to be seated in :15, when inquired at seating. This was not the case as no guest/s joined for well over an hour, and no return to the table by hostess and manager ever occurred. The Dole Sole was rubbery and not cooked well.

When we indicated our disappointment at departure, both manager and hostess were less than helpful. We will not return and most definitely not recommend to anyone else, as we have told countless friends and colleagues to enjoy the hospitality and food when in New York. No more!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable restaurant just a bit exaggerated in prices.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Silver Anniversary

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EB
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We know Sant Ambroeus for years in Milan and in New York. The service and the food were always outstanding. The only minus was that the Barolo Borgognoli (by the glas) was a little bit herb, not as soomth as I thought it would be.

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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Sant Ambroeus is so civilized. The food is divine. The service is attentive and polite. The clientele comes from the neighborhood, one of Manhattan's most sophisticated. This isn't for tourists who are looking for an affordable bite to eat after visiting an area museum. But if you're looking to see how the well-heeled dine in the area, this is the place.

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PN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are big fans of Sant Ambroeus. Never disappoints, always excellent!!

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G
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sant Ambroeus is always a very big pleasure to return to a restaurant that knows how to treat customers each and every time, and serve consistently very good food. We always welcome an opportunity to go and be a part of their “family”!

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G
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good spot in madison for a quick fancy bite.

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Plain and simple, Sant Ambroeus serves solid Italian cuisine.

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JA
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each time I come to NYC I make it a point to visit Sant Ambroeus! One of my all time favorite restaurants!

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Chicago
258 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food is quite overpriced for what it is, and service isn't anything exceptional either. Portions are generous though.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best truffle pasta ever, great Italian wine selection

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CM
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very charming and welcoming place. The staff are courteous and friendly at all times, the food is exquisite and authentic, the ambiance is sophisticated but not stuffy. All in all a great experience!

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