Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue

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$50 and over
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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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Kiel & SH
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and friendly! Best home made Italian with a upgrade of truffles . Excellent wine selection.

M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put it was impeccable. All of the staff is very attentive and accommodating. Beautiful room, but the star is the food. I felt like I was back in Bologna or Florence.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Food and service excellent

l
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The pretentious attitude at Sant Ambroeus was not entirely unexpected however, if the food were better you might be able to tolerate the man sitting at the next table who was literally on a phone call for 15 minutes or the fact that omelets cannot be made with any more than 3 ingredients as “ the eggs don’t cook as well”... umm ok?? This place is definitely not worth the money.

JA
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent!

Their salads are so good.

My pasta was also just so...

My friend had the veal Milanese, recommended.

Yes, the noise level rises, but it’s really quite friendly for this neighborhood favorite.

LP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, food and atmosphere. Servers were attentive.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice little place

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great! I will be coming back!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite dining experiences in Manhattan

LG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sant Ambroeus is far and away our favorite breakfast spot.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely time! A+++staff.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good as usual

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The bartender for the life of him couldn’t make a proper Manhattan and the food was not worth the price tag. Best thing I wound up eating was the foccacia bread they brought out and gelato for dessert.

C
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun. True Italian flair and atmosphere. Highly recommend for a terrific weekend breakfast.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing! I had the Carbonara, and it was hands down the best Carbonara I've ever had. It was extremely rich, however, and I probably should have either shared it, or ordered a salad to temper the fat. There was a lot of wait staff, who seemed to checking our needs were met, but didn't refill my husband's iced tea readily, and we finally had to request a bill. They were very professional and pleasant. Overall, a delightful experience, and a place I would absolutely recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with great food and lively atmosphere. Highly recommend

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

p
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by hotel concierge and our lunch was delicious, service excellent and knowledgeable. A well run and bustling restaurant.

MF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful evening. It is our new favorite place to dine. Attention to detail was noted as well as delectable food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this super iconic and special place ❤️

GL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent restaurant, food and ambiance!!

A
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. I’ll continue coning back over and over.

UE
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my nephew for his last night in NY before he flew back to London. Great food as always - he LOVED the carbonara and we loved the Pollo. Large portions meant we did take a lot home!
I always trust this restaurant for just lovely civilised dining. Love the wait staff, love the maitre d’ and ALL THE FANTASTIC FOOD. It is not cheap but it’s very cheerful

S
Kiel & SH
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant to add truffles!

MJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My score on the ambience was a bit low because the lighting was fairly bright for about the first half hour that we were there. With the lights dimmed I give it 5 Stars! Otherwise, delightful as always

AF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ever, you cannot have a bad experience here

OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! I absolutely loved the French toast and our waiter was completely delightful.

DS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always reliable and elegant with delicious food.

A
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the area with amazing food and service.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious!!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great caring service. Most welcoming

SN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A chic slice of Europe on Madison Avenue an

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very arrogant. Snooty service . They need a lesson in hospitality.

MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place where I always feel pretty sure I am getting “real” food and outstanding service. Pricey - I caution my friends for sticker shock - but being from Atlanta it is not a place we frequent.

V
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lasagna is out of this world. One of the best outside of Italy.

F
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great avocado toast!

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