Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue

4.7
667 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian

Top Tags:

Afternoon Coffee
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 667 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
o
viposcart
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb staff and super friendly! Love it and highly recommend it!!

CF
CharlotteF
New York Area
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.

JT
vipJeanT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

DN
DavidN
New York Area
3 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.

n
vipnoname
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's pricey but gorgeous and perfect, what a lovely treat!

S
vipSunbuns
Palm Springs
12 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.

L
Lulu
New York Area
5 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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was great! Very happy!

NK
vipNKPA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RM
vipRichardM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

S
Sivan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

k
vipkennethb
New York Area
2 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!!!

DS
DariaS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MA
MaryelizaA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch. Wonderful as always!

J
Jalba
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente!! Bello lugar. Buen servicio

Report
DO
vipDiningOut
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

Y
Yuuuuu
Philadelphia
3 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.

C
vipChez
New York Area
17 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.

V
Virginia
New York Area
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.

C
Chandler
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
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!

S
vipSophie
Philadelphia
6 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.

m
mschoe64
New York Area
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a Sunday breakfast

DG
DavidG
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RK
vipRobinK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service always! Have been coming here for decades and will continue ofc!!!

VV
vipVictoriaV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

p
vipperezmeliss
New York Area
5 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.

S
vipSymone
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service regardless of what's going on in the the world today

MT
vipMTGS
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy rico! Un ambiente muy agradable! debes probar los huevos revueltos con parmesano

Report
t
viptommy
New York Area
26 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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 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.

MS
MatthewStraub
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

e
viperic
Richmond
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.

LM
vipLucianaM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good experience!

C
vipCass
Tampa
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
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.

N
Nichea
San Francisco
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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday at my fav spot

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we sat in the back room. having made a reservation, they kindly let us stay for a pastry and a hot drink. very nice, felt like back in rome. not cheap

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 4.7 stars by 667 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Tweets by Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue