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Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue

4.7
438 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 12:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 570-2211
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mario Danieli
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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.
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Private party contact
Chiara Sassoli: (212) 207-6680 ext. 112
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Catering
Sant Ambroeus offers a full scale catering service. If you are interested in knowing more please contact chiara.sassoli@santambroeus.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
77th Street
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Public transit
Line 6 at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue
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Special events & promotions
For private events please contact chiara.sassoli@santambroeus.com
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 438 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Consistently outstanding from extraordinary lattes to wonderful service and food. Have enjoyed breakfast and lunches and all were superb. Looking forward to dinner here. Some might consider expensive, here you are getting everything you pay for and then some.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Gracious service and great meal.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Absolutely classic Upper East Side spot with a mixture of traditional and creative Italian food. Like a trip to Milan for dinner with a small group of your favorite Wall Street insiders.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food is good. A little taste of Italy on Madison Ave. The staff is excellent. The price however is outrageous! Took my son for breakfast and basically had very nice eggs and tea for $75!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful Italian food, great attentive service. Will go again, but just don't order coffee. I expect $18-20 for drinks anywhere, but $7.50 for coffee? No. Even though they call it a pot.

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

They will not give us credit for open table if desired eat at The bar. Hostess staff is horrible. Great place but staff at front of house is horrible. Food great, but management horrible

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The staff learns your name and remembers who you are and are helpful and will accommodate you very swiftly. They always remember my favorite spot to sit. After a few times there you feel like family and amongst friends.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Absolutely beautiful and food was amazing as always always such a treat

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

My all time favorite in NYC. The service is great, the food is amazing and it is not overpriced

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I ordered the eggs benedict and they were on par with a regular diner.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Absolutely yummy delicious pasta! Not to be missed mango sorbet!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

It was our last meal in NY. I had been there before and carried a good memory of it. I could trust it. It was delicious. The food, the service snd the smbiance

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Perfect in every way!Super attentive staff and tasty food. We warned that we would have very little time and a lot of haste. We were served very fast and everything was great. They had smiles on their faces all the time although we were foreigners and not regular costumers.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Delicious food. Service was alright, nothing special. People who greet you at the door aren't nice. Customer service needs improvement. My dinner was delicious. I have been a customer at all locations in the city.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Very Professional, consistent with the Northern Italian traditions.
Love the South Hampton cafe too.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Somewhat small but nicely decorated restaurant. Seating was fast, although tables are very close together it still is comfortable. Service was ok, just felt that they were rushing you to order and get out. It would be ok for a normal lunch but not a date. Food was nice and fresh. Ordered a salad and was very well done. Good espresso.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Estuvimos aquí hace tres dias, pero es tan buen restaurante y la atención tan esmerada que no dudamos en volver anoche para continuar nuestro tour Gourmet por uno de los imperdibles de NYC!! Hicimos la reserva por Open table apenas una hora antes y había lugar!!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Maravilloso!! La gran manzana le rinde homenaje a su par Italiana!! Aquí encontrará platos deliciosos que se destacan por su preparación fiel a la tradición italiana. Platos simples pero inolvidables. Sabores genuinos y materias prima de altísima calidad. El personal es muy cálido y te hacen sentir como en casa!! Oliva, trufas negras, pasta al dente y una carta de vinos que incluye los grandes vinos de Italia. La carta de postres es otro “must” que nadie debe dejar pasar!!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Waitstaff were very inattentive. Nice venue, but disappointed in the overall service.

Just received a call from the restaurant to address our concern. Incredibly professional! Using the feedback for continued growth of staff and customer service. Well done team Alex!
We will dine with you again!!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Delicious food and fabulous wine choices. Lively atmosphere in a beautiful setting. Service was impeccable. Will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent food but they don’t have wifi for ask uber and they don’t ask taxis for the guest. Out was very cold.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Always terrific - best spaghetti Carbonara and homemade breads

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

I go here for the lattes and the people watching; both are unparalleled.

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Good quality ingredients prepared with no imagination. The prices are high enough that I was expecting more skill and attention given to combining tastes, textures and appearance

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Was looking for upscale food and service. Was not disappointedly. Very well staffed but not over baring. Would like be to also drop in for just coffee & gelato or bakery.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The best restaurant in town

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Last night on NYE, the moment we sat down, three different waiters came rushing us to take our order. We didn’t even have the chance to look at the menu instead we were busy asking them for their courtesy of at least 5’ alone with the menus-unthinkable to have to consider that a luxury! It was very obvious that they wanted us out as soon as possible so they could leave for the night, even though we had a reservation. We were wondering why such poor treatment since the restaurant is open and took our reservation. Such a pity because we wanted to select a nice bottle of champagne and that behavior put us off. We have never been treated as poorly anywhere all these years dining out in NYC.
Then the food was beyond mediocre for the price. I wouldn’t recommend the place for a special occasion but stick to their cafe portion.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Probably the best upper east Italian restUrand with a Milanese touch. Not cheap but definitely worth it.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

usually a trustworthy find Prices seem way out of hand for the recent experience Still a great
morning place for coffee and simple sandwiches I always love this place though

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Always reliable and wonderful meals. Great restaurant for business meetings of to catch up with friends.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

The food and service were top notch. The restaurant’s ambience is impressive but not pretentious. The food and experience are worth the price. Come here for a special occasion or just to treat yourself.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was fabulous. The service very professional and courteous. Overall, a fantastic experience, as always.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Expensive, but impeccable service, amazing quality of food, and overall wonderful experience. We were seated quickly and our food did not take long to get at all, even during busy lunch time. You MUST get one of their desserts. We got the Sant Ambroeus chocolate cake and napoleon to go and oh my goodness we’ve never had better.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a very pleasent time at this restaurant it was Christmas eve and there was a good choice in the menu , want to praise the delicious bread variety served through out the meal. service was quick and food was good and with quality.

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2017

pretentious, way overpriced and filled up with people who wanted to be seen

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent food and service. A great breakfast place.

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3.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Nice place and good food. Nice welcome and lovely table. On the wrong side we didn’t like being bullied by the waiters clearing away our table while we were not finished. I litterally had to grab my teapot to finish my tea. And we had only been there for 40 minute, not three hours.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Il migliore ristorante per la qualità del cibo rapporto spesa prodotto
Bene !

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent environment, very good food. Tables are close so little privacy. Food comes quickly. Service is wonderful

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