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About Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue

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.

1000 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
77th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 570-2211

Website:
http://www.santambroeus.com/

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

Public Transit:
Line 6 at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue

Executive Chef:
Mario Danieli

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

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For private events please contact chiara.sassoli@santambroeus.com

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Enjoy our Valentine's special additions to the regular a la carte menu.

Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Sunday Lunch (13)
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Cozy (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Business Meals (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
People Watching (8)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Good for a Date (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Fun (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Always terrific - best spaghetti Carbonara and homemade breads

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The best restaurant in town

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent food and service. A great breakfast place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great spot for a post workout breakfast with friends. A bit pricey for eggs but the ambience, service, and food are well worth!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I was a party of one. Service was very good - except at end. They sort of forgot me and I had to ask for check.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It’s always lively and the food is delicious, like being in Milan for lunch.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great restaurant. Great food, ambiance and service. Would not recommend for a traditional Thanksgiving.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Despite our getting the reservation totally wrong by 12 hours online i.e. 10:30 pm instead of 10:30 a.m. we were made very welcome and quite quickly found a table despite it being a very busy Sunday morning.

To explain the reason for the visit. It was supposed to be and so it turned out, to be a treat for a close friend who was recently bereaved, in which case, our booking error would have been a little more serious than would normally be the case. In the event there was little or no fuss and I suspect our friend in fact hardly knew there was an issue, which was to the restaurants great credit. The subsequent service service was excellent and expeditious.

The food was of the highest standard erring towards comfort rather than innovative but that's what we chose 'Eggs Benedict' etc and it was a brunch after all.

'People watching' was the only slight disappointment. We had promised our friend there was bound to be someone she recognised from the media performing arts etc etc but sadly not on this occasion which in my experience is unusual, maybe that's the Sunday morning effect.

It set out to be a treat for a friend and was in fact a treat for all of us.


Thank You for a very enjoyable morning

Probe


P.S. A slight incongruity I/we noted asking for photographs and banning 'electronic devices' which these days is as likely to succeed as Canute stopping the tide coming in so no photos.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Expensive for the food quality and ambience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Too expensive for what they offer. Definitely wouldn’t recommend to anyone. Food is nothing special and staff lacks friendliness.

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excelente experience. Service was very good with great courtesy

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, People Watching, Late-night Find
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The staff was rude and wouldn’t sit us. We left and went to another restaurant we weren’t even late

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overpriced and the food was so salty it was inedible.

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The best, always!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Loved, fresh yummy food. Great service. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. It's always a great experience. Relatively quiet, superb food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The top of the green lasanha came burnt on the top - and got that reason was bitter.

When complaining, one of the maîtres said it was ok and I had to insist to get a new one!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The most incredible scrambled eggs in town. There's a slim piece of Parmesan cheese on top, fabulous potatoes, and crunchy bread. Great breakfast/brunch menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Perfect for an afternoon glass of wine and small plate to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. Attentive service and delicious bread. What more can you ask for?

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great, great, great!!! We (my wife and a friend) had a wonderful time. I highly recommend this place.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent !!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Not as I remembered growing up on the Upper East. Service just for a couple pastries and coffees took ages and they are not accommodating for infants which is silly as this is a mom's spot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I always think of this restaurant when I come into the city and want to do a special get together with my son. We began with my treating him: our sipping prosecco together at lunch . He was 22. This week marks a progression: his treating me and his fiance to breakfast before their busy business day .
Breakfast was delicious:
We all had scrambled eggs with tomatos, parmesan, tiny potatos , wonderful toast and jams
and plentiful coffee. The quiet table I requested was reserved and ready for us.
Service was gracious as always, and the ambiance beyond lovely. I highly
recommend it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Service was beyond excellent. Went out of their way to accomodate peanut allergy. Extremely friendly with kids.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Business Meals
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