Sant Ambroeus - West Village

4.8
564 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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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My favorite restaurant!❤️❤️❤️

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was perfect for a business breakfast. Quiet. Out of the way.lovely food!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Great experience but the food was subpar. The ambiance of the restaurant was great but I would expect a higher quality dish if I'm going to spend $100+ on dinner.

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to Saint Ambroeus in the West Village. The Restaurant Week had a nice selection. Had calf's liver
and pasta which were both delicious. The tiramisu was very fresh and light. Ambiance is intimate and charming. Would definitively go back.

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I
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant.
We dined outside, but the waiters couldn't have been more attentive.
The food was incredible. We will definitely be returning.

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G
New York Area
159 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely RW lunch. Started with the Liver with polenta and onions, not used to as a starter but an appropriate size portion and tasty. Then pappardelle with wild mushroom ragu and truffle sauce. Delicious. Service attentive and pleasant. Did the wine pairing, very nice as well. Like the old world atmosphere and La Scala décor!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The waiter lied about our tip and made it $200 for himself.

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M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Good time, charming spot.

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C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was just ok. Have had much better for the price. Tables are very close together so it’s not easy to talk

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R
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a small restaurant of 14 tables and a bar with a casual atmosphere and table settings. The breads are served with olive oil and the water bottle is free of ice. The Fegato alla Veneziana was generous portion well cooked with a comestible gravy. The Chitarra all'Abruzzese had a well made lamb ragu over al dente pasta with shaved cheese. The wait service was very attentive. The bathroom is tiled and clean. A very nice local corner restaurant.

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SD
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta was magnificent- all four of us had a pasta main course and each of us spoke glowingly about it. Best dessert tray ever - really hard to decide. The four we chose again, all were delicious! Can’t wait to return!

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here for Restaurant Week. My friend and I enjoyed a delicious lunch. The ambience, service and food are exceptional. Great menu with plenty of options.

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E
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was disappointing. Fegato was very stringy and veiny, not like recent occasions when it was very good. Sauce was tasty, but the overall impression was not great. The skate wing was okay but the sauce was overwhelming.
The chicken was good and the dessert - a plum tart with hazelnut ice cream was good.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely lunch. Feel like I took a small trip to Italy!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciosos platos y abundantes! Recomiendo el hígado con cebolla caramelizada sobre polenta grillada!

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C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Mediocre over priced pasta. I had the pappardelle for $32. Had to keep asking the server to bring more Parmesan and fresh pepper just so it would have some flavor. The staff is very attentive and nice with coat check etc. and the restaurant atmosphere is cute. However, that’s not enough for me to ever need to go back

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food....from the apps, meatballs, eggplant, salad.....to the entrees....all the pastas are exceptional and the fish. The staff is extremely gracious, totally not snobby, and very professional in a relaxed way. My go to restaurant for special occasions!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Weekday Breakfast is a fabulous time to be at the West Village location. So quiet and intimate.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my boyfriend and my 2nd anniversary, and we couldn’t have asked for more spectacular service, food, or atmosphere!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Terrific spot with great pasta and standout Caesar salad.

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s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic! Very fresh and authentic. Excellent service. It’s a great neighbourhood spot and a must visit spot for all of my NYC visits!

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D
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian cuisine, exceptionally well prepared and portioned. Staff was pleasant and quick. I loved the place and the food.

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TD
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good. Nice welcome and warm inviting atmosphere. Great West Village place for lunch or dinner.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s just the best!

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BT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, and ambiance! Especially for Christmas time

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was incredible. The hot chocolate was incredible. The pancakes were incredible. 10/10 recommend!

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RS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, service and ambiance. Quiet enough to ha Eva conversation but still festive and authentic Italian food

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CH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great and attentive service with lovely cozy atmosphere. The menu is small but varied with choices for all tastes.

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TG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was sp pretty outside and in. Very quaint and romantic. Food was amazing. You could tell it was a neighborhood gem . So glad we were a part of it. Will def be coming back. Everything was great from the moment we walked in.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with outstanding friendly service! The wine was superb but expensive. The food was reasonably priced but was a bit disappointing. Overall a nice experience and we will return.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. My new favorite!

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O
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great but service was pretty disappointing, as it was difficult to track down our server. We ordered cocktails at the beginning of our meal and didn't get them until after we had eaten.

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RG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding value for money, decadent food
Great service

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BR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always so happy with the meal and serviced received @ Sant Ambroeus. so delicious!

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GM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a letdown , everything about this restaurant is perfect. The ambiance is a perfect date night at this gem , and ever so discreet!one of my favs

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t
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a friend visiting from London and we wanted a cute & charming place. This was definitely the place to go - the decor is so beautiful and the meal and service matched! Highly recommend

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A
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I had a dinner reservation for a party of 2.After finishing our dinner and a bottle of wine we decided to order another one.This is when the manager came over and told us that it is only 2 hours per table(which was never mentioned when I made the reservation)and that she had next reservation and we should move to the bar(which was full). And I was actually still working on my meal.Not even asking if we want to take a look at the desert menu.Just a very blunt request to move,not apologizing.After such disrespectful treatment we just left and continued our evening and Leelabar,which had a better wine anyway.Just for the record,one bottle that we order at this venue costed around 100$.So we were left very confused as of why we were treated this way,while still bringing them profit,and not just lingering around sipping one cocktail for hours.And for the record,there were tables with the same people staying way more then two hours,as they were there when we arrived. Would never recommend this place,horrible aftertaste.

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service was the worst I've ever experienced (one person didn't receive their dish, we never received our drinks until after our meal was served), however they did comp our meal which made up for it but still I wouldn't go back. I appreciate them taking responsibility for all of the mistakes, however I would use caution to ever try to go there again.

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W
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely place for dinner. Excellent pasta. Your spaghetti carbonara is wonderful!!

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