Sant Ambroeus - West Village

4.7
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$31 to $50
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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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TM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress & staff were very attentive! Chicken salad panini was very yummy! Of course the bread ( sunflower & olive bread) are so soft & delicious!

B
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Charming place in a great Village location. Individual glasses of wine are too expensive. $54 for 2 glasses.

DD
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined here several times and have never been disappointed. The food is outstanding and the service is exceptional. Our waiter, Manolo, made the evening especially nice with his attentiveness to every detail. I look forward to going back. I’ve tried many dishes here and every one of them has been great. All of the fresh pasta dishes are delicious and for a real treat, anything off the truffle menu is a culinary delight.

b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it best food and people and service!

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing the pasta was cooked to perfection and the shaved truffle desserts were worth the money.

F
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I felt like I was dining in a super pleasant & laid-back neighborhood place...in Milan! Seriously, the Vitello Milanese was super crisp, perfectly salted and just flat out better than any I've ever had in Milan, and I've had many!
The crowd is arty and casually chic, the service just right too, attentive but never overbearing. Just deducted one star for the relatively high prices...I wish the Vitello Milanese was $39. instead of $49.( at lunch)

HS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This cozy corner in the Village is the perfect spot for people watching and enjoying luxe milanese food in an inviting environment. Feels like a neighborhood bistro, but the menu and decor let you know that this is not your grandmother's Italian restaurant. Great wine list, unexpected specials, a must-go.

A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This tiramisu made my night. It was also the largest slice of tiramisu I’ve ever had. I also regret not ordering the orecchiette which the table next to me ordered and looked amazing so I’m going to have to go back for a redo ahahaha.
Make reservations in advance or the wait will be at least 2 hrs.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sant Ambroeus is always a favorite! We were here celebrating a 26th birthday. Their gnocchi alla norcina was incredible as was their spaghetti carbonara and prosciutto and burrata appetizer. All dishes were delectable and the portion-value ratio was generous. The host was accommodating to our request for a corner table or booth. Thank you! We will be back.

RR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was overpriced even for New York City. Caesar salad was $23. Fish was $49. Food was good. Just taking advantage at these prices. To be clear, I understand NYC prices. This was just unreasonable.

MS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in NYC

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Service was beyond terrible

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service & food always exceptional

j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is one of my absolute favorite. So much so that we ate here two nights in a row so we could try something from the truffle menu again. Cozy, sexy, warm and friendly all in one. Love it.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! And the complimentary desert always a plus here

TN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful, comfortable and friendly, all enjoyed meal and experience

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Overall the food is the only saving grace of this place. Serious and significant amount of waiting time even if you have a confirmed reservation. It’s a very small restaurant and they overbook the place. Slow service and staff isn’t very friendly. If you are looking for a relaxed dinner without any hassle.. this isn’t the place.

LD
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was great, presentation is great except tables are so closed to each other and so noisy

G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went as a family and was an absolute pleasure. The quality of the food is excellent, pure pleasure. The same for the service. Strongly recommended.

RK
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beyond our expectations. Met Chef Ricardo and paid him my compliments. Cannot wait to go back!!
Had the Caesar salad and the mushroom ravioli with black truffles. Amazing. My husband had the caprese salad and the fettuccine bolognese.

MS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant in every way.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable wxp

SB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt like we were in Italy from the moment we were shown our table with a friendly , “Prego!”. Service was thoughtful and food was authentic and delicious. We will return.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The linguini in the cacio e pepe was hard and the sauce was oily. There was an eggshell in one of the avocado toast’s that was ordered. The caprese salad and the caeser salad was good. Service was excellent. Rose was good.

k
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good! Very good in fact. Had the anchovies with butter and the insalata di mare to start and split the Branzino with my friend. Had a delicious Vino bianco from Sicily to wash it all down. Attentive and friendly service always. This restaurant has a great West Village vibe. Both a neighborhood gem and a draw for europeans because of the delicious, authentic italian cuisine. Always good for people watching.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ho mangiato qui con la mia ragazza a pranzo, volevo venirci da un po’ e ho mangiato veramente bene. Un po’ costoso ma ne vale la pena.

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LK
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice quaint restaurant in West Village. Dined for restaurant week but only a few choices were from regular menu. Normal portion sizes. Food was very good and service was excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was awful, which was surprising, as the Madison Avenue location is great.

First, our pasta was so salty, it was inedible. They had to remake, causing another long wait.

The second go round, the vongole pasta contained so much red pepper, I had to shake off the sauce, eating plain pasta.

We were then served grilled salmon swimming in olive oil. We were forced to send it back. This resulted in us leaving the restaurant dissatisfied and hungry.

DS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there with a friend, girls weekend. Everything was fabulous!

MS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! We love this place.

RZ
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place!! Great food!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. Our waitress was so attentive and treated us great! Highly recommend

CG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was really good! Always amazing! Great service

EB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value on a Restaurant Week menu. Will definitely return.

DT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife’s annual monthly date and she had a great time
Also our server was amazing as well.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, and great value for restaurant week! A really nice way to try something new, we'll be back.

MH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Every trip to New York includes a visit to Sant Ambroeus for Linguine Cacio e Pepe. I brought my niece and didn't say a word that it was a special visit and everyone treated all of us as if it were an occasion - which it always is!

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Love this restaurant, service can be spotty at times however. This past visit the restaurant was almost empty yet our server seemed overwhelmed and somewhat exasperated at times. All in all, though I keep coming back for the fabulous food, cocktails and wine!

L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love to eat outside when weather nice. Fabulous service also

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