Sant Ambroeus - West Village

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669 Reviews
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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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BryMarie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We celebrated my step-daughter’s surprise engagement here after my husband and I had brunch there a few months ago. The service was fabulous and the location and ambiance are ideal! They took great care of us and had the table set with champagne popped upon arrival! The food was out of this world. Soooo glad we came back for the dinner menu. This is easily one of our new favorite spots!

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vipAbbey
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. I happened to snag a reservation last minute and we lucked into the best table in the restaurant. Food was excellent and the service was great - attentive, but discreet. Highly recommend

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vipMyrtle
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great. Food perfect.

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vipgoldy
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was a very lovely evening and a excellent meal...food was good and the service excellent...would recommend...

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, ambiance, service and city vibe. I would go back!

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vipLMBNewYork
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day Dinner- excellent. Never a disappointment!

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vipFood4thought
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Branzino wasn’t seasoned. Pasta dishes were fine. Dessert was ok. Antipasti was the favorite. Cool west village spot with decent food.

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vipBrianJ
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and authentic food and excellent service. You will not be disappointed!

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vipLauren
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - perfect

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vipbenji
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had lunch during NYC restaurant week. Though small place, felt cozy and welcoming, staff was professional and caring, food was very good and I enjoyed myself. I definitely recommend it as a neighborhood gem.

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vipMarkG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very special place. The best of the Sant Ambroeus restaurants.

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vipecf1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Went as a group of four for Restaurant Week dinner, which had a terrific and well-executed menu, however the noise level from two groups of 10+ tables was entirely too much. It made any possible conversation among us impossible apart from barking a groans and gesticulating a lot. Too bad. The food was very good -- I especially loved my polenta with sausage & mushrooms main coarse -- but it was overall an unsatisfactory evening for all around. Wine pours were a bit stingy but otherwise we were well served.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambience at Sant Ambreous is great and exudes warmth that only NYC restaurants would

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent, quality food. Excellent service.

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Weapat
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

incredible food. Restaurant week was a great time to try it. I strongly recommend tha spinach ravioi and cauliflower steak appetizer. My companion seemed to love what she ordered as well, but i was too entranced with my own selections to notice what she had. I suspect that bhe only way to go wrong here is to not go here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff was just above and beyond. Def going back.

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vipSimpleDiner
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A perfect evening. The lighting is bewitching. The diminutive space is right for the neighborhood and makes you feel like you've stumbled into a secret. The heavy velvet curtain inside the door shields those blessed to be inside from harsh winter chill and is reminiscent of passing the velvet ropes outside of Little Nels in 1988. You cannot select a bad wine from their list. The food is all enticing on the menu and, although decadent, its deeply-delicious on the tongue. The Cacio e Pepe pasta served on a thick ribbon of pasta was perfection al dente. The kale pesto on a homemade floppy pasta was complex and bright, and has the illusion of being healthy. The carbonara is just divine. Don't skip this neighborhood gem. Its worth every lira you have.

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vipRay1
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific! Great service, delicious food and great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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vipDINETOEAT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Milan meets Manhattan: As always, the quality of this place never disappoints! From the perfect neighborhood-appropriate look and feel to the friendly and accommodating staff, this is an area favorite. Whether it's Winter or Summer, this is a West Village treasure that I cherish every time I visit....which is often!

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viphkwh
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The ambiance and food was good. However, we had to wait a long time and keep asking for our coffee. My friends who were from out of town were disappointed and irritated at the unbelievably slow service. I get languishing brunches but this was ridiculous. The server kept blaming the barista. When we'd look at the barista, he wasn't doing anything!
They were very quick to pick up payment though.

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vipTonyM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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vipBillyd
New York Area
56 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.

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vipDiscerningDiner
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.

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

Love it best food and people and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
16 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)

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HilaryS
1 review