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About Sant Ambroeus - West Village

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.

259 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri 7:30am to 11:00pm
Sat – Sun 9:00am to 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Perry Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(212) 604-9254

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

Catering:
Please contact our Sant Ambroeus Spevial Events department. Phone: 212-207-6680 ext. 151.

Public Transit:
A, B, C, D, E, F & V trains to West 4th Street and the 1 train to Christopher Street.

Executive Chef:
Andrea Bucciarelli

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact our Sant Ambroeus Spevial Events department for more information. Private events can be held at the restaurant for up to 45 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Chiara Sassoli: (212) 207-6680 ext. 15

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Sant Ambroeus West Village will offer modern Italian accents on Thanksgiving favorites in addition to a la carte menu.

Sant Ambroeus - West Village Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

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4.6

value

4.1

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
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Great for Lunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
People Watching (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Casual (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Romantic (6)
Authentic (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Dinner was amazing. Tables are very close together, so it's not possible to not hear your neighbor's conversation. Nice ambiance. Great wine list.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Cousins breakfast

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Lovely west village spot for lunch. Outside space is perfect. The food is great and service tremendous. The inside reminds me of Italy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Loved it here! Coming back soon. Very attentive to their customers and helped me celebrate my birthday with a wonderful desert with a candle on top

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Cozzi Chique Charming Best service Delicious dishes.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Usually my go to place. Was there earlier in the week with slightly more attentive and elevated service, and more flavorful food. Still a go to but maybe not on a Saturday night.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

On this particular occasion we had a great waiter, quick seating and the food was excellent and full of flavor and thought.

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good local restaurant in the Greenwich Village area with good Italian food.
A place to go during the day. Evening is OK but reading menus and wine list is very difficult because the lighting is so poor. Also I like to be able to see what I am eating which was not that easy in the dimly lit restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Cute little spot where you can have a tasty breakfast, but expensive

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Authentic italian food. Very good roman dish of cacio e peppe. And the best is the staff ( or at least some) speak very good italuan.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Saturday breakfast exceptional. Charming bistro atmosphere. Cordial service. Only slightly on the slow side. We were only ones in restaurant at the time. Not a big deal. Usually eat in upper east side location which is much larger, busier and spot on service. Will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

This was our first visit to this particular Sant Ambroeus outpost. We decided to go with the Restaurant Week menu, and it was absolutely delicious. The service was attentive. Will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Excellent menu, never disappoints. Restaurant week menu is a great value.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Went to the west Village from mid-torn reluctantly for a business lunch. It was worth it. The food was wonderful. I ate off the Restaurant Week menu for $29, an unbelievable bargain given the fact that one of my dishes, by itself, was $25 on the main menu. I also had tuna tartare and a lemon custard pie for desert. The pasta dish, a bolanaise, was perfect cooked and tasty. Service was weak, with a repeated need to ask for the waiter. Note that the regular menu is quite pricier, but still a good price for the quality.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Had the restaurant week lunch menu, wife had duck and I had pasta bolognese, both were superb, portion just right, not too much, not too little. Both appetizers, salmon carpacio and the lentil salad were fresh and tasty. The lentil salad was huge. For dessert, we were a little disappointed with the cheesecake as we are spoiled by the new york style cheesecake and not prepared for the daintier Italian one. However, the assorted gelato was to die for, so tasty and generous. The only thing that spoiled lunch a bit was not the fault of the restaurant, but there were two separate tables of customers who were unable to modulate their voices which were heard throughout the restaurant. One of the offending patrons sat at the table next to ours but thank goodness we were on our dessert already and only had to hear them for about 10 minutes. Again, not the fault of the restaurant and I would definitely recommend eating here and we will certainly do so again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great restaurant week menu ! Service was also very friendly ! Highly recommend

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The ragu was phenomenal and the waitress gave amazing wine recommendations. Also loved the steak tartare on the adorable plates.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Distinct quality food in a comfortable, relaxed upscale setting. Worth a visit.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Love this place. A wonderful little neighborhood secret that we hope no one else finds out about.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Always delicious!!!
Service is excellent, great neighborhood place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Ourstanding Restaurant Week menu with an excellent wine pairing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Although a little pricy, the food is amazing ! Service was as good as the food!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We love this place. Come often. The food and service are excellent always.

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

Favorite spot in the West Village!
The ambiance, food & service all come together to make for a consistently amazing experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Lovely outdoor dining, attentive service, delicious meal, and an overall delightful experience! Cannot wait to return to my new happy place.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The place was empty. I usually love sant ambroeus- but this one is not that good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Reliable and authentic neighborhood spot. Reminiscent of being in Italy!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We really enjoyed the delicious food and attentive staff. I felt the prices are a bit steep, so would save for it for a special occasion and would definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent food. One of our favorite Italian restaurants in Mahnattan.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times before but was rushed after our entree. Also, the service was very slow and I had to ask when my iced tea was coming...had to wait for something to add to my very dry sandwich.

Overall, this was a very disappointing experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Music was very loud and inappropriate. Hearing great jazz vocalists from the 30's and 40's at a much too high a volume was an interference in an otherwise superb dinner. We carefully choose the food and wine but the music was as in most restaurants poorly chosen and I am a fan of that kind of music in an appropriate setting.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great food, wonderful service--very special! Our server was quite attentive all evening!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Excellent as always

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

Good food, good ambiance, romantic... Very much so. Rissoto Milanese is just as if you were at the 4 Seasons in Milan. Yes it is. A solid 8 on the LC meter

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I really wanted to like this place. I'd heard a lot about it but had never managed to get there before.

The room is lovely and the seating hostess was cheerful and warm. The menu looks great although the prices are fairly high. Our waitress was pleasant and professional.

The food, alas, was mediocre. Nothing was affirmatively bad; it just wasn't particularly good - certainly not good enough to merit those prices.

I started with a pasta - linguine cacio e pepe. It was virtually tasteless. My son had prosciuttp and mozzarella, which he enjoyed.

For a main course I had the veal paillard with salad on top - a dish I've ordered in dozens of restaurants. The veal was ok but not particularly flavorful and fairly modest in size. My son had spaghetti carbonara, which was ok.

In any other city this might be a restaurant worth putting on your go to list. But there are so many other places in the West Village where better food and better value can be found.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Nice restaurant, food was excellent! A little pricy and only Italian wines... also pricy. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Not the first time at the restaurant and not the last. Loved every bit of it. Service unobtrusive but personable. Food just divine. Beautiful crowd and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

A neighborhood favorite: everyone should be so lucky to have this place within walking distance of your home. A friendly welcome. Top quality throughout. Milan meets Manhattan at its best!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great food. For a date

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

I had been to the UES location years ago and decided to try the West Village location. I was an hour late for my reservation due to weather and misdirection but was seated asap. The risotto and spinach I ordered were perfectly prepared and the portions were large. Dessert was a slice of their chocolate cake that had layers of chocolate mousse and raspberry filling. It was maybe my favorite dessert of all time. I hope I get a chance to return.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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