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.
New York, NY 10014
Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri 7:30am to 11:00pm
Sat – Sun 9:00am to 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact our Sant Ambroeus Spevial Events department. Phone: 212-207-6680 ext. 151.
A, B, C, D, E, F & V trains to West 4th Street and the 1 train to Christopher Street.
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
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
Sant Ambroeus - West Village Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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