Sant Ambroeus - West Village

4.7
578 reviews
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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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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Celebrate Easter at Sant Ambroeus! Enjoy our a la carte menu in addition to traditional Easter specials.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites restaurants. The cacio e pepe is phenomenal!! Love the intimate West Village location.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary, and the staff knew that we were celebrating. They gave us a table in the corner by the kitchen. Our waiter didn’t even tell us the specials. He brought out the wrong entree and didn’t even apologize. When we got our dessert they just threw it right on the table without a candle or anything. It was beyond noisy there.

Definitely wouldn’t recommend it for anything intimate. Very poor experience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible. Our entrees took over an hour after we had our starters. Waiter disappeared and needed manager to bring us our bill.

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MS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food. Great service.

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CK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Sexy room , great people watching. The best pasta in all
Of New York. The service is sometimes distractedly European and they aren’t always the most welcoming at the door . Prices are high but so is the quality of all the food they serve...

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C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our local Sant Ambroeus is a joy and a blessing. As always, our server was professional, charming, and unobtrusive. As always, the food was wonderful. As always, the wine suggestion was so satisfying. As always, every person greeted us like we were the people we were hoping to see that night. (The village has changed so much over the years that some restaurants make the old folks feel like shabby embarrassments.) My 89 year old mom couldn't hear anything said at our table and that was sad, given we were having a special reunion. But that is a problem at every restaurant, and we shouldn't have tried a reunion out. Not your fault. We adore Sant Ambroeus.

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AG
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is truly amazing. Well prepared and simple ingredients. The cacio Pepe and veal Milanese were outstanding. Great service from Damian too!

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OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the friendly vibe and excellent good!
We return time and time again!

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful table for two tucked away in the corner. Service, wine and dinner were all fantastic!

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JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The only problem was the noise level. Food and service excellent

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is amazing and food always delicious

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. Great food. Attentive staff. Wonderful wine. Perfect vibe.

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TG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple, elegant and special.

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RC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is spot on - service is spotty. Waiter seemed completely distracted (write things down, if you can't remember) and did a poor job at checking in. Also, probably need to have an additional bartender or a service bar - there was a considerable wait from ordering a cocktail to receiving one. These are easy improvements - the food is delicious and the atmosphere is classic NY West Village.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My favorite restaurant!❤️❤️❤️

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J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
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 5, 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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New York Area
11 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
161 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
22 reviews
Dined on January 22, 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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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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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 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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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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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