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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

Sant Ambroeus - West Village Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.7

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4.7

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4.3

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
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Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
People Watching (5)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We were there for Restaurant Week lunch, so I can't speak to their regular prices, but our lunch was a fantastic deal. And the food was just amazing -- I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I have ever had. Capping things off, the service was perfect -- polite without being obsequious, and attentive without being pushy. This was an experience I will remember for a long time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great spot. Wonderful service. Exquisite coffee, and breakfast foods. Mgr Mauricio was simply amazing with wine service. True professional.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Asked for scrambled eggs and arugula salad and I misunderstood waiters suggestion so I ended up with an omenlet. Fine but it what I wanted

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Small place so definitely make a reservation. Food was delicious. Service was slow though so be prepared to sit down for a while

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Beautiful setting, delicious food, attentive service.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great vibe, scene, romantic. One of best spots in WV. Get the bolognese and veal. Amazing service - gave us a desert on the house because we were new parents

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Restaurant Week lunch. It was excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I came to Sant Ambroeus in the West Village to celebrate my friend's birthday and take advantage of the NY Restaurant Week menu. They had some of their well-known Sant Ambroeus dishes on the restaurant week menu. The Spaghetti all'Arrabbiata was absolutely delicious. It is spicy, but so good that I could not stop eating it. They had a great dessert selection. I ended up choosing the seasonal apple tart, which was a great way to end the meal. The service was very attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was intimate. It was a great West Village restaurant. I would go back for another occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Lovely bistro. Service and food is beyond superb. Intimate space; suitable for couples or quads. Kids and large, loud groups ought to look elsewhere

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went for restaurant week. Excellent. Bummer they ran out of profiteroles (though it looked like it was available for a la carte customers).

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Been to Sant Ambroeus several times it never disappoints.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Went with friends during winter 2018 restaurant week. Outstanding dishes were the mixed salad and the skate, the others were good or okay. Sophisticated though loud setting, quick and correct service. We spent more on drinks, wine & water, but that's the deal with restaurant week.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food, service, ambiance, and desserts were all elegant. The short rib and apple tart are particularly delicious. Lovely!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

What a wonderful surprise to select this restaurant for NYC Restaurant Week. The food was delightful, the service was friendly and the charm of the restaurant made it feel like we had a brief escape to Italy. I can’t wait to go back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Ambiance and service trumps this unassuming and intimate West Village hot spot. I was greeted by a pleasant and friendly host, whom I believe I spoke with on the phone as well, remained friendly and accommodating throughout my stay and definitely set the tone right. Everyone from the bar staff to the floor staff were very good and the dinner setting was just impeccable. Food was also very delicious, and so were the wine and cocktails. Perfect place if you would like to impress a date or even for a business meal. I would definitely come back again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

disappointing - compared to other Italian restaurants in the area.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food and service!!!
We will be back soon!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent!! Had the papardelle. They have gluten free options as well.

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

One of my favorite places for up-scale Italian food in all of NYC

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food was 'meh' for the price, the wines by the glass also is a poor selection for the price. We have been to this restaurant several years ago and it has lost its luster.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food fills your soul. The restaurant is intimate and you will make friends with the neighboring table. A wonderful West Village New York experience.

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 (London)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We unfortunately arrived at the wrong Saint Ambroeus not aware that there were two but they kept the kitchen open in order for us to have our Thanksgiving dinner.. great service. Good food and music just a little too loud..

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Restaurant was spectacular.

Great food

Great service

Great manager

Would highly recomend this restaurant to all

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

this restaurant is a welcome change from the chrome and tan, noise-rattling establishments. You can actually hear your own voice! The food and service are classy. And they serve breakfast.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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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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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (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 29, 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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 (London)·Dined on September 22, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Simply the best all around

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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 1, 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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 (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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