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Sant Ambroeus

1000 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1840
+1 212-570-2211
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“gelato” (19 reviews)
“pastry” (13 reviews)
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European, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1000 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1840
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good food, pleasant atmosphere, mainly locals on a Saturday, we ate in the bar area did not have to wait long. Filled up quickly and was cozy but not claustrophobic. Nice crowd, relaxed not stuffy, would definitely go back.

Thank Emyboston
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We can always count on the food and service at Sant Ambrose to be consistently excellent. It is so convenient to our regular hotel, the Carlyle, and we take advantage of that on every visit.

Thank James S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Within walking distance of the Met, Guggenheim and Neue Galerie, on very elegant Madison Avenue, excellent quality lunch at a steepish price. But it is a very well run restaurant which does everything possible to justify the prices. Homemade bread, parmigiana de melanzane, halibut, Dover...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellet service !! Very friendly and warm restaurant. We were 3 persons and we pay about 160$ for one main dish and one glass of water each person ! When you finish your meal, you can choice one of the delicious desert out of a...More

Thank Antonis K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite by chance we ended up here . The service was at tentative and the food authentic. Simple gnocchi with sage butter was light and delicious and the eggs Benedict. Simply perfect .

Thank Amber D
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Sant Ambroeus is the real Milanese top restaurant in the middle of Manhattan. Expensive but authentic. We could have walked into this place in one of the streets around Piazza del Duomo in Milan and had the same experience. Notable among even top italian restaurants...More

Thank Paolo L
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast twice here we liked it so much. Great service, delicious food - I highly recommend the Avo on toast, but everyone’s meal was delicious. The potatoes were particularly good too.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I love this restaurant for both the food and people watching. I enjoyed my black squid linguine for lunch as well as my doppio macchiatos for breakfast. A must if you are staying in the UES of NYC.

Thank chris8648
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Only a couple of blocks away from the museum, an excellent spot to rest your feet. Pastries are fancy, so is the price. Bathrooms are small for accessibility.

Thank jasian881
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Should have known from the minute we walked in and were told the restaurant does not have highchairs that the experience would be subpar. First time at Sant Ambroeus...went for Sunday breakfast. Since they had no highchair to offer us, they tried to accommodate us...More

Thank HighHorse483
Victoria M, Manager at Sant Ambroeus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear Mr/Mrs I was sad to read your comments and would like to extend our apologies for not meeting your expectations when you dined with us at Sant Ambroeus couple of days ago. I spoke to our managers and chefs, and we truly wished we...More

Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Response from shellesey | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They get very busy
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Hi I am sure that they do ....a great restaurant...one of my favorites..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1840
    (77th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Line 6 at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-570-2211
  • E-mail
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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