Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue

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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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
Ambience
4.2
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vipSymone
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service regardless of what's going on in the the world today

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vipMTGS
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Muy rico! Un ambiente muy agradable! debes probar los huevos revueltos con parmesano

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viptommy
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is reliably great. The avocado toast with soft-boiled eggs is to die for. The best latte/cappuccino in town. Price is not for the faint of heart, but if you like a great breakfast, S A can't be beat!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very peasant experience. Staff I very friendly. Food was very good. I was even offered there best seller desert for free for my birthday.

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MatthewStraub
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We ordered Bellini's, Coffee, Smoked Salmon and Carbonara. Good service, tasty food.

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viperic
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the service at Madison is consistently excellent, and as good as any place we've ever dined. always unassuming and unpretentious. no one ever talks about "taking care of you tonight". they simply do it.

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vipLucianaM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Good experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience1

Embarrassing in front of my business clients when they insisted that there was no reservation but could accommodate us.. It made me look disorganized and unprofessional. Most upsetting.

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Nichea
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place. As close to being in Rome as you can get. From the front of the restaurant, which has small tables, a friendly bustle, a coffee bar with the BEST coffee in NYC, plus yummy desserts and gelato, to the white tablecloth seating in the back of the restaurant w helpful, professional service and delicious menu, it doesn’t get better than this.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday at my fav spot

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we sat in the back room. having made a reservation, they kindly let us stay for a pastry and a hot drink. very nice, felt like back in rome. not cheap

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Fab1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

Quite noisy - exorbitant price for very mediocre omelet and frigid pecan pie. A disappointment

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SheilaK
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best vitello tonnato anywhere. Marvelous wines. Excellent service. A thoroughly wonderful experience.

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vipNotreDame
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Terrific food and vibe,,, service is a bit scattered.

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vipJaneAusten
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went in for an early dinner and were not disappointed!

Their soups are amazing.

Their salads are not far behind. We both ordered pasta---quite good!

It will always remain one of my favorite neighborhood go-to places.

I particularly like their hours: open all day/night:)

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vipCARAL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food with equally great service!

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Arnie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A joyous atmosphere. Perfect for our lunch. As a New Yorke native, I tend to be critical. However, our experience touched all the bases. We loved our experience there.

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vipDawnS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love their Vitello tonnato

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place

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RobertA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a lovely place. They made the best cappuccino I've had in years, and service was impeccable. Recommended.

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vipanonymous
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

expensive for a neighborhood place and tables are crammed too close

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vipGuzman
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I love the look of this place, its very good for an early morning business meeting or interview. Coffee is delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and attention to details.

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LisaB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful lunch with my teenage daughters while visiting NYC for the first time.

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vipBravoBrio
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good. I would definitely return

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vipSophiablossom
Kiel & SH
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm and friendly! Best home made Italian with a upgrade of truffles . Excellent wine selection.

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vipMirabelle
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply put it was impeccable. All of the staff is very attentive and accommodating. Beautiful room, but the star is the food. I felt like I was back in Bologna or Florence.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Food and service excellent

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viplwool
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The pretentious attitude at Sant Ambroeus was not entirely unexpected however, if the food were better you might be able to tolerate the man sitting at the next table who was literally on a phone call for 15 minutes or the fact that omelets cannot be made with any more than 3 ingredients as “ the eggs don’t cook as well”... umm ok?? This place is definitely not worth the money.

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vipJaneAusten
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was excellent!

Their salads are so good.

My pasta was also just so...

My friend had the veal Milanese, recommended.

Yes, the noise level rises, but it’s really quite friendly for this neighborhood favorite.

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LorenaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service, food and atmosphere. Servers were attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice little place

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SuzannaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food was great! I will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite dining experiences in Manhattan

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vipLive4GreatFood
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sant Ambroeus is far and away our favorite breakfast spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a lovely time! A+++staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very good as usual