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Sant Ambroeus

1000 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1840
+1 212-570-2211
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pastry” (11 reviews)
“pasta” (18 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1000 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1840
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after visiting the Met. No reservations but the staff accommodated us quickly. Service a bit brusque but food was delicious (and pricy!). Desserts were amazing. All in all a special treat but be prepared to pay!

Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's something marvelous about dining, ordering a meal or catering and it being consistently delicious. SA consistently turns out high quality yummy food. They are happy to accommodate requests and handle allergies with a smile. They have almond milk to put in lattes and delicious...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sant Ambroeus is convenient to the Metropolitan Museum and of course to the stores of Madison Avenue. It is an informal cafe with more comfortable, formal seating in the back where you order off a menu. There are delicious pastries, tarts and desserts to go....More

Thank AJAX6965
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a small, intimate restaurant which I believe to be Northern Italian. The restaurant is extremely refined. A bit formal in style. The greatest thing about this restaurant is their takeout. In the front. They have the most delicious small, Delectable sandwiches which are a...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Practically across from the Breuer museum, Sant Ambroeus always reminds me of my days in Rome. I love having their wonderful cappuccino in the morning or in mid-afternoon standing at the bar (they make mine just right, always decaf with no milk but with a...More

Thank ginsengNewYork
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good neighborhood Italian restaurant. Good food and nice ambiance. I had a delicious pasta and try the chocolate sorbet - delicious! This place is also nice for an afternoon cappuccino or expresso.

Thank C L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waited almost 10 minutes just for coffee...and after our food came, out waiter was no where to be found...even when we tried to get the check it took forever.

Thank Sari E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch at this Italian restaurant and I may say that I have been impress by the service and fresh quality of the food. I had a starter with mozzarella and prosciutto and than I had the eggs Benedict. Coffee...

Thank smN3399DM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cappuccino is delicious and so good. Even in Italy is difficult to find this quality. The bar looks exactly as an Italian bar...I love this place! Sadly this time I couldn't have a meal there...next time I won't miss it!

Thank Robertina7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We felt like being in a elderly house. All those ladies who were pushed in in their weelchairs. But the tea wa excellent. Minor point is the bathroom which was not clean.

Thank Ronald B
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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Are reservations necessary on Saturdays?
6 September 2016|
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Response from sendfield | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They get very busy
Alexander R
Gluten free pasta ?
9 April 2016|
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Response from william F | Reviewed this property |
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
USD 50 - USD 50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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.