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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“gelato” (19 reviews)
“pastry” (13 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
European, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1000 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10075-1840
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner here during our stay in NY. The food is excellent and the clientele are elegant upper Eastsiders. It was such a good experience we came back the next day for brunch.

Thank Touchstone123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has been around forever. They have a few different locations and other restaurants. I went here for an early dinner one night. I got the Tuna tartare appetizer-pretty good. I didn't love how the appetizer plate got served with brown spotted pieces of...More

Thank justplanatrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us dined here on a Friday night - we had reservations. We were greeted warmly, and seated immediately. A team of servers took care of us - all of whom were friendly and welcoming. I started with the Insalata di Carciofo - arugula...More

Thank Frequenttraveler082
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten in their Southampton, Soho and Madison Ave locations and they are trendy, people watching restaurants. Food is just ok, service is depending. Not a fan. So many other really good Italian restaurants in NYC to try.

Thank cmogilansky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the area as tourists, we dropped in here for a cup of coffee and some pastry. The cappuccinos were very good, but a bit small. The plum tartelette was delicious. And the service absolutely correct and good. Upscale prices.

Thank Carl-Henrik P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good, location, perfect service, delicious salads and tiramisu. Nice stop during our shopping day...

Thank JhonnyMosky
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is an old-school NY restaurant, that has a wonderful and elegant ambiance and great (but extremely pricey) food and wonderful service. It is a landmark that brings is celebrities (we saw Venus Williams there the day after her loss at the US Open) and...More

Thank courtney a
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

First impression - you are not a client but an applicant.... they keep you waiting for your table (even though there are few available). Once you are "cleared to proceed", you are waiting for the menu (I asked twice to get one!!!). Impatient waiter. Though...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Great place to stop and enjoy your favorite gelato and an espresso. Comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

Thank Athina A
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Elegant Café transports you to Milan or Cortina for a delicious brunch. Everything is delicious but small portions and pretty pricey. Nevertheless it's a great location for a meal before or after a visit to the Metropollitan Museum. Also a perfect place for some sweets...More

Thank travelingdad56
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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5 September 2016|
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Response from shellesey | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They get very busy
Alexander R
8 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
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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.
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