Sant Ambroeus - Southampton

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124 reviews
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$50 and over
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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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FJ
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I celebrated my 50th birthday here. The service was terrible, as in it seemed like you were short waitstaff. Took forever to order food, and longer to receive utensils, water, and wine. Food is not as good as used to be.

M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was incredible! Food delicious, as always.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and fantastic service. What more could I want?

AS
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

My husband and I were very disappointed at this place. While the outdoor seating area was lovely, the food was less than stellar. We ordered broccoli as our appetizer and it was soggy and bland. I ordered the breaded veal with arugula and tomato salad. The veal was tasteless(no seasoning) and extremely dry. The staff seemed annoyed(and rude) when i asked for a steak knife(twice). We will not be going back.

BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining in the proper dining room in the back of the establishment was outstanding. This is the best restaurant in the Hamptons. You get what you pay for. Worth every penny. But bring a lot of pennies. You will

MA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant

SC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great veal cutlet Milanese. Cold asparagus also good.

NN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite, as always! Everything from the food (especially fresh out here in the Hamptons), to the service (friendly and charming) and the ambiance (the Alley is like a lovely little secret garden) was superb! We love coming to Sant Ambroeus, time and time again.

OT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The service, normally excellent, was nonexistent. No idea why, since it wasn't crowded.

L
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was superb. The service was poor. We arrived at 7:00. No one took our order for 25 minutes though there were few diners present. The waiter took the order from the table next to us and ignored us completely. Then the bread server brought bread to other tables and left without serving us. We had to speak up to place our order. Diners arriving at 8:00 were advised of specials which were never offered to us. Very stressful beginning but the food was wonderful and almost made up for it.

RP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant; however, extremely expensive for what you get.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful anniversary dinner. It’s our go-to special place.

A
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had dinner reservations at 815pm, however it took us about 20-25 minutes to be finally seated. Other than that, the food and service during the meal was very good.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we’ve had in The Hamptons!

AL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect . It’s like being in Europe in the summer when one can sit outside in the alley

I
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The Alley was a perfect setting for our anniversary dinner. Cocktails were excellent as were the entrees we ordered. Waitstaff was personable and professional.

d
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service, exceptional food, wonderful atmosphere. Pricey, even for the Hamptons, but for an elegant evening it's worth it.

L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Mediocre everything- food and service did not measure up to the charm of the alley!

B
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply extraordinary! Preparation of food was exquisite. The service was extremely professional and the setting in The Alley was magical. Best dining experience of the year.

d
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The vongole pasta was just ok; nothing special...had to send it back since pasta was too al dente.

MS
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent. The service was mediocre. Although it was a small restaurant our servers seemed so busy they did not have a lot of time to help us. Tables were very close together so other diners felt as if they were dining with us. The noise level was pretty high. I would go back b/c the food was so good.

A
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Well, basically we had reasonable good food with only a name to relate it to true Italian cuisine. What do you make of a Vitello tonnato that consist of excellent meat, a weird creamy fishy brown butter and pickled (!!) peppers? And the most strange risotto I have ever tasted. Please go back to true, simple but tasteful italian cooking. You did a great job with the coffee and the pastry, try it with the food also. Food: 6/10, wine: 7/10, coffee: 9/10, pastries: 8/10.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambiance, excellent service and awesome food! Looking forward to out next visit

D
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food just pricey. Enjoyed the lentil salad and the branzino

AP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 3

I have been to any of the Saint Ambrous restaurants since day one in NY (11 years). Quality of food is great but price are gone really insane.
This is year they have changed the price of a simple cake as the crostata from 42$ to 50$.

Sad to say I won't buy it anymore.

Y
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Extremely expensive for what you get. All drinks including alcohol and coffee.

d
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious. Best restaurant in the hamptons !

MH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food, great service and a nice ambiance.

SH
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sant Ambroeus has good Italian food -occasionally great. The artichoke salad is lovely .... lentil soup good ... would be better with pork ...clam linguini ( vongole). Needs more clams & garlic.... nice Wine choices. Love the olive bread and espresso & gianduia.

KB
9 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant continues to be a wonderful choice to dine with friends. The food is always good and the service is unobtrusive.

CH
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Impeccable ambience class dining experience!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience

M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Too many small children ruining nice dinner
Very nice high end dinner to listen to screaming kids

BR
St. Louis
37 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate in the outside area between 2 buildings which is quite quaint. Several people had issues with bees but other than an occasional fly by we were ok. Food and service were very good. For value... it's The Hamptons, so expect extremely high prices.

SA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love the indoor and outdoor hostesses...very friendly, accommodating, classy women. They put on no airs even when place is packed.
Of course food always perfect -branzino yummy, on Fava beans and spaghetti strofinati - always my son’s favorite - was flawless. The appetizer melon with prosciutto just right—sweet and delicious.
Since it was our 33year anniversary, at the end of our meal when we asked for the check,
Waiter brought us most incredible complimentary mouth watering slice of hazelnut cake with candle on it...made our evening. I def recommend this place.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous all around!!!

P
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful outdoor garden for summer dining

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was terrible and very little service. Have been before but definitely won’t be back.

W
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, started with this incredible eggplant app then a pasta special with short rigatoni mushrooms so good, my son had the veal chop special cooked perfect. A little pricey for lunch 1 app, 1 pasta, 1 entree, 1 soda and 1 Bellini = $175

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