Looking Inside New Sant Ambroeus Restaurant on Lafayette Street

Posted on: December 13th, 2013 at 6:04 am by
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Sant Ambroeus is on the precipice of opening its third Manhattan outpost at 265 Lafayette Street. The pink plywood was stripped weeks ago, tables and chairs are already set, and the full liquor license active with the SLA. It shouldn’t be much longer; probably a matter of days.

Upon passing the Italian restaurant yesterday evening, a gaggle of suits were hanging at the bar. That means Sant Ambroeus is in preview mode for friends and family. Staff remains mum about the official launch for the rest of us plebs, though. In a Facebook post three days ago, the restaurant withholds that info but teases with a link to sign up for email updates. And a computer printout taped to the entrance just says “coming soon.”

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Sant Ambroeus has been on the Upper East Side for thirty years, and in the West Village for the last decade. There’s also a location in Southampton.

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