Sant Am­broeus of­fers stel­lar food and flaw­less ser­vice

The Palm Beach Post - Neighborhood Post - Western Palm Beach County - - Front Page - By Jeff Ostrowski Palm Beach Post Staff Writer jostrowski@pb­post.com Twit­ter: @bio561

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Sant Am­broeus serves pas­tas, pizza, sal­ads and sand­wiches. There’s also a cof­fee bar and a gela­te­ria. Prices aren’t bad by is­land stan­dards — some en­trees cost less than $20 — and the qual­ity of the food is stel­lar.

AT­MOS­PHERE

Posh. The din­ing room is dec­o­rated with black-and­white floors, strik­ing mir­rors and vi­brant up­hol­stery. A ge­lato cart marks the front en­trance to the space, which once was home to Del Frisco’s Grille. This eatery is part of a Man­hat­tan chain.

OUR FA­VORITE FOOD/PRICE

The prix fixe lunch ($25) 340 Royal Poin­ciana Way, Palm Beach, 561-285-7990 Tues.-Sat., 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun.-M, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. seemed pricey but turned out to be a com­par­a­tive bar­gain. The appetizer, en­trée and dessert left me stuffed. For my main dish, I chose Wagyu shor t r i b sl i der s , which in­cluded ten­der beef topped with tangy jalapeno mayo and pick­led red onions. And the pre-meal bread was fresh and hearty.

REA­SON TO GO

Ex­cel­lent food, flaw­less ser­vice and a unique vibe.

SER­VICE

Pro­fes­sional. Our server vis- ited of­ten and de­liv­ered im­pec­ca­ble ser­vice un­til the end, when the pace slowed a bit.

NOISE LEVEL

Quiet. The din­ing room was mostly empty dur­ing our slow-sea­son visit.

KID FRIENDLY

Yes and no. The fun vibe makes Sant Am­broeus more kid-friendly than most Palm Beach eater­ies, but it’s still a bit fancy for fam­ily night.

CONTRIBUTED

A ge­lato cart marks the front en­trance to Sant Am­broeus in Palm Beach. This eatery is part of a Man­hat­tan chain.

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