Sant Ambroeus offers stellar food and flawless service
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.
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.
Professional. Our server vis- ited often and delivered impeccable service until the end, when the pace slowed a bit.
Quiet. The dining room was mostly empty during our slow-season visit.
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.
A gelato cart marks the front entrance to Sant Ambroeus in Palm Beach. This eatery is part of a Manhattan chain.