West Village Hotspot AMBRA In New York City Introduces An Elegant Weekend Brunch

At the helm of Ambra’s flavorful brunch menu introduction is notable Chef John DeLucie. “I really love our tiramisu pancakes, because who doesn’t love dessert for breakfast!” This encapsulates the essence of infusing the joy of indulgence with the comforting familiarity of morning rituals, all inspired by Italian culinary traditions. “These tiramisu pancakes are a delightful fusion, blending the rich flavors of traditional tiramisu with the beloved breakfast staple of pancakes, offering guests a playful yet decadent start to their day.”

Launching brunch at Ambra was driven by a desire to transport guests to the vibrant streets of Italy, where leisurely mornings are celebrated with delectable fare and convivial company. Drawing inspiration from the diverse regions of Italy, each dish on the brunch menu is crafted to showcase the bold flavors and rustic charm of Italian cuisine.

Standout signatures on the brunch menu, such as the Frittata caprese, featuring a fluffy omelet studded with fresh mozzarella, basil & San Marzano tomatoes., capture the essence of Italian home cooking with every bite.

Adds DeLucie, “My personal favorite dish is the Tiramisu pancakes as I mentioned above. It’s a dish that embodies the soulful simplicity and robust flavors of Italian comfort food, transporting diners to the sun-drenched hillsides of Tuscany with each mouthful.”

Another signature on the brunch is the pasta offerings. “When it comes to my go-to brunch dish to make at home, I often turn to a classic Pasta alla Carbonara, tossing al dente spaghetti with crispy guanciale, creamy egg yolks, and sharp Pecorino Romano cheese for a comforting and satisfying meal that never fails to impress.”

The pasta dishes featured on the brunch menu are carefully selected to highlight the diverse textures and flavors of Italian pasta-making. From the creamy richness of the Tagliatelle alla Carbonara to the delicate simplicity of the Spaghetti alla norma (an Ambra signature), each dish is a celebration of Italy’s culinary heritage, crafted with love and attention to detail.

Current trends in brunch showcased at Ambra, an establishment opened in September 2023 by restaurateur Andrea Ienna, include a focus on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, as well as inventive flavor combinations and playful reinterpretations of classic dishes. Additionally, there is a growing emphasis on sustainability and mindful dining practices, reflected in their commitment to reducing food waste and supporting ethical suppliers.

In addition to the standout dishes and trends, Ambra’s Greenwich Village brunch experience is characterized by a warm, inviting atmosphere and a dedication to hospitality. Every aspect of the brunch service is designed to evoke the relaxed elegance of an Italian trattoria, where guests can linger over their meal, savoring each bite and creating lasting memories with friends and family. 

Located at 569 Hudson Street at West 11th, Ambra offers patrons both patio seating, window seating for the perfect spot to perch and people watch, casual bar seating, and indoor formal table seating. Brunch can be reserved on Resy or visit www.ambranyc.com and follow @AmbraNYC on social media.