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Ambition Bistro

154 Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1906
+1 518-382-9277
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
154 Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1906
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We love to come on Sundays after a visit to the Green Marker, whether it is held inside or out. Tight space and sometimes a wait-make a reservation.

Thank NeenaGAO
Reviewed 6 February 2018

I went there with my daughter for brunch after reading rave reviews on several sites. I went in with high expectations and was very disappointed. The menu was average with more effort spent on naming the dishes than on actually preparing them. My daughter had...More

Thank Hadley973
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Had a cinnamon roast coffee black. It had very good flavor. Such a delicious sandwich and wrap menu for lunch. I will come back one day when I can have more calories but the Green Street wrap was excellent. Roasted vegetables , hummus, greens ,...More

Thank Jeremy B
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I was in town on business and I seen this place on trip advisor for breakfast. Cool environment, good presentation, great tasting sandwich with great presentation. Had a chi drink which was yummy too. Would recommend to anyone in the area.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We did some online restaurant research before our drive to see an afternoon performance at Proctor's Theater. Ambition Bistro sounded interesting and was very close to the theater. We arrived early and had a great lunch before walking over to Proctor's. We were there on...More

Thank Arthur H
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Ambition is a fabulous lunch spot in downtown Schenectady, NY. The menu offers a variety of delicious sandwiches, soups and salads some of which are named for local sites. My favorite is the Ambition sandwich, chicken breast with roasted red pepper on focaccia bread. Prices...More

Thank Shirley D
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Really cool vibe, great coffee selection. Loved my waffle, one of my all time favorites, with real maple syrup, to boot. Others really liked their breakfast sandwiches and the pancakes. Will definitely be back if ever up this way again.

Thank BDR0se
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

It's an explosion of color, with a simple menu. But that simple menu is full of flavors. They have brunch till 11. And it is in the quaint walkway of jay. My sandwich was amazing. They have a full coffee bar, and amazing cocktails for...More

Thank Loretta G
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We hit Ambition once or twice a year when we're visiting the area in the summers. We love their unusual sandwiches and fun atmosphere. Definitely try a sandwich on the pretzel bread. Those are the best!

Thank eggbomb
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is a small and interesting coffee shop/restaurant. My husband and I stopped here to have some lunch after going to Celtic Treasures, which is nearby. I had the turkey avocado sandwich. It was delicious, with very generous portions. The coffee was also excellent--and I'm...More

Thank ArtfulSerendipity
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1906
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-382-9277
Ambition is a funky urban bistro. We offer great foods, drinks and desserts in a very unique atmosphere of nostalgia Americana. We at Ambition love food, music and Hollywood and that's who we invite in and we invite you too!
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