Schenectady's funky little downtown bistro.

Lunch Menu


All lunch menu items can be split for an additional $2.00.

Hungry for Sunday brunch? Check out our brunch menu (available Sundays 9am-1:30pm) here.

Hankering for a delicious breakfast or dinner? Check out our Breakfast Menu or Dinner Menu

Pricing and availability of any menu item subject to change without notice.

Build-Your-Own Sandwiches

Build-Your-Own Sandwiches

Whole Sandwich
Choose from an incredible variety of bread, meat, cheese, dressings and toppings.

Half Sandwich
Same goes for halfsies!

Step 1: Bread

Sourdough, Whole Wheat, Rye, Pumpernickel, Spinach Wrap, Tomato Wrap, Whole Wheat Wrap, Hard Roll. | Herbed Focaccia, Croissant, or Bagel for an additional $1.00 (whole sandwiches only ). | Ciabatta, or Pretzel Bread for an additional $1.50 (whole sandwiches only)

Step 2: Meat

Turkey, Honey Ham, Roast Beef, Corned Beef, Tuna Fish, Pesto Chicken Salad

Step 3: Cheese

Swiss, Provolone, Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Muenster, American

Step 4: Dressing

Mayo, Cranberry Mayo, Dijon Mustard, Horseradish Dijon, Honey Dijon, Cranberry Dijon, Russian, Oil & Vinegar. | Hummus, Pesto, Salsa, or Cranberry Pesto for an additional 50¢

Step 5: Toppings

Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Cucumbers, Roasted Red Peppers, Alfalfa Sprouts, Green Peppers, Carrots, Black Olives Mushrooms

Step 6: There is no Step 6.

Six is just too many steps.

  • Make your sandwich a “Daddy” and we’ll double the meat for $3.00 extra.
  • Have your sandwich grilled for an additional $1.50
  • Additional charge for plate sharing.



House Salad
Mixed greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, and black olives with our house balsamic vinaigrette (Gluten free) (Vegan-no meat or animal products)

Caesar Salad
Romaine hearts, garlic croutons, and Parmesan cheese with Caesar dressing

Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach with carrots, tomatoes, mushrooms, and acon with gorgonzola dressing (Gluten free)  (Vegan-no meat or animal products)  

Add grilled chicken for $3.00. Add feta cheese $1.50.



We guarantee that your soup AND the waitstaff will be hot!

That’s hot, hot, hot!

Retro Ambition Specialty Sandwiches

Retro Ambition

These delicious creations have been around since our inception. Specialty sandwiches cannot be made half-size. If you WISH to change your sandwich, WISHES will be 50¢ each.

Grilled chicken breast, roasted red peppers, pesto, and fresh mozzarella on herbed focaccia bread

New Yorker
Grilled roast beef, provolone, sautéed mushrooms and onions, and horseradish dijon mustard on grilled sourdough bread

Lox 8
Smoked salmon, red onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, alfalfa sprouts, lettuce, and a horseradish-dill rémoulade on toasted pumpernickel bread

All-American Cheeseburger
8 oz. fresh ground black angus beef, lettuce, tomato, cheddar, sautéed onions, and ketchup on a kaiser roll

Crabby Marc
Grilled Maryland-style crab cake with horseradish-dill rémoulade served with a side salad and grilled pita

Grilled corned beef and sauerkraut with swiss cheese and dijon mustard on grilled rye bread

Jay Walking
Grilled chicken breast, tomatoes, bacon, cheddar, and our sweet & tangy house recipe barbeque sauce on grilled multigrain bread

Cranberry Club
Grilled turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheddar, and cranberry mayo on grilled multigrain bread

Grilled ham, brie, apples, lettuce, and cranberry-dijon mustard on grilled sourdough bread

Gluten Free selection. All sandwiches can be made on our gluten free bread for an additional $1.50.

Nuevo Ambition Specialty Sandwiches

Nuevo Ambition

These scrumptious selections are new on the block and hot to trot.

Stacy’s Mom
Grilled turkey, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and garlic mayo on grilled ciabatta bread

Brie My Raspberry
Grilled turkey, brie, raspberry compote, and chopped walnuts on grilled sourdough bread

Union Girl
Pesto chicken salad, cranberry mayo, fresh mozzarella, tomato, and lettuce in a tomato wrap

Artichoke Your Chicken
Grilled chicken breast, artichokes, cheddar, bacon, spinach, tomatoes, and garlic mayo in a spinach wrap

Turkey Avocado
Turkey, sliced avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and garlic mayo on toasted whole wheat bread

Chipotle Pretzel
Grilled roast beef, swiss, apples, tomatoes, and raspberry-chipotle dressing on grilled pretzel bread

Jeremy’s Package
Grilled turkey, apples, bacon, tomato, cheddar, cranberry pesto and balsamic reduction on pretzel bread

Tarragon Chicken Salad
Diced chicken breast, red grapes, sliced almonds, lettuce, tomato, tarragon mayo, and a hint of hazelnut in a tomato wrap

Ragin’ Cajun
Grilled Cajun chicken breast, bacon, muenster, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on grilled sourdough bread

Steinmetz Pretzel
Grilled turkey, brie, fresh fruit of the day, and raspberry compote on grilled pretzel bread

Vote for Pedro
Grilled Chicken, chorizo, American cheese, and tomatoes in a tomato wrap (He ate here!)

Gluten Free selection. All sandwiches can be made on our gluten free bread for an additional $1.50

Caution: some of our employees may contain nuts!

Happy and Healthy

Happy and Healthy

Black Bean Burger
Ambition’s freshly-made black bean burger grilled and topped with pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, and salsa on grilled sun-dried tomato ciabatta bread (vegetarian-no meat)

Green Street
Sautéed vegetable medley, mixed greens, black olives, alfalfa sprouts, and homemade lemon garlic hummus in a spinach wrap.  (Vegan-no meat or animal products)  (Try it with feta cheese for 1.00. But if you do, it ain’t vegan no more!)

West Coast Hippie
Grilled portabella mushroom, provolone, spinach, avocado, tomatoes, sprouts, and balsamic reduction in a whole wheat wrap (vegetarian-no meat)

Cuchi Cuchi
2 fried eggs, grilled roast beef, pepperjack, avocado and salsa on sourdough bread

Big Fat Greek Spinach Wrap
Grilled chicken breast, feta cheese, red onion, lettuce, tomato, and Kalamata tzatziki sauce in a spinach wrap

Grapes and Goats
Mesculin, grapes, goat cheese, walnuts, tomatoes, sprouts, and carrots with our homemade balsamic vinaigrette. (Gluten free) (vegetarian-no meat)



Beverages Hot and Cold

Soda or Brewed Iced Tea
Pepsi (Diet), Sierra Mist (Diet), Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Root Beer, Cream Soda (Diet), Black Cherry (Diet), and Gingerale.

Flavored Iced Tea or Lemonade
Raspberry, peach, or blackberry

Italian Soda
Seltzer water with cream and flavored syrup, topped with whipped cream. Available in: Irish cream, hazelnut, caramel, vanilla, raspberry, blackberry, peach or cinnamon.


Orange, Cranberry, Tomato, Grapefruit or Pineapple
$1.50 (small), $2.25 (large)

Coffee or Hot Tea
Organic Teas: English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Green, and Raspberry Green. Decaf: Black with Ginger, Chamomile, and Peppermint. Ask you server about our seasonal tea selections!

Vanilla or Mayan Chai Latte
Steamed milk steeped with delicious organic chai tea.

Cappuccino or Latte
Also available in decaf. Throw in a flavor Shot ($0.75) or Espresso Shot ($0.50) | Soy milk  add $0.75. Ask about our seasonal syrups!  

Tasty, hot, and joltifying!

Do you like our coffee? We sell our beans by the pound!

Throw a shot in your tasty beverage—we have a full bar!

Specialty Cappuccinos

Fueled By Ambition
We line the cup with chocolate and caramel syrup, and voila!…delicious.

Raspberry Delight
Drizzled with Hershey’s and raspberry syrup.

Blonde Ambition
With white chocolate and vanilla syrup. You’ll strike a pose with this one!

Fuzz Buster
Double shot of espresso, steamed milk, vanilla and caramel. You’ll be buzzing!

The Nutty Irishman
Almond and Irish Cream syrup, topped with whipped cream.

Shivering Joe
Espresso, milk, vanilla and caramel…blended with ice.

Throw a shot in your tasty beverage—we have a full bar!

Coffee Drinks (with a little extra something)

South of the Border
Coffee with Hershey’s & Kahlua, topped with whipped cream.

Little Italy
Espresso with a shot of Sambuca.

Irish Coffee
Coffee with Bushmills whiskey, topped with whipped cream.


Reservations, Take Out, Delivery, Credit Cards

Please call 518-382-9277 for reservations or take out. We also deliver within a walking radius of the restaurant.

We accept these major credit cards.

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No alcohol take out or delivery. Prices and availability of menu items on website subject to change without notice.