Our New Ambition Dinner Menu. We Will Be Open on Proctor’s Show Nights!
Join us for Dinner Oct. 9-14 Before You See Anastasia!
We will be open for Dinner during Anastasia Week from 5.30pm-8.00pm. Bring your friends and family, and Join Us!
Ambition’s Mother’s Day Brunch Menu is Here!
Why don’t you bring your Mother and the rest of the family over to brunch at Ambition? We’ll be here Sunday, May 13, 10am-2pm. See you for brunch!
Join Us before The King and I!!! May 1-6!!!
Join us for DINNER, Drinks, and Apps, before going to see The King and I! Coming to Proctor’s May 1-6, 2018! Dinner Menu
Join Us for DINNER before DIRTY DANCING!!! April 13-14!
Ambition will be open for DINNER, April 13-14! Reservations are recommended, otherwise we may have to put you in a corner:)! Click here for our Dinner Menu!
Ambition Will Be Open on Easter!
We will be open on Easter Sunday from 10am-1.30pm. Come join us!
Our New Ambition Dinner Menu. We Will Be Open on Proctor’s Show Nights!
Schenectady Restaurant Week 2018
“Humans” @ Proctors-Ambition is Open for Dinner Pre-Show! March 6-11
Restaurant Week 2016
Monday-Saturday Taking reservations 5pm-8pm $25.00 per person
Ambition will be open serving dinner til 8pm
Book of Mormon til 8pm and serving dinner.
Ambition will be open til 8pm Thursday-Saturday and Sunday 9-2 for our fantastic brunch. Reservations suggested. 382-9277
Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder @ Proctors
Ambition will be OPEN for dinner before the show. Starting Thursday September 17th then the 19th&20th then the 22nd-25th. Reservations recommended 382-9277
Three Tenors @ Proctors
Ambition will be open Saturday September 12th til 3pm
Long Island Medium
Sunday August 23rd, Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo will be in town for a 3pm show. Ambition will be serving our brunch menu 9-3pm. Reservations accepted 382-9277.
CLOSED SATURDAY JULY 18th
No AMBITION for you! Ambition is catering a private wedding at Mabee farms and we’ll be closed all day Saturday July 18th. Re opening Sunday July 19th 9am. See you then!
Come on and get Kinky with Ambition! Taking dinner reservations before the shows. 382-9277
Pippin is in town May 26-31st and we’ll be open every evening before the show for dinner. Taking reservations 382-9277
Ambition will be open May 15th and 16th, Friday and Saturday night before the show for dinner. Taking reservations 382-9277
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Ambition will be talking reservations Thursday April 16-Saturday April 18th and we’ll be open until 8pm and Sunday April 19th 9am-2pm. 382-9277
Easter Holiday weekend hours
Ambition will be open Thursday April 2nd 8am-4pm Friday April 3rd 8am-4pm Saturday April 4th 9am-3pm CLOSED SUNDAY Monday April 6th 8am-2pm
Jay Leno at Proctors
Ambition will be open Friday March 20th til 8pm. Reservations suggested 382-9277
Annie @ Prcotors
Ambition will be open Tuesday-Saturday til 8pm and Sunday 9am-2pm Call for reservations 382-9277
Tuesday February 24th through Saturday February 28th AMBITION will be open 5-8 and taking reservations for Restaurant Week. 382-9277
Restaurant Week February 23rd-March 1st. Ambition will be offering our $20.15 dinner menu Tuesday February 24th-Saturday February 28th. Last seating is 7:45pm.
Illusionists at Proctors
Open til 8pm Tuesday-Saturday and 9-2 on Sunday. Taking reservations 382-9277 h
Jersey Boys @ Proctors
Ambition will be open til 8pm Tuesday-Saturday and Sunday 9-2. Reservations are suggested. 382-9277 or right here through the website or our Facebook page.
Melodies of Christmas
Ambition will be open til 7pm to serve theater goers Thursday-Saturday and 9-3 on Sunday
Ambition Holiday Gift Cards
One size really does fit all. Ambition holiday gift cards do make the perfect gift for any person. Any denomination available.
Small Business Saturday
Open til 7pm for 60’s Rock at Proctors and Small Business Saturday. Saturday November 29, 2014. For every Cointreau Hot Chocolate sold at Ambition, we will donate $1 to the Schenectady City Mission.
Steve Miller Band at Proctors
Ambition will reopen 5-8pm for SMB at Proctors.
Vote For Pedro
November 4, 2014 Grilled chicken breast chorizo tomatoes melted American cheese and a zesty creamy sauce all rolled in a tomato wrap. Soups: Creamy broccoli Greens and beans
New reupholstered booths
New zebra enhanced booths for added kitsch and comfort!
Helping out Proctors
Proctors made a commerical exploring downtown Schenectady and of course Ambition co-owner Marc Renson was there to help!
NEW coffee roast
NEW coffee for all of you who wanted a lighter roast!
Our blackbean burger and recipe. Being featured on SwissDiamond.com It’s always here and delicious!
Is The Coffee Fresh?
Copies of Is The Coffee Fresh?, available at Ambition. Receive a free 1/2 lb bag of coffee with purchase of the book at Ambition.
Schenectady Gay Pride
Saturday June 21, 2014 4-9pm on Jay Street (the pedestrian walkway) Live music, contests, give aways, performances and just a gay ole time!
B95.5 American Idol tickets give-a-ways
11-1 today at Ambition, Bill Fox and B95.5 will be giving away tickets to see American Idol live at the Times Union Center.
Phantom of the Opera @ Proctors
The Phantom returns to Schenectady May 28th-June 8th and Ambition will be open every show night until 8pm. Reservations suggested 382-9277
Flashdance at Proctors
Ambition will be open until 8pm Tuesday-Saturday May 6-10th and 9-2 on Sunday May 11th Mother’s Day to feed all your bellies that are going to show!
Ambition serves Dr Oz
Ambition owner makes guest appearance on Dr Oz
Explore Downtown Schenectady
Schenectady County Community College Alumni, The Gazette was exploring downtown Schenectady and mentioned Ambition and my book!
Book of Mormon @ Proctors
Ambition is open until 8pm Tuesday-Saturday and 9am-2pm on Sunday and we’re taking reservations 383-9277. The Sold-Out 6-day run Book of Mormon making its debut appearance at Proctors…don’t see the show hungry!
Man of LaMancha at Proctors
Ambition will be open 9am-8pm, taking reservations 382-9277
Three course meal for $20.14 all week Tuesday-Saturday February 25-March 1st. Complimentary sangria to each guest over 21.
Sister Act @ Proctors–Ambition will be open until 8pm February 18th-22nd. Reservations suggested 382-9277
Alton Brown visits Proctors and has meet and greet with local restaurants.
Ambition gets Popular!
Kristin Chenoweth gets wicked in Ambition!
Alton Brown at Proctors Thursday February 13th
Ambition will be open until 8pm Food Channel chef Alton Brown entertains guests for a night of food dishing!
Grammy winning band Chicago at Proctors tonight. Show starting at 7:30. Ambition will be serving dinner before the show 5-7:30pm.
Marc Renson interview on Forum 13 with Phil Bayly – WNYT
My interview on Doubt the Doubts with Paul Blais
Ambition Bistro | Got Ambition Jingle
Ambition theme song: Got Ambition Written by Marc Renson, put to music by employees Justin Friello and Erin Edder. Video collage by GoatCloud Communications LLC. https://youtu.be/RkTa_JAoQRY
No picture, no decision
From a customer: I don’t know what I want… Your menu has no pictures!
Make some noise
Free improv tonight!
Key Largo Ambition
Ambition Sangria (to be featured in the book, Redneck Riviera by The Deck Chef) 14oz glass Ice 3oz red wine (any red wine) 1 oz peach schnappes 1 oz triple sec 1 oz blackberry brandy. Fill the rest of the way with Sprite. Garnish with fruit (cherry or oranges and/or…
Landshark or Ambition
Person: Your name is “Ambition,” correct? Me: Yes Person: Then why does the neon sign outside say “Landshark”? <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/elzey/6876512330/ Land Shark by Richard Elzey, on Flickr used with Creative Commons license.
Daily Gazette Review. Hey, they like us!
Our review in today’s Gazette starts with “Ambition defies description but I’ll try!” I read that first line and I cried! And it ends with “There is nothing average about Ambition.” The most awesome review I have ever read of Ambition! The review | The Gazette
Yes, we are open for lunch
Them: Are you open for lunch? Me: Yes we are! Them: That’s funny, my friend said you weren’t open for lunch anymore. Me: We close at 3pm in the summer. Them: Oh we’ll she walked by last night for dinner and said you were closed. Me: YES! We close at…
Robert Irvine of Restaurant Impossible stops by
Robert Irvine of Restaurant Impossible. Every once in a while somebody comes along who surprises me. Robert is that person. He spoke from his heart and encourages people to be who they are and they will find their way. Ambition: NOT Restaurant impossible but Restaurant Miracle.
Penn & Teller magically appear
Vegas in Schenectady!
Pete Seeger visits Ambition
How nice it was to meet the legendary Pete Seeger. What an amazingly gracious man!
Dining Out For Life
I’m OUTstanding CEO Rachel Braccini at Ambition today until 2pm with Dining Out For Life. — with Rachel Braccini.
Fix the vintage booths already
Our vintage booths need repair and nobody will touch our booths because they’re vintage. So we fixed them! Too funny not to post! And NO we didn’t really do this but yes we need our booths repairs!
Ambition receives key to the city
A big thank you to everyone who joined our celebration receiving the Key to the City, Proclamation from Congressman Paul Tonko and letter of recognition from Governor Cuomo. What a day!
Derek and Don in the house!
Director Derek Cianfrance and Don Rittner
Congrats from Governor Cuomo
It’s not every day that the governor of your state sends you an official congratulations. Thank you, Governor Cuomo, for wishing us well on the auspicious occasion of our 13th Anniversary. Now please come on down and try a sandwich!
Welcome Cathy and Bruce to Ambition!
Cathy Rigby and the conductor Bruce Barnes
It’s back! The Cuchi-Cuchi today only!
Just Ask Bradley Cooper | Metroland review
Marc Renson photographed by B.A. Nilsson. From Metroland. And the Metroland review concludes: Renson has achieved the difficult ambition of creating a gathering place as comfortable for newcomers as it is for the regulars, as good for coffee as it is for an easy lunch and…
Ambition receives award from Proctors
Honored to be receiving an award from Proctors! We love the arts and Proctors!
The late, great Marvin Hamlisch
The late but still great…Marvin Hamlisch. Writer of Broadway’s A Chorus Line and others.
I Dream of Jeannie… in Ambition
And magically, it happened. What a delight to meet Barbara Eden!
Laura LaFrate in the house!
My niece Jessica with America’s Next Top Model Laura LaFrate
Country Star Billy Currington!
Country Star Billy Currington!
Ryan Gosling at Ambition
What is a man to do when a famous and gorgeous Hollywood star comes into his restaurant? Get him a sandwich! As you can see, I wasn’t about to let him go until he got one.
Bradley Cooper was in da house!
We met a lot of new friends when the star-studded movie The Place Beyond The Pines was filming locally. Bradley Cooper was one of them. He made sure to say: Next time you’re in Schenectady, don’t miss Ambition. Thanks, Bradley!