Ambar - Arlington
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
First time eating here. Food was delicious. I will recommend anyone.
Sandra was amazing! I would definitely be going back soon!
I loved the bottomless brunch! Ámbar has a great vibe, wonderful service, and delicious food!
Great experience. Super staff and yummy food. Thanks we’ll be back!
We traveled here from Nashville and found this restaurant. Amazing they had pick as many small plates as you like for $35 total I think I tried 10 dishes all of them were perfect
We had a really great dinner and experience, I would highly recommend
Ambar always comes through with a great experience! I love the $35 tasting dinner. Our waitress did a fantastic job of providing a wide ranging selection of delicious foods...and the atmosphere is always festive, in spite of the current constraints.
The only thing I didn't like was that the dining room wasn't very clean. But everything else was wonderful. We are from Bulgaria and we really enjoyed the Balkan food.Our server Marina was the best!
Highly recommend this restaurant. The downstairs is really chill with a nice atmosphere. Good cocktails and great food... small plates a la carte or prix fixe. Excellent variety and fresh ingredients.
5 Stars will recommend & will come back! Was my first time visiting this restaurant and everything I had was perfect. the ambar experience was 10/10. I highly recommend!
Super friendly staff, fantastic food and top-notch service on a sunny January day that made it possible to safely eat outdoors.
Fantastic way to experience a lot of different Balkan foods at a decent price.
Food was amazing! It was difficult at times to get the servers attention as she was basically the only one working the downstairs room. We will return!
One of our favorite dinner spots in Clarendon! We enjoy the popular restaurant's upbeat vibe and the outstanding Balkan cuisine and service. We like sitting at a high top table in the bar area. We always have the Ambar Experience so that we may sample many of our favorite dishes. The Beet Tzatziki spread is our favorite starter paired with the Kale Caeser and the warm baked breads. Our favorite vegetables are the roasted Brussel Sprouts and the Roasted Cauliflower. We like both of the flatbreads and usually order the Sudzuk. We love the Salmon, the Beef Short Rib Goulash, the slow roasted lamb and the Lamb Lasagna. What a delicious menu! We enjoy sampling everything on the menu but these are our favorites. We always enjoy our dinners at Ambar and never tire of the delicious Balkan cuisine and the outstanding service.
Great food, but it took them 30 mins to sit us even with a reservation
Fabulous concept and food, however, the wait staff lacked attentive. Also, several of our ordered plates never arrived. By the time the waitress returned to us (about 25 minutes later) we decided to request the check and not re-order the plates we initially requested.
Service was excellent but food was average at best.
Not nearly as enjoyable as the menu would leave you to believe
Hot dishes were not hot
That's super bad
Food was unbelievably delicious. Absolutely worth doing the unlimited plates options. Such unique flavors and combos. I left a full and happy man.
Over priced low value
Never disappoints... was awesome to go back after 9 months & celebrate our anniversary there
I love this place for brunch the two hour time limit is perfect and they have two rooms inside so if you book in advance you typically can get a good seat. I loved our waitress she was on point and the ambiance is even better!
It kept playing the same music so boring zzz.
The $35 Ambar Experience is the way to go. Great value and you get to try so many excellent dishes. The staff is great at picking recommendations and the service is top notch.
Nice place and the presentation of the food is very nice
Awesome food and great service but we sat next t to the bathroom in basement and it smelled..,
great ambience, love the indoor plants. festive, vibrant feel. We took the unlimited sampling option - great value and allowed us to try a variety of dishes
Well definitely be back. The food was absolutely amazing!
Tables were spaced out well and the restaurant respected COVID guidelines - which I appreciated as many restaurants have been crowded with little room.
The brunch deal was definitely worth it!
The food here is usually great but this experience was not good. The soup came out warm, the burger was missing ingredients and the patty was still cold in the middle from being frozen. Sloppy. The service is always awful here. Never attentive to needing drink refills or checking on orders.
Service NEEDS to be improved
Excellent one of my favorites in the DC area. Tapas style dishes - go for the 35$ all you can eat menu. Comparable to the Andre jose restaurants (zitinya, etc). Dare I say even better!! Must try at least once
THE BEST FOOD, EXPERIENCE AND SERVICE. They do a great job of keeping safety protocols in tact due to COVID and yet give you excellent service. Truly an amazing experience.
Ambar never disappoints
We where celebrating my sisters birthday during the pandemic and we felt completely safe dinning at this restaurant. The moment you walk in they check your temperature they sit you in tables you’re social distance enough from other people. The waitress was really attentive and my family and I loved the food. I was a little concerned with our parents since their English is not the best but the waitress didn’t mind the translating back and forth. We definitely will be back.
Fantastic experience at the outdoor dining hut
Food had good flavor but almost all meat was over cooked
Ambar is phenomenal! The staff are all very nice and very well mannered. The ambiance and interiors are beautiful and make us feel like we’re in a different country. The food is worth driving in for from Baltimore. Very high quality with well blended flavors and colors. I would highly recommend for foodies.
Food is fantastic, service and waiters need to be well trained, respect of customers is essential
First time at Ambar and my husband and I had a very great experience.
The food is good and I like being able to order whatever you want but the service has never been great. We were forgotten, never got a few dishes and rarely got drinks refilled. Just a meh experience
The outdoor seating set up for COVID was miserable. When we booked outdoor seating we assumed we would be eating at the regular tables right out front. Instead we were sat in the parking lot behind the restaurant. There was only one spot light for the whole parking lot and only 3 heaters for a huge space. We were freezing. We almost left before ordering but we were too hungry. They did have a number private huts, many of which were empty, which were probably warmer. We're not sure how you book those. Checking in with hostess was also very hectic. It does not seem like they have their new procedures figured out smoothly yet. Tons of customers were standing around out front/in the vestibule not sure where to wait. It was not the great experience we normally have at Ambar.
Ambar - Arlington does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ambar - Arlington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 875-9663.
Ambar - Arlington is rated 4.6 stars by 2350 OpenTable diners.
Ambar - Arlington does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=a90566d7.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.