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Ambar Capitol Hill
2h time limit wont apply for brunch reservations made after 1:30pm due to service
**For parties of 6 Ambar Capital Hill requests a credit card number to secure the reservation. All credit card information will be processed securely. No-shows or cancellations less than 24 hours in advance may be subject to a charge of $15 per person**
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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
Lemon garlic yogurt / crispy bacon
Marcho Farms lamb / eggplant / tomato / béchamel & dill
Sesame-crusted and seared Atlantic salmon served with eggplant jam
Excelente y Paul gran anfitrión
Food is too heavy with cream in every dish. The flavors are not that different from dish to dish.
This was one of the best restaurant experiences we’ve had in a long time. The food was great, the service was fantastic, and the outdoor seating was nice. We didn’t realize it was an all-you-can-eat experience until we got there and I was worried at first, but the way they do their small plates is an excellent concept. We would definitely return here to enjoy more of the amazing food. As an additional note, they are extremely accommodating to people with food allergies. My wife needs to avoid gluten and dairy and our awesome waitermade sure all of our food was safe for her to eat. Highly recommend!!
Great food and ambiance. Service is a bit slow so make sure to order a lot at once.
Brunch great options, tasty, even better price for unlimited tapas and mimosas for 2 hrs.
Sean is the best server ever, thanks for a great meal!
Great food for an incredible price. We absolutely love it. The cheese pie is fantastic. Order several. Only complaint would be the noise level. It's hard to have a conversation.
Great food and amazing service! We got to try all the delicious food with the Ambar experience. Highly recommend this place!
The unlimited food and drink option is worth it! Highly recommend the lamb lasagna and the beef short rib.
If you get the first or second floor it’s a nice atmosphere. If you are at the third floor. It’s like a diner. The service was good. The food was a bit cold and just ok. I got the ambassador experience. I recommend trying it out but it’s not for me.
As always, an amazing experience. Top notch food and efficient service. Cocktails are also a great choice!
Tasty and plentiful! Fantastic service and great atmosphere outside.
Amazing meal! Did the “Ambar Experience” which essentially allows you and the table to sample pretty much anything on the menu and boy was it incredible! Our waiter had plenty of amazing recommendations and was patient as we explored and navigated the menu trying out all the wonderful Balkan cuisine! The ambiance was great too. Sitting up on the third floor with the open ceiling to the outdoors felt amazing. Will definitely be coming back soon!
Fantastic time. Lovely service and delicious food. Highly recommend. Come with an empty stomach!!
The food was great and service was awesome! Cortney was such a great waiter.
The food and service were outstanding. Given that it was an all you can eat menu, and we weren’t super hungry, it wasn’t worth it for us.
Confusing menu with lots of small plates that were brought to the table in somewhat haphazard fashion. One time we had lots of food, but no plates to put it on, and no utensils to eat it with! We had eaten at Ambar several previous times, and had reviewed it more positively, but we did not enjoy this bundled menu, with the numerous decisions that had to be made, several of which were not clear. There were 6 of us in our party, and perhaps that made it more difficult. Two-four people might have been able to more easily negotiate it. We hope they return to the previous menu or one similar to it.
We are less likely to recommend Ambar that we have previously been.
We love this restaurant but our last two visits have been met with unavailable menu items and little recipe changes that decreased the usual high quality. Plus, the mixed drinks have varied greatly in strength, sweetness, etc.
Cortney was our waiter Sunday at 11 and made FANTASTIC mimosas! We had a great time and I even got a birthday plate! Bottomless brunch was definitely worth the price and every dish was incredibly flavorful~ small bites so you can honestly try as much of the menu as you can fit :) some of the food did take a moment to come through, but it was always hot and the mimosas kept us plenty entertained in the mean time 9/10 reccomend!
Unfortunately, my husband and I weren't thrilled with Ambar. We were there celebrating our anniversary and we noted that in our reservation. There was no acknowledgement of our anniversary from the staff like other restaurants have done. Our "table" wasn't ready when we arrived so we had to wait. We had a reservation for bar seating which I thought was a table in the bar area based on the website photos and after calling and asking about it, but it wasn't in the bar area it was the actual bar so that was disappointing. Especially since the food runners parked their trays right next to us the entire time. It was very loud and not the place for an anniversary dinner.
The "Dining Experience" isn't worth the price and the food is already made so it's not as fresh as it should be. Several things were cold or over cooked. You can add unlimited drinks, but they aren't very good either. Very bottom-shelf liquor used. I think you are better to order from the menu instead of having the unlimited options. Overall, we were disappointed with the experience.
The Balkan experience is amazing! My fiance and I went there this past weekend and loved every dish. The dishes are fairly small which was perfect so we could try just about everything on the menu.
Great food and service! From the time we walked in, we were treated wel. The food was some of the best I’ve ever had. Great place for a date night
Bday for my friend was a total blast
Service was top notch. Food was delicious as always.
Ambar's all you can eat experience is really a fantastic deal. The food and drinks are delicious!!
With the $60 unlimited food and drinks Balkan experience and happy hour deals Ambar is always a great time.
Amazing as always, especially the pork neck!
We’ve been to Ambar before and there’s a noticeable difference in food quality and service. The latter I chalk up to pandemic woes and labor shortages. The food was uneven in that some items were salty and over cooked and service was slow and uneven so items arrived haphazardly. It literally felt like a lousy buffet. Servers were stressed and forgetful. Salmon felt like it was encrusted in table salt. Mussels were very fishy. Chicken was meh. Steak and lamb were good. Cheese pie was dry. We were really sad and disappointed at the difference from two years ago. I also would not recommend Ambar based on the price of $40 per person excluding drinks. Way too pricey for the quality and unevenness of the food. DC has far better options. Location is great for people watching, if you’re seated outside. I’d go Greek or Mediterranean at another place before dining here again.
Such an amazing restaurant. I went here a month ago and it was so good that I came back again a month later. Everything is great here, including service, food, drink and value. A must go to in Washington DC.
Noise was as expected for outdoor dining. So glad you have stayed open through the pandemic!
Both the food and drinks were amazing. It’s always a perfect experience here.
Instead of asking to leave at the end of brunch, they just turned the lights off on us. We couldn’t see anything and had to use our phone flashlights in order to find our masks prior to leaving. It was extremely rude and unprofessional and someone couldn’t have tripped over a chair or table since it was completely pitch black.
It was fantastic!
Food was overall a bit salty but service was great
Always so good. Can’t beat the all you can eat Balkan Experience - every dish is amazing and it’s so cool to try so many different items. Great value both for food and unlimited drinks, and a beautiful restaurant.
So much fun, fast and kind service, amazing food, amazing value. 10/10 would recommend
The food was fantastic and for the price you can’t beat this experience. I do however agree with others that the drinks are not very good. The mojito and margarita were great, the old fashioned pretty good, but the remaining half choices on the menu were downright disgusting and cheap. Food is worth it though and if you’re willing to pay, you can always order a specific cocktail a la carte for an extra price. :|
Our time at Ambar was simply delightful. Everything we tried was delicious, especially the veal soup, the balkano sliders, and the prosciutto benedict. The place is also beautiful and it has a nice ambiance. It's great value for a such a good experience.
The bottomless brunch was amazing, the food and drinks kept coming and great quality of food!! 10/10 recommend!