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Ambar Capitol Hill
2h time limit wont apply for brunch reservations made after 1:30pm due to service closure at 3:30pm.
- 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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
ground beef / caramelized leeks / lemon-garlic yogurt
bone broth / root vegetables & crme fraiche
leek mousse / local mushrooms / smoked cheese / red pepper emulsion
The unlimited menu is great value and great food.
We love Ambar and every time we visit and today was no exception. Our orders were delivered in a timely and test perfectly spaced order so that we all comfortably ate and enjoyed our food as it came out. Always a lively and memorable experiences!
I wish we had seen the server just a little more often but it was fabulous otherwise
Excellent Service!!! We went for Sunday brunch for a 12:30pm reservation, but was unable to be seated for the time of our reservation. We had to wait an extra 15 minutes for our table to be available, but the staff was very apologetic. The manager gave us a pair of mimosas as we waited. She also ordered us some tapas (almost half the menu), so that as so as we were seated we had food coming out ready for us. We got a chance to try so foods that we would not have usually ordered. Overall a very great experience.
The new upstairs area with the open air roof was beautiful. The Ambar is always a great choice for brunch.
Ambar was a wonderful experience that both my husband and myself thoroughly enjoyed! We had the unlimited small plates and unlimited cocktails, which I highly recommend. The food was amazing. We especially loved the meatballs and the lamb lasagna - we would dine there again for this dish alone! The cocktails were delicious and the atmosphere was extremely relaxed. Our service was also wonderful, even for a packed Saturday night dinner rush! I would recommend Ambar for an absolute delicious dining experience.
Sean was our server and he was incredible! We showed up a bit late for the brunch experience and he was nice enough to have us talk to the manager and they let us experience a bit of the bottomless brunch
I went to Ambar for the first bottomless brunch experience I had been to in 2020 and I felt totally comfortable and safe. The staff was friendly and masked. We were seated with plenty of distance from other customers. It was clean, the food was excellent and there was a great variety of mimosa’s! I can’t wait to go back. 10/10 would recommend.
Honestly this was a really disappointing visit to ambar. This was my favorite restaurant when I moved to DC in 2018. I had reservations for my birthday at 8:30. We didn’t get seated until 8:50, so 20 min late. The server fairly came over to our table and we only got 90 min of the 2 hour open food and drinks because apparently they close at 10 on Friday’s. We didn’t get a birthday dessert or anything to celebrate, it was clear they just wanted us out. I was really sad as this was one of my favorite restaurants in DC. I really hope they will try and make this up to me because it was a pretty terrible way to spend a birthday, the light was also way too bright inside. It felt more like a Burger King than a luxury restaurant
Delicious food. Highly recommend if you like Balkan cuisine.
Ambar is probably my favorite on Barracks Row. Since the onset of the pandemic, last Eve was my first to go with friend. I noticed that the portions have now become so ridiculously puny for the same price. The Balkan salad, which was one of my go to dishes, which used to be served in a large bowl, was now served on a small sauce plate! The mushy cauliflower was served in the same-sized sauce plate. The chicken skewers (3 small sticks) were half cooked that my friend had a gastro reaction to it. I’m not sure if they’re trying to recoup for loss of revenue because of the pandemic, but this is not the way to lure back loyal customers.
This has become our favorite resturant (and resturant experience in DC). The food and beverage quality is excellent. We recently celebrated our second wedding anniversary here, sitting outside, feeling safe and trusting our hosts. We had an amazing time, as always. Truthfully, it was the best dinning experience we’ve had in 2020. Highly recommend this resturant to everyone.
My girlfriends and I recently went out for dinner here. We haven’t been anywhere since covid first started. We had such a great experience with Jacob as our server and everything from the food, drinks and ambiance was great.
Delightful. You have the opportunity to try everything on the menu, and I recommend you absolutely do that. Wonderful drinks, fantastic food, phenomenal service. Highly recommend.
Staff does an excellent job and moving plates through the meal. The various plates are provided and removed in an effortless flow. The food is amazing the meatballs, the stroganoff, the lamb and the cheese pie must be sampled!
Ambar is one of our favorites, and we always enjoy our visit. the new rooftop dining area is lovely and elegant without feeling stuffy. The roast lamb was outstanding (so tender). We will definitely return, again and again. It's always a good value for the money, and a wonderful choice.
Wonderful as usual. Brunch menu choices terrific. Slow cooked pork sliders totally delicious as was the peach lavender mimosaS. One of our three fav ❤ places to dine in DC. When you go out to eat in these horrid times, make the most of it GO TO AMBAR🥰 Fabulous
Brunch here was amazing, we ordered almost everything on the menu and loved everything we tried. There were a lot of drink options too which I always appreciate, especially different mimosa options! It was also recently renovated and the vibe was awesome. Great service too.
Great service as usual. Amazing staff and quality of food
Thier online lunch menu did not match what they were currently offering. I was mildly disappointed with that.
Great Service and the food was BRILLIANT!!
Love love love the new menu! Every bite was delicious. The bottomless tapas is a smash hit and worth every penny.
Excellent service, interesting menu and everything was good.
This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. So sad to see the food go so far downhill, the Balkan salad looks as though it was made the day before and was inedible. I probably won’t be going there again
Great food. Nice atmosphere. Would definitely go back.
This was our second time at Ambar and once again we were not disappointed. Service, food, ambience are all on point. We were able to enjoy the new rooftop and it was beautiful. Thank you again.
We were told Ambar was good. I haven't had a Balkan meal since serving in Kosovo in 1999, so we decided to give it a go.
We don't drink alcohol, so we planned to get our money's worth of just the food from their all-in Brunch. It was brilliant.
Our server recognized us from another restaurant that we visited that he also works at! He was, once again, superb.
The food was exquisite. It was all delicious. It came in perfectly sized portions and was exactly as I remembered Balkan food.
We sat in their new rooftop and it was brilliant. Peaceful, perfection.
Great and friendly service. Felt very safe throughout meal.
My wife and I had a wonderful outdoor dining experience here. Sunday brunch was to die for, with fab small plates and bottomless mimosas. We opted to have our waitress pick our plates; totally awesome to be surprised by what came to the table! Loved absolutely every dish. Highly recommended.
A wonderful and delicious newly remodeled restaurant.
Awesome food, nice staff. Definitely worth another visit.
The food was delicious!the decor was very beautiful and cozy.Staff was wonderful and very accommodating, would def come back!
Excellent service and suggestions from Zorana and staff. Loved every dish, from the veal soup to the lasagne, the sausages.
Rarely have I had too much food at a restaurant, but I did on Friday.
Will definitely be back.
The only thing I would change is specifically Open Bar’s reservation tool. Ambar’s kitchen closed at 9 but the Open Table app let me make a reservation at 8, so only having a hour to try all the great food. Although a great night with my girlfriend open table should really contact restaurants. To know the specific hours I instead of the system now. Waiter was a nice dude politely let us know about the kitchen closing and rushed all our food out as quickly as possible, would recommend!
Another wonderful Restaurant Week meal. Ambar is the best deal in town.
Ambar is consistency a perfect dining experience from the stellar service to every single dish being beautiful and delicious. I think it’s one of the best values for dining in DC with their unlimited small plates menu. Also, they expanded the outdoor seating, which allowed for good social distancing. Absolutely recommend Ambar for any occasion.
The food was delicious, our server was really nice.
Server was excellent. Food flavor profile was lacking at this location. Prefer their location in Arlington.
Too many people in room, I would say they are breaking the law. my partner has been exhibiting symptoms of covid, and this is the only place where it could have been transmitted..........
8th Street SE can be a little loud for outdoor dining, with a fire station so nearby. But Ambar is terrific in every way that they can control during the COVID era: food, service, value. It truly deserves to survive the restaurant apocalypse!
Ambar Capitol Hill does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Ambar Capitol Hill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 813-3039.
Ambar Capitol Hill is rated 4.8 stars by 2888 OpenTable diners.
Ambar Capitol Hill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/order/?h=9c52e27f.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.