Ambar Capitol Hill

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Balkan style
Ambar is the first modern, international Balkan cuisine restaurant in DC. Inside three locations in Belgrade, Arlington and Washington DC, Ambar blends tradition and heritage with creativity and modern design. The result is an unforgettable visitor experience that reaches all the senses with delicious food, unbelievable drinks and an atmosphere that blends comfort and high style. From rich food, fine furniture, interior design and the widest choice of the finest Balkan rakias, to our first class service – every detail is meticulously woven into an unique experience that will leave you breathless. Welcome to the best of the Balkans.

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ambar will be offering 2 seating times for NYE. 1st seating (5:00-8:15pm) $69 for unlimited small plates and drinks and 2nd seating (9:00-10:30pm) for $99 per person for unlimited small plates and drinks. For a second seating bar seat is $79 per person. There is a 2 h time limit for 1st seating.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2674 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every plate was so good that we considered ordering the same one again before we forced ourselves to try something new and we were delighted again and again. Will be back!

V
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An outstanding evening at Ambar Capitol Hill. I have a hearing disability, and the hostess was able to put our party of four at an upstairs table where we were all able to converse and I could hear everything. We all enjoyed the Balkan Experience (unlimited small plates and beverages), and were very pleased with the almost non-stop service.
Barracks Row has many good restaurants - make sure to include Ambar as one of your dining experiences.

TM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I absolutely loved our trip to Ambar! The Ambar experience was a great value and the food was delicious! The service was also very good! Would highly recommend for a nice night out!

U
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved everything about this place! Will come back with friends.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and drink selection. Perfectly priced!

k
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always such a treat to go to Ambar with friends. The service is outstanding, the food excellent, and it is a wonderful atmosphere for a meal.

MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Ambar Capitol Hill, and brought my parents, who were visiting from California, for their last night in DC. It was a wonderful last evening for them. The waiter was extremely attentive and also very personable, asking my parents where they were visiting from and how they were enjoying their visit to DC. At the end of the dinner, our waiter brought out a surprise dessert for us, with "Ambar Loves California" written in whipped cream. What a treat!

SS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great place to go with a group of people! Small plates to share, and the $49 per person all you can eat, (and drink!) is an exceptional bargain. The fun of trying whatever pleases you and hanging out for a while with friends while someone else refills your drinks and brings more of that delicious stuffed cabbage is worth every penny. The pork tenderloin was great, as was the white flatbread. They’re great with food allergies, and can accommodate most issues you may need.

CP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! Really enjoyed the experience.

AJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was maybe our 15th time going there. We always go there when we bring friends or family who hasn’t been there. They all had great experiences with bottomless and unlimited food. Will be bringing new people there

RV
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Ambar. Our server, Barbora was such a joy and made our total experience that much better! We always appreciate our times at Ambar and I already can't wait to come back again. Food was terrific as always, great table space and quick service. Thank you!

NC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to bring out of town visitors! A great value, and an opportunity to try new dishes.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambar is a heaven for meat lovers, I will definitely recommend this place. Express should be the only choice on the menu.

d
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We ordered a la carte and had plenty of food. The servers were relaxed, yet attentive. We had a great time and hope to visit again soon.

S
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the bomb! Great energy level, excellent food and tasting menu deal. Excellent service. MUST TRY: Cheese dip (or taste of all 3 spreads), meat pie, lamb sausage, brussel sprouts, stuffed pepper with beef, salmon, and apple pie.

HA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This is a great spot to bring friends who are visiting! The atmosphere is very lively, great food and drinks!

S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best brunch. Make sure you Hydrate! Tapas type plates. Delicious food, awesome mimosas and great service. Such a good time.

e
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love Ambar! Their "Unlimited Small Plates" lunch is a great way to sample their many wonderful dishes. My favorite so far is the Stuffed Sour Cabbage, served on a bed of mashed potatoes (that I think are flavored with their delicious kajmak!) But everything we tried was very good.
I will have to go back multiple times so I can try EVERYTHING!
Late lunch on a Friday (1 PM), so not very crowded, very comfortable noise level. Also, a nice House Wine for $6/glass. We had Sauvignon Blanc. Next time I'd like to try their Sparkling wine!

HM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Meh. The food had way too much "goop" . Would have preferred simple mussels, shrimp, etc. Instead, the mussels were completely coated with some sort of sour goop, and the shrimp had (disgusting) mayo spritz on top. I mean, c'mon, who can stand the "M"word? (mayo - I'm sick just typing it)

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always! The only thing they didn’t have a candle for my boyfriend birthday dessert...

OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Two great bottomless dinners here in the past month! Ask for Suzie as your server!

s
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, value, service was exceptional. Will definitely be back again.

P
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great hospitality from warm welcome,excellent waitress, and all staff. Food was varied and all excellent. Extremely filling but still wanted to experience more of the exceptional variety. Nice to share among friends.

CF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went with the intention of getting the unlimited lunch but they had brunch for the Veteran's Day holiday. The Balkan Experience brunch was unlimited plates and mimosas/bloody mary's. Good food and good drinks. My only complaint about was there was a lot of pulp/fruit chunks in the mango mimosas and a little in the peach....but I was able to drink around it; I just wasn't able to drink the entire drink.

VD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambar has a wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, and very attentive and thoughtful staff. I often celebrate special occasions at Ambar with family and friends, and they always add a special touch that is much appreciated. The food at Ambar has also become more and more delicious over time. My thanks for making so many celebrations so special!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in the area! LOVE this place!

ET
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a super friendly, very experienced waitress. The food was great and they prepared a nice birthday surprise for the birthday guest.

TG
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for brunch. Lots of small plates to share, unlimited mimosas and good value.

JG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambar is my favorite restaurant in the city! It boasts delicious Balkan cuisine at a great price. The bottomless brunch and dinner deals are unbeatable in this city. I highly recommend going for the bottomless dinner - it's a two hour experience full of nonstop delicious food and drink. Definitely try their stuffed cabbage, tuna tartare, mushroom crepes, and brussel sprouts. Actually, try all of it! This place is incredible!

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! We had two servers and they both delivered on expectations.

LG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service. I love the authenticity of the cuisine.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laura, our waitress, was amazing! She knew the food and the culture! Highly recommend this place!

PP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambar is one of my favorite restaurants in DC and it NEVER disappoints! I always make a point to bring out of town guests to Ambar and every single one of them has raved about the food and overall experience.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brought along two guests. All four of us had marvelous experience through excellent food and service.

S
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service
My new favorite restaurant in DC

N
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was "to be repeated "...really!
The pop music was questionable in light of the cuisine.

DG
Washington DC
1 review