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Ambar Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
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Ambar Capitol Hill

4.8
4.8
3824 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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 $25 per person**

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Balkan style, Modern European, Eastern European

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 813-3039

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ivan Zivkovic

  • Private party facilities

    Ambar is a modern Balkan tapas-style restaurant. With a desire to introduce Washington, D.C. to cutting edge Balkan cuisine, proprietor Ivan Iricanin has created a dining space that will delight and indulge the senses.

  • Private party contact

    Tamara Jovanovic: (855) 993-1691

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill

  • Cross street

    E Street

  • Parking details

    Public metered parking via parking station is available along 8th Street, SE from E Street to our north to I street to our south. 2 hour residential parking located nearby in the surrounding neighborhood at E Street, G Street, 7th Street, and 9th StreetOrange, Blue and Silver Lines exiting at the Eastern Market metro station are next to Ambar.

  • Public transit

    We are metro accessible via the Orange, Blue and Silver Lines exiting at the Eastern Market metro station. Walk east to 8th Street and then proceed south 1 and a half blocks to our location at 523 8th Street (west side of the block).<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

$25 Ambar Express Lunch. Discover the whole world of Balkan cuisine on your table by trying a little bit of everything - all for one flat price. Must be enjoyed by the entire table. Olives may contain pits

Ambar Mezze

    Spreads

    Served with freshly baked pita bread & sourdough

    • Kajmak

      cow's milk, clotted cream

      • Ajvar

        roasted pepper & eggplant relish

        • Urnebes

          roasted pepper relish & aged cow cheese emulsion

          • Garlic Beans

            smoked roasted peppers, pickled jalapeno

            • Beet Tzatziki

              strained garlic yogurt with oven-roasted beets

              Charcuterie

              • Sudzuk Beef Salami

                • Beef Prosciutto

                  • Spicy Pork Salami

                    Featured Items

                    • House-Made Pickled Vegetables

                      • Mixed Marinated Olives

                        Soups & Salads

                        • Veal Soup

                          bone broth / root vegetables & crème fraiche

                          • Tomato Soup

                            house-made pesto / roasted tomatoes

                            • Balkan Salad

                              tomatoes / onions / cucumbers / peppers / sherry vinaigrette / balkan cheese

                              • Kale Caesar

                                baby kale / house-made caesar dressing / garlic croutons

                                • Field Greens

                                  seasonal greens / roasted butternut squash / roasted red pepper / caramelized onion / crispy bacon / honey-pomegranate dressing

                                  Baked

                                  • Cheese Pie

                                    crispy phyllo dough / aged cheese / roasted pepper cream / yogurt

                                    • White Flatbread

                                      sheep's cheese / mozzarella / drizzled with truffle oil

                                      • Sudzuk Flatbread

                                        house-made tomato sauce / smoked beef sausage / kajmak / oregano

                                        Vegetables

                                        • Grilled Vegetables

                                          herb marinaded local seasonal vegetables garlic beans spread

                                          • Brussel Sprouts

                                            crispy bacon / lemon-garlic yogurt

                                            • Baked Beans

                                              cannellini beans / smoked roasted peppers / caramelized onion

                                              • Hand-Cut Fries

                                                house-made smoked aioli / chef's spice blend

                                                • Cauliflower

                                                  parsley-tahini spread / pine nut crumble

                                                  • Asparagus

                                                    thyme veloute / roasted squash / fried quail egg

                                                    Slow Cooked

                                                    • Sarma 'Pork Belly Stuffed Cabbage'

                                                      oven-baked for eight hours with root vegetables with rice and smoked peppers

                                                      • Beef Short Rib Goulash

                                                        Wells Family Farm beef braised for five hours in red wine reduction, served with trofie pasta

                                                        • Slow Roasted Lamb

                                                          Marcho Farms lamb shoulder roasted for six-hours served with braised potatoes, onions & carrots

                                                          • Stuffed Pepper

                                                            local harvest bell peppers stuffed with house-ground Wells Family Farm beef and raisin rice, served with creamy dill sauce

                                                            Chef Delicacies

                                                            • Lamb Lasagna

                                                              Marcho Farms lamb / eggplant / tomato / béchamel & dill

                                                              • Braised Steak & Frites

                                                                hanger steak / house fries & urnebes

                                                                • Fried Chicken

                                                                  24-hour marinated chicken breast / panko-almond crusted / apple-wasabi slaw

                                                                  • Steak Tartar

                                                                    pine nut pesto butter / chili aioli / crispy capers / house-tosted bread

                                                                    • Pepper Croquette

                                                                      herb-panko coated marinated piquillo pepper / stuffed with kajmak and aged sheep cheese / cranberry chutney

                                                                      From 'Charcoal' Grill

                                                                      • Cevapi 'Balkan Kebab'

                                                                        house-made Wells Family Farm beef sausages served with rosted pepper & feta cheese emulsion

                                                                        • Pork Neck

                                                                          miso-mustard tarragon sauce peanut & bacon crumble / potato gratin

                                                                          • Chicken Skewers

                                                                            24-hour brined and marinated overnight in spicy ajvar / pickled vegetables / kajmak sauce

                                                                            • Meatballs

                                                                              house ground Wells Family Farm beef / bacon / gouda cheese / chili flakes / tomato sauce

                                                                              • Smoked Sausage

                                                                                house-smoked pork sausage / Ambar mustard / cabbage slaw

                                                                                Seafood

                                                                                • Salmon

                                                                                  sesame crusted and seared atlantic salmon served with eggplant jam, harissa and baby arugula

                                                                                  • Drunken Mussels

                                                                                    steamed with capers, lemon & house-made rakija garlic cream sauce

                                                                                    • Grilled Shrimp

                                                                                      shrimp marinated with house made rub served with corn puree

                                                                                      • Rainbow Trout

                                                                                        crispy skin, served with fingerling potato salad and lemon-chilli sauce

                                                                                        Happy Hour Cocktails

                                                                                        • Mojito$6.00

                                                                                          Light & Refreshing. Rum / mint / lime / simple syrup / house sour mix

                                                                                          • Berry Daisy$6.00

                                                                                            Light & Refreshing. Vodka / mixed berry cordial / house sour mix

                                                                                            • Ambar Old Fashioned$6.00

                                                                                              Strong & Boozy. Plum rakia / bourbon / cane syrup / bitters

                                                                                              • Mango Lemonade$6.00

                                                                                                Sour & Tangy. Vodka / mango puree / house sour mix

                                                                                                • Margarita$6.00

                                                                                                  Sour & Tangy. Tequila / lime / agave nectar / house sour mix

                                                                                                  Happy Hour Wine

                                                                                                  • Ambar Sparkling, Moldova$5.00

                                                                                                    • Ambar Sauvignon Blanc, Moldova$5.00

                                                                                                      • Ambar Rose, Moldova$5.00

                                                                                                        • Ambar Cabernet Sauvignon, Moldova$5.00

                                                                                                          Happy Hour Beer

                                                                                                          • Yuengling, Pennsylvania$5.00

                                                                                                            • Lav, Serbia$6.00

                                                                                                              • Hard Apple Cider, Austria$5.00

                                                                                                                Last updated: February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                What 3,824 people are saying

                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                4.8
                                                                                                                4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                • 4.7Food
                                                                                                                • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                • 4.6Value

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                                                                                                                  DebraS

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                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                  Wonderful experience for my students and a great way to enjoy a variety of dishes from the Balkans. Food was fantastic!

                                                                                                                2. J

                                                                                                                  Juan

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  We took the the menu for firs timers. I have ever been in Balkan restaurant and it was Just spectacular, each dish with the proper amount and balance of flavors and tastes. After a several dishes you just wants to will not to stop coming, each dish has the own signature.

                                                                                                                3. BN

                                                                                                                  BNAtive

                                                                                                                  Nashville

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                  Aka cart menu provided no pricing.

                                                                                                                4. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                  overall2food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                  Service was slow and some of the dishes came out cold. The bartender was also serving so I wasn’t able to reach her to let her know. The veal soup was delicious and so were the spreads. Charcuterie was a little dried out and tough to enjoy. Decent for the price.

                                                                                                                5. LD

                                                                                                                  LiaD

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Ambar was great! The lunch menu is an excellent value – our waiter Marco helped us choose the best dishes curated to our taste and dietary restrictions. I'm going to go back soon!!

                                                                                                                6. LF

                                                                                                                  LoveFood

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                  AMAZING! If you are in DC you have to visit this gem. The unlimited food option was incredible. We almost tried everything on the menu and were extremely full by the end of the meal. Service and ambience were also great.

                                                                                                                7. AB

                                                                                                                  AshleyB

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Great food and service, left full and super happy!

                                                                                                                8. JL

                                                                                                                  JulianL

                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Food was absolute fire, the place itself was also very cute. Still a little shocked at how affordable the brunch deal is!

                                                                                                                9. J

                                                                                                                  Jarred

                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Food was fantastic! Really enjoyed the service and the atmosphere.

                                                                                                                10. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  David was the best waiter we have had in a long time. He was extremely attentive, knowledgeable about the menu, funny, and kind hearted. He made our anniversary dinner very special!! The food was excellent and for a great price too considering all the options we could get. Thank you David and Ambar!!!

                                                                                                                11. TE

                                                                                                                  TamE

                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                  Ambar Experience is very fulfilling and always a treat!!

                                                                                                                12. JD

                                                                                                                  JulieD

                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  Dope brunch spot. Definitely check it out!

                                                                                                                13. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  The food is always phenomenal, the price for food and the unlimited drinks is really a great deal, and they even gave us a cute little birthday dessert. Truly never disappoints!

                                                                                                                14. JG

                                                                                                                  JillG

                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  The three of us loved our experience and will return before we leave DC. The service and good were top notch! Our out door table was wonderful!!

                                                                                                                15. RD

                                                                                                                  RachelD

                                                                                                                  Western NC

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Fantastic food and an incredible variety. The Lamb Lasagna and Cheese Pie were our favorite. Our server Cornelio was accommodating by suggesting menu items. He even made us feel special with a first visit surprise dessert!

                                                                                                                16. S

                                                                                                                  Sutton

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Great service! Very attractive waiter! Amazing food!

                                                                                                                17. MW

                                                                                                                  MiliniW

                                                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  We got the $25 pp deal for all you can eat for 2 hours and it was well worth it!!! The food was delish and fresh! I recommend eating here😋👌🏽

                                                                                                                18. WI

                                                                                                                  WILLIAMB

                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                                                                                  Food was not great and service was spotty. Much too pricey for a lunch that wasn’t very tasty.

                                                                                                                19. KK

                                                                                                                  KaitlynK

                                                                                                                  Baltimore

                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Wonderful Balkan style small plates. The food was fantastic and the service wonderful. They even gave us a complementary dessert and glass of wine.

                                                                                                                20. MB

                                                                                                                  MiaB

                                                                                                                  Tampa

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Incredible service! Our awesome waiter ordered plates for us as we did the unlimited per person tapas in order to try lots of different dishes

                                                                                                                21. L

                                                                                                                  Love55

                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall3food5service1ambience3

                                                                                                                  Food is absolutely outstanding as always. The service could improve.

                                                                                                                22. CM

                                                                                                                  CarlaM

                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Had wonderful service. The food is amazing. The decor and design are very warm and welcoming. Not tacky. Not cheaply done. Wonderful to have an opportunity to try different things with the set price. Highly recommend!!

                                                                                                                23. LH

                                                                                                                  LoisH

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  From out of town didn't know what to expect. Had seen raves on TripAdvisor. Restaurant was in an eclectic neighborhood. Lots of foot traffic had good atmosphere. Our server was Daniel, he explained everything. We told him what we didn't like and he was able to bring us the most wonderful dishes. We loved most and liked a few. Would absolutely recommend this restaurant.

                                                                                                                24. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Minneapolis

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Great food, diverse menu and fantastic service!

                                                                                                                25. DS

                                                                                                                  DeeS

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  We had an early Mother’s Day dinner and it was wonderful.

                                                                                                                26. A

                                                                                                                  Alexa

                                                                                                                  Indiana

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Best restaurant hands down in DC. The unlimited experience is the way to go. Our waiter was so nice and attentive, and we just had him pick items for us. They were all gummy! Great for brunch, HH, and dinner.

                                                                                                                27. M

                                                                                                                  Minnams

                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                  77 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  77 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Our first time here and we had the chef’s special selection for a fixed price. The food was excellent—similar to Middle Eastern and Greek cuisines—and everything tasted very fresh, especially the breads and the salads and spreads. It was a graduation celebration for my daughter and it was an amazing choice.

                                                                                                                28. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Absolutely delicious. Our waiter knew just what to start us off with regarding appetizer and small plates. Lots going on but our waiter was always attentive. Fun with a smaller group of people. 100% recommend and will definitely be back

                                                                                                                29. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Cancun

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                  Second visit. Our server was great in the beginning but then disappeared. We waited and waited so we could ask for a check, then another long wait for the actual check, then another wait for our card to be taken. Food was fine but nothing special really. Cute place.

                                                                                                                30. BN

                                                                                                                  BobbyN

                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                  I really want to like Ambar. This is my second visit and the truth is, the food is mediocre. The popular "Ambar Experience" is nice for trying a wide variety of dishes and there are some decent ones. But nothing, in my opinion, stands out as remarkable in any way. The flat pricing seems like a bargain. But in reality, the food, the drinks, even the dessert choices are just serviceable at best. In fairness, on this visit we sat outside which dampened the overall experience. The recent makeover inside is nicely done. What cannot be excused was the poor service. Our server was seemed rushed and distracted. "The Experience" invites you to order a variety of small plates over the course of the meal, but our server rarely returned to our party of five for us to do so. When dishes arrived they were placed on the table without explanation causing us to guess what we had ordered. Overall, it was a disappointing evening. Probably not worth giving it a third try.

                                                                                                                31. SP

                                                                                                                  SummerP

                                                                                                                  Atlanta

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                  My friends and I really enjoyed the ambiance and amazing food and drink selection at a set price. Some of our favorites were the brussel sprouts, trout, tomato soup. salads 😋, and beef short rib. We will be back!

                                                                                                                32. A

                                                                                                                  Annabanana

                                                                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                  It was a lively and fun experience. Waiter was very friendly.

                                                                                                                33. AJ

                                                                                                                  ArianJ

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  The server really helped up to have a seat outside as we had a dog with us. It was a little busy, so they were a little slow for the Ambar Experience buffet, but it was still okay. The food is of great quality and we enjoyed our night there.

                                                                                                                34. c

                                                                                                                  cmccollum

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Our service from John was incredible! Some of the best service I had on my trip to the city.

                                                                                                                35. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  I mean??? Unlimited food?! I’ve only gone with large groups (6+) and they just being out an array of small plates and it’s amazing. Each time has been different surprises to the table (you can still request specific items or more of something that was a hit!) Also tasty mimosas (a few flavors)!

                                                                                                                36. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Tamara was the sweetest and most kindest person ever! She recommended some very delicious and authentic Serbian dishes. We don’t have anything like this back home so this is great for us and we’re excited to tell our friends about this place! We hope to come back again!

                                                                                                                37. M

                                                                                                                  Mary

                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Food is always terrific, service always outstanding!

                                                                                                                38. JR

                                                                                                                  JoshuaR

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                  I have been to a lot of great restaurants in DC but this is my new favorite.

                                                                                                                39. MA

                                                                                                                  MariaA

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                  Amazing food and location. It did take long time to start ordering so we started ordering ~20 after got there

                                                                                                                40. AC

                                                                                                                  AllieC

                                                                                                                  Cleveland

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  The best brunch in DC. Amazing food and drinks. Great service and location

                                                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                  • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                  • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                  • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                                                You can order delivery directly from Ambar Capitol Hill using the Order Online button. Ambar Capitol Hill also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates 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 3824 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                Delivery

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                                                                                                                Google Map for Ambar Capitol Hill

                                                                                                                523 8th Street SE Washington, DC 20003

                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                                                  E Street

                                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                  Capitol Hill

                                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                  Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                  Balkan style, Modern European, Eastern European

                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                  Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                                                  Public metered parking via parking station is available along 8th Street, SE from E Street to our north to I street to our south. 2 hour residential parking located nearby in the surrounding neighborhood at E Street, G Street, 7th Street, and 9th StreetOrange, Blue and Silver Lines exiting at the Eastern Market metro station are next to Ambar.

                                                                                                                • Public transit

                                                                                                                  We are metro accessible via the Orange, Blue and Silver Lines exiting at the Eastern Market metro station. Walk east to 8th Street and then proceed south 1 and a half blocks to our location at 523 8th Street (west side of the block).

                                                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                                                                  Ivan Zivkovic

                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                  Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                • Phone number

                                                                                                                  (202) 813-3039

                                                                                                                • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                  Ambar is a modern Balkan tapas-style restaurant. With a desire to introduce Washington, D.C. to cutting edge Balkan cuisine, proprietor Ivan Iricanin has created a dining space that will delight and indulge the senses.

                                                                                                                • Private party contact

                                                                                                                  Tamara Jovanovic: (855) 993-1691

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