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Ambar Capitol Hill

4.8
3167 Reviews
$30 and under
Balkan style
**For parties of 6 Ambar Capital Hill requests a credit card number to secure the reservation. All credit card information will be processed securely. No-shows or cancellations less than 24 hours in advance may be subject to a charge of $15 per person**

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
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
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
What 3167 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjedster
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love this restaurant and the food. I like not ordering . Just bring delicious food and 90 % is flavorful and delish!! I could eat here weekly. And it's very reasonable. I've been to this restaurant at least 7 times. Try it out but don't eat that day. The dessert gnocchi is fantastic!!

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KatyZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Great service, great food!

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maria
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly delicious! Ee tried almost everything on the menu and it didn’t dissappoint one bit!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so patient and cheerful woman. Every meal she recommended to us was wonderful. I’d love to go back there to see her.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usually when people say that a restaurant is a great value it means that the food was average but the price was great. In Ambar’s case the food is fabulous and the value is phenomenal. Our family was so happy when Amber reopened and decided to celebrate Mother’s Day there this week. Food choices, drinks selections and servers are excellent. There are a variety drinks and wines to choose from including, Moldovan wines which can’t be found anywhere else in the US. Highly, highly, highly recommend this gem of a restaurant! It’s all delicious and beautifully prepared. There is a huge variety of small plate options and all of them were delicious!! Make sure to try their traditional desert with chocolate and orange flavors.

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RasR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to this restaurant countless times and have literally never had a bad experience. The food is always delicious and comes out quickly. Highly recommend the unlimited food and drinks option.

JT
JohnT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Happy hour tapas are delicious. The slow cooked lamb is superb. Attentive staff. Open for both indoor and outdoor seating. Great 8th Street location. Always a good choice for brunch or HH.

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RosaliaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch at Ambar. The service was just as great as the food. Intense fresh flavors and drinks as well. If I ever come back to Washington DC I will definitely be back. Special shout out to Courtney, our server who guided us through our meal and picked all his favorites for us to enjoy!!

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AlexF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in DC. Amazing service, food, ambiance, and drinks.

DD
DannyDC7
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great food!

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SallyD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mom's 86th birthday!!!
The Happy Hour menus was perfect!!
Celebrating with her from 4-6pm was perfect!!
They brought her a special dessert with a candle and then our table of 4 shared the dessert special. WOW!!! Amazing.

Thank you for providing a safe, yummy outing for this special occasion.

I HIGHLY recommend Ambar!
ALL the small plates and dessert were suberb!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bottomless is the best

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and awesome service!!!

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IndianFoodie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go here. It’s awesome.

DI
vipDavidInDC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food the only issue was that they didn’t seat us for 15 minutes after our reservation began. While we understood that they needed a prior party of 4 to wrap up, it was frustrating to watch them seat other folks (who arrived after we did) while we stood on the sidewalk. Due to this experience, I can’t see us coming back for dinner anytime soon!

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AlissaB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambar must be my favorite restaurant in DC. All the food was excellent, and unique. They serve all you wish to eat of many different small plates for $35 a person. And their specialty dessert, which is not included in the $35, is to die for. We had wonderful service, and the ambience was just right (not too noisy, not too quiet) for me, my husband, my daughter, and her boyfriend. I would come at every visit to DC that I can make, but often they are fully booked. I just have to plan ahead more often. Eating at Ambar makes the day a special occasion.

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SharonP
Serbia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service. HIGHLY recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazingggggg! We had to wait a little bit but we were compensated with wine! Literally great value for the food and drinks! Went for my partners bday and also brought bday shots out

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vipLordy
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal of the year!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, the experience is a MUST! We had a great bartender up on the roof. Will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Really cool place to get some great and different plates. We had a group of 5 and were all getting our food at different times, which was weird because sometimes my friends were waiting 10+ minutes for a dish. Service was a bit slow in that way, our server was courteous but always seemed eager to leave the table before we were done ordering. Overall a really excellent experience and look forward to coming back

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome, service, cleanliness, promptness, taste, drinks, and hospitality all outstanding.

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grant
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic as always. Our waiter was very helpful, the food was beyond wonderful. Only complaint was being seated in the back room upstairs, felt a bit unnatural and out of sync with the energy of the rest of the restaurant.

MK
MacKenzieK
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch experience! So cool that for a flat rate you get all you can eat tapas and all you can drink Mimosas. And they were specialty mimosas (not just OJ and champagne). So yummy! Will for sure be back and I am telling everyone to go! The small plates were all unique and not your everyday brunch food.

MP
MichaelP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It is a very trendy spot for brunch. There are many food options including bottomless drinks. Service was not the most prompt, however. The food was tasty and drinks were good as well

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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Sarah
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely incredible! They were very covid safe, which was important to us for our first meal out in over a year! The food was incredible! The chicken skewers, lamb lasagna, and slow roasted lamb were some of our favorites!

LK
vipLisaK
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food. Right now (pandemic times, April 2021), you have to do an all you can eat, even for lunch. I didn’t realize that when I made a reservation. $25 is quite a bit for lunch. But the food was good and they did offer as much as you wanted.

JT
vipJamesT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always solid, always has good service and the food is spectacular. This is always a go-to option and it never disappoints.

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WillW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was genuinely my best food experience ever and one of my top 5 all time experiences. 100% recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are phenomenal!

NP
NicholasP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fantastic and had great food and drinks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas experience really makes dinner fun!!

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kman58
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great weekday lunch experience. Strong drinks, AMAZING food, $25 for unlimited fresh small plates is a steal considering how high quality the food is.

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BethT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food! Loved that we could try a little bit of everything since it's all-you-can-eat, which is a fantastic value!

SJ
StevensJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and waitress was amazing. I wish I can remember the waitress name. She went above and beyond

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Stephanie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. Highly recommend doing the Ambar experience !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great value

JA
JessArenasTV
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great experience at Ambar (DC) - thanks Sean for being a great server!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ambar Capitol Hill using the Order Online button. Ambar Capitol Hill also offers delivery in partnership with 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 3167 OpenTable diners.

Ambar Capitol Hill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/order/?h=9c52e27f.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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