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Ambar Capitol Hill

4.8
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2939 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

2h time limit wont apply for brunch reservations made after 1:30pm due to service closure at 3:30pm.

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2939 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!

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EirianwenH
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience! For one price you get to try everything on the menu and unlimited mimosas. Very cool rooftop and recommend for brunch!

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KatherineB
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambar was great. We were staying in Capitol Hill, and went for a date night on a Friday. It was super busy, but felt really COVID safe with well paced tables and plexiglass. The food was incredible and it was a great value to get the “Ambar experience” and unlimited cocktails. Highlights were the short rib, lamb lasagna, mojitos and cauliflower with parsley and tahini. Salmon was overcooked but still 5 stars for the quality of other food and experience. Will go back when we return to DC!

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Bistro
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Familiar fare to a native central Pennsylvanian. Cabbage rolls, flatbread, brussels sprouts probably the favorites. Some of the stewed meats not as distinctive. Still have not adjusted to eating on the sidewalk.

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JamieH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went here for the first time on Thursday. What a great experience! We will definitely be back.

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vipMalM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic--and the shrimp dish was phenomenal. We always have a great time at Ambar.

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Angelica
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. We did the ambar experience at about 5:30 pm. We sat on the second floor. It was a little bright but still nice.

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TeresaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. Great food, staff is the right level of attentive, and it’s a nice place to talk with friends as you dine.

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AmyR
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

I was very disappointed in our experience at Ambar. Last year, I took some family in from out of town and we all had the best time. This year when we returned, unfortunately, we didn't have the same experience. The portion sizes were tiny, but the prices were the same. The quality of the food is still top notch, but it's no longer worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place for my birthday dinner!! We got the Ambar Experience and we loved everything we tried on the menu! Everything was delicious!

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vipMina
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very considerate and attentive to our anniversary. Highly recommended. Ate way too much because everything was so good!!

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BrianS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve visited Ambar on a few occasions. Never disappointed! I love the new menu options and the unlimited brunch was great as usual. I love the fact that brunch is available on holidays. I will definitely be visiting again in the near future.

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vipgggtex
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Balkan influenced menu was very diverse and wonderfully tasty!
We enjoyed the option to try as many menu items as we wanted.
We will be back!

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LaurenK
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience! Service was exceptional and food was delicious as always!

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CHRISTINEU
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ate there about one year ago, it was probably one of my favorite dining experiences. The menu had changed, I was sorry to see that some of my favorites were no longer there.

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Lauren
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite stop in the DC area. Food is excellent and service is always great.

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estreet36
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and top notch food. We went for brunch at 2:30pm which only gave us an hour to enjoy the bottomless food and drinks since it ends at 3:30pm. Waitstaff did an excellent job making sure we got our money's worth and then some. We were absolutely stuffed by the end. Highly recommend Ambar! Best brunch in the city in my opinion.

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AnaN
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambar is the perfect place to celebrate a special ocation or just come for the bottomless mimosas!

My boyfriend and I had a great time here, and we are def. coming back. We were also sitted on the new rooftop and it is so pretty!

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vipAlyssaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and value

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vipdcluv2dine
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bartender uses to much vermouth in making a martini, the drink taste of vermouth, not gin.

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PriscillaB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday and Amber did not disappoint. We tried several new dishes and the cheese pizza and Brussels sprouts were the favorite. Definitely will be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Shawn was very knowledgeable. I suggest the experience if it is your first time so you can try a little of everything. There wasn’t anything that we tasted that we disliked. Everything was fresh and delicious.

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BrianM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

we were outside so little noise. Food was excellent and so was the waiter. Been before and will keep coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch value in DC

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Frraro
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was my first time going made a reservation for 9:00pm since I saw the place closed at 11:00pm arrived at 8:54pm and I was told to wait outside while my table was ready it was ready at exactly 9:00 i didn’t like that there were no chairs for us to wait so we just stood we got sat on the third floor which looked super nice music was okay our server explained everything super nice tho she explained that they close at 10:00 which I did not like because we went for the 2 hour Ambar experience and only got one for the same price food was okay nothing that I loved or would repeat it was our anniversary and they gave us a cinnamon dessert that was the best plate of all the night drinks where okay 1st one was strong which I loved the other ones just tasted like sour mix we got margaritas. Overall nice experience but I won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! And even better service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family came last Fall & went again tonight 10/3/20. The updates & menu options are amazing. Great experience!! Highly recommend it!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best quality brunches in DC with top quality bottomless food, creative drinks, beautiful ambiance and stellar service. Could not recommend AmBar more for a special occasion or day with the friends!

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KelliD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere for brunch. The price for what we received was amazing as well. Highly auggest

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JJae
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite DC spots. Have spent many hours at brunch, lunch and dinner here. The Food is always amazing. Flavorful. Unique. Service is great. Love the changes made since renovations.

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RvdW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for weekend brunch (unlimited): amazing food with flavour palettes that you won't daily cook yourself or get in most restaurants. Restaurant staff was also very helpful & kind. Highly recommend!

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Frances
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AMAZING. With their set price of $35/person for unlimited small plates, we were in heaven. The food was extremely authentic and absolutely delicious. This will definitely be the first place we go when we're back in DC. Don't miss the stuffed pepper dish!!

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NicoleD
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and perfect service! I’ve already recommended Ambar to a friend.

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vipEllerbe
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Thank you for being open!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Food even better.

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DawnM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you ever get a chance to eat at Ambar do it! Highly recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food!

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adam
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve spent a lot of time in the balkans, and Eastern Europe. It’s one of my favorite areas for cuisine in the world. They did an excellent job recreating some of my favorite dishes. Highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! The experience was great including service & the food was amazing.

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SeanL
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Sharable plates for everyone and great service. Will come back again.

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 2939 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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