Ambar Capitol Hill
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It was absolutely amazing. The service was excellent and so was the food. $49 all you can eat and drink is the way to go.
Came here for dinner on my own during a recent business trip to DC. I had a reservation and was seated promptly upstairs, preferring a table to sitting at the very nice bar. My server, Nina, greeted me very warmly and provided me with some recommendations from the menu. Since it was just me, I chose to order a la carte instead of the all you care to enjoy option. I very much enjoyed the Ambar Fries (Nina's excellent recommendation), the leek croquettes, the spicy pork sausage, and the lamb medallions. All of it, yes, all of it was delicious! The fries were large,crispy on the outside yet hot and flaky on the inside, and perfectly seasoned. They came served on an aged cheese spread that was fabulous! The croquettes were deep fried goodness with oodles of onion-y filling within. The spicy pork sausage came sliced in a flavorful stew with diced carrots and green peas. And the lamb medallions were very juicy, lightly drizzled with a pomegranate sauce, and served with a sour cream sauce for dipping. It was all wonderful! I perused the dessert menu, but chose to skip it as I was happily fed and very content. However, Nina felt that I needed a little something, so she gave me a two piece order of deep fried sourdough covered in Nutella with a thinly sliced strawberry accompaniment. It was delicious and a very thoughtful and kind gesture. I was so pleased with my meal and overall experience that I messaged a colleague to come here for dinner the next evening. I really hope that she did. Thank you Ambar and thank you Nina!
There are other restaurants in DC that have the same $40 all you can eat/drink special but Ambar’s food and service surpasses all of them. Nicely done!
Bottomless brunch is delicious!!! Highly recommend it!
Brunch was what I was expecting. The food was decent for a bottomless brunch, but nothing amazing. The service was good, and overall a fun, relaxed atmosphere; so we had a good time.
Easily one of the best dining experiences we have had in DC!
Great food, great environment. A little expensive for what it is but if you do the unlimited it is well worth it. We had a great time! I especially LOVED the Brussels sprouts! They were amazing!
Great food and service
Really enjoyed this dining experience. Definitely better to go with more than one other person, I've found 4 to be the best group size because you can all taste each plate and get to try the most things. Great service!
Visiting dc with the family and wanted to try something near the Capitol. The tapa style food presentation was great for us as we are all adults and shared everything. We got there and were able to have happy hour drinks which helped with her bill. Great food, drinks, service. It seems noise level is always a problem no matter where we go in the city.
Loved the "Ambar experience" it's $35 food only unlimited. Small bites but you get to try numerous things from spreads, sausages, mushroom crepes, pizza, stuffed cabbage, shrimp skewers....Though dessert is extra - the Forest Gnocchi is a must! It is the most unique dessert. Our server Milia was great! Even tried Serbian wine which was a different varietal than we have ever had - Prokupac. Was blended with Cab - very good. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Fabulous experience. Wonderful food, great staff. Would go back 1000 times.
Lauda was an excellent server. The food was amazing and the atmosphere is always chill. Ambar is still my favorite brunch in D.C.!
We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch but the brunch menu is more limited than the evening and weekday lunch menu. Must say I enjoy those more.
It was an anniversary brunch that was amazing! Our waitress was honestly so funny and so sweet 😊
One of my favorite restaurants in DC. Amazing food and cockatiels for a great price!
Delicious Food & Wonderful Service!
it was great! the food and drinks are always amazing!
The Balkan Brunch is outstanding!
Highly recommend. Will go again. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Food was fantastic. Get the Ambar experience, it’s worth it!
Always a great experience!
Excellent for and service for our lunch. And the wait staff provided it all with a smile.
Excellent meal, so many great flavors! Loved everything we had.
This is a not to be missed restaurant- perfect in every way, great drinks, creative chefs, excellent servers, unbeatable price. $49 all you can eat tapas, and drinks. Can’t wait to return!
Birthday lunch for a friend who had never been to Ambar before. We chose the lunch express where we could order as many dishes as we wanted at a set price. We enjoyed eating mussels, mushroom pilaf and other tasty dishes. To top it off, Ambar served a birthday dessert to be shared. 💐 It was a memorable lunch for both of us.
Good food and really great staff! Our waiter was very helpful to help us choose from the huge selection of small plates available. Dont miss the spreads!
Definitely worth a try! Probably one of the best deals going in DC for a great dinner, drinks, and unique tasting experience! Step out of your comfort zone and try something new!
Food and service was amazing can't wait to come back
This was my first visit back to Ambar in a few years. I noticed that it had become really popular, and now I understand why. The limitless menu of small plates and select beverages is tasty, fun and kind of exciting. That menu is quite big and broad, and each plate is quite small...so it encourages one to try a little of everything. We sat outside, so the noise level was minimal. Service was great! I’ll be back soon 😃
Brunch was awesome!
Friendly staff, great ambiance, and amazing food. I would definitely recommend doing the Balkan Experience.
The food was good but not as good as always. Some of our favorite dishes weren’t quite on point. The waiter wasn’t as good as most of the others we’ve had. Overall still really good but not at the same caliber.
Our server was wonderful. Very attentive.
Excellent food, comfortable atmosphere, fair prices, and a brilliant taste of the Balkans.
I was very pleasantly surprised at how good - and authentic - the Balkan cuisine was here. If you think you know Mediterranean or Middle Eastern cuisine and you like it, try this restaurant, it'll add another dimension to what you already know. And if you don't know, well, you must, and this is a great place to start.
Absolutely loved my experience at the Ambar. I definitely recommend doing the Ambar Experience for $49 a person-totally worth every penny! Every dish we ordered was delicious. Personal favorite was the steak tartare. The servers were attentive, friendly and professional. Can’t wait to return!
Great food and wonderful experience.
My best friend I’ve known for 20 years was visiting. We had a fantastic experience and meal. Very friendly, efficient server and staff. Delicious food and drink.
We tried 15 different items from the all you can eat and all were very good! Drinks were decent as well. Service was fantastic. This has to be one of the best values in DC!