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Ambar Capitol Hill
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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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Lemon garlic yogurt / crispy bacon
Marcho Farms lamb / eggplant / tomato / béchamel & dill
Balkan Fried Chicken
panko-almond crusted chicken breast served with apple-wasabi slaw
Wonderful place, ambient atmosphere, amazing food and the service was prompt and courteous. I would definitely return.
The outside area was packed at 7 on a Thursday night. If you want outside seating be sure to note on reservations. The indoor seating is large but separated within multiple rooms. We sat upstairs in the back and there were empty tables between the tables filled with people. Servers wore masks. They suggest each person start the order three items. You can add more as you go. Things are brought out as they are ready and intended to be shared. Although for soups and goulash this is not practical. Favorites were stuffed cabbage, Balkan kebab, spicy sausage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts flat bread that was pizza like, veal soup, steak tartar (believe it or not),. Def worth unlimited cocktails. Honey raki and Slovenian sparkling wine (not included in the drink deal) were very very good. Sorbet was just ok. Drunken muscles and lamb lasagna also just ok. Overall nice experience and would def go back. It’s expensive, but unique.
Lots of fun with wonderful choices. The food is good and spaces are adequate.
Awesome food, love the new menu. Drinks are strong and the service is fast!
Great experience! Every single thing I ate was delicious! Drinks were just like I like my man…. Nice and strong!
Outstanding Mediterranean food, we will definitely go back! Loved the brussel sprouts, beef goulash and shrimp dishes!!
The food was horrible! There were definitely items that were old or not cooked completely. The server was very slow in bringing our food and was being rude if we asked questions about the food. The unlimited drinks were also very sub-par. The prices were way too high for this horrendous experience to be honest, and it is wrongfully overhyped!
Lovely cuisine but quite expensive for types of options on brunch
This place is amazing. All the small plates are just the right size so you can try so many different things! Also - get the mango lemonade beverage.
The server was great. This is the first time I’ve been there since the remodel, and I don’t feel that you are quite back to the same standard, but given how much other restaurants are struggling, you are doing fine. I will be back.
Do the tasting menu - great value and the food was amazing.
Great food. Good location. Lots to do afterwards if you want to “walk your food off”
Great all you can eat/drink brunch. Food was excellent. Drinks
Great food & service as usual!
Delicious food, and wonderful service. We ate outside, and had no problems feeling comfortable with the radiators and heat they supplied.
I recomend this place for brunch only. I came here for late lunch and the service was horrible. It seems their brunch crew is on point.
Amazing food. It's unbelievable that unlimited small plates is only $25/pp. I would have happily paid twice that. The food was excellent. We didn't have a single disappointing dish. Plenty of variety.
Was not aware of the change to “all you can eat in 2 hours” as the only menu option….it was fair pricing, just be sure you’re hungry! Have always loved the delicious food and small plates format - would have liked the choice of just a couple of small plates. Food very flavorful but several dishes were served warm not hot….
The food was pretty bland and not great service. They ran out of one of the tapas we ordered and never told us. We also never got a few tapas that we ordered. It was extremely warm in the restaurant which made it very uncomfortable so we didn’t even bother to have them bring the forgotten tapas out. I was here pre-Covid and had a much better experience. I’ll be picking somewhere else in Barracks Row next time.
Wonderful experience as always!!
The price of the lunch Baltic Experience is great. I only wish the evening price wouldn’t continue to increase. Two increases in two years I believe. But regardless— still love Ambar!!
We have loved and supported this restaurant for the 7 years we have lived here. We have celebrated many occasions and while I wrote we were celebrating 2 birthdays there was no special dessert which was typical in the past. We asked for a dessert menu because they no longer serve dessert in the experience and we never received one. We loved this place prior to it becoming overly popular because we’ve seen differences in amounts of food being served, service subpar, and overall not as pleasant as an experience.
Wonderful experience. Our server Tamara, was lovely, helpful in explaining menu, and just a delight.
Good delicious food in a nice environment.
The food was great! However we were sat about 30 minutes late, and then still expected to conform to our original reservation limit. Further, when we raised the issue with the manager, he was willing to hear our complaint, but had a serious attitude and almost blamed us for the fact that they were not able to keep our reservation.
We had a nice brunch here after a race in DC. It got pretty cold on the third floor when they opened up the skylights
I was very disappointed that I listened to our server who recommended the Balkan Experience sampler for lunch. The “experience” was a few interesting dips, a lot of bread, a flatbread, a couple of sausages, eggs, and waffles for dessert. I should have gone with my original plan and ordered the goulash, but the waiter made the “experience” sound so interesting. It seemed more like they were emptying the refrigerator.
Awesome for groups and birthdays. We had a great dinner and our server was so attentive.
Great food and excellent service. We sat outside on a beautiful evening and enjoyed the delicious small plates. We will definitely go back!
This place is unreal!!! So good!! Will go back a million times
It was my birthday and we had such a great time!
I usually come here for brunch but today I was met with nothing attitude and poor service. They ran my credit card for more than the amount and I had to go back in to find someone to correct the mistake. I’m taking a break from this place for awhile.
Great food. Great ambience
Amazing variety, great value. The stuffed cabbage is a must-try.
Really enjoyed the food, and the staff was outstanding
We were a party of four and did the Amber Experience with drinks. Absolutely worth every penny. The food was outstanding, the drinks were delicious and strong (in a good way). Small plates of wonderfully made food! You have to try the mussels!
Our servers name was David.. he went above to ensure that our table was pleased but the table in front of us gave him a somewhat difficult time yet he smiled and was graceful.. He provided excellent customer service
I love Ambar and have visited multiple times for brunch. This was my first time attending Sunday brunch and will probably be my last. My friend and I ordered the Ambar experience and it was my friend's first time. We had to remind our server several times that certain dishes didn't arrive. It appeared as though he was taking our orders, but 20 mins would pass and we would receive only half the order. I ordered the shrimp omelette twice and it never arrived. In short, Ambar is the best place in DC for brunch, and I plan on returning we early Saturdays. Sunday brunch is not ideal.
Came in for brunch after hearing great things but was underwhelmed with the experience. Most food we ordered came out cold or not at all.
As always amazing food and great service. The best place in DC for a fun, nicer brunch. It’s a go to for birthdays and celebrations!