Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10am - 3:30 pm
Dinner: Monday / Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday 4pm - 10pm
Friday 4pm - 11pm
Saturday 4:30pm - 11pm
Sunday 4:30pm - 10pm
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 Street
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We came here for my friends birthday, and it was absolutely amazing. Maria was our server and was legitimately the best ever. One of us had some food allergies and she was so so accommodating. She was super attentive and made sure to check in on us before we ever had to ask for anything. Overall, a wonderful time made better by Maria. Will definitely be coming back!
The team at Ambar are always amazing and nice. I love it for lunch and for dinner!!
Wasn't totally sure what to expect and we were blown away- we did the unlimited small plates option and every single plate was amazing. The desserts were also incredible. Wonderful service- can't say enough good things about this place!
Ambar is one of my go to restaurants when I’m back in DC. It’s always a delicious, quality meal. The unlimited brunch is a wonderful way to try lots of different plates and is a great value.
Everything we tried was really good especially liked the steak and eggs, veal soup and waffles. We are going to return for the dinner experience. We plan on bringing some friends along
Great service and food
Service was good, food was good, bar area for standing patrons crowds some tables and the place in pretty loud, so dining in a foursome with people who don't project (or hear) well is difficult.
I’ve been to high end restaurants in LA, Vegas, NY and around the world and Ambar is definitely Top 5 of the most delicious I’ve been to. Combined with the all you can eat and very reasonable price, without a doubt I’ll be back again
Our first visit... Excellent experience, great food and service. A very pleasant surprise.
First time and we would go back again with others, the small plate/tapas concept works well here. We absolutely loved the stuffed sour cabbage. The urnebes spread, tenderloin and the drunken noodles were very good as well, and we liked the spicy sausage but we thought the Balkan Kebab - Ćevapi was surprisingly 'ok.' On return, we would try more of the meats and get the stuffed cabbage again.
I’ve been to Ambar several times before, and each time I really feel that it gets better. The food and drinks were amazing, as always (do the Bottomless Balkan!) but what was really impressive this time was the service. We had someone in our party with a severe allergy, and Ambar called and texted to confirm in advance, let us know the chef had already been notified, shared the allergy menu, and the waitress, hostess, and manager all stopped by to check on us and make sure everything was right. It was absolutely fantastic, on top of the phenomenal meal we had. Thank you, Ambar!
I brought my family here over the holidays and they loved it! We also appreciated the dessert at the end.
Excellent food and excellent service :)
An old friend and I went for brunch. We were able to really catch up over good food and good drinks. (The Balkan Experience is a great deal!) It got a little noisy as brunch progressed but it wasn't unbearable.
Amazing food and drinks with perfect unobtrusive service
Service was great and food was fantastic, as usual, which is why I keep coming back with new friends!
The tables are a little closer than I'm used to, but somehow it doesn't feel invasive. At night, the lights are dimly lit (especially upstairs), and the vibe just feels great. The staff are super willing to describe any of the dishes to you, and there are quite attentive.
Great selection of brunch items. Our waiter kept our mimosa glasses full the entire time. Always a treat n
Fantastic experience every time. I have had both the Brunch and Dinner Blakan experiences and they are both very worth the flat price. Never ending food and booze...what is not to love. Waiters are consistently friendly and quick. I recommend this to everyone looking for a different and fun experience in the Barracks Row/Cap Hill area.
$49 for all you can eat and drink seems to good to be true, but it is 100% real! Drink list to pick from includes about 3 or 4 specialty drinks, house red and white wine, and Yuengling beer. My wife had 3 mojito's (which are on the list) and they were some of the best she has had. So after all the food and drinks we had we estimated we were each at about $75 for a bill. Take away the price and the food still stands on it's own. Too many great dishes to list here but be sure most anything you order you will not be disappointed in.
The cuisine at Ambar remains tasty and interesting but the portions have diminished in size since my last visit. It is also a very bustling environment with high noise levels. They tend to push the large meat platter too hard before customers have made their choices.
what can you say about an all-you-can-eat restaurant that provides great table service (no buffet), large menu of very nicely portioned choices from vegies to meat and seafood choices. Trust the waiter to suggest choices that will ensure small plates keep coming to your table so that you are never without anything to eat (or drink.....yes! all you can drink as well....) If you like Mediterranean and specifically Balkan cuisine with a modern twist, that is the place. IMPORTAT: you don't have to select the all-you-can-eat option. A la-carte is available from the same menu. NOT recommended for those with reduced Will Power and/or on a Diet. I am happy I don't live close by otherwise I would be there every week and would need new and larger size pants every few months....
Service was excellent and food was amazing with a wide variety to choose from. Love the $49 small plate offering. Something for everyone
All of the food was so good! We did the Amber Experience with unlimited small plates and drinks and really enjoyed trying so many things!
I’ve never had a bad dish here - we did the bottomless Balkan experience, which I highly recommend. Will continue to keep coming back!
My wife and I really enjoyed the variety of dishes and the vibrant atmosphere.
It was so good! The food was phenomenal. Our waitress was very helpful. We did the Ambar experience and tried about half the menu. Everything was good. Also, my sister has a gluten allergy and they were very experienced and careful. Highly recommend.
The food was ok, but came to quick and seemed to be warmed up in the microwave.
Lunch with my best friend.
The food was amazing and the service was great. We did the Ambar Experience and loved all the dishes and appreciated the help making choices.
Been to Ambar multiple times, with groups and for dates, and it does not disappoint! Great menu serving unlimited small plates and select cocktails for a flat price so I find it very affordable too. Enjoy the ambiance as well and prefer sitting upstairs than downstairs! Friendly service as well!
Great food and wine. Service was excellent
I love the Balkan brunch!
When dining vegetarian here, expect to eat mostly bread and cheese (in various forms). The mushroom crepes are an example. Baltic salad too comes with big hunks of cheese. While the dishes were tasty we'd like more options with vegetables that don't involve bread and cheese.
We were on a date and we even got a complimentary dessert ❤️❤️
Try the unlimited small plate option with drinks included. Great value, very good food. Even though my wife and I are not huge eaters we shared 12 plates and 4 drinks. The couple next to us had 20 plates and were given the option of a doggie bag for their unfinished plates ( I never heard of an all you can eat place allowing take-home!)
Excellent restaurant the Ambar experience is a must! Great value and service we’ll definitely be back.
Our server was a delight and appeared to genuinely enjoy serving us and also made us feel well cared for.
Fantastic food and service—I wish I could remember the waitress’ name—on a balmy Nov 1, sitting outside. Only regret—a few of my favorites arrived toward the end and I could not finish them!
Laura was fantastic! She recommended some excellent tapas!