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Ambar Capitol Hill

4.8
3150 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 3150 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlissaB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service. HIGHLY recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal of the year!

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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

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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.

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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!

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

This place was fantastic and had great food and drinks!

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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
3 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 !

OT
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!

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Samata
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I like Ambar and I am a repeat customer. Our waiter was Kegan and he was very attentive and helpful.

CB
vipChrisB
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service all the way, from hostess to servers and bussers. Food and drinks are always excellent.

AM
AndrejM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great way to taste different Balkan dishes.

MB
vipMaryB
Greensboro
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!!

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

The prices were great and the food was amazing I would definitely go back!

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

We love coming back!!! Ambar never disappoints!!!!

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Sarah
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Had a fabulous Easter brunch. Loved everything we tried. The plates were small enough for the fixed price that we were able to try a wide variety of things. Will 100% come back!!

MS
MargauxS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great concept that allows you to try so many different dishes! The food and drinks were amazing and service was great! Very cozy place! Highly recommend!

CC
ConnerC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food quality is exceptional, great variety and range of flavors to try. The Balkan Experience with the unlimited drinks is a no brainer. Hard to think of another restaurant in the city where you can get this kind of food and drink experience for $75-$80 a person including tip.

JD
JessicaD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was creative and good, and the service was excellent. The only thing I didn't love was the outside seating - very busy street and noisy because of it. Otherwise it was a pleasant experience.

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AliciaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the experience and having the opportunity to taste so many different food choices.

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Anne
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Combination of flavors is unbelievable. Staff is very friendly and flexible. Our waitress was able to suggest something for every one of us from the menu according to our taste. Overall, Great experience.

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solopikolo
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fun place to go with friends who are willing to share small plates and try lots of different foods. They have an all inclusive plan including drinks, a plan for each person to order 3 items plus an antipasto plate with meats, cheeses, veggies and spreads or you can order a la carte if not terribly hungry. There is something for everyone-carnivores, vegetarians, gluten free etc. This is one of the best restaurants on the Hill and great for special occasions.

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daniellew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The ambar experience is well worth the money!

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HeatherD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. It was a little pricey but great food

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Dean
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Hospitality
Amazing Ambiance
Amazing Dining experience!

The food was so flavorful and delicious. Everything we tried was great. Looking forward to our next Ambar experience!

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 3150 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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