Ambassador Dining Room

4.3
96 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
Discover fine Indian fare at the Ambassador Dining Room. This upscale eatery, located in a stylish Roland Park apartment tower, features a beautiful outdoor patio, overlooking a verdant urban oasis. Ambassador Dining Room is a Baltimore favorite, beloved for its luxurious ambiance and white-glove service. The menu features a wealth of northern and southern Indian dishes, with a popular daily lunch buffet and a special Sunday brunch, featuring special combination plates and mimosas made with fresh-squeezed orange juice. The menu includes classic fare, from freshly-made samosas, chicken and fish Tikka Masala to vegetarian staples like Channa Masala and Palak Paneer. Food at Ambassador Dining Room is incredibly fresh and flavorful, paired with homemade breads and basmati rice for the ultimate authentic taste. The restaurant has a full bar, offering classic cocktails, spirits and imported and domestic beers and wines.
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JenniferA
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, and I would not hesitate to book there again.

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vipMmag
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The setting is beautiful in the old Ambassador building. We sat near a fireplace which was very nice since it was a cold night. The service was friendly with attention to detail. However, while the food was good, it honestly not the best Indian food I’ve had. The portions were small and the price was high. As an example, we ordered a shrimp dish for $30 and it contained only 3 shrimp that were over cooked and tough. There are Indian restaurants closer to where we live that have better food at a lower price so unfortunately it won’t be worth it to return.

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Foodwit
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The experience was mediocre, at best. Our server assumed that we were ordering the buffet and offered no information about a regular lunch menu. She also seemed bothered by our questions and any requests that we made. The food was "just okay."
During past visits, which I'm told occurred while under different ownership, the experience was quite different. A member of our party, who was a regular patron of the past Ambassador Dining Room, stated on our way out, "I will never come here again."
Nor will I.

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MosesB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, excellent service, beautiful space.

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RevSASPHD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was decorated beautifully for Christmas with two fireplaces blazing. The tables were more than adequately spaced apart and the wait staff who were just the right amount of attentive were masked. Relaxed , quiet atmosphere with bounteous food made for a festive evening for six. Plus very special attention to my spouse as we celebrated his birthday. This place is a jewel!

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Jordan
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipgrazie2
Baltimore
62 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We w ere four people. Three were satisfied but not The fourth person, the most talented cook in the group, was served N over cooked, dried out main course of shrimp which had the texture of dried out shoe leather and no taste at all. The chef prepared another serving which was undercooked and raw. The owner offered a credit of the course of the entree.

Hopefully this was a unique experience which will not recur should we choose to return

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Pitiful service. Basically non existent.

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BigWillyStyle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Indian Restaurant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipFoodie
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great friendly service, comfy atmosphere.

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vipZacky
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The appetizers and entrees are delicious and the selections are plentiful.

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CDMH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It had been a while since we had gone to the Ambassador. We had heard that it there had been a change in ownership. In the past, the food was always good (though at some point there was a bit of dip in quality, at least in take out). These days, however, it is outstanding. Best Indian food we had in years.

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vipgoodchicnosides
St. Louis
49 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were so helpful and willing to change the spice level to what each person wanted to eat.

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MichaelE
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! Delicious food and great service!
Loved the location.

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Lambie
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always- thanks!

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Audra
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a 7:15 reservation on a Friday night. Waited almost 10 minutes at the host stand before we were seated. Waited 25 minutes at the table, and nobody even came to take our drink order. We got up to leave, and told the manager on the way out that we never had a server come to the table. He argued that "he sent someone over to us." The restaurant was not busy (maybe 12 tables) and they could have been short staffed, but this was pretty unacceptable. I don't believe I've had such poor service anywhere else in Baltimore. We walked around the corner and had a lovely meal at Cypriana.

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viphannasdad
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Service was good. I love the atmosphere - the Ambassador has a great outdoor dining area. There was an issue with the food which I have noted to the owners.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant and food was great. Perfect for a reunion with friends as we ate on the patio.

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timothyd
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful night @ a beautiful place. Very Tasty.

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CathyS
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance is the most special part of dining at The Ambassador. While I would not say the service on the evening of our visit was exceptional(some attentativeness was lacking), it was very good. The food was outstanding. I enjoyed the squash soup immensely, and it was the perfect accompaniment to the first day of autumn. The chicken in my meal was only slightly dry, but everything else was delicious!

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vipFoodie
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with great service at very good prices

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vipFoodlover21210
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The attentive but not intrusive service, the delicious food and the wonderful atmosphere on the patio made for a memorable birthday celebration. It was nice to be back at The Ambassador.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere!

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Rich
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful location and wonderful food

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vipFoodie
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The usual. That is great food, friendly professional service at a very good price. Well done.

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vipPurrfurOrganic
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal fare!

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AnneR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place to have an outdoor meal in Baltimore.

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quietdiner
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have been here several times before and were always very satisfied. This time, not so much.
First, we wanted to redeem a gift card that was a present to us, and the new owner said they do not accept them if purchased before the restaurant changed hands in December 2020. He explained that the previous owner received the money from those purchases and I should check with the prior owner (I did - Peerce's in the county. They say the funds went to the new owners with their purchase. Someone is not telling the truth!).
Anyway, the food. They no longer provide rice in bowls at the table so you can take the amount you want, they put a mound on each plate in the kitchen before bringing the plates (if you want some to take home don't eat it all). The portions for dinner meals such as chicken tikka masala are much less than before (too little for the price). My favorite dish, which was an apricot chicken (mish mishya?) is no longer on the menu. The kheer lacked pistachios, instead topped with some candied fruit pieces (it's much better with pistachios). The Kashmiri naan had the same candied fruit in it which turned the bread and slivered almonds pink.
Overall, we were disappointed.

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vipQuaack
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner spot! Lovely atmosphere and the chef is very accommodating to prepare dishes made mild for families. Highly recommend. 👍🏻

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GerdK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were running late, the staff went out of their way to still feed us. Really good customer service, and, as always, amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Did not honor reservation for outside seating, even though outside seating was chosen as an option and written in the comments. Went elsewhere.

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vipLongtimeFan
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful! Beautiful setting.

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CarolO
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out in the beautiful garden and enjoyed a delicious dinner with excellent service. It made our special occasion truly special!

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JPFB
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing 20th Wedding Anniversary meal. Amazing experience, delicious dinner & wonderful people.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Servers were socially awkward and not super friendly. Food was not that great and we left before ordering an entree

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Mothers dat

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ScottG
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place for graduations and Mother’s Day.

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JeanneN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience5

The food was very good, as was the table service. The ambience was lovely on the terrace albeit a bit chilly. The problem came when we paid the bill. We gave the server our credit card. She in turn gave it to the manager to process. He came back to us and said we had not left a credit card. He was very defensive. We looked all over the restaurant to no avail. Our dinner companions paid for dinner. No apologies or offer for any compensation was offered. We had to immediately cancel the card and go through the hassle of notifying all our automated payments. It left a very bad taste in our mouth. To top it off, the manager found the lost card two days later! Very bad service on the part of the manager.

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vipFoodie
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food personable service at an outstanding price

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ambassador Dining Room using the Order Online button. Ambassador Dining Room also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 366-1484.

Ambassador Dining Room is rated 4.3 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.

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.