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Ambar Capitol Hill

4.8
3053 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

Support Ambar Capitol Hill during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3053 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNicoleC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambar did a great job to ensure we felt comfortable under COVID guidelines, which didn't take away from the exceptional quality of service and food.

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KCFoodie
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. I will be back. Thank you!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Server was knowledgeable and really gave us a great tour of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Z was the best server! She was so fun and attentive. Thanks Z!

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vipAnaS
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were completely wowed and will be back. Food was incredible, service amazing. Everything was made fresh to order and we didn’t feel like they cut any corners. Thoroughly enjoyable evening

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Casey
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this is my new favorite restaurant. For $55 a person, we had endless food and drinks. Not to mention the food was insanely delicious, our fav may have been the lamb lasagna. I’d recommend this place to anyone. You get more than what you pay for- so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great deal so be able to sample so many dishes! Great service, I’ll be back!

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JohnnyTsu
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best small plates restaurant in the city. Hands down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun date spot

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vipCandaceG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Ambar, we have a fantastic time every time we go. The food is delicious and unique. Rufiya is the best waitress.

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JanK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, service was fine, ambiance was not the same as before the pandemic but that is understandable. I spent a lot of time in the Balkans and the food at Ambar is about as authentic as you can get without actually being in the Balkans.

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MicahB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect date night for Valentine’s Day. Thank you guys for making it go so smoothly.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Perfect! Great food, Atmosphere and excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!

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Maitilyn
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining at Ambar Capitol Hill. Food was delicious and service was wonderful. I appreciated the tables being spread out for covid dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing bottomless brunch!!!

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S1987
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The experience started out great. The server was attentive, and the waitstaff was outstanding. About halfway through the waitstaff was still outstanding with getting our food, but the server somewhat disappeared. Don't get me wrong it is good to socialize with the tables but don't neglect the other tables you have. There was a table behind us who had waited for the server for about 20-25 minutes and walked out. We had already started and had our food, but we were doing bottomless brunch so was hoping to get a couple more visits to see if we wanted a refill. I would be more understanding if the room was busy, etc. but the socializing to a point to neglect the other tables...I just wish our experience ended the same way it started.

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NiVil
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing and the service really good. We would definitely recommend it anytime! Real good value for the money!

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vipjoank
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to take friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Our bartender (pronounced tee-gron) took great care of us. We originally intended to just get a few drinks before going to a different place across the street, but the food and drinks at Ambar quickly convinced us to stay there. We have visited well over 40 restaurants in DC, and hands down this was our favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! We really enjoyed our experience as always. This is one on my fave go to brunch spots in DC

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Linda
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted great and the service was excellent!

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Dcpss
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. The all you can eat small plate menu is a great deal. And so fun. Let’s you try all kinds of dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Love the food and service

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Momo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect except they never brought over the pork neck meat that I ordered.

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vipStephen
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants for a relaxed, no hassle meal. And the place to go when you’re hungry. The food is always great.

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KaraH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of my favorite restaurant in DC. The wide array of small plate options is amazing and every single one is absolutely delicious!

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Jayindahood
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a great place! I've been going for years for all you can eat & drink. Hit for all you can eat lunch - great deal regularly & even better for Restaurant Week. Food is outstanding & so nice to have huge variety. Moist salon, delicious sauces, unusual breads, tender kale salad, etc.

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vipMarie
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for the first time during Restaurant Week - the plates were delicious, the drinks generous, and the staff very friendly.

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VictoriaB
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Really excellent deal on the unlimited small plates plus drinks for restaurant week. Most small plates were quite good

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vipCatchingup
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely outdoor date night fir restaurant week. I think our server’s name was Corlion. We enjoyed the fun variety of plates for the great price. I especially live the dips, the lamb lasagna, and the braised beef with frites. Oh and the kale salad too! Tiny plates so we enjoyed many dishes. Arriving around 1820 on a weeknight resulted in a great seating option between two heaters. We will be back of course.

JP
JeffP
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great restaurant week value and they also have a good happy hour.

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DiAra
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small plates and unlimited drinks! Nice atmosphere and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Ambar to celebrate my birthday. The food, drinks, and service were excellent as usual. All of their dishes are excellent, but for the best value and to get a true taste of all Ambar offers, I recommend ordering the Balkan experience which allows you to get unlimited small plates. I love this restaurant and their VA location, and I highly recommend them to anyone in the DC area.

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DariaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service here is always amazing! we love coming here.

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BrittanyK
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambar is one of our favorite spots in DC but this was our first experience there during Covid. We’re pretty Covid cautious so we made a reservation for outdoor seating. We were surprisingly comfortable for a cold January evening! There was a heater directly next to our table and the food was served quickly and piping hot. Very impressed. Ambar never disappoints!

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snowy
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and authentic to Balkan cuisine. A great modern twist to it. Everything there is fantastic.

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CannonD
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great option for friends to celebrate an occasion. The cocktails are delicious and the food is solid as well. $65 all you can eat/drink is incredible!

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Shand
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing. Service was great and food was amazing. Definitely coming back.

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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 813-3039.

Ambar Capitol Hill is rated 4.8 stars by 3053 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 bookings at the moment.

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