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Ambar Capitol Hill

4.8
3000 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 & 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Starting Feb 14, 2021

Ambar Capitol Hill is open for Valentine's day. Stay tuned for more information.

What 3000 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.7
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulianaH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, server was excellent at helping us navigate the menu and keeping plates flowing our way. Recommend highly.

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JACOB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and services. Good social distancing in restaurant for couples. Will be back soon!

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NaomiT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot full of character, good service and very tasty food.

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NatashaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

BRUNCH: Delicious food, tapas style. Mimosas are good. Service is quick.

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LROme
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

the all you can eat & drink option is a steal! and all the food is delicious

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PREE
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious. Cheese pie is a must to get. Bottomless Brunch was great

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Cierra1824
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Out to celebrate a friends birthday and really like one last outing before DC closes indoor dinning. Ambar is always a favor so had to return one last time. Food was good and service was good. Brunch is always a favorite. Thank you for having us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time going there. Everything was amazing! The food was absolutely delicious and the adult beverages were on point. The customer service was outstanding! We were referred by a friend and Ambar didn’t disappoint. We’ll definitely go again and again and again.

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David
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I visit Ambar weekly because I like everything about Ambar. I take my business associates and friends to Ambar. They really enjoy their experience at Ambar and they would visit on their own.

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vipKatT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

They've set up a good outdoor space though it is on the sidewalk so folks will be walking passed you. Indoors is distanced save the back room that was packed with people in December 2020. Great food, great value to have the all you can eat package if you and your table are hungry!

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BronwenH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I loved our meal at Ambar Capital Hill! The meal was $35 per person, and then we got to choose ANYTHING from the menu--as much of whatever as we wanted. It was like an extremely classy buffet, where your food is all brought to you ;D Highlights were the deep fried chiles, the cauliflower, the asparagus, the brussel sprouts, and the forest gnocchi dessert. 10/10!

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MarkoN
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very good and the ambiance was perfect (music, lighting, etc...)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat outside. Food was excellent. Service was great. A real neighborhood gem!

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SouthernCharm
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING!!! Service was spectacular & we haven’t stopped talking about how amazing the food was. The $55 unlimited drinks & plates deal is so beyond worth it & our server was our best friend by the end of the night. Get the mango lemonade cocktail!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect! Great food, drinks. And service!

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joshB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unreal, food unbelievably tasty and they consistently come back to your table so you can order as much as you want.

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Carebear00
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a great time when I come here! Great staff and food, the perfect place

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SlamDunk
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Such a great thing to try so many new things at once. Very well managed. Food is plentiful and wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best experience every time. The amazing staff always makes me feel welcome and the food is always consistently delicious, plus always evolving. Highly recommend to eat here.

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Maps
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

It was our first time at Ambar and we really enjoyed ourselves, we were there for dinner, had the unlimited dinner and drinks, we were there for almost 3hrs and the service was good!!!

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YaminiM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely love the restaurant and will keep coming here as regularly as possible. Their sourdough bread is to die for and is the best bread any restaurant has ever offered in lieu of amuse bouche. Their brunch menu no longer has the skim milk spread which i will miss. However, their charcuterie board option is just as good. Last time, I was here with my Husband on our wedding day for our post brunch celebration. We had invited 11 guests and all of them thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The variety of food was impressive but mediocre on taste. Nothing really stood out to wow us. The service and set up was nice. Very attentive throughout.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service, and vibes. 10/10 would come again.

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IC123
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch food and strong drinks. Always a great go-to brunch spot.

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JoshB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely the best brunch experience so far in D.C. The food was Tapas style, and came quick. Everything we ate was delicious, and the drinks were also delicious and plentiful. Highly recommend going.

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rohit
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was very tasty especially the lamb lasagna ! Value for money and the staff was also very friendly and the ambience was apt. Will definitely re visit this place.

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Pedreaux
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My girlfriend and I had dinner here to celebrate my 33rd birthday. We tried most of everything on the menu. I say most, because we got quite full. Everything was delicious! Highlights for us was the ajvar, stuffed cabbage, stuffed pepper, and the goulash! For me the plum rakia was the icing on the cake! The service was outstanding! We’ll certainly be back!

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Caprice
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always have a great experience at Ambar. The food is great and the drinks are strong! That's all I ever want in life.

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TMTE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I LOVE Ambar and thought the food was excellent but there were so many drunk people in one spot during brunch it borderline felt like a bar, which is not great during COVID times. I will wait until after the pandemic before I go back.

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NinaR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing ambiance. Great food. Wonderful staff. I would highly recommend it to everyone! Can’t wait to visit DC again and go to Ambar.

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JasonW
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Was a really nice experience. Would strongly recommend. Food was great and nice service.

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KathleenW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and table service excellent, as I've always found at Ambar. But what really stood out about this visit was the extraordinary efforts of the staff to accommodate our desires about sitting outside versus inside in light of the ever-changing forecast for a rainstorm. They were extremely understanding and gracious about our equally changing views about whether or not we were willing to sit inside for a short period of time. Such a welcoming atmosphere, notwithstanding the fact that pandemic preferences and unpredictable weather are obviously stressful for the restaurant itself.

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NathanI
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

I loved the ambiance and the food. It was very COVID safe even indoors, lots of distance between us and other diners. It's definitely a bit pricy, but you know that going in.

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ChenteseS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was amazing! Our waiter Tommy was very at tentative. They were also very accommodating by letting us sit at the table next to our friends who had also booked.

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Jacy
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This was my second time eating at Ambar, and it was somehow even better than the first. I went with two friends, and we ordered the “Ambar Experience,” the all-you-can-eat for $x, and it was worth it. The service was amazing- attentive without being intrusive, and the bartender’s rec for the Old Fashioned was on-point. Between the three of us, we probably tried two-thirds of the menu, and almost everything was excellent. Even the things we weren’t as fond of were still *good.*

Favorites included the cauliflower in pesto, the charcuterie/hummus sampler, the chicken 串儿 (on a stick? whatever that word it), the drunken oysters, and the veal soup. But really- it’s hard to go wrong.

We also felt as safe as we could be while eating out during a pandemic. We sat at the bar, and we were the only people in our area of the restaurant. The other tables were all a good 10 feet away, and everyone wore masks when not eating. The servers were also masked and were as respectful of distance as they could be.

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vipJosh
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and always great staff. Would highly recommend the Ambar Experience!

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Heather
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Love the all you can eat brunch and dinner menu! Drinks were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was just as great as I remembered and so was the service! The heat lamps also made dining outside comfortable on a cool fall night.

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Weduwo
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The service was awesome. Our server was really fantastic. I think his name was Constantine...he made our time very fun and enjoyable. My friend who came to dinner and he was so accommodating.

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vipCHARLESG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just Fantastic!!

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 3000 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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