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Ambassador Dining Room

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Indian, Balti
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3811 Canterbury Rd, Baltimore, MD 21218-2340
410-366-1484
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Indian, but need labels

The food here is very, very good. Have enjoyed every meal here. The buffet is a real bargain, but I wish they had labels for things, as I can't eat lamb. The staff gets mixed reviews, either really good or very distant. We prefer the garden room to the dining room, which is quite dark.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Daniel M
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West Chester
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  • Large groups
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West Chester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food here is very, very good. Have enjoyed every meal here. The buffet is a real bargain, but I wish they had labels for things, as I can't eat lamb. The staff gets mixed reviews, either really good or very distant. We prefer the garden room to the dining room, which is quite dark.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Excellent Indian Cuisine in served in a delightful atmosphere. We frequently dine at this restaurant when in Baltimore, and have never been disappointed with the food, service and ambiance. Located in an upscale residential building, weather permitting the terrace can be opened, but our unseasonable rainy day prevented this on this last visit.

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Baltimore, MD
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Once upon a time, the Ambassador was able to justify its high prices with its dignified atmosphere and tasty Indian offerings. No more. The room is still pleasant, but the cuisine is mediocre: sauces are bland and the lamb, in particular, is of poor quality. The portions are tiny (they're even stingy with the rice), and the service is erratic.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Ambassador restaurant sits in a beautiful setting in a lovely section of Baltimore's Guilford neighborhood. My wife and I have been here twice for their Indian lunch buffet which i thought was too BLAND for our taste. The setting is lovely but the food is too bland. They're much more better options for Indian food in the city.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My son and I were looking for a restaurant close to the hotel. The Ambassador is within walking distance of the hotel and worth every step! The Indian food is "the real deal." I visited India in 1993; the food and atmosphere at The Ambassador took me back in time to that visit.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of my favourite Indian restaurants in Baltimore. It is snugged away in the residential area around the university, so quite easy to miss it. But the decor is exquisite, menu comprehensive and food quite delicious. The outdoor garden seating with fireplace adds a certain charm to this place, and makes you want to turn up again and again. Food... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great Indian food, nice ambiance, good menu selection. We sat next to the fire and watched the snow come down for a really nice valentine's dinner. We ordered the appetizer plate, chicken tikka masala, palak paneer, and garlic naan. The service was prompt. My only complaint was how closely you are seated next to other tables. They needed some background... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We came from Washington DC with a hungry stomach.. Food is delicious and quality of the food is really good. We had a buffet. Good number of options for vegetarian. First one to have these many options for vegetarian in American restaurant I have been so far.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

After reading all the very positive reviews on Tripadvisor, I can't believe we sent to the same restaurant. This was supposed to be a special occasion, but it was anything but that. The texture of my beef entree was that of stew meat. The shish kebab my wife ordered was some sort of mystery meat. We were seated in the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This gem of an Indian restaurant in an old grand Tudor style apartment building. The dining room is classical Colonial Indian as is the cuisine. The dining room is very comfortable and the porch and garden seating is lovely with sparkling white lights. The tandoori is good and all traditional cuisine is gently done , not overly spicey. There is... More 

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Additional Information about Ambassador Dining Room

Address: 3811 Canterbury Rd, Baltimore, MD 21218-2340
Phone Number: 410-366-1484
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $25 to $40
Cuisine: Indian, Balti

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3811 Canterbury Rd, Baltimore, MD 21218-2340
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: 410-366-1484

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $25 to $40
  • Cuisine: Indian, Balti

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?