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Ambar Capitol Hill

523 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
+1 202-813-3039
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (133 reviews)
“cheese pie” (71 reviews)
“stuffed cabbage” (50 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
523 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Ambar Capitol Hill
1. Unlimited Balkan Experience
"Order the Balkan experience, you cannot go wrong"
TinyMangoBell
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2. Authentic Balkan Food
"Delicious Serbian/Pan-Balkan cuisine."
Justin B
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3. Real Balkan Hospitality
"My new favorite restaurant! Our waiter made our experience even better"
Ana B
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1 - 10 of 1,315 reviews

Reviewed today

Such delicious food, and great service. In addition to the many right and tasty small plates we ordered, our server was gracious enough to serve a bottle of champagne that a friend had ordered remotely for a birthday celebration. Would absolutely come back.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Hannah S
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Rarely does one find a gem like this place! The food was spectacular - everything we tried was phenomenal. The service was also spot-on. Everyone was warm, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Make sure you do the all-you-can-eat special and try add much as you can!...More

Date of visit: January 2018
5  Thank Geekyblonde
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We’re thrilled that you enjoyed our food and service. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Ambar

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The service was excellent. The food was extremely tasty and the drinks were perfect. The Ambar Experience was a great value as well

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kirk S
Reviewed yesterday

Our waitress was awesome. She was fun, intelligent and kept the food coming in a timely manner. Some of the food was amazing, like the lamb and brussel spouts. Some of the food was just okay, like the steak tartar. There were three plates of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our Saturday night adventure into Ambar Capitol Hill was a success. Our family of 4 decided to go with the unlimited small plates for 2 hours for $35 per person. The offerings were exotic Eastern European dishes of veal, lamb, and steak tartar which were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank captmimm
Reviewed 3 days ago

The birthday girl selected Ambar as the place to celebrate her birthday. What a way to spend an evening! We did the all-you-can-eat "tapas" menu. Two+ hours later, the six of us had eaten a TON of food that just seemed to come out one-after-the-other...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At lunch time, Ambar has a special offer of "The Ambar Express" which is a fantastic deal of all you can eat/choose from a wide selection of the menu, in unlimited quantities. The food is delicious and there is enough choice for meat-lovers, pescatarians and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Manori W
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Manori, Thank you for your visit and great feedback. It's great to hear you had a pleasant lunch with us, we're delighted you left our restaurant full and happy. We hope to have the pleasure of being your hosts again. Kind regards, Ambar

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a bit of a fortuitous find. Balkan food? what the heck is that? It's good - that's what it is. Sorta Greek, sorta Turkish, sorta Persian. All delicious. There were four of us and we had the all-you-can-eat package including drinks. $50 a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MarkfromtheIsland
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Mark, It was a pleasure hosting you and introducing you to Balkan cuisine. We're thrilled you enjoyed it so much and found our unlimited offer to be a good deal. Thank you for reviewing and recommending us to other diners. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the Ambar experience (all you can eat small plates and selected drinks for $49 or if you don’t drink like me, it’s $35). The server was very friendly and welcoming. The food came out little by little as they say it will and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hollied556
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for the a great review, it was a pleasure hosting you. We're pleased you liked exploring our menu and enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for sharing your menu favorites! See you soon, Ambar

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really love this restaurant, they made from fresh ingredients. their have great menu selection and they are all delicious. We took the option for all you can eat and that was the best choice for us since their food are ridiculously awesome 😍

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 123ru_0k
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, We're glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us. We hope you'll visit us agian soon! Kind regards, Ambar

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kellycN2287PF
October 17, 2018|
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Response from 128amaryllisf | Reviewed this property |
I second the yes :) Full bar and a separate full menu to get meals.
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kellycN2287PF
October 17, 2018|
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Response from mmcutbirth | Reviewed this property |
I do recall seeing a bar upstairs.
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Susan642013
September 19, 2018|
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Response from Edvina I | Property representative |
Dear Susan, Yes, we do accommodate large groups. However, groups with more than 15 guests have to be private contracted events and it requires a signing a contract with food and beverage minimum. Please contact us at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 523 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-813-3039
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