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Tue, 3/19
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


$5 - $34
Eastern European, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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per person19.99
Express Lunch
unlimited small plates / must be enjoyed by entire table
beef prosciutto / smoked lamb prosciutto / aged cheese / pork cracklings / kajmak / ajvar / urnebes / pickled vegetables / homemade bread
Meat - Pita Sa Mesom
veal & beef / crispy phyllo / garlic yogurt
Cheese - Pita Sa Sirom
crispy phyllo / cheese / cucumber yogurt / spinach
Veal - Teleća Krem Čorba
root vegetables / creme fraiche
Tomato - Paradajz Supa
homemade basil pesto
Balkan - Šopska Salata
tomato / peppers / cucumber / onion / aged cheese
kale / shaved carrots / apples / endive / pine nuts / elderflower lemon dressing
mixed greens / panko-crusted mozzarella / crispy bacon / roasted pepper / pomegranate dressing
Pickled Cabbage
smoked paprika oil
Grilled Asparagus* - Špargle
thyme veloute / roasted squash / quail egg
Brussels Sprouts
applewood smoked bacon / lemon & garlic yogurt
Ambar Fries - Krompirići
chives / homemade spices / red peppercorn
Piquillo Pepper Croquette
panko breaded & stuffed with cheese / kalamata jam
Balkan Zucchini - Pohovane Tikvice
fried zucchini / tzatziki / cucumber
Mushroom Pilav - Pilav Sa Pečurkama
root vegetables / rice / cremini mushroom
Cabbage Casuela - Podvarak
braised cabbage / dried pepper / yogurt
Marinated Three Peppers
spicy / mild / stuffed with cheese
Baked Beans
onion / dried pepper / paprika
Lamb Lasagna - Lasanja Sa Jagnjetinom
dill bechamel / garlic yogurt / eggplant / tomato
Stuffed Sour Cabbage - Sarma
pork belly / tomato sauce / arborio rice / yogurt
Stuffed Pepper - Punjena Paprika
beef & pork / root vegetables / dill sauce
Beef Short Rib Goulash - Gulaš
trofie pasta / root vegetables / parsley-bacon butter
All our meats are prepared on a charcoal grill
Steak Tartare* - Tartar Biftek
pork cracklings / onion / capers / house pickled vegetable
Balkan Kebab - Ćevapi
house ground beef & veal / onion / paprika
Chicken Skewers - Pileći Ražnjić
kajmak sauce / pickles
Wild Boar Patty - Gurmanska
bacon / smoked gouda / pickles / pesto
Grilled Pork Neck - Svinjski Vrat
mashed potatoes / miso-mustard sauce
Pork Sausage - Svinjska Kobasica
housemade mustard sauce
Pulled Pork - Trgana Prasetina
slow cooked pork / mashed potatoes / cabbage slaw
urnebes / lettuce / tomato
pickled cucumber / dill sour cream
Pork Belly
coleslaw / pepper fresno / horseradish dressing
Fried Chicken
apple wasabi salsa / almond crusted chicken / lettuce
Fried Fish
tartar sauce / organic slaw
lettuce / ajvar emulsion / cucumber tzatziki
Sesame Crusted Salmon* - Losos
harissa / arugula / poppy seed dressing
Drunken Mussels - Dagnje
rakija / capers / lemon / cream
Rainbow Trout - Pastrmka
mediterranean salsa / potato salad / onion
Grilled Shrimp - Grilovani Gambor
corn puree / aged cheese
Crispy Smelt - Girice
tartar sauce
Grilled Calamari - Lignje
marinated fenel / fresh gremolata
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very nice place. They serve smaller portions of food in order to let you try a lot of different things. My wife and I came here for an anniversary dinner, we enjoyed the food, service was great as well. Definitely recommend this place.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 18maximb
Reviewed 3 days ago

We've visited here a few times in recent months and are never disappointed. Their meat (we've had various lamb and pork dishes, as well as the veal meat pie) and seafood (calamari and mussels) in particular are excellent, but really, everything here is great. They...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lilyremake
Reviewed 5 days ago

We celebrated two family birthdays this past Sunday. We did the $35 family style plan so we could try a little of everything. Long story short, everything was wonderful. The meat pies were my favorite. We were first timers and the staff was friendly and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 685JohnD685
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate here for the first time on his birthday because we wanted to try a different cuisine in a upscale restaurant. Ambar was definitely that. Our waitress Yana was super friendly and she encouraged us to try dishes we never would've...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Bruna M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fantastic and came out at a great pace. Can't beat the $35 pricetag for the amazing food. To top it all off our server Ivona was perfect. All and all I will definitely dine here again!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ceratv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had my birthday dinner at Ambar last Sunday night in Clarendon. It was outstanding. Great food, great wine, great service. The $35 "Ambar Experience" is an excellent deal. Unlimited tapas plates for 2 hours, and they come out quick! We particularly enjoyed the Quinoa...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ScottB715
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing meal at Ambar! My granddaughter said their mussels were to die for - the best she’s ever eaten! The food was exceptionally good, and such a nice variety using the ‘small plates’ option. We had Ambar salad, lamb pâté, shrimp, mussels,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Teesyl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were there for the first time, and took advantage of the $19.99 lunch express, for all the small plates you want. Nothing was less than good, and several were outstanding. The pork sausage, with an excellent spicy mustard, was fantastic, as...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KSH50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small plate format, with an interesting selection of "Balkan" offerings, which is essentially Eastern and Central European meets Middle Eastern. We've eaten here for lunch and dinner several times, and every time the meal was outstanding and the service top notch. Fun, casual atmosphere. Recommend...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank McBragg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is nice to have a Balkan restaurant right in your neighborhood. The menu is unique and I enjoy trying dishes on the menu that I like and have never tried before. The staff are extremely helpful with any questions you may have about the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank giannil899
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Only WE, sometimes only Sunday in Clarendon. You can book outside but it could be noisier.
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