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2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3807
+1 703-875-9663
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Eastern European, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3807
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I usually come here on weekdays with my friends and we always have a good time. We always ask for Levi, he’s super attentive and nice. Highly recommend!

Thank Esmeralda N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Perfect night! Amazing server Levi was great. Drinks were exactly what we were looking for and the dessert was to die for. Great Clarendon Choice. Super happy I found this place!

Thank Arely A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Levi was great! He was so knowledgeable on the menu. Great recommendation. Great night thank you so much!

Thank melissaguila93
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place was great for a few reasons. First, the food itself was good. I like food from this region of the world, so I knew it would go over well. Second, It is small plates (which I generally hate, but for $35 each for...More

Thank Rollie B
Edvina I, Menadžer za odnose sa gostima at Ambar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Rollie, Wow! Thanks for the awesome review. It’s always a good feeling to know we’re doing things right. Stop by and see us again soon. Best, Ambar

Reviewed 5 days ago

Our first visit to Ambar with some friends was so fantastic that we are going to add this to our "must do" places whenever we are back in Arlington. We were joined by some friends and we opted for the single price, unlimited Tapas. The...More

Thank Rick H
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Rick, It's an absolute pleasure to read your review. We're absolutely delighted we introduced you to a new cuisine and that you enjoyed every minute of your meal. We'll be sure to pass your compliments to Christian. Thank you for recommending us, we're looking...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Serbian food should be filled with distinct flavours. The dishes from lamb to Calamari just missed. It should have been betterMore

Thank Dorten
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your visit and review. We're sorry you found our food underwhelming. Thank you for your suggestion, we will be sure to consider them as we work on improving our restaurant. We hope you'll visit us again and give us another chance...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I eat at Ambar every chance we get, even though we live about 75 miles away from the restaurant. We go to the D.C. area several times a year and always make a point to go to this great place. The food...More

Thank Platinum2VA
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, It’s always a pleasure to receive feedback from a regular guest, especially when it’s so positive. We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to many more dining experiences. Regards, Ambar

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are no full meals, only appetizer sizes, so you end up spending a lot for dinner. They do have deal where you get almost unlimited samples for a higher price.More

Thank emolina22206
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry we didn't manage to meet your expectations. We hope you'll visit us again and try out our Unlimited Experience. It is truly unlimited and truly the best way to enjoy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was fabulous. New cuisine for me & my friend and I loved it (visited the downtown DC location). Wait staff friendly and informative - but overworked. Noisy. Looking forward to trying the Arlington location.

Thank Robin F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service are exceptional I will récord this place to any one that wants to have great food in a nice environment near DuPont Circle

Thank Claudia E
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Claudia, Thank you for the great review. It's always amazing to read feedback from a happy guest. See us again soon! Best, Ambar

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June 10, 2018|
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Response from TravelingCat22 | Reviewed this property |
Only WE, sometimes only Sunday in Clarendon. You can book outside but it could be noisier.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:45 AM
11:15 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:45 AM
11:15 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:45 AM
11:15 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:45 AM
11:15 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:45 AM
11:15 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-875-9663
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Our aim is to put together the finest products of the New World and Old World for your dining pleasure. Perennially on the edge of great empires, the Balkans owes much of its food culture to its history, geography, and climate. The term Balkan is generally believed to come from the Byzantine word meaning: "a chain of wooded mountains." With a desire to introduce Virginia to cutting edge Balkan cuisine, we created a dining space that will delight and indulge the senses. Primarily featuring "small plates," Ambar also offers wines and spirits from the Balkans not often experienced by the American diner. Ambar showcases the best dishes from the Balkan Peninsula with a modern twist. These dishes are presented artfully, with modern combinations that deliver the flavor profiles in a unique way. Serbian natives Ivan Iricanin and Uros Smiljanic developed the menu with the help of Executive Chef Dejan Pilovic .
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