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“Great food, nice atmosphere, good service”
Review of Ambar Capitol Hill

Ambar Capitol Hill
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Ranked #5 of 3,482 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Eastern European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Description: We proudly invite our guests at Ambar to enjoy the first Dining without Limits Experience in the United States. This unique concept allows diners to savour over 40 dishes and to reorder their favorites without limitations. Ambar embraces everyone with a warm, friendly atmosphere replicating the at home experience. While we may be thousands of miles from the Balkans, with Ambar our fabled, ENDLESS hospitality is ever present. Our new dining approach transforms the traditional experience of ordering an appetizer and entree per person, to gathering around the table for a feast. Our guests enjoy authentic dishes within different categories, like grilled meats and seafood, slow-cooked fare, authentic spreads, baked flatbreads, and pies. Everyone who visits us is welcome to explore 40 unique dishes and the indigenous Balkan premium wines, as well as an expansive collection of traditional brandy called rakia. ZIVELI & WELCOME TO A NEW WAY OF DINING WHERE QUALITY MEETS EXPERIENCE AND VALUE
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Loved this restaurant. First the food is fabulous. I asked the waiter for suggestions and they did not steer me wrong. The staff was extremely nice and very accomodating. I couldn't find a seat at the bar and so they sat me at a table very quickly. I think their set price at $49 for all you can eat with others is very good deal.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Sanja S, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2016

Hello,

Thank you for reviewing us with a five-star rating.
We love that you took notice of all the effort we make to create a wonderful dining experience.

We can’t wait for your next visit.

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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Because it is number one on Trip advisor, in a huge town, we expected a lot.
And yes you can expect a lot.
Food is on a really high quality, service excellent, and the apricot schnaps at the bar makes the whole thing to a perfect evening. We really can recommend that place.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Sanja S, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2016

Hi,

Thank you for reviewing us with so many compliments.

It was an honor to have had you as a guest.

We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed August 29, 2016

I'd been wanting to eat at Ambar for quite some time. The menu was intriguing, and I'd heard good things. Nothing could prepare me for the delightful dinner I shared with my roommate. Stefan, our waiter, was as conscientious and charming as he was informative and entertaining. I highly recommend you ask for him. We ordered The Balkan Experience, unlimited tapas but no booze at $35 (the Experience with unlimited food and alcohol is a very reasonable $49). He offered to choose "the best of the best" of the menu for us, and we ate until we were stuffed. All in all, it was a fantastic dinner experience, one I will enjoy again and again.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Sanja S, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2016

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant.
Your compliments about our specialties mean a lot to us.

We look forward to being your hosts again soon.

Kind regards.

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Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere is great. The selection of amazing dishes is endless as are the drinks (49.00 special is the only way to really do Ambar)
Waiter was extremely knowledgeable and ordered everything for us. Everything he choose we loved. Excellent place. Amazing food. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Sanja S, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

Hi,

Thanks a lot for the kind words. :)

We definitely hope to see you at Ambar in the near future.

Best regards,
Sanja S

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Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Balkan food served small plate style. Great atmosphere I felt as if we were visiting the home of the people who were hosting us. Stefan had an excellent knowledge of the menu and of the regional food which they serve. Highlights for me were the peanut crusted pork tenderloin and the stuffed cabbage although everything was excellent that we had. $50 for all you can eat and drink. Unbelievable value. Nivand
the server assistant was very friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Sanja S, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

Hello,

Thank you for leaving a review. We’re honored to hear that you had such a pleasant experience.

We hope to see you again. :)

Best regards,
Sanja S

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