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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%
Travellers talk about
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All hours
CUISINES
Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
523 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I reserved a table here after reading rave reviews, and it did not disappoint. Though I was skeptical when our taxi dropped us off in a particularly sketchy neighborhood (don't walk around at night), I was pleasantly surprised by the interior of the little restaurant...More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to Ambar. I came to DC to meet up witha friend and said that this place I had to eat at. I immediately made reservations. I really like tapas style food so this was just what I liked. My friend...More

2  Thank asnow815
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

8th street SE is a bit of a foodie strip with Rosa luxury just down the road. Not wanting to line up we stopped in at Ambar. We very much enjoyed our meal. We had the $35 ‘all you can eat’ small plates menu and...More

Thank feverman01
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello there, Thank you for the great review. It’s great to hear that you were satisfied with our unlimited offer and our drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best regards, Ambar team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a long time resident of Capitol Hill with a fondness for Eastern European culture and history, I was delighted when Ambar opened years ago. It is my favorite venue for lunch with friends and colleagues. The servers are first rate--attentive and kind. My favorite...More

1  Thank Sally S
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Sally, Thank you for the wonderful review. We’re glad to hear that we left you with a good impression and encouraged your interest in Eastern European culture. It’s a pleasure to have you as a regular guest, since this is truly the best compliment...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ambar is a fabulous restaurant. It's a little loud, and always busy, but well worth the trip. For $49 you get the Balkan experience - an all you can eat small plates tasting menu. Rail drinks and house cocktails included! Out of the 15 or...More

Thank necessaryevil91
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello there, Thank you for the incredible review. We’re happy that you enjoyed our unlimited offer and the overall atmosphere of our restaurant. We’re looking forward to your next visit! Best, Ambar team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit our daughter in Washington DC as often as we can, travelling from Connecticut and we ALWAYS come here to Ambar!! The food is absolutely delicious with the largest menu choices anywhere!! Couple that with all the drinks you can enjoy open bar with...More

Thank Christine Q
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Christine, Thank you for your wonderful review. It’s a pleasure to hear that you and your family enjoy Ambar and make a point of visiting every time you pass through DC. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best regards, Ambar team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family went to Ambar on a Thursday night. The food, service and ambiance was so amazing that we returned a second time 48 hours later! The diverse selection of "tastes" If you get the opportunity go to dinner and order “The Taste of the...More

Thank Johndrew482
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for the incredible review. It brought a smile to our faces. We’re happy that we were able to leave you with a good impression of our food and service and that you decided to visit us again so soon. That is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our 6th Anniversary at Ambar. The waitress was amazing and made sure that our experience at Ambar was amazing. The food was excellent and I would highly recommend going to the Ambar if you want some great food.

Thank Dennis-Michelle F
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We’re excited that we could make your anniversary celebration even more special and memorable. Looking forward to your next visit! Best regards, Ambar

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous food, friendly servers. The Balkan Experience is an incredible deal. Everything there was delicious! I only wish I live in DC so I could go more often.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for the fabulous review. We’re happy that we exceeded your expectations with our unlimited offer and our service. Hope we see you again on your next visit to DC! Best regards, Ambar

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were visiting DC, on our way to Florida. We decided to check this place out, and we had amazing time! Restaurant is beautiful and atmosphere is pleasant. It was Friday night and restaurant was packed! Staff is well mannered, and polite....More

Thank Никола Р
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Nikola, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We’re pleased to read your impressions of our Balkan Unlimited Experience and service. We’ll make sure Milica and Maya receive your compliments. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Ambar

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Michele Sapp B
30 August 2017|
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Response from Buttersmom_TC | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. I don't remember seeing a kids menu. Nor do I see any kids there.
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Josie577
2 August 2017|
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Response from idrbdub | Reviewed this property |
There are gluten free options. Servers were very helpful. You can ask.
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JacDavis1
14 June 2017|
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Response from Kegn M | Reviewed this property |
I am a vegetarian and it was very worth it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 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
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-813-3039
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