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Ambar Capitol Hill

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523 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
+1 202-813-3039
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16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:30
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Ottawa
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love Eastern European food and were excited to eat here after the reviews. Our server was excellent; attentive and friendly and the food was excellent. The small plates are quite small (I tried the excellent steak), so while the restaurant offers good value for the money, the all-you-can-eat is excellent value, especially if you're a good drinker. We also... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA
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327 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We opted for the $49 Balkan experience. It's worth every penny. Unlimited plates and select drinks. Can't go wrong. The salmon was incredible along with the Brussel sprouts. Sausages were okay. Shrimp skewers were also perfect. Our server was helpful and selected slot of our dishes. Great place. Head there soon as they will be closing for renovations some time... More 

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Minnesota
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food and service here were both outstanding. Our server was one of the bartenders (wish I remember his name, but he was great!), and he didn't miss a beat on taking our orders for food and drink, even though he was also kept very busy at the bar. We did the Balkan Experience, and I'm glad that we did. Gave... More 

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Colorado
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ambar was one of the best dining experiences we’ve had. Absolutely do the Balkan experience as it allows you to try so many different kinds of food; it is an unbelievable value. Everything we tried was impressive and the portions were plenty to share among 3 people. Plus, you could order anything you liked again. Additionally, we didn’t feel or... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Delicious food and good service. Great value to order "all you can eat". We had an enjoyable evening, thank you.

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Reston, Virginia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were four women, all intrigued by the prospect of dining and having and Baltic experience. The atmosphere was fun and our server, Draza was excellent! I found the meat pie lunch especially good! Although we didn't order desert, Draza brought us a wonderful desert sampler to close our experience!

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Thank Kate150582
Uros J, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this review

Dear Kate, Thank you for visiting us. We’re glad your experience at Ambar was a pleasant one. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again. Best regards, Ambar More 

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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ambar was recommended by a friend so we booked in advance. We got there and it was a cosy, romantic setting. Although the tables were a little close together, it was a good opportunity to see what other people were ordering and what it looked like before ordering it ourselves! We did the Balkan experience for $49 per person which... More 

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Uros J, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this review

Dear Hannah, Thank you for the feedback and recommendations. We are thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed our Balkan Experience! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Ambar More 

Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met some friends for a double date at Ambar, and immediately they suggested that we all order the "all you can eat" suggestion on the menu. It was all you can eat AND all you can drink, so, naturally, we were in. We ordered a few things from our waiter, and we also asked him to just bring us... More 

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Uros J, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this review

Hi Jordan, We’re bowled over by this amazing review. We’re thrilled that you loved your All-You-Can-Eat and -Drink Balkan Experience. Hope to see you again soon for more delicious drinks and bites. Best regards, Ambar More 

Jacksonville, FL
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small place...big response. Past reviews were spot on. What a culinary experience! Great, attentive service that introduced each dish with enthusiasm and pride...very refreshing. The food was amazing. You have to try this place...plan for a long evening!

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Uros J, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this review

Dear travelguru54, Thank you for the compliments and for sharing your recent experience at Ambar. We look forward to serving you again soon. Kind regards, Ambar DC More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Baltic "tapas" - great atmosphere It's gets very (very) noises on the week-end so I usually go during the week.

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Uros J, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this review

Hi Cynthia, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
16:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:30
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?