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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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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 23:00
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Sheffield
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cannot speak highly enough of this restaurant, beautiful food and amazing value for money. We stayed all night and tried over 30 dishes, the staff were so helpful and all of the food was Balkan origin, would recommend to anyone!

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Thank CC97Sheffield
Uros J, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the kind words and recommendations. We are thrilled to hear that you had the opportunity to try over 30 of our dishes! Hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again. Kind regards, Ambar More 

Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is Balkan, similar to Mediterranean food. They offer small plates for sharing and regional cocktails/wine. We loved trying many different dishes and everything was delicious. Highly recommend.

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Thank mwg_10
Uros J, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for visiting us and for the warm recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed our Balkan cuisine and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Ambar More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Balkans experience delivered on every level promised on their website. The waitress explained the menu and we decided on the unlimited small plates and drinks menu. Great variety and combination of flavours accompanied by equally great wine. We will be back next time in Washington DC.

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Thank green303
Uros J, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this review

Dear Green303, Thank you for visiting us. We are delighted to hear that you were pleased with our service and that you had a chance to sample our wine and a variety of dishes from our menu. We look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Ambar More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended this restaurant by a friend. Would not have found it without the recommendation. The food was amazing and the service was very good. The all you can eat and drink for $49 is a steal! Our waiter was very helpful in suggesting which dishes to have as having never eaten in a Balkan restaurant we really weren't too... More 

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

Dear Burtsassie, Thank you for the kind words. We are delighted to hear that your friend recommended us and that you had a wonderful dining experience. We are thrilled that you were amazed by the food and service, noting that your waiter was very helpful and that you especially enjoyed the Balkan salad and lamb skewers. We hope that you’ll... More 

Jacksonville
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here due to the reviews and at first thought we were going to be dissappointed. The restaurant looks a little run down on the outside and the inside is very simple with a long line of tables against one wall and a bar. There were some folks dining outside but only us and one other table inside. We had... More 

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2 Thank SayJax50
Uros J, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this review

Dear SayJax50, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review with so many helpful tips about the menu. It’s always great to know that we’ve succeeded in presenting the concept of Balkan small plates to our guests. We hope that we will have another opportunity to serve you some delicious food again soon. All the best,... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ambar has become a Christmas Day staple for us! But we go all the time! We absolutely love it! The first time we visited out of curiosity for the balcan food - now we just go to try new things and have a great time! Book with time! they are always busy! first time we tried the all-you-can ear tapas... More 

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1 Thank SPEz22
Uros J, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for leaving such a great review of our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Ambar More 

Washington, DC
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu option we chose gave us virtually unlimited variety from the menu and bar drinks. We had trouble standing up after dinner. The food was varied and very tasty. Service friendly. Ambience festive. Definitely a perfect fit for four of us. Parking is tough, but it's worth the hunt. Try to get a table out back in the patio... More 

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1 Thank Wbf2013
Uros J, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for reviewing us. We’re delighted that you took the time to review our restaurant (and find parking). We look forward to serving more tasty food on your next visit. All the best, Ambar More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful. Great food and service. Our group of tour guides enjoyed the Balkan dishes very much. The staff and manager were very attentive, helpful and professional Pete Mccall

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

Dear Pete, We’re so glad you enjoyed your time at Ambar enough to leave us a five-star rating! We look forward to serving you again. All the best, Ambar More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Solid happy hour and can all you can eat small plates deal that's not a rip off! Great neighborhood and the place is usually busy but not jam packed, what's not to love?

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

Dear Samantha, Thank you for the compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Ambar More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting their second location in Claredon, we decided one night to come here with a group of friends.The food and service was just as wonderful as our first experience at their other location. We definetly plan to return!

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

Dear Michael, Thank you for the five-star review about both locations! We look forward to seeing you again in DC and Clarendon. Best regards, Ambar 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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 23:00
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?