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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
“brunch” (89 reviews)
“cheese pie” (57 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:00All 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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1 - 10 of 953 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Sat at the back bar. Bartender at first bar not very welcoming and suggested I go to back bar. Glad I did. Bartender there was excellent, very willing to describe the foods and drinks available and give some background on each. Tried several of the...More

Thank ScotVA
Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant is amazing! Great prices, excellent food and service!, for 35 dlls or 45 dlls if you drink, you can have all the items in the menu. One of the best meals in my life!

Thank alile12
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, Thank you so much for this great review! We’re happy that we provided you with “one of the best meals” in your life! What a wonderful compliment! We look forward to your next visit and hope it will be soon! Best regards, Ambar

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great atmosphere: People at other tables talked to one another, servers were knowledgable and friendly. The Balkan Experience is a great value, and the food was amazing! Plenty of vegetarian options to choose from.More

Thank Neatlines
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for us! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your time at our restaurant and that you thought the Balkan Experience was a “great value.” We look forward to your next visit....More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We've eaten out in a lot of places in DC and this has been our favourite restaurant yet. Not a single dish was a disappointment (and we must have tried nearly half the menu) - Would definitely go back!

Thank Sara B
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Sara, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! It was a pleasure to know that you were satisfied with our food and service. We hope you’ll pay us another visit soon! Best regards, Ambar

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you're in the D.C. Area make sure you visit this neat place. Save you appetite and get the Balkin Experience. Be daring and try new things best way to do it! Will return

Thank AmandaKross39
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Amanda, Thank you for the excellent review and for recommending our Balkan experience! We’re glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to your next one! Best regards, Ambar

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished our dinner at Ambar and it was one of the best meals we've had in the US. The unlimited Balkan Experience is an amazing deal, and the quality of the food was consistently high. We chose the initial dishes ourselves, and then simply...More

Thank taco77
Edvina I, Guest Relations Manager at Ambar Capitol Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for writing this lovely review! We’re happy to hear you spent an amazing night at our restaurant and that we contributed to it with our food and service. The pleasure was all ours! We look forward to your next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun experience! This place is a cross between an excellent Spanish small plate restaurant and a loud French bistro. How bad can that be? Our server was terrific, patient, and knowledgeable. The wine list included some eastern European wines that were nice. Everything...More

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

Dear Barry, Thank you for the great review and for making so many recommendations to other users! It’s great to know that you left satisfied with our food and service! We look forward to welcoming you back! Best regards, Ambar

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the food, atmosphere and friendliness of the staff. Nice to try the food from the Balkan region. Worth the stop!

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

Hello, Thank you for leaving a review. We’re happy to hear you were satisfied with our food and service. We look forward to your next visit! Best regards, Ambar

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing. We did the Balkin experience which was worth the price by far. It's a tasting option for endless small plates (apps). There were 4 of us, so we each got a taste of each dish. Our server chose the dishes for...More

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice review! We’re happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed our food and service. It’s wonderful to know you left fully satisfied. We look forward to your next visit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at ambar was very tasty and we enjoyed the tapas style service. The cocktails were also excellent. The desert on the other hand was not good at all. It look good coming to the table and then our waiter mixed it up and...More

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

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback! We’re glad you enjoyed our food and service, but sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction with our desserts. We hope you’ll give our dessert menu another try the next time. We’d be happy to...More

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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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Response from DC_FoodnTravel | Reviewed this property |
Me, my husband are both vegeterians. We went with another couple who are also vegeterians. We totally loved our experience and the food options. Be nice to the waiters and they will swap your meat dishes with vegeterian... More
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Response from GromitAustralia | Reviewed this property |
No. There are different sizes of tables. I am sure that they could accommodate different sizes of party.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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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