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Ambassador Dining Room
3811 Canterbury Road
Baltimore, MD 21218
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- Sunday: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Monday: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
- Tuesday: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
- Wednesday: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
- Thursday: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
- Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 9:45 pm - 5:00 am
- Saturday: 9:45 pm - 5:00 am
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4 of 5.0 from 26 reviews
price range:$26 to $50
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Ambassador Dining Room Reviews
This is one restaurant that I would not recommend to anyone. My fiancée had decided to take me to the lunch buffet for my birthday. Upon arriving, we were informed the buffet closes at 2:30pm and our arrival time was 2pm. We were seated and as we were in the middle of eating the WORST Indian food ever, one of the staff approached us and said that they are closing the buffet and that we should fill our plates up and put them on the table. It is completely ridiculous that we are paying for an expensive buffet to eat cold food. My fiancée informed him that we would be finished in a few minutes. The waiter responded in now a loud voice saying well I told you we are closing at 2:30. My fiancée refused to tolerate this sort of behavior and requested to speak with the manager. Instead of calling the manager, he continued to argue. In the end, we ended up storming out of the restaurant and refused to pay for horrible food and dreadful service. As we got into the car, the time at that point was 2:30.
The Ambassador Dining Room was given to me as a recommendation as an upscale restaurant. I called ahead (4 days) to make reservations and also mentioned we were celebrating my parents 50th anniversary. Being of Indian ethnicity, we thought this would be a nice experience for all of our guests. I confirmed the reservation on Saturday as well. When we arrived at the restaurant, we found that our party of 11 were expected to seat at a banquet table which normally comfortably seats 8 people. We asked for better seating only to have to round tables put together. When asked about the four neighboring, empty tables to be put together, we were told they were reserved. The staff did not bother to assist us in putting the seats at the table. The "manager" told us to "help" ourselves to the other chairs otherwise we could use the garden chairs. By the end of dinner, those four tables remained empty. It also put a damper on the evening having two people at our table in the middle of the two tables and having to put their backs to the people at our tables. The service staff for the most part was EXTREMELY glum. While the food was fine, it's extremely expensive. A number of the people in our party ordered the mango lassi and when we asked that it be modified because of the very sour taste, nothing was done. Frankly, I would prefer food to be mediocre to excellent service especially for this occasion. My sister and I approached the manager who was also the bartender during that evening. He was very curt and showed very little remorse for our dinner. My plan is to find the owner of the restaurant and contact him/her. I would NEVER RECOMMEND this restaurant to anyone!!!! VERY DISAPPOINTING and TOTALLY OVERRATED!!! They certainly made my family and friends feel like second class citizens that night. I rated ambience poor due to the seating arrangements and requested outdoor seating for our special occasions, but was not accomodated. In addition, the "garden" chairs were uncomfortable.
Our first time at the ambassador was for valentine's dinner. The service was excelent, even though we arrived 45 mins late. And then to be given the most exquisite food just made our evening, thank you to all the staff that was working that evening!!!!!!
I paid a visit to the Ambassador on Sunday 9 May (Mother's Day) with two friends who are visiting from Scotland. The Ambassador's website claims that they offer a lunch buffet at weekends for $8.95, but on receiving our bill we discovered that we were to be charged $18.95 each. Not sure whether I had misread the website, I paid the bill and returned later after discovering that I was correct. I was brushed off by the staff who informed me that prices were increased on holidays such as Mother's Day, that the website was years old and that I would have to speak with the owner, who was apparently 'really nice' and would be available the following night. On my return, the manager repeated these excuses and said, after calling him, that the owner was not interested in speaking with me and would not come out from his office. I was told that I should have asked about the price (despite having looked at the website), and when I informed him that I had no idea there would be an extra cost as I am not from this country, his reply was "well, you know now." There was no indication whatsoever to me that there would be a price inflation, the price was written nowhere and it was never mentioned. The manager had no interest in doing anything to rectify the situation, even when I said I would not return if I was to be treated this way.The food may be good, but I will not be returning as I refused to be treated in such a way. I hope others will think twice in future before visiting this restaurant
If you are in Baltimore, stick with Mughal Garden or Akhbar. They are better, cheaper, and less stuck up. Also, they have more authentic indian food and better selection. The Ambassador is not a family place by any means (In my opinion, this is actually a good thing), but the waiters are stuck up and will often times look down on you for no reason.
Just got back to DC from The Ambassador on Canterbury in Balto. and consider it a truly unique experience worth paying for.Atmosphere is just wonderful...enhanced by the tuxed male waiters and female waiters in traditional dress. Overall treatment and service couldn't be better. My entree was very, very good and served with four side dishes on the plate which I find unusual for Indian restaurants.They give you that nice Indian bread with sauce up front.My bill for two was $55 (2003) including cocktails and one shared dessert.One pointer. Enter through the front door of the Ambassador Apartment Building or if you use the side door dial the security phone built into the wall. The number is engraved on a plaque.Happy dinin
We've been looking for a place just like this to enjoy great food in a lovely, quiet setting - without having to be disturbed by loud children and their even louder parents. This is a place where civility, tranquility and great Indian food coalesce.
This is the best Indian Restaurant that I have been to, bar none. The food is amazing, I have sampled most dishes and the all are great!The setting is great, the outside courtyard is excellent! The service is excellent, so what is not to like?No, this is not a "family restaurant", it is a little more upscale and a great place to enjoy a great meal.
This is the first Baltimore ethnic restaurant I have found that matches the elegance, warmth, service and amazing food that I used to find in Washington, DC. The staff are gracious, the food aromatic and delicious, and the setting lovely. As for the prior reviewer's complaint, I don't want to sit next to someone else's children (and no one belives their own are annoying, but they are), while enjoying an expensive intimate dinner, so this just puts the Ambassador even higher on my list.
The food and setting are good, but don't bring your family as this restaurant won't seat you outside with children.
One of the best restaurants near homewood. It hides in a historical apartment and has a lovely garden with a fountain. The food is good and waiters are nice.
by Da Z.
Great food! Get the Chicken Tikka Marsala...yummy!
by Jerry B.
Now that the days are getting warmer, sit in the garden during brunch.
by Shaun C.
The Baltimore Sun ranked this as one of Baltimore's 100 best restaurants. Read more: http://bsun.md/TwzCc2
by The Baltimore Sun
by Rich C.
The Baltimore Sun ranks this restaurant as one of Baltimore's Best 100 restaurants.
by The Baltimore Sun
Fireplaces and great lunch buffet. In the spring, they open up the doors to the garden.
by Jeff W.
The Ambassador Dining Room two fireplaces and is always festively decorated around the Christmas season.
by Naptown ♫.
The Ambassador Dining Room has two fireplaces and is always beautifully decorated for the Christmas season.
by Naptown ♫.
What Donna Hamilton loves about Baltimore: "I sit down, order a big Taj beer and my usual, Bhindi Pyaaz, dry-cooked okra with onions and spices."
by The Baltimore Sun
Get reservations and sit outside. Ask for Binda - he's take care of your every need. The best dishes: Chicken Tikka, Crab Malabar, Palak Paneer, Lamb Chops, and Shrimp Adrak. Don't forget the bread,
by The Speicher Team
By far the best Indian restaurant in Baltimore! The garden outdoor seating with beautiful water view is my favorite!
by Kumiko B.
The Baltimore Sun ranks this restaurant No. 24 on its Baltimore's Best Restaurants list.
by The Baltimore Sun
order the palak paneer!
by Didi M.
Get the seabass!! Better than Bond Street in Manhattan!
by Susan T.
Definitely reserve to sit outside and have a Kingfisher
by Cindy R.
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