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523 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

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(202) 813-3039

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Cuisine: Bars

4.8 of 5.0 from 61 reviews

price range:$11 to $25


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Ambar Reviews

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  • Allicat22 W.Lovely dinner, introduced the kids to a huge variety of new foods, we really like the tapas! It's a bit loud if any kids or adults are sensitive to noise, but the food was awesome!

    55555 by Allicat22 W.

  • Metztli FThe potatoes and the mussels were fantastic! There is a happy hour from 4 to 7 many things at 5 boxes!

    55555 by Metztli F

  • Stuart W.The Balkan experience $35, buys you unlimited delicious plates of everything!

    55555 by Stuart W.

  • Mary-Katherine M.Gotta do the Balkan Experience - $50 unlimited drinks and small plates. Steak frites and salmon were my favorites.

    55555 by Mary-Katherine M.

  • Stephen E.The balkan experience for brunch

    55555 by Stephen E.

  • Briana KLove this restaurant! Great service and great food. LOVE the breads they make! Goes so nicely with all of the spreads and cheeses. Balkan cheese, lamb&veal sausage, Brussel sprouts, Balkan salad, etc!

    55555 by Briana K

  • Chuq Y.All you can eat/drink brunch is the best deal in the city.

    55555 by Chuq Y.

  • Gajtana S.Authentic Balkan (Serbian) food.

    55555 by Gajtana S.

  • Desislava MGood food! Reminded me of home.

    55555 by Desislava M

  • AdrianaWe had the red quinoa salad,the drunken mussels, and the ambar burguer. For dessert, the forest gnocchi (to share). Everything was excellent!

    55555 by Adriana

  • Grace N.The food here is ok, don't understand the hype behind it. Waited an hour for a table, they do not take reservations but the staff gave us free desserts to apologize for the wait.

    22222 by Grace N.

  • Eric B.Do all you can eat / bottomless. Meat dishes are good, but be sure to try all spreads.

    55555 by Eric B.

  • Jessica Sfood and drinks are great with a lively atmosphere

    55555 by Jessica S

  • Jimmy J.All dishes are served similar to tapas. Balkan Salad. Balkan Kabab and the Hummus are a few of my favorites ☆☆☆☆☆

    55555 by Jimmy J.

  • Dee C.Had brinch with a friend and she was not satisfied...meal late and when she finally got it was close to cold

    22222 by Dee C.

  • Chris H.The mojitos, the pork, the salmon, the Brussels sprouts.... all are to die for. Great food, drinks and service from Bisan. Came for a friend's birthday and it was the perfect experience.

    55555 by Chris H.

  • Cicely L.Our table purchased the $49 each unlimited special and we were not disappointed! The cocktails and all sorts of tapas were awesome and the service was so friendly and informative. It was wonderful!

    55555 by Cicely L.

  • Alexander RBrunch is amazing.

    55555 by Alexander R

  • Behrad B.Order the delicious and creamy Drunken Mussels – Dagnje: rakija, garlic, capers, lemon, somun, & cream.

    55555 by Behrad B.

  • Byron W.Love this place!! Went on my birthday for bottomless drinks and small plates and had one of the best birthdays yet. Great service too!

    55555 by Byron W.

  • Dee NThe Balkan panini and Balkan burger were amazing. The traditional mimosa was a little strong, but the ambar mimosa was sensational. Balkan food is the bomb, always and forever. Very underrated

    55555 by Dee N

  • Paige NicoleThe patio bar is so nice!

    55555 by Paige Nicole

  • TiffanySeating in the upper back room is very UNcomfortable.

    33333 by Tiffany

  • Tricia K.Zucchini!!! <3 it was soooo good. Amazing service as always.

    55555 by Tricia K.

  • Mona LisaGreat food and service. Brussels sprouts on yogurt with bacon was especially amazing. As was the Kajmak bar spreads. Amaze-balls

    55555 by Mona Lisa

  • Chelsea S.unlimited brunch is fantastic!! the cinnamon sweet sourdough fritters with Nutella...to die for!!

    55555 by Chelsea S.

  • VenuBest cheap hh in cap hill. Largest selection of rakia in dc. My Serbian friends approve.

    55555 by Venu

  • Angie H.Bottomless small plates AND drinks. Balkan kebab is amazing. Balkan beer is mediocre.

    55555 by Angie H.

  • Nicole K.The brunch deal is SO worth it

    55555 by Nicole K.

  • Joseph M.The Pork Tenderloin is amazingly good!

    55555 by Joseph M.

  • Samantha S.Boris makes the best drinks!!!

    55555 by Samantha S.

  • Behrad B.The Balkan Burger here is fantastic, the patty is almost like kabob, with onions are mixed in with the meat. It hast cucumber-yogurt and a roasted pepper cheese spread. A unique and delicious burger!

    55555 by Behrad B.

  • Behrad B.Like other Sandoval restaurants, it features the $35 unlimited brunch, but here they serve full size portions and items like the Olivier Salad with Prosciutto and Balkan Burger are simply delicious!

    55555 by Behrad B.

  • Jonathan K.Great food, great service, great ambiance. The gnocci forest dessert was sooo good. Don't miss this spot!

    55555 by Jonathan K.

  • Djordje JIt was ok. Portions are small (specially compared to the traditional). However it features authentic tastes and great quality of food. Overall a bit overpriced.

    55555 by Djordje J

  • Alexis L.The drunken mussels are amazing! Some of the best mussels I've had in DC.

    55555 by Alexis L.

  • Bitches Who B.The Bitches Say: B+. All-in-all, Ambar is a mixed bag. An A+ for decor and ambiance, a C for service, and a B for cuisine. Making its final grade a B+.

    55555 by Bitches Who B.

  • Dina F.Best desserts ever!

    55555 by Dina F.

  • Washington PostThe rustic, two-floor room is no mere novelty act. Influenced by Greece, Turkey, Austria and Hungary, the robust food is good anytime, fall and winter best of all.

    55555 by Washington Post

  • Shannon C.Great for brunch. The mimosas were amazing and you have to try the fried apples.

    55555 by Shannon C.

  • Dina F.Tuesday is all-night happy hour, check it out!

    55555 by Dina F.

  • Rosie H.Maggie makes the best mojito

    55555 by Rosie H.

  • Rosie H.Absolutely love the rooftop here. Perfect mix of peaceful and party.

    55555 by Rosie H.

  • Ken O.The desserts are out of this world!

    55555 by Ken O.

  • Jens P.Great food

    55555 by Jens P.

  • AishaThey have a great wine list. Ask your waiter for recommendations.

    55555 by Aisha

  • Brianna M.Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4, unlimited small plates and cocktails for $35

    55555 by Brianna M.

  • Micah M.EXCELLENT fare!

    55555 by Micah M.

  • HoffThe spinach risotto is super tasty!

    55555 by Hoff

  • Robert S.Creative and substantial vegetarian menu! Who knew?!

    55555 by Robert S.

  • Vanessa C.The aftermath

    11111 by Vanessa C.

  • Vanessa C.Delicious as always.... Mmmmmm

    55555 by Vanessa C.

  • Corey C.Try the Ђевапи (chevapi). It is delicious!

    55555 by Corey C.

  • David L.Now open. Stop by

    55555 by David L.

  • Washington PostA tribute to the former Yugoslavia and a style of cooking influenced by Greece, Turkey, Austria and Hungary. A bread basket ($6) introduces diners to recurring accents in the Serbian repertoire.

    55555 by Washington Post

  • Milton H.The patio bar is open now

    55555 by Milton H.

  • Serena M.$4 happy hour cocktails and tapas (get the leek croquettes!)

    55555 by Serena M.

  • Ryan K.The food is good enough (except the overcooked pork tenderloin) to take the bad taste of generic lounge music out of your mouth.

    33333 by Ryan K.

  • Jonathan M.Authentic Balkan food, good tapas portion sizes, original drink menu and creative desserts. An overall excellent choice.

    55555 by Jonathan M.

  • Jonathan M.The Forrest Gnocchi (chef original) and Four Chocolates are incredible desserts.

    55555 by Jonathan M.

  • Milton H.Try our famous deserts

    55555 by Milton H.

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