Fodor's Expert Review Ambar Capitol Hill

$$ Capitol Hill Eastern European
Ambar, a handsome, noisy, two-story restaurant–bar at the heart of Barracks Row is your spot for Balkan comfort food. The Belgrade-inspired menu is full of hearty novelties like lamb medallions with pomegranate syrup, almond-crusted chicken with green apple, drunken mussels with capers and lemon, savory pies, a host of rich sausages, and all flavor of kebabs. Can’t decide? Don’t worry: the main attraction here is the all-you-can-eat “Ambar experience” (though everyone in your group must also partake). Cocktails, like the Sarajevo old-fashioned, are also unique. It gets busy, so reservations are recommended.
Eastern European Trendy Lively Dinner Brunch $$

Quick Facts

523 8th St. SE
Washington, District of Columbia  20003, USA


Known For:
  • Reservations highly recommended
  • All-you-can-eat small plates
  • Attentive and enthusiastic servers

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