Ambar - Arlington
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
fresh pasta sheets layered with Marcho Farms lamb, eggplant, tomato bechamel sauce & dill
crispy phyllo dough rolled around Balkan cheese & spinach, served with tzatziki sauce
Beef Short Rib Goulash
slow cooked with root vegetables in red wine reduction, served with trofie pasta
We had the most delicious brunch at Ambar! We are so happy we made a reservation, we were seated at our reserved outdoor seating right away. The service was excellent and the value for the Ambar experience brunch is unreal. The 25 cent drinks are a steal! Definitely would recommend dining at Ambar Arlington especially for brunch!
Great food and service!
The brunch option is a great deal! I would just recommend that people keep in mind that the plates are pretty small so if everyone at your table wants a dish, you should order at least 2.
great bottomless brunch food, along with great and fast service.
Highly recommend the Balkan experience for the best value - the portion sizes are pretty small however that is a non issue with the AYCE option.
The food was good. However, some of it was very spicy without a description on the menu. I would prefer if they said it was spicy on the menu.
Great experience, wonderful food
My first visit but it will not be the last. I really enjoyed the menu.
Food extremely salty, the food runner used his hands to put bread back on plate that fell off on tray not very sanitary using his hands to touch food
Great food, unbeatable price!
We were seated indoors at the lower level. The ambiance was great, very different from other restaurants in the area. We instantly noticed it was like a cafeteria, quite loud from all of the conversations going on, but you couldn’t catch one conversation in detail so no one was more loud than the next table. We participated in the $34 brunch special which is a great deal. The service was great! Some plates came quicker than others which was annoying but understandable being that everyone was ordering multiple things at the same time. We loved the drinks. I tried a Bloody Mary for the first time and i am not a fan lol but i can see why others like it!
Only outdoor tables were available and even with heat lamps it was very cold. Being on the street was very noisy as well. But as always the food was great and the Balkan Experience was a good value. Drinks were a bit pricey.
Excellent as always!!!
Took my out of town visitors and had a wonderful dinner. The menu is excellent as are the beverages, and we had great service.
We did the dinner experience , $35/ per person. It was a ton of food. Definitely worth the price. They tried to sit us in the basement but there was available seats upstairs so we asked for them and they sat us there without arguing. Our waitress was good. She was always there when we needed her but not overly aggressive or “salesy”. Would def go back.
Military promotion lunch
It was awesome. I recommend this place for food and a nice and cozy place.
Food was great! The flavors were diverse and complex. Everything was delicious and melts in your mouth
Food is always great. So fun to be able to try so many different things. Recommend going with a small group so you can share more. You'll leave full!
I absolutely LOVE Ambar
Seems to have gone downhill a bit. Food was mediocre, greasy and they tightened up the menu and it seems a bit one note.
As a big fan of Serbian food and rakija, I was excited to make Ambar my first destination after a year spent in Covid hiding.
Food did not disappoint and service was impeccable. I just didnt like sitting at a plastic picnic table on the side of a busy street. That ruined the experience a bit.
I am still looking forward to trying their DC location though, the food was THAT good!
Food and ambiance is always good here. I always recommend to out of town friends
I’ve gotten brunch here a few times, and every time was excellent. Definitely worth the price.
It was our first time here and the service was impeccable. My husband and I both had the unlimited small plates experience and we asked our server to be our guide since he grew up in the Balkin region. Everything he brought us was amazing. We’ll definitely be back.
The food was as by and large excellent and service was prompt and responsive throughout the meal. Lots of outdoor seating, appropriately spaced. My only issue was that the portion sizes have gotten a lot smaller than they used to me. The pork stuffed cabbage was just one little piece. Of course with the $35 option you can get unlimited, but seems like they used to serve more when they brought it out. Maybe a more temporary Covid thing.
It was a great experience, would definitely return.
Amazing format, all the plates are incredible!! Definitely recommend visiting!
The lunch express is one of the best lunch values in town. And the most delicious! A large variety of amazing food to suit anyone’s tastes. Highly recommend adding dessert, too!
We had to wait 30 minutes past our reservation time to get seated (taking away from our 2 hour bunch limit, since the kitchen closed at 3:30). After we were seated, we waited 15 more minutes before flagging someone down to get helped
Brunch with my daughters and sister. The food was good and perfectly portioned. The mimosas were wonderful. Our service was a little slow. But the overall experience was nice. I would definitely visit again.
Always a delight. Amazing food and outstanding wait staff!
Outstanding service, spectacular food!
The staff was pleasant. Food and service were very good. Selection is varied. Definitely a good value and a repeat.
Front desk are ignorant and simply rude. The servant was fine and food is ok. Slow service and they forget who order what.
Amazing food! My favorite restaurant in Arlington county!
We hada delicious lunch, sampling many small dishes.
Very delicious - loved everything we ate! Will definitely be back.
We thoroughly enjoyed the $25 all you can eat lunch. Each of the little plates was unique and delicious, waitress made excellent recommendations.
We went for an early Sunday dinner. The food is always great. This time the menu seemed shorter, understandably due to COVID. We went for the "Ambar Experience," but found out that several of their lamb dishes were unavailable. They said that they were just out of lamb, unless it was in a ground meat form. They made no attempt to substitute for this significant gap in their menu. It was disappointing.
Ambar - Arlington does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ambar - Arlington also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 875-9663.
Ambar - Arlington is rated 4.7 stars by 2463 OpenTable diners.
Ambar - Arlington does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=a90566d7.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.