Ambassador Dining Room

4.8
59 reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
Discover fine Indian fare at the Ambassador Dining Room. This upscale eatery, located in a stylish Roland Park apartment tower, features a beautiful outdoor patio, overlooking a verdant urban oasis. Ambassador Dining Room is a Baltimore favorite, beloved for its luxurious ambiance and white-glove service. The menu features a wealth of northern and southern Indian dishes, with a popular daily lunch buffet and a special Sunday brunch, featuring special combination plates and mimosas made with fresh-squeezed orange juice. The menu includes classic fare, from freshly-made samosas, chicken and fish Tikka Masala to vegetarian staples like Channa Masala and Palak Paneer. Food at Ambassador Dining Room is incredibly fresh and flavorful, paired with homemade breads and basmati rice for the ultimate authentic taste. The restaurant has a full bar, offering classic cocktails, spirits and imported and domestic beers and wines.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
Ambience
4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our go to place for graduations and Mother’s Day.

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JeanneN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was very good, as was the table service. The ambience was lovely on the terrace albeit a bit chilly. The problem came when we paid the bill. We gave the server our credit card. She in turn gave it to the manager to process. He came back to us and said we had not left a credit card. He was very defensive. We looked all over the restaurant to no avail. Our dinner companions paid for dinner. No apologies or offer for any compensation was offered. We had to immediately cancel the card and go through the hassle of notifying all our automated payments. It left a very bad taste in our mouth. To top it off, the manager found the lost card two days later! Very bad service on the part of the manager.

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Foodie
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food personable service at an outstanding price

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Villarosa
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience, yummy food, great service as always

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vipHayley
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am always excited to bring a first timer to the Ambassador as I know the diner will be awed by the food and the surroundings. Such was the case for this visit! The owner always makes the rounds to thank diners for coming without being intrusive

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vipJKay
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting with authentic Indian cuisine.
Fresh ingredients with vivid spices.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice time as usual. It’s a favorite date spot. Cant wait for them to start brunch again.

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AnneS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Ambassador Restaurant has always been one of my faves! Was sad to see that the Sunday Bruch buffet was not there, but during times of COVID, is understandable. The owner said that if he can, he will re-launch the Sunday buffet in June or July.

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vipHungry4greatfood
Baltimore
62 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was not our first visit to the Ambassador, but it was by far the best. The evening was a celebration for our son and his fiancee, and the wait staff took very good care of us. I have a pepper allergy, so eating Indian cuisine is usually risky. The kitchen prepared a shrimp dish that was not only free of pepper, but delicious. The food that the rest of our party enjoyed was outstanding. The evening was chilly, but the patio with the fireplaces kept us comfortable in a room that was open to the outside. This setting was not only romantic, but compliant with COVID guidelines. We will definitely be back soon.

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Julimyanna
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve always loved the Ambassador. The staff is always gracious, the ambiance peaceful and pretty, and the food delicious. It’s definitely the best outdoor dining setting in Baltimore. They could perhaps do a bit more with their wine list (more choices, perhaps recommend pairings?) but this is only a suggestion, not a complaint. Dinner, lunch, or brunch buffet, this place never disappoints!!

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Foodie
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

outstanding service excellent food and well priced!

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vipAmyQ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our perfect night out for dinner, we’re beginning to make a weekly habit of it.

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vipluv2dine
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Delivers quality food in a lovely atmosphere with lots of air coming through the open garage doors. Would love an expanded beverage listing on the menu.

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viptrafru
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

The Ambassador has always been one of my favorite restaurants. I had forgotten that it was sold by the original owner and my previous experience there after the new owner took over wasn’t great. But I figured they had worked out the kinks. They did not. The food was good but not as good as it once was. The service was TERRIBLE. Our appetizers came quickly but they changed the recipe of the meat samosa and it’s not as good anymore. Then, it took a long while for our main courses. No one checked on us after our meal was served and our empty plates sat in front of us for 30 min before I flagged down a waiter. When our waiter didn’t come back, I had to ask for the dessert menu. They didn’t have a dessert menu but told us what they offered. It took an unusually long time for us to get one cup of coffee and one dessert (rice pudding—not as good as I remembered from previous visits under former ownership). I didn’t even have to say anything and they comped our coffee and dessert. I am not likely to return. I’d rather go to Peerce’s (now owned by former owners of Ambassador) which is always a delicious meal with exceptional service, the way The Ambassador used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were very accommodating for the vegan in our party. Hopefully, they will consider adding more vegan choices.

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Foodie
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and great friendly professional service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a neighborhood gem within walking distance. The food and service never disappoint and the outdoor seating (especially by the fire cannot be beat).
I am vegan and there is something for everyone on the menu

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Foodie
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service excellent food. Always pleasant atmosphere.

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CDMH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It had been some while that we had been. The food had always been good, but these days it is great. Service was very friendly. All in all, a very pleasant dining experience.

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Breezy
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The waitress when asked if they had plastic utensils told me and my fiance' no, I got up and asked the owner if they had plastic utensils and he said yes, when the plastic utensils were received they had brown and black spots on them. It was a terrible experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was great. I recommend the veggie samosa and chicken biryani. I can’t wait to try more dishes!

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vipZacky
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is excellent and the service was very good. Very much a nice restaurant and great ambience.

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vipSharon
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Baltimore. It's perfect for a romantic dinner, or for a larger gathering of family or friends. The food is delicious and the ambiance is superb. Even during covid, they have a set up that makes sense and feels safe.

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cczapata
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Ambassador is a gem. We loved our food, the service, and the ambiance. One of our favorite date night spots in the city.

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Our visit was enjoyable. The setting is wonderful and the staff attentive and helpful. Keep up the good work.

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vipSheDinesAround
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Please try this neighborhood gem! Lovely, lovely outdoor setting, with fireplaces and heat lamps. I had heard from acquaintances lamenting that "it just wasn't the same" (i.e. as good) as when the previous owners were at the helm...I disagree! The food was outstanding and, unlike during previous ownership, when you ask for it spicy, it comes out spicy--the new chef is not afraid to honor your request! I always got the impression that the previous owners were afraid to make things spicy for fear of disappointment or complaint. Not so any longer--delicious, flavorful, right amount of heat. The lunch special is a great way to try their menu--the garlic naan is the best! Service was spot on, just the right amount, not overly attentive, which can be bothersome. We will be heading back there soon!

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vipSergei
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great lunch special! Their naans are amazing.

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Foodie
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere excellent courteous service and outstanding food. Only parking is a challenge during some times of day.

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vipFSS123
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We LOVE this restaurant! The food is amazing, staff is so friendly, and outside is beautiful and romantic.

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urbinasch
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Indian food and an ambiance that can not be beat!

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JamesA
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The dining experience was perfect...attentive - but not overly attentive - staff...beautiful garden...delicious food...

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MaymunaS
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was me and my husband first time eating @ Ambassador Dining Room I can say the ambience was nice and the food met our expectations. We will dine here again.

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vipChris
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the outdoor patio with heaters and fire places. Go! Enjoy! Support this long-standing Baltimore institution.

Chana Masala, Chicken Tikka Masala, Naan, Samosas...all were divine.

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vipluv2wineanddine
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have not been going out because of CoVID and it was our anniversary and really wanted to go. This is one of our favorite places and they offer outdoor dining so we thought we would try. We were so thrilled to find it felt very safe and they took all precautions seriously. The food was amazing, the wait staff was top notch and the ambiance you can’t beat. I would definitely recommend this and I will be going back.

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Foodie
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent price for exceptional food with prompt service in a socially distance safe environment.

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Foodie
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent lunch time meal at an outstanding price!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s the most relaxing and beautiful place to eat in Baltimore!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I took two friends who have never been to the Ambassador dining room despite living less than a mile away! I can assure you they will be back!
The outdoor space is beautiful and the food and service are both superb.

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GaryR
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent ambiance, food & service.
Wonderful decor, attentive staff, even management engaged with the clientele. The food is exquisite, tasty, intriguing, fresh/clean & balanced.

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You can order delivery directly from Ambassador Dining Room using the Order Online button. Ambassador Dining Room also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 366-1484.

Ambassador Dining Room is rated 4.8 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

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.