Ambar Restaurant

Ambar Restaurant

Where southeastern Europe meets South East D.C.

Our aim is to put together the finest products of the New World and Old World for your dining pleasure. Perennially on the edge of great empires, the Balkans owes much of its food culture to its history, geography, and climate. The term Balkan is generally believed to come from the Turkish word meaning: “a chain of wooded mountains.” With a desire to introduce Washington, D.C. to cutting edge Balkan cuisine, proprietor Ivan Iricanin has created a dining space that will delight and indulge the senses. Primarily featuring “small plates,” Ambar will also offer wines and spirits from the Balkans not often experienced by the American diner.

Hours of Operation

Sunday - Thursday

Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm


Dinner: 4:00pm - 11:00pm


Brunch: 10:00am - 3:30pm
Dinner: 4:00pm - 12:00am


Brunch: 10:00am - 3:30pm

Happy Hour

Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm