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Ambar

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    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Eastern European
  • 523 8th St SE, Washington DC20003 38.882024 -76.995342
  • (Btwn E & G St SE)
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  • (202) 813-3039
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Trios $15

Veal Soup balkan salad, balkan kebab  
Soup Of The Day roasted squash salad, zucchini "burger"  
Mixed Greens balkan style sausages, cherry pie  
Veal Soup roasted squash salad, fried chicken sandwich  

Soup & Salad

Sopska Salata balkan salad. tomato / peppers / cucumber / onions / aged cheese    7.00
Salata Sa Pecenom Bundevom roasted squash salad. mixed greens / panko-crusted mozzarella / crispy bacon pomegranate dressing    8.00
Mixed Green Salad balsamic / cherry tomato    8.00
Teleca Krem Corba veal & vegetable soup. with sour cream & fresh chives    7.00
Soup Of The Day ask your server for details    6.00

Sandwiches & Burgers

Balkan Panini prosciutto / arugula / roasted red peppers creamy milk curd spread    11.00
Zucchini "Burger" red pepper spread / sunflower seeds / gouda cheese    9.00
Fried Chicken Sandwich almond & walnut crusted / spring mix / apple-wasabi slaw    12.00
Balkan Burger beef & pork hamburger / cucumber yogurt roasted red pepper spread / aged bulgarian cheese    11.00
Pljeskavica ambar burger. beef & pork / bacon / gouda / proscuitto / onion / chili flakes    12.00

Traditional Fare

Sarma stuffed sour cabbage. pork belly / jasmine rice / pork juice    7.00
Balkan Style Sausages baked serbian beans / onions / roasted pepper / paprika    9.00
Ribic slow cooked veal stew. kajmak cheese / root vegetables / potato    12.00
Balkan Schnitzel panko-crusted veal / kajmak stued / cucumber tartar yukon potato mash    14.00
Cevapi balkan kebab. beef & pork / roast pepper / aged bulgarian cheese tart cabbage slaw    10.00

Dessert

The Four Chocolates dark chocolate biscuit / dark chocolate mousse milk chocolate chantilly / almond crumble passionfruit espuma / served with raspberry sorbet    8.00
Balkan Style Apple Pie with apple gelee / baked apple ice cream / caramel mousse almond crumble    7.00
Panna Cotta white chocolate panna cotta with strawberry yogurt & hazelnut biscuit    6.00
Ice Cream & Sorbet baked apple ice cream / lemon basil sorbet raspberry sorbet served together    6.00
Forest Gnocchi chocolate mousse / bitter orange cake / ground chocolate orange gelee / tarragon gnocchi / passionfruit espuma / black tea sauce    6.00
Cherry Pie phyllo / sour cherries / baked apple ice cream    6.00

Spreads

Ustipci Ili Lepinja bread basket. choice of lepinja, fried sourdough or mixed served with three traditional spreads    6.00

Kajmak Bar

Spicy Crab ajvar / crab / cilantro / pickled chiles    10.00
Blue Cheese charred onion / bacon / whipped blue cheese    6.00
Cured Salmon capers / dill / onions / lemon    9.00

Dips

Hummus paprika / olive oil    5.00
Urnebes aged cow cheese / ajvar / chili flakes    5.00
Smoked Trout Dip pickled jalapeño / cilantro / mayo    6.00

Flatbreads

Grilled Chicken & Sausage ajvar / kajmak / pickled onion / homemade sausage    9.00
White kajmak / cured aged cow's cheese / fresh herbs true paste / olive oil    8.00

Mezze, Soup & Salad

Cheese Pie crispy phyllo / cucumber yogurt / roasted red pepper sauce    6.00
Teleca Krem Corba veal & vegetable soup. sour cream / fresh chive    7.00
Creamy Zucchini Soup zucchini / potato / sundried tomato    7.00
Sopska Salata balkan salad. tomato / pepper / cucumber / onion / aged cheese    7.00
Salata Sa Pecenom Bundevom roasted squash salad. mixed greens / panko-crusted mozzarella / crispy bacon pomegranate dressing    8.00
Mezze Platter For Two sliced meats / aged cheese / bacon-wrapped prunes / red pepper spread / fresh lepinja    16.00

Vegetables

Sumske Pecurke roasted mushroom crepes. red pepper emulsion / béchamel / gouda    8.00
Slojevi Cvekle baby red & yellow beets. pork "cracklins" / goat cheese mousse / toasted walnut / fresh chive. can be made vegetarian    8.00
Grilovane Spargll grilled asparagus. veloute / crispy prosciutto / pumpkin / quail egg. can be made vegetarian    7.00
Prokelj Sa Slaninim brussels sprouts with bacon. lemon & garlic yogurt    7.00
Cabbage Casuela braised cabbage / dry pepper / yogurt / lepinja    7.00

Seafood

Losos sesame crusted salmon. horseradish sauce / spicy eggplant / arugula    10.00
Dagnje drunken mussels. rakija / garlic / capers / lemon / baguette / cream    8.00
Gambori U Paradjz Sosu shrimp in tomato sauce. rakia / ajvar / fennel    9.00
Grilovane Lignje grilled calamari with gremolata. fresh herbs / diced pepper / lemon    9.00

Meat & Poultry

Manastirska Piletina almond-crusted chicken. walnut / green apple / chive / wasabi mayonnaise    8.00
Prebranac baked beans & sausage. baked serbian beans / onion / roasted pepper / paprika    7.00
Svinjski File bacon & peanut pork tenderloin. miso-mustard tarragon / mashed potato    10.00
Pileci Kebab chicken kebab. grilled cherry tomato / pickled onion    7.00
Cevapi balkan kebab. beef & pork / roasted pepper / aged cheese / charred onion / coriander / chili    10.00
Ambar Burger urnebes / cucumber yogurt / cabbage slaw    12.00
Pacije Grudi grilled duck breast. duck "cracklins" / orange-sa ron glazed onion / allspice jus    11.00
Sarma stuffed sour cabbage. pork belly / cabbage juice / jasmine rice / yogurt    9.00
Ribic veal stew. root vegetables / kajmak / lepinja    12.00

Large Plates

Marinated Crusted Trout ajvar "zarandeado" / marinated fennel / arugula    21.00
Karadjordjeva veal schnitzel. bread crust / kajmak / cucumber tartar / yukon potato mash    19.00
Mixed Grilled Meats pork loin / sausage / balkan kebab / chicken / balkan burger potato wedges / pepper spread    28.00
Grilovana Rozbratna rib eye steak. grass-fed rib eye steak / cognac jus / kajmak mashed potato / balkan salad    29.00

Mezze, Soup & Salad

Sopska Salata balkan salad. tomato / peppers / cucumber / onions / aged cheese    7.00
Pileca Salata chicken salad. iceberg / roasted sesame seeds / garlic mayo    7.00
Teleca Krem Corba veal & vegetable soup. with sour cream and fresh chives    7.00
Pileca Supa chicken soup. carrots / parsnip / celery / fresh celery    7.00
Ruska Salata olivier salad with prosciutto. mayo / mixed vegetable / chicken breast / egg / lepinja    9.00
Mezze Platter sliced meats / aged cheese / red pepper spread / warm cornbread sandwiches   (for 2) 16.00

Sandwiches

Sendvic Sa Prsutom balkan panini. prosciutto / arugula / roasted red peppers / kajmak    9.00
Buger Od Tikvica zucchini "burger". red pepper spread / sunflower seeds / gouda cheese    8.00
Jaja I Slanina Sendvic egg blt. bacon / eggs / lettuce / tomato    8.00
Pljeskavica balkan burger. balkan-style hamburger / cucumber yogurt roasted pepper cheese spread    11.00
Pileci Sendvic fried chicken sandwich. almond & walnut crusted / spring mix / apple-wasabi slaw    9.00

Eggs

Posirana Jaja eggs benedict. english muffin / ajvar / prosciutto / kajmak sauce    10.00
Omlet Sa Lososom salmon omelet. smoked salmon / spinach / capers / red onions / cream cheese    12.00
Omlet Sa Prsutom prosciutto omelet. leeks / ajvar / arugula / prosciutto    12.00
Biftek I Jaja steak & eggs. sirloin / homemade fried potatoes / chimichurri sauce    11.00
Kajgana Sa Povrcem balkan scrambled eggs. red & yellow peppers / onion / aged cheese / homemade potatoes    10.00

Pastries & Crepes

Pita Sa Sirom cheese pie. cucumber yogurt / ajvar emulsion    6.00
Pita Sa Mesom meat pie. ground pork & beef / marinated pepper    9.00
Sumske Pecurke roasted mushroom crepe. red pepper emulsion / bechamel / gouda    8.00
Palacinka Sa Sunkom ham & cheese crepe. gouda / cream / tartar sauce / red pepper spread    9.00

Sweets

Ustipci Sa Cimetom cinnamon sweet sourdough. with your choice of nutella or homemade jam    7.00
Wafl Sa Kruskom poached pear waffle. with house-made caramel sauce    9.00
Przene Jabuke fried apple rings. amaretto marinated green apples / homemade jam    8.00
Wafl Sa Jagodom strawberry waffle. with nutella and whipped cream    9.00

Sweets

Unlimited Brunch includes an endless selection of all plates plus bottomless brunch drinks (all guests at table must participate)    35.00

Brunch Drinks

Traditional Mimosa house champagne / fresh orange juice  
Ambar Mimosa champagne / peach purée / blood orange  
Bloody Mary vodka / tomato / onion / celery / horseradish worcestershire  

Dessert

The Four Chocolates dark chocolate biscuit / dark chocolate mousse / milk chocolate chantilly almond crumble / passionfruit espuma / served with raspberry sorbet    8.00
Forest Gnocci chocolate mousse / bitter orange cake / ground chocolate orange gelee / tarragon gnocchi / passionfruit espuma / black tea sauce    7.00
Panna Cotta white chocolate panna cotta with strawberry yogurt and hazelnut biscuit    7.00
Cherry Pie phyllo / sour cherries / whipped cream    7.00

Happy Hour $4

Balkan Salad tomato / pepper / cucumber / onion / aged cheese  
Bread Basket choice of lepinja, fried sourdough or mixed served with two traditional spreads  
Balkan Kebab beef & pork / roasted pepper / aged cheese charred onion / coriander / chili  
Urnebes Dip cow's cheese / ajvar / chili flakes / lavash bread  
Hummus paprika / olive oil / served with lavash chips  
Drunken Mussels rakija / garlic / capers / lemon / baguette / cream  

Happy Hour $4

Beers tecate / dos equis  
Wines house red or white  

Cocktails

Mango Lemonade vodka / mango puree / simple syrup / lemon  
Margarita Classic tequila / agave nectar / fresh lime  
Mojito Classic light rum / simple syrup / mint / lime  

Pivo

Corona     6.00
Fat Tire Amber     8.00
Fat Tire Trippel     8.00
Wittekerke Witbier     8.00
Flying Dog IPA     8.00
Guinness     8.00
Dos Equis Lager     6.00
National Bohemian     6.00
Magic Hat #9     8.00
Tecate     6.00
Lav     9.00
Jelen    (16.9oz) 11.00

Specialty Cocktails

Margarita sauza blue / agave nectar / fresh lime    9.00
Mojito Traditional bacardi castillo / fresh mint / fresh lime    9.00
Mango Lemonade vodka / fresh mango / fresh muddled lemon / simple syrup    8.00
Podgorica grappa rakia / aji amarillo / passion fruit / mango / lime    12.00
Skoplje pear rakia / mezcal / spiced pear puree / sour mix / lime    12.00
Belgrade Mule sljivovitz old plum brandy /ginger beer / lime juice    10.00
Tricycle 007 Manhattan quince rakia / martini blanco vermouth / bitters    12.00
Sofia Negroni apricot rakia / campari / sweet vermouth    12.00
Sarajevo Old Fashioned sljivovitz old plum brandy / rye whiskey / bitters / cane syrup    11.00

Barrel Aged Cocktails $12

Negroni gin / campari / sweet vermouth / orange  
Manhattan bourbon / sweet vermouth / orange bitters / luxardo cherry  

Martinis $8

Spicy Mango Margarita serrano infused tequila / fresh mango puree house-made sour mix / agave nectar / fresh lime  
Strawberry Collins strawberry infused grappa / fresh lemon juice simple syrup / champagne  
Sour Apple Martini sour apple infused vodka / house made sour mix fresh lemon juice / elderflower liqueur  
Simply Bliss lemongrass, grapefruit & lime infused gin / apricot liqueur fresh lemon juice / simple syrup / grapefruit bitters  

Penusavo Vino

Miroglio Brut PN Chardonnay Bulgaria     6.00
Zonin Prosecco Veneto italy    11.00
Ariola Lambrusco Amabile Romagna italy    12.00
Cricova Chard PN sb bulgaria    10.00

Belo Vino

Albastrele Sauvignon Blanc Moldova (2011)     10.00
Grasevina "Belje" Grasevina Croatia (2012)     12.00
Italico Pinot Grigio Veneto italy (2011)    10.00
Chateau Vartelay Chardonnay Moldova (2012)     11.00
Bulgariana "Thracian Blend" Bulgaria (2012)     10.00
La Vielle Ferme Rose France (2012)     10.00

Crveno Vino

Dingac Plavac Croatia (2010)     11.00
Stobi Vranac Macedonia (2011)     11.00
Bulgariana Cabernet Sauvignon Bulgaria (2011)     10.00
Bulgariana Cab syrah, bulgaria (2009)    10.00
Bulgariana Cab merlot, rubin, mavrud, bulgaria    10.00
Visconti Rocca Riserva Montepulciano Italy (2009)     11.00
La Vis Dipinti Pinot Noir Trentino italy (2010)    10.00
Amedeo Sangiovese Chianti Italy (2010)     10.00
Agrina Portuguiser Serbia (2012)     11.00
Budimir Triada Prokupac Serbia (2009)     13.00
Ivanovic Prokupac Serbia (2009)     12.00

 

Ambar
523 8th St SE
Btwn E & G St SE
(202) 813-3039
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