Explore the Flavors of Balkan Cuisine at Ambar Clarendon

One TripAdvisor reviewer calls Ambar the “best place for lunch in Clarendon” and, with its unique menu, great service, and glowing reputation, it lives up to that claim—not to mention its place as one of the area’s top spots any time of day. Another satisfied customer even thanks the staff for charging their dying phone while they enjoyed their meal! 

While their patio dining currently requires a reservation to be made in advance, Ambar Clarendon is well worth the effort (though, if you’d rather avoid the hassle of a reservation, they also offer take-out and delivery options online or by phone). The restaurant is a stand-out in the world of international cuisine, bringing a breadth of Balkan food, a notoriously underappreciated Eastern European fare, to Arlington. 

For the uninitiated, you’ll find meat-based and vegetarian dishes alike at Ambar, with a focus on local ingredients. Some customer favorites include the Cevapi “Balkan Kebab,” Sarma “Pork Belly Stuffed Cabbage,” and, of course, their house-made Ambar Fries. 

Whether you visit the patio for your first experience with Balkan food or you order the same kebab for delivery every weekend, you’re sure to join the ranks of satisfied customers and reviewers who know and love Ambar Clarendon. 

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