Though Ambar’s Clarendon location has only been open a couple of months, it’s already racked up a great reputation, which is saying something, especially for a small, intimate restaurant like this one. The atmosphere at this Arlington hotspot is modern and casual-chic, while the menu is elevated without being the slightest bit stuffy.
Most of the dishes are inspired by Eastern European cuisine, which means you can enjoy plenty of grilled meats, pilaf mixes, and more. If you really want to have a good time, Yelp reviewers suggest you try the “Balkan experience,” which includes unlimited small plates for your table for $35 per person. Invite a few friends to join you and then spend the night feasting on dishes like beef prosciutto, grilled lamb kababs, fried zucchini with oregano and sour cream, and rich veal stew with potatoes and cream.