Ambar

Eastern European

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Overview

With locations in Clarendon and Capitol Hill, Ambar dishes up modern interpretations of traditional Balkan cuisine with wood-grilled meats, spreads, savory pies and mezze (small plates). Dishes include the likes of grilled lamb skewers with green garlic spread, pork belly-stuffed sour cabbage or crispy phyllo cheese and spinach pie. The full bar pours Balkan and domestic beers, global wines and classic cocktails.

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ACCOLADES

  • Two stars from the Washington Post 2013
  • Best for Eclectic in Capitol Hill 2016 — Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 4.3 out of 5

Menu for Ambar

Lunch

Lunch Deals

  • Lunch Deal #1 any two sandwiches + house wine / beer / lemonade
    $16.00
  • Lunch Deal #2 one signature salad + house wine / beer / lemonade
    $13.00

Open Face Sandwiches

Meat

  • Beef Tartar sundried tomato butter / spinach / hard-boiled quail egg / watermelon radish
    $8.00
  • Artisan Mixed Meats pork neck / beef prosciutto / spicy salami / urnebes spread / goat cheese / picked vegetable / radish
    $7.00
  • Creamy Chicken Salad ajvar emulsion / spinach / lemon vinaigrette / celery stalk
    $6.00
  • Slow Cooked Beef zlatibor kajmak / marinated red pepper / red onion / frisee salad
    $8.00
  • Vienna Schnitzel crispy veal / ajvar emulsion / frisee salad / tartar sauce / sundried tomatoes
    $8.00
  • Fried Chicken almond / walnut / apple wasabi slaw / mescaline mix / lemon vinaigrette / celery
    $6.00
  • Lamb Salami aged kajmak spread / spicy pickle / cherry tomato / frisee salad / red onion
    $7.00

Seafood

  • Smoked Salmon aged kajmak spread / cucumber / capers / olive tapenade / red onion / dill
    $8.00
  • Marinated Shrimp ajvar spread / arugula / lemon vinaigrette / blue cheese
    $8.00
  • Smoked Trout beet carpaccio / cucumber / dill / mayo / picked jalapeno
    $6.00

Vegetarian

  • Crispy Cheese smoked gouda / organic slaw / tartar sauce / ajvar emulsion
    $7.00
  • Mediterranean house made hummus / paprika spice / spicy pickles / beet carpaccio
    $5.00
  • Wild Forest Mushroom horseradish dressing / herb-roasted mushrooms / baby arugula / hard boiled quail egg / red onion
    $6.00
  • Vegetarian Burger Zucchini / roasted sunflower seeds / tartar sauce / ajvar spread/ flour / tomato
    $6.00

Soups & Salads

  • Veal Soup root vegetables / creme fresh
    Cup $3.00
    Bowl $5.00
  • Zucchini Soup potato / sundried tomato
    Cup $3.00
    Bowl $5.00
  • Arugula & Slow Cook Steak diced prunes / roasted sunflower seeds / cherry tomatoes / prune balsamic dressing
    $11.00
  • Mix Green Salad with Shrimp roasted squash / caramelized red onion / roasted peppers / pomegranate dressing
    $10.00
  • Balkan Salad arugula / cucumber / cherry tomatoes / onion / red & yellow bell peppers / cow cheese / croutons / cherry vinaigrette
    $8.00
  • Spinach Salad & Fried Chicken organic baby spinach / celery stalk / carrots / cherry tomato / horseradish dressing
    $9.00

Desserts

  • Panna Cotta Roseberry sorbet /peanut crumble /orange jelly / strawberry yogurt
    $7.00
  • Apple Pie almond crumble / vanilla ice cream / caramel mousse / apple jelly
    $7.00

Balkan Fare

  • Ambar Burger beef & veal / boston lettuce / smoked mayo / tomato / potatoes
    $12.00
  • Meat Pie crispy phyllo / beef & pork / garlic yogurt
    $8.00
  • Cheese Pie crispy phyllo / cucumber yogurt / ajvar
    $7.00
  • Stuffed Sour Cabbage pork belly / jasmine rice / mashed potato / yogurt
    $11.00
  • Baked Beans and Sausage smoked pork sausage / roasted pepper / onion / paprika
    $12.00
  • Spicy Sausage beef & pork / green peas & root vegetable stew
    $12.00
  • Balkan Kebab beef & veal / spring oninons / kajmak / fries
    $12.00
  • Drunken Mussels capers / grappa / garlic/ lemon juice
    $10.00
  • Sesame Crusted Salmon spicy eggplant / arugula / asparagus / horseradish
    $12.00

Chef's Platter

  • Veal Soup
  • Balkan Salad
  • Cheese Pie
  • Balkan Kebab
  • Stuffed Sour Cabbage

Beverage Specials

Homemade Lemonades

  • Ambar Lemonade Infused with Rosemary
    $4.00
  • Mixed Berry Lemonade
    $4.00

Wine

  • House Red
    $5.00
  • House White
    $5.00
  • House Sparkling Wine
    $5.00

Beer

  • Yuengling
    $5.00
  • Miller Lite
    $5.00
  • Corona
    $5.00
  • Valjevsko
    $5.00

Other Beverages

Session Cocktails

  • Grappa Smash grappa rakia / lemon / mint
    $6.00
  • Pomegranate Collins vodka / pomegranate / lemon / soda
    $6.00
  • Belgrade Mule plum rakia / homemade ginger beer / lime juice
    $6.00

Homemade Soda

  • Ginger Beer
    $4.00

Coffee Specialties

  • Nutella Cappuccino espresso / Nutella / orange / cinnamon / steamed milk
    $5.00
  • Turkish Coffee
    $5.00

Brunch

Balkan Experience

  • Balkan Experience Includes an endless selection of all plates and brunch drinks. Must be enjoyed by entire table. 2h time limit
    $39.00

Brunch Drinks

  • Traditional Mimosa Balkan sparkling wine / orange juiced
    $6.00
  • Ambar Mimosa Balkan sparkling wine / peach & lavender puree
    $7.00
  • Cherry Mimosa Balkan sparkling wine / cherry puree / lime juice
    $7.00
  • Mango Mimosa Balkan sparkling wine / mango & hibiscus puree
    $7.00
  • Bloody Mary vodka / tomato / onion / celery / horseradish worcestershire / chipotle
    $7.00

Starters

  • Mezze Platter / Mezetluk homemade cornbread / chefs selection of cold cuts / cow cheese / ajvar spread / kajmak
    $10.00
  • Sumadija Kajmak / Šumadijski Kajmak traditional aged milk skim spread
    $6.00
  • Creamy Chicken Spread / Pileći Namaz roasted sesame seeds / garlic / mayo / cream served with cornbread and sourdough
    $7.00
  • Olivier Spread / Ruska Salata mayo / mix vegetables / egg / lemon juice served with cornbread and sourdough
    $6.00
  • Spread Tasting / Balkanski Namazi kajmak / ajvar spread and Olivier spread served with cornbread and sourdough
    $11.00
  • Balkan Salad / Šopska Salata tomato / peppers / cucumber / onions / aged cow cheese
    $7.00
  • Mix Green Salad / Zelena Salata olive oil / balsamic vinegar / cherry tomato / sunflower seeds / goat cheese
    $6.00
  • "Popara" Balkan Bread Pudding / Popara aged cow cheese / milk / chili flakes / country style bacon
    $6.00
  • Potato Hash / Kromprići sa Lukom glazed smoked onion / house spices / garlic
    $5.00
  • Veal & Vegetable Soup / Teleća čorba sour cream / fresh chives
    $7.00
  • Chicken Soup / Pileća Supa carrots / parsnip / celery
    $6.00

Paistries & Crepes

  • Cheese Pie / Pita sa Sirom cucumber yogurt / ajvar emulsion
    $7.00
  • Meat Pie / Pita sa Mesom ground beef & pork / garlic yogurt
    $9.00
  • Roasted Mushroom Crepe / Šumske Pečurke red pepper emulsion / thyme veloute / gouda
    $8.00
  • Ham & Cheese Crepe / Palačinka Sa Šunkom gouda / tartar sauce / red pepper spread
    $9.00

Eggs

  • Prosciutto Benedict / Poširana Jaja sa Pršutom muffin / ajvar / kajmak sauce / potato hash / mixed greens
    $11.00
  • Salmon Benedict / Poširana Jaja sa Lososom muffin / cream fraiche / kajmak sauce / potato hash / mixed greens
    $12.00
  • Ham Omelette / Omlet sa Šunkom smoked ham / gouda / vegetables / popara / potato hash
    $12.00
  • Veggie Omelette / Omlet sa Povrcem vegetables / creamy ajvar sauce / popara / potato hash
    $11.00
  • Steak & Egg / Biftek I Jaja homemade chimichurri sauce / eggs / potato hash / popara
    $14.00
  • Sausage and Egg / Kobasice I Jaja pork sausage / eggs / potato hash / popara
    $15.00

Sandwiches

  • Balkano / Sendvic sa Prasetinom I Kulenom slow cooked pork / kulen / Ambar's mustard
    $13.00
  • Zucchini "Burger" / Burger Od Tikvica red pepper spread / sunflower seeds / gouda cheese
    $11.00
  • Egg BLT / Sendvič sa Jajima I Slaninom bacon / eggs / lettuce / tomato / tarter sauce / melted mix cheese
    $12.00
  • Balkan Burger / Pljeskavica pork & beef / crispy bacon / house smoked mayo / melted mix cheese
    $14.00
  • Fried Chicken Sandwich / Pileći Sendvič almond & walnut encrusted / spring mix / apple-wasabi mayo
    $13.00

Sweets

  • Cinnamon Sweet Sourdough / Uštipci sa Cimetom with your choice of Nutella or homemade jam
    $7.00
  • Poached Pear Waffle / Bakin Kolač sa Kruškama with home-made caramel sauce and whipped cream
    $9.00
  • Blueberry Waffle / Bakin Kolač sa Borovnicama with blueberry jam and whipped cream
    $9.00
  • Strawberry Waffle / Bakin Kolač sa Jagodama with Nutella and whipped cream
    $9.00
  • Fruit Granola / Zitarice sa Voćem homemade granola / yogurt / chef's fruit selection
    $6.00

Dinner

Balkan Experience

  • Balkan Experience #1 Unlimited small plates & drinks. Must be enjoyed by entire table
    $49.00
  • Balkan Experience #2 Unlimited plates & drinks. Must be enjoyed by entire table
    $59.00

Meat Mezze

  • Goveđa Pršuta beef prosciutto
    $8.00
  • Dimljeni Svinjski Vrat smoked pork neck
    $8.00
  • Pečenica pork filet
    $8.00
  • Karlovačka beef / pork salami
    $8.00
  • Jagnjeća Kobasica lamb salami
    $8.00
  • Kulen spicy salami
    $8.00

Kajmak Bar

  • Šumadija Kajmak not aged milk skim spread
    $7.00
  • Zlatibor aged 3-6 months
    $7.00
  • Smoked Salmon capers / dill / onion / lemon
    $9.00
  • Mushroom porcini / walnut
    $8.00
  • Spicy Crab ajvar / cilantro / pickles chili
    $10.00
  • Chef's Tasting sumadija / mushroom / salmon
    $13.00

Spreads

  • Urnebes aged cow cheese / ajvar / chilli
    $6.00
  • Ajvar roasted pepper / eggplant / garlic
    $6.00
  • Garlic Beans onion / dry roasted pepper / paprika
    $5.00
  • Hummus paprika / olive oil
    $5.00
  • Smoked Trout pickled jalapeño / cilantro / mayo
    $6.00
  • Beets Tzatziki yogurt / roasted beets / garlic
    $8.00
  • Chef's Tasting ajvar / kajmak / urnebes
    $12.00

House Baked Pies

  • Meat / Pita sa Mesom crispy phyllo / beef and pork garlic yogurt
    $8.00
  • Cheese / Pita sa Sirom crispy phyllo / cucumber yogurt / roasted red pepper sauce
    $8.00

Flatbreads

  • White / Pizza sa Sirom kajmak / cured aged cow's chesse / fresh herbs tru e paste / olive oil
    $8.00
  • Pork / Pizza sa Prasetinom slow cooked pork / pickled onion / cheese
    $9.00
  • Mushroom / Pizza sa Pečurkama shiitake, crimini, button oyster mushrooms / arugula / cheese
    $9.00

Soup & Salad

  • Veal Soup / Teleća Krem Čorba root vegetables / creme fresh
    $7.00
  • Zucchini Soup / Čorba Od Tikvica potato / sundried tomato
    $7.00
  • Balkan Salad / Šopska Salata tomato / pepper / cucumber / onion aged cow cheese
    $7.00
  • Squash Salad / Zelena Salata mixed greens / panko-crusted mozzarella crispy bacon / pomegranate dressing
    $10.00
  • Red Quinoa Salad grilled corn / dry cranberries / heirloom tomato / lettuce / balsamic
    $9.00
  • Baby Beet Salad / Salata Od Cvekle goat cheese mousse / roasted walnuts / grape & balsamic reduction
    $7.00
  • Marinated Three Peppers house marinated / spicy / mild / pickles with cheese
    $6.00

Vegetables

  • Grilled Asparagus / Spargle veloute / crispy prosciutto / pumpkin quail egg
    $9.00
  • Brussels Sprouts / Prokelj lemon & garlic yogurt / bacon
    $8.00
  • Cabbage Casuela / Podvarak braised cabbage / dry pepper / yogurt
    $7.00
  • Ambar Fries / Krompirići aged kajmak /chives / homemade spice
    $6.00
  • Roasted Mushroom Crepes / Šumske Pečurke red pepper emulsion / veloute / gouda
    $8.00
  • Leek Croquettes / Kroketi ajvar emulsion / panko crust
    $6.00
  • Mushroom Risotto / Pilav root veggies / rice / cremini mushroom
    $7.00

Meat and Poultry

  • Tartare Steak / Tartar Biftek pork "cracklins" / sundried tomato butter pickled vegetables / onion / capers
    $13.00
  • Tuna Tartare / Tartar Od Tune black butter / pear salsa / roasted almonds
    $9.00
  • Almond / Crusted Chicken walnut / green apple / chive / wasabi mayo
    $8.00
  • Bacon & Peanut Pork Tenderloin / Svinjski File miso-mustard tarragon / mashed potato
    $10.00
  • Chicken Kebab / Pileći Kebab kajmak sauce / pickled onion
    $8.00
  • Balkan Kebab / Ćevapi house grounded beef and veal / scallions / paprika
    $10.00
  • Lamb Skewer / Jagnjeci Raznjic house ground lamb / herb sour cream/ rose syrup
    $9.00
  • Ambar Burger / Pljeskavica beef & veal / boston lettuce / smoked mayo / tomato
    $8.00
  • Stuffed Sour Cabbage / Sarma potato mash / pork belly / rice / yogurt
    $9.00
  • Slow Cooked Pork / Trgano Prase yukon potato mash / cabbage slaw
    $10.00
  • Steak & Frites / Govedi Stek aged kajmak / house fries / red peppercorn
    $10.00
  • Vienna Schnitzel / Bečka šNicla crispy veal / tartar sauce
    $10.00
  • Stuffed Pepper / Paprikica stuffed with root vegetables / beef & pork
    $12.00

Sausages

  • Beef & Pork / Prebranac baked beans / onion / roasted pepper
    $8.00
  • Lamb & Veal / Jagnjeća Kobasica red & yellow bell peppers / onion garlic eggplant / chili flakes / tomato
    $8.00
  • Spicy Pork / Gurmanska Kobasica green peas and root vegetable stew
    $9.00
  • Smoked Pork / Dimljena Kobasica homemade mustard sauce
    $7.00

Seafood

  • Drunken Mussels / Dagnje rakija / garlic / capers / lemon / somun
    $10.00
  • Grilled Calamari with Gremolata / Grilovane Lignje fresh herbs / diced pepper / lemon
    $10.00
  • Sesame Crusted Salmon / Losos horseradish sauce / spicy eggplant / arugula
    $11.00
  • Shrimp Skewer / Gambori prosciutto / asparagus / pepper spicy sesame aioli
    $10.00
  • Rainbow Trout / Pastrmka peas / garlic / spinach / baked tomatoes
    $10.00

Mixed Grill Selection

  • Mix Meat Platter / Mesano Meso pork loin / sausage / kebab / chicken / burger potato fries / urnebes spread
    $32.00
  • Sea Food Platter / Morski Tanjir salmon / mussels / shrimp skewer / grilled calamari trout / organic slaw
    $34.00

Drinks

Cocktails

  • Sarajevo Old Fashioned
    $11.00
  • Balkan Salad / Šopska SalataPomegranate Collins
    $9.00
  • Margarita
    $9.00
  • Mojito
    $9.00
  • Mango Lemonade
    $9.00
  • Berry Daisy
    $9.00

Wine

  • House Sparkling
    $8.00
  • House Red
    $8.00
  • House White
    $8.00

Beer

  • Yuengling
    $6.00

Desserts

Desserts

  • Forest Gnocchi (San Pellegrino award winner) chocolate mousse / bitter orange cake / ground chocolate / orange gelee / taragon gnocchi / passionfruit espuma / black tea sauce
    $9.00
  • Balkan Cookies Chef's selection of traditional cookies / vanilice / orasnice / bajadere
    $5.00
  • Cinnamon Sweet Sourdough Served with Nutella
    $6.00
  • Panna Cotta Roseberry sorbet /peanut crumble /orange jelly /strawberry yogurt
    $8.00
  • Balkan Apple Pie Almond crumble /vanilla ice cream /caramel mousse
    $8.00

Dessert Drinks & Digestives

  • Maculan Dindarelo Moscato, Italy
    $12.00
  • Librandi La Passule Montonico, Italy
    $12.00
  • La Tour Vielle Banyuls Grenache, France
    $9.00
  • Don Ciccio & Figly Limoncello, Washington, DC
    $8.00
  • Stara Sokolova Honey Rakia, Serbia
    $10.00

Coffee & Mighty Leaf Tea

  • Turkish Coffee
    $5.00
  • Nutella Cappuccino
    $6.00
  • Mighty Leaf Teas
    $4.00

Drink Menu

Cocktails

  • Sarajevo Old Fashioned plum rakia / bourbon / bitters / cane syrup
    $11.00
  • Skoplje pear rakia / mezcal / spiced pear puree / sour mix
    $12.00
  • Negroni Punch aged negroni / strawberry grappa / ginger syrup / mango
    $11.00
  • Strawberry Spritz strawberry infused grappa / aperol / sparkling wine
    $10.00
  • Visnja Sour cherry infused plum rakia / lime juice / cherry simple syrup absinthe rinse
    $11.00
  • Berry Daisy vodka / mixed berry puree / sour mix
    $9.00
  • Belgrade Mule plum rakia / lime / ginger beer
    $10.00
  • Ultimate G & T hendrick's / fever tree tonic / cucumber
    $13.00
  • Grappa Smash grappa rakia / lemon / mint
    $11.00
  • Rakia Gimlet lemon infused grappa / lemon juice / simple syrup
    $10.00
  • Pomegranate Collins vodka / pomegranate syrup / lemon
    $9.00
  • Simply Bliss lemongrass, grapefruit & lime infused gin / apricot liqueur lemon / grapefruit bitters
    $11.00

Classic Cocktails

  • Margarita tequila / agave nectar / lime
    $9.00
  • Mango Lemonade vodka / mango / lemon
    $9.00
  • Barrel Aged Manhattan bourbon / sweet vermouth / angostura bitters
    $12.00
  • Mojito bacardi's Castillo rum / mint / lime
    $9.00
  • Barrel Aged Negroni gin / campari / sweet vermouth
    $12.00

Beer

  • Jelen
    16.9 Oz $10.00
  • Zagorka
    16.9 Oz $10.00
  • Starr Hill "The Love" Hefeweizen
    $7.00
  • Miller Lite
    $6.00
  • Corona
    $6.00
  • Flying Dog Stout
    $8.00
  • Nikšićko
    16.9 Oz $10.00
  • New Belgium "Fat Tire" Amber
    $8.00
  • Flying Dogipa
    $8.00
  • Yuengling
    $6.00
  • Bip Belgrade
    $6.00

Sparkling Wines

  • Zonin Prosecco Veneto Italy
    $11.00
    $43.00
  • Cricova Chard, Pn, Sb Moldova
    $8.00
    $31.00
  • Cricova Rose Moldova
  • Ariola Lambrusco Amabile Romagna Italy
    $47.00
  • Edoardo Miroglio Chard, Pn Bulgaria
    $45.00

White Wines

  • Albastere Suvignon Blanc Moldova | 2012
    $10.00
    $39.00
  • Chateau Vartelay Chardonnay Moldova | 2012
    $11.00
    $43.00
  • Stobi Rose Macedonia | 2014
    $11.00
    $43.00
  • Three Saints Chardonnay St. Maria CA | 2011
    $48.00
  • Stobi Rkatsiteli Macedonia | 2014
    $55.00
  • Trapan Malvasia Croatia | 2008
    $55.00
  • Roxanich Ines Sb, Vermentino, Glera Croatia | 2008
    $90.00
  • Stobi ŽIlavka Macedonia | 2013
    $11.00
    $43.00
  • Bulgariana "Thracian Blend" Bulgaria | 2012
    $10.00
    $39.00
  • Budimir Tamianika Serbia | 2013
    $11.00
    $43.00
  • Jelić Morava Serbia | 2013
    $12.00
    $47.00
  • Plantaže Krstač Montenegro | 2012
    $50.00
  • Dveri Furmint, Pinos, Riesling Slovenia | 2013
    $48.00
  • Graševina "Belje" Croatia | 2012
    $48.00

Red Wines

  • Stobi Vranac Macedonia | 2013
    $11.00
    $43.00
  • Bulgariana Cabernet Suvignon Bulgaria | 2011
    $10.00
    $39.00
  • Bulgariana Cab, Merlot, Rubin, Mavrud Bulgaria | 2008
    $10.00
    $39.00
  • Budimir Triada Prokupac Serbia | 2008
    $13.00
    $51.00
  • Vuina Babica Stafileo Croatia | 2008
    $65.00
  • Budimir Sub Rosa Prokupac Cab Serbia | 2007
    $80.00
  • Dveri Blaufrankisch, Pinot Noir, Zweigelt Slovenia | 2008
    $56.00
  • Stobi Vranec Veritas Macedonia | 2011
    $50.00
  • Agrina Portuguiser Serbia | 2013
    $11.00
    $43.00
  • Bulgariana Cab, Syrah Bulgaria | 2011
    $10.00
    $39.00
  • Vinaria Dingač Plavac Mali Croatia | 2010
    $11.00
    $43.00
  • Monser Babesca Meagra Romania | 2012
    $39.00
  • Ivanović Prokupac Serbia | 2009
    $45.00
  • Vinarija Dingač Dingač Croatia | 2008
    $70.00
  • Trapan Teran Croatia | 2012
    $75.00
  • Zvonko Bogdan Cuvee No.1 Serbia | 2012
    $45.00

Rakia

Horizontal Tasting

  • Voivoda Quince / Stara Sokolova / Etno Quince
  • Zuta Osa Plum / Bozic Plum / Etno Plum
  • Bozic Pear / Stara Sokolova Pear / Etno Pear

Vertical Tasting

  • Etno Pear / Etno Apricot / Etno Quince
  • Bozic Pear / Bozic Apricot / Bozic Quince
  • Stara Sokolova Pear / Apricot / Quince

Premium Tasting

  • Stara Sokolova Plum A uniquely smooth blend of traditional and modern varieties of plums with vanilla, orange blossom and earthy scents. This Rakia has become a staple of South Eastern Europe
    $10.00
  • Stara Sokolova Pear Both refined and sophisticated, this Rakia is made entirely from the noble Williams pear and is valued for its muted sweetness and soft, floral notes
    $10.00
  • Stara Sokolova Quince A bold aroma is created by its double distillation. Made from fully ripe quince, it ensures the perfect harmony between the sweetness and natural tartness of quince
    $10.00
  • Stara Sokolova Apricot Made from the highest quality apricots from the regions of Serbia. The fruit is picked at the peak of the season to ensure the final spirit reflects the pure, sweet essence of apricot
    $10.00
  • Stara Sokolova Honey This Rakia strikes a perfect chord of floral notes, with every sip opening the bright natural sweetness of honey, filled in by the fruity base of the underlying spirit
    $10.00
  • Burgas 63 One of the best Bulgarian rakias, this barrel aged gem has a subtle Muscat aroma and oak notes remnant from the aging process with a soft and elegant taste. The rakia is produced by the distillation of wine made from Muscat Otonnel grape aged in small batches of selected oak barrels for more than three years
    $9.00
  • Maraska Plum Maraska Slivovitz is a pure, natural Kosher Slivovitz brandy made by special fermentation and distillation of the finest ripe blue plums grown in the rich soil of the Adriatic Hinterland, the second largest plum-growing area in the world. It is made under strict kosher guidelines allowing this brandy to be "Kosher For Passover"
    $9.00
  • Bozic Plum Made from ripened plum, this brandy suggests a specific aroma and taste of pure fruit that was carefully crafted by smashed, fermented fruits
    $9.00
  • Bozic Pear A flavoring of full pears are created by using a distilled fruit mash, with subtle notes of citrus, finished by a smooth, yet crisp texture
    $9.00
  • Bozic Apricot Produced from selected sorts of apricots, this Rakia arouses the senses by skillfully flirting with the tongue and palate. Although clear and colorless, its intense and pure smell is unforgettable
    $9.00
  • Bozic Quince Originated on the shores of the Caspian Sea, it awards the taste and smell of royal fruit brandies, with a bold distinct fullness gained from its aging in stainless steel containers
    $9.00
  • Bozic Grappa Made of select, ripened Muscat grapes to give an intense aroma of the unmistakable flavor of grapes
    $9.00
  • Bozic Honey Relishing the sweetness of this spirit, This rakia is carefully harvested with fruit nectar from bee to produce strong honey notes
    $9.00
  • Flores Zuta Osa Plum Aged for several years in oak barrels, it is made with the ripest plums to craft tastes of vanilla and almond; starting mellow and then leading to a smooth, clean finish
    $10.00
  • Flores Bela Osa Plum Flores Bela Osa Plum gets its flavor from its organic, ripened plums and aging process in stainless steel containers to produce unique, exotic tastes
    $10.00
  • Zlatna Plum This excellent brandy's fruit is selected, smashed and left to ferment. Distillation protects the fruity ingredients of a Slivovitz
    $9.00
  • Zlatna Pear A pure and natural Pear Brandy that delights the senses with its unmistakable aroma of fresh pears and strong pear aftertaste. Both potent and intense, striking the right balance of complexity
    $9.00
  • Zlatna Apricot Very nice smell of fresh apricot and strong aroma.. Ripe fruit with no apricot kernel is smashed and left to ferment. During distillation it has to keep its original fruity smell
    $9.00
  • Zlatna Quince TMild-yellow color and clear brandy with nice quince aftertaste. Made of ripe quince distilled in the traditional way
    $9.00
  • Voivoda Quince This Voivoda is made from fully ripened, hand-picked quince from a single orchard. It is fermented in stainless steel tanks and then twice distilled in traditional copper stills to produce a memorable finish
    $9.00
  • Voivoda Pear Made from fully ripened, handpicked Williams pears from a single orchard. It is fermented in stainless steel tanks with wild yeast and twice distilled in traditional copper stills
    $9.00
  • Etno Plum This brandy is first strong, finished by its smooth clean texture to prepare any palate for food
    $8.00
  • Etno Pear Distilled from organic, fully ripe Williams pears to results in a clear brandy with an intense aroma and complex taste of pears
    $8.00
  • Etno Apricot Made with distilled, organic apricots. Its intense and clean aromas of local apricots result in lasting memorites of its unique taste
    $8.00
  • Etno Quince This ultra-rare brandy is made from the quince through the process of fermenting the quince, which gives way to its subtle, yet sweet finish
    $8.00
  • Etno Grappa This exquisite brandy is distilled from fully ripened grapes to embody the freshness and crispness of its fruits, with a soft, tart finish
    $8.00
  • Montenegro Grappa This hard grape brandy, is mildly balanced to develop an aroma of grape varieties from the Montenegro region with a fullness that suggests its formation using whole crushed grapes
    $9.00
  • Gazdina Raspberry This Rakia is made from carefully selected berries belonging to the family of roses that produce an exceptional raspberry flavor with a recognizable aroma
    $10.00
  • Excellentia Plum This popular brandy is produced by processing the Pozegaca plums that gives to its full body flavored
    $9.00
  • Jelinek Plum An age old recipe of R. Jelinek's, this high-quality, three times distilled plum brandy is made of well-matured plums to create a smooth, slight almond flavor
    $9.00
  • Gruzanka Pear Fruit brandy Vilijamovka produced by careful selection of fruit from private plantations in the heart of Sumadija, at the slopes of Kotlenik mountain, noble aroma and taste. Ripe Williams pear is carefully selected, smashed and left to ferment for a couple of weeks. Double- distilled in traditional way
    $9.00
  • Gruzanka Pear W/ Honey Carefully selected Vilijamovka produced from private plantations in the heart of Sumadija. This ripe Williams pear is selected, smashed and left to ferment for a couple of weeks. Double distilled in traditional way and infused with honey
    $9.00
  • Gruzanska Plum Carefully selected ripe plum named Crvena ranka, is left to ferment for a couple of weeks. Plum brandy made of plums (double distilled) very pleasing taste, aging in oak barrels. During aging the primary taste of brandy is transformed into a sophisticated bouquet that makes the Gružanska nit very appealing
    $9.00
  • Gruzanska Quince Gružanska Nit is a quince brandy made by carefully selection of fruits picked form privately owned quince orchards, aged in stainless steel tanks for at least a year resulting in a unique deep, rich, complex flavor and long lingering finish. Smooth and aromatic brandy is a result of a carefully conducted production process
    $9.00
  • Perun Plum Small batch, double distilled high quality fruit brandy produced in Serbia since 2007.It's crystal clear color demonstrates a pure, well-balanced spirit. The nose surprises with the subtle qualities of fruit. The palate is pleasing and easy to drink, very versatile to enjoy before or after dinner. Enjoy it in a cocktail or as you prefer, though traditionally we drink it chilled
    $9.00
  • Perun Pear We crush and ferment the fruit, while removing seeds. The pure fruit mash is distilled in our German-made red-copper pot still. It takes 38 pounds (17kg) of fruit to make 1000ml of Brandy. After at least 12 months of aging, Brandy is ready to be bottled. The appearance is colorless. The nose surprises with the subtle qualities of fruit. Easy to drink, the palate is pleasing. The aftertaste is clean with a strong hint fruit
    $9.00
  • Kruna Grappa Kruna is a colorless, hard alcoholic drink with 50% alcohol, very potable, harmonious, full and warm mouthfeel. Wine smell, strongly expressed with mild pomace smell afterwards
    $9.00
  • Zaric Pear It is produced from the most valued pear cultivar, "Viljamovka" containing a high percentage of sugar and very little acid, therefore its aromatic matters are fully exposed. One bottle of brandy is produced from 8-10 kilograms of pears
    $9.00
  • Zaric Plum Produced from fully ripe plum fruits of Trnovaca, Pozegaca and Crvena ranka cultivated in the sunny slopes of the hills in the vicinity of Kosjeric, using the latest technology and the traditional manner of distilling in a copper boiler. The plums are grown at the altitude between 500 and 900 meters above sea level and in ecological vineyards
    $9.00
  • Zaric Quince We crush and ferment the fruit, while removing seeds. The pure fruit mash is distilled in our German-made red-copper pot still. It takes 38 pounds (17kg) of fruit to make 1000ml of Brandy. After at least 12 months of aging, Brandy is ready to be bottled. The appearance is colorless. The nose surprises with the subtle qualities of fruit. Easy to drink, the palate is pleasing. The aftertaste is clean with a strong hint fruit
    $9.00
  • Zaric Raspberry Twenty kilograms of carefully selected raspberry fruits is needed for the production of one litre of this exclusive brandy. A sensitive fruit, resistant to classical distilling process, does not lose its characteristic flavour due to our special technology which carefully emphasizes it. Thermal processing isolates and preserves the flavour so that the produced brandy should not be coloured, and to keep the characteristic fragrance and flavour of perfect fresh fruits
    $9.00
  • Manastirka Plum Manastirka Slivovitz is made of the sort of plum called Pozegaca from Western Serbia region. Pozegaca is probably the most aromatic plum in the world. After fermentation Manastirka is double distilled in order to decrease alcoholic content of good slivovitz and gain more proficient taste. This is probably the most famous brands of all plum brandies
    $9.00
  • Takovo Pear A fruit rakia produced from the world famous pear Williams, with its aroma and flavor preserved by a careful distillation process, revealing the refreshing qualities of a fresh pear
    $9.00
  • Takovo Quince This quince is made from finest quince fruits. Its traditional methods of production contributes to the formation of the unique harmony of taste and smell that Quince Brandy is known for
    $9.00
  • Takovo Plum Sljivovica is made with with Ripe plum from Central Serbia region. The fruit is selected, smashed and left to ferment. Distillation protects the fruity ingredients of a Slivovitz
    $9.00

Happy Hour Menu

Happy Hour

  • Beers Yuengling / Miller Lite / Valjevsko
  • Wines House red / White / Sparkling

Cocktails

  • Mango Lemonade vodka / mango puree / simple syrup
  • Margarita Classic tequila / agave nectar / lime
  • Mojito Classic rum / simple syrup / mint / lime
  • Sarajevo Old Fashioned plum rakia / bourbon / bitters / cane syrup
  • Pomegranate Collins vodka / pomegranate syrup /lemon juice
  • Berry Daisy vodka / mixed berry puree / sour mix

Rakia

  • Plum
  • Grape
  • Apricot
  • Quince
  • Pear

Main

  • Ambar Fries with spicy sesame aioli
  • Balkan Salad tomato / pepper / cucumber / onion / aged cow cheese
  • Bread Basket homemade bread & fried sourdough served with three traditional spreads
  • Veal & Vegetable Soup with creme fraiche and fresh chives
  • Balkan Kebab beef&veal / scallions / paprika
  • Urnebes Dip cow's cheese / ajvar / chili flakes / homemade bread
  • Hummus paprika / olive oil / served with homemade bread
  • Drunken Mussels rakija / garlic / capers / lemon / somun / cream
  • Sweet Sourdough served with Nutella
  • Pork Slider slow cooked pork / cabbage slaw / horseradish
  • Almond Crusted Chicken walnut / green apple / chive / wasabi mayo

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  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Modern, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (202) 813-3039
  • Private Dining Room: Yes