Monday, November 7, 2016

Ambar Clarendon Debuts Lunch Service

Ambar (Photo: Goran Kosanovic)

From our friends at Ambar...

Ambar Clarendon Debuts Lunch Service with Sandwiches, Traditional Balkan Specialties, Cold Pressed Juices and Session Cocktails

Ambar, the nation’s capital’s first Balkan restaurant, owned by Serbian born Ivan Iricanin, is pleased to announce the introduction of lunch service at the newly opened Clarendon location at 2901 Wilson Blvd. Lunch will debut Monday, November 7th and will be available Monday through Friday, from 11 AM to 2 PM. Ambar’s lunch menu will feature a selection of soups, salads and seven sandwiches along with pies and traditional Balkan lunch items, along with session cocktails, freshly pressed juices and featured wine and beers.

One will want to start with some of Ambar’s most popular soups and salads which include Roasted Squash Salad with mixed greens, crispy bacon, roasted pepper, roasted squash and pomegranate dressing; Ambar Salad with mixed greens, zucchini, asparagus, broccoli and poppy seed dressing, or the Creamy Mushroom Soup with crispy leeks, forest mushrooms and cream.

Items from the Sandwiches & Pies section of the menu will include Cheese & Spinach Pie with crispy phyllo, cucumber yogurt and ajvar emulsion; Wild Boar Burger with arugula and pesto sauce; Fried Catfish with organic slaw and tartar sauce; Zucchini Burger with roasted sunflower seeds, tartar sauce, ajvar spread and smoked gouda; Grilled Shrimp with lettuce, tomato, pepper aioli and crispy prosciutto, and the Fried Chicken, almond and walnut crusted chicken with red onion and apple wasabi.

Those looking for traditional Balkan lunch fare will want to consider the Stuffed Sour Cabbage with pork belly, jasmine rice, mashed potato and yogurt; Baked Beans & Sausage with paprika and house-made pork sausage; Slow Cooked Stuffed Pepper with house ground beef & pork, served with dill cream, and the Lamb Stew with sweet cabbage and horseradish, served with cornbread. A selection of items from the Rotisserie and Chefs Specials such as the Mix Meat Platter with pork neck, sausage, kebab, chicken, Balkan fries and urnebes spread will also be available. Better yet, patrons will want to take advantage of Ambar’s Lunch Deals featuring a choice of any lunch beverage & dessert for $7 per person with the purchase of an entrĂ©e. Lunch dishes are priced from $4 to $21 each.

Ambar’s new lunch menu is complemented by featured handcrafted non-alcoholic cocktails, session cocktails and cold pressed juices. Non-alcoholic libations include Rosemary Lemonade; Peach Ice Tea; Berry Hibiscus Soda, as well as Ginger Green Tea Soda. Session cocktails, which have a lower alcohol levels with a one-ounce pour of the featured spirit, for daytime enjoyment, include the Orangina, vodka, lemon juice, orange puree and soda; Cosmo Flip, vodka, muddled grapes, mint syrup, lime juice and cranberry juice, and the Mojito, rum, mint and lime. Cold pressed juices include Apple-berry Lush, apple, carrot and strawberry; Beets & Treats, beet, apple, carrot, orange and lemon, and the Green Cheer, cucumber, spinach, lemon, apple and orange. A selection of house wine, draft beer and coffee specialties are also available. Prices for lunch beverages range from $4.50 to $6 each.

Ambar Clarendon is located at 2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia, 22201, just two blocks from the Clarendon Metro station accessible on the Orange and Silver Lines. The restaurant will be open for dinner Sunday through Thursday, from 4 PM to 10:30 PM and Friday and Saturday, from 4 PM to 11:30 PM. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, from 11 AM to 2 PM. Happy Hour is served Monday through Friday, from 4 PM to 7 PM. For additional information please call (703) 875-9663 or visit