Ambli is my favorite kind of restaurant: Beautiful food served in a beautiful room, and not too far from home. The sharing menu offers tapas-style small plates, flatbreads, and platters perfect for everyone to get more than a little taste. An absolute must every time are the Sake Style Lobster Shooters: red coconut curry poured over softly fried lobster dumplings. Heaven in a shot glass!
When my friend Sue and I met for lunch recently, I ordered the Beet Tartare salad which was not only a stunning presentation, but delicious: roasted beats, jicama, peanuts, oranges, and creamy goat cheese topped with green onion curls and balsamic glaze. I splurged and added seared ahi tuna for a little protein. I would have loved to pair it with a crisp glass of wine, but alas we both had afternoon appointments.
The dining space is large, yet feels intimate and the décor is on trend with soft grays and brushed brass. It’s a bit like Cheers in that I always see a friendly face and catch up on the latest goings on during happy hour (awesome cocktail, wine and food prices!).
Give Chef Ricardo and his friendly and attentive staff a tryand let me know what you think!