We found a modern Balkan beauty named Ambar; her profile couldn’t be more perfect.
Height/Body Type: Standing two stories tall, she has copper-topped bars, a heated patio, and farmhouse touches like rough wood walls and blown-glass pendant lights.
Assets: Chef Bojan Bocvarov, formerly of Belgrade hotspot Mala Fabrika Ukusa (Little Factory of Taste), dishes mezze like mushroom-stuffed crepes, platters of slow-roasted meat, and regional favorites like stuffed sour cabbage. Pastry whiz Danilo Bucan preps outré sweets — such as Forrest Gnocchi (tarragon pasta served with chocolate mousse sauce dabbed with orange gel, black tea glaze, and passion fruit foam) — to order.
Personality: Thirty varieties of the Balkans’ favorite fruit brandy, rakia, keeps cheeks rosy. She’s ready to have kids (see: cherry colored high chairs).
Hobbies: Community service takes the form of a weekday happy hour (5-7 p.m.), with small plates and beer and wine, all just $4.
Tell your friends she’s real.
Ambar, 523 8th Street Southeast, between E and G Streets (202-813-3039 or ambarrestaurant.com).
Photo: Kate Gibbs for DailyCandy