Loved our first visit to Trax.
This was our first experience at Trax. It is very small and tightly seated but, if you are looking for romance there are a few tables that call to the heart. If you are headed to Trax for a date night, tell them you would like a table in the alcove by the window. There were four of us for dinner and each of us had something different. Everything was very tasty. The butternut squash soup and the special asparagas wrapped in prociutto with goat cheese appetizers were excellent. Scallops, duck, pork loin and salmon were all cooked just right. Not inexpensive. For the four of us with a tip dinner came to $180. Nice thing about Trax beyond the great food is it's a BYOB. We'll be back!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated a special birthday
We celebrated a special birthday at one of our favorite BYOBs - TRAX. The food was excellent and all five of us cleaned our plates; the lamb and tenderloin were particularly delicious.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food. Fresh,
Outstanding food. Fresh, effort towards organic and local. Very good service. Tight quarters but tables well situated and noise level surprisingly low. Meals not inexpensive but with BYOB the overall value was excellent.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have loved Trax for years...
I have loved Trax for years... wonderful food and service. My only wish is that they do something about the acoustics. Due to the wood floors, the noise level makes this fantastic restaurant a 3-star vs. a 5-star experience. Perhaps some area rugs? Overall, however, the food is always top notch.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was delicious. Price
Food was delicious. Price fix before 6 Pm a great deal. Service pleasant. Only downside: Hard to have a quiet conversation. Music too loud. Place very noisy when it filled up with patrons.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
It was our first visit but not our last. Kate was great and we loved the swordfish special. The place is charming but small, so do make reservations. It wasn't crowded when we were there, but I imagine it gts quite noisy on a busy night.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had learned about Trax from a show on 6ABC. Well, we couldn't be happier! Food was sooooo good. Perfectly balanced flavors, nice serving sizes, so fresh, my salmon practically melted in my mouth. Absolutely can 't wait to go back! You can not go wrong here!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food & Service
We have been consistent patrons of Trax and enjoy the excellent food. The service is always good and the wait-staff is pleasant.. We particularly enjoy celebrating New Years Eve dinners with family at Trax over the past 12 years. The owner, Steve Waxman, greets us in the dining room to ensure we are enjoying our meal.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I had tickets to Act 11 playhouse. We wanted to eat nearby. The food at Trax was wonderful. We loved the menu and had a great time. We certainly will be back.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Trax - the service is always great, the food is inventive and delicious, and I love sitting outside and seeing the trains go by. The fact that you have to halt conversation here and there when the train whistle makes it impossible to hear only adds to the ambiance of this "neighborhood gem." My most recent visit was during Ambler's "Restaurant Week," and the $35 3-course meal was top-notch. I had their version of a caprese salad (a tomato sliced and layered with fresh local mozzarella and topped with pesto), linguine with lobster and scallops in a blush sauce, and a peach crisp with ice cream and strawberry sauce for dessert. DELISH!!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best byob's around.
One of the best byob's around. We love the fresh, interesting food options. Lovely evening!!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trax came onto the scene early in Ambler's revitalization and has been consistently good. Ambience inside and out is unique in this former train station. Summertime first Fridays now has a band outside starting at 8:30 PM. Diners can enjoy or you can just come for lite fair and sit outside. BYO is a plus.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noisy but Good Food
Trains rush by too often for comfort. Still worth a one-time visit.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Down by the trax
Overall great experience. First time dining at Trax, sat outside way down by the railroad. there is a line of tables along the tracks, pretty secluded and apart from other patrons.
Food was excellent, wife and I had the daily specials (swordfish and risotto). Pefectly cooked and seasoned. Service was also excellent - great knowledge of the meals, pairing with wine, some local knowledge about the Ambler train station.
Our reservation was at 8, so the trains were still running every 15-30 mins, so a little loud when it come through. But reminded me of little restaurants in Europe near small stations.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely outdoor dining..delicious!
My husband and I just moved to the Ambler area and decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary @ Trax. It was a beautiful night and we sat outside, which was lovely. Their food was impressive. I've been to so many restaurants recently that over season their food. The food at Trax was prepared perfectly with fresh, local ingredients. I would definitely return, although I've heard that dining inside during the colder months isn't nearly as nice.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was (and always is)
The food was (and always is) really fabulous and we were very excited about the outdoor seating. However, our table was a little too close to the kitchen door. Next time we will ask for a table closer to the train station.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was delicious, with an
This was delicious, with an interesting menu. It was Restaurant week, so it was very busy, but the quality of the food was still very good.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The 'Price Fix' menu was very creative - and the three courses were very good.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there during restaurant
Went there during restaurant week and all 4 dishes were excellent. Continues to be our favorite BYOB in the area.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dining Experience
Excellent food served by friendly and attentive servers. The atmosphere is comfortable and sitting outside is a treat. It's a BYOB and parking is close by. Ambler has lots of good restaurants and this is one of the best.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were recommended to trax about 10 years ago and we go for our anniversary and birthdays every year. Always walk away raving about our experience! Great find!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambler continues to improve it's number and quality of restaurants. But Trax was one of the first and has remained consistently good.
Steve Waxman, the owner, puts care into the running of his restaurant and has been a contributor to the growth and development of Ambler.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menus and pleasant service...
Great menus and pleasant service....relaxed atmosphere. Really liked the limited but varied menu...and daily specials. Will look forward to a repeat visit!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A delightful evening at Trax ...
We frequently find ourselves in Ambler for dinner and when we want that special meal, Trax is the place. Last week we were treated to an outside table on a delightful evening, even when the R5 trains went by.
Our server, Daniel, was very helpful in guiding us through menu selections and our meals were wonderful. My wife is sensitive to black pepper and the chef was very accommodating to make up a scallop risotto with an alternate, pepper-free sauce. Chef even stopped by our table to check on our entrees and was pleased to hear that we were very satisfied.
In one sentence, a great BYO with a delightful menu and knowledgeable wait staff. Do try Trax.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's BYOB but there is a local Wine
and Spirits shop up the street. Trainspotting alert: There are actually trains running through the station and tables set close to the tracks. We sat inside where it's extremely cozy but in a quaint way. Everything we had, from appetizers to desserts, was superb. New York Strip cooked perfectly, crab cakes were delicious. We're definitely going back...
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Evening with friends
We get together with another couple once or twice a year. We always like to dine at a place where we can engage in conversation without a lot of background noise. We also especially like BYOB venues.
Trax Café delivered on both accounts offering us a delicious meal enjoyed by everyone. There were a few seasonal "specials" offered including a shaved fennel and apple salad and a homemade pasta entry with sausage and herbs - both were delicious.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was good; in the
Everything was good; in the past, food and service was inconsistent. At this visit, all was good
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Had a lovely dinner
Great food! Had a lovely dinner over a reunion with old friends.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were headed to a show and
We were headed to a show and it was a great stop for dinner. The food was very good and the service was also. Tables are a little close together and some people talk in loud voices but all in all it was a great dining experience.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Risotto Risotto Risotto
I love a good risotto. The crab risotto special with shrimp and pesto was excellent. My wife loved the boulubais with a filet of skate on top. A shared peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream was a perfect end to our meal. The local chestnut hill coffee was also very good. Trax will definitely be a repeat destination for us.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Trax
Delicious food and great atmosphere while sitting outside. There was a large noisy party inside, so I would be careful about sitting inside--it seemed extremely noisy to me. Also--a dog friendly place, which I didn’t realize or I would have brought my little one. The table next to us had their little puppy and he was adorable. The service was friendly but SLOW--not a problem for us because we weren’t in a hurry at all. They were very busy! Food was amazing!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh seasonal menu
Trax is my favorite local restaurant. Mushroom ravioli & pesto cream sauce last Friday nite was fabulous. Servers always upbeat & enthusiastic.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated promptly with a reservation. Service was excellent with no feeling we needed to rush. Our server was able to answer questions we had and make suggestions based on our tastes. The food was served attractively and hot and was most delicious. The appetizers had interest, the pork fell off the bone and the crab was wonderful. Portions were quite enough and not too much. We enjoyed the surroundings. The room was a little loud when we first came in, but settled as we progressed through the evening. Thank you for a wonderful evening!!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined on a Tuesday night for my husband's birthday and virtually had the place to ourselves. The food was delicious and the service was attentive and pleasant. In the past, we've typically dined here on a Saturday night but we will definitely think of it in the future as a great mid-week option.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of our favorites
trax cafe has been our favorite for a few years. the food is consistently good. The service is. usally excellent and it was good this timme, just not a very friendly server. It is a little on the loud side, but the ambiance and food more than make up for it. My only complaint is that the menu really has not changed ina. long time and i would like tosee more chicken/vegetarian options from time to time.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best French Onion Soup Ever!
This is my new favorite restaurant! What a fantastic experience! Went there for my birthday and had a wonderful dinner. Started with theFrench Onion soup which was light and not salty. Had the braised pork which was extremely tender and the flavor was delightfully subtle. Everything was fresh, well prepared and presented. The service was very good, attentive without being intrusive. Have highly recommended it to my friends. Looking forward to my next visit!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the upper end restaurants in Ambler. Excellent portion sizes of great food! Always a great menu.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and great serv
Great food and great serv ice but it is loud on a Friday night.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful BYOB
Went with my husband after a recommrndation from a friend over 5 years ago.
No idea why I waited so long. The food was carefully prepared and the entire menu came together nicely.
The staff were courteous and professional and there was a good vibe throughout.
An all around terrific dining experience.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always on TRAX
I have praised everything about this little gem in Ambler many, many times which is why I keep returning, usually with friends and family. The menu is always in keeping with the seasons, especially in the summer when fresh herbs and veggies from Steve's garden are included in every dish. The duck finds its way to my plate nearly every time but in between it's the crab cakes, scallops, or a special new to the choices. Definitely the fruit cobbler for dessert, to be shared by the table.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again we returned to Trax and had an absolutely delicious meal. There were four of us, all had different entrees and we were all quite happy with our choices. We all did price fixe--ribs; pasta with mushrooms; chicken; salmon. Just the right amount of food and the quality is outstanding!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM