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Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar, Ambler, PA

Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.7
4.7
1652 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Please Visit www.dettera.com to reserve or call (215) 643-0111

Not bookable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network. To see if they take reservations and have availability, please contact the restaurant directly or visit their website for more information.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 643-0111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeffrey Power

  • Catering

    ANNOUNCING CATERING BY DETTERA!<br /><br />Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar now prouldy provides catering! Enjoy all of the dishes you love catered anywhere you need. Have an upcoming special event? Leave all the work to us. We are featuring menus for any occasion including: Weddings, Birthday Parites, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Baby/Wedding Showers, Cocktail/Dinner Parties, Outdoor Events, Holiday Parties, Business Meetings, Brunch, and More!<br /><br />Check out a sample menu @http://www.dettera.com/announcement.php?id=86

  • Private party facilities

    Beautiful second floor available with service bar, lounge, and fire place.

  • Private party contact

    Kevin Yost: (215) 643-0111

  • Neighborhood

    Ambler

  • Parking details

    Close to municipal lot and on street metered parking (FREE daily 12pm-2pm, after 6:00pm daily, and all day Sunday).

  • Public transit

    Ambler train station less than five blocks.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,652 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western Suburbs

    Notable Wine List

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  1. JB

    JohnB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our waitress was friendly and engaging. the atmosphere was nice.
  2. M

    Mmh0171

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great. My husband had the duck, I had the crab cakes, and we split the fig and prosciutto flatbread, we both loved what we had.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    This was not our normal experience. It’s usually great. But the bar was understaffed. With one bartender for a full restaurant and bar. Management needs to know this is not acceptable for patrons or employees. We waited 2 hours for our entrees. Enough said.
  4. g

    gonextdoor

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was average at best. I got the crab cakes which the sever raved about. They turned out to be more of a croquet. Battered and deep fried served with an oily sauce.
  5. BB

    BrBr

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was a good place to eat food was good and really liked the outdoor dining
  6. r

    robm

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood gem! Casual but sophisticated! Will become a frequent diner!
  7. S

    Sb42

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delicious meal!
  8. SC

    SusanC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outdoor dining is in an attractive alley with painted windows.
  9. C

    Carolyne2744

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The octopus was delicious, our waiter was awesome.
  10. L

    Loretta

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, delicious food and excellent food. Will return.
  11. L

    Ladydi

    Philadelphia

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another wonderful meal at Dettera’s. Our server Samuel was very friendly and only sdded to a great dinner experience.
  12. T

    Tina

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dettera is one of our favorites. We usually go here for special occasions but tonight we decided to go because we just felt like it. We were not disappointed! Everything we ordered was perfection and our server was excellent. We especially enjoyed the appetizer of lobster agnoletti.
  13. IL

    ILikeBeer

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was great!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The amount of food for the price was was extremely sparse. The food quality was very average. As an example I have had trout at two other restaurants over the last month and it was much better than this trout and much less expensive. We also had bronzino and the one filet was smaller than my hand and over cooked slightly. It was all ok/fine but def not worth the price which is prob why the restaurant was very empty on a Fri night.
  15. L

    Ladydi

    Philadelphia

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good experience.
  16. K

    Karen

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We ate upstairs, by the windows, with a fun view of the Ambler restaurant and movie scene. Everything was delicious, the squid for a first course, Branzino done just right and a flourless chocolate dessert.
  17. JE

    JEFFREYM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every course was excellent: cheese, oysters, salad, seafood, with very good service. Great wine selections. Comfortable, casual environment, easy to have conversation.
  18. S

    Sky173

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, moderately priced wine list and pleasant server. Only one disappointment: upon ordering after dinner coffee and asking for cream and sweetener, it was delivered already put together and lukewarm. I suspect reluctance to put a fresh pot on late in the serving period. Not considerate, and not allowing me to determine cream and sweetener preferences, even less so. We'll call it server error. Would definitely go back, however.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food delicious After appetizers IT took a half hour for Bronziino enfrees to be served We would have enjoyed the meals more if arrived promptly
  20. F

    Foodie67

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a great experience! The crab cake special- amazing!
  21. EL

    ElizabethL

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    What a wonderful evening! Kendra was fantastic- knowledgable, friendly and very efficient. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. The bronzino was great, as was the duck, though it could have been cooked a bit less. The outdoor dining is nicer than the interior, in my opinion . All in all, lobbed it.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve always liked this restaurant. The friendly wait staff are great and informative. The food is great as I never got a bad meal ever
  23. MT

    MzTT

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit in a while and we had a really nice time.
  24. E

    Eddie

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service. Wonderful appetizers of mushroom toast and tuna tartare. The crab cake special were the best crabcakes we ever had. Always a great experience at Deterra's.
  25. C

    Chris

    Philadelphia

    80 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Sat at the bar as we normally do. The menu (as viewed using QR code) seems much more scaled back than usual - no pasta dishes- but the food was good. The bartenders were slow. Desmond was friendly and trying to be somewhat attentive at a sparsely populated bar. His partner bartender is rigid, never smiles and makes you feel like a bother.
  26. DS

    DeniseS

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and outdoor dining experience!
  27. GJ

    GordonJ

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the mushroom toast and the lamb - outstanding. Wine list is excellent.
  28. j

    joed

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had salad and appetizers for a “small plates” dinner among friends. We started with a cheeseboard which was good. The server gave us extra crackers because there were three of us sharing. Then we got the green salad which was okay. The brussels sprouts were great as was the tuna tartare. Last we got the octopus which also was very good. Nice environment for a fun Friday night. Service was quite good!
  29. SW

    SusanW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great! I had the octopus appetizer and the duck breat and both were terrific. There was a party upstairs that slowed the kitchen down but our waitress kept us informed and gave us complimentary drinks.
  30. F

    Famof4

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Meh! Was hoping for something better. Service was spotty and the table we sat at was so small we could put drinks and appetizer on it at the same time. Sat 15 minutes after reservation. Overall very disappointing.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere and great service. This was our 4th time here. We will be back!
  32. j

    johnb

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, food , drinks and service. Always a pleasure dining at Dettera.
  33. KA

    KevinA

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The jumbo lump crab cakes were delicious. We also enjoyed the fried Brussels sprouts. The service was very fast and friendly enough. Can’t beat the ambiance of being outside in beautiful weather.
  34. JG

    JenniferG

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Overall, we had an excellent dinner. The food was delicious, from start to finish. Our server was just ok. Struggled to find the balance between rushing us to order, and being non-existant when we needed her. For management: please stress the need to pre-bus tables prior to the next course being brought to the table. Nothing kills the "romantic dinner vibe" like juggling plates when our entrees arrived. There was plenty of time to clear them (cue: non-existant-when-we-needed-her server?)
  35. g

    gocats

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful menu of well prepared foods enhanced by great service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noah was an amazing server and the food was delicious!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!!!!!
  38. RM

    RobertM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Sam was incredible. I cannot say enough good things about this man. He had an endearing personality, a keen eye for detail, and an uncanny ability to show up only when necessary. In hindsight my only complaint would be that we were seated upstairs. Downstairs seemed to have a lot more energy ( we learned this while leaving for a show) All in all exceptional food, excellent service, and a fun experience.
  39. SC

    SusanC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Interesting drinks, side dishes, and entrees. Usually spend over $130 for dinner, cocktails, wine and desserts for two.
  40. RP

    RayPhilly

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Took my wife out for Mother’s Day for a buffet brunch. The restaurant first sat us on the first floor and expected us to walk up and down to the second floor to get our food from the buffet table. We are both in out 70s and we told them that was unacceptable. They agreed to seat us in the second floor. The food was good, but the waitress was inattentive. Overall, very disappointed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1652 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network. To see if they take reservations and have availability, please contact the restaurant directly or visit their website for more information.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ambler

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Close to municipal lot and on street metered parking (FREE daily 12pm-2pm, after 6:00pm daily, and all day Sunday).

  • Public transit

    Ambler train station less than five blocks.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeffrey Power

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 643-0111

  • Catering

    ANNOUNCING CATERING BY DETTERA!<br /><br />Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar now prouldy provides catering! Enjoy all of the dishes you love catered anywhere you need. Have an upcoming special event? Leave all the work to us. We are featuring menus for any occasion including: Weddings, Birthday Parites, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Baby/Wedding Showers, Cocktail/Dinner Parties, Outdoor Events, Holiday Parties, Business Meetings, Brunch, and More!<br /><br />Check out a sample menu @http://www.dettera.com/announcement.php?id=86

  • Private party facilities

    Beautiful second floor available with service bar, lounge, and fire place.

  • Private party contact

    Kevin Yost: (215) 643-0111

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