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Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar, Ambler, PA

Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.3
4.3
1645 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Please Visit www.dettera.com to reserve or call (215) 643-0111

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 1,645 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,645 Reviews
  1. JohnB

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our waitress was friendly and engaging. the atmosphere was nice.

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  2. Mmh0171

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  3. LisaB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cheese plate and wine. Good service, though the food does take a bit long to arrive.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  5. gonextdoor

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  6. BrBr

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a good place to eat food was good and really liked the outdoor dining

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  7. robm

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood gem! Casual but sophisticated! Will become a frequent diner!

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  8. Sb42

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a delicious meal!

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  9. SusanC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outdoor dining is in an attractive alley with painted windows.

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  10. Carolyne2744

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The octopus was delicious, our waiter was awesome.

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  11. Loretta

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, delicious food and excellent food. Will return.

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  12. Ladydi

    Philadelphia

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had another wonderful meal at Dettera’s. Our server Samuel was very friendly and only sdded to a great dinner experience.

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  13. Tina

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  14. ILikeBeer

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, service was great!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  16. Ladydi

    Philadelphia

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good experience.

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  17. Karen

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  18. JEFFREYM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every course was excellent: cheese, oysters, salad, seafood, with very good service. Great wine selections. Comfortable, casual environment, easy to have conversation.

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  19. Sky173

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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

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  21. Foodie67

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a great experience! The crab cake special- amazing!

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  22. ElizabethL

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  24. MzTT

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit in a while and we had a really nice time.

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  25. Eddie

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  26. Chris

    Philadelphia

    83 reviews

    3.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  27. DeniseS

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and outdoor dining experience!

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  28. GordonJ

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend the mushroom toast and the lamb - outstanding. Wine list is excellent.

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  29. joed

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  30. SusanW

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  31. Famof4

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere and great service. This was our 4th time here. We will be back!

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  33. johnb

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding, food , drinks and service. Always a pleasure dining at Dettera.

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  34. KevinA

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  35. JenniferG

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    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?)

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  36. gocats

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful menu of well prepared foods enhanced by great service.

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  37. EHen

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noah was an amazing server and the food was delicious!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing!!!!!

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  39. RobertM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  40. SusanC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting drinks, side dishes, and entrees. Usually spend over $130 for dinner, cocktails, wine and desserts for two.

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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 4.3 stars by 1645 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar

129 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Ambler
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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