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Joseph Ambler Inn, North Wales, PA

Joseph Ambler Inn

4.6
4.6
1985 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Tucked away on 12 acres of lawns & gardens, the Joseph Ambler Inn is the ideal setting for a truly memorable dining experience. Contemporary American cuisine, featuring a wide variety of casual and traditional menu offerings. The Dining room is located in the renovated stone barn & features hardwood floors, exposed stone walls, & farmstyle ambiance. Tables in the JPub are on a first come first served basis. Terrace dining is also available in the warmer months.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm JPub Serves dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 362-7500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Todd Blackney

  • Private party facilities

    Elegant Weddings, Business Dinners, Rehearsal Dinners, Anniversaries & Birthdays, Holiday Parties, Intimate Fireside Receptions

  • Private party contact

    Wendi Terlecky: (215) 565-0139

  • Neighborhood

    North Wales

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    Piano every Friday & Saturday Evening

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,985 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Western Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

  • Western Suburbs

    Scenic View

  • Western Suburbs

    Contemporary American

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  1. L

    Laurie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service ! Outdoor seating was quiet affording us the ability to talk. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  2. DK

    DKRYE

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great experience ! The only weak area were the cocktails.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly fine dining. Gluten free marked on menu. Food was fantastic. Service excellent. Highly recommend.
  4. ZZ

    ZeroZero

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go here every year for our anniversary, though if we lived closer, we'd be there more. The food is consistently outstanding, and the outdoor patio is a great atmosphere to sit and enjoy. The restaurant is nestled in a great space; I noticed that even though it's not too far from the road, you'd never know it, as the traffic noise is minimal, if at all there. If the weather isn't nice enough to sit outside, there is a great farmhouse ambiance inside, so it's a win-win. If you're looking for an all-around great experience (whether a special occasion or just a nice meal), I would highly recommend JAI.
  5. N

    Nancy

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious meal enjoyed under the stars. What could be better!
  6. AA

    AAg08

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our food was delicious but not very hot when delivered. Our reservation was 6:45 but we arrived at 6:30 and were seated immediately. We dined on the open patio and unfortunately the bugs, especially the gnats, were very bothersome.
  7. T

    Tika

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Not the Joseph Ambler in I remember. Still a lovely location. Still decent food, although there were fewer selections and a smaller wine list but with supply chain issues and other pandemic-related complexities, it's understandable. I'd go back.
  8. M

    Merry

    Philadelphia

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The bronzino was a bit over cooked… Our server May was terrific!!
  9. B

    Brunchie

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Sat outside to make it a beautiful birthday dinner!!
  10. L

    Louis

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, beautiful weather. A very nice outdoor early fall lunch !
  11. LZ

    LynnZ

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful surroundings and Excellent food and service
  12. KZ

    KatZ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor patio dining on a perfect September evening-so lovely!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience! We sat outside on the patio. Very lovely!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely evening outdoors. Service was okay but not great. The shellfish dish we had was good but had too much roasted garlic. Desserts were delicious.
  15. BB

    BudB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    We love this place and have dined here many times in the past. It is unfortunate to see so many new and unexperienced wait staff. On this occasion, we had a wonderful table for four on the patio. One of the persons in my party has a very serious food allergy to shrimp. She ordered scallops and when she went to eat, found a shrimp tail mixed in with the scallops. I know mistakes happen but it was the way it was (wasn't) handled by our waitress. When she took the plate back to the kitchen, we expected the next person at our table would be the manger. However, he/she was either never told or never came to the table. Our waitress offered her another meal but said "the kitchen is very busy and it would take a while and by that time everyone else may be done". The other entree's were were as good as always. I hope this place gets their wait staff trained and back to where it used to be very soon.
  16. RB

    RegularinBlueBell

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    We did not have reservations, we showed up at 5pm and were told that all of the outside seating was taken but we could eat in the bar. So we ate in the bar, done by 6pm. At 6pm most of the outside tables were still empty as they were at 5pm. Their explanation was that the tables were being held for later reservations including the half dozen two-person tables along the outside entrance way. So for kicks, I go online and make a reservation for outside seating at 6:45 for two. How could that be when I was emphatically told they were booked for the evening . Either they don't know how to use this booking system or just plain lied - hoping more folks would show up due to the nice weather. We go there for the outside ambiance and they pour a decent drink - menu hasn't changed in some time - food is just ok. It may be a while before we go back. It is a beautiful place but we don't like being jerked around.
  17. MA

    MARILYN

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I usually go to dinner at this establishment. The lunch was delightful. Loved the cheesesteak eggrolls and the champagne chicken. Lovely experience
  18. B

    Beetle413

    Philadelphia

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last evening my husband and I had a pitch perfect birthday dinner. While it was a beautiful evening to dine outside, we chose the charming, cozy, and quiet ambiance of inside. The evening was lovely, every morsel delicious, and the staff was friendly, attentive, yet non intrusive. Thank you!
  19. S

    Stewiegirl

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a perfect evening dining on the patio in early September. The food was delicious, our server very helpful and the weather did its absolute best. Warm brie appetizer, Chilean bass dinner and chocolate cake - who could ask for more? Oh, yes, delicious margaritas and "frisky whiskey."
  20. r

    russellsantangelo

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy ding here. The ambiance is superb and the food outstanding.
  21. LN

    LindaN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is my favorite restaurant for special occasions, love the food
  22. FG

    FrancineG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, service was a bit slow. We were told by the hostess that the restaurant was short servers over the holiday weekend. Cocktails were tasty, bread was hot though we had to request bread from the server. The baked brie appetizer was delicious and enough for 2 people to share, not more than 2. My fiance ordered the pork schnitzel, ate most of it until he noticed that the pork was still a bit pink inside. Server comped his meal, consulted the chef and told my fiance that it was served/cooked at the appropriate temperature. I ordered the filet mignon and it was very tasty, though I bit pink inside and my preference is well done. Overall, a very pleasant experience and our second time dining here in one month.
  23. MC

    MaureenC

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner outside on a beautiful summer night. Our server was wonderful and the food and drinks were great.
  24. F

    Feetch

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a great time.
  25. B

    Barbie

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely, delicious dinner on the outdoor patio. The service was terrific, well paced. and everything we ordered tasted great. The setting is beautiful and we will definitely return.
  26. KF

    KevinF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were married here 5 years ago and we come back every year and we’re never disappointed. Great food, great people, beautiful scenery.
  27. SR

    SusanR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful outdoor ambience sitting on the patio. Servers are always attentive here. Dinner delicious!
  28. KM

    KMMK

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal! Started with the cheese board and the avocado hummus. Three of us had the filet and one had scallops. We all had creme brulee for dessert. Everything was so delicious! Our server, Ed, took great care of us. It's such a beautiful place! Definitely recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant having lunch outdoors; food was delicious and service was very good . Nice way to celebrate 2 family birthdays.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful, food is great. Atmosphere lovely and Tina is the best server around!
  31. H

    Hema

    Philadelphia

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff. Good service & lovely setting, especially outside patio. Food delish. Celebrated friend’s birthday with a few other friends.
  32. F

    Friendlystaff

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The outdoor dining area was lovely. We enjoyed. The food was good but not special. The lobster roll had an unusual spice that didn’t really fit the sandwich. I would not order that again, but I would come back.
  33. i

    ivyq

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    One of our favorite. Great patio dining when the weather is nice
  34. JM

    JaneM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    We ate outside. The location was especially pleasant on a warm summer evening. The drinks were very generous. The servers were friendly and helpful. The food was rather plain.
  35. TC

    TonyCat

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed with JAI. Friendly prompt service, good food and nice outdoor seating
  36. AC

    AnitaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the place to go for good food served in a calm, excellent, and refined atmosphere. Not too stuffy, just the right amount of comfort and attention. And, the cocktails are wonderful. This is and will be always my go to place that makes me feel VERY GOOD.
  37. DH

    DianeH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside on a large covered patio with a pleasant view and lovely guitar music. Multiple servers were friendly and attentive, and the food was excellent. The desserts are to die for!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We dined outside- everything was great except the people next to us were feeding their dog food from the table on a dining plate and he was barking
  39. TB

    TomB

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The usual outstanding service and quality food in a beautiful outdoor setting.
  40. JK

    JeanK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was very pleasant and accommodating and the food was delicious. We had a great dinner.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Joseph Ambler Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1985 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Joseph Ambler Inn

1005 Horsham Road, North Wales, PA 19454

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    North Wales

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm JPub Serves dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Todd Blackney

  • Entertainment

    Piano every Friday & Saturday Evening

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 362-7500

  • Private party facilities

    Elegant Weddings, Business Dinners, Rehearsal Dinners, Anniversaries & Birthdays, Holiday Parties, Intimate Fireside Receptions

  • Private party contact

    Wendi Terlecky: (215) 565-0139

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