Joseph Ambler Inn

4.7
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1244 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Tucked away on 12 acres of lawns & gardens, the Joseph Ambler Inn is the ideal setting for a truly exceptional dining experience. Featuring award winning contemporary American cuisine & an extensive wine list. The Dining room is located in the renovated stone barn & features hardwood floors, exposed stone walls, & historic ambiance. The Inn also offers casual dining and happy hour specials in our JPub. We offer BYOWine on Friday and Sunday evenings. 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.7
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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with JAI experience.

j
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent fine dining experience at JAI!

BI
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful -- even the prix fix menu was good

CM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

My husband and I got married at Joseph Amber Inn and we love dining there. However our most recent experience was very disappointing. The food was slightly cold, our table was very small and cramped, and the service wasn’t great. We felt extremely rush, almost like our business wasn’t appreciated at all. Very disappointing experience.

K
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This has been one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Service was very slow and the food was Mediocre at best. It seemed the lamb chops over seasoned to the point of not being able to taste the lamb. The duck dumplings were not dumplings but a lot of fried wonton with very little if any duck the sauce also overpowered any taste. . And fried beyond crunch. The best part of the meal was the apple rose for dessert . The service was extremely spotty. I need to think long and hard before I would come back for a special occasion. There was little value for a $ 200 meal. So disappointing

MD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had Valentines Day dinner at JAI. Food and service were both good, however we were never informed (until we sat down at the table) that it would be an $85 pp fixed price meal! We were both upset by this and felt like we were being taken advantage of, and will definitely not be going back there for any kind of holiday dinner. Most other times we have dined there have been very favorable experiences.

PB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was ok. Meal was hot. The crepe was cool.
Denise, our server was excellent
Open table should have told us that it was a fixed price menu

PA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

JD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Valentine Day Luncheon at the Jos Ambler Inn. The food was excellent, cooked to perfection, service was wonderful, and loved the ambiance of the room. Will be going back again, and looking forward to taking family for Easter.

R
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were here for lunch. the food was good and the service was very nice and accomodating.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food
Great service

s
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I planned a quiet dinner for two with a friend. Great atmosphere in a historical building. Food was typical american cuisine and decent but not great for the price. Noise level became louder as more guests filled the dining room. I would possibly dine here again and avoid busy times when occasion calls for good ambiance.

MH
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Six diners tonight and we all chose seafoods: Yuengling battered cod, mixed seafood pappardelle, Bronzino, salmon. All dishes were delicious and portions were perfect. Our only incident was a 12 inch ribbon of printed tape (probably a wrap from a lettuce head) which appeared in the Caesar salad of one diner. You graciously comped the wine, salad and dessert for this person, which was appreciated and appropriate.
We enjoyed the ambience which allowed us to have conversations without raised voices. Also the room was warm enough to be comfortable. Thank you for a lovely evening.

M
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Great ambiance, friendly staff, nice bar/bistro and inviting dining room with superb food. Looking forward to our return visit.

R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you enjoy a quiet evening sharing an excellent dinner from an imaginative venue Joseph ambler in is a great place… Ambience is wonderful the old restored in is a beautiful place to share a meal with friends Family or business

RW
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for dinner for the first time to celebrate my birthday with husband & parents. Sundays are BYOB so we brought some wine and enjoyed the delicious food here! Quiet atmosphere, good for conversation. Would recommend for any special occasion!

c
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, service was great. The only thing that was disappointing was I had a reservation and our table was right in the middle of restaurant with a wood post right next to the tale. A lot of activity and servers and customers walking by all night long. Even with that said still had a nice night and good food and service.

d
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very good and food was delicious. Atmosphere was nice they had a piano man playing when you walked in.

JM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Were not greeted very pleasantly and server was not very attentive in addition to incorrect order

NN
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on the early side of dinner time on a Friday night so we had the luxury of not many people at dinner. Food was very good and the service at both the bar and our table was excellent.

T
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my good friend here for lunch for her birthday. We were seated next to a fireplace. The meal was great and so was the service. The Joseph Ambler Inn remains one of our favorite restaurants!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Our waiter Kevin was great!

L
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love it there. The food was great. The room was great and it was a beautiful setting to watch the snow from the front porch!

CB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual!!

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I had the Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass. It was WONDERFUL!!
Also, the ambience was very good.

RP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding dinner!! Our server Denise was great and the food was excellent!!

KM
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is located in the Joseph Ambler Inn. It was quiet and romantic. The food and service were excellent. We will be back!

BR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great last minute reservation for New Years Eve- the menu was nice and the service was good.

SW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

There was a limited menu on New Year's Eve. I sent my steak back three times and still could not get a medium well cook on it, it was served rare. They did take $40 off the $99 price tag, but considering the limited menu I would have thought they'd be able to cook a steak properly. The vegetables were nothing special. It was not worth the price tag. The ladies room had a sink falling off the wall and bugs in the lights. They need to put a little bit of money back into upkeep. A disappointment considering we were looking forward to a special night.

SB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. Great service, food and atmosphere.

MS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Best sea bass and chocolate cake I have ever had. Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff. The Only negative is limited menu options. Not a lot to chose from.

c
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 8 of us, had a round table in the corner of the back room, it wasn't loud, everyone enjoyed there food, had a really nice night, got to bring our own wine, which keeps the cost down

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and experience!

g
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner. Food was terrific ambiance is always nice but especially at Christmas. A great place to. Have a special event.

AH
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always excellent, the service is very friendly and the ambiance is terrific. Dining partner has multiple allergies and the server had no problem checking with the chef to be certain none of her allergens were used in the food. Drinks are excellent, generous and honest. Bread is very good. Dining partner had sautéed scallops with herb risotto--scallops were cooked perfectly and were tender and sweet. I had the duck breast with white beans. I forgot to mention that I preferred rare, but it was cooked medium rare and was very tender, juicy and flavorful. We were too full for dessert.

KC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Lovely restaurant in a beautiful location. Food was great and the servers were pleasant, but no one ever explained or apologized for a lunch service that took 3 hours to complete ... and we were the only people in the dining room on a Sunday afternoon.

LP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great. It was loud probably b3cause it was crowded due to the holiday and a party was in the adjoining room. We were seated next to a door that kept opening which was annoying. Our waitress was great.

n
Philadelphia
119 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our office Christmas party on Friday night. It could not have been more perfect! Food, service, and ambiance. Definitely will be back!

J
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Inn is decorated beautifully for the holidays.
Service and food always excellent

FM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here several times during our stay, and all of our meals were spectacular! We absolutely plan to return to the Joseph Ambler Inn for many more meals in the future!