Joseph Ambler Inn

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1187 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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Serving a three course price fix dinner from 1:00-7:00. Adults $44.00...Children $17.95.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Four Course Price Fix Dinner $90.00. Includes champagne.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1187 People Are Saying
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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special anniversary luncheon with my step-mother.

BO
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice place to enjoy our wedding anniversary. Pleased with our choice; glad they are on open table to reserve from.

DH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Better in the evening. We were sat in front of the bathroom and didn’t realize it because it’s recessed. Now we know not to sit there. We’ll probably go back but it’s starting to get a little iffy. Not diverse at all.

b
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Very nice and romantic place. Beautiful grounds and very nice bar areas

G
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Denise provided excellent service!! When we walked in, the piano player was playing beautifully, but we couldn't hear it from where we sat. Food was delicious and our dessert plates said "happy anniversary" which was a nice touch!

M
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’m disappointed that after making an extra phone call informing you that we were celebrating a special birthday, there was no attempt to honor that request until I mentioned it when we left. Then the piano player played Happy Birthday as we walked out the door.

DD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice change in atmosphere to a more rustic feel than the standard Philidelphia city hipster restaurants has to offer. The fall evening was warm which afforded a nice comfortable walk around the grounds. Service was over the top and food was excellent. My girlfriend and I would recommend Joseph Ambler Inn for a quiet night out or a larger party dinner.

LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Everything was outstanding. I would absolutely recommend it!

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I love coming back every year to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Food is always delicious. The menu has changed a little over the years but not much. Would like to see more or different options but always delectable and always a great time!

C
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was delicious and the atmosphere very nice. We had a table in the tavern so it was cozy and relaxing..

RR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality and presentation were excellent. Well worth the cost of the meal!

KC
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the sea bass and it was wonderful. Friends had the mussels as an appetizer and said they were excellent.

DE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joseph Ambler Inn is one of our favorites! We had our wedding reception there 5 years ago and frequently come back to celebrate our anniversary. Food, service, and atmosphere can’t be beat! Pricing is comparable and the prix fixe menu is awesome! We will return!

DM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was absolutely delicious! We were in to celebrate our anniversary, we'd spent the night there before our wedding a few years ago. Our server, Vi, was great and the rest of the staff too.

P
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed lunch here with a couple of girlfriends. Excellent food. The menu is not extensive but it seems anyone could find something that would appeal to them.

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Always a great meal at JAI.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Everything was fabulous, EXCEPT the incredibly rude hostess, an older woman, who chastised my wife over nothing. I made a reservation and my wife called and asked if she could leave flowers for the table as a surprise, was told sure, came in and was told by a staff member that she could decorate a table herself if she wanted to. After confirming that it was ok if she did that, she picked a 2 top in the back and did that. When we came in for our reservation, the hostess decided to tell her never to do that again and was very rude. It ruined the surprise for me and set a bad tone for our special night. Kevin, was awesome and he made up for it, but I definitely won't be going back

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an anniversary dinner, and our first experience at the Joseph Ambler Inn. It was a terrific experience, a vast selection of wines, and a menu to fit all tastes. We had the Lamb appetizer, A

T
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I have celiac disease and the reason I chose JOSEPH Ambler Inn for dinner was that the menu identified gluten free options. However - many of the items identified as GF are not in fact gluten free. This can be devastating to someone with celiac who took the menu at face value (although we rarely do). Celiac is a disease - it is not an allergy - it is not an intolerance. Please engage with a nutritionist and ensure all items on the menu identified as GF are safe for individuals with celiac disease. Thank you.

g
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Joseph Ambler Inn to celebrate my wife's birthday. I notated my reservation that we were there for a special occasion. We ordered off of the 3 course price fixe menu, and the food was delicious. Our table was in a little offset from the main dining area, and there was only one other couple in this same dining area, so the ambiance was excellent! Our server was outstanding, and when dinner was over, she proceeded to serve my wife her dessert, with "Happy Birthday" spelled out on the plate! All in all, it was a great experience-gracious dining with a very nice meal!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my last night in town for business. I decided to eat in the bar area and the steak frites was superb. As was my cocktail. I definitely would love to return and actually stay in the hotel.

MR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Only complaint I might have, is that I had the Kobe beef burger and asked for it cooked med rare. Came out medium well and a little dry. Not good for an $18 burger. Staff was excellent. Our waiter Paul was excellent and attentive. Otherwise dinner was very good.

JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

f
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with beautiful patio. Unfortunately service was awful. Waited for waiter upon being seated and then waited forever for cocktails. Told we could not sub salad for app on prix fixe despite having done this on previous 4 visits. Waiter forgot truffles at conclusion. Will return and hope for another server.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Inn!

JM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Outdoor atmosphere is lovely. Food and service were mediocre. Cleanliness of the restrooms could be much better.

PB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch for my birthday and the waitress was sweet even though she had no voice due to allergies. She was very pleasant. Kudos to the chef!

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to the Inn for our anniversary. From the greeting when we arrived to the service during our meal everything was superb. The food was excellent and the presentation was outstanding. I could not stop talking about the experience throughout the following day.
Food was outstanding but staff made the entire evening a delight.

M
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The have a great fixed price lunch that is not listed on their on line menu. It is a fantastic value.

C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Ambience is wonderful. Hostess was not friendly and they kept saying they were busy. Which was extremely annoying

AF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Inn has charming 1700s buildings, friendly and highly capable staff, and excellent food. They were very attentive to detail.

KF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I dont think the service was worth the price. The food was great and we enjoyed the live music. But the service was subpar.

IS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, location and history; main dining area was quite noisy

S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are hosting our wedding at JAI in November and took both sets of parents to dinner to get them acquainted with the place. The food was outstanding, as always, and the ambiance is always great. We always look forward to returning and can't wait to celebrate with family and friends at our wedding!

A
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great food & service, but a tad on the pricey side.

J
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came back for our one year anniversary and everything was perfect! We had complimentary champagne and dessert, the food was exceptional, service was great! We’ll be back for our next anniversary! Thank you JAI!!

S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We spent 4 wonderful hours catching up with some friends we haven’t seen for several years! Kevin, our server, gave us plenty of time to simply talk and visit, with no pressure to hurry up and order or work our way through courses. The setting is lovely, and we were delighted to end the night by simply climbing up to our room in the same building. The included brunch the next morning was great as well.

a
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was on pont .VERY ATTENTIVE. Quiet atmosphere for a special occasion. Definately recommend

N
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for our anniversary and had a lovely experience.

c
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We like to eat outside when the weather allows. Joseph Ambler has one of the nicest patios. We were very happy to be able to bring our own wine.