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Joseph Ambler Inn, North Wales, PA

Joseph Ambler Inn

4.6
4.6
1910 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


Booked 20 times today

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 1,910 people are saying

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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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

  • Western Suburbs

    Scenic View

  • Western Suburbs

    Contemporary American

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  1. MT

    MikeT

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great. Service was slow and confusion in kitchen delayed our dinner.
  2. S

    Slick

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a relaxing atmosphere with great food
  3. r

    rebeccap

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Lovely outdoor dining
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great server. Terrific food. Lovely on the patio
  5. JW

    JamesW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Efficient, friendly service, close-in parking even with private group events in-progress. Delicious food, good wine and beer list, and hearty cocktails. A great place to take our friends in from London.
  6. MN

    McNut

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outdoor seating is very nice. Only thing we did not enjoy was the Flatbread with shrimp. The shrimp was overcooked and it took away from the overall flavor. Seabass was wonderful as was the lobster roll
  7. BR

    BruceR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of our favorite places to dine. Xxxxxx. X
  8. CC

    CherylC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch there today! Everything was perfect!
  9. D

    kathyD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Food was outstanding as usual, Felt rushed by food servers was not as relaxing as usual.
  10. S

    Sandra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The apps and entrees were good, dessert and drinks OK. OUr server was very good, though the support staff delayed the bread until after brining the apps, wshen we asked again for bread. Still, good food, a menu that changes, and nice atmosphere.
  11. VS

    VinceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted by our hostess and Maureen and seated promptly. Food, service and drinks were excellent. We highly recommend the Joseph Ambler inn.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Father's Day lunch on the patio. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. The waitstaff was excellent as well. Never disappointed in JAI🤩
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Knowledgeable and attentive waitstaff. Really enjoyed Father’s Day lunch!
  14. ML

    MichaelL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The outdoor dining is an ideal setting. Quiet and very peaceful. The service from Justin was very good. Very attentive. My wife had the pan-seared scallops and I had the Maryland crab cake. We both felt the dishes had too much salt and we good but not great. Our impression was that this experience was a step down from last June unfortunately.
  15. CM

    CharlesM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Waitress wrote down drink order but got it wrong???? Food excellent. Lovely atmosphere.
  16. K

    Kelly

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal, fabulous service and incredible ambiance. The food was prepared to order and delicious. We sat outside - the scenery was wonderful. Our server was very attentive (not overly) and very kind. Will definitely visit again soon!
  17. G

    Grayrock815

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We ordered sparkling water and was told there was only one left. It was brought out and the bottle left on the table. About a half hour later another coupled arrived and were seated at the next table. Shortly thereafter a bottle of sparkling water was brought to the couple including an ice bucket. Disappointing
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Due to weather we chose to eat inside. The only option was a table in the bar. For most of our lunch, that was fine. However, a large private party came in and the noise level rose to a point where it was difficult to have a conversation. I’m not sure what could have been done to alleviate the situation but it did spoil our enjoyment of a lunch out. Food and service was very good.
  19. AA

    AAg08

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Megan was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Our drinks and food were all delicious.
  20. LL

    LisaL

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined outside on the patio. It was so relaxing
  21. C

    Cheryl

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was outstanding. Everyone was very willing to accommodate elderly parents w/ ambulatory issues.
  22. P

    Penny

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful evening sitting outdoors celebrating our 44th anniversary…always a pleasant dining experience!
  23. J

    Judy

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    My two friends and I had lunch at the Joseph Ambler Inn on Thursday-the 9th. Our server was just ok - we asked her to substitute two different things - for example I wanted my sandwich on another type of bread. She said she could not substitute. My friends' beet salads were very skimpy. Mentioned it to the waitress and she could care less. Getting a water refill was next to impossible. We will return but hope we have better service.
  24. G

    Goodfood4family

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice restaurant in a beautiful old stone building. Food is good and pricing is very reasonable. If you are looking for an extensive wine list, then this is not your place. They have about a dozen wines to choose from and all are priced at $40.
  25. CA

    CAWS

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service !
  26. d

    dapper

    Philadelphia

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We dined outside, beautiful day and setting. Service was slow but otherwise good. Food is good value as prices have not increased. Our food was excellent.
  27. MK

    MarkK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside and it was absolutely beautiful. We started with a cheese plate and drinks which were delicious! Hubby had a big steak and I the chicken. Both were very good. We have been there a few times recently and they never disappoint.
  28. LB

    LaurenB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    We did not have a good experience, but it had to be because something was wrong. There were few diners, but lots of parties and we simply did not get the level of service that we expected. We had to wait for over an hour for our meal, even though they were not going to hold the table for more than 20 minutes if WE were late. We asked TWICE to speak with the manager, who never appeared. The final straw was when we received curdled milk for our coffee. No one seemed to know what was going on. I was sad, I had heard great things about the restaurant for many years and finally decided to try it.
  29. BM

    BernardoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great surroundings! Easy access. Plenty of parking.
  30. K

    Karen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Denise, was attentive, accurate and an enjoyable conversationalist. She allowed us to visit and set our own pace for the meal and our conversations.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect birthday luncheon outside on the covered patio amid the geraniums! Food and service were excellent!
  32. E

    Eddie

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on a weekday around five pm for dinner. There was only one other table seated inside and two outside. It was nice a quiet, c
  33. JA

    JASlovesgooddining

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our outdoor lunch at the Joseph Ambler Inn. The setting and flowers were beautiful. Our food was excellent and the fixed price offering a very good option. We were very happy with our birthday lunch restaurant choice and will return.
  34. GH

    GaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite spots for a quiet, romantic dinner. The staff are always courteous and friendly. Beautiful, historical property and buildings that are maintained meticulously.
  35. KW

    KeithW

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome. The customer service was great. The food was supendous!!
  36. M

    Mandy

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food is always great but service is very unpredictable. I think they are short staffed and training some new people.
  37. LN

    LaurenceN

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, and ambiance
  38. ED

    ElizabethD

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the JAI is excellent. Been here many times, and never had a bad experience. My fish & chips and my wife's salad with tuna were both excellent, and the Opera Cake dessert is pure chocolate evil! Our server, Emelie, was very pleasant and attentive. JAI remains one of our favorites.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spring evening
  40. DH

    DianeH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Joseph Ambler Inn. It is our favorite place for special occasions. Our waitress, Tina, was friendly and especially attentive and helpful! We recommend it highly! The desserts are fabulous!

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 1910 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


Booked 20 times today
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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