Joseph Ambler Inn

4.6
1748 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1748 people are saying
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CARL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

WE LOVED THE OUTDOOR DINING BUT WERE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE FOOD PREPARATION AS THE LAMB CHOPS WERE VERY OVERDONE AND NOT PREPARED AS ORDERED. ADDITIONALLY WE WERE DENIED SEPARATE CHECKS AS REQUESTED BECAUSE EACH COUPLE ORDERS EXTREME DIFFERENT FOOD AND DRINK QUANTITIES.

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Gabby
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have friendly service? great food and pleasant atmosphere.

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vipJimP
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place- such a lovely outdoor setting with great service and food. We fine here frequently and have only goof things to say about it.

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vipJoyce
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Joseph Ambler. The food was outstanding and our server Denise was a delight.
We were a party of 6 and nothing was to much trouble.
We will return again.

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vipElizabethR
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. Quiet relaxing time sitting outside

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Harlow
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JAI has become the 'go to lunch spot' this summer. We love sitting on the beautiful patio. The fish and chips are wonderful by the way.

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vipOverpriced
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Even though they seemed short of wait staff, we still got our food quickly and it was excellent. We ate outside and it was so beautiful and relaxing

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DavidM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Joseph Ambler Inn has great ambience. Outside seating is fantastic. Beautiful location. Food is decent. Perhaps slightly expensive for the overall quality. Cocktails are good. Wine by the drink list is fair, but not good. Service acceptable. I've been 4 or 5 times overall the past two years. Not a favorite, but worth an occasional visit.

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VincentV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday and we went with some friends to celebrate. We have been here before and usually had a good meal but this time we were disappointed. The scallops and bronzino were just ok, nothing special. They were both not seasoned very well and they gave you just three scallops which also did not justify the price. My best salad and the cheesecake were very good but other than that we were not too impressed.

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rydalmom
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful. Our server Denise was very friendly and efficient. We will definitely be back.

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FriendlyFoodie
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were amazing. Noise level was a little loud as there was a wedding and music being played. Highly recommend the Chilean Sea Bass. Perfectly prepared.

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LoisW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT PLACE - ESPECIALLY IF WEATHER IS NICE AND YOU CAN SIT OUTSIDE. TRY THE LOLLIPOP LAMB CHAOPS, THE ARUGULA SALAD, OR THE CHICKEN CORN CHOWDER. ALL WORTH THE TRIP

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vipcherylb
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you want to eat outside, the Joseph Ambler Inn is one of the prettier spots. The food is consistently good and the service is always congenial.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience! We ate outside where it is absolutely beautiful! Great food, great service, thoroughly enjoyed by both of us. Can’t wait to go back!

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AnthonyO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to celebrate special occasions at the Inn. Our outdoor dining experience was extraordinary and perfectly suited to toast our 27 years of marriage.

Thank you.

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ChadW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were there to celebrate my wife's birthday with friends. Everything was amazing except our server. We had an unusually long wait at each stage of our experience. We ended up asking another staff member to get us some drinks so we had one with our meal. We would have had even more drinks if our server came back to check on us. Even at the end of the meal we waited for 25-30 minutes for the server to come and find out we wanted to pay and leave. I'm hoping it was just an off night for her.

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CarolynA
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside on a Friday evening.. the ambiance is wonderful. Food was great ( try the short rib tater tots). Drink menu was creative.. but what impressed us was the service. I only wish I could remember our servers name… professional and attentive. Relaxed evening with good food and drinks.. we will return.

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JohnC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here for lunch many times. It is our favorite lunch spot. The menu is extensive. The food is delicious. The service is both friendly and efficient. The prices are reasonable. During the nicer weather, the patio is so pleasant. They never rush you. It is truly a wonderful experience.

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Czarie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone that had the crab cakes said they were delicious and the vegetables were fresh and delicious. The chicken corn chowder was very good although it could have been hotter. I had a crab and asparagus omelet that was very good and was served with a side salad. Service was great and since they weren’t full to capacity, it was very quiet and peaceful.

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vipNickname
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits to the Joseph Ambler Inn. There is a nice outdoor searing area. The menu has a lot of options. Service was attentive and food was delicious.

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FranB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were was very good, the food was great. We sat outside on the patio and it was lovely. We were able to take all the time we wanted, sipped our wine and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. Our waitress was very nice, friendly and accommodating. There were other items on the menu that we want to try so we plan to visit again very soon.

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Joseph Ambler every year for our anniversary. It’s private and quiet. the service and rooms are perfect

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2Pats
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent! The food was great. There is a beautiful covered outdoor dining area. Would definitely recommend.

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GretchenK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fixed price lunch menu was fantastic! Highly recommend.

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Opera101
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1 year anniversary we truly had a beautiful time and are looking to come back.

KM
vipKevinM
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We always celebrate special occasions at JAI. Our server was outstanding. I was disappointed at the limited menu. My son ordered fish and chips and the portion was scarce. We’ve had better food quality in prior visits.

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patriciad
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I ordered the Kobe burger, medium. It was extremely well done and dry. The cheese was non-existent. The service was very slow. I was very disappointed.

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suez
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is consistently good. Their price fix menu for weekends is a good deal.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! Always a wonderful dining experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun time with friends

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vipJrose70
Philadelphia
115 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for our anniversary! We were married here and got here to celebrate often. Scallops and tuna app were good! Beet salad was just ok. Service was average tonight when it’s usually superb, but I expect that during Covid now.

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CherylAnnS
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, as always. Service was quick and very professional. All waitstaff were pleasant.

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vipQueenB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome atmosphere and a beautiful place to dine.

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TriciaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great lunch on the terrace. It's nice to be able to relax and not be rushed especially when the grounds are so pretty. Food, wine and service very good too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The dining room smelled musty.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely afternoon lunch. The atmosphere and setting was worth the trip out alone. But coupled with exemplary service and exceptional food it was just a fantastic experience

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DomB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife out for her birthday and we were seated at an outside table with a beautiful view of the grounds. The service, food quality was top-notch. The old farm style ambience made the whole event very memorable.My wife said she even wanted to come back for her birthday next year, and I’m already looking forward to it! The whole experience from beginning to end was simply magical.!

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seating
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server, excellent meal. Very nice evening.

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DianeR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I am a frequent diner of JAI and it has always been pleasant. Last night, however, one of our guests had to return the Bronzino because it was not cooked properly - way overcooked both times, even after we sent it back.

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Joseph Ambler Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1748 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.