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Joseph Ambler Inn

908 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion (38)
  • Good for Anniversaries (35)
  • Good for a Date (30)
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. Tables in the JPub are on a first come first served basis. Terrace dining is also available in the warmer months.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
***Pub seating is available on a first come- first serve basis. No reservations.***

***Please note that requests for outdoor dining on Friday and Saturday Nights may not be available until 6:30 or 7:00pm***

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Lite Lunch Served in the Bar Only-Saturday and Sunday Noon-4:00PM-please call for reservations

Main Dining Room Serves Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
JPub Serves dinner and lite fare daily until 10:00PM
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Phone number
(215) 362-7500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Todd Blackney
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Private party facilities
Elegant Weddings, Business Dinners, Rehearsal Dinners, Anniversaries & Birthdays, Holiday Parties, Intimate Fireside Receptions
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Private party contact
Wendi Terlecky: (215) 565-0139
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Piano every Friday & Saturday Evening
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Special events & promotions
Seafood Night every Thursday. Chef's changing variety of seafood specialties including Buck a Shuck Oysters. Available in the JPub and Terrace.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 908 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The bar area was very cozy and sleek. I had dinner in the dining room and the food was outstanding. Rolls were hot and served with whipped butter. I really liked the small plates and local fare, it's basically a smaller portion then a regular entree's. Menu selections are minimal, but fitting for any palette. The food came out piping hot, we ordered a cheese tray for an appetizer, the cheese was delicious with a large portion, and was served with honey, nuts and fruit. A definite winner for a small plate or appetizer. Overall, it was an amazing dinner, great food, service and ambiance. I would highly recommend it for any affair casual or not. Very nice dining experience.

vipdj94 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Nice place to have our anniversary dinner, and as a result dessert was on the house complete with “Happy Anniversary “ beautifully written in chocolate on our dessert plates! (Thank you!). When it comes to the menu I’m not as adventurous as some...but we both thought our selections were delicious. Our server and support staff were plenty busy yet still took very good care of us throughout the meal. I imagine a fair amount of the patrons were guests at the inn but we are fortunate to live in the area and enjoy celebrating special occasions there. Same time next year :)

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

For special occasions my husband and I like to go back to where we got married

tommie (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We were greeted with an historic, country atmosphere that had a fun ambience going for it. The staff we met were friendly and courteous and they seated us right on time. The menu was extensive with plenty of choices we liked. The seating was ample and lighting was bright enough to read the menu, but dim enough to set a romantic mood. Our appetizers were delivered promptly and they kept our water glasses filled without being a bother. I had a perfectly glazed Filet Mignon and my wife enjoyed a Teriyaki Salmon dish with Basmati rice that she had no problem devouring. The portions were large enough that we didn't have room for dessert. Overall we had a great time and will plan to return again very soon.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018


bmja69 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We loved the place as soon as we walked in. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The food was VERY good

vipLinusCello (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Good Food- but beware those with cat allergies.
Enjoyed the food and service. The rabbit legs were a great different entree. Not a fan of the basement setting, but ok.

My biggest complaint was presence of cat dander. There are a couple of cats on the premises. As someone with sensitive cat allergies, the restaurant and the common areas of the Inn could have used better vacuuming (thankfully the rooms were pretty free of cat dander).

viplynnr (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely experience weekend before Valentine's Day. Started with a drink in the pub, and the dinner at the restaurant. The historic tavern provides a cozy ambiance. Delicious homemade breads, very nice wine list. Interesting choices - duck, rabbit, veal, as well as seafood and beef. Husband loved the duck confit. I had a delicious scallop dish with pureed corn and quinoa. Baked pear and ice cream for dessert!

Birthdaydinnerparty (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic my 4th Time here and they never disappoint . It was a great time and will definitely go again!

vipjesusrivera (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

As usual everything was excellent. One recommendation would be to have more options on “seasonal menu”, specials for the week, month, etc.

TerryD (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was excellent I highly recommend this restaurant. The staff was so attentive to all our needs.

WineWeasel (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great atmosphere and great service. Food was done very well!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

My husband and I received a gift certificate for Christmas. We had a excellent meal, live piano music, all around enjoyable, relaxing, super romantic evening. I look forward to doing it again!

vipGerryB06 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

This was the next stop on our tour of PA Inns. My wife and I enjoy eating at various Inns in eastern PA because we like the feel of dining at a place that has some history associated with it. This was our first time dining here to celebrate my wife’s birthday.

We absolutely loved everything about the experience. The maitre d’Hotel was very friendly and welcomed us like we were regular customers. Our server was attentive and had a pleasant smile.

Our meals were outstanding - Spicy Tuna Roll, Seafood Pappardelle, and Bronzino finished off with the Chocolate Mousse. Everything was seasoned just right.

Although it’s a trek for us to get here, we will definitely return. In fact, we may even book a room at the Inn to get the full experience.

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was ok. Ordered beef and clams appetizer which was delish. Steak on prefix menu was very good. Salmon, was too sweet and slightly undercooked (mushy/ soft). In the beginning the waitress was not helpful with suggestions and substitutions for food allergy which put us in a guessing game situation, but was very accommodating when we returned the fish.
Drinks were strong, prices were fair and of course the atmosphere is beautiful and romantic.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Good service, food excellent. Very nice inside and noise level not a problem. Staff were friendly and attentive. Would go back.

Burke (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Do not hesitate to try this wonderful restaurant. Great service, unrushed dining, gourmet experience, excellent bar, beautiful ambience and foodies will love it.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Zack was excellent as always and very helpful. Very personable. Great food.

vipLuv2dine (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The menu and food is consistently wonderful. We started with a caesar salad, then NY Strip Steak and Swordfish with nice side dishes and completed it with creme brulee and warm bread pudding. The house specialty drinks were great, but the other mixed drinks left a little to be desired. We have never had a meal that we didn't enjoy here, even at busier times (Valentines day, etc). I am going to go back and check out the Thursday night seafood night - sounds interesting

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Met an old friend.. my fish brazzino was disappointing. But everything else including courtesy truffle was wonderful. I could hear the piano player in the dining room and it was lovely!