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About Joseph Ambler Inn

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.

1005 Horsham Road
North Wales, PA 19454
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 362-7500

Website:
http://www.josephamblerinn.com/

Entertainment:
Piano every Friday & Saturday Evening

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Four Course $90.00 menu. Includes Champagne and live piano

Joseph Ambler Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Cozy (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Romantic (14)
Good for Groups (11)
Scenic View (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Casual (8)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Seasonal (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Fun (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

We came for a last lunch. We’re seated in a nice quiet small room but it was too cool for comfort .
The lobster roll was much improved over last one but still had a long way to go to equal the lobster rolls of Maine. Soup could have been hotter.
We will try Thursday seafood especially for the dollar a shuck oysters.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

On my wife’s birthday we thought we would try something special. Something besides your ordinary steak house or fine dining restaurant. It had been many many years since we had been to the Joseph Ambler Inn so we figured let’s try. It turned out to be very special. The atmosphere was country farm with a warmth that you rarely find today. Food was delicious and service was excellent. The Xmas lights and decorations were a bonus We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We have been to JAI several times and always pleased with everything. This time we asked our Sister and Brother-in-Law to dine and stay over with us to celebrate our anniversary. The inn is decorated for Christmas and out on the lawn is trimmed with cut out carolers, just lovely.
The food was excellent. Everyone enjoyed the meal. I had the Rib steak, cooked just a ordered. My sister had the Champagne chicken.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

From the moment we arrived we were greeted with very friendly people. Our 7:00 Table was ready on time, and our “hostess” seated us and took our drink order. The drinks were exactly as ordered.
Our server was friendly and knowledgeable.
The meal was excellent including dessert.
There were lots of people partying, but the noise level was fine and not challenging.
Will def return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Absolutely wonderful. The food and service were perfect. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We took a friend for lunch and the ambience is lovely. The service was attentive in the beginning but the food was lackluster. The bread was very good. I chose the lobster roll and found it very small. The fries that came with it were literally cold. The cucumber salad was microscopic.

My two partners had salads with salmon and I heard no complaint. When it came to dessert, we ordered from the menu only to find what we ordered was not available. A little disappointing for a birthday luncheon.

We had going to JAI for dinner in July and had a nice evening so we will probably give it another try sometime in the future.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was excellent, as was our meal. Staff was polite and attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I was at JAI earlier this week with 2 friends...one friend was over an hour late (due to traffic from NJ) - we had a wonderful waitress who checked in with us periodically and ensured our comfort as we waited for our friend... Food was excellent as was the service and atmosphere...we will return

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Lunch menu was varied with many different type choices. Tomato crab soup excellent. We all had the crab & asparagus with melted cheese omelet. It came with a large delicious salad.
Service, provided by our waiter Joseph was perfect. Food was all the right temperatures. Joseph was attentive but discreet.
We would definitely return & request Joseph to be our waiter.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

As always, everyone enjoyed the evening. Everything was delicious, but we especially liked the Brussels sprouts appetizer!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

GOOD SERVICE. NICE PRE-FIXED MENU FOR THANKSGIVING. SERVING SIZE WAS WORTH THE PRICE AND WELL PREPARED

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

This is our go-to restaurant for a get-together with friends a few times every year. We have never been disappointed! The servers are wonderfully attentive (but not too attentive) and you never feel rushed. Sometimes I think this is the only restaurant in the Bucks-Mont area where you can actually have a conversation unhampered by a lot of chatter/noise. Best of all...the food is terrific!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

This restaurant is not good for handicap and is difficult for almost anyone to enter since the exterior lighting is poor (told the hostess and she said they were told that before but have no plans to change) path leading to door is brick and uneven - no place to let someone off close to entrance. Food was very good but not worth taking a chance going with any one who needs any kind of assistance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our lunch at Joseph Ambler Inn was all that we expected. We ordered the three course prexe fix menu. The shrimp cocktail were huge and very good, lots of choices for the entree and dessert had some very nice choices. They offered filet mignon the day we were there sometimes it is the New York strip steak, but the whole experience was so worth it. Of course we will come back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Rushed through our dinner on a special day. The waitress definitely wanted to go home. The ancelarey staff were great. Appetizer was wonderful. If i was at a drive through I’d give it 5 stars. As a special place 3 is pushing it.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Well, I'm not really sure what to say here. Not sure what was worse-- the atrociously slow service, the Ok food or the mice running underfoot in the private room. After having a 'meh' experience several years ago we decided to pop in last night (Monday) for my wife's 48th birthday. We had a group of 8--my wife's family. All appeared to be going well: they had given us the back private room, there was LITERALLY no one in the restaurant so hopes were high for good service but that was not to be the case. We could barely get our waitress's attention (at the end of the meal, left the room to get the hostess to try and find her and she replied after I waited 5 minutes, "Yeah, I don't know where she is..." I decided to go to the bar to get a drink while I waited and he was absent too. It's as if the whole staff was off somewhere watching Monday Night Football.

While we waited the nearly hour for our food to arrive (again, there was NO ONE in the place) our now extremely hungry child screamed cause a mouse was in the room with us and running around. This led to my brother-in-law chasing it out to the main dining room. Very appetizing.

The food was OK (unfortunately my wife, a bit of a branzino aficionado, said it was some of the worst she's had), but not worthy of the wait and although I love the atmosphere, I'm pretty sure that this will be the very last time we ever go there. I never write Yelp reviews because I get that places can have off moments, but for nearly a $500 bill, I'm down right angry AND feel it was not the gift I wanted my wife to have on her birthday.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were there on Friday night when it is bring your own wine. They also have three course specials but my husband and I ordered just the entree part of the three-course special. They were both delicious--crab stuffed sole and prime rib. We are never disappointed at Joseph Ambler. The ambiance is great and the buildings are on such beautiful grounds. We even saw the end of an outside wedding taking plce there. Very romantic setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

I loved here. My husband and I had a great time. The only thing I would add is some vegetarian options on the menu that are equivalent to the meat entrees, not just stir fry or pasta primavera.

Other than that, my favorite thing about it was the service. Everyone was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We visit JAI once or twice a year for a birthday or anniversary. Always a good dinner in a beautiful Inn.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our server Colleen was excellent and the food was amazing !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We truly enjoyed celebrating our anniversary there

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had our wedding reception at JAI 3 years ago and have come back to celebrate our anniversary every year! We love it!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Finally made it for our first visit after many years of “maybe next time”. Should not have delayed! Really good food, friendly and helpful service (from Eileen), reasonably priced cocktails and wine list. Well worth it. We will be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Brought step daughter for bday and she was very impressed with food and atmosphere

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were very disappointed this visit. We have been to this restaurant in the past and enjoyed it but this time, the food was terrible. The grounds are beautiful, the staff is fantastic, very friendly and accommodating. But the food was poor to average. My husband had a very tough steak and potatoes, my fish was flavorless and the quinoa a bit undercooked, just very disappointing. For the price you pay (entrees ranged from $20-40), we will be visiting other restaurants in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The Joseph Ambler Inn is always perfect for special occasions. The grounds walking up to the restaurant are beautiful. The restaurant is just the right size, and the food is absolutely delicious!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Staff Rude and seemed to be bothered for such things as bread plates, steak knives and time to decide on the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Beautiful place, very nice and attentive waitstaff, but a boring menu and weak food execution make the experience not up to the standards expected for the pricing. Crab bisque was smothered in a chopped unknowngreen that the waitress couldn't identify for us. She should know the food she serves. My veal scallopine was not seasoned at all, deep fried hard. The foie gras was tasty, But poorly pressented. The creme brûlée was also run of the road. Nothing exceptional there either.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service was subpar. We could have went anywhere to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary but we chose here. The service was not welcoming or friendly. I don't mind paying money for good food and experience but here I felt that we didn't get the service that was expected at a restaurant like this. The food wad decent but not for the price they charge.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 28, 2017

My husband and I stayed The Joseph Ambler Inn for the week and enjoyed many meals at the Inn. All were fabulous. Would love to stay again.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We go here all of the time because the food is consistently good. The Kobe Burger they make is amazing. My family and I enjoy the ambiance as well.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Ended up here by a happy accident. My wife and I wanted to splurge as we were celebrating our 24th anniversary. We had a gift card to another inn but I confused the names and reserved here by mistake. Very glad I did. Food was very good, especially the vanilla bean creme brulee we split for dessert. It was quiet enough we could actually converse and the service was pretty good. A couple of minor gripes - an overly long wait to get the check and lemon with my iced tea after I explicitly asked for none. Portion sizes were not overly large but quite adequate when paired with a salad.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Beautiful day to eat outdoors to celebrate a birthday!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The patio setting was lovely, the service flawless, the food delicious, the anniversary dessert unexpected but appreciated. We will be back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Had a wonderful meal here with my boyfriend for a Sunday night dinner on Labor Day weekend. Atmosphere was quiet, we sat outside and the setting was nice and relaxing. Wasn't too crowded I guess because we ate early and it was a holiday weekend. He had the veal scalloping and I had the small filet. Food was prepared and presented very nicely. Waitstaff was very attentive and answered our questions about the menu, etc. Will def go again.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great place for a special occasion or romantic meal

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

My family went to the Jos.Ambler Inn for a birthday dinner and we all enjoyed sitting out in the open air on their patio, as it was a perfect summer day, and the food and service was amazing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The Joseph Ambler Inn is an elegant, quiet, romantic restaurant with traditional décor and relaxing atmosphere. The food is exceptional and the service is superb.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Fantastic food, warm service with a smile! Definitely worth checking out! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We had a lovely meal on a Friday evening . We were fortunate that the night was pleasant enough that we could eat outdoors . Be advised, however, a large party was waiting for their table and went out on the grass to smoke...
My husband opted for 2 appetizers,; lamb chops and clams.. Both were yummy. I had the bruschetta , which was on the special menu ( price not listed) and the organic chicken dinner.
My bruschetta was good, but not worth the price. The chicken was very well cooked and came with a mushroom risotto .
Of course, the drinks 2 glasses of wine each, greatly added to the check. I noticed that on Friday and Saturday evenings you can bring your own wine. Do it!!
Enjoy:-)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Scenic View
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