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Sun, 2/18
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Joseph Ambler Inn

904 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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 904 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great way to spend a honeymoon. Room was excellent.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

4 of the 6 meals we were not happy with. Pea and crab risotto had no crab in it. Scallops were very salty and filet was cold and sent back. A new piece of meat was given but still not that warm. Kobe burger was good as well as salmon.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

JAI was awesome. It was our second time eating here. Everything was amazing. The pre fix option was delicious and affordable. We will definitely be back soon!!!

vipHRBob70 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great restaurant with holiday decorations to celebrate my granddaughter's birthday. Outstanding food and nice ambience.

vipleezab (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve and fixed price menu. We arrived for an early dinner 5:30 and requested a quiet table. They placed us in one of the smaller rooms with beautiful china plates. Service was excellent. Our server Colleen was able to explain various items on the menu and make suggestions. Four courses and very good food with nice portion sizes. Our only flaw to our anniversary/new years eve dinner was a couple who showed up halfway through and were seated in this small room. Everyone else was talking in muted voices and we could not hear conversations. This couple was loud and by the time we left we realized how rude they were. They talked very loud and were showing each other loud things on their cell phone. In addition, they kept wanting changes in the menu and didn't want to order all the first three courses at once. Each time the serve staff would leave the room they made some comment. I felt bad for the servers trying to do their best. Otherwise an excellent dinner.

vipMClovesgoodfood2017 (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Very disappointed. We've been here several times before and this time was terrible. From when we arrived we did not feel welcome or attended to by any of the staff from hostess who hesitated to seat us " because her feet hurt," to inattentive busboy and waitress. We had 8 pm reservation and it was not busy at all. Yet, we waited a ridiculous amount of time for our waitress then another 20 minutes for bread that we had to ask for it twice. Due to food allergies we requested white bread and were told they didn't have any.Never got the lemon requested with our water. 3 or 4 busboys were standing together talking, waitress was rarely seen. We were celebrating the New Year early and we disappointed with our whole dining experience. We don't plan a return trip.

LKirk (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Overall the experience was good but not great. We were disappointed with our baked brie (came out cold), salad (was 95% arugula), my husband's rabbit was tough, my fish was good but not great. The best part was the bread pudding, which was delicious, but the rest of the food was forgettable or regrettable. This is unfortunate because it's one of the few higher end restaurants left in the area.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful at Christmas time -- the ambiance and casual atmosphere made for a great, relaxing get-together with friends amid the holiday decorations!

ThomasV (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Always a nice experience, good food and great service. My waiter was the best Thank You Patrick you made it a nice Birthday luncheon!!!!

djs12 (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Great place for dining and I’ve be coming here for 30+ years. Just may be a little difficult for those with hearing issues. The ambiance, food and service are well worth the visit