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Joseph Ambler Inn

4.6
922 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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Entertainment
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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The atmosphere, people and food were all fantastic. Joseph Ambler Inn is our go to place for special occasions. Always a fantastic experience!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We took advantage of the nice weather and fined outside - just outstanding😎

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great meal and service. One of our favorites.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was very good! Service was great and server was very attentive.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

What happened? We were at Joseph Ambler this past Monday and had a fabulous lunch! That is what we are used to and why we are dining club members. However, today dinner was sub-par. We opted for the three course special. We both ordered bibb lettuce salad (very good), ribs that we supposed to come with finger potatoes and slaw. No slaw (carrots and string beans) which were cold. The worst part was the ribs were cold.

Should we have sent our entrees back? We never do anymore because if you read what happens to returned items in the kitchen you really don't want to do that. We told our waitress who apologized.

Dessert was part of our dinner. Banana cream cheesecake was excellent. The chocolate trio, especially the white chocolate cake, tasted like it was recently taken out of the freezer.

Nothing was done to right our very unpleasant dinner. Wonder if the waitress even believed us?

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delicious dinner and great service. Can’t wait to go back.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Generally, we've always enjoyed this restaurant for very good ambiance, good food and good service. We had my mother's 80th birthday party here with 60 people and it was lovely. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with the brunch on Easter Sunday. There was no "sit down" menu option for our elderly mothers who were on walkers. The brunch ended at 2:00 and our reservation was at 1:30. We tried to get earlier reservations and add a seat for my brother, but were told they were full. There were many empty tables when we arrived. The food was mediocre at best. No poached eggs; just the standard omelet station and overdone scramble. The Caesar salad bowl was completely empty. Tough prime rib. The selections were nothing special and the price was $40.00 plus tax and tip. A mimosa was $8.00 extra. Deserts were an afterthought. Plenty of wait staff hanging around "waiting" to clear the table and turn the restaurant over for dinner. I had to ask for my plate to be cleared 3 times. I might consider dining here again, but never for a holiday brunch.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Joseph Ambler is a cozy place to dine. I went for Easter Brunch I thought the selection was limited for the price paid.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter buffet. Very nice, enjoyable. Good food; a little pricey.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Service was outstanding as was the food. I had steamed mussels as an appetizer, main course of branzino with risotto and banana cream cheesecake for dessert. Excellent!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We haven't been here in years. They've modernized their menu & drink list & added some items that absorb/block sound so it's not as loud as it used to be. Food was good. Service friendly & professional. Ambience good. Overall we enjoyed it & would be happy to come back.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Entree was wonderful, dessert was great last night, just okay tonight. Pears not soft enough.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was ok wife’s steak over cooked. Choc trio for desert was awful

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The food is always excellent and we love the ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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 :)

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Wonderful!

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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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).

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Another great experience. Great food, service and ambiance. We like the service in the dining room better than the bar area.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent, attentive service. Many different food options from seafood to pasta and steak. We had small room to ourselves which made the occasion even more special. Menu a little pricey so more a special occasion night out but good sized portions. No one went home hungry.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Absolutely great food. Prompt and friendly service. Not at all rushed. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

The food here never disappoints! The Prix Fixe menu is always a wonderful option.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great way to spend a honeymoon. Room was excellent.

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3.0Dined 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.

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