Joseph Ambler Inn

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1169 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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. We offer BYOWine on Friday and Sunday evenings. Tables in the JPub are on a first come first served basis. Terrace dining is also available in the warmer months.

Special Offers

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Serving a three course price fix dinner from 1:00-7:00. Adults $44.00...Children $17.95.

Thursday, 28 November, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Four Course Price Fix Dinner $90.00. Includes champagne.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 1169 People Are Saying
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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an anniversary dinner, and our first experience at the Joseph Ambler Inn. It was a terrific experience, a vast selection of wines, and a menu to fit all tastes. We had the Lamb appetizer, A

T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I have celiac disease and the reason I chose JOSEPH Ambler Inn for dinner was that the menu identified gluten free options. However - many of the items identified as GF are not in fact gluten free. This can be devastating to someone with celiac who took the menu at face value (although we rarely do). Celiac is a disease - it is not an allergy - it is not an intolerance. Please engage with a nutritionist and ensure all items on the menu identified as GF are safe for individuals with celiac disease. Thank you.

g
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Joseph Ambler Inn to celebrate my wife's birthday. I notated my reservation that we were there for a special occasion. We ordered off of the 3 course price fixe menu, and the food was delicious. Our table was in a little offset from the main dining area, and there was only one other couple in this same dining area, so the ambiance was excellent! Our server was outstanding, and when dinner was over, she proceeded to serve my wife her dessert, with "Happy Birthday" spelled out on the plate! All in all, it was a great experience-gracious dining with a very nice meal!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my last night in town for business. I decided to eat in the bar area and the steak frites was superb. As was my cocktail. I definitely would love to return and actually stay in the hotel.

MR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Only complaint I might have, is that I had the Kobe beef burger and asked for it cooked med rare. Came out medium well and a little dry. Not good for an $18 burger. Staff was excellent. Our waiter Paul was excellent and attentive. Otherwise dinner was very good.

JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

f
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with beautiful patio. Unfortunately service was awful. Waited for waiter upon being seated and then waited forever for cocktails. Told we could not sub salad for app on prix fixe despite having done this on previous 4 visits. Waiter forgot truffles at conclusion. Will return and hope for another server.

JM
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Outdoor atmosphere is lovely. Food and service were mediocre. Cleanliness of the restrooms could be much better.

PB
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch for my birthday and the waitress was sweet even though she had no voice due to allergies. She was very pleasant. Kudos to the chef!

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to the Inn for our anniversary. From the greeting when we arrived to the service during our meal everything was superb. The food was excellent and the presentation was outstanding. I could not stop talking about the experience throughout the following day.
Food was outstanding but staff made the entire evening a delight.

M
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The have a great fixed price lunch that is not listed on their on line menu. It is a fantastic value.

C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Ambience is wonderful. Hostess was not friendly and they kept saying they were busy. Which was extremely annoying

AF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Inn has charming 1700s buildings, friendly and highly capable staff, and excellent food. They were very attentive to detail.

KF
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I dont think the service was worth the price. The food was great and we enjoyed the live music. But the service was subpar.

IS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, location and history; main dining area was quite noisy

S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are hosting our wedding at JAI in November and took both sets of parents to dinner to get them acquainted with the place. The food was outstanding, as always, and the ambiance is always great. We always look forward to returning and can't wait to celebrate with family and friends at our wedding!

A
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, great food & service, but a tad on the pricey side.

J
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came back for our one year anniversary and everything was perfect! We had complimentary champagne and dessert, the food was exceptional, service was great! We’ll be back for our next anniversary! Thank you JAI!!

S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We spent 4 wonderful hours catching up with some friends we haven’t seen for several years! Kevin, our server, gave us plenty of time to simply talk and visit, with no pressure to hurry up and order or work our way through courses. The setting is lovely, and we were delighted to end the night by simply climbing up to our room in the same building. The included brunch the next morning was great as well.

a
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was on pont .VERY ATTENTIVE. Quiet atmosphere for a special occasion. Definately recommend

N
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for our anniversary and had a lovely experience.

c
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We like to eat outside when the weather allows. Joseph Ambler has one of the nicest patios. We were very happy to be able to bring our own wine.

LO
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to the Inn at least 4 times now in the past year. The food is excellent and thoughtfully prepared. The surroundings are beautiful.

NM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good overall experience. First time eating here...the prix fixe was a nice value that we took advantage of...eating al fresco on the covered patio was a bonus on a perfect night in a beautiful setting.

P
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner outside. Very nice. Generous serving of excellent breads. Both ordered salads but could have shared one. Entres were very good but a little pricey. Very good cocktails. Excellent professional service.

ZC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good food and service. Highly recommended!

MW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going here for years; can't go wrong. Love the patio in the summer plus BYOW Friday and Sunday (patio and dining room, not the pub), no corkage fee.

z
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Restaurant is lovely, grounds are beautiful. Ordered steak, and it was very bad. The meat was really tough, and not worth the price.

D
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Very over priced for the quality of the food. Service was not up to expectations. The window sills next to the table were not clean.

C
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Great food and nice environment.

RS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very quiet. Very courteous staff in restaurant and at the inn. Really enjoyed the seafood pasta dish.

MR
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal in a very nice quiet atmosphere. It was a pleasure to have good food, and good service, and to be able to have a conversation without loud noise!

M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 4 for lunch and were seated in a nice, quiet corner table. The menu was just large enough to offer choices for every taste, but was not so overwhelming to cause us to take a lot of time to make a selection. There is a prix fixe section that offers an appetizer, entrée and dessert for $25 which is a great bargain with an excellent selection under each category. We all had a glass of house wine which was good and was a very generous quantity. We have been to Joseph Ambler Inn several times and have never been disappointed.

C
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. Great food.
Timely service

P
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I think this is my new favorite restaurant! They have a very nice lunch menu. Our food was delicious and the service was well-times. Great location, too.

P
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable and Colleen was an excellent waitress!

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious cant wait to go back and maybe even stay at the inn looked very cute!

OM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joseph Ambler Inn is a hidden neighborhood jem! Step away from the business of Montgomeryville into the delights of the country by simply turning into the driveway. Dinner on the patio on a balmy summer evening brings thoughts of Tuscany or Provence. Wonderful service, ambience, drinks and food! BYO on Friday and Sunday! Don’t miss it!

f
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful patio. Nice choices on prix fix good value. Great cocktails and desserts Great evening!

b
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful summer evening to eat outside on their patio, good was good and plentiful. Service excellent. All courses came to the table perfectly timed. Carol, our server was very friendly!

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