Joseph Ambler Inn

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1158 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.
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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
17 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
14 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
16 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!

P
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The three course price fixed luncheon deal is a real bargain with many excellent selections. The outdoor dining patio is delightful with lovely shade offering protection from the sun’s rays. The pace is slow; be prepared to sit back, enjoy the food and ambiance.

D
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my wife and my first visit. We were very pleased. There are a number of relatively small dinning spaces, that provide a sense of separation. The room we were in seemed to be one of the larger spaces. It was about half full, but one could easily carry on a conversation. Our server was very nice, prompt and helpful. The menu has a number of classic items along with more casual choices. I tried the sauteed foie gras -- it was very good. My wife had roast duck breast on a bed of polenta. I thought the polenta an interesting choice for the starch and it went very nicely. I had a seafood linguine with nicely sauteed shrimp and lightly prepared lobster. The portions were generous. There was a nice choice of deserts. The wine by the glass list is serviceable but nothing truly interesting. They had a nice beer list. In summary, a nice country restaurant and one we will eat at again.

T
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great waitress and our order was taken quickly food arrived in an appropriate amount of time and was very good. Four friends and all meals prepared properly and was excellent quality.

JV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sat in little room adjacent to entrance. There should be a curtain to block all the traffic around the front desk. Can be very distracting while dining.

OT
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Birthday dinner

DS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff very accommodating and pleasant.

J
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Had dinner here with work associates. We sat in the bar, as we wanted a little less formal dinner. Food was fine. Problem was it took 50 minutes for us to get our entrees after ordering. And no apology from anybody in the restaurant.

Very disappointed.

KS
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family had a truly fantastic evening dining outdoors. The service, food and ambience were simply the best!

a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've eaten there many times, but never outside.
Wonderful!

VG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem of a place. Outdoor venue and property is a beautiful setting for dinner under the trellis or on the covered patio. The scallops, rib eye and salmon were delicious. Been introducing friends to this place last couple of summers and everyone remarks how special it is to dine in such a lovely setting. Wine list and cocktails outstanding!

SR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. Serene. live piano. I just wish the scallops hadn't been so very salty - could only eat two of the four as a result. The quinoa was just as salty. I said something. I'm not sure if it was relayed to the chefs.

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