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Joseph Ambler Inn

4.7
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1370 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 memorable dining experience. Contemporary American cuisine, featuring a wide variety of casual and traditional menu offerings. The Dining room is located in the renovated stone barn & features hardwood floors, exposed stone walls, & farmstyle ambiance. Tables in the JPub are on a first come first served basis. Terrace dining is also available in the warmer months.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1370 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CBraun
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delish meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely covered patio seating. Attentive service.

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Chris
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great venue with nice view of the property. Food was average for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at JOI! Food was incredible, service was great. It was a calm evening with a great ambiance that helps you forget what’s happening in the world. We will be back!

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Martt
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner on my list . 20 plus years and never disappointed

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vipBarb
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another exceptional meal in a beautiful garden setting. Everything was delicious. Great service. One of my favorite restaurants in Montgomery County.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside. It was a beautiful day. Service and food were excellent!

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Josey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding dining experience. Tina was out wait person and she was great - personable, professional and "fun". We don't come often, but, every August 5th we make sure to return to celebrate my husband's passing - this was his favorite restaurant - ambiance, excellent service, amazing food. We should visit more often.

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Harlow
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We absolutely love the outside seating at the JOA. As a matter of fact, we pretty much love everything about the place. Four or five girlfriends have been meeting there for lunch every two weeks during the pandemic. It's such a glorious setting on a summer day. The food has always been delicious. Because we go so often, we do wish they would change up their menu a bit (hint-hint).
A three star was given to service for THIS last visit only. Our server was unattentive several times in bringing requested items. Normally the service is 5 star.

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vipDonnaD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Great outdoor seating on a covered patio, even in the rain. Food is always good.

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vipBoop
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go in this pandemic as we sat outside under cover and tables spaced appropriately. Beautiful setting! Food fabulous and staff wears face coverings.
Plan on going again

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LindaP
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food and martinis! Enjoyed it! The waitress was kinda of blah. But eating outside was wonderful during COVID.

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vipRegularinBlueBell
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Need to occasionally change up the menu or offer weekly specials. We frequent there often and love the open space/outdoor dining areas. Drinks, food and service always great, just need some variety to the menu so we can come more often.

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JoeDiner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing facility. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

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vipLAH1119
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite outdoor dining place!! Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu! A must go to place!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall excellent food

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BillR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We dined here several times and have never been disappointed with the food or service

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JeanR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio is beautiful. Tables well spaced. Food was excellent. The fixed price menu is exceptional.

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LisaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was very good and the outdoor seating area was beautiful. My waitress was very busy but extremely friendly. The only disappointment was the beet salad. There were only 4 slices of beets and for $12.00, that is not nearly enough. The fried avocado was perfectly crispy with Panko bread crumbs. Will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner with my wife here (where we were married); outdoor dining was great and the kitchen has not missed a beat. Get the Chilean Sea Bass - you won’t regret it

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable
Safe
Food and beverages were excellent
Service was top notch
We will be back!

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vipivyq
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went last Sunday for lunch. The outside patio is quiet and beautiful. Social distancing and masks were strictly observed. It was a safe, relaxing and enjoyable experience. Food and service are excellent.

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vipSulie
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We ate outside and the patio area is lovely. Tables were well spaced and there was plenty of service staff. Food was not as good as we remembered. The taste of the filet was fine, but it was tough. The Caesar salad was bland and missing the white anchovies mentioned in the menu. The scallops and risotto were a good choice. Cocktails were so-so; one was weak and the Bloody Mary had no spice and little seasoning.

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vipPresC
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok. During covid things are not the same. Food was ok but not inspired.

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vipNan21
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a nice break to go out with all that is going on. It was so pleasant out on the patio and everything was done safely. Wait staff had masks, tables nicely spaced. Never felt uneasy. Food was excellent!

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vipMimi
46 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant outdoor dining experience. Delicious scallops and Chilean Sea Bass. We will definitely return!

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vipmkelly3520
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My guests and I had a wonderful dinner outside. The yellow fin salad was a 10. I opted for fish and chips and it was spot on.
Another yum we’re the little neck claims. With a perfect martini? Boing!!
We will definitely return since their service was truly outstanding and diverse menu.

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FredF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful lunch. We ordered from the fixed price menu. The shrimp cocktail and lobster roll were excellent. I ended with the most delicious chocolate cake.
My husband had the New England Clam Chowder with the Crab Cake. He finished with the Key Lime Cheesecake. Our meals were perfect. We'll definitely will be going back.
The outdoor patio was the perfect place to relax and enjoy our meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was delightful and the setting was safe and beautiful!

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vipNickle
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first meal with someone outside my family and I was very comfortable with the spacing on the outside patio for lunch. I tried the chicken that had goat cheese and it was very good. My dining companion very much enjoyed the crab-cake lunch. I liked that they were able to serve on regular plates and use wine glasses unlike the take out vibe I hear about. Only two different people came to the table, they wore masks and kept an appropriate distance when setting things down. It was great.

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CBraun
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, atmosphere and staff! Everyone is always so pleasant! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful absolutely gorgeous setting.
Accommodating staff and the Short Rib Tots should be featured on food network
Just a lovely place with superb food and friendly people.

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MargotO
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place has a great outdoor space for dining. We had a wonderful evening with my family. Plenty of distance from others. Service was great. Cocktails not bad either!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful indoor room for my daughters graduation lunch. Food was excellent! Service was excellent! My parents who are seasoned diners asked if we could come back to celebrate their Birthdays in September😊

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vipgaron0817
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed here. Always great dinner food and atmosphere

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RobertF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. So much so that I chose it as the place to propose to my (now) fiance. The staff (especially Colleen) did an amazing job helping me to make an incredible evening for my lady. The food was terrific (as it always is at JAI), the ambiance perfect, and the service wonderful. Looking forward to many happy returns!

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vipTomgolfs
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Immediate seating and very appropriate for social distancing, service was prompt but not rushed, martinis were excellent and wine were good pours! My dinner fish and chips best in area!

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Grayrock815
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy JAI as the food is great and the atmosphere outstanding. The prices are very reasonable as well.

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JeanneL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio tables were safely spaced apart and servers were excellent.

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vipDrLin
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating area. Brie Appetizer and handheld lobster roll was excellent. Good distance between tables. Lovely evening.

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