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Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar

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American, Wine Bar
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129 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002
Ambler train station less than five blocks.
2156430111
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food was better than the details of the experience

Maybe not quite 5 stars but certainly a top notch solidly very good dinner was enjoyed. Personally I would have complimented that quality cooking with a tablecloth on the table. It takes away from the whole experience not to have it. Service was just acceptable, still we had to request to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
Janny08
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Washington DC
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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295 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our friends here for the first time. We were sat in a great booth by the windows and our server was friendly and timed the service really well. Although prices are high, the food is delicious and well presented. The atmosphere is high end and would fit in well with any center city restaurant. Great bar area and... More 

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Thank dfc9258
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting restaurant on the main drag in Ambler. The bar is good-sized with some seating around the bar, but the primary dining room is upstairs. That might pose a problem for those who might have trouble with steps. My wife and I had never been, and Doug, our waiter, was very helpful and friendly. We we seated at a comfortable... More 

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Thank Tom J
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Have enjoyed the food here for several years - most creative outside of Philly, and loved servers Joely and Mike. New manager doesn't get wine or music - ambiance is so important to a nice dinner, and having hard rock blasting during a nice meal was a turn off. When asked to change the music, he put on "Free Bird"... More 

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Thank Mary K
Washington DC
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Maybe not quite 5 stars but certainly a top notch solidly very good dinner was enjoyed. Personally I would have complimented that quality cooking with a tablecloth on the table. It takes away from the whole experience not to have it. Service was just acceptable, still we had to request to light the candle on our table, and for a... More 

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Thank Janny08
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

mid-range American food with fairly limited menu but offering small plates of pasta (good and reasonably priced and sized), in attractive venue with good service, in heart of suburban Philly town; only disappointment was small size of salad

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Thank digesq
Ambler, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Dettera is consistently a very happy experience. We have gone back repeatedly over the course of many years and the quality and creativity are always tops! It is always as good as any of the fancier better known restaurants in Philly. The variety of the menu is excellent and the service is always outstanding. A top notch choice whether you... More 

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Thank Becca S
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We literally happened to be driving through and stumbled upon this adorable town. LOTS of delicious looking choices, but we chose Dettera, I guess because of the ambiance. It was such a delight from beginning to end. Everything looked good so we decided to order a few smaller plates to try: the cheese, amazing with really interesting sides (didn't like... More 

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Thank DTBG
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Love coming here with friends for the oysters, drinks and other food. Sometimes we sit outside and sometimes we prefer sitting indoors. The bar is lovely and the servers are professional and courteous. Service is timely and not rushed.

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Thank GinPol
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Deterra has excellent food; wonderful selection of wine, great service. The wall of wine bottles is quite impressive.

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Thank roship43
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Nice wine list and great place for small plates. It is expensive and the portions are small. I like this place with one exception being the wait staff. This is a wine bar that does not seem to educate the staff on wine. Also being greeted with "do you have a reservation" when entering an fairly empty restaurant never sits... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002
  • Public Transportation: Ambler train station less than five blocks.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Ambler
  • Phone Number: 2156430111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?