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All 48 Ambler Restaurants

Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar

129 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002
2156430111
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Ranked #7 of 48 Restaurants in Ambler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Ambler train station less than five blocks.
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English first
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Though the menu is a little pricey the food was good. The wine list was amazing. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and extremely helpful. The atmosphere is open and elegant. The tuna tartare that we had for appetizer was the best part of the meal! All in all it was a nice night out with a good... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Four of us were promptly seated at the time of our reservations. We were seated upstairs. The noise level there was energetic on a busy Saturday night. There is a fireplace in the back corner. When we return (and we will!), I will definitely request that! All of us shared a generous cheeseboard with diverse toppings. Three of us happily... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

For locals who like Deterra, my suggestion is you should expand your horizons. In an area of the country known for good restaurants, it is quite easy to find better options, perhaps even in Ambler, itself. Simply charging prices at levels used at good restaurants doesn't make your establishment a good restaurant. On the plus side, the staff was friendly,... More 

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PA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Held a business team event for happy hour a couple of weeks ago. The staff were terrific, and attentive. the service is much improved over 3 years ago. The food was fantastic thanks to a great kitchen crew. Overall the value for atmosphere, happy hour drinks, appitizers and service was good. This is a high end restaurant, so it was... More 

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draddie@verizon.net
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Dettera forever surprises the desire for excellent gourmet selections! I love the changes in the menu from season to season. This time my friend enjoyed their delicious Pumpkin Soup with brown bread delivered by a teapot poured over the soup! Yes! For starters I enjoyed the Hand Rolled Ricotta Cavatelli which was enhanced by Butternut Squash, Pumpkin Seeds, Sage and... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

so i normally don't visit wine bars, except for on business engagements. Walking in, just know this, pricey high-end designed for those people that enjoy that. Every visit they have a different menu, with unique tastes and sides. I found that me being a creature of habit and a "not so unique" palate, didn't fit in here. HOWEVER, they do... More 

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Ambler, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I have visited Dettera about a dozen times, by ourselves, with friends, for dinner and just for late night drinks. So far, every trip has been perfect. The menu has some incredible dishes, the service is very good and the atmosphere is always energetic. If you sign up for email notices they will alert you to special... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We've been to Dettera dozens of times since it opened in 2009. Its menu is always interesting, and the food is delicious. Always a treat. We usually sit at the bar and we each have an appetizer, then split a pizza. The pizzas are fantastic - thin crust with interesting toppings. We've also been here on special occasions and have... More 

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We chose Dettera Restaurant and Wine Bar for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Aside from the terrific wine and beer selection, the dinner was PERFECT. The room was inviting with fireplace, a separate bar service area, and fabulous wait staff. The manager was very accomodating as well as easy to work with. The food was just terrific...our friends repeated several times... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Dettera hits it for atmosphere - in the winter you can take a glass of wine upstairs and sit next to a fireplace - hip, cozy vibe. Dinner prices are high.

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Additional Information about Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar

Address: 129 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002
Phone Number: 2156430111
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Ambler
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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