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Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar

129 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002
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Ranked #8 of 47 restaurants in Ambler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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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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63% Recommend
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 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
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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Glendale, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I had the pleasure to eat here recently. This is a fantastic restaurant. It's a lovely, slylish, comfortable place and the food and service was outstanding. Being from NYC I feel like I'm part of the elite NYC snob crew that has had the best food and that you couldn't possibly surprise me outside of my city. Having said this,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Dettera has a great bar in terms of drinks and the overall feel of the place. Lots of craft spirits, great tap list and tons of wines by the glass. As for dinner, they have a well executed creative and reasonably priced menu. Tuna tartare is among the best I have had anywhere. Grilled flank steak preparation was melt in... More

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Been here a few times but left both times saying—they should be better for the prices they charge. Very attractive restaurant with a classy bar, high top tables in the bar area & extensive wine list. Prices on the high side & although we had a very friendly waiter both visits, service was brutally slow. Our last visit was after... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Dettera try's to be fancy but comes off being snobbish. We went with our young kids which was a mistake as the waiter fought us on what we could order for them. The menus isn't kid friendly so I asked for noodles with butter and the waiter reacted like I just asked him to go outside and wash my car.... More

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Dresher, PA
5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We try so hard to like this restaurant because it's nearby, the décor is beautiful, and the food is pretty good. Last night was our fifth or sixth visit over the past few years and, once again, the service was inexcusably bad. We were promptly greeted and given menus by our server and thought things were looking up! Then, 25... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Six of us went to Dettera for the $35 Ambler Restaurant week. It was not a large menu, and between us, we had every dish on the menu. The service was excellent, the dishes were very hot and ample. There was not one complaint. The noise level was very good. Parking was ample nearby.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been here several times and always have good meals and service. The food is consistent and of high quality. Highly recommend.

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