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Dettera Restaurant & 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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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Service Top Notch, Food Very Good

Went with a group and consensus was between very good and excellent. Pork, chicken, pizza were all well done and wine choices were excellent. Price is on the high side but reasonable based on the excellent atmosphere and service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Roger I
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The Woodlands, Texas
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The Woodlands, Texas
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went with a group and consensus was between very good and excellent. Pork, chicken, pizza were all well done and wine choices were excellent. Price is on the high side but reasonable based on the excellent atmosphere and service.

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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

the tasting menu was only $35! the Baby Arugula Salad Watermelon, Greek Feta was the first course and huge. fabulous. Then the skirt steak was perfect, tender and served with smashed potatoes, finally a sort of ice cream sandwich which we shared. very generous portions wellprepared

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Deterra is an elegantly designed restaurant with very cool outdoor eating options (you can choose to sit out-front of the restaurant and watch the Ambler street happenings, or choose a more quiet area in the in-between the buildings patio seating. The food at Deterra is high-end and kinda a special-occasion type of place. But if you love oysters and want... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have been to Dettera quite a few times and was never disappointed. The wine selection is excellent and the bartenders are very helpful explaining and letting you taste the choices. The food is very good with an excellent assortment of meat and cheese plates to accompany your wine if you are hungry but don't want a meal. I find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I and another couple ate at Detteras last night, May 9, 2015. The meal was excellent. The beer and wine menu was extensive and they brought delicious fresh baked bread to the table to start. We order grilled octopus to share and the other couple shared a large generous salad. We also ordered a cheese board for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have been here multiple times both with friends and family. My parents, the quintessential NY foodies, give it rave reviews. Food is consistently good, and wine menu is reasonably priced with great choices. You walk out having had a great meal and not feeling as if you bank account has been held hostage.

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I visited Dettera for an early dinner with my family on a Saturday night. We were brought upstairs to a large dining room that felt like it was way too big and provided no ambiance at all. Because of the size and open floor plan, it felt almost like you were in a family restaurant that you might go to... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Dettera is centrally located and offers a strong menu of fine dining options. The wine list is good and varied. They have Thursday night small plate menus and other special events. Most of the dining tables are upstairs with large windows overlooking Butler Pike and Ambler. The prices are reasonable and the food is good. We don't go often, but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

The waiter was very good and knowledgable about the menu. It was perhaps the worst food we have ever eaten. The pizzas were cold and beyond recognition. The ravioli and clams tasted the same, actually quite a feat. I think the chef has one big box of bacon, bar-b-que spice in his spice cabinet. Go for the wine.

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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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
Cuisine: Wine Bar

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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: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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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