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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 - 11:00 pm
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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, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Top Ambler restaurant

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Ambler. The chef is very creative and they have good vegetarian options. It is fun to go there on Tuesday nights when they offer $5 small plates so it is like going to a tapas restaurant. Only wish they had gluten free bread!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Ambler. The chef is very creative and they have good vegetarian options. It is fun to go there on Tuesday nights when they offer $5 small plates so it is like going to a tapas restaurant. Only wish they had gluten free bread!

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We love Ambler and were headed to Alice Bakery for dinner, but it wasn't open and we saw lots of folks enjoying the great summer evening sitting outside at Dettera. So glad we went there because it was just a wonderful time. I'm eating mostly vegetarian these days, and i wasn't sure I would find anything good, but I was... More 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had dinner here last year with my Mom and was underwhelmed with the service and overwhelmed with the prices. I am happy to say that this visit was nothing but a pleasant surprise! I have to start off by saying that our server Joely was simply the best! Not only was she very pleasant and friendly, but her service... More 

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