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The Pistachio Grill

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521 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA 19002 (Norristown Rd)
(215) 643-7400
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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I went for a girls night and had the Calamari as my main. It was AWFUL! Very greasy and the batter had a sweetness to it that was off-putting. Others at the table were okay with their dinners but no one was raving about the place.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
SHWall
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I went for a girls night and had the Calamari as my main. It was AWFUL! Very greasy and the batter had a sweetness to it that was off-putting. Others at the table were okay with their dinners but no one was raving about the place.

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Philadelphia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Pistachio Grille is a nice local BYOB with food on par with some of the fancier restaurants in Center City, Philadelphia. Service is attentive and specials are very good. Prices are a bit on the high side, but we've never had a problem with the quality of the food. Also helps to have a Groupon!

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My husband and I went there for dinner since I had a certificate from Restaurant.com. I showed the hostess the certificate and she said they accepted it. When the waitress came to the table, after explaining in painstaking detail all of their specials, I asked her if the certificate was still accepted. She also said yes. Long story short, we... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We recently bought a Groupon and decided to give The Pistachio Grill a try again after having not eaten there in a couple years. We found the food to be good but not outstanding and extremely over-priced for what they charge. My husband ordered the swordfish special with crabmeat and the piece of fish was 3-4oz at most with almost... More 

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Pistachio Grill is tucked away in the corner of the strip shopping center. Once you get there you'll be surprised at the interior. The service is always good and the food is excellent. The asparagus tempura is a great appetizer to share. The prices are equivalent to a good city restaurant but it is a BYOB. There is a... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We like this place. Not much from the outside as it is in a strip mall. Nice menu with varied specials. BYOB. Good service. Prices are reasonable. Romantic setting because of lay-out of tables and lighting. I like the tempura asparagus starter though a lot to eat.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife and I and another couple visited the Pistachio Grill last week. The food was very tasty, the ambiance rather ordinary. The ceasar salad was large and fresh. It could easily be shared by a couple. I ordered the Veal Scallopini. Again, it was prepared using fresh ingredients and the peppers and mushrooms made an enjoyable entree. Two of... More 

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philadelphia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Went with the family after I bought a Groupon. I'm pretty sure our table hadn't been cleared properly... A dirty dish and a dirty glass among the clean stuff. Waiter was friendly and accurate with orders. Made a few suggestions too. Food was good but pretty expensive for a family meal. Desserts were popular!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Service was erratic: gruff at first, relatively refined when the "specials" were being explained, and then hard-edged during serving the food and clearing the table. Food only poor-fair, esp. a pasta and shrimp salad and a saute'd scallop dish.Chicken parm. OK.

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Had a very nice time with friends of ours at Pistachio Grill. Staff is super friendly. While the place is small you have room to be with your party and not your neighbors. The menu has a selection of standard items and the a larger selection of specials. Need to ask about prices on the specials as they are not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 521 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA 19002
    (Norristown Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Ambler
  • Phone Number: (215) 643-7400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?