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Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar

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$$$$
American, Wine Bar
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129 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002
+1 215-643-0111
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucked out that it was Tuesday $5 small plate night-an excellent value. The winter harvest salad was extraordinarily ordinary- so fresh, perfectly (lightly) dressed- didn't want to take that last bite. The grilled octopus was exceptionally tender. The desserts- lemon sorbet and butter cake were also excellent. Great place after attending a movie at the Ambler theater across the street!

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Thank jmapatterson
Montgomery, Texas
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191 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not know anything about Dettera but had passed by several times, and decided to try it out for a pre-Thanksgiving relaxing evening. Great Choice. Very good staff, food above average, wine list is very interesting, upstairs room is very peaceful and pleasant to spend time in. Recommended.

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Thank SPK1951
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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184 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by for dinner one Saturday evening in November. We did not have reservations but were seated promptly. Our waitress was very helpful with making recommendations about drinks and food. We enjoyed cocktails and small plates that consisted of the seasonal salad, oysters and octopus. The food and ambience were great. We can't wait to return.

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Thank LaRa12
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

My third visit and again, find the service great (very friendly, genuine and attentive) and the food very good to great. Unusual choices, very creative dishes -- all interesting in a good way :) Atmosphere is also very nice - lots of room around the tables, not "squished in" at all. Just a little loud, but lively as a result.

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Thank Robin N
Omaha, Nebraska
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, elegant crowd an upscale waiters. A lot of attention to detail. I try some of their Tapas menu and was delicious. Small portions but only $5 por plate. We order 2 of each and it was worth it. Great location with close by public parking . Nice place

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Thank Denis H
draddie@verizon.net
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

For several Thursday eves in November, Dettera is offering a Special Menu with Wine pairings. On our evening they featured Scallops (the extra large ones) served with en croute and different sveggies and sauces. Combinations for each setting were unique and surprisingly delicious...as were the paired wine servings. It was great to experience this. Looking forward to another Thursday evening... More 

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Thank Adelaide98
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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337 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Wow! This was a fantastic find. I can't believe we didn't find this awesome restaurant sooner. We loved it. The food is stellar and the service impeccable. Our server Michael was both knowledgeable in wines and food selections and professional while still being friendly. The atmosphere was classy, upscale, but not stuffy. Our meal was simply amazing. We started with... More 

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Thank Sawwhetowls2
Limerick, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Had a couple of appetizers and shared the kennett pizza. Creme brulee for desert was fantastic. Food was wonderful. Service was attentive. Even though it's a wine bar, had a nice selection of craft brews on draft and in bottles.

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Thank Kevin E
Lowell, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We were in Plymouth Meeting for one night only and considered going into Philadelphia for dinner, but since we had already driven for 6 hours we decided to eat locally. After reading the menu online we decided to try it out and booked a reservation. This place definitely did not disappoint. Their wine menu is fantastic with a number of... More 

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Thank Katy6190
Erdenheim, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

This is a trifecta of excellence: service, food/wine, and atmosphere. All servers are very friendly and willing to help with questions and recommendations. The chef personally inspects all food before accepting it into the restaurant. Only the highest quality makes it in even if he has to remove items from the menu for the night. The menu is creative and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
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
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: +1 215-643-0111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?