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Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar

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129 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002
+1 215-643-0111
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Skippack, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Met friends here on a Friday night. The bar and restaurant were packed. We finally got a seat at the bar about 20 minutes in. My husband wasn't crazy with the beer selection but my martini was pretty good. The bartenders were super friendly/ The food was good, not great. We would go back and give it another try.

Thank J B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been our local "go to" for fancy occasions or when we just want to treat ourselves. We consider ourselves regulars and have have preferred wait staff who we ask for - and have always been accommodated. The menu is seasonal and while limited is always diverse and interesting. We've never had a bad meal, rarely have ever not... More 

Thank Milan Z
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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230 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

It was very busy in Ambler, but we licked out and got a table in the bar area. The wine is reasonably priced and the food was very good. They had a Prix Fix menu, but we could also order ala carte from that menu. We chose 2 items as well as the octopus appetizer, and everything was delicious and... More 

Thank Dwaine S
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 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!

Thank jmapatterson
Montgomery, Texas
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197 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

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.

Thank SPK1951
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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184 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

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.

Thank LaRa12
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
31 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.

Thank Robin N
Omaha, Nebraska
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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

Thank Denis H
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

Thank Adelaide98
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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350 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?