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Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Wine Bar
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129 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002-4425
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every dish we've tried has been carefully prepared and presented with the best possible ingredients. Amazing attention to detail. The most awesome local by-the-glass wine list. Attentive staff assist the overall positive experience.

Thank Pierre R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On Tuesday night at Dettera you can count on a variety of small plates that span the menu to give you a better idea of what you might love, but not normally order if you are a creature of habit. I always sit at the bar for the small plates menu. Our bartender has become a resource for recommendations and... More 

Thank Melissa S
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sitting at the bar when Justin and Chris work it is a lot of fun. Both are excellent and understand the essence of keeping us happy. Bar menu is very good and have never had a bad meal. Really enjoy the happy hour and location in Ambler. HIghly recommend.

Thank Hans D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upscale menu that varies by season. Fantastic bar with Chris,Jason and Nicole. Its a great place to socialize and enjoy simply the best food. The menu is sophisticated, the food well prepared and the wine list to die for. All in All the best of Montgomery County.

Thank pontone
Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had another fantastic meal at Dettera last evening! We had talked this restaurant up to a couple of our friends who had never been. Murphy's Law is that usually when you do that you wind up going on an "off-night." But not Dettera! Food was delicious, service was great (as usual), and all four of us left the restaurant having... More 

Thank Michael M
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food, great atmosphere, friendly staff - definitely worth a visit if you're in Ambler. A little bit pricey, but if the rest of the menu was like the food we had, I'd say it's worth it.

Thank Megan M
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Took my parents when they recently visited us. They expected us to take them to center city but we decided Detmer was just as good and it came through for us. The grilled octopus was so good they were sorry they hadn't ordered it. They had the buratta and were happy with that. Dad loved his lamb chops. My duck... More 

Thank SHWall
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The food and drinks are excellent. I've been coming here for about 4 years and in the last year or so the only criticism is the music selection. The pandora station isn't consistent with the vibe of an upscale wine bar - jazz or something more ambient is appropriate, not steppenwolf. The music is more for a regular bar, and... More 

1 Thank Stacy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We had lunch at Deterra on Easter Sunday. They offered an abbreviated Ala Carte menu along with a sumptuous buffet brunch. We chose the menu because we rarely get value from buffets. We have had meals and happy hour snacks at Deterra at least 30 times since they first opened and had some fine meals, but this meal was off... More 

1 Thank FrankDR1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Wonderful food, varied size menu items. Great atmosphere.....plus oysters! Very fun bar with great drinks....

1 Thank snmdisston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Wine Bar
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
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 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002-4425
  • Public Transportation: Ambler train station less than five blocks.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Ambler
  • Phone Number: 2156430111

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