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Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar

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129 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002-4425
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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Lowell, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Katy6190
Erdenheim, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Jultrunk
Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
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156 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there with a group of friends for dinner. Cocktail choices were plentiful and happy hour pricing appreciated. Service was good, but a bit sluggish - We had a show to catch. Each entrée was very good; plentiful portions and nice presentation. I would like to see a few more choices for entrees on the menu, but overall a very... More 

Thank TeamRoadKill
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful birthday dinner there. The staff, food, and ambience were outstanding . There were 5 of us and each had different items. Every single thing was delicious. After the meal the general manager came over to chat; (I had called earlier to confirm the reservation and to ask about dress code. The response was great: "we care more... More 

1 Thank adajPittsburgh
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

How many times have you ordered a good four course dinner and, when finished, wished that you had just a couple of smaller choices that you really liked. You can have it either way at Dettera. The restaurant is in the business center of Ambler, which has undergone somewhat of an eating renaissance over the past few years. The cozy... More 

1 Thank Warren K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

A friend and I stopped at Dettera's for a light meal before a show at "Act II Playhouse." We were lucky enough to hit happy hour with their $5 glasses of wine and their buck-a-shuck oysters. By the time we got there,they had only one type of oyster,but it was fine. She and I each ordered a glass of wine... More 

Thank elizabeth1900
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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?