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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
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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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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
Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 June 30, 2016

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 

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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
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?