Joseph Ambler Inn

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Tucked away on 12 acres of lawns & gardens, the Joseph Ambler Inn is the ideal setting for a truly exceptional dining experience. Featuring award winning contemporary American cuisine & an extensive wine list. The Dining room is located in the renovated stone barn & features hardwood floors, exposed stone walls, & historic ambiance. The Inn also offers casual dining and happy hour specials in our JPub. We offer BYOWine on Friday and Sunday evenings. Tables in the JPub are on a first come first served basis. Terrace dining is also available in the warmer months.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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CBraun
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal!

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BradD
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent feel and touch for a rustic and cozy PA B&B with excellent restaurant and bar

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RayR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We very much enjoyed our dinner. Definitely will return

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vipHughB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Server was horrible. Never checked with us after our drinks arrived. Literally had to stop her to get the check. Absolute worst experience for a waitress I ever had

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DougR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. The service and atmosphere are fantastic. Highly recommend.

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AlexL
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Excellent taste in entrees and desserts. With very good taste comes very expensive prices.

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jk09
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and quiet place for a delicious business lunch.

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food- the best burger I have had in a long time. Cooked perfection. Very awesome service!

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JenniferW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The restaurant is very pretty and well decorated. Upon arrival to the hotel, we were told the restaurant was open until 10 (which is stated on website) but when we went to the restaurant to make a reservation, we were told they close at 9. The hostess was very firm about this time. We arrived for dinner at 8:15. The server was gruff and a bit cold. She seems a little annoyed that we were there (we were the last seating of the night and I think they all wanted to go home). Food was good. Scallops were delicious. We also ordered a filet cooked medium. It came out very well done. We also had breakfast there and that was very nicely done and the morning staff was very pleasant.
In general, the atmosphere and attitude of the restaurant in the evening did not match the warm, welcoming feeling from the rest of the Inn.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with JAI experience.

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RobinsonE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice intimate place to have lunch. The food was excellent and the service was superb

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vipjpershing2
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent fine dining experience at JAI!

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vipBILL
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful -- even the prix fix menu was good

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CyndieM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

My husband and I got married at Joseph Amber Inn and we love dining there. However our most recent experience was very disappointing. The food was slightly cold, our table was very small and cramped, and the service wasn’t great. We felt extremely rush, almost like our business wasn’t appreciated at all. Very disappointing experience.

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Kanes
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This has been one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Service was very slow and the food was Mediocre at best. It seemed the lamb chops over seasoned to the point of not being able to taste the lamb. The duck dumplings were not dumplings but a lot of fried wonton with very little if any duck the sauce also overpowered any taste. . And fried beyond crunch. The best part of the meal was the apple rose for dessert . The service was extremely spotty. I need to think long and hard before I would come back for a special occasion. There was little value for a $ 200 meal. So disappointing

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MichaelD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had Valentines Day dinner at JAI. Food and service were both good, however we were never informed (until we sat down at the table) that it would be an $85 pp fixed price meal! We were both upset by this and felt like we were being taken advantage of, and will definitely not be going back there for any kind of holiday dinner. Most other times we have dined there have been very favorable experiences.

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PeterB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was ok. Meal was hot. The crepe was cool.
Denise, our server was excellent
Open table should have told us that it was a fixed price menu

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vipPeterA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

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JeanD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Valentine Day Luncheon at the Jos Ambler Inn. The food was excellent, cooked to perfection, service was wonderful, and loved the ambiance of the room. Will be going back again, and looking forward to taking family for Easter.

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Rhoda
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were here for lunch. the food was good and the service was very nice and accomodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food
Great service

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slee
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I planned a quiet dinner for two with a friend. Great atmosphere in a historical building. Food was typical american cuisine and decent but not great for the price. Noise level became louder as more guests filled the dining room. I would possibly dine here again and avoid busy times when occasion calls for good ambiance.

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MaggiH
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Six diners tonight and we all chose seafoods: Yuengling battered cod, mixed seafood pappardelle, Bronzino, salmon. All dishes were delicious and portions were perfect. Our only incident was a 12 inch ribbon of printed tape (probably a wrap from a lettuce head) which appeared in the Caesar salad of one diner. You graciously comped the wine, salad and dessert for this person, which was appreciated and appropriate.
We enjoyed the ambience which allowed us to have conversations without raised voices. Also the room was warm enough to be comfortable. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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Mike
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Great ambiance, friendly staff, nice bar/bistro and inviting dining room with superb food. Looking forward to our return visit.

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Robert
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you enjoy a quiet evening sharing an excellent dinner from an imaginative venue Joseph ambler in is a great place… Ambience is wonderful the old restored in is a beautiful place to share a meal with friends Family or business

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RWolk
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for dinner for the first time to celebrate my birthday with husband & parents. Sundays are BYOB so we brought some wine and enjoyed the delicious food here! Quiet atmosphere, good for conversation. Would recommend for any special occasion!

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chrisj
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, service was great. The only thing that was disappointing was I had a reservation and our table was right in the middle of restaurant with a wood post right next to the tale. A lot of activity and servers and customers walking by all night long. Even with that said still had a nice night and good food and service.

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dinnerout
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very good and food was delicious. Atmosphere was nice they had a piano man playing when you walked in.

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JaneM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Were not greeted very pleasantly and server was not very attentive in addition to incorrect order

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NoName
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on the early side of dinner time on a Friday night so we had the luxury of not many people at dinner. Food was very good and the service at both the bar and our table was excellent.

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Terri17
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my good friend here for lunch for her birthday. We were seated next to a fireplace. The meal was great and so was the service. The Joseph Ambler Inn remains one of our favorite restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Our waiter Kevin was great!

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Linda
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love it there. The food was great. The room was great and it was a beautiful setting to watch the snow from the front porch!

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CBraun
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual!!

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CherylB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I had the Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass. It was WONDERFUL!!
Also, the ambience was very good.

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vipRichP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding dinner!! Our server Denise was great and the food was excellent!!

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KenM
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is located in the Joseph Ambler Inn. It was quiet and romantic. The food and service were excellent. We will be back!

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BarbaraR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great last minute reservation for New Years Eve- the menu was nice and the service was good.

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SandyW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

There was a limited menu on New Year's Eve. I sent my steak back three times and still could not get a medium well cook on it, it was served rare. They did take $40 off the $99 price tag, but considering the limited menu I would have thought they'd be able to cook a steak properly. The vegetables were nothing special. It was not worth the price tag. The ladies room had a sink falling off the wall and bugs in the lights. They need to put a little bit of money back into upkeep. A disappointment considering we were looking forward to a special night.

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