Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.5
1631 reviews
$30 and under
American
DETTERA restaurant and wine bar brings sophisticated dining to downtown Ambler. Merging progressive American cuisine with wine bar chic in a beautifully restored, historic building offering upscale casual dining on an outside deck with a brick fireplace, a first floor dining level open to a curving black granite bar with over-sized round banquettes. The second floor dining room offers a relaxed atmosphere with pillow filled banquettes, a romantic fireplace, and a beautiful view of the Ambler theater. Wine selection offers over 50 wines by the glass and more than 200 by the bottle. The menu puts a heavy focus on seasonality, sustainability, and the sourcing of locally farmed produce. DETTERA also maintains their own herb and spice garden daily. A great find for that special dining occasion or even light fare and a glass of wine after the theater.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1631 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipLowergwyneddfamily
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great...quality has not changed. Enjoyed the Margret Duck Breast.

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Foodie
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

A bit loud but the food was amazing! Will definitely be back

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BobL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very simply excellent food in a well appointed setting with attentive service.

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Natalie
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jared was amazing! We were greeted immediately. Received drinks, apps, and meals all in a timely manor. We’ll definitely be back!

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SolMan
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Year’s Eve at Dettera- great menu by Chef Jeffrey Powers - creative, perfectly executed, and with beautiful presentations. Service was great.

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BobC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasantly surprised......excellent overall...one very minor beef....add more vegetables to the chicken entree....thanks and safe regards

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vipValerieH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening and enjoyable meal, drinks and atmosphere. Can’t wait to go again.

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TishL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and great service.

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John4321
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was excellent, our server Diane was very attentive and professional, the host was very gracious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

The upstairs rug was not very appealing. I thought it was going to be beautifully decorated for Christmas and it was a disappointment. Good was delicious and service was excellent!!!

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vipSusanM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food and ambience in the heart of Ambler.

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Mjploveslife
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visit and is now instantly one of my favorite restaurants! The wine list is as good as any high end place I’ve been to throughout the US. Starting with cheese board is the way to go, then over to the mushroom toast (umami goodness!!) and we had the short rib, cauliflower flatbread and tBone pork. And the service was outstanding. Just a great night! Thanks Dettera!

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chicklet
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food and drinks are always so good. Nice date night spot.

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vipCarolW
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect!!! Food, service, ambiance… can’t wait to return!

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molarman
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent friendly skilled service. That always makes for a pleasant dining experience. Novel presentation of grilled Caesar Salad. The pickled onions gave the salad a delightful boost. Bucatini with scallops was flavorful and the pasta al dente. The salmon was flavorful, perfectly cooked, with a delightful crisp skin. And we appreciate not having the nuances of flavor in the food not masked by heat. We will return.

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vipWilson
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was good. But the service was very slow, and this was not a busy night, and we were early diners. Don’t believe it was our server but some sort of problem with the kitchen. In any case it should not have taken 45 minutes to deliver two hamburgers and fries.

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vipJimP
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

As always, food was delicious and plentiful. My homemade bucatini was outstanding as was the octopus salad I had as my appetizer. Love the wine menu and the cocktails are outstanding. We love this place and return regularly.

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vipSuburbanFoodie36
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner at Dettera. Everything was top-notch: the cocktails, the appetizer, entrees, and service. We got the Mushroom Toast to share and it was spectacular. I got the evening's special (short ribs), which was fabulous - well seasoned, tender, not dried out or too fatty. My husband got the lamb and was also very happy. Will absolutely be back!

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NORMAM
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious, server most accommodating, and the overall dining experience terrific. Will definitely be back.

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TimH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, Dettera is firing on all cylinders. Exec Chef Jeffrey Powers continues to lead a wonderful kitchen of delicious flare. The service is impeccible, and the liquids and mixed and/or poured with meticulousness. The beauty of all the natural wood is very relaxing.

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TrevaB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Dettera. It's expensive, but always really good and the staff are wonderful.

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ShawnC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing - service was friendly and the knowledge our waiter had of the cheeses and wine was perfect. We will be back

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GregT
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Noah was our waiter, and he took very good care of us. He made great recommendations for both the appetizers, and entrees.

The food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The swordfish dish and dorade fish dish were out of this world delicious ! Our waiter was superior! Love the atmosphere …

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun, good food, nice people

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AnneA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Fun, full and loud! Food was delicious. We were too close to the bar so very difficult to hear anything. But very energetic experience!

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JosieG
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a great evening with friends. Dinner was really outstanding based on our previous experiences. Dettera has always been good but last night was great. We had pasta with short ribs ragu, swordfish entree and pork chop. Fruita di mare and mushroom toast as appetizers were delicious. Food came out hot and delicious. Cocktails were great too. Five star experience last night. Thanks to our server Diane and the young runner for their great service...everything was wonderful!

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vipFoodie67
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great seasonal cocktails! Love the new full menu additions!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I always enjoy our dinners at Dettera. The food is excellent.

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jimM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

excellent food and service. good wines. would dine again

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MSCC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor seating is so beautiful and cozy with heaters and fireplace. Drinks and food were delicious. Very accommodating, excellent service. Highly recommend.

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vipChris
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lexi served us at the bar and she’s always the tops!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the cozy outdoor seating by the fireplace. The new seasonal menu is delish, especially the Bucatini pasta with bay scallops. A must have is the Blood Orange Martini. You can’t drink just one. 🧡

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Jeanette
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food great service from the hostess to our waitress…..drinks were good

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vipErinT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely time here for an anniversary dinner. There was quite a long delay between our apps and entrees due to an error but we enjoyed the ambience so much that it was almost welcomed. The server was very apologetic and made sure our first round of drinks was covered, and truly it could not have been a more lovely experience. Food was OUTSTANDING.

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DianD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The classiest dining site in ambler. Over visited many on the main drag. You will not be disappointed. DD

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Absolutely Most Amazing Raw Oysters I Ever Had

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ArtB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was beyond incredible, best ceasar salad , and salmon. Great waitress. I eat out 5 nights a week most of my life, heavily involved in sports reffing and coaching, alot of dinners out. Highly recommend Dettera.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food is always good, drinks were very well made. The only issue we had was our waitress wasn't very attentive. She didn't come over to ask how the drinks were or to ask how the food came out. Besides that great place

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vipValerieH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stumbled across the gem via Open Table. Expectations exceeded! Service was spot on and the chef prepared the duck perfectly! Cannot wait to come back again

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Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1631 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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