Joseph Ambler Inn

4.5
1812 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Tucked away on 12 acres of lawns & gardens, the Joseph Ambler Inn is the ideal setting for a truly memorable dining experience. Contemporary American cuisine, featuring a wide variety of casual and traditional menu offerings. The Dining room is located in the renovated stone barn & features hardwood floors, exposed stone walls, & farmstyle ambiance. Tables in the JPub are on a first come first served basis. Terrace dining is also available in the warmer months.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1812 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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DebbieK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

For a Wednesday night, it was somewhat busy which is great to see. Service was really good. Food is always delicious. Was very cold in the dining room.

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RonG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food. Great setting. Great service.

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fishfan
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice meal......Rose Valley Cosmo is a great drink.

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NikiM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Our server was great (he was the bartender). My omelet was a little over cooked, but still good!

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

First time I went, service was good. The second time, the wait staff was friendly but they did not ask about drink refills and service was slow. Both times, the food was a bit boring.

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live2dine
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Warm cozy, quiet and it was Saturday and dining room was full. Excellent service and food.

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BillR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service as we have come to expect

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TerryC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

May our server was delightful. She allowed us plenty of time to chat and eat our meals at a leasurely pace. The food was delicious. It was a lovely afternoon. We will do it again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu is small and simple, but I think because of that the food is astounding. My husband got the lamb shank, which was phenomenal, and I got the filet mignon which was cooked to perfection. I will always recommend this place as both a place to stay and a place to eat

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JonathanM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing! Service, food and atmosphere!

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vipdiningout
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Paul was very attentive and provided excellent service. The food was very good- we had a wonderful evening out at the Joseph Ambler inn.

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anxioustraveler1
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was mote crowded than we anticipated. A bit uncomfortable with Covid still around. Not everyone was masked, that was not sitting a table.

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KathyM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had lunch on a quiet, early January afternoon. Beautifully decorated, wonderful historic atmosphere.
Our server Colleen, was gracious and attentive. The BEST cream of tomato soup we ever had. Crab and asparagus omelette and fish and chips platter were plentiful and outstanding. Enjoyed a mini self tour of a few of the other dining spaces. The bar area looked inviting and well stocked.

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vipJoeD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice as usual

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vipRoyB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Really pretty place with good service. But the food was just okay

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

No tablecloth or centerpiece. Great food and service as usual.

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vipJenniferC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time there and we celebrated NYE. Will definitely go back! Such a cozy warm atmosphere. Food was delicious.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Service was as expected on Néw Year’s Eve. The three filets were excellent but the lamb chops were quite disappointing. The rest of the food was fine.
A little bit pricey for what you get.

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inncredibles
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

When I called to check on New Year’s Eve menus, they said it’s their everyday menu which was available online. However, when my party and I arrived we noticed it was a different menu, which the waitress confirmed. Given that 3 of the 5 of us had decided on a dish now replaced, it was a big disappointment. The food was not exceptional and the ambiance surprisingly muted for New Year’s Even — no decorations, nothing to denote a special occasion.

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Neffers
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

NYE dinner
Small plates for healthier portion size. Good drinks and child friendly. Tables were a little closer than we would have liked in a social distancing world

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vipTheresaB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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AdamC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good place but this is not fine dinning
Server was great but the runner just look beat down.
Overall good experience

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vipsusanB
New England
28 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great wait staff and delicious food. The wonky flaw was that we had a very long wait to get our entrees.

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LyndaS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to have lunch and dinner. The food is always perfection and the wait staff of front desk personnel is second to none.

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TimC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Our server Sean said he had only been there for 3 weeks but seemed like a natural! Crab cakes were amazing, cocktails incredible, and the cheesecake we had was out of this world!

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MrandMrsM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Dining room was full. Waitress/hostess was very prompt. Food was average. Good friends made experience better. Would go back when not so crowded to try other items on menu.

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GloriaL
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great rustic, homey atmosphere and upscale at the same time. Nice place for a xmas luncheon with friends.

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vipsherric
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed our lunch in the midst of a busy Sunday preparing for the holidays. Our server and all staff were very friendly and accommodating despite being short handed. Our meals were delicious, the salmon entree and the omelet, and minor changes to the items due to diet issues were happily made. Their menu is so great it was difficult to choose. One suggestion would be to provide better tea service. A restaurant of this caliber should provide a small teapot and a variety of better tea choices including quality black tea choices.

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vipdinewme
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All staff members were very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent. I highly recommend the brie appetizer and the Chilean sea bass with pea and crab risotto.

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JanO
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolutely delicious meal: rare filet mignon with gorgonzola, beautifully piped mashed potatoes, and perfectly-done carrots and green beans. Every mouthful was enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great business gathering at The Joseph Ambler Inn. Thank you to their team for the great food and service.

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Smitty
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Price Fix an excellent bargain for lunchgoers: food was wonderful and plentiful.

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vipNickname
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal and overall experience! Service was excellent and so was the food. Always a great experience.

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tiara58
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Every December my husband and I are in the area for Christmas shopping and holiday events, and we stay at JAI. The food is always fabulous, the rooms are so cozy and we love staying over.

JM
JudyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful setting with excellent food and great service.

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Foodie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

Hopefully they get the heavy handed salt in some of the food corrected.
JAI will always be my favorite restaurant in the area and hope it continues.

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Thomas
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was efficient and servers were pleasant. Ambience was perfect for the Holiday spirit. The menu had a nice selection for lunch, and the food was delicious.

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vipDean
New York Area
275 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another fabulous dinner at this wonderful Inn. The Crab cake & Salmon were spectacular. The Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Pie was the best I’ve ever had. Denise, our server was so personable & attentive that she made the evening even more enjoyable !

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vipAAg08
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We dined in the dining room and under the current circumstances, the tables and guests could have been spread more out. It was very close.

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vipgocats
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit since COVID. A very enjoyable meal with great food and service. They haven't lost a beat. Have always loved this place.

FAQs

Joseph Ambler Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 1812 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.