Joseph Ambler Inn

4.7
1494 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
  • 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 1494 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnW
Naples
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

This was our second visit to Joseph Ambler Inn, the first last year I would rate as excellent, this year however it was not the same. Our table was fine but it seemed we where forgotten. They brought water to the table but left it up to us to pour and bread was served in a basket with three tabs of butter, frozen on top. There menu was very limited with no specials offer for a Saturday night. It would take a lot to get us back.

Joseph Ambler Inn
Responded 3 days ago

Hello John, thank you for your feedback. As a small business, we are doing our very best to stay open during these times. In compliance with the CDC guidelines for restaurants, we try to limit how much our staff has contact with items that our guests have contact with. This means water carafes on our tables, individually packaged butters and silverware rollups (to name a few). We apologize that your butter was frozen, we would of been more than happy to replace it.

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vipluap
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor area enclosed on the sides but open above which provided plenty of fresh air. Tables situated at least6 to eight feet apart. Plenty of space heaters. Great place to continue to eat out.

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vipLenny
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great meal at a well known establishment. It was my first visit- but it will not be my last. Service was suburb- attending to COVID 19 restrictions were closely adhered to.

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cgabor
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time! Our server Eileen made our night very special! Food was delicious.

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HollyP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always top notch and the ambiance and service amazing. One of you favorite places for a quiet meal or a family get together.

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vipDean
New York Area
223 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our second time back to this wonderful restaurant. The menu selections and food quality was just superb. It was Carol our server that truly made the evening even more enjoyable- her attention to every detail was quite exceptional !

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AnneY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful! Even though guests were scarce, it was still a wonderful experience. We intend to go again over the Christmas holidays.

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Classguy1
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My dining partner and myself dined there for the first time this past Sunday and were very pleased by everything. Our meals (chicken and Salmon) were prepared perfectly and the veggies were crispy just the way I like them. Service and staff were excellent. I can see that we will make this fine place part of our regular dining experience.

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vipDanAdelphia
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Covid layout. Spaced out perfect with heat lamps & the ambience was great. Warm and relaxing. Would not hesitate to recommend to people seeking outdoor dining options. Service and food both were excellent. We will return if we are allowed too :-)

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ChasP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience3

Had a 50 minute wait for our food to be served. One meal was done correct and the other was not cooked properly, the petite steaks one was done correctly (medium) the other was Very rare, and couldn’t be eaten. They did comp the steak lunch after we complained, but the whole experience was horrible. I have never had such a bad experience eating here and is our favorite place to eat. I don’t know what was happening in the kitchen, but they were having a serious problem.

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vipSherriH
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner outside on their side patio. The weather was cool but the heaters kept us warm. The food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. Looking forward to eating there again.

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vipTravelsaround64
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and beautiful surroundings made for a lovely day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extremely happy with our dinner experience. We were there for an anniversary diner and and the evening could not have gone better. Our waiter was Kevin and he could not have been more accommodating. The food was outstanding topped off with a great dessert. We definitely will be back.

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TimL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good result.......ate outside....they have a decent heating system.

Great food!!

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John
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I had the champagne chicken it wasn’t cooked all the way but I’m not complaining everything was good

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vipRicman466
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Ate outdoors, on the terrace. Weather was nice, so heaters, although present were not needed. The tables were situated a comfortable space apart. The food was exceptional, appetizers, dinners, and dessert. Nice beer and wine list to choose from as well. Very well done.

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LeeS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed an early (4:00 p.m.) weeknight dinner at the Joseph Ambler Inn. We are determined to dine outdoors until the pandemic is resolved, and JAI has the best outdoor dining space in our area. We splurged on the sea bass dinner entree and were not disappointed. The fish was perfectly cooked and served on a bed of excellent crab risotto.

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marks1babe
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the price fix menu for lunch. Plenty of options at a moderate price. Excellent choice of cocktails and lovely out door dining made for a wonderful afternoon. Hope to be back

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SeanB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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JamesR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was good, but the french fries were cold. Nothing spoils a good meal more than cold soggy fries

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KathleenP
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect atmosphere and everything was delicious service was excellent

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JoeM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Meal

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artjogor
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We both had Chilean see bass. Taasty and well prepaired. Ate on patio with candels and heaters.Very nice.

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RosemaryH
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful night at the Jos.Ambler Inn. Our table located outside was very safe. Our waitress, Jules was very pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was devine. My husband had the filet and raved about it. I had the Sea Bass,
That was cooked perfectly, accompanied with a crabmeat risotto.
We shared a lovely upside-down apple cake. All in all the entire experience was delightful. One that I hope to duplicate real soon.

Joseph Ambler Inn
Responded on 12 November 2020

Thank you Rosemary for this very thoughtful review! We're very happy to hear about your positive experience and will certainly pass this along to Jules!

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vipKenP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. The food was outstanding and grea service.

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LouM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

JAI is the type of place that you can recommend to friends or guests and not ever be embarrassed. The food and the service is exemplary.

Joseph Ambler Inn
Responded on 12 November 2020

Thank you Lou! We're very happy you feel that way!

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vipeileend
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dine here often because of the quality of the food and the value. Very dependable and polite service, the servers know the menu which always helps. And during this pandemic it is great to have such a charming outdoor setting. The crabcakes are amazing, so is the filet and you MUST save room for the creme brulee, or the chocolate cake (seasonal).

Joseph Ambler Inn
Responded on 12 November 2020

Thank you Eileen for this very thoughtful review! We completely agree! Always save room for creme brulee :-)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Joseph Ambler- it never disappoints. Outdoor dining felt very safe with well placed patio heaters and masked servers. Food, as always, was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We love this place. Watching the deer under the heat lamps with a glass of wine. We tend to share appetizers when we visit though their dinners never disappoint. The bread pudding was especially delicious this evening!

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PatV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was my first visit to the Joseph ambler Inn, but it will not be my last. The service and the food were wonderful.

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vipsween
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a very nice lunch with friends. Great food, great service. Always a go to place for us!

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Momo
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Bar food is better. No need to ever go back. Switched ingredients but said nothing until we commented.

Joseph Ambler Inn
Responded on 27 October 2020

Hi Momo, we're very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal here. We take pride in our menu and do hope that you will give us another chance.

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vipeileend
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, great meat and seafood options, and vegetarian options as well. Awesome desserts.

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JoanL
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were disappointed to find we were seated indoors. We were told we should’ve indicated preference when reserving table but there was no place to do so. We have eaten here many times during Covid and were seated outside when making same reservation on Open Table. Later it was disclosed that open table now indicates outdoors but that once that option is gone it does not indicate indoor seating. How were we to know??? There were four couples at this meal and 2 of the couples had not yet eaten indoors at any restaurant. Disappointed in seating and attitude of hostess. Once eating our evening was more enjoyable.

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Paul
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This is our third time and the chef didn't disappoint us with another great meal.

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vipKaren
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

One of the best outdoor venues in the area but you need to book in advance due to its popularity.

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Michael
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Met here for lunch outside. It was up to its usual high standards.

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Hatborogal
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, Joseph Ambler was excellent. The food was delicious and my omelet was piping hot; perfect!
Our server, Austin was very attentive and friendly.
It was a great birthday lunch for my friend.

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52reasons
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had great apps and drinks to start. Tuna, class. Baked brie. Followed by scallops and filets. Everything was great. Even shared desserts. It is a top notch place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Menu is more casual than in the past more hand held options and fewer entrees
Food is good

FAQs

Joseph Ambler Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1494 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.