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Finally had dinner at Dettera!


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Finally had dinner at Dettera!

AmblerGirl | Sep 30, 2010 05:58 PM

Dettera has been around for a little over a year and alot has been said about the restaurant. The atmosphere is undeniably gorgeous, their drinks ans apps are good, but its been discussed on these boards as really pricey and franky not worth the money. When I first stopped into Deterra for drinks the first thing that caught my eye was a $47 veal chop on the menu and at that point I planned never to have dinner there... no dinner is worth that much money! Well, I went there for a work dinner and was really happy. The first thing I notice was the prices. Prices were much more in line, I think they changed up the menu. This week they are offering $28 for a 3 course meal. Since I was on an expense account I odered off the regular menu. I ordered the veal chop, and it was only around $30 which while not cheap is much more reasonable. I think that was the top of the price, most were in the $20-$30 range. It was delicous, perfectly cooked with a nice glaze (worth $30 but not wirth $47!). I also got the "bacon and eggs" appetizer. Honestly it was the best thing I have eaten in ages - pork belly, perfectly cooked oozy egg, frisee salad. Maybe I'm biased because it was the first time I ever tried pork belly` but wow was that good! We also had a fabulous cheese and salumi plate. Others at my table were happy with their dishes as well, the peking duck looks fabulous! Overall I was really happy and I would say that the owners have really taken the critism to heart. Service was great, I think I would even go back.... and not even on an expense account :)

Dettera Wine Restaurant & Bar
129 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002

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