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A la Maison Bistro

53 West Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003
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Ranked #4 of 74 restaurants in Ardmore
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Bistro
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ardmore Avenue
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86% Recommend
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English first
Phoenixville, PA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I attended a special event put on at this restaurant. They offered wine and cheese, with pate as a "cocktail hour" type of introduction before sitting. At this point I noticed that everything about this place was top notch. I liked how the restaurant was decorated and was made to feel very comfortable by the owner and staff. Once we... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Live so close to here and have always wanted to try this attractive BYOB in Ardmore, PA. Took my husband for a date night/Father's Day dinner. We were pleasantly surprised by the attractive, eclectic, spacious interior. Our waitress, Christine, was born and raised in France but as American as they come and so cute and nice. We started with the... More

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Santa Fe
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A week night visit without a reservation to this lovely restaurant. We were disappointed that they were out of the halibut special. We settled on the poulet maison and the brook trout. The chicken was extremely moist and the sauce was was very flavorful. My mother said the brook trou was the best she ever had...light with a wonderful sauce.... More

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a great place for French casual food. Nice selection, well prepared, nicely presented. We have been here several times and will return.

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Phila, PA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We have been to A La Maison twice in the last year, the latest time this week. Both experiences were very good. The atmosphere rivals restaurants in Paris, and the service was excellent. The food quality was very good - the bread was crispy on the outside but soft on the inside, the Bettrave salad with beets and goat cheese... More

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The best byob in Ardmore, and probably Philadelphia. Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great for a date (young or old), pretty authentic, worth the wait, make a reservation especially weekend nights or your wait will be very long, or not that night. They don't rush you out (very European). All around a great restaurant. Try the bouillabaisse. Now the... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This restaurant is a very friendly, casual BYOB in Ardmore PA. It serves very nice French cooking. They have homemade pates; a nice selection of cheeses, great deserts and a nice choice of entrees and appetizers. On our last visit my wife and I had a lovely potato leek soup, a very classic French onion soap, a lovely roast venison... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Very good service and attractive atmosphere. While my dining partner found his meal acceptable, the fish I ordered was puny and over cooked. The shrimp bisque was awful - instead of velvety smoothness complemented by tender shrimp, it was was a granular mess tasting oddly of corn and a dominating tarragon. We won't be returning.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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158 reviews 158 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We've only ever gone for lunch because it is a bit expensive. It's a bit pretentious, but the food is excellent. They cut fresh bread for the table from baggettes and serve delicious butter to go with. I had the risotto with mushrooms and chicken today, and it really was fantastic (and I don't often say this about anything). My... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We were surprised when we entered for our 7.00pm reservation A La Maison was hopping. A pleasant touch was a string quartet playing, as long as we were not sitting too close to it. We were a long time being served and a waitress came with apologies that our waitress was overwhelmed. Minnie was a delightful waitress, not too chatty... More

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