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A la Maison Bistro

53 West Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003
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Ranked #5 of 74 Restaurants in Ardmore
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ardmore Avenue
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We've dined here twice, both times as part of a 'double-date' with another couple. This is a nice choice for a BYOB on the Main Line if you like French food without pretension. On the most recent outing I had lovely steak frites and was happily served a filet complete with Bearnaise. Is this the best restaurant on the Main... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have dined here twice with the same small group of friends and we thoroughly enjoyed both experiences. We have had the different types of pate (each has a personal favorite and recommend a selection; beef bourguignon, salmon, duck, cassoulet, etc. The waiters have been polite, interesting and extremely helpful. My friends bring the wine. So impressed have we been... More

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Radnor, PA
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have been there 5 times over the past few years, because it is reminiscent of a real French bistro. The ambiance is delightful and the food well above average. Alas, the prices are also above average! The service staff is courteous and knowledgeable. If you bring a good wine to this BYOB, be sure to ask for large glasses... More

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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A La Maison was once a favorite place for my husband and I. We have been to this restaurant many times with friends on various occasions, however, I am sad to say that I will not step foot into A La Maison again. I will let all of my friends know of my horrible experience and response (or rather, lack... More

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews 101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you enjoy classical French cuisine, this is the place to go in the suburban Philadelphia area. The dishes were classically prepared and the taste was very close to what you would find in France, especially the frites. There are so many wonderful choices, including the specials of the day, that it's difficult to make a choice when ordering your... More

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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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